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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I'd give this 3.5 stars if I could. It's current overall rating of 2.5 stars is inaccurate so my 4 stars is meant to bump it a little. It's right on the water, walking distance to the grocery store and the center of Kapaa. Facilities are older, but 2.5 stars makes it seem like a run down motel, which it... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our condo management company manages, but appreciate your kind words. The location definitely can't be beat and we hope to see you at the Pono Kai again! Keith Condominium Rentals Hawaii More 

Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I have visited the Pono Kai several times over the past 20 years and it remains one of my favorite place to stay in Hawaii. The grounds are large and feel like a park. The rooms are comfortable and general well kept. Although the property is a little dated, the resort strives to keep it in good order. Kapaa is... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

My husband & I had a 2nd-level one bedroom apartment in this complex; stayed here with a group of friends who shared a ground-floor 2-bedroom apartment. We had a great time! Loved the location in Kapaa, and on Kauai, and we were VERY pleased with the price we paid per night. Staff were friendly, units were clean, enjoyed the pool,... More 

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Lake Tahoe
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is the 3rd year we have visited our timeshare at Pono Kai. While we still love the accommodations, cleaning, and maintenance supplied, the "Concierge" has steadily gone down in our estimation, becoming nothing more than "used car salesmen" for the various tours on the island. They are fun and inviting during their sales pitch to go on 2 for... More 

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2 Thank yovdo
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay. People are so friendly and helpful. Concierge arranged everything. Very convenient to airport. Walking path next to ocean and goes for 7 miles. Large kitchen that is well stocked with essential kitchen pots, pans and utensils

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our condo management company manages but I am glad to hear you found everything you needed for your stay on Kauai. The paved beachfront path you mention is definitely a great walk or bike ride to explore! Mahalo,... More 

Maine
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our 20th anniversary. We stayed through a vacation exchange. We knew we could not request a specific building and were pleased when we ended up on the ground floor of building D. I enjoyed being able to walk out of our room right to the beach. Loved the walking/biking path. We did find... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed at Pono Kai through our time share and like some others were a little concerned given the reviews, however the staff were very nice and accommodating. I apparently had booked an efficiency with a murphy bed which would not have fit my husband and I , but they upgraded our room to a queen 1 bedroom which was... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 21 wedding anniversary at Pono Kai, August of 2013. I was a little concern when reading some of the reviews. However, we decided to take a risk and stay at the Pono Kai. The condo was in great condition, a little outdated, but overall very clean. The view from the balcony had a great... More 

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Aldergrove, Canada
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I found Pono Kai to be a well maintained, clean and updated resort. All of the staff were very kind and helpful and went out of their way to provide great customer service. The amenities were perfect and had a large variety of beach equipment to borrow or rent. I would stay there again and highly recommend it to others.

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our management company manages there, but happy to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you at the Pono Kai again in the future. Mahalo, Keith Condominium Rentals Hawaii More 

Pana
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I stayed at the Pono Kai for 3 weeks in August. It was great. I paid for a studio in my exchange and received a 1 bedroom upgrade free. I loved the location half way around the island. It was close to everything. Night life, shaved ice, shopping, restaurants, Hula Dance competition, bicycle trail. I got up early every morning... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: €162 - €255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai, HI - Kapaa
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa
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“The 3rd level rooms get a lot of wind that allows more air movement to clear mustiness out the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles 123eves, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor means you can walk right out into the nice courtyard.”
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“remodeled rooms are much quieter.”
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“The wind always blows. Try to get one placed so the breeze blows through your room.”
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“If your unit is owned by VI, forget it.”
  • Lanai of our ground floor unit (E104), partial ocean view (from the lanai).
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