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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I would recommend this charming hotel to anybody coming to Kauai. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The staff must be the friendliest on the island. They go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It is centrally located making it easy to explore both the west and the north side of the island.

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Boston/Cape Cod
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a funky little place but we enjoyed it. Centrally located so that you could easily explore the north end or the south end of the island, easy drive to grocery stores etc., and the price was right. Friendly staff, free beach toys/supplies for either walking to the beach in front of the Marriott or heading to PoiPu (look...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traveled Feb.3rd to12th 2017. due to booking arrangements, we stayed in the Banyan Harbor condo for all nights but the last night and moved into the Garden Island Inn. the condo was extremely clean and very comfortable. The amenities were fantastic we utilized the pool, shuffle board and the 3 BBQ's were the cleanest i have ever seen. all staff...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I needed to fill in 1 night in between my timeshare stays so I chose this based on price and location. I was surprised to find that the accommodations were very comfortable. I had a great sleep and found all of the atmosphere of water fountain and colorful paintings gave it an island feel. The staff was very pleasant. It's...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, quiet rooms with a confortable bed and freshly baked pastries for breakfast. A real find on an island where most hotels are overpriced. Location is great : close to Lihue airport and on the beach.

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

Thank you for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed our morning snacks and some fresh ground coffee to start your day. We pride ourselves with attention to detail, having the rooms clean, comfortable, well equipped with tropical decorations reflects our Aloha spirt. Please visit us again for great value and location! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here 6 nights and it was perfect:) The rooms are nice and clean, very friendly staff (we loved Sheri!) and a great location. Every morning there is a small snack buffet with fresh fruit, cakes, bars and the best coffee. You can also borrow beach towels, boogie boards, snorkels ect. from the front desk, also free movies and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loves our stay at Garden Island Inn! The staff were SO friendly and made us feel welcome. They provide free granola bars, hawaiian cake and coffee every morning. We got a lot of tips of things to do and where to eat on arrival. They lend towels, snorkel kit, boogie boards and movies etc. from reception which was very...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just a one night stay as we were meeting the people we would be staying with late the next day. Even though our flight arrived passed the stated check in time they made arrangements so that we could get in our room. The next day check out was well before our friends were to pick us and our...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay here and would have continued here if there had been availability. Great base if you have a car and plan to explore island. Clean rooms, snacks provided, free use of a great selection of boogie boards, snorkel gear, towels, beach chairs, etc. Staff very friendly and welcoming. No laundry facility available.

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Gig Harbor, WA.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent six nights at the Garden Island Inn and can recommend it highly -- not because it's truly luxurious (it's not), but because it's conveniently located near airport, sandy beach, shopping, dining, and roads to everywhere, and offers a welcoming Aloha vibe and good value. It's across the street from shops, restaurants, and the lovely Kalapaki Bay fronting the...

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

Aloha, Yippee we will see you next year! Thank you for your wonderful comments. Our focus is guest service, providing you clean, comfortable, artistic lodging in our family owned hotel. Steve has owned the hotel for 29 years and knows every inch of GII. We are always looking for areas to turn ordinary into extraordinary. We work with what we...

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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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  • 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: $188 - $234 (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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“3 or more travelers go for the Condo”
 of 5 bubbles kevinp1966, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back side is quieter has view of garden. Front side faces ocean Good view”
 of 5 bubbles donalde989, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach facing balconies. Suites are available.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavepittman, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ALL rooms seemed to have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles pwayer1111, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a lovely balcony views”
 of 5 bubbles ebenis, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
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