Aston Aloha Beach Hotel
Address: Wailua, Hawaii, 3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
Close to golf Adjacent to Lydgate Beach Park, this 10-acre resort overlooks the Wailua River and is within a 15-minute drive of Coconut Marketplace, Wailua Falls, and Kauai Lagoons golf courses. Leisure options This Aston hotel features 2 outdoor splash pools, tennis and volleyball courts, shuffleboard, and a fitness center; the Palms restaurant specializes in seafood and regional cuisine. Island style All 216 guestrooms, suites, and cottages at Aston Aloha Beach Hotel offer island-inspired furnishings, refrigerators, video-game consoles, coffeemakers, and resort, beach, or ocean views.
Property amenitiesSwimming pool - outdoorPoolside barSpa tubConcierge servicesFitness equipmentRestaurant(s) in hotelRoom service (limited hours)Bar/loungeBreakfast available (surcharge)Parking (free)Self parkingBanquet facilitiesConference room(s)Event cateringMeeting rooms (small groups)Audio-visual equipmentInternet access - wirelessInternet access in public areas - high speedInternet access in public areas - complimentaryBusiness servicesSafe-deposit box - front deskMultilingual staff24-hour front deskPorter/bellhopSecurity guardNumber of rooms: 216Tour assistanceGift shops or newsstandLaundry facilitiesPatioBarbecue grill(s)Number of floors: 3Elevator/liftSupervised child care/activities
Room amenitiesCable/satellite TVVideo-game consolePay moviesComplimentary newspaper (M-F)Air conditioningMulti-line phoneInternet access - dial-upVoice mailInternet access - surchargeRefrigeratorCoffee/tea makerWake-up callsHousekeeping (daily)Complimentary toiletriesHair dryerIron/ironing boardIn-room safeWindow opensClock radioDeskElectronic/magnetic keysSofa bedRollaway bedsCribs (infant beds) available
Location highlightsMarina nearbyWater nearby
Nice HotelThe hotel was nice, clean and the staff were friendly. THe queen size beds seemed more like full size beds so it was a little small for my husband and me. Overall it was a great hotel.Rating:4
Good dealCant beat it for the price. Great location, and decent rooms.Rating:4
Very comfortable and centrally locatedOur room was clean and comfortable. The only disappointment was that the lounge and restaurant never seemed to be open while we were there. The hotel is well located if you want to explore both the north and south coasts. I would stay there again.Rating:4
explore the islandregarding the price a really good deal, hospitable staff, right by the beach, good if you want to explore the island - both directions about the same driving time to the end of the road, hotel needs some maintenance work and common areas would definitely profit from decorational work, good breakfast, no late evening bar, main restaurant needs rearrangement to become more inviting and cozy
Travelers tip on saving a few bucksIf you go out a lot and are looking for a place to relax at night and have a view of the sea /beach the Aston Aloha is a very good deal.Rating:3
Feels like its almost out of businessStaff always courteous & helpful. Requested extra linens & they were delivered right away with a huge smile. Pool area OK, no complaints. However, the water features both inside & out were dry or stagant. No koi in koi pond. Frog belly up one day, not removed for several hours. Room appeared clean but smelled like a combination of urine & mold. Slider so hard to open we decided it wasnt meant to until we saw the one next door open. Finally managed it. Hashbrowns at breakfast were a deep-fried slab like you get at McDonalds. Beach location would have been wonderful had not the recent storm caused the area waters to be extremely muddy and rough, management cant help that. Hostess in the dining room hawked CDs to the customers. I guess everyone is doing whatever they can to make it these days.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayKauai is beautiful, see all of it. Waimea Canyon awesome. Poipu nice. Dont miss the north side -- Hanalei Bay & Princeville. Did evening drive, saw sunset over the bay, a huge deep sea turtle, Kilauea Lighthouse and the picturesque valley. ATV tour was a blast. Recent rains left plenty of puddles to enjoy, got soaked through to the underwear.Rating:1
Not Impressed at ALLOur family needed a place to stay between condo weeks. We chose this hotel because it was centrally located. However, the hotel was in very poor repair, there were broken lounge chairs by the pool, the paint in the rooms and hallways was chipped, and the room smelled of urine. Luckily we were only there for one night, but we would certainly not stay there again.Rating:4
A Great Place To StayWe were welcomed with aloha at the Aston Aloha Beach in Kapaa. Great location (near the beach and airport), good amenities, and very friendly staff. The room was very clean and comfortable. We felt that the common walkways could use daily vacuuming and repair work needs to be done near the pond (leaking overpass). Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would go back again to the Aston.Rating:4
ConvenientIf you are not one to stay in your room your entire stay this is the place for you. Its reasonably priced and has exactly what you need after a day of adventuring..."a bed"! Clean, quiet, and like I said convenient. Close to town, shops and the beach.Rating:4
True Hawaiian ambiance experiance!Although this is a older hotel, it brings you back to the real Hawaii when times were slower and you were there to just relax and stroll down to the beach and enjoy the sand and surf. We really enjoyed ourselves , stayed in the cottage rooms, had a patio overlooking the park and beach. It may not have all the bells and whistles as some of the other over priced pay for the name hotels(just so you can brag to your neighbors)but is takes you back in time to when Hawaii was a place to go to get away from the big cities where you came from. Ive seen Oahu go from what Kauai is now to a over developed over populated island that I would never go to, with a population of over a million people, thanks to the greedy giant corperations building Wal-marts, Targets, etc. Hopefully Kauaui will keep them at bay, although I was sad to see a Wal-mart there, I only spent my money with the local merchants in thier small towns. I think this was a great hotel with a great location, if your want all the creature comforts of home, then just stay home and stop pissin and moanin.
Travelers tip on recreational activitiesBlue dolphin cruise is a must they will take you up the Napali coast to snorkle and see the caves, they have a great crew a must.Rating:2
needs workWe stayed here just for 2 nights at the end of our vacation, the actual buildings themselves are very old and worn, common areas not clean at all. we were able to look at 3 rooms before we found one that wasnt dark and dismal, it had a beautiful view of the ocean that you could not see because of the dirty INSIDE of the glass door. They were not cleaned with next maids visit either. Whole complex has a rundown feel along with strong urine smells in all of the hallways. The larger swimming pool was constantly filled with ppl from the local beach hopping the fence and getting in. Very sad, this could be a really nice place with a little TLC. I will say the staff we did encounter was extremely polite and helpful.Rating:5
Fantastic place - great stayAloha Beach is located just above the Lydgate Beach Park, one of the best and safest beaches on the island. This is a safe beach for the children and popular with locals who are very nice and accepting of tourists. It is also on the eastern side of the island and magnificent place for watching sunrises. The central location provides easy access to both south and north shores. The hotel has been updated with renovated rooms, comfortable beds, blackout window treatments and granite countertops in the bathrooms. Additional updates are mosaic tile lining both pools and spa, and a very stylish and airy reception area with free Internet access. The staff is courteous and kind. The quality of housekeeping is very good. The hotel participates in the program to save water and energy. The beds were made and room clean and good-looking on a daily basis. Rooms have new doors; no noise from the neighbors during our stay. This is an older resort and there could be additional updates made but they are purely esthetic and nothing that would concern the comfort of your stay. Another very nice feature that comes with age is mature landscaping with big Plumeria trees that were shedding its blooms that occasionally fall into the pools. Parking is free. There is a little fridge in each room - perfect for chilling your drinks or storing small quantities food. We had one breakfast at the hotel and it was poor. The hotel does not provide hair conditioner. Wall mounted hairdryer in the bathroom.
Travelers tip on saving a few bucksIf you choose to make sandwiches and buy snacks it is best to visit Safeway grocery store and sign up for membership at the customer service desk. You will safe almost 30% on everything by getting same prices as locals. Food prices are a little higher than on mainland but not outrageous - grocery store is the best place to reduce food expenses.Rating:5
Wonderful location...steps from the beach; extremely helpful serviceThe hotel couldnt have been in a better setting, our room was literally steps from the beach. The beach it is by (Lydgate) is one of the best places for snorkeling on the island. There are two pools and it has tennis courts too. The staff worked hard to make sure that we were accommodated-there had been problems with the type of beds that were supposed to fit in the room we booked and we got a free upgrade just to ensure that we would be comfortable there. We have stayed at this hotel twice just because it was so ideal and affordable; if we go back to Kauai again, we are going to stay there again without even looking into other places.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayThis hotel is on the east shore, which is helpful for getting around the island, and I would kind of split up the different things you want to do into their locations to see what makes the most sense to do together. Use a guidebook to find hidden treasures (we used The Ultimate Guidebook to Kauai and couldnt have been happier).Rating:4
Nice hotel, great valueWe stayed here 5 years ago. We noticed that rooms were remodeled, new doors, new furniture. Service was nice. Breakfast at the restaurant is not a good deal.Rating:3
Downturn in economy has hurt this hotelHad stayed here twice before & was looking forward to a third stay. But the hotel apparently has been forced to cut back on various amenities (no microwaves in any rooms; wi-fi was not available in our room & connection was sporadic in the hotel lobby; full breakfast buffet at the hotel restaurant has been cut down to a continental breakfast only). In any case the service is still good & the hotel a nice, quiet place in a good location at a low rate.
Travelers tip on local attractionsI like the location because its only 10 minutes away from the airport but just outside the busy town of Lihue. There are plenty of good places to eat nearby + grocery, drug stores & a major shopping center all within minutes. Traffic can be bad, however, as there is only 1 main road around the island.Rating:5
Great stayGreat experience. We would stay here again. Staff was very friendly. The beach with snorkeling area is very convenient and fun.Rating:3
Good location.We picked this hotel because of the great location. It was next to a park for swimming and snorkeling. The hotel had limited staff and it showed. The restuarant had a very small menu and was pricey. You could eat close by at the Coconut Grove so that was okay. The elevator was broken so dont stay there if you need that. Lots of steps up and down with your luggage.Rating:2
Pay for what you get!For the affordable price, its ok - rooms clean and pretty quiet in seclusion. The hotel is located close to the best municipal golf course and major shopping complex and restaurants.
Travelers tipI would not recommend driving during the islands "rush hour" (8am and 4:30pm)on a one-lane highway. Almost got reared ended coming out of the hotel with cars coming at you at over 60 mph!Rating:4
IT WAS ALRIGHTTHE PLACE WAS VERY QUIET. CLOSE TO THE BEACH.Rating:3
Good locationHotel had difficulty finding our reservation. They placed us in a room overlooking the pool, however the sliding glass door could not open for fresh air. Hotel food was just ok, eat out at one of the many restaurants in the area instead. This hotel is located adjacent to a nice family beach with lifeguards on duty.
Travelers tip on recreational activitiesIf you have the time, take the trip out to the Na Pali coast. The scenery is awesome.Rating:4
Good value for priceThis should be listed as 3 stars and could get more with a minimum of updating and attention. The ocean view room was very clean and comfortable with marble vanity and matching tiki and island-style décor. Separate shower/toilet, but the shower was small, even for my petite size. The grounds and views are beautiful, both pools and hot tub were immaculate, and the pool snackbar grill is open for cheap lunches and alcohol until 4:30, but should extend to 5. The breakfasts and buffet were quite good if slightly pricey. The bar was so sad and poorly decorated that no one used it. It needs a TV and new furniture. The hallways need more vacuuming and the elevator was broken. The staff was friendly. Wireless access in lobby only, which had few outlets. Overall I was satisfied and would return.
Travelers tip on diningDinner was limited and overpriced, so go to Mema Thai or Coconut Grove Center.Rating:4
Nice place to stayThe location is the high point of this hotel. It is bordering a beautiful park and the river, so no matter what room you have you can walk to the park and along the beach. The grounds are well kept and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are a little dated and show their age, but how much time do you spend in your room! Nice big restaurant. Great value for the price. Only complaint was they were stingy on the shampoo and did not provide conditioner, as other hotels have.Rating:4
good hotel for moneynice hotel liked my stay at islander on the beach better. But overall nice close to cool little beach park.Rating:5
Excellent ocean view and ability to hear calming ocean wavesWe were first impressed with the amazing beach scenes and hearing the ocean waves. Outside of our window was ocean, outside of our door was immediate access to the pool area- we loved that! Everyone was friendly and accomodating. Special features of cockadoodling roosters and croaking cane toads was an added fun aspect that we greatly enjoyed! We returned at the end of our trip to enjoy it all again! Found the walkway and glimpses of the island life to be fascinating!The lagoon at adjacent Lydgate Park with a variety of fish was captivating.
Travelers tip on recreational activitiesGreat photography options, fishing, snorkeling, sunning on beach, swimming with life guard protection, walkways, playground, picnicking facilities, and close to shopping!Rating:3
Cheap and cheerful and good locationGood location. The hotel is rather shabby looking and the service is very mediocre. It was cheap so I guess you get what you pay for. However, our sheets were not changed once in the 6 nights that we stayed there and there were no balconies on any of the rooms to enjoy the views.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayRecommend a plate lunch at the Fish Market in Poipu and a plate lunch at Pono Market in Kapaa. The canoe trip which can be booked at the Shell Garage is such great fun - you get to go at your own pace and swimming in the waterfall is such good fun. The hike there can be treacherous if its been raining but it just adds to the fun and adventure.Rating:4
Kauai, Hawaii VacationThe hotel was great. The staff was terrific. The rooms were clean and comfortable.
Travelers tip on recreational activitiesThere are a lot of things to do. I would recommend to pick up brochures at the airport and do your own site-seeing. It not only cost effective, but you have the leisure of coming and going at and in your time frame.
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