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Garden Island Inn

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Kauai, Hawaii
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We loved staying here and will definitely be returning. It's centrally located so less than an hour or so at the most to anywhere you might want to go. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance. You can walk to the water every morning to watch the sunrise over the beautiful bay or watch cruise ships coming and going. The...

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

We look forward to seeing you again next year! The second floor rooms are great, glad you enjoyed our surroundings! Viewing the ocean, at sunrise or any time of day is magical. Kalapaki Beach always has local surfers and SUP enjoying the surf, fun to watch or join in with a lesson. Open air ocean view restaurants are just a...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just left after staying a few days. Very relaxing stay. Older hotel but redecorated with love by the owners. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great location across from the beach. Convenience store across the street. Would definitely return.

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

Mahalo for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and our location. Steve and I enjoy enhancing the hotel every opportunity we have. Our tropical ambiance is unique with all original art. We love to make our guest welcome , appreciated, and feel at "home". Enjoy your travels, see you next visit to Kauai. Aloha, Lis &...

Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Garden Island Inn, Lihue was a fantastic place to stay. The staff were fantastic, especially Cherie who went out of her way to assist us, make taxi bookings and confirm tours for us. She also made sure that we took water with us when out on our day trips. The rooms are very quaint and decorated in a unique...

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

I must say staying in a hotel the makes you feel Happy, Joyful, and Relaxed just doesn't get any better. We are so glad you found us and had a great time! Cherie and all of our professional, dedicated, staff, create a very unique ambiance with their aloha spirits. We know Cherie, and all of us, appreciate your kind words...

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

If you are the kind of person that would rather spend your hard earned dollars on a nice meal than a fancy room, this place is for you. We stayed here before and after a large family vacation at a condo in Poipu, and had a good time. When you stay at a big hotel, you might as well be...

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

Aloha, We are so happy you felt at home with us. Steve & I agree with your outlooks: bigger is not always better, spending more money does not bring more satisfaction. We are very proud of the value we provide to our guests. The location, our outstanding staff, who are dedicated to your comfort, the works of art and free...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We wanted a place that was reasonably priced and could be dog-friendly if we ended up needing to bring our dog (we ended up not, but we will stay here again whether or not she comes with us next time). The cost for the dog is only $10.00 extra per day, which is awesome for dedicated pet-parents who like to...

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are dog friendly and enjoy meeting our doggie guests. She will be welcome if she travels with you next time. Thanks for appreciating the colors and art work, even our night time led rope lights warm the atmosphere. The value adds up quick, with our amenities, including daily housekeeping, fresh flowers,...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay! This was our second stay at Garden Island Inn and I can certainly say that there will be more. It is a beautiful little hotel with the most friendly and helpful staff who will go out of their way to assist you in any way possible. They truly do make you feel so at...

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

ALOHA, Thank you for coming home to us at the Garden Island Inn! Fantastic is just how we felt upon reading your review!! All of us at the hotel read your review and were so grateful and happy that you feel so comfortable, enjoy our original works of art, and our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to your...

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel because of its proximity to the airport and great reviews. It did not disappoint. Took us 10 minutes to get there, and there was a small convenience store on the way which allowed us to get food and drink after 6 hours of peanuts. We arrived rather late - the folks left instructions and our key...

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

Thank you for your comments and excellent review! Clean, Cosy, and Comfortable, glad you were able to enjoy our coffee and snacks and a visit with our morning manager. It is a good beginning of a trip to receive a locals knowledge and suggestions on items you are interested in! We think it is wonderful that you stayed with us...

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My first stay at this hotel was for a couple of nights in 2008 on a emergency visit. I liked it well enough to return recently in September 2016 again for an emergency visit. I made reservations for a week and indicated that I may need to extend the length of my stay, Although they were booked full, I was...

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

Mahalo for the Sweet Gem of a Hotel review! The team at Garden Island Inn strives to provide extraordinary guest service with ALOHA. We have been a family owned hotel for 28 years, always looking for ways to enhance the hotel grounds and rooms. Thank you for appreciating our location, prices, amenities, and artistic flare. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 26 September 2016

A friend recommended we stay here, we're glad we did! We recently stayed 3 days. Fodor's lists this as budget friendly, but it could also be a "Fodor's choice". Compared to VRBO and other rental options, this was a better deal. Not only did we get great daily maid service, but the room came with more than just a mini-fridge...

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Your comments delight us. I loved: Stay here to save money, but NOT compromise on quality. It takes everyone on our team to ensure every guest is well cared for in a clean, comfortable, safe, beautiful environment. We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. We hope to...

SydneyStuart
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Garden Island is a very interesting experience. The service and atmosphere are exceptional (made even better by Angela) which easily out rate any of the five star resorts. Room 19 was very comfortable and has all that we needed. The room was spotless and the décor very interesting. Garden Island is a 5 star experience in a 3 star setting.

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

Aloha! Thank you for the 5 star review. Great shout out to Angie we love her. Our joy is providing great guest service to our happy guests like you. Our housekeepers know every room is prepared for a VIP, flowers in every room. Glad you found the decor and your room comfortable and spotless! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €137 - €174 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you have heavy cases a bottom room is probably ideal, however staff are willing to help with luggage”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor facing south”
 of 5 bubbles Makoa, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 19 is a gem. Rooms on the upper floor are better in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles SydneyStuart, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For the best views, you'll need to pay more for a room on the top floor. But there's no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles KatiePNZ, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the 2nd floor & we had a Kalapaki Bay view. Awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles Krysia1945, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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