Excellent location, ocean front room gives you amazing view. If you are on upper two stories you can leave your door open at night and listen to the surf just 50 yards away. Adjacent to two great places to eat (Trees and Hukilau Lanai) and Whalers General Store. Furnishings are tired, but work fine. Nice to have fridge, microwave, and ability to prepare simple meals in room or BBQ outside.
"Beautiful hotel, kind staff, and perfect location"
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. So much so that when our plans changed later in the trip, we chose to go back and stay another night at this hotel. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The hotel itself is right next to the beach (we watched the sun rise every morning) and we enjoyed the pool/hut tub and hammocks in the courtyard. The location is perfect, not far from the airport and not far if you want to spend the day in Princeville or other northern areas. All-in-all we loved the hotel and would highly recommend it to others.
The rooms are wonderfully clean, we had a standard with a king bed and were delighted that the room has a fridge. Continental breakfast, the fire pit and the beach on property made this a very cozy stay for 4 nights!
The house was much larger than we expected, and had every amenity of home (but for shampoo). The owners (and really everyone we met in the town of Pahala) were incredibly warm and welcoming. We will come again.
This is a great little hotel at a great price. It is basic and a little old fashion, but it delivered on all the things that are important to me: spotlessly clean, comfortable, great water pressure, somewhere to sit (other than the bed), a great view (and every room has a balcony), the hotel and surrounding area felt safe, and excellent location overall (there are two grocery stores, and multiple coffee shops and restaurants within a 5 minutes walk). The rooms have a good sized mini-fridge, a proper full-size coffee maker all the basic kitchenware you could possibly need (cutlery, plates, glasses even wines glasses and a corkscrew), but there is no place to cook in the room (there is a communal bbq outside)
Some of the limitations of this hotel are the following (none of these things bothered me, but for the purposes of a review, they could be deal-breakers for other people, so I'll include them.) There is no a/c, no tv and no phone. The ocean right in front of the hotel is rocky and not appropriate for swimming. Noise carries a bit from the hallway - if you are a light sleeper I wouldn't recommend staying on the first floor. The hotel isn't modern - e. g. the bathroom fixtures could use updating - but if you really care about bathroom fixtures you shouldn't be looking at a 2-star class hotel.
If you're vacation hotel priorities are "clean, comfy and good location" this is the place for you.
Angela from BC
On the East side of the Garden Isle of Kauai between the historic towns of Kapaa and Wailua rests an oceanfront getaway like …More
I stayed in 1 bedroom kitchenette suite. Suite was spacious and comfortable. Nice pool. Only bad thing I can point out is they try hard to convince you to attend time share presentation when picking up parking pass. Resort is right next to the ocean but the beach is small and has course beach - not suitable for swimming or sunbathing but OK for walks. Lydgate beach is 5 minute drive away.
We were winging the room thing in Kauai and found his hotel on Expedia, price was right for a newly renovated room, the decor was stylish and having a brand new kitchen with the eating bar and stainless steel appliances was a bonus. The pool was quaint but very well kept and a pleasure to swim and suntan (very private). We were pretty much the only guest staying a the 52 unit hotel the reason being is the other half of the hotel is under construction and this is probably deterring other guest. We were gone most of the days so constructions wasn't a problem for us and with not many guest around we pretty much had our own little Paradise. When we return to Kauai we will definitely re-booked in the other phase which will be on the ocean view side.
Pono Kai is an older property that is very well maintained and an excellent bang for your dollar when it comes to traveling with family to Hawaii. My husband is European and I’ve traveled the world over with him in our 26 years together. we LOVED the property! We loved the mature landscape, the cleanliness of our entire condo (A207 - oceanfront), the friendliness of the staff, and the other guests. I was awake and on our balcony every morning by 5:30 am for the spectacular sunrises, to see the locals and tourist out on the walking path getting their morning exercise in - it was fabulous. We loved the chickens and cats - - this property takes care of their cats and has them spayed and neutered and feeds them daily. They are not ferial cats. If you want on onsite spa, shopping, restaurants, and a true 5-Star experience go north to the St. Regis, you want a very nice place to stay for a great price go to Pono Kai. Mahalo – Andrea A.
Andrea from Great Northwest
This Kapaa beachfront condominium resort in Kauai is one half-mile from Coconut MarketPlace shops and less than 8 miles from …More
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