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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great location if you want to travel the island as we did. Central to all roads. About the same travel time to the last points in all directions. Everyone was very friendly, happy to talk, good advice. BUT NOT THE FRONT DESK LADIES. Someone must have told them not to smile. I got one to smile for...

Thank Bob W
Glendora, California
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Staff is extremely nice and helpful, and always had a smile on their face, which made me feel welcome. Kapa'a is a heavily populated area so you may come across some "traffic", but it was never backed up too badly during our one week stay. If you're looking for child-friendly beachfront, this is not your resort. It's windy in this...

2Thank Yvonne G
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect! We stayed in b208 which we found on vrbo and the owner Bryan was amazing! Even provided snorkel gear and beach towels and umbrella with the condo! It was perfect for couples as well as family because of the two rooms and bunk beds for the kids. It's centrally located...

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

For our trip to Kauai we wanted to be near a town (in this case Kapa'a), so that narrowed our options for hotels. We chose the Pono Kai mostly for this reason, as we are not very interested in the usual Hawaiian resort hotels (we don't golf, use spas, etc.) The Pono Kai was a great option for us. It...

1Thank Laura J
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a nice property, well maintained with lovely grounds. The unit we stayed in (E104) was a one-bedroom ground floor with a full kitchen and living room, which opened onto a lanai with a partial ocean view. There was no partial ocean view from the rooms. This was was not a renovated unit, but it was good enough. I...

1Thank vibiaron
Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Upon check in which is strictly at 4pm I explained to the desk that I had sent two emails to Pono Kai over the last 6 months asking if they could provide information on the location of the unit I would be staying. I never received an answer to either emails. I was told that they "normally" responded to emails...

3Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I am a bluegreen owner, and this is one of their properties available. I have stayed here three times, and each has been different. This time they were working on the seawall (which they did not reveal on booking) - so the construction noise really messed things up - especially the singing bowls/meditation hour on the grounds we had paid...

2Thank Amzie H
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is not a fancy resort type of property. However, it is clean, the staff is helpful, and it has a pretty good location. Driving to the north shore to Princeville or Hanalei is about 30 minutes. Driving to Lihue or the airport is pretty close too. The traffic can be bad during "rush hour" since it is a 2...

2Thank Allen H
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect Kapa'a, Kauai small condominium resort on the ocean and on the multi use walking/bike path! Pono Kai is quiet, yet full of fun things like the pool and spa. Tennis courts, workout room, shuffle board, croquet, putting green, and more... The resort is right on the edge of Old Kapa'a Town. Walk to restaurants, boutiques, shopping,...

3Thank RadioBirdman
Bloomingdale, Illinois
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon. The check in process was simple and the ladies at the front desk were very helpful when checking in. The original room we received was a handicap room and didn't have a full shower. We requested to change and they were more than willing to help us find a room that...

1Thank Emily G

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pono Kai Resort

Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1658
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range: $220 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“Our room, building J, was away from the beach, first floor- easy parking right in front, close to laundry and front desk, and not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles griswaldd, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms can be breezy and windy, but are the best bet.”
 of 5 bubbles bryanf23, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the ground as we saw no advantage of the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles ZZBottoms, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Beach front location in central area for visiting the island of Kauai”
 of 5 bubbles Bluejay56, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The best think is to talk to the reservations directly about the rooms, locations.”
 of 5 bubbles AZwonder, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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