Ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
70% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

good location with private owner

Posted Oct 19, 2014
Cons: Private owners cleaning crew could do their job properly!
this for us was a very nice place which provided the calm relaxing peaceful Kauai experience we wanted. The unit didn't have a ocean view but to us that wasn't necessary . Pool and spa where right there and that's what we wanted. The unit just was neglected on the cleaning side. Furniture was nicer than it was in the past at other units.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Roger Waltersfrom Pono kai,Kapaa HI

Posted Sep 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
It was very hot and humid during our visit. There was NO AIR CONDITIONING in any of the rooms. It was miserable sleeping conditions with even having all the windows open. Luckily for us friends were staying at their timeshare at the same resort and all their units did have air, so we slept on their fold out couches. We used our rooms only to shower. waste of good money. The resort itself had top of the line improvements like granite tops etc but without air its just a waste
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

広くて良かった

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: 買い物に便利
Cons: 洗濯機が部屋の中にあればもっと良かった
Location: 良かった
洗濯機が部屋の中にあればもっと良かった。 眺めも良かった。 クーラーが無かったのであればもっと良かった。
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, beautiful sandy beach.

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Pros: Beach, pool, hot tub, and close to town.
Cons: Less roosters
Location: bike rentals next door, beach and pathway out front, shopping and resturants right there, close to safeway and longs.
3 out of 5
by Joyfrom Ann Arbor

pono kai private owner

Posted Jan 13, 2014
Pros: the place itself is a nice place in a nice location.
Cons: updating.
Location: near downtown Kapaa within walking distance. and right on the ocean.
we have stayed at Pono Kai many times before , this time it was a private owner. we had no towel service no cleaning service, and no air conditioning. it was also advertised as a queen bed, which it was not. we had to wash our own towels in a coin operated laundry at the end of the hall. this is used by all in the building , so good luck with that. Had we known this before our stay we would have stayed elsewhere. for the price we paid , we could have stayed in a much nicer place. live and learn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jimfrom Marlton, New Jersey

Great place to stay

Posted Sep 24, 2013
Pros: Grounds, Rooms, Kitchen, View, Barbeque grill, landscaping.
Location: Hanalei, Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Opaekaa Falls, Kilohana Luau, Spouting Horn, Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Snorkling on Coconut Coast.
Vacation of a lifetime. Close to shopping. Great Views. Close to supermarket and within walking distance of a small food market (Pono Market) that makes great food including Pork Lai Lai
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Salomonfrom Kauai

Posted Sep 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was a pleasant stay, the lady on the phone was very helpful and friendly. Thank you very much
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Can't get any closer to the surf, but...

Posted Aug 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
The location is very good. You can't get any closer to the surf but the room was very dated and tattered. The acoustics in the room are poor. The sounds carry from all adjoining rooms. The furniture was not very comfortable. Would not book that room again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Greatest adventure in Kauai

Posted Jul 14, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Thin walls and ceiling transfer virtually every noises from naighbors
Location: Kapaa is a nice old town and convenient to various activities
Convenient location for shopping and various activities, but that'all...room is not clean at all and noisy environment. No 6 digit access code to the room was provided by Expedia, nor Pono Kai Resort in advance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great choice, right price

Posted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: Beautiful ocean view, very close to the beach front
Cons: I would have liked for my room to have air conditioning
Location: Pono Kai is situated well within walking distance of food, shopping and tourist services. An excellent, quiet neighborhood for an excellent rate.
This resort consists of many different condo-style rooms, each unique in its own way. My particular unit did not come with air conditioning, however given the wonder Kauai weather, this was unimportant to me. Overall, I was very satisfied with the facilities, staff and overall condition of Pono Kai resort. I was much closer to the beach than I had anticipated, much to my pleasant surprise. I will definitely refer this resort to friends and family, and should I have reason to visit Kauai again, I'd love to stay there again.