Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Aston Islander On The Beach
The Islander is the best midrange hotel on the island. All 186 rooms were renovated in fall 2005 and, with granite countertops, flat-panel TVs and stainless-steel and teak furnishings, they feel more upscale than their peers...
Located inland, off the beaten track, this peaceful property near Alekoko Fishpond is Kaua'i's oldest hotel. While not fancy, the 40 rooms are clean and quite spacious, with sliding doors leading to back porches...
Sheraton Kauai Resort
An open-air design takes advantage of the Sheraton's awesome location on Po'ipu's finest family beach. But the hotel sprawls like an amoeba...
Garden Island Inn
Garden Island Inn offers modest but cheerful rooms just minutes from the beach.
Kauai Beach Resort
From the highway it's hard to imagine the low-key tranquility that awaits, themed with a hint of neoclassical plantation style...
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort And Spa
These are très lavish digs, where even the cheapest room radiates a regal-but-subdued flair, and rock stars reserve a floor of their own...
Courtyard By Marriott Kauai At Coconut Beach
Coconut Beach Resort? Courtyard by Marriott? Don't let the name changes confuse you. Now, as a ResortQuest, the 300-plus-room hotel remains the Eastside's fanciest...
Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa
Ah, the thrill of newness. The Eastside's newest and poshest condo, built in late 2006, trumps its competition in dazzling luxury...
Hanalei Colony Resort
In Haʻena, Hanalei Colony Resort has a tad dated '70s-era décor, but the condos are kept well and in a nicely secluded waterfront location.
Kauai Palms Hotel
On a quiet side street, Kaua'i Palms is definitely the best bargain in Lihu'e. The two-story, open-air main building houses 15 compact rooms with refrigerator and flat-screen cable TV. Windows on opposite walls allow a cooling cross-breeze...
Kauai Coast Resort At The Beachboy
An upscale time-share condo that resembles a full-service hotel, the Beachboy is well appointed and spotlessly clean, with units so pleasant you'll wish you lived here...
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation
Amid luxuriant trees and giant monstera leaves, these airy units are spread between Po'ipu Rd and a swimmable bit of Po'ipu Beach. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, living room and large lanai. The only thing missing is an in-unit washer-dryer...
Hanalei Bay Resort
Named for its panoramic view of Hanalei Bay, this condo-hotel boasts two main advantages: location and variety of unit levels (from basic hotel rooms to two-bedroom suites)...
Outrigger Lae Nani
For the location, price and quality, Lae Nani is outstanding. The five-building cluster is set beside a pleasant stretch of beach, far enough from the highway for nighttime quiet...
Whalers Cove Oceanfront Condominiums
Whalers Cove, the most luxurious condo in Po'ipu, is perfect for discriminating travelers who want luxury without a smidgen of tourist fuss...
Kauai Marriott Resort
Themes are contrived but consistent in grandeur, with columns, bridges over its pool, multiple oceanfront terraces, two golf courses and a small beach fronting Nawiliwili Harbor...
Banyan Harbor Resort
The pros: this 148-unit condo offers spacious rooms and convenient amenities such as full kitchen and washer-dryer. And the cons: quality is extremely variable and you might end up in a unit that had clearly housed a cigarette smoker...
Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages
Beachfront, and a little kitsch but over-the-top charming nonetheless, these high-end cottages have a way of ingratiating themselves to you, despite their price tag...
Hotel Coral Reef
A bit pricey, Coral Reef is Kapa'a's only hotel - and the only in-town, beachside lodging. The tastefully furnished rooms are small but, renovated recently, include upgraded touches like flat-screen TVs...
The Cliffs At Princeville
This time-share condo offers spacious suites (1000+ sq ft) with all the comforts of home, such as kitchen, two baths, two lanai, washer-dryer, TV, cable modem. Loft units are a palatial 1500 sq ft...
Pono Kai Resort By Crh
While the 240-unit Pono Kai Resort's time-shares are consistent in quality, the 30 to 35 condo vacation rentals are a mixed bag. The key selling point: it's within walking distance of town...
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
Property Location Located in Koloa, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort is on an island and minutes from Poipu Beach and Moir Gardens. This 4...