Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- REMODELED!

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Overview of Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- REMODELED!

Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- REMODELED!

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Lihue, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKitchens Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHanamaulu Beach Park7 min drive
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)9 min drive
  • Popular LocationAhukini Recreation Pier State Park10 min drive

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About this area

Lihue

Located on the beach, this resort is in Hanamaulu, a neighborhood in Lihue. Kauai Museum and Kela's Glass Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Wailua Golf Course and The Ocean Course at Hokuala. Lydgate Beach Park and Smith's Tropical Paradise are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Kitchens Beach - 1 min walk
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 6 min drive
  • Hanamaulu Beach Park - 7 min drive
  • Smith's Tropical Paradise - 8 min drive
  • Ahukini Recreation Pier State Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Fish Express — 6 min drive
  • Kauai Pasta Lihue — 6 min drive
  • Monicos Taqueria — 7 min drive
  • Passion Bakery Cafe — 7 min drive
  • Kintaro Japanese Restaurant — 7 min drive

About this property

Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- REMODELED!

Adults-only beach resort
Previously a Hilton Hotel, the Kauai Beach Resort is a magnificent 4-Star oceanfront luxury resort on a secluded 3-mile stretch of Kauai’s eastern coast. Minutes from the Lihue Airport, the 25-acre resort is central to shopping, championship golf, a myriad of island activities, and all of Kauai's natural treasures.

Enjoy lounging around the swimming pools, soaking in one of the whirlpool spas, or take a walk on the beach. Fine dining and exotic drinks await you at quaint restaurants and bars, one of which is poolside. Whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or relaxation, this is an amazing centrally located resort!

After undergoing an $18 Million renovation years ago, the hotel rooms were converted to individually owned condotels, most of which are offered to the public through the resort or online travel sites at retail prices. However, a select few are offered on Vrbo at owner-direct rates with full privileges to the resort’s amenities! Our unit is a great location with views of the pools, the lush landscaping, and a partial view of the ocean which is just down the pathway!

KAUAI RESORT AMENITIES
• 4 swimming pools, including 2 lagoon pools, 75-ft lava tube slide, & kid-friendly sand bottom pool.
• Two whirlpool spas, one amidst a stone grotto and surrounded by lush ferns and an exotic waterfall.
• Three restaurants offer a large variety of dining options from essential to exotic menus.
• Want breakfast in bed? Room service is also available.
• Poolside gazebo & bar (no shirt or shoes required!).
• Free Wi-Fi access in lobby, restaurants, and even the pool areas.
• Boutique Spa and Fitness Center offering sauna, spa treatments, massages, and fitness equipment.
• Activities and tour desk.
• Guest laundry & dry cleaning.
• Enterprise car rental agency on-site..
• ATM, convenience store, and vending machines.


OUR UNIT'S AMENITIES (#1228)
• Completely remodeled in 2020. All new mahogany furniture, new laminate flooring, wallpaper removed, new paint, gorgeous new artwork, and more!
• Great location very close to the beach (~1 minute walk!).
• Great views of the pools, waterfalls, and beautiful lagoon next to building.
• King size Serenity bed and comfortable sitting area.
• Flat screen TV with local and extended channels.
• Free high speed Wi-Fi access.
• Counter height 3.5 cubic foot fridge for your fruit, soda pop, wine, etc.
• In-room safe, blow dryer, ironing board.
• Keurig coffee maker with complimentary coffee & condiments.
• Bathroom outfitted with granite vanity and travertine tile.
• A convenient writing desk.
• Cooler, beach mats, and foldable chairs for your outings.

OPTIONAL SERVICES (Paid directly to resort)
• $22 / day parking fee for full valet service or self park.
• Roll-away bed or child's crib available to rent through resort.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT POLICY
• Check-in time is 4:00 PM / Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
• Please note that daily maid service is not included when renting direct through Vrbo. The check-out cleaning fee included in your payment covers cleaning / re-stocking the condo after your stay. This is generally sufficient for the typical 3 - 4 day stay.
• For stays 5 days or longer, and for each 5-day period, a mid-stay cleaning is performed at my expense.

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FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THIS A CONDO OR A HOTEL ROOM?
Both, sort of. Since the resort was previously a Hilton hotel, the units appear like hotel rooms. However, they are in fact privately owned “condotels”. The resort operates very much like a luxury hotel though, and most guests are not aware that the units are privately owned.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RENTING ON VRBO vs. THE RESORT OR TRAVEL AGENCIES?
Mainly price, but also maid service. Renting direct through VRBO saves you a lot of money. A lot! However, daily maid service is not included. The check out cleaning fee you pay when booking takes care of cleaning and restocking the unit after your stay. This is ideal for the typical 3-4 day stay. We pay for your mid-week cleaning / re-stocking of the unit for stays of 5 days or longer, and for each successive 5-day period.

DO ALL THE UNITS HAVE A VIEW OF THE OCEAN?
No. While the resort is situated right on the beach, its shape is like a large “U" with the opening toward the beach and with the pool area in the middle. Our unit is on the 2nd floor of Building 1, which is very close to the beach. It faces the interior pool area with a partial, but very pleasant view of the ocean, the pools, waterfall, spas, and a lagoon which is next to the building. The Mountain View units face away from the beach or the interior area, and the Lagoon View units that have a view of the lagoon area is between the resort and the Kauai Beach Villa condos. There are also units that directly face the fields next to the property. If you want to see the Google Maps layout of the resort, you can use this link: https://goo.gl/maps/CpErJhbDTnm. You can then select the satellite view to see it from above, or even see the street view imagery which includes the resort grounds!

DOES THE UNIT HAVE A KITCHEN?
No. These were previously hotel rooms so they do not have kitchens.

CAN I COOK IN THE UNIT?
No. Local fire ordinances do not allow cooking in the rooms. There is a microwave in the lounge area of the 5th floor of Building 2 that can be used. We also replaced the mini-fridge that came with the unit to a 3.3 cubic foot fridge, so there’s plenty of room for soda, fruit, sandwich meat, and that bottle of wine to sip on while sitting on the lanai enjoying the view.

DO I NEED A CAR?
I recommend that you have a rental car. While the resort has pretty much everything you need to relax and have a great time, a car will allow you to take in the popular attractions as well as going buy groceries, supplies, etc. There is an on-site Enterprise car rental agency if you just want a car for a day, but the rates are far higher than renting at the airport. It's a viable option for 1-day rental though.

IS THERE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?
No. Free shuttle service from the airport is not available to our guests. The resort does offer free shuttle service to / from the airport for guests of the resort paying Retail prices. Roberts Hawaii shuttles are available for very nominal rates. Call (808) 439-8800 when you arrive or make arrangements through their website (www.airportshuttlehawaii.com/shuttles/kauai). Uber is also now operating on the island!

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE UNIT SLEEP?
This beautifully remodeled unit is for adults only. In order to maximize my guests' comfort, I have limited the number of guests to 2 adults.

ARE THERE ANY EXTRAS IN THE UNIT?
Our unit has an ice cooler, an umbrella, and foldable chairs to take on your daily adventures. We also provide boogie boards, but they tend to come and go!

ARE THERE BEACH TOWELS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH?
Your stay includes free towels, which you can use at the pools or to take to the local beaches. However, you will be assessed a $25 fee if the towels are missing while the cleaning service is performing the check-out cleaning fee.

WHAT IS THE RESORT’S BEACH LIKE?
The resort is located directly on a 3-mile stretch of beautiful beach, perfect for long walks. However, while the beach is scenic, it is not considered a swimmable beach as it has quite a bit of coral that can cut your feet. The surf can also be pretty challenging for most. It does some sandy areas, but it's best to go to one of Kauai's famous beaches for swimming.

DOES THE RESORT CHARGE A RESORT / CHECK-IN FEE?
Yes. The resort does charge private owners a resort fee for each stay, and we charge a fee when you book. We pay this fee directly to the resort on your behalf when we send in the reservation. (Note that guests renting directly from the resort or retail travel sites pay a hefty daily resort fee in addition to a MUCH higher rental rate!)

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR A DAILY PARKING FEE?
Yes, if you have a car the resort charges $22 /day for parking in their lot which entitles you to the valet service. This fee is paid by the guest at check-in.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR WI-FI INTERNET SERVICE?
No. Wifi is FREE in all the units. The signal also extends into the lobby, restaurants and bars, and even in the pool area!

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CONDO?
Three things - It was completely remodeled in 2020, the location is fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable. Since the condo is at the beach-end of building 1, it’s about a 1-minute walk to the beach! Views from the lanai are great with a partial view of the ocean, and the beautiful lagoon next to the building. The view from inside the room is also great as the condo overlooks the interior area of the resort with the pools, waterfalls, spas, poolside bar, and pool lounge area.

DOES THE UNIT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
Yes. The unit has central air conditioning.

WHAT FLOOR IS THE UNIT ON?
Ours is Unit #28 on the 2nd floor Building 1 (Unit #1228), toward the end of the building closest to the beach.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS?
Sometimes. Please contact me with your vacation dates.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this resort offer DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

This Lihue resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and phones.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rick Jackson
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Golfing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Spa tub
  • Water park access

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Concierge services

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Spa

  • Massages

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • Video library

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number TA-1208987648-03+/+GE-1208987648-03

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue
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Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue
Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue
Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
Total Remodel! Rates 20% Off Through Oct 2021!
TOTAL REMODEL! Rates 25% Off Through Oct 2021!
REMODELED UNIT! Nightly Rates Discounted 30% Through Oct 2021!

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Clean, good location and price
The room was clean, the bed super comfy and easy access to the fantastics pools and the lava tubes! Rick was a fountain of information and offered a lot of suggestions for our trip. Much like most of the island, the resort is still dealing with Covid so the menus are still limited. But the staff are very friendly and the cocktails were good.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Great and Affordable
My friend and I were looking for somewhere centrally located to all the things we wanted to do. We stumbled across this place and it was a total gem. The room is just right and the property itself has lots of amenities to enjoy but even better it’s like 5 minutes from Lihue, the Wailua River, and Kapa’a. You can be so many different incredible places so quickly. Also, if you’re like me and get lost easily it’s super easy to find. Honestly this place is great and if you get the chance it’s worth a stay.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The owner of the unit was very responsive. We had a couple of questions and heard back within 1 hour. Clean, updated, beautiful view, very comfortable bed. Would definitely book again and would seek out this host.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful accommodations
I give the actual VRBO rental 5 stars, and the resort it was located in almost 4. The Kauai Beach Resort is currently undergoing renovations, which are much needed in my opinion. However, Rick's privately owned condo within the resort was well-appointed and the interior already remodeled! I appreciated the sitting area, the larger fridge, and not having carpet. The bed was incredibly comfortable! The resort is a little run down, but like I said, it is being remodeled. The amenities at the resort were great- a beautiful beach to walk on, several pools, and the bars and restaurant (one was closed) had delicious food and drinks! It was also super convenient to be close to the airport without really hearing much of the traffic from the airport. Centrally located on the island, it was the perfect place to begin a day trip to Waimea Canyon or up to Hanalei. Rick was also amazingly quick in responding to any questions I had, and even recommended a quieter beach area which was my favorite one. Thank you so much, Rick!
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo

5/5 Excellent

Perfect location!
Really nice property! Our room was very clean and upgraded. We enjoyed our stay at KBR and would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Kauai. We really enjoyed the location and proximity to everything.
Review from
vrbo
Review from Vrbo