Image of Hanalei Colony Resort.
Photo courtesy: Hanalei Colony Resort.

Known as Hawaii’s Garden Isle, Kauai is definitely in full-bloom when it comes to gorgeous and budget friendly accommodation options. Listed below are our top picks for Kauai best value hotels, each with 3-5 star ratings, and offering affordable rooms, with amenities included, at less than $200/night.

Hanalei Colony Resort

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Heaven on earth takes on a new meaning at Hanalei Colony Resort, located just minutes from the charming small town it’s named after and situated in Haʻena on Kauai’s lush north shore. Unlike the posh and more centralized resorts, Hanalei Colony Resort offers a true escape away from it all, featuring suites with sweeping ocean views or mountain views, private patios, wi-fi, and large picture windows. Suites here also encourage guests to unplug, and do not have televisions, stereos or phones.

Kauai Beach Resort

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Step into tranquility at Kauai Beach Resort, a 25-acre oasis located on a stunning, white sand beach. Minutes from Lihue Airport, getting here is convenient, and staying here is sheer bliss. Enjoy sweeping views from your private balcony, frolic in the resort’s four swimming pools, and feast among its four onsite dining options.

Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach

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Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach brings the best of Kauai to greet each guest, featuring a beautiful beach locale, and offering the highest level of customer service and amenities, including high-speed internet, refrigerators, and private lanais in each of its suites. An onsite spa is also close at hand to soothe and heal you.

Kauai Coast Resort at Beachboy

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Picture yourself beneath swaying palm trees and among endless plumeria blossoms on Kauai’s famed Coconut Coast, for that is what you will find at Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy. Priding itself on helping its guests get back to nature, and really unplug, the resort rooms do not have televisions or phones (wi-fi is included however), and instead offer guests lovely private lanais, full-service spa, an onsite Hukilau Lanai restaurant, and oceanfront surroundings sure to wipe away every worry.

Aston Islander on the Beach

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Aston Islander on the Beach offers visitors a cozy and intimate Kauai experience, featuring charming plantation-style decor that harkens back to Hawaii’s earlier days. Enjoy your stay in any of its lovely guest rooms, take a swim in the sparkling pool, and make some magical island memories at this beautiful beachfront resort.

Castle Mokihana

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Cure whatever ails you at Castle Mokihana, an oceanfront resort property located on Kauai’s eastern shore, and showcasing lovely studios with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean (again, don’t expect TVs here either, but rather take in the tropical beauty of this retreat). Just a few minutes from charming Kapaa town, with its various shopping and dining options, Castle Mokihana offers its guests the best of both worlds with top value and ultimate convenience.

Banyan Harbor

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Budget-friendly and boasting all the necessary amenities one would want, Banyan Harbor Resort is perched upon Lihue harbor, and offers its guests units featuring 2 bedrooms. The resort has a sparkling onsite pool, and is also just a short stroll from Kalapaki Beach, as well as nearby Anchor Cove Mall.

Makai Club Resort

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Makai Club Resort whisks its guests away to paradise, offering a heavenly hillside locale and world-class golfing at its Makai Golf Course. Nestled on Kauai’s famed north shore, this resort offers the golf enthusiast a true dream come true.

Whichever of these eight hotels you choose, take comfort in knowing that you have found the absolute best value for your money as you make your magical Kauai memories.