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Kauai Shores Hotel

3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Lae Nani Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
ZAR 3,278

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420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, 96746, HI, United States of America
  • great atmosphere and perfect location. cute retro upgrade of an older motel turned into…

    Sep 15, 2021

  • Great views and the most comfortable hotel bed I've every slept on. The front desk was…

    Sep 12, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 200 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Lae Nani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 30 min walk
  • Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Kauai Museum - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Kalapaki Beach - 7.4 mi / 12 km
The property is closed between March 1 and April 4.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, Pool View
  • Standard Room
  • Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Garden View with Kitchenette
  • Room, Garden View

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Lae Nani Beach - 4 min walk
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 30 min walk
  • Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Kauai Museum - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Kalapaki Beach - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Nawiliwili Bay - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Nawiliwili Harbor - 7.9 mi / 12.6 km
  • Kilohana Plantation - 8 mi / 12.8 km
  • Wailua Falls - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km

Getting around

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) - 12 min drive
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420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, 96746, HI, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 200 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 4 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • 24-hour business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Closed captioned TV

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Lava Lava Beach Club - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.29 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Sporting facilities or equipment
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room coffee
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 20 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 2.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - TA-187-270-1440-01

Also known as

  • Hotel Kauai Sands
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Kapaa
  • Kauai Sands
  • Kauai Sands Hotel
  • Kauai Sands Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Sands Kapaa
  • Sands Hotel Kauai
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Hotel
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Kapaa
  • Kauai Shores Hotel Hotel Kapaa

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Kauai Shores Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between March 1 and April 4.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Lava Lava Beach Club offers beachfront dining, local cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Hukilau Lanai (5-min walk), Passion Bakery Cafe (5-min walk), and Kintaro Japanese Restaurant (5-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Kauai Shores Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden.
  • 6,0.Good

    3 star hotel, lacks distinctiveness

    Room was clean. Beds and pillows were uncomfortable, linens a bit “cheap”. Nice to have washer and dryer close, but not in the same room as the microwave (disgusting “fish” smell). Good vibe at night with Lava restaurant and live music. Beach is average. Nice to have bike rentals to tour close by. Concierge service is superb. Ask him for tour and restaurant recommendations when planning the trip. Receptionists are kind and knowledgable. In the middle (east) of Kauai, 40 min to either the north or south shore

    3 night family trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Loved It!

    Loved our stay. Great vibe, on the beach, clean rooms, friendly staff. Lava Lava the on-site restaurant is amazing.

    Reed, 4 night trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Making Hawaii affordable again!

    Great value for money! Good for couples and families who don’t need the posh resorts, live music every night and adjacent restaurant & bar is right on the beach. Beach itself is really nice. Lawn games & happy hour available. Also good restaurants, market, and shops nearby!

    Marc, 3 night trip, Aug 29, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We will 100% be back.

    I think this is like a goldilocks kind of hotel. Not too fancy, but certainly not a dump... just right. Clean rooms and a comfortable bed. My girlfriend said the hotel was "so cute" when we got there. The parking lot can get a little stressful and packed at night, but it's free. The beach is just a stone's throw away and it's a mellow environment. I thought the restaurant was amazing; they make high-quality food and cocktails all with a fantastic view of the ocean. I can't wait to go back.

    Kristina, 4 night trip, Aug 22, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Generally nice, basic resort but we had an issue with our toilet shifting when sitting down. The rest of the room was fine, bed was fairly comfy. The balcony was quite spacious so that was nice. There's also live music every night from 6-9 pm at the onsite restaurant but the food/drink prices are quite high/overpriced.

    Joshua, 1 night trip, Aug 18, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Sachiyo, 2 night trip, Aug 17, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location!

    Great location and great hotel for a family (the kitchenette and full fridge in the room was helpful). Not the most up to date fixtures in the bathroom (the shower head was super low) but the location more than made up for it! Great views of the beach from the hotel, pool, and the hotel restaurant. The waves were pretty big when we were visiting, so not the best spot to swim with younger kids (we drove to a small bay near by which was great), but still a beach where you can put your feet in the water. Walking distance to a shopping center with a few restaurants, a small market with a nice deli counter, and touristy stores.

    2 night family trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Family vacay

    Front desk not so friendly on arrival, however this was just one person. Concierge needs improvement. Location was great, room was average. Housekeeping, not so good

    Victoria, 6 night family trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Kauai Fun Stay

    Had a great stay at Kauai Shores. Loved the central location of the property and the easy-going feel of the hotel. Lava Lava Beach Club is fun too and always poppin!

    Russell, 2 night trip, Jul 18, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Who needs a fancy and expensive hotel?

    Why stay in a fancy hotel when you can stay for half the price here where it is centrally located? It is a simple hotel with no bells and whistles. I loved that when we arrived at 1 pm I was expecting that we would have to leave our baggage with them so we can start exploring, since checkin was at 4pm. They actually got us in within an hour. They have bikes you can borrow for free, and they will practically give you whatever you need like towels, etc. The Lava Lava Restaurant is located there. Their mai-tai is yummy but the food is not. I’m glad we only went there for appetizers. The poke at the Ishihara Market was way better & cheaper than it was here. The Coconut Marketplace is a short walk away as well as other eateries along with the fancier restaurants inside the adjacent resorts. Our tour guides would tell us that it’s good we chose a centrally located hotel where we can go west within an hour or north within an hour. Bottom line, it’s good place to sleep & shower then you are out about to explore the beautiful island of Kauai.

    4 night family trip, Jul 9, 2021

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