Princeville Resort

5520 Ka Haku Road | Princeville, HI 96722  [SEE MAP]Princeville, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Incredible views from all points of the resort
Property could use a refresh, some say
Walking into the lobby of the Princeville Resort, you know immediately that you are at the top – the top of the hotel that is. That's where you'll find the lobby, affording jaw-dropping views of the ocean and Kauai's lush coast. Between Hanalei Bay and Kauai's rugged mountains, the resort's stunning location sets this property apart from the competition. According to previous visitors, the guest rooms are just as impressive: Princeville Resort forgoes the kitschy tropical decor in favor of decorative accents that touch upon the resort's natural surroundings with rich, earth tone color palettes. Rooms also come with home theater systems, 300-thread-count linens and, in some cases, balconies. The Princeville Resort also houses multiple distinct restaurants, all of which use ingredients that have been grown or produced on the island. And it's home to an incredible infinity pool – dubbed one of the world's most beautiful. Despite the properties world-class amenities, some past guests feel the Princeville Resort is in need of a refresh.
Princeville, HI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 251 rooms
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  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews


The 251-room Princeville Resort is considered by many to be the premier luxury option in Hawaii, and given the stunning setting overlooking Hanalei Bay, it's hard to disagree.

Conde Nast Traveler


'Service is to die for, but you pay a premium for it.'

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3446 have reviewed the Princeville Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3446 reviews 4.5 (based on 3446 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Princeville Resort are spacious, starting at 547 square feet for a mountain or garden view. Guest room decor is mostly white with orange accents, and rooms offer high-tech amenities, such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs with home theater systems and electronically controlled windows. The marble bathrooms feature oversized tubs and luxury bath amenities.
  • $39 daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, two bottles of water daily, minifridges and twice daily housekeeping
  • Ocean view accommodations are available
Nightly resort fee$39

Standard room size547 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Princeville Resort is located on the north shore of Kauai above Hanalei Bay within the Princeville resort community. It opened in 2018 on the footprint of a 1960s hotel, giving it closer proximity to the beach than most modern Hawaiian hotels and also stunning mountain views of the landmark peak Makana. The Princeville Resort overlooks the Napali coast and is known for being near pristine areas of nature, including a rain forest and a wildlife refuge.
  • Lihue Airport is 30 miles southwest of the hotel
  • Shops within Princeville and also in Hanalei Town, about 5 miles from the hotel
  • The nearby Princeville Ranch offers zip lining, kayaking and hiking tours on 2,500 acres of private land on the north shore of Kauai
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Princeville Resort offers several restaurants and 24-hour room service. Makana Terrace, overlooking Makana Mountain, serves breakfast and dinner and specializes in Hawaiian-inspired cuisine. The Princeville Bar offers jazz and stunning views of the sunset, along with small plates and sushi.
  • The poolside Nalu Kai Grill and Bar serves Mediterranean lunch and tropical drinks
  • Contact the concierge for a picnic lunch from Napali Cafe

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Princeville Resort's 5,000-square-foot infinity pool and three whirlpools sit near the beach overlooking Hanalei Bay. Surrounded by complimentary chaise loungers and cabanas for rent, the infinity pool is open 24 hours and includes towel service, fruit spears, ice water and chilled towels. There is also a kids pool.
  • Poolside food and beverage service are provided by Nalu Kai Grill & Bar
  • Halele'a Spa offers oceanfront massages
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 19-room, 11,000-square-foot Halele'a Spa at the Princeville Resort celebrates traditional Hawaiian spa treatments alongside traditional spa offerings. Signature treatments range from massages to wraps to facials, while standard treatments are also available.
  • Oceanfront massages offered in the spa’s cabana
  • Full-service salon with nail, makeup and hair services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Ocean view terrace rooms at the Princeville Resort are popular with families because they are located steps away from the property's 5,000-square-foot infinity pool and the adjacent children’s pool.
  • Concierge can recommend family-friendly activities around the island
  • Babysitting can be arranged by the concierge
  • Pool open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Princeville Resort offers an on-site athletic center connected to the spa, and another larger fitness facility on the eighth floor. In both locations, cardio and weight-training equipment are provided. Yoga and personal training classes are also available for a fee.
  • Bicycle rentals are available nearby through third-party providers
  • $25 daily fee grants access to the spa’s sauna, steam and shower amenities
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Princeville Resort has three on-site business centers with complimentary high-speed Internet access and printers. The hotel has 12 meeting rooms with access to audiovisual equipment.
  • Private secretarial services can be arranged through the concierge
  • Largest meeting space is 6,616 square feet

Number of meeting rooms12

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Up to two dogs per room are welcome for a $100 per pet per night fee. The fee includes a dog bed, a toy and a bandana.
  • Some areas are off-limits to pets
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Princeville Resort boasts the Princeville Makai Golf Club, which is actually comprised of two separate golf courses totalling 27 holes. One is the 18-hole championship Princeville Makai Ocean Course, for serious golfers. The nine-hole Woods Course offers a more manageable jaunt for golfers. A practice facility is also available. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the Makai Course, which reopened in 2009 after renovations.
  • The Makai Golf Club’s Makai Grill is open for breakfast and lunch daily
  • The Makai Club also offers tennis, a fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The Princeville Resort offers both outdoor spaces for ceremonies, such as the beach lawn Kamani Cove venue for 100 guests, or an indoor reception in the 6,616-square-foot Astor ballroom, which seats 500 guests. Wedding, honeymoon and spa packages are available.
  • On-site planners assist couples with flowers, wedding themes, music, catering and more

Maximum wedding guest capacity500

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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