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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed 28 December 2014

We only had a room for one night but would be glad to stay longer. The owners really make you feel like you are family staying at their home and do so many little things that no other place would think of. This is an excellent location where you can walk to restaurants, shopping and a great beach.

1Thank Grotimax
Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 23 December 2014

My husband and I stayed here only for one night before moving into our timeshare resort, but would have liked to stayed longer. Garden Island Inn is a real gem on Kauai. Across the street from Kalapaki Beach and a couple of miles from the Lihue airport, it would be a great place even for someone who doesn't have a...

4Thank Matter_of_fact_8
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at this quaint boutique Hotel. It is very small almost "family" type place. Very clean, excellent amenities, and the staff did everything possible to make our stay great. It s within a short walking distance of shops, restaurants, a bar or three and the dock for the Cruise lines. Our only negative comment was the room...

1Thank LotusLady_8
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for stay with us, we are delighted that you enjoyed it were comfortable, treated with aloha, and found it a "Great Quiet Fun Respite". Some delightful things are found in small packages!! We hope you return for some more rest and relaxation, perhaps stay in a second or third floor room. The room sizes do vary as well...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Excellent location, close to the airport but so quiet. Across the street from the beach, stores & dining options. Very helpful staff - morning pastries & coffee in the lobby! Nice quiet garden area with so many different trees & bushes. Designated smoking area for those who indulge. Ideal location for touring the whole island. Next time we will stay...

2Thank Faye55
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha & Happy Holidays! Mahalo for such a well stated review. Our team at the hotel pride and joy are the guests satisfaction and comfort. Please hurry back for more pie in the mornings and fresh flowers in your room at our tropical boutique hotel. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Portland, ME
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This lovely small inn with handpainted whimsical decor is a great find. Very affordable in a great location. Rooms are well-equipped, with small frig, coffee maker, recycling bin, map, etc. Good lighting, Provide beach towels and equipment. Very clean. Highly recommended!

1Thank oldmayor
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and delighting us with your review! We love the artist Camile Fontain's original art that covers both inside and outside the hotel with her tropical Kauai scenes! My husband and the staff want you to to feel "at home" relax and enjoy your stay, so glad you did just that! Mahalo, Lis...

Lancaster, NY
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We stayed here in November, 2014. People are very friendly and helpful. They provided coffee and homemade goodies at the front office. Beach stuff is available to borrow and is on the honor system. Conveniently located near the beach and a few local businesses. Loved it there. Good value and great location. Highly recommend this lovely place.

2Thank Lena H
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, thanks for staying with us glad you recommend us and will come back again! We are delighted to offer an affordable well located unique hotel experience to our guests. My husband says why do ordinary when we can strive to be extraordinary!! Out tropical pumpkin pie is a testimony to his attitude. Many thanks, Lis & Steve Layne

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 30 November 2014

We had read all of the TripAdvisor reviews about the Garden Island Inn before we left for Kauai. When we arrived November 15, 2014 we wondered if it would live up to all the accolades - it certainly did! As soon as we registered we were greeted with a big smile from Sheila and a box of chocolate covered macadamia...

1Thank Bonny C
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! We are so glad you caught the magic ambiance at the hotel. Steve the staff and I enjoy the on going beautification of the rooms and property. Seeing the guests at the hotel happy makes the expense and work so worth it! Thank you for your descriptive review, your words really touched our hearts! Shelia, the landscapers, and housekeepers,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2014

We stayed here recently in November during our visit to Kauai. We found that the Garden Island Inn ticked all the right boxes for a convenient location and great for value. The staff are very friendly and will help you out with any requests you may have. This includes having to take messages from airline staff when waiting on delayed...

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

Good Value, Great Location thank you we are glad you connected with us. Enjoying Kauai from our hotel as an affordable base-camp is a real win win. Kauai has so much to see and activities to enjoy glad you made the most of your stay. Our fantastic staff and us want to provide a tropical experience, comfort and relaxation to...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2014

We stayed here last year (at almost the same date- Nov.26) and I wrote a review when we got home. We (2 couples) just returned from Kaua'i today. As usual we were on the "red-eye" from Lihue to Vancouver. And, as usual, we had to vacate our 20 day condo by 10:00 a.m. So , as we did last year,...

2Thank Bill M
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return and stay with us. I am glad you found the rooms and bathrooms immaculately clean, we must of had an early check out to have the room fresh and ready at 10:30 so glad we could get you in early! The location of the airport near to our hotel is a plus to travelers,...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 November 2014

My husband and I stayed here in November as part of a business trip. I was attending a conference at the nearby Marriott and wanted to avoid their high prices. The Marriott was only a 10 minute walk down the beach boardwalk from Garden Island Inn which made it very convenient. Rooms were clean and comfortable but expect basic furnishings....

1Thank faeanna
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Comfort, convenient, and value glad you enjoyed your stay with us while on business in Kauai. Our guest enjoy the in-room convenience of the kitchenette and the beach gear and goodies in the lobby. We do not charge any resort fee, parking fee, or internet fee, so there is great value for our guest, with our wonderful Kalapaki Beach location....

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 - €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 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“They are all nice. It is three stories with no elevator so, if you have a problem with stairs, book a lower floor.”
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