Rated 5 out of 5 by SusieQ Great Ambience
We loved this hotel. I did have a couple of suggestions. I did not find the restroom by the pool until I asked someone on the last day. It does not appear on the map, and there is no sign before you enter the hallway. We had a delicious meal at the Rum Fire. The musician that was playing was very good, but I would have preferred Hawaiian music since I was in Hawaii. The conceirge was very helpful - the map of Kauai was excellent!
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaPKmP Paradise in Paradise
Our first trip to Hawaii was everything we could expect and more. A large part of what made our trip so enjoyable was the accomodations and service provided by your facility and staff. When we return to Kauai we will definately be staying at your property again. In fact, we joined you travels program and will look for Starwood properties. Below expectations on food was only based on available hours, food quality was outstanding.
October 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ayrshire Tennisfacilities
This hotel advertised tennis facilities but the courts were in such disrepair that they were unplayable Temp basketball net on one court, large cracks with grass growing out of them, very dirty courts with lots of debris and only one with a playable net. perimeter fence with large holes. We went there with the expectation of playing tennis which was not possible. I did complain to the front desk and they said fill out this form?
January 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by carm Disappointed Gold SPG member
I have stayed here on several occasions over the years with my family and friends. So I decided to come back this year with my two sisters to celebrate my 50th birthday. I probably wouldn't have been disappointed but based on past experiences, I was very let down. There must be new management because the feel of hospitality and Hawaiian friendliness just wasn't there. I didn't get the feeling that anyone was empowered to go above and beyond expectations. As a Gold SPG member, I expected to be treated like one, but when I mentioned that it was a special occasion (my 50th), I was kind of given a "big deal, who cares" attitude. At other SPG properties I have stay at for special occasions (such as my kid's bdays), they were always recognized - but not here. It it a beautiful resort, but it doens't feel like the same place. Sadly, I won't return to this property.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattyJFW Beautiful Location
Beautiful Location, nice property and wonderful staff
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joe456 Nice Hotel, Friendly Staff
We stayed at the Sheraton Kauai for our 20th anniversary. Hotel is in a great location. Staff was very friendly and accommodated our needs. Overall nice hotel for the money.
On the minuses - The exercise facility seemed a bit on the small side for the size of the hotel. As a lifetime SPG gold member I requested late check-out but was denied, even though we had to wait for our room to be cleaned at check-in at around 6:30 PM.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muffy64 Awesome location in Poipu
We were very happy with this resort. Really nice atmosphere, especially at night with the fire pits and torches. Quiet at night, which suited us. Go elsewhere for nightlife. Hotel staff were incredibly helpful and responsive. We were upgraded to a better view upon check-in, which was a nice start. After three nights we had an issue with our room which we discussed with Peter, the night manager. He promptly re-assigned us to an amazing room in the Ocean Wing for our last five nights. Great beach location, plenty of whale watching from Rum Fire, and the daily sunset was an anticipated event with guests gathering on the lawn to watch. While housekeeping did an excellent job on daily stuff, I noticed that both the rooms we had were ready for a deep clean (baseboards, high traffic areas on doors and walls, under tables, etc). We look forward to our next visit here.
February 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ronton Hotel staff wonderful, restaurants need work
Stayed at this hotel for the first time with the family this March. Property is a bit dated, but staff are wonderful which often overcomes such things. I was really disappointed by restaurants and not necessarily the food but just by the pettiness. There are various things like kids eat free included in the resort fee, and platinum members are to get a 10% discount, but every time we ate, it seemed to be a negotiation on the bill which unfortunately took away from the experience. Worst by far was Rumfire where I had to involve the manager with still not a reasonable outcome, but breakfast we ate the same meal 5 times (buffet) and never had the same price twice. Honestly it wasn't about the money (probably $50 over the stay) but more about don't offer these special things for platinum guests if it going to be a pain to use them because it just took away from the whole experience.
April 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PBFB Great Location
The Sheraton Poipu was recommended to us by friends. We were a little disappointed upon arriving to find a big round table in the middle of the lobby and absolutely nothing on it- no flowers, no display at all. Seemed like they did not care to make any kind of impression. Overall we were very pleased with the hotel and staff. Location--great beach, several good local restaurants for which the hotel provides a free shuttle.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laurie22 Nice layout and location
Even though this hotel is quite expansive, it is easy to get around. The layout is quite impressive with beautiful landscaping, pools and beachfront. It would be easy to stay just at the Sheraton and never leave. Everything is at your disposal. However, the location of the hotel makes it easy to drive both sides of the island for sightseeing in a day, visit the quaint town of Koloa close by, or shop the small malls nearby.
March 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CATraveler82 A decent place to stay
Overall, a decent place to stay for the money. We would stay there again, but there are some big pros and cons.
-Great location, convenient to restaurants and shops in Koloa
-Fronts a beautiful beach and nice pool
-The grounds are very lush and well-maintained
-The room, while not amazing, was clean and in good condition
-Cleaning, front desk, and pool staff were friendly
-Incredibly thin walls. You hear every closet that gets opened, every time someone drops something, etc., in any of the rooms around you
-The casual restaurant, Lava's, is expensive, not very good, has poor service and surprisingly odd hours (I think they start closing up by around 5:30PM?!)
-The sheets were incredibly stiff. I felt like I was sleeping on a camping tarp.
Overall, we would stay here again...the hotel experience was average, but the location really sells it for us, and being next to a nice beach was key.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TG84105 great location, in-house food choices very limited
The hotel is in a great location, and the beach is very nice. Food option within the Sheraton are limited. The breakfast buffet is fine, with a decent selection.Service is hit or miss - getting a refill for coffee or orange juice might be difficult. The food at the pool bar is adequate, but not a great value. There is no sundry store and the selection of the snack bar is very limited (and the prices are through the roof).
September 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xplorer259 Enjoyed this hotel and area
Forgot to add one thing to our review: there is no smoking around pool area, but, people would choose to ignore this. Around the hot tub in the evening the young 20 somethings had the liquor and cigarettes going. I felt this was disrespectful to other patrons also using the pool area and not in good taste as the signs requested other than that. There is no one monitoring this so I guess they felt entitled to do whatever.
February 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Baiweilien Very unhappy. Worst hotel of our trip
We upgraded to a room with a view of the bar roof. Thank you so much Sheraton Reception. Rooms 2216, 2217, 2218 are utterly blighted.
You buy a room with an ocean view, spend good money and get a view of a roof. A dirty old roof at that. I should have complained there and then. Now I'm kicking my self because I didn't and am now very disappointed with Sheraton.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by anniversary300 A mixed bag
Our room was not ready on check in and then late in the afternoon we got a call and were taken to a room with two double beds instead of a king. We had to wait until the next day and be available for them to move us which basically wasted a day. The staff was good about trying to help once the error was discovered. Asked for a cabana since we had to stay on property until we moved but they were sold out.
I forgot something in my car. the valet was rude rude rude rude he made me walk out to my car at least a block away without any guidance and then was rude when I asked for help. I complained to the manager who sent wine and strawberries to me.
The beach if calm is good for swimming if not calm go to Poipou short drive away. The food was good but a bit pricey.
Overall the service was excellent from most of the folks there.
Once we got into our fourth floor room with king bed with beach view we were more than happy.
The pool made my skin break out it has a lot of chemicals which was too bad since the beach was so rough. It is a good hotel but nothing compared to the Maui Sheraton
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful Poipu Beach
I stayed here during the Rotary District Conference and even though the hotel was undergoing renovations, I found it to be a welcome respite in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Not ostentatious or pretentious, the Sheraton Kauai Resort just fits into its natural surroundings, provides physical comfort, delicious foods and a very friendly and helpful staff that took care of my every need with warm aloha.
October 31, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Battipaglia69 Need lighting and sign upgrades
This resort needs better and brighter hallway lighting; The current lighting is dull and does not properly or safely illuminate the CORRIDORS to the rooms which are layed out in a peculiar and confusing pattern,. In addition, the signs indicating where a group of rooms are located is often confusing. Lastly, You need a better larger sign on Kapili Rd for guests to locate the site, and it should be illuminated at night.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bigguy49 Front desk
Front desk staff was not very friendly, I forgot that I had breakfast included and didn't remember till the next day, so I got cheated out of 1 breakfast. The front desk said when I checked in I should have been told and I wasn't ! Also it was my anniversary and thought I was to get champaign , nothing, not a word about it. The room was fine except the ac unit sounded like a car starting! noisy!!
April 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by holein1 Perfect get away from Colorado winter
The staff was very professional, helpful and friendly, Ryan a concierge was great getting my Tee Times. Verna the morning hostess was wonderful.
The fire pits at night were so nice to sit around and listen to the waves slapping against the shore.
Breakfast that was included couldn't have been better, I should have mentioned the view of the ocean from every window in the dinning room.
It was a perfect vacation! Shirley
February 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CDubi Premier Property in Kauai but needs new Gym and Spa
Our stay overall was wonderful due to the unmatched location and attentive staff, however, several areas need improvement to bring this resort up to world class. The Gym was barely adequate, and there does not really exist a true Spa facility. Also, it needs a good sundry shop and the complimentary shuttle service is a great idea but does not function well in practice (long waits). Otherwise a great resort experience.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beebs87 Great beach facility
The beach, available cabanas, the pool proximity, and the Lava restaurant positioning allow for superb convenience and self-entertainment. Ocean view room upgrade is recommended for the best experience at this resort, but the "private" Garden pool was a treat even if not intended as such. Really close to local tour and adventure meeting locations.
May 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mark67 mixed feelings
This hotel is truly beautiful. We were shocked that the concierge staff even contacted us by email and telephone before the stay. The concierge staff was extremely helpful also during our stay. The pool is lovely although the beach surf is very rough. We encountered a few problems. Our door lock would not work because the battery had run out. It took several workmen about an hour and a half to open the door while we waited and no one in administration offered apology or compensation. We were also surprised that a $30 per night resort charge is added automatically and our protests brought no relief. Why isn't this amount simply part of the nightly fee instead of a required add-on? That would be a more honest and forthright way of treating it. The breakfast buffet had the same food every day. Couldn't pancakes or French toast or similar variations be added for variation?
April 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NotSoHappy Stay here for below average service
Valet is just about useless. We pulled up directly in front of their stand. 5 guys there and not one came over to help with bags. We unloaded then I had to walk to them and ask them to valet the car. Very poor showing.
Eric was a notable exception in the valet. When he was there he was always on it and helpful.
The first day at the pool they tell us 'sorry, not towels'. Really? You don't have enough towels to service a full house? The guy says 'No we don't. Come back tomorrow and we may have more.'
Front desk and concierge were good. Both were helpful and courteous.
Facilities were decent but not spectacular. The shower was loose. Carpets were pretty worn. Overall below average for Starwood properties.
The chairs around the pool were mostly staked out with towels by 8:00 am. No people most of the day but no chairs either so you pretty much have to go somewhere else.
January 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shanz Disappointed
Sheraton Kauai was very disappointing in terms of the room, staff and facitilites. The room and bathroom were old and needed updating. The cleaners kept changing my airconditioning settings! The wifi was terrible and would not work in my room and when i asked about it, reception said they would fix the problem but never did. My credit card was charged without informing me!! The pool was small and insignificant
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose60 This resort is spectacular
The Sheraton Kauai resort is the best resort area on the island. The grounds are beautiful,rooms are spacious, the beach is paradise! All staff are so accommodating, friendly & helpful. Special thanks to Lonnie who checked us & made sure we were happy with our room. We hope to be back again, thanks to all!
June 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adam44 Nice property. Needs some updates.
Rooms near the ocean are updated, larger, and nicer. Rooms across the street need HELP. Definite discrepancy in quality. Very pleased in overall experience. Grounds were clean and enjoyable. Location perfect. Staff friendly.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephia Great staff really took care of our needs
This was a wonderful hotel experience with clean and comfortable rooms with
terrific service. Beautiful ocean and property views and fine dining at Rumfire.
The beach at the hotel was great for swimming. Loved our stay!
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Margaret99 Staff made us feel like royalty.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a fantastic suite with three balconies. Throughout our stay staff went out of their way to recognize us by name. Concierge made restaurant reservations that seemed to result in the best tables. Receptionist recommended a great beach that we had not heard of. Valet parking was quick and all the valets very personable. Hotel shuttle great for local trips.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Terry43 Saved by Blaire
Blaire saved the week with the type of room we requested to celebrate our 43rd anniversary and my upcoming retirement. Initially we were not given the king/ocean view we requested when we made our reservations. When we spoke to Blaire DelaCruz she was very understanding and took control of the situation with a new room, choc. dip strawberries and champagne. Everything was now perfect.
April 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by W2013 Keep your hand on your wallet at all times.
The people who pay the tariff to stay at the hotel are looked up as marks for increased revenue, not hotel guests. "Resort fees" over and above the room charges are "mandatory" according to the manager, not negotiable, and are levied for a package of worthless "amenities" that should be included in the room charge anyway. If the property wants that money, it should just charge more for the rooms and be honest about it and let the customer decide to book the room or not. The "resort fees" buried in the fine print and not explained in any way until it's to late are unfair to the consumer. Add to that the extra charges for basic beach amenities (not included in the resort fee), the $20 breakfasts, the $9 smoothies, etc., and the property becomes a poor value. That said, staff was nice, and the property was nice too, if only it were run by hoteliers and not accountants. Too bad.
December 30, 2013