Below typical Marriott standards
My wife and I stayed here for one night before we flew back to the mainland the following day, and we were thankful it was only for one night. While the Marriott Kaua’i Beach Club and the Kaua’i Marriott Resort are on the same property, they are not the same in terms of quality and the overall experience you get (I have stayed at both). While the pool and beach facilities, the breakfast and dining options, etc. are all great (and shared with the resort), the drop off in quality of the rooms for the Beach Club (basically the only difference) is rather shocking.
The buildings look outdated from the outside, but even more so from the inside. The hallways are reminiscent of a college dormitory built 30-40 years ago. Our room itself was not as outdated but still wasn’t the best. The bed was a “wall” bed that you pull down from the wall (at first we were confused that there was no bed in the room). The mattress is similar to the one you would find in your average roll out couch. The bathroom was not great but not terrible, also reminiscent of a college dorm.
The walls were also paper thin and we could hear the entire obnoxious conversation of the ladies in the adjacent room at 7:30 in the morning. Luckily we were already awake, or else it would have been more frustrating. We got away by going to breakfast and the beach, and upon returning to the room we were hit with the disgusting smell of microwaved fish (unsure if that was also due to the same neighbours). By that point, we were just ready to get out of there and head to the airport.
My recommendation – cough up the extra money (it’s not that much) and just stay with the Kauai Marriott Resort.