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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Garden Island Inn was relaxing, friendly, and all that had been advertised. This is a great base to spend a few days on the beautiful island of Kauai. The staff really looked after us very well indeed. Much better than some anonymous resort! Thanks, Lisa.

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

Aloha, so glad you enjoyed our family owned artsy, boutique hotel! We enjoy looking after our guests!! Thank you for the great review, hope you get to visit Kauai and all of us at the hotel again soon! Mahalo, Lis & Steve More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of an acid trip, this place, but nice enough. The wifi was only OK. The staff are nice (although we could have done without the phone call at 10.59 to ask if we'd left the room yet on check out day). We were only there two nights and they forgot to clean our room which was a bit off.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and we do apologize for the call asking if you had checked out of the room and no maid service for one of the days of your stay. The check out time is 11:00, and often we need to get the rooms cleaned for the next arrival check in at 2:00. There are guest... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Kauai if a resort isn't your cup of tea.Beautiful art work and the staff was friendly and helpful. Clean with a little kitchennette, air conditioning and wifi. Convenient to all parts of the island.

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

Thank you for the nice review. We enjoy being a small family owned"Lovely little hotel", it feels good to stay independent in the big corporation resort world. We hope your travels bring you to our friendly, clean art filled hotel again soon! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne More 

Mass
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the last 2 days of our multi-island vacation at the lovely Garden Island Inn, and were delighted! The art work and the gardens are worth a visit in themselves. Sherree (sp?) and Angela at reception could not have been kinder--no request too great. Kalapaki Beach, some shopping, and several restaurant options across the street were... More 

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

Thank you so much. We are so glad you decided to stay with us as you explored the Hawaiian Islands! We do offer our guest an abundance of aloha hospitality and our free gear and goodies. Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your appreciation of the art, gardens, location, and comfort staying at the hotel. Hope you visit us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: - air con - kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, sink, coffee maker, a few plates/cups - wifi worked well - opposite the beach - various beach equipment available - lovely staff Cons: - dated - on a main road but with the A/C didn't hear a thing - not huge room & bathroom

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

Aloha, very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and your room. We offer a great location easy sightseeing around the Island, nice you enjoyed the ocean across the street with shops, services and restaurants. Our rooms do vary in size with smaller rooms on the garden level, and suits with vaulted ceilings on the top floor, check with our... More 

Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to Kalapaki beach, and resturants. Neat coy pond, Lush garden And waterfall. Wonderful color and art designed into the rooms and buildings. Sitting under the citrus tree was very peaceful. Rooms are newly renovated With simple and clean work with Colorful tile.

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

Mahalo!! Your subject line says it all. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and our Kalapaki Beach location. You may the first to have stayed in one of our newly renovated tiled rooms! We have been working like crazy happy owners to finish rooms so our guest can enjoy the fresh new look. Please return on... More 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a trip to Hawaii and stayed at the Garden Island Inn for the entire two weeks. When we arrived the entire staff was so enthusiastic to have us as guests. We had everything we needed for our stay not just in our condo, but the front desk was well stocked with sand toys, snorkel gear, towels, chairs, movies,... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us. It was fun to have you and your three delightful children here taking in lots of island adventures. Blake was a great tangelo picker and Kaylee made me smile with her love of the morning tropical pumpkin pie! Glad you made use of the free beach gear, and we do appreciate your... More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights. Great location as a base for a stay on Kauai. Easy access to airport and travel north or south. Had great room on third level. All amenities were excellent. Room clean and tidy. All decorated in their own style. Had everything we needed. Just across from Kalapaki Beach which was awesome for a relaxed beach day.... More 

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

Mahalo for your 5 star review. Cherie and Angela are part of our awesome team, I will be sure and comment to them your appreciation. We strive to provide excellent accommodations, clean and tidy rooms, artist decorated, and as you say the personal touch. Thank you for your recommendation to our family owned tropical boutique hotel, in a great beach... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little boutique hotel was absolutely charming. The hand painting throughout, in the rooms, balconies and throughout the property were local, lovely and very 'Hawaiian' in style. The staff treats guests as ohana (family). The property was beautifully maintained with a waterfall on the mountain side and the chant of the waves in nawiliwili harbor. We couldn't ask for a... More 

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

Aloha! We are so glad you like our artist Camile Fontaine, all of the art work is original using beautiful colors, capturing the energy of the Kauai. Our staff are the real Gems of the hotel. We like to include you in our hotel Ohana while your are with us. Please join us on facebook as we share hotel updates... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located almost across the street from the massive Marriott in Luhui on Kauai, and with access to the same great beach, this 21 room gem is an outstanding value. The rooms are mostly large with many ocean view balconies and there's a small but nice lit garden area for seating. There are 3 or 4 decent restaurants you can walk... More 

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

Aloha, thank you for your 5 star review, "Little Gem in Kauai". We appreciate the comment on value as we are always upgrading our hotel and rooms with out gouging our prices. Being a small family owned boutique artsy hotel we pass value on to you; with no resort fee, parking fee, free WIFI, free use of beach gear, and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $197 - $250 (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 Best Value Hotel in Lihue
#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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“If you have heavy cases a bottom room is probably ideal, however staff are willing to help with luggage”
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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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“Our room was on the 2nd floor & we had a Kalapaki Bay view. Awesome!”
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