The Embassy Suites Kapolei is a family-friendly resort located on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii. This resort offers guests a comfortable experience with its prime location, spacious suites, and solid amenities. Read on for a review of our three nights at the Embassy Suites Kapolei on the island of Oahu!
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Embassy Suites Kapolei Location
We chose the Embassy Suites Kapolei due to its location and because we needed a place for three nights before checking into Disney Aulani. One of the standout features of the Embassy Suites Kapolei is its location. The resort is situated in the heart of the Ko Olina resort community, which boasts golf courses, lesser crowded beaches, and a variety of shopping and dining options. The hotel itself sits near a newer residential apartment complex, but a few blocks away is a grocery store, lots of restaurants, and a mall that is about 7 minutes away by car. During the mornings I took a 10-minute grab coffee and picnic items for the beach.
Because this hotel is located in a residential, it felt quiet and far away from the chaos of Waikiki. While there aren’t many things to do within the few blocks of the resort, the Ko Olina lagoons are about a 15-minute drive away.
Embassy Suites Kapolei Suites
Check-in turned out to be interesting. We received our room keys from a friendly clerk at the front desk but when we got to the room, the door was latched and the television was on which told us that someone was already in the room. We went back down and asked for a different room. The clerk was confused because the room should have been empty but go us into a similar room within 20 minutes (we ended up just lounging in the lobby until the room was ready.)
The suites at the Embassy Suites Kapolei were exactly what my family needed. Each suite is designed to provide guests with ample space and comfort. The suites feature separate living areas, a private bedroom, a wet bar, and spacious bathrooms. Guests also get a variety of modern conveniences, such as a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in each room.
With two adults and two kids in one suite, we felt like we had plenty of space to rest and get ready in. I should note that the bathrooms do not have baths and the design of the showers means water easily pools on the floor which could be a slipping hazard.
Embassy Suites Kapolei Dining
The complimentary made-to-order breakfast was pretty comprehensive and is a step up from typical Embassy Suites. We enjoyed omelets, sausage patties, Portuguese sausage, potatoes, fresh oatmeal, cereal, and white rice. They also had a good selection of fruit, yogurt, pastries, bagels, coffee, and juices. All guests have to check into the hostess kiosk before getting plates and food. Although the dining staff wasn’t overly friendly, they made sure that food was refilled and tables were promptly cleaned which we appreciated.
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The afternoon happy hour gives guests a chance to have a drink and snack. Located in the dining area, we checked into the front desk and were told we couldn’t walk through the dining areas, we had to go around to get to the bar area which was so odd. During our stay, we spotted chips and salsa, veggies with ranch, and crackers. Like typical Embassy Suites the happy hour snacks are very basic but a good and free way to have a quick bite before a formal dinner. Each guest 21 and older gets two free alcoholic drinks and there was a menu with two special tropical cocktails for an upgrade.
Takumi, a Japanese restaurant is attached to the Embassy Suites Kapolei lobby. We found the food to be very pricey but pretty good with friendly service and fresh ingredients.
The resort’s amenities still feel brand new, with something to suit every family’s needs. If you need to work out during your stay, the gym is on the smaller side with a few different choices for machines. The pool area is small and has a hot tub. The landscaping around does a good job of making it feel semi-private and when we spent a few hours there it was pretty quiet.
Overall, the Embassy Suites Kapolei is a quality resort that offers guests a comfortable stay with friendly staff. With its prime location, spacious suites, and excellent amenities, it’s no wonder why this resort is a top choice for travelers visiting Oahu.
No, the hotel did away with the shuttle during the pandemic and has yet to bring it back.
No. Parking at the Embassy Suites Kapolei is $30 per day but there are spots on the street.
Yes, they do offer a discount for locals. Local Kama’aina can use promotion code KAM for discounts with your Hawaii State ID. Check for Kama’aina rates here.
The hotel offers self-service washers and dryers on the property. Laundry supplies are also available for purchase at the shop near the front desk.