Ratings based on 1,227 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
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by A verified traveler from Fountain Valley, CA
Amazing resort near Shipwreck Beach!Posted Aug 24, 2016
It doesn't get much better than this for a resort! Situated right beside shipwreck beach the resort has amazing panoramic views of the pacific. As we approached the hotel, one of the staff welcomed us with leis and the front desk was prompt and friendly. The accommodations were also excellent with many pool areas for kids (sports pool, lazy river, water slide, salt water pool). They had daily activities which included a Thursday night luau. In addition golf courses and tennis courts are also part of the resort accommodations. We had breakfast buffet each morning we were there which was solid and included typical hot items like eggs, bacon, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, oatmeal, sausage, rice, and baked goods and fresh fruit. No doubt we will recommend this resort hotel! Thank you Grand Hyatt for a memorable stay!
by A verified traveler from Manhattan
Great for all of us- adults, kids, tweens!Posted Aug 23, 2016
This hotel really has one of the best pools in all of Kauai. There is volleyball, a splash ball net, poolside hoop, lazy river, little caves, and a water slide. There is also an adult pool, for this who want a more peaceful experience. The salt water lagoon has rentable kayaks and is fun for throwing a ball around, because it was never crowded. One of my kids enjoyed the hotel activities- koi fishing,meeting their tropical birds, slip n slide, waterslide races. We were pleasantly surprised w Shipwreck beach, which fronts the Hyatt property. Though it is not recommended, by the hotel or some guidebooks, as very swimmable, experienced boogie boarders and surfers go in, mostly locals. Experienced riders will love it.
by A verified traveler
Posted Aug 21, 2016
Overall nice resort! The pools and lagoon are great for the kids. The only real down fall is that the restaurant staff is lacking knowledge of food/beverage. As well they seemed put out or bothered by any simple requests.
by A verified traveler from San Francisco
Surprisingly quiet and Great for activitiesPosted Aug 19, 2016
We spent four nights and wish we could have stayed longer! The hotel offers lots of fitness and dining options and is close to other activities on the south shore. The ocean is a bit rocky as others have said but there is a stretch of beach better for swimming. And the pool / lagoon are wonderful.
by A verified traveler from CA
step out of your room and go to the beachPosted Aug 17, 2016
This property is huge.... You get your days quota of walking done within the property itself. This is a beach front property and has absolutely gorgeous views. The entire property has an open feel to it and is surrounded by beautiful garden. The rooms were clean and staff extremely friendly. Reataurants are great and we pretty much tried all of them. Great place to relax and rejuvenate !!
by A verified traveler from L.A.
Great hotel. Beautiful location.Posted Aug 16, 2016
My only (minor) complaint is we booked two rooms with an "ocean view". One room was at palm tree level so you could barely see the ocean.
by A verified traveler
Best friend vacationPosted Aug 16, 2016
I stayed in this hotel for about a week for my annual best friend vacation. My stay was incredible. From the friendly staff to the various pools to the luau to our wonderful pool view room, everything was fabulous.
by A verified traveler
Ok resort but not five star.Posted Aug 13, 2016
Pros: Pool, salt water lagoon.
Cons: Service. Value.
Location: Beach in this area ok for laying out but way too rough to enter the water for anything but wading. Go to other beaches to swim or snorkel.
The hotel is ok. But in my opinion it should not be considered a five star resort because the service seems only average. Also the property is overly large, so depending on your room, it can take five minutes to walk to the pool or to your car...a real slog down what seems like endless hallways. It is hard to find a spot in the shade near the pool because other guests seem to "camp out"....going down at 7AM and getting towels, "claiming" the best spots, then disappearing until noon. The hotel says they will pick up unattended towels after an hour but they don't appear to actually follow that policy.The fees for a cabana (the only apparent way to ensure you get some shade given the behavior of the prime spot squatters), are truly outrageous - over a hundred bucks a day for what amounts to a glorified sunshade? Service: poolside is sporadic at best. Service in the onsite casual restaurant that we experienced was less than satisfactory. I would hope its better in the other restaurants We also felt the food and drink were such a poor value we chose to eat almost all of our meals off the property and that was more fun too. $18 for a club sandwich, $14 for a small drink that you can't taste any alcohol in, you get the idea. While the food/drink was okay, the value just wasn't there.
by A verified traveler from Oregon
Beautiful hotel with amazing poolPosted Aug 7, 2016
Pros: The pool area and grounds are simply spectacular and the staff is very attentive.
Cons: Not a fan of the heated toilet seats, especially in such a warm climate!
Location: Close to Poipu beach for great snorkeling. Good central location for visiting both Waimea Canyon and Wailua River. About 30 minutes from the airport
We enjoyed two nights at this hotel to end our recent week-long visit to Kauai. This is our 2nd visit to the Grand Hyatt (once as a couple and once as a family) and we are already talking about going back. It is a pricey hotel for us but they really have a beautiful property, great pools, comfy beds, various eating options. They even have a sunscreen applying machine! They also bring in local artisans daily for a unique shopping experience. The property is right on the beach which is great for beautiful views, sunbathing, and watching the surfers but not really safely swimmable. They also offer golf, tennis, and a spa- none of which we used. I think the staff really goes the extra mile- all are friendly and helpful but we encountered several who really demonstrated exceptional customer service. My only complaint is it is quite spread out so expect a lot of walking.
by A verified traveler from Orange County, CA
Beautiful facility and locationPosted Aug 7, 2016
Location: Beautiful location. Poipu is centrally located and seems to have a better micro climate than other parts of the island.
The ocean views from the terrace and pool are what one would picture in a post card from Hawai'i. Hotel staff was very helpful and courteous, rooms were clean and well appointed. As might be expected given a facility of this size, there was a reasonable amount of wear and tear, but not enough to really detract from the experience. This is a big resort and the parking lot suggested it was heavily booked, but we never felt that the pools, restaurants and other amenities were too crowded. Other than the poolside drink and food service, the restaurants were a bit understaffed. Although the restaurant service was as good or better than what we found elsewhere on the island, our waiters were a little slower and less attentive than what one would expect from a hotel of this caliber. The only other negative I noted was we had to park across the road on the grass one night. I think this is not an uncommon incident for peak season / peak times and really wasn't a big deal. Overall, a great place to relax and unwind. We also liked that Poipu is centrally located for exploring all Kauai has to offer.