Ratings based on 194 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Calgary, Alberta

A step back in time where tranquility becomes a wa

Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: The feeling of old Hawaii
Cons: Nothing
Location: Hiking Waimea canyon is a must do Pohale beach is a view of paradise
Everything you need is provided albeit in a more rustic environment than your typical condo stays. It felt like we were visiting grandma's house in 1970, original latches, cupboards and all. The staff was great, the grounds beautiful and we left planning our next trip back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 10, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to your next stay! Mahalo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Phoenix

Unique, historically preserved jewel of a hotel

Posted Apr 1, 2015
Pros: Quiet, beauty, charm and sunsets!
Beautiful, quiet setting, close to major natural wonders of Kauai, hiking, ocean activities. Family friendly. Super helpful staff. I guess not for those seeking a typical resort experience. Light years better in my book, though
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 10, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy to read that we could provide you with a quaint, family friendly, and unique experience! Mahalo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Oregon

So peaceful & serene

Posted Mar 31, 2015
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Sand, sun, ocean and mountains, all within a short drive or walking distance. The historical town of Waimea is lovely to browse through. Just relax.
My son & I stayed in cottage #52 for a week in March 2015. Staff were wonderful, especially Aaron at the front desk. Our cottage was fully equipped and clean when we arrived. Even with neighboring cottages full, it was quiet and peaceful. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by Lori , Hotel Management
Aloha! We greatly appreciate your 5 star review of Waimea Plantation Cottages. We are so happy to hear that you would come back in a heartbeat. Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Great stay! One night was not enough. We will be back next year with the entire family.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
We eagerly await your next stay! Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Maui, Hawai'i

Serene, Peaceful - The Old Soul Of Hawai'i

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Location: Highly recommend all the meat, seafood and poke at Ishihara Market right in town.
We had such a wonderful time at Waimea Plantation Cottages. Such incredible grounds with old growth trees and right on the ocean. Very private. This is the way it used to be in Hawaii. All of the cottages are authentic and were shipped to this location from 6 different plantations. This is a place to really relax, cook for yourself in the full kitchen (or choose from the huge menu at Kalapaki Joes), chill on the lanai, take a long walk on the endless beach, swim in the oceanside pool and listen to the tropical birds and ocean waves. We stayed a Westin Princeville and Sheraton Poipu as well on this trip and preferred Waimea Plantation Cottages hands down. Super friendly staff as well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 27, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Wow, thank you for your glowing review, Johnny! We are so proud to learn that our grounds and friendly service could give you a taste of the Hawaii of yesteryear. We hope to see you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Texas

True Hawaii...or as close as you are likely to get

Posted Mar 2, 2015
Pros: location, character, staff.
Cons: I am not a burgers, fries, and beer kind of guy so a better restaurant would be great.
Location: The huge plus is that you can do absolutely nothing and that is fine. If you need external stimulus try Poipu or the North Shore
Waimea Cottages give you an idea of what housing was like in Hawaii last century. If you have an interest in the Pacific before high rise hotels and traffic jams on Oahu, this is the place for you. The cottages have character. They are comfortable but do not expect Tommy Bahamas "style". The cottages are clearly more comfortable than when lived in by the original inhabitants but do not expect luxury. Each cottage is different from its neighbors, some small, a few quite grand (for the administrators of the plantations not the workers). The setting is great and if the purpose of your visit is to swing in a hammock looking up at a clear blue sky through swaying palm trees, Waimea Cottages is the place you have been looking for. Not much happens in Waimea but that is just fine. If you want more activity Poipu is a relatively short drive away and the North Shore about 1.5 hours drive away. The staff at Waimea Plantation Cottages are all incredibly friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Dennis, thank you very much for your positive and thoughtful review. Our property is loved by many guests because of our laid-back atmosphere, and it is a delight to learn that you feel the same way. Mahalo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boise, ID

My favorite place in the world!

Posted Feb 22, 2015
This place is wonderful! Beautiful beyond words. Plantation era setting, yet with modern comforts. Grounds are immaculate, cottages are wonderful. Aaron at the front desk puts this place over the top. Welcomes you each day, shares all the must see and must do activities, and is genuinely interested in making your experience the best possible. A 10!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Monique, we are sincerely honored by your high opinion of us! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed our friendly service and beautiful grounds. Mahalo.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

One bedroom.

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Spacious bathroom, comfortable bed, well appointed kitchen.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
It is a delight to read that our cottages were to your liking! Mahalo!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Tomfrom Waimanalo, HI

Perfect Hawaiian Getaway

Posted Feb 19, 2015 on Hotels.com
This the perfect place for an overnight or week's stay in a very informal and comfortable setting. Enjoyed watching the sunset right from the beach at the back of the property.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Tom, I am glad our relaxing atmosphere could help you feel comfortable. Mahalo.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Alexanderfrom Huntington Beach

Plantation sensation

Posted Feb 14, 2015 on Hotels.com
Aaron was very friendly at the front desk. Mary was very helpful in showing us the grounds for a future event.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Lori, Hotel Management
Alexander, thank you very much for your kind words about our service!