Hotel overview

Nestled on the Coconut Coast, this plantation-style hotel boasts gracious accommodations ideal for families, senior travelers and honeymooners seeking fun in the sun. Spread along six acres of picturesque oceanfront gardens, guests enjoy access to a refreshing pool and poolside bar, quality amenities and a convenient location across the street from the unique dining and shops located at Kauai’s popular Coconut Marketplace.


Kauai Island, HI, USA - Lihue Municipal Airport (L : 5 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1970
Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 198

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Hotel advisories

Advisory Front Desk hours of operation are 7:00am-11:00pm. Instructions will be posted at the Front Desk for guests arriving between 11:00pm and 7:00am. A telephone with a direct line to the Resort Patrol Services will be available. RPS will provide the guest's key/parking pass. The key will be valid for access for one night only. Further instructions will be provided in the key packet to check-in at the Front Desk. A new key valid for the guest's entire stay will be provided at that time.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $20 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Porterage is on a request basis at an additional fee payable to the hotel.

Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• In-room safe usage
• Local and toll-free calls
• Daily newspaper at front desk
• High-speed Internet access & Wi-Fi
• Boarding pass printing available at the front desk
• Blu-ray, DVD and PlayStation 3 game rentals (in the lobby)
• One (1) non-alcoholic welcome drink at The Sand Bar (per adult, per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1976 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable Experience

    We stayed here for two nights and our experience was great despite the whole covid thing. Hotel occupancy was very minimal and so we got to experience this place as if we were the only people here. The tourists aren't back yet so BOOK here before it ends! The staff are very helpful and pleasant, so remember to tip good! Also remember to be respectful during your stay. Thank you.

    Aug 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome Staycation!

    My girl and I wanted to get off Oahu for the weekend and shoot over to Kauai for some fun. Was looking at a bunch of hotels and landed on this gem oceanfront and in a very convenient location. The rooms had a vintage feel and were cozy and the property was gorgeous. Definitely a great price for locals who want to go outer island or for visitors coming to Hawaii. We will definitely be staying here again.

    Aug 07, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pre Covid Paradise

    We have been to the Islander 5 times, now, over the years, the last time was October 2017, before covid-19, 2017 wasn't one of my selections when writing this. Over the years, our first visit was in 2002, this property has steadily been updated, remodeled, and has gone from a 3 star to 5 star rating. We always stay in the Kaua'i building, which is truly oceanfront! The smallish rooms are very tastefully decorated and furnished, comfortable, but clean, with a small kitchenette,not lavish. Go to Poi'pu and spend twice the amount if you want lavish. The colonial feel of the Islander is that of a quaint Kaua'i plantation, and the common areas and grounds are perfectly groomed and taken care of, very tropical. All the staff is friendly, helpful and truly making it Aloha! There is a "Sand Bar" next to the pool, serving killer Mai-Tai's, maybe the best on Island. It's very convenient, in Kapa'a, at the Coconut Marketplace, about a 15 min drive from LIH airport. Every morning, I would get up, walk to Imua Coffee, next door,walk a few more steps, grab a lounge chair on the beach, and at 0632 HST, was treated to a wonderful Kaua'i sunrise.It just doesn't get any better. I can feel the warm trades, and the Pacific Ocean, and, lol, hear the constant roosters, which are all over Kaua'i, thanks to Hurricane Ini'ki in 1993 (Sept 11th!). I can't wait to go back, when it all opens up again. Much Aloha to be had here!

    Jun 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I really miss this place!

    From the time we walked into the lobby, up until we had to leave, it was an awesome experience. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable room, close to everything we needed to be close to. Would definitely stay again!

    Apr 14, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First trip to Kauai-Wonderful

    Wow- Where to begin. Our first trip to Kauai, and boy did we pick the best place to stay. We had a first floor ocean front(and I do mean ocean front) room and it was great. The fist night we had a Monk seal come ashore right in front of the room, a volunteer told us about it, was a pregnant female resting for the whole day. A perfect place to stay so you can explore both sides of the island. Across the street at the Coconut Marketplace, there are 2 great places to eat. Bobby V's for Italian and don't miss the Chicken in the Barrel There is an ABC store there as well, can get all your groceries and they have some really good prices on T shirts and the like. Room was clean and large, great staff, as far as we are concerned, there is no better place to stay on Kauai:) Enjoy if you choose to stay here.

    Apr 13, 2020