"November 2013 Week Visit"
We recently returned from our 1 week stay at the Aston Islander on The Beach. Prior to staying at the facility I read through the reviews from later 2012 and found them to have an overall good rating for cleanliness, quality, and price. I have now completed my stay and found the facility to be the same, very clean, of acceptable quality, and a good […] price. The facility is located in Kapa'a on the east shore. There is no real dining at the facility (there is a oyster bar and seafood deli I did not try) but close by, Kapa'a offers some nice dining (the Bull Shed [steak/seafood], Bobby V [pizza], Country Kitchen [great breakfast], and the Olympic Café [good bar]) and modest shopping. The Beach is quiet and the surf a bit rough but does offer a great lounging point. For the price, this facility offers a very good value. Make a stop at the Costco on your way in and pickup some fresh fruit and small meal items and beverages which can be kept in the small fridge. There is also a small microwave in the rooms as well. Having stayed at every kind of facility from flea bags in remote Alaska to 5 star resorts on Puerto Rico, I would say this Aston offers one of the more reasonably priced stays for the quality. There are some give and takes to be aware of though; Kapa'a would not have been my first choice for location. Po'ipu on the south shore offers great snorkeling at Brennecki's beach. Also, for the five star, you might consider Princeville and the St. Regis. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love the island. The locals are awesome."
I am totally about natural beauty! I really enjoyed the river raft tour to the north shore. We went in to shallow caves momentarily, snorkeled with sea turtles.. Very fun. Hikes and beaches are amazing. The hotel was great. Not necessarily what I expected from watching fantasy island but definitely low key and beautiful. The hotel beaches are not for […] kids to play in. Lava rock is too dangerous. You'll have to hike down shore a little or drive to a local beach. I wish I could have stayed longer. I will be back. Scott. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Works great for us"
Annual stop if we need extra night in kauaiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, great value, beachfront"
We enjoyed our stay at the Aston Islander on the beach very much. The rooms are not fancy, but very comfortable and perfect for us. The oceanfront rooms cannot be beat. We opted to stay here rather than our time share which had no air conditioning and was not on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bar in pool area"
Not fun to have drunk people in pool area watching you swim; besides that it was a nice placeGenuine Expedia guest review
"First Time to Kauai"
Good hotel with fun location. The coconut marketplace was closed so you had fewer walking food options. Overall it was a good stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location to head North or South"
Upon arrival, we upgraded to an oceanview and were very pleased with the room, view, staff. The internet was not working the first day, but we spoke to the front desk and by the next morning it worked perfectly. Breakfast is minimal from 8-9am only and only took part in this one time. Great location as we tend to head North or South depending on activities […] or daily plans. We love staying in Kapaa and will be back again. Room was clean, comfortable bed and location was perfect for us. The price can't be beat. You'll have to do more driving, but we don't mind since we are up early (time change) and start heading North or South towards activities, beaches, snorkeling, etc. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel right on the beach!"
All the staff was VERY nice to my girlfriend and I. The rooms have a cute, island feel to them. Theres no room service or restaurant inside the hotel but there's Trees restaurant right next door. This place is quieter as compared to other resorts- minus the roosters of course! FYI: Kauai has roosters/chickens every where! I also liked the DVD/game rental […] kiosk in the lobby, but the best thing is that they have a small tiki bar by the pool :) PS-parking is free, but there's a resort fee of $15 per day Mahalo! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place our 3rd time at this property."
The key is to book an ocen front room. Open your patio door and let the oceans soothing noise brring peace to you. Kauai is incredible. Its not a go go go place. More of a relax relax relax place. Dont be in a hurry. Enjoy the island, the people, and get into the spirit of aloha. Unlike some we had no trouble finding parking. On kauai you do not want […] a large rental car. In fact you want the smallest one you can get. Cracked me up to read reviews complaining about the ocean being to loud. The property itself is fantastic. Beautiful. The grounds are cleaned daily. The rooms are clean, theres some dirty grout around the tub. Otherwise the room is a super value. Its not a 5 star property, and at the low price its a steal. Aloha. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful View on the Beach"
We were very happy with our stay at the Aston Islander. It is tucked away behind the Coconut Marketplace. We had an oceanfront room and it was very nice. We were surprised by the additional resort fee as the only amenity was a pool. The room furniture was starting to show it's age but the room was well equipped with fridge, microwave. The view is worth […] the money. Thanks to Lloyd at check-in and Ben at the bar. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
requested bottom floor was not informed we would not get bottom floor.. after first night stay requested additional window curtains/blinds be put up to block stairway building lights from shinning in our room all night. that also did not happen. after second request we felt ignored and no one cared. grounds were beautifully maintained, but did not appreciate, […] due to not having good night sleep... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We spent two nights here on a romantic vacation. Coming back to the hotel late at night for the second night we expect to come to a nice clean room. The room had not been cleaned that day, bed not made and dirty towels on the floor. The maid service was already gone. Overall the beds were worn and uncomfortable and the resort does not appear as nice […] as the photos online. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a nice hotel right on a beach. The grounds are very pretty and well maintained, great sunrise views! Nice pool area. Didn't spend all that much time at the room, but for the most part, the hotel is pleasant and quiet. Parking, however, is awful. That is basically the only reason I would not stay here again. No one travels 4,500 miles to fight […] for a parking place at the hotel they have paid for. Also, the beach isn't recommended for swimming. It would be a lot better though if they would rake the sand to keep it clean of debris so you could walk bare foot without getting injured. There are a lot of sticks & sharp things from the trees on the sand, so you really cannot walk the beach without shoes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful view, mediocre room"
This little hotel is situated on a very beautiful beach with great views and light foot traffic. The lanai was great to sit and eat breakfast at, and the sunrises were amazing. The doors were a bit odd, the front door was extremely heavy I suspect to ensure it closed when you left, however several times we came home from small excursions to find that […] it hadn't closed completely. The back door opened what seemed like backwards. The curtains over the sliding door only closed one way and they had to be completely open to get out the back door. The A/C unit worked well to keep the room at a comfortable temperature, but the fridge did not keep drinks cold enougadndwas not adjustable. The lighting in the bathroom was not bright enough, and the fan did not keep the mirror from fogging even after one quick shower it would be completely fogged over. The pool area was cleaned every single day,so getting in the hot tub and pool in the evenings was very relaxing and sanitary. In the pool area there was also and bar with cold beer, wine and mixed drinks at reasonable prices. There was also 3 propane grills in this area to cook food on if you don't feel like going out. The staff was excellent. They were helpful, funny, and always did everything they could to assist us without any hassle. The continental breakfast leaves something to be desired but combined with a few groceries from the local market breakfast was covered. We would stay here again, not the cleanest rooms but manageable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed here for three weeks, and it really became our home away from home. The East coast location was perfect because we seemed to be close to everything we wanted to do. The market acrossed the parking lot provided nearly all of the shopping for supplies that we needed. On Tuesday and Thursday they even had a farmer's market. The pool and bar were […] wonderful for days that we wanted to kick back. The kitchenette combined with outdoor grills gave us the option to fix lots of our own meals. However, the fridge did not have a freezer section. Our balcony was a garden view, but we could see both the ocean and some gardens. It was a nice place to sit and enjoy sunrise. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The beach chairs that the hotel had available on the beach were all broken. Hotel needs to invest in some chairs for the beach. The staff was great. Always courteous and willing to assist with anything. Like the idea of being able to print out boarding passes and the availability of getting a movie from the kiosk.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average, only average"
This was only average, nothing fabulous, nothing lavish - similar to home ONLY truly BAD thing was music at club next door went on nightly til 10 p, they were super loud, too loud to even be able to talk or watch tv.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant stay at an excellent price!"
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at the Aston Islander on the Beach. I found it to be a convenient "home base" while I was on Kaua'i, with restaurants, dessert shops and a nice store for small goods within walking distance. The parking lot is also home to one of the few places open late night with live music. The property itself is exactly what you expect […] from a hotel-style condo. My room had two beds, a sink, small refrigerator, a microwave, air conditioning and all the remaining amenities typical of a hotel. A manager meet-and-greet breakfast was served daily and a weekly happy hour with live local music was a treat. I found the staff to be excellent and incredibly friendly, from the front desk, to housekeeping, management and the bartenders - everyone treated me well. I would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"on the beach"
everyone was nice, nice pool, great service in pool and live bands on pools edge, on the beach, restaurants, easy access to highways,Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is perfectly situated and very central. Staff is very friendly and very professional. We will definitely stay at this hotel on our next stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel, pleasant stay."
We ordered an oceanfront room which we received. The sunrises are gorgeous from the balcony. The ONLY problem with the ocean front rooms, is that they are quite a hike from the parking lot (when you can find an available space) when you are dragging luggage, scuba gear or groceries. That is the only downside that I can mention, but on the other hand, […] we didn't have to hear car doors slamming and cars starting up at all hours of the night, so this really isn't a complaint!. The landscaping is gorgeous. The hotel is very nice, clean, and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rooms are outfitted well with a coffee maker and refrigerator (no freezer), and the bathrooms are nice and large. There are several nice restaurants and shops in walking distance, and the kayaking outfitter we used was in the same area (plaza) as the hotel. There is a wonderful place to eat breakfast called Eggbert's in the same area. We had a wonderful stay at this hotel and would return again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Friendly Staff, quite, wonderful garden, wonderful sea. The rooms (with partial view) are essential but I didn't need more. For me was really regenerating.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was a great surprise for us. We booked a garden view room, but they gave us an upgrade to an ocean view room. The view was beautiful and the room was really clean and spacious. The employees were always friendly and helpful. We didn't use it, but the hotel offers a concierge service and I listen from other guests that the service is great. […] Also, we were not expecting it, but the hotel offers a nice "grab and go" breakfast including bagels, croissants, patisseries, fruits, milk, coffee and tea. The hotel has a nice bar by the pool that is a good option for a drink in the end of the day. The swimming pool, however, could be bigger. Kappa is a great location if you want to explore the island, because you are in the middle of north shore and south shore and close by the airport. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"parking issue - beautiful place though"
we've stayed at this hotel for 9 days. and due to limited parking infront of the hotel we had to park the car in the overflow parking which you needed to get a permission for in the lobby every night. but the beautiful beach and pool area made up for that. i'd recommend this hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very helpful staff."
Right on the ocean front, air conditioned, clean rooms, helpful staff what more could you ask for.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed only two nights. The hotel was a good value and exceeded our expectations. The location is convenient, easy to go in either direction. The desk staff was helpful. It's nice that they serve a continental breakfast. There is no restaurant on the premises, but there are several options in easy walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
I have been going here for 10 years and won't stay anywhere else. It always amazes me with the comfortable beauty vof the place, location and staff. Great for the soulGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely stay & I can't wait to go back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great location!"
We chose to stay at the Aston Islander for our honeymoon to Kauai and once we got there, we were really glad we chose this hotel. First off, the location is GREAT. You are on the East shore of the island which puts you right in the middle of the north and south shores, which you will want to visit during your trip. We also asked for an upgrade with […] one bed instead of two since it was our honeymoon, and they gave us a free upgrade with ocean view. The staff was very nice and pleasant with the exception of one lady who was a little rude, but other than that, everyone was very nice and willing to help. The ocean was just steps away from our room which made it nice to walk there in the mornings and have breakfast. You cannot swim in the ocean at this hotel but it was still beautiful to wake up to. Overall, we really liked this hotel. I told my husband I would stay here again when we come back. Also - one added perk, there are two grocery stores 2 seconds away from this hotel, as soon as you leave the complex you run into them. This was real convenient since we bought groceries and beverages to load up our fridge. Also, everywhere closes early on this island, around 8/9pm, and the grocery store near the hotel is the only grocery store on the island that is open 24 hours! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach and shopping."
Good food and music nearby at Trees lounge.Awesome Sushi at Kintaro close by as well.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel and beach, but not possible to swim."
The corral reef is so close to beach that it is not possible to swim. Staff is ok, rooms are nice but even we asked for vacuuming the carpet it was not done. The beach itself is beautiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
excellent location, and costumer services.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, convenient to Kapaa."
Pretty nice place but the breakfast is nothing to write home about and what's up with the $15/day amenities charge?Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the beach"
I stayed here for only two nights, as my trip was just over the weekend. I found the hotel pleasant, my room was clean, and was really only a few yards to the beach! The staff was nice. My only disappointment is the lack of enough parking for the guests. You had to be back to the hotel by 6 or 7pm, or you had to park down the the street.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and price"
We stayed here for our honeymoon 6.5 years ago and decided to stay again for our vacation from 8/30-9/6. We do not spend much time in the hotel room, so this hotel is perfect for us. There is a small kitchenette in the room which is nice. We were in an ocean view room on the 3rd floor of the Lanai building. The view is nice, but it is also right above […] the pool which can be noisy. The location is great and you can walk to the Coconut Marketplace which has a general store, several souvenir shops and a few great places to eat. It is very central to everything you may want to do on the island. We knew it would be busy since it was the Labor Day holiday, but the hotel was packed and a bit too crowded for us. We had trouble finding parking several of the nights. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very nice stay"
This is a very nice hotel in a great location close to restaurants and the beach as well as the river. Room was clean and modern. We had a good stay overall. One thing I would like to point is they don't have a 24 hour front desk. The first night we came late and they had left our keys with security. The key wouldn't work and security guard's key also […] wouldn't work, so we had to check in at another hotel for the night. They didn't charge us for the night so all is well, just something to keep in mind if your flight arrives late. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay while in Kauai"
We really enjoyed our stay at the Aston Islander on the Beach. It is a great location, well suited for both heading out on daily island adventures or just relaxing on the beach or around the pool.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The hotel in center of all Kaui"
Great place to stay clean comfort and relaxing environment .. Something I dislike was they said there will be breakfast but is not true they just have coffee and donuts not a complete good breakfast and to top it off they mandatory charge you a 15.00 resort fee per day that you stay with them . Also when me and my wife decided to go for a swim we came […] back with our hotel room door wide open they must have gave out the wrong key ..we got lucky and no stole anything. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our primary purpose was to golf and that we did! Of the 7 courses, we did 5 and some twice. The traffic in Kapaa get quite heavy during the work hours so it is helpful to know there are upper roads you can take to by pass. The hotel was conveniently located and more than adequate for our needs,. Next time I would ask for a ocean view though!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, but few amenities"
The hotel itself was ideally located and very clean. The hotel is right on the beach, although there are posted warning signs about rough current. The pool is small, but never seemed particularly busy. The pool had a small bar, but no other amenities. The pool area did have BBQs, which was a nice feature if you wanted to cook for yourself for a few […] nights. The room was clean and well appointed. It had a coffeemaker, small refrigerator and a microwave. There were plates, cups and silverware in the cabinet. The beds were comfortable, and the room had both an AC unit and a ceiling fan. I could have used another blanket on the bed, but that's probably just me. The in-room wi-fi was reasonably fast. The phone was crackly, to the point that it was useless for making calls. The only complaints I have relate to the parking and the continental breakfast. If you try to park after about 6 p.m. the lot is full and you have to park in the driveway that services several hotels. There is overflow parking, but it also fills up and and you have to move your car by 10 a.m. The continental breakfast was coffee, powdered creamer and some pastries. No juice, milk, cereal or hot food. We arrived about a half-hour after it opened, so it wasn't a matter of it being gone, it was never there to begin with. There are several options in the adjacent shopping center, but with breakfast being part of the resort fee, it would have been nice had it offered more. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"wonderful affordable place to stay"
We were only here two nights, as we were staying multiple places during our time on the island, however it was a very nice place. We ended up getting upgraded to an ocean view to help another customer out who needed two double beds instead of one King. There is a nightly resort fee which was very reasonable compared to another place we stayed. The Saturday […] night band and drinks at the pool were really relaxing. The staff is all very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
HOTEL WAS FINE BUT DID NOT LIKE THE $15 per day charge extra. Our reservation was "paid in full" but then they added a hotel charge per day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for a short stay"
It was good for a short stay. Conveniently located to restaurants & shops. Nice beach. The only glitch was we were unable to print airline boarding passes in the lobby because the internet connection was down.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This place is just GREAT! We stayed there for our honeymoon while in Kauai.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent for short stay"
The wifi did not work... There is a $15/night fee for cleaning & wifi which I found out about during checkout... The staff is not very accommodating, considering the fact that wifi did not work & the hotel insisted on charging the extra feeGenuine Expedia guest review
"GREAT PLACE TO STAY!"
Amazing place to stay with an awesome staff! We are already planning another trip to come back!Genuine Expedia guest review
This was our 2nd stay at Aston Islander and we were just as pleased as the first time we stayed at this hotel. The location in Kapaa is central for trips around the island and close to grocery stores, shops, and restaurants right in front of the hotel. (Check out Kilauea Fish Market for some tasty fish tacos and Trees next door for some great live music […] in the evening) The location of the hotel on the beach is nice for a short leisurely stroll or gazing at the beautiful view. I did go for a swim at the beach here and there were some others in the water but the conditions are rough and there's a lot of rocks. Proceed with caution and use common sense or drive to another beach with safer conditions. There are signs on the property warning you of these conditions. There are some gas grills conveniently located near the pool. Plan to grill while there's still some daylight or bring a flashlight as it gets pretty dark in this area. You might find the pool and jacuzzi to be small and get crowded for the size of the hotel. This didn't bother us as the pool/jacuzzi aren't a priority when we're on Kauai. In summary, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Islander and would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Parking is a problem"
Parking is at a minimum here. Is free but if you aren't early you have to make in the mall and walk a ways. The place was a little dated but it was very reasonably priced.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bad start.......soon got better"
I reserved ocean front well in advance. Since my wife and I wanted an upper view I telephoned the hotel TWICE and requested a second floor accommodation. Both times I was assured that our request would be satisfied. Upon arrival I was told that our room would be on the third floor. My wife can handle one flight of stairs but no more. I explained to […] the receptionist that I had requested and was assured that we would be accommodated on the second floor. She insisted that her records showed a third floor request? She then said that we could be placed in a second floor room in another building. I went to the new accommodation and, to put it mildly, was shocked that the room was not ocean front and only had a limited ocean view! I returned to the receptionist and explained that it was not what I paid for. She apologized and said that she was not familiar with that particular building. To her credit, she looked through her records and found another room for us. With great trepidation I went to this room. I am happy to say that it was what I had originally hoped for and expected.....second floor, balcony, fantastic panorama view! I have no idea why the mix-up occurred in the first place. I did not get the impression that it was the clerk's fault since she was reasonable and quite helpful. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay otherwise. My wife cried when we left. We look forward to returning again and again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, cozy room at the beach."
We had a great time, pool was nice, room was comfy, very quiet, beach access was perfect, staff was friendly, highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
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