Trip Report: Kauai 2012 (part 10) Westin Princeville

 

Intro & United economy plus Chicago to Lihue
Sheraton Kauai resort and spa
Waimea Canyon
St. Regis Princeville
Kayaking to Secret Falls
Queensbath and Hideaway Beach
Hiking Kalalau Trail
Napali coast boat ride
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Westin Princeville
Food and Drink of Kauai
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FLASHBACK TRIP REPORT!

Westin Princeville

There was a large conference taking over the Grand Hyatt thus I could not get a room there for our last night in Kauai.  That means we had to drive back up to the north side of the Island again very close to the St. Regis Princeville where we stayed just a few days prior.  On arrival there were a few parking spots left (free parking when we were there).  We checked in and the front desk agent wished me a happy birthday.  Since this trip was around my birthday and I noted that on the reservation they updated us to a full sized condo unit versus the studio we booked with points.  Our room was quite large and had a lot of amenities!! My wife approved of this room as this was the best Westin we have been too. They also placed a nice happy birthday card for me in the kitchen counter, which was a nice touch.

Our room had a washer and dryer unit, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, fridge, microwave and pretty much everything that you find in a full kitchen.  The room also had Westin’s trademark heavenly bed and shower.  It also featured separate living a sleeping area separated by a wall.  The room is much like a residential condo unit or a suite in many hotels.

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Kitchen

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Living and dining area

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Living and dining area

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Bathroom

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Shower

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Bedroom

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Jacuzzi tub

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Our patio/lanai

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Main building

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Pool area

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Lots of Koi

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Ponds

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Pool

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Walking towards the property from the cliffs

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Our room from the outside (middle-left)

We ended up just having dinner at the property’s fine dining establishment Nanea.  They offered a nice five course tasting menu which we were surprised how good it was! No need to drive into Hanalei if you want something to eat and your tired.

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Scallops

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Spinach with tomato dish

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Short ribs

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Pineapple cake

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Tasting menu

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Pool at night

PointsPinnacle Breakdown

We ended up using Starwood’s cash and points option for this one night stay.  The cost was 4800 points and $90.  The actual cash rate for this night was around $300+ per night so using points saved us a pretty penny!

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Email confirmation

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Points redemption confirmation

This is a super property for families that want to save some money on food by cooking dinner using the full service kitchen in your room.  Plenty of pool space and cheaper than the St. Regis right down the street.  You can also use the St. Regis beach by taking advantage of the free shuttle provided by the Westin. Many people could find this property more appealing than a base room at the St. Regis due to the space and the kitchen and dining area.  My wife is a big fan of this resort and I am sure she would want to spend a night or two here again.

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