10 Best budget hotels on Kauai offer high end ambiance and comforts

What's great about budget hotel on Kauai is that they generally don't feel like a budget hotel. They may be a bit smaller than the huge resorts, but most of the affordable places to stay on Kauai are oceanfront and loaded with the usual amenities and comforts you'd want at any hotel - swimming pools, spas, A/C, hot tubs, and privacy. Affordable hotels can be found all around the island, from far out west to to the end of the road by the North Shore's amazing beaches.

Our local expert's favorite budget hotel on Kauai is the Kauai Sands in Kapa'a. This is the most modest of the budget hotels in the list, but it's located on the ocean and offers simple and clean rooms at the lowest price on the island. Not far away is Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach. This affordable hotel has been recently renovated, and now boasts a modern and Hawaiian decor in each room.

Out on the west side, the one and only hotel is also affordable and beautiful. The Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages offers simple luxurious interwoven with history. Private cottages resting along the ocean offer a homey and comfortable feel. Hanalei Bay Resort, nestled above Hanalei Bay on the bluffs at Princeville, is a good and affordable option for those looking for private condos with all the amenities you could need.

Utilize Kauai's budget hotel so you can save your money for things to enjoy outside of the hotel room.



Oceanfront condos are the attraction here, and on site treats include a heated pool (yes, even in Hawaii that's nice), a hot tub, and barbecue area. The individually owned units have free wireless internet, jacuzzi tubs, and are all well kept....  Read More

Hanalei Colony Resort
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With a beautiful view of the Hanalei Bay and the Tunnels Beach, the Hanalei Colony Resort is situated in Hanalei, with close proximity to the Hanalei town and Na Pali Coast. Nearby major attractions include the National Tropical Botanical...  Read More



Guests will refresh the moment the breeze of Hanalei bay touches skin. Located on the north shore of the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, Legacy Vacation Resorts-Hanalei Bay is a luxury, beachfront resort that overlooks Hanalei Bay. The resort...  Read More

Aston Hanalei House and Cottage


Set in the centre of Hanalei, the Aston Hanalei House and Cottage is within an short walk from Hanalei Bay. The hotel enjoys a beachfront location. For fitness and leisure the Aston Hanalei House and Cottage offers beach soccer and volleyball...  Read More



The Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy is located approximately 10 miles from Lihue Airport and on the east shore of Kauai. The property fronts a wide expanse of beach. Nearby attractions include Fern Grotto Tour Boats and Waimea Canyon. Hotel...  Read More



Only five years old, the lovely condominium boasts 210 units, a pool with a kiddie pool, restaurant and great spa featuring Aveda products. This resort is known for having the most high end condos on the east side. Amazingly, the pool is...  Read More



Beautiful, quaint, historic plantation homes make up the sprawling plantation resort on the west side. This place is great, and quite unique. Small plantation homes, from one to five bedrooms with small porches, full kitchens, and claw foot...  Read More



Located on the island of Kauai on the sandy beaches of Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach in Kapaa reminds guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their adventure or getaway. Relax in style at this Kapaa hotel in...  Read More



The great location makes this hotel a winner. Prime location for shopping and the many outdoor activities the east side (and the rest of the island) has to offer, along with nearby beaches. The hotel is a good price for what it offers. You can...  Read More



The Kauai Sands Hotel sits on the beach in the Coconut Coast Resort area. This charming Polynesian style Low-rise hotel offers eight acres of carefully groomed lawns leading to the white sand beach and the blue Pacific Ocean. This hotel is known...  Read More


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