Princeville Resort

Kauai, Hawaii

The hotel

This is tropical sophistication as its finest! Not only does the St Regis occupy one of the most spectacular locations in Hawaii, it offers a wide range of world-class amenities too. First up is the impressive swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and lush gardens – grab a lounger, a good book and revel in the simplicity of outdoor life. There are also safe, calm waters protected by the Anini Reef, complete with some great snorkelling opportunities for beginners and the more experienced alike, or enjoy horseback riding along the majestic Na Molokama mountain range and kayaking the idyllic Hanalei River. If you’re a golf buff, you’re in luck, the renowned Makai Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, is an enviable place to tee off, winding around serene lakes, native woodlands and gorgeous coastline – try not to get distracted by views of Bali Hai! The sunsets in this part of the world are nothing short of breathtaking. Enjoy a ringside seat at one of the many bars and restaurants at your disposal, sipping on a Mai Tai as evening gets underway.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the north shore of Kauai, boasting stunning views of the Emerald Mountains and Hanalei Bay. The quaint communities of Kilauea and Hanalei are close by for browsing.

Hotel information

251 guestrooms and suites. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, table top radio and iPod sound deck, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Mountain or Garden View Room with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean View Rooms overlook Hanalei Bay and the Pacific Ocean, with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Ocean View have upgraded views of Hanalei Bay and the Pacific Ocean, with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Prince Junior Suite offer ocean views and located on floors eight through eleven, with a living and dining area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

St. Regis Ocean View Suites have a foyer that leads to a spacious sitting and dining area and an adjoining bedroom. This suite also benefits from the signature St. Regis Butler service. There's 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Makana Terrace (breakfast/dinner – Asian/local cuisine), Nalu Kai Grill and Bar (lunch), The Kauai Grill, St Regis Bar, Napali Café, Mailani Dinner Show (every Wed, booking required and payable locally). Swimming pool, kids' pool. Fitness centre. Pool side Halele’s Spa*. Makai Golf Course and Club*. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. Valet parking $32, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee from $35–$50 plus tax, per room per night, payable locally (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Lei greeting and welcome Refresher - High Speed Internet Access - Morning Makai Golf Course Shuttle Service (reservations are required in advance) - Daily Fitness Class - Daily Cultural Experience - Press Reader Free Access to newspapers & magazines of your choice - Art of Sabering – Daily sabering lesson - Discounted Golf and Preferred Tee time at Princeville Makai Golf Club. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply Wonderful Even During the Worst of Times!

Apr 4, 2020 kellyj730 Loveland, Colorado

We stayed at this resort during the worst of times. This was Mid-March just as the Virus pandemic was starting to get real in Kauai. We had rented a house in Heana through VRBO and due to a flash flood in Hanalei we got stranded on the opposite site of the bridge from our rental. We were with our two sons and had nowhere to stay and none of our… Read more
We stayed at this resort during the worst of times. This was Mid-March just as the Virus pandemic was starting to get real in Kauai. We had rented a house in Heana through VRBO and due to a flash flood in Hanalei we got stranded on the opposite site of the bridge from our rental. We were with our two sons and had nowhere to stay and none of our belongings. We walked into the Princeville Resort to see if they had rooms available and they did! The wonderful lady at the front desk set us up in a high floor ocean view room that was outstanding for the same price as a standard room. The room was large, well appointed, and the view was out of this world! We used the pool, coffee shop, and beach while we stayed and loved every single minute. The most wonderful pool I have ever experienced! A scary horrible situation with our kids turned out to be a wonderful over the top luxury side trip. Thank you to this resort for helping us turn Lemons into Lemonade Read less
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Mar 30, 2020 DTWWorldTraveler Birmingham, Michigan

DO NOT STAY HERE My husband and I stayed here for 1 night celebrating our anniversary. This was a splurge for us as it was almost 700 a night for a suite and a view. We were absolutely disgusted. I visited this property years ago when it was the St. Regis. The positive reviews are from when it was a different company. The bed was stained, the… Read more
DO NOT STAY HERE My husband and I stayed here for 1 night celebrating our anniversary. This was a splurge for us as it was almost 700 a night for a suite and a view. We were absolutely disgusted. I visited this property years ago when it was the St. Regis. The positive reviews are from when it was a different company. The bed was stained, the room appeared dirty, and there were bugs. When we checked in I knew something was lacking from the service. Our room number was written on a post it when we checked in. The front desk said it was a “green” hotel now. We immediately checked in the room and went straight to the pool. The pools looked gross, not from what I remember. At 7 pm or so all lights are turned off outside. We received a message it was due to protecting the wildlife. We’ve stayed at many hotels in Hawaii and have never heard of such a thing. I feel it was a tactic for the hotel just to save money on electricity. The hotel workers all seem sad and grumpy. I actually asked one employee what happened to the hotel and they told me “management is trying to save money so we are working on a skeleton crew, the hotel is operating at bare minimum”. I have traveled to many places, honestly this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed at 1 star hotels for work. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best 5 star experience I have had!

Mar 30, 2020 arth532

All the recent negative reviews are very misleading. Don't let a little chipped paint deter you. This was by far the best 5-star hotel experience I have had. The hotel was very grand and opulent feeling and the views were amazing. There were so many details often ignored or overlooked by other 5 star hotels. The brunch was fantastic! The concierge… Read more
All the recent negative reviews are very misleading. Don't let a little chipped paint deter you. This was by far the best 5-star hotel experience I have had. The hotel was very grand and opulent feeling and the views were amazing. There were so many details often ignored or overlooked by other 5 star hotels. The brunch was fantastic! The concierge Minda was awesome! Very know legible and helpful. The room and hotel was very clean and the service was impeccable perhaps it was partly due to the fact that it was not very busy due to covid-19. I strongly recommend staying on the north end of the island as it is much much better and less crowded and touristy than the south end were most of the hotels are. The town of Princeville and Hanalei were really quaint with lots of mom and pop stores. It truly had an island feeling compared to other resort areas in Hawaii. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sold, a little bit of a downer

Mar 25, 2020 Bythebeach Ocean City, New Jersey

My wife and I started our Hawaiian vacation at the PR. Little did we know that the resort was sold and to be closed for renovations in about a month or so. This gave us a little of a downer as we were told that they were a little short staffed as some had left and certain things would not be available like the pool bar and grill (but it was open… Read more
My wife and I started our Hawaiian vacation at the PR. Little did we know that the resort was sold and to be closed for renovations in about a month or so. This gave us a little of a downer as we were told that they were a little short staffed as some had left and certain things would not be available like the pool bar and grill (but it was open during our stay). We noticed that the resort has seen better days with deferred maintenance and dated amenities. That aside, the resort is located on the beach with nice views of the ocean, mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets. A couple of slight bugaboos was that they did not have accessible ice makers. You needed to call to have ice delivered. Second is they only have valet parking. This resort will be 5 star once renovations are completed and most likely be a much higher price than we paid. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating View with serious cons

Mar 17, 2020 K2747 Washington DC, District of Columbia

This resort is absolutely the most beautiful location in all of Hawaii, and maybe the best location of any hotel I’ve ever stayed in worldwide. The view is spectacular. That said, the hotel is closing next month for renovation, and the cracks show prominently. I wasn’t sure whether to believe some of the reviews, but they’re true. The rooms are… Read more
This resort is absolutely the most beautiful location in all of Hawaii, and maybe the best location of any hotel I’ve ever stayed in worldwide. The view is spectacular. That said, the hotel is closing next month for renovation, and the cracks show prominently. I wasn’t sure whether to believe some of the reviews, but they’re true. The rooms are date and musty. The staff are complacent- it’s like saying in a 2 star hotel, with a 5 star view. The food is fine, but way, way, way overpriced. They are so understaffed, the valet attendants left “unexpectedly”, there was no one at the pool’s towel hut for two days, and the bar staff cannot possibly keep up, and don’t seem to care. The spa is not very well appointed, with very few amenities and extremely overpriced services. I’m sadly disappointed I didn’t follow others’ advice and save some money to stay somewhere else and just stop by for a drink on the terrace to take in the view. I’ll be excited to return once the location reopens under new management with renovations. Read less