Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach Kapaa
The property was nice and quiet, rooms were big and clean and the view was awesome. Nice to have a break at such a peaceful location. Great Staff!!!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach Kapaa
We really enjoyed the Coconut Beach Resort
We were a bit wary, since we had read a number of negative reviews of the resort. We visited from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19.
The Resort was clean; the staff was very cordial and helpful; the several meals we had there were excellent; and the view, the sound of the waves, and the rustling of the coconut trees---just beautiful....
Would we return? You bet!
Old With Mold!
We just stayed here (Dec. 29-Jan 5, 2003) at this resort, and we use the word resort loosely. Ants, mildew, rust, dirt, decay, - yes it has them all. It did have a "lovely garden tub". There was a lot of stuff growing in that garden that wasn't planted. If you like a firm mattress, this is your place - the floor is softer, seriously! The message on ice machines and elevators etc., said "temporarily out of order". "Temporary" must mean sometime in the last decade or two. All joking aside, avoid staying here. You can do so much better, even if you must sleep on the beach. Also, virtual tour is not what you will get.
We were worried, after reading some of the reviews of this hotel, because we had booked to stay here for five nights. However, I can honestly say how charmed we were when we did arrive. The staff, in every part of the hotel, were extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious and clean and the way everything was set out, from the views of the beach to the lounge bar by the pool gave the hotel a wonderful ambience to relax in. We thoroughly enjoyed the luau and would definitely consider staying here again if we were lucky enough to make a return trip to Kauai.
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and were very sad to leave. The staff were VERY friendly especially in the restaurant where we had 2 excellent meals. We also had lunch a couple of times in the poolside bar which was also very good . The evening at the Laui was really good fun and the food plentiful .The room was large,clean and comfortable. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
When we first arrived we were told that there was no room service even though this had been advertized on their website, and only one restaurant even though more were listed on the site also. Our room smelled musty, the couch was covered in grime and cigarette burns, the door to the balcony was rusted shut and the wood around the frame was rotting, the fixtures in the tub were rusted and falling out and there was no hotwater. We were getting married the next day and needless to say I was on the verge of tears. I was laying on the bed while my fiance took a fast shower to freshen up after a long flight when I heard a key in the door. I was lucky I was fully clothed because a staff member keyed into the room without knocking and presented me with our complimentary bottle of champagne because we were honeymooners, or soon to be. The accompanying glasses were dusty and had lipstick smudges on them. We ended up only staying one night and ended up staying at a beautiful newly renovated condo in Poipu. The owners of the condo were fabulous and apart from one annoying rooster every morning we ended up enjoying our honeymoon.
One of the best resorts on the island, close to everything... shops... entertainement. One of the best staff anywhere. ocean view.. could not get better. Will be back
Its a moldy and old hotel.
My boyfriend and I went to Kauai for our engagement. We are in our 40's. The room that they gave us was so moldy and outdated that we went to the front desk and asked for an upgrade to the best room they had. We went to that room and even though it was ocean front. It smelled so bad one would have to sleep on the balcony. Don't stay here! We ended up next door at the Best Western for less money, had a lovley kitchenette and was clean and comfortable. This hotel needs some major re-modeling and smells terrible.
It is clear from your comments that we fell well short of meeting your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies and know that our resort has gone through a multi-million dollar renovation to both inside and outside of the rooms, as well as all outlets within the hotel.
Should your future travels include Kauai, we would welcome a second opportunity to exceed your expectations. Until that time, we wish you great health and prosperity. Aloha!
We stayed in an oceanfront room. The room was large and the A/C worked well. The room certainly needed to be updated and smelled a bit moldy but otherwise fairly clean. The other couple we were with had an ocean view room, their A/C did not work and they had a small cockroach problem. The facilities were adequate, the food average, and the employees decent. Get a good deal or go elsewhere.
Great Location ~ mixed interior...
Cons: First of all, the Resort is so difficult to find in the dark. There are no street signs, nor lights which will guide your way. My room was in near the trash area and the outside area smelled like roasted pig (not good for someone like me who doesn't eat red meat). My dad found a centipede in his room and I found ants in mine. The bed wasn't that comfortable. The luau wasn't that great -- the food was too salty and sparing.
Pros: Beautiful location right on the beach. So close to everything --> walking distance to shops and restaurants. Really, really affordable. Nice, friendly staff & air conditioning.
Perfect for large groups and Families
We enjoyed our stay at this resort. We were there during
the 9-11-01 tragety. My sister was to leave that day and since she was
stranded, the Kauai Coconut Beach Resort let her stay free Tuesday night and
1/2 off until she was able to leave on Friday. The nightly entertainment
was nice and the luau was awesome!! The staff was friendly and rooms clean.
It is also centrally located, so you never travel over an hour to get onto
either side of the island. It is an older hotel and could use some tlc. If
our plans take us to Kauai again, we will stay at the Kauai Coconut Beach
TripAdvisor Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach Kapaa
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... and the waves are quite small. The town is really cute, not much going on but line most of the town here it's just quaint. After lunch we called it a day and came back to the hotel. Andy went for a massage and I just chilled by the pool. It was nice not having to drive all day. We ended the night with dinner in (leftover for me and short ribs from the hotel restaurant for Andy). It was ...
... ridge that looks like, wait for it, a sleeping giant. He was really cool. Legend has it that the islanders would light fire behind him so that attackers to the island would believe that the giant was rising to help beat the attackers off. We had such a great time with Cliff, he is such a sweet people person! He brought us up ginger flowers, which are scenting our apartment with their heavenly aroma as we speak. Another amazing ...
... on money. Lastly, I hope to gain a great tan, but not wrinkles and skin cancer. I rarely ever use sunscreen lotion because I want to get as tan as I can, but I know I'm hurting my body in the long run. I need to learn how to start using sunscreen, while I'm out in the harsh UV rays in Hawaii. Hawaii could possibly be the place where I decrease my chances of getting wrinkles or skin cancer early on.
... pristine, white, deserted, sandy beach."
“That sounds wonderful,” we agree.
The following day, we have a great time with the two owners. I arrange with the blond owner to send me a lid of “Kauai Electric” marijuana after their next harvest. Several months later, I receive the goods in the mail, and rush to the phone.
“Pinky, the Kauai Electric just arrived. Do you want try ...
... to make supper. Derek made "garlic" bread with sandwich rounds, butter, and sprinkled Italian Dressing powdered mix on top, Larry put the salad together from Costco and I made the spaghetti with garlic spam which I fried in a little olive oil before adding the pasta sauce. It all turned out great and we ate by the pool. Today was pretty clear so there were very few clouds for a good sunset. After supper we did the dishes, blogged, had showers, and watched Doc Martin.