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Garden Island Inn

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La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our second or third visit to this hotel! It's great! It may not be equivalent to all the fancy brand hotels on Kauai, but it is the PERFECT stop after a long flight to or before leaving Kauai. LOCATION: Perfect - super close to Lihue airport, great starting and stopping place before going/coming from airport. Easy to find. (Super close...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four nights from January 8th to 12th. We arrived a few hours before check-in time, so we weren't able to get to our room just yet, but we were able to borrow some towels and beach toys for a few hours while we waited. Loved the friendly staff and laid back attitude. Tons of equipment free...

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Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I traveled to Hawaii with 3 teenagers - we all looooved Garden Island Inn! So pretty, bright & happy. Staff were gorgeous, welcoming, super helpful & interested in our day.A lovely & lush garden setting with hand painted vibrant vivid unique paintings and furnishings everywhere it embodied the Kauai nickname 'Garden Island'. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, good layout, great...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is a 5-min walk to the beach. The rooms are spacious and clean. There's a stove, fridge, and microwave in the room. They also provide plates, cups, cutlery, coffee. The breakfast is coffee or tea and some pastries. The front desk people are very nice and accomodatibg. The hotel's location is close to stores by car. You can...

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Warrenville
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice small hotel right near Kalapaki Beach in Lihue. We reserved a particular room. It was clean and comfortable, but not "fresh". The staff was very helpful and in the office, they had all kinds of extras that you often don't find at a hotel. For example, they let us take a container of bug spray when...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. We are looking into which room you stayed in, very nice to here you found the room adequate, clean and comfortable, but curious about the "fresh" feature. We did just renovate all of the rooms with tile, and wall mounted flat screen TVs. Hope to see you again and give you great costumer...

Georgia, US
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Kauai for 5 nights. We stayed at Garden Island the whole time. We knew we were not going to spend much time at the hotel, our plan was to be out almost all day. We got in very late at night. We had water, granola bars and some snacks set in our room. Very convenient to airport,...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for spending your visit to Kauai with us. jI hope you booked a room suitable to your needs. We do have spacious more luxury suites on the third flood. Please call and book directly with us to ensure a good match for your needs.You are correct in reporting we do not serve breakfast. We do not...

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a 9 day stay in Kauai. We booked at the Garden Island Inn the night we flew in and again after our condo time expired just before flying out. Both experiences were great, as the staff's hospitality is exemplary. We arrived the first night after hours and they set up our arrival to make it as...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for your beautiful 5 star review, "Welcoming Experience". Many of our returning guests have places on Kauai which they vacation; our hotel is a great spot to be assured of making airport connections. Your repeat visits and referrals are our greatest compliment. The hotel staff is extraordinary. We are a team of professionals who's greatest goal is to make...

Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Garden Island Inn for 3 days. Perfect location for exploring the island. The Hotel itself can only be described as funky in a good way. Management was very nice and helpful. WIFI is not the best and the noise from the HWY were our only complaints. We would surely would stay here again.

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Our staff is amazing and the location is perfect for sightseeing the north, south and west sides of Kauai, also enjoying the beautiful Kalapaki Beach and Nawiliwili Harbor across form our hotel. Glad you had a good stay and we hope to see you back at the hotel again! We have upgraded to extra...

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled up in the dark, but could tell by the bazillions of Christmas lights that this place was special. Everything's painted: walls, doors, ceilings--and it's so cool. Room was spacious and clean, and other than the ever-present Hawaiian roosters, quiet. The owner is super friendly and I wish we could have stayed for more than just one night. In...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! I like your title "Funky Cool". We are happy you discovered us and experienced our holiday lights and special ambiance. We want to welcome guests to tropical paradise in the spirit and style of Hawaiian aloha. When you book direct you will be sure to get accommodations that suit your needs and budget. Look forward your next extended stay....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 enjoyable nights at this warm and friendly hotel. We would like to thank the owners for their generosity with the free amenities provided and the staff for their wonderful attitudes and service during our stay. Highly recommended placeb to stay for anyone traveling to the Kaua'i.

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for the wonderful review! We thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your vacation experience. We like to think of all the extras our guests may enjoy; we have snacks, beach gear, equipped kitchenettes in your room, extras to allow you to relax and enjoy island life. You appreciation and recommendation means a lot to us....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Garden Island Inn is a quaint, affordable boutique hotel by the lovely Kalapaki Beach and Bay, the Kauai Marriott and Lagoons and the Nawiliwili Harbor. Kalapaki Beach offers safe surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoing, kayaking, sailing for beginners to intermediate, fishing or just plain relaxing and sunning.This is Kauai's center for shopping, live music and dining with a choice of 10 of Kauai's finest restaurants all within a short leisurely walking distance from the Garden Island Inn Hotel.The Garden Island Inn has quick and easy access from the Lihue Airport and to all the sights and activities Kauai has to offer. Let us be your home away from home while you discover Kauai! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Island Inn

Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: €138 - €169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Garden Island Hotel Lihue
Garden Island Lihue
Garden Island Inn Kauai, HI
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“Second floor facing south”
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“Room 19 is a gem. Rooms on the upper floor are better in my opinion.”
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“For the best views, you'll need to pay more for a room on the top floor. But there's no lift.”
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