Good economical option
Posted Dec 31, 2016
Stayed at Aston Islander on the Beach for six days and seven nights during our first trip to Kauai. Aston is centrally located on the East side of Kauai with a gorgeous beachfront view perfect for sunbathing or just taking in the view but the sand is very difficult to walk on so no long strolls on this beach. We had a ground floor room with a patio where we enjoyed our morning coffee while watching the sunrise each day. Our welcome package included a free DVD rental and coupons for a free cup of coffee each day at Imua Coffee Roasters and a discount at nearby restaurants. Aston offers laundry facilities on site. Get key access from the front desk. Make sure to return the laundry key when you're done or you may be charged a $25 late return fee.
Good customer service by Aston Islander staff: When opening the sliding glass door upon arrival, the handle broke off. Contacted front desk and they dispatched maintenance to repair it immediately. Poolside bartenders were equally attentive and pleasant.
Good restaurants within walking distance. The Lava Lava Beach Club restaurant next door is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Had the best Poke w/ Taro chips there. Poke at the Sleeping Giant Grill in the same complex is also pretty good. Trees Lounge is also a nice watering hole w/ live music and grub.
Overall, Aston Islander on the beach is a good, clean, economical option to stay at while on Kauai.