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The islands’ sugar plantation heyday from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s is credited with sparking Hawaii’s modern cultural mix. At Waimea Plantation Cottages, on the former season grounds of a sugar mill, restored workers’ homes– some more than a century old–serve as bungalow-style accommodations, with lounge-worthy lanais and period details such as claw-foot tubs and rattan furniture.

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Coast Waimea Plantation Cottages featured in the following catagories: Luxury Resort, Value, Boutique, Hotel or Resort Families, Hotel or Resort for Long Vacations

Find adventure on Kauai's dirt roads and the »

Sleepy Waimea town, in western Kauai 20 miles from the resorts in Poipu, is a remote but ideal base for exploring Waimea Canyon (the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”), the Kalalau Overlook atop the green wrinkles of the Na Pali Coast and the quaint towns of Koloa and Hanapepe. I hit Kauai’s red dirt roads on a solo adventure spanning three days and two nights in late July and early August.

Burbank Getaway: Studio-Close Safari Inn »

SUMMER VACATIONS... come in many flavors, but a studio tour is a classic must-do for fans of classic television shows and films. Tours are available all year long at places like Warner Bros. Studios and Universal Studios Hollywood, which offers its famous backlot drive-around, but you're more likely to see families making the trip to Burbank and Universal City during the school break (not to mention those people who equate summertime with the ideal moment for a vacation).

Expanding from Within »

Doug Rigoni and Coast Hospitality leverage their regional knowledge to drive growth.

An adventurous Kauai »

The Waimea Plantation Cottages perched along the sea provided the perfect respite from other people's. offspring. Each morning roosters and red-faced cardinals greeted us on the back porch overlooking the grey lava sand beach–the perfect place for a light jog, meditation and early morning writing.

Essential guide to Kauai »

More than 50 simply but graciously restored cottages and larger homes from the Garden Island’s early 20th century plantation era stand within this 30-acre oceanfront compound on the quiet West Side, shaded by numerous palms, Norfolk pines, and other tropical trees. The Waimea Plantation Cottages' driftwood-lined, dark-sand beach isn’t swimmable, but guests have a head start on the winding drives to nearby attractions such as Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park, and miles-long Polihale Beach.

Meet the new CEOs »

Here's a list of the new top executives at Puget Sound-area businesses.

The Benson Hotel, Portland: An Elegant Vintage Hotel. »

Like a grand old wine and despite its age, The Benson, a Coast hotel, is still one of Portland's best hotels and certainly something not to miss if you like to see the real Portland. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it as it is period correct.

West Beach Inn, Santa Barbara »

It’s no surprise that we’ve been on the road a lot lately. It’s generally what we enjoy doing, but most recently we’ve been touring our state of California for our oldest daughter. As a senior in high school, she has applied to universities with a plan to major in Dance. With this major also comes the added application requirement of having to audition for placement in the programs. A weekend to UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara had us down in southern California and we were thrilled to partner with West Beach Inn right across the street from Santa Barbara’s harbor.

Waterfront in Olympia, Washington »

Situated on the southernmost point of Puget Sound, about an hour’s drive from Seattle and two hours from Portland, the town of Olympia, Washington, offers a convenient meeting location. With its role as the state’s capital, appealing waterfront setting and proximity to Mount Rainier and Olympic National Park, many consider it an ideal Northwest getaway.

Quiet Kauai's Wild West »

"You can feel your blood pressure drop as soon as you drive in town" Gregg Enright, General Manager, Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Hotel

The Seattleite’s Guide to Kauai »

Dozens of relocated farm homes dot a 27-acre beachfront property in one of the quieter corners of the island; they boast all the full-kitchen, multiroom expanse of a condo, plus a heaping of historical charm.

Coast Hotels USA announces new name of Coast Bellevue »

Coast Bellevue Hotel’s new name, Hotel 116, comes as part of a $2 million renovation project designed by Seattle-based GGLO and renovated by Lynden-based contractor Elements Hospitality. In addition to the new name — and its accompany signage, which went up on Friday — updates to the 176-room property include exterior improvements,

Profitable first time in 18 years! »

Since Coast Hotels USA took over management of Waimea Plantation Cottages in July 2014, occupancy and revenue have increased significantly.

The Complete Hawaii Kauai Honeymoon Guide »

Start your Kauai tour on the southwestern side of the island, where it rarely rains. Check into your private cottage at Waimea Plantation Cottages.

Waimea HI Plantation Cottages for an Authentic Kauai Experience »

Let me tell you about my vision of paradise. Palm trees swaying in the breeze, a stunning view of the ocean, a pool to cool of in, and accommodations that make me feel both at home and a million miles from the ordinary...I recently found paradise west side of Kauai during my stay at Coast Hotels Waimea Plantation Cottages.

Sunset Magazine's 19 Top Romantice Getaways »

Once you lay eyes on your cute little cottage that's been rescued from a shuttered sugarcane plantation, spruced up, and set here in a grassy coconut grover, your guidebook of Kauai's must-see sights doesn't stand a chance.

5 Reasons to Visit Under-the-Radar Wenatchee »

The closest hotel to the historic district, Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel makes a perfect Wenatchee home base. Its 147 rooms, some of which are pet-friendly, come with a handy minifridge and Starbucks coffee. The indoor-outdoor pool is a hit with families. The property’s ninth-floor Rivertop Bar & Grill boasts mountain and water views to accompany tasty tapas and American fare. Business travelers like its location right next to the convention center, which is accessible via skywalk.

Kauai hotels for all types of travelers (and budgets) »

If you're looking for something that's off the normal tourist radar but still well located, consider the Waimea Plantation Cottages in the small town of Waimea. Despite its location at the base of Waimea Canyon – one of the island's most popular attractions – it remains exptremely local, especially after dark, with most tourists making camp in Hanalei, Princeville, Kapaa, and Poipu.

Coast Hotel Chain to Change Hands for $210 Million »

The Japanese hospitality firm APA Group is buying Vancouver-headquartered Coast Hotels for $210 million from Okabe Co. Ltd., another Tokyo-based corporation.