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 Incredible location worthy of a Bond villain lair!

Jun 11, 2020 Karen_Whitworth_Art Seattle, WA

Upon stepping out onto the hotel terrace it is hard to imagine such a perfect landscape exists. The towering Kauai mountains and the gorgeous Pacific below both meld into the most serene scene I can imagine. This setting is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to see the hotel after the renovation. Not sure how they can improve, but I am eager to… Read more
Upon stepping out onto the hotel terrace it is hard to imagine such a perfect landscape exists. The towering Kauai mountains and the gorgeous Pacific below both meld into the most serene scene I can imagine. This setting is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to see the hotel after the renovation. Not sure how they can improve, but I am eager to find out! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great sunsets

Apr 17, 2020 Acsith14850

We only visited yo watch sunset from terrace. Outstanding g view and experience. Had cocktails and snacks. Would do it again for sure. Princeville and especially Hanalei bay are great places in Kauai.
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