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Kapaa Hawaii Accommodations

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The Kapaa center point is approximately 2 miles north of Wailua.

Meet the locals in Kapaa, an unincorporated neighborhood in Hawaii's Kauai County. Hawaii Magazine once called this historic seaside community the most charming town in Kauai, and visitors don't usually disagree. It's the kind of place where tourists are welcomed with open arms by residents who can't wait to tell them the best places to eat, shop, or unwind. More from this guide...

Kapaa Hotels & Accommodations

Castle Kauai Kailani : 4 856 Kuhio Highway
+1-888-389-4121
4 856 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Older property
  • Average sized rooms
Mokihana : 4 796 Kuhio Highway
+1-888-675-2083
4 796 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Three Star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger
+1-800-716-8490
4 820 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • High-end Beach property
  • 4 floors in property
From$135
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Plantation Hale Suites - Kapaa
+1-800-805-5223
525 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • 3-star Resort property
  • Check in: 3:00 P.M..
  • The majority of guests said the reception staff was great
  • Wifi quality could be improved
From$113
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Aston Islander on the Beach
+1-888-965-1860
440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Affordable Resort property
  • 198 rooms in hotel
  • For 63%, terrace was good enough
  • Great shopping
From$129
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Kauai Shores Hotel - Kapaa
+1-888-788-5576
420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
From$109
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Outrigger at Lae Nani - Kapaa
+1-888-897-9207
410 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 9 suites
  • Excellent amenities
  • Horrible vibe
From$235
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Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
+1-888-311-4278
650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
From$200
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Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy : 520 Aleka Loop
+1-888-469-4795
520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • 108 suites in property
  • For 94%, the rooms looked old
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$189
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Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
+1-888-734-9421
3 5920 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96746 ~3.08 miles south of Kapaa
  • 3 star Oceanfront property
  • 34 suites in property
Kaha Lani Resort
+1-888-841-5292
4460 Nehe Rd., Lihue, HI 96766 ~3.57 miles south of Kapaa
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront property
  • 3 floors in property
From$250
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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort : 4331 Kauai Beach Dr.
+1-888-455-5160
4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue, HI 96766 ~5.30 miles south of Kapaa
  • 4 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
  • Wifi quality could be improved
From$199
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Marriott's Kauai Lagoons
+1-888-965-8297
3325 Holokawelu Way, Lihue -Kauai, HI 96766 ~7.85 miles southwest of Kapaa
  • Four-star hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$160
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Kauai Marriott Resort : 3610 Rice St. Kalapaki Bch
+1-888-906-6358
3610 Rice St. Kalapaki Bch, Lihue, HI 96766 ~8.56 miles south of Kapaa
  • Four star Beach property
  • Hotel has 356 rooms
From$500
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Banyan Harbor Resort
+1-888-749-6785
3411 Wilcox Rd., Lihue, HI 96766 ~8.90 miles south of Kapaa
  • Midscale property
  • Check in: 10:00AM
Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences
+1-888-878-9982
3770 Ala’oli Way, Kauai, HI 96766 ~8.98 miles south of Kapaa
  • High end hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$125
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The Kauai Inn - Lihue
+1-888-389-4485
2430 Hulemalu Rd., Lihue, HI 96766 ~9.47 miles south of Kapaa
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Hotel has 48 rooms
From$162
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Princeville Oceanfront Villas - Princeville
+1-888-389-4121
Po Box 223190, Princeville, HI 96722 ~11.32 miles west of Kapaa
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Fantastic service
  • Nice building
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
+1-888-675-2083
3838 Wyllie Rd., Princeville, HI 96722 ~12.23 miles northwest of Kapaa
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 4pm
  • Spacious rooms
  • Location is great
From$200
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Ka Eo Kai Resort
+1-800-716-8490
3970 Wyllie Rd., Princeville, HI 96722 ~12.26 miles northwest of Kapaa
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 119 suites
From$155
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Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
+1-800-805-5223
4970 Pepelani Loop, Princeville Kauai, HI 96722 ~12.87 miles northwest of Kapaa
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$209
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Hanalei Bay in Princeville
+1-888-965-1860
5380 Honoiki Rd., Princeville, HI 96722 ~13.25 miles northwest of Kapaa
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 77 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
  • Most guests were disappointed with the minibar
From$159
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The St. Regis Princeville Resort : 5520 Ka Haku Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville, HI 96722 ~13.45 miles northwest of Kapaa
  • Luxurious 5 Star Beach property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Vibe wasn't good
  • Fresh fruit
From$275
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Villas at Poipu Kai - Koloa
+1-888-897-9207
2373 Ho'ohu Rd., Koloa, HI 96756 ~14.78 miles southwest of Kapaa
  • Luxury Five Star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 32 suites
  • Plenty of room to move
  • Excellent hotel
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa : 1571 Poipu Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa, HI 96756 ~15.80 miles south of Kapaa
  • High end Oceanfront hotel
  • 604 rooms in hotel
From$229
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Kapaa, HI discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Kapaa hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Kapaa is an anglicized version of the Hawaiian word for solid, kapa'a. It's a fitting name for a community that seems to go from strength to strength. Sugar cane and pineapple plantations sustained Kapaa in its earliest years before tourism took over as the economic driver in the 1960s.

As a tourist town, Kapaa has all the amenities travelers expect like great hotels, quality restaurants, and other tourist attractions. Discover what makes this community so special on your next Hawaiian vacation.

When should you visit Kapaa, HI?

Stable temperatures all year round mean visitors to Kapaa always enjoy the perfect weather for swimming, suntanning, and other outdoor activities. Summer daytime temperatures usually sit in the mid-80s, and winter isn't much cooler with typical highs in the mid-70s.

Before you plan your winter getaway, though, note that wet weather can spoil your plans. Hawaii's wet season runs from late November through March. Kauai typically receives more rain than the other islands, and its east coast, where Kapaa sits, is one of the wettest parts. All that winter rain makes the area so beautiful and green, but it can put a damper on travel plans, even though storms usually pass quickly. It might be worth braving the showers if you're an animal lover, though, as migrating humpback whales frequent local waters in the winter.

Summer weather is idyllic, but the area gets overcrowded with travelers making the most of the lengthy school vacation. Hotels raise their prices to meet the demand, so be prepared to pay much higher prices for a summer getaway. If you're flexible with your travel dates, you'll pay far less and still enjoy abundant sunshine in April, May, or throughout fall.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Kapaa, HI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Kapaa

Kapaa, HI: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Kapaa, HI. Browse these illustrations to calculate the cheapest time period to book a room in Kapaa for upcoming travels.

Does Kapaa have any luxury hotel options?

4 Star Average Prices: $214.93

When you want to indulge yourself on vacation, Kapaa has you covered. Most of its accommodation options are high-end, but the following establishments are some of the best in town.

Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy in Kapaa offers spacious suites that feel like homes away from home. All studio, one-, and two-bedroom condos have kitchens or kitchenettes and separate living, dining, and sleeping quarters. Most suites also have washers and dryers. Of course, most of us aren't lucky enough to have a home on the edge of the ocean, with an outdoor hot tub, spa therapists on hand, or adults' and children's pools. Grilling steaks outdoors makes a welcome change from laboring over a hot stove. Alternatively, let the resort staff serve you at the on-site restaurant, Hukilau Lanai.

There are no studio apartments at Lae Nani Resort Kauai by Outrigger. Its condos are enormous, with either one or two bedrooms separate from the living area and complete kitchens with full-sized appliances and all the equipment you to need to prepare a gourmet meal. If you don't want to do the dishes, you're just a short walk from a range of local restaurants. Lae Nani Resort's oceanfront location is ideal for beach lovers. The hotel also has its own recreational facilities, including a heated swimming pool, an illuminated tennis court, and a beautiful ocean pool with a stone breakwater.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Kapaa

What budget-friendly hotels are near Kapaa, Hawaii?

3 Star Average Prices: $153.76

As with many of Hawaii's tourist hotspots, Kapaa isn't exactly a budget-friendly destination. However, the following hotels are a little easier on the wallet than most of the town's offerings.

Kauai Kailani Resort, formerly Castle Kauai, is a modest resort delivering everything guests really want. The oceanfront location is perfect for beach bunnies, and there are two heated pools for swimming fun when the ocean is too cold. All the recently renovated condos feature stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchens, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access. However, with Kapaa turning on such wonderful weather, it's a shame to spend too much time indoors. Why not take your evening meals outdoors and make use of Kauai Kailani Resort's barbeque grills?

The ISO, formerly Castle Mokihana, is another affordable waterfront hotel. It claims to be the Coconut Coast's best value resort, and with features like an oceanfront pool, shuffleboard, and the Bull Shed Restaurant on-site, it's hard to argue. Families may find the accommodation isn't as large as they like, but the studio and one-bedroom condos are perfect for couples and solo travelers. The ISO encourages you to unplug during your stay. The rooms don't have TVs, and Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby. However, there's something liberating about disconnecting from technology and soaking up this beautiful location.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Kapaa

What are the best discounts in Kapaa, HI?

The most well-known accommodation providers in the country typically offer selected guests great discounts. Choose these establishments, rather than boutique hotels in Kapaa, to save on the regular room rates.

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay treats travel agents, AAA and AARP members, seniors, government and military personnel, and members of large traveling groups to special rates. Discounts apply to the standard rooms, suites, and spacious two-bedroom cottages. You'll love the Hilton Garden Inn's oceanfront location. Its protected swimming lagoon is perfect for children who are nervous about waves. Alternatively, they can also swim in the hotel's pool. There's a fitness center for more intense workouts and a whirlpool for soothing those tired muscles. Reward your hard work with a meal and drinks at the hotel's Garden Grille restaurant and bar.

Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach Kapaa extends discounts to AAA and CAA auto club members, seniors 62+, and government and military personnel. This is another elegant oceanfront property with chic rooms with flat-screen TVs showing premium cable channels, writing desks, combination shower/tubs, and views of either the hotel's gardens or the Pacific Ocean. Relaxing here is easy, with a bar steps from its outdoor pool, hammocks, a whirlpool tub, and the Pua Day Spa on-site. You're close to local restaurants, but the on-site Voyager Lanai Dining and Makai lounge is perfect for those nights you feel like staying in.

Where can you find the best value in Kapaa?

When accommodation in Kapaa is typically high-priced, visitors want to know they're getting value. The excellent facilities and relatively affordable prices encourage guests to return to these quality hotels year after year.

Aston Islander on the Beach in Kapaa might be a beachfront resort, but it charges less than most in the local area because it's much smaller. Most guests will find the six acres of tropical gardens on the grounds more than enough to put them in vacation mode. The Aston Island on the Beach also has everything you want from a resort, including an outdoor pool with a nearby bar and cabanas. The small resort fee covers rental bikes, movies, PlayStation 3 games, Wi-Fi, your choice of mango lemonade or Imua coffee, and the airport shuttle.

Recent renovations have made Plantation Hale Suites an even better accommodation option. It's relatively affordable despite being close to family-friendly beaches. If you prefer pools, this compact resort has three. There are also two hot tubs and shuffleboard. Plantation Hale Suites' central Kapaa location puts you close to local restaurants, but suites also have full kitchens, and there are grills downstairs so you can save money by eating in. In-room wired and wireless internet, flat-screen TVs, and Blu-Ray DVD players provide several entertainment options.

What kind of fun activities can you find in Kapaa, HI?

Kapaa's many resorts have so many great amenities that many visitors spend their entire vacations enjoying them. But Kapaa has much more waiting for you beyond your hotel's gates.

Make sure your camera or smartphone is charged before hitting the Kauai Path, a scenic paved trail stretching 7 miles from Kapaa to Anahola. It's an easy walk, without any steep hills, so it's a fun way for visitors of all ages and abilities to admire the coast. Leashed dogs and bike riders are welcome. If you didn't bring your own two-wheeler, you can rent one from one of the many local bike rental stores. While the Kauai Path is beautiful at any time, it's most spectacular at sunset. The Sleeping Giant and Kuilau Ridge Trails are two more tracks worth exploring.

Expand your horizons at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, which is open to visitors between 9 a.m. and noon daily. The grounds are immaculately kept, with waterfalls and gardens. Even people who aren't religious say they feel a calm, spiritual energy here. As it's an operational monastery, modesty is important. You'll receive a sarong to cover up, but you should still dress conservatively, with long pants or a dress instead of shorts or short skirts.

Discover more about local culture and customs at Smiths Tropical Paradise. Take a riverboat cruise out to the fern grotto, then meet the peacocks, ducks, and other birds in the gardens. At night the venue hosts luaus and cultural displays.

Kapaa is the kind of place where you can keep busy or enjoy a more leisurely style of vacation. No matter how you like to travel, this Hawaiian haven has what you're looking for.​

FAQs about hotels in Kapaa

What are the most favored hotels in Kapaa?

Kukuiula, Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger and Kauai Shores Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Kapaa?

The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Villas at Poipu Kai and Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger are the top 3 luxury hotels near Kapaa city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Kapaa?

Castle Kauai Kailani, Mokihana, and Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa Kauai by Outrigger are the properties closest to Kapaa city center.

How much does a 3 star hotel in Kapaa cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Kapaa has been $153.76 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Kapaa cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Kapaa has been $214.93 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Kapaa?

Kukuiula, Kauai Shores Hotel and Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Kapaa?

Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, The St. Regis Princeville Resort and Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Kapaa

Below are reviews of the city of Kapaa, HI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great location!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The restaraunts. The downtown area. The festival. The proximity to rest of the island, because of it's central location. The beaches in the area are nice and it's right next to an awesome river.

Jon D., from 09-Aug-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Kapaa, HI shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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