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Garden Island Inn

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#1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Wonderful hotel! Clean and very well maintained property and rooms. Friendly staff and owners. Great location - convenient to beach, restaurants and great mid way home base to explore the island. Loved this place and will be back!

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

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. I will be sure and tell the staff they are doing a good job making you feel comfortable. We enjoyed your repeat business. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Chula Vista, California
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Pros: -Close to the hotel and business area - food and shopping across the street - close to the airport -cute garden / waterfall -friendly staff Cons: -Ac was loud -small TV -room is not sound proof at all -waterfall in the back can be noisy -small room -no elevator

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

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. We strongly recommend selecting your room with our reservation staff. The room sizes vary, we do have garden, first and second floor rooms, walking steps can be an issue for some guests. Typically there is a staff person who can assist guest with their luggage. We try to accommodate guests needs, if the...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I opted to stay at this inn due to many great reviews from trip advisor and its proximity to the airport. Easy to find. Quick check in. They offer a lot of stuff that guests can borrow during their stay which we weren't able to take advantage of since we were only there for a night. They...

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

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. Our location close to the airport, beach, and mid island is convenient. WE are proud and pleased to be an independent family owned boutique hotel. The snacks in the lobby are for the guests, the tropical pumpkin pie is a taste treat. My apology to you for the communication failure. Our prices for...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This little gem of a hotel is a special treat for anybody . It's very clean with the friendliest staff you'll ever meet and wonderfully decorated by original oil paintings . The outside of this paradise garden is tastefully cover by true Hawaiian style mural art. If we ever visit Kauai again we know this place feels like our home....

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

Aloha! We are so happy you discovered us. We are your home away from home, please stay with us again soon. We are blessed to have the greatest hotel family working with us. We enjoy treating every guest and the hotel property as if you are at home, lots of TLC! Kauai has many special places, glad you consider us...

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The parking lot was a little small, but the inn is also pretty small so it wasn't a problem for us. The woman at the front desk was so sweet and was happy to make dinner recommendations for us. They have granola bars and sweets up front and in the morning they also had fresh fruit! Free rentals for all...

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad you enjoyed a comfortable stay, the original art works, and our great beach location. Many hotels charge a resort fee for amenities it is our pleasure to offer the parking in front of the hotel, the daily snacks, beach gear, WiFi, DVDs, coffee, and teas complimentary to our guests. Looking forward to...

Rocklin, California
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We only stayed here one night--our first night of a week on Kauai---so it was short and sweet. SUCH a cute little place, super convenient to the airport and a beach across the street. Duke's Restaurant is just down the street as well, always a favorite....we will definitely keep Garden Island Inn on the list of places to stay!

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

Thank you for your great review! Great to know we help start your trip on a happy note! Kalapaki Beach is a great beach to enjoy emerging yourself into island life! Many travelers like getting off the plane and relaxing before driving to a final distant destination, glad you found us! Aloha till you visit us again. Lis & Steve...

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Clean and tidy inn. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They help you and give you information whenever needed. Last but not least, the hotel is located right in front of a bus stop so it's very easy if you need to go around the city and back. Furthermore it is only 5 minutes walk to the beach. We...

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

We are happy you experienced the aloha from our friendly staff!. We work hard to provide you excellent guest service with comfort in our tropical Hawaiian boutique hotel. Glad you enjoyed Kalapaki Beach across the street from the hotel, and getting around the island from our mid island location. Thanks for passing a good recommendation on to your friends. Look...

Jena, Germany
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Garden Island Inn for a week and we loved it there! The hotel is located right across from clothing stores, convenient store, restaurants, gelato. All within a short walking distance. It's only 5 minutes walk to the beach and even better, they provide their guests with beach towels, mat, beach chairs, umbrellas, pool noodle,...

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star ranking and recommendation to others to stay with us. We do try to provide a great experience to our guests and make their travel enjoyable and comfortable. Our location is great providing free parking, the bus, beach and shops all at our door step makes easy to go and do island fun...

Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the two room self contained unit, very clean and tidy, hosts where very friendly and helpful. Just as the description says a short walk to beach and shops and restaurants. Though we utilised the kitchenette as this will be a big safer for families as the supermarket 2.5 miles up the road. Would recommend to families or...

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

Aloha, glad you enjoyed your stay! Being outside in fresh air and by the ocean wets the appetite for most, so glad the kitchenette helped with some meals and snacks. Many of the rooms have outdoor balconies with table and chairs to relax with a view and have your own snacks! Please visit us again! Aloha Lis & Steve Layne

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My family had the pleasure of staying in the hotel's condo for six nights this past week. The personal service and the little details were greatly appreciated. From the special present on our arrival as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary through to the air conditioners being turned on prior to our arrival. Each night our daughter borrowed a dvd...

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

Such a nice title, "Fantastic and Friendly" . We strive to provide the best guest service and comfort to our guests. The housekeeping staff normally cuts flowers from our grounds and make room arrangements. I will be sure and let them know how much you enjoyed having flowers in your room. Having a great location, great service, great amenities and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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: $203 - $276 (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 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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“We stayed in two different rooms - both were great.”
530MarkA530, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was in the middle of the second floor which suited us perfectly.”
475DS, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor best for wheel chairs and garden view and access. Upper floors have sliding glass doors with best views of the ocean.”
brucegreiner, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms here. All have a "garden view" with some with partial ocean views”
knspence, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is no lift at this property, so specific a ground floor room unless you want to lug your bags up concrete stairs.”
  • One of two paintings in my room
  • Painted room door - they all are
  • Painted light switch in my room
  • Painted door to my room
  • Even the rock door stop is painted
GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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