Ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Kansas City

Posted Dec 19, 2014
Pros: Rooms were nice and had nice amenities (beach towels). There were several activities to choose from each day.
Cons: They don't offer daily maid service unless you ask. The food establishments should open earlier than 7:00 and close later.
Location: There are several great restaurants nearby (Merrimans, Keokis and Tide Pools). I went scuba diving with Fathom Five in Keola. lots of fun
It was a nice hotel/resort. Nice beach and activities to do. Staff was good and helpful.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom california

Great location

Posted Dec 12, 2014
The hotel is in a great location, with a nice Sandy beach out front....this is not common for the area. It is also within walking distance to shops, dining, stores, etc. Definitely a full service resort with all the amenities and then some.
4 out of 5
by Ericfrom Bragg

Last minute

Posted Oct 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
We booked this hotel last minute as we had to check out of our condo and decided to stay on the island. After staying on the north shore we decided on the south to spend the rest of our vacation! The Marriott staff were very friendly, and accommodating. The only problem we had was that the soap holder on the shower broke off. Other than that we were pleasantly surprised!
1 out of 5
by Emmetfrom Irvine, CA

Sub Par

Posted Oct 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
Room was clean. A/C didn't work and hotel said they fixed it but the room temp never got below 80 degrees. Room was in a bad location with no balcony like all the other rooms. When I asked for a king size bed the best they said they could do was pushing my double queens together. Overall I wouldn't stay here again. For the amount of money being paid I would expect a friendly hotel atmosphere and this was anything but.
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

Excellent Accommodations in Poipu Beach

Posted Sep 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice family resort. 2 bedroom villas are great for families. Excellent location on the beach. Convenient location to the airport and various tourist spots across the island. I would recommend.
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom australia

Good hotel for families

Posted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Proximity to the beach. The pools are lovely.
Cons: More facilities, a cafe and restaurant would be excellent. The Marketplace has a monopoly on groceries and not very good coffee.
Location: The best place to walk to is Breneckes where there is a decent cafe and bar. Otherwise drive north on the island where there are lovely beaches etc.
I booked this hotel/resort from Australia so we could meet up with our American grandchildren and son who live in America.it suited our purposes. What I didn't realise was that it was a $50 taxi ride fromLihue airport. First up we got the shuttle to the wrong Marriott, then had to get a taxi. Not fun when you've come off a ten hour flight with horrendous entry conditions at Honolulu airport plus even more delays to get the interconnecting flight to Kauai. Be warned, no-one at the airport cares if they're about to resell your plane ticket tot the islands. Too bad. The hotel is fine, not many amenities, just the one bar on the beach, which is great for sunset watching, but that's it. You need a car from the airport to avoid high taxi fares and because the Marriott at Waiohai. is so far from any shops or restaurants. Until we could book a car we walked to the nearest shopping centre- too far in the heat. That is the main problem with this location, it's isolated, with lovely grounds and a good swimming and snorkelling beach. Perfect if you don't mind being miles from shops and cafés.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom California

Beware of the "Ocean View"

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Everything but the view.
Cons: Don't lie about the view when booking.
Location: Great beaches, snorkeling, surfing, etc.
Everything about the Marriott was as advertised - great pools, great beach, great location, nice rooms, etc. However, we booked the "Ocean View" room, and that turned out to be false advertising. My sister-in-law and niece traveled 12 hours from New York to experience all that Kauai has to offer and instead of a glorious view of the Pacific, we got a view of a parking lot. If you were tall enough, you could get a glimpse of the ocean from the balcony through a spot in the trees, and thus the staff said that qualified the room as an ocean-view in Marriott's eyes. So if you are planning on staying here, temper your view expectations.
4 out of 5
by Joefrom Ventura Ca.

Nice place to stay

Posted Jul 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice place to stay. Over all everything was very good. The only complaint I would have is the luck of the draw on wear your room is located. Instead of getting an ocean view room , save the money and get a resort view or island view room. Your ocean view room can be very slight although technically ocean view. I would stay here again.
5 out of 5
by Dale&Dorafrom Australia

Felt like home! Absolutely amazing!!

Posted May 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
Best spot to stay on the Big Island! We got a 2br apartment, it had everything we could possibly imagine...including a beach nearby with turtles. Was the best vacation mainly due to the brilliant resort. We highly recommend :)
5 out of 5
for Families
by Bobfrom California

Family Beach Trip

Posted Feb 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice accommodations for family travel. Kitchen, laundry, cleaning staff all excellent. The "ocean view" from building 6 is a public parking lot view with a few glimpses of open water in the far background.