For my stay of 4 days/3 nights in Kauai, I booked the Sheraton Kauai Resort. A bit more than a month out from arrival, I came across a $309/nt base rate (plus taxes/resort fee) for Labor Day weekend.
As I wasn’t entirely thrilled by a $300+/nt rate, I continued to explore my options with Expedia periodically, eventually stumbling upon a $225/nt rate for the Sheraton offered by Expedia. Starwood offers a fairly generous best rate guarantee, requiring a booking only after a claim is approved. I took the 10% discount (over 2k SPG points), which brought my nightly rate down to $202/nt.
My trip intersected with the Kauai Marathon, making getting in and out from the property a bit more difficult in the morning one day. I chose to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, finding the $25 breakfast buffet to be disappointing (and leaving me appreciating the Hyatt Place I had just stayed at).