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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed 7 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 3 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 27 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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Close to the Airport and restaurants. We loved how they decorated the place, it's a little cute budget inn. we stayed 1 night before we moved on to our other reservations. Appreciated the high level of personal attention to service provided. Extremely pleasant staff and always available and call you by name. Your safe here and comfortable.

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

Thank you for the well stated review. Our location, value, tropical art decorations, comfort and fabulous staff; we agree makes for a delightful stay! Hope to see you again. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I just stayed for 9 days at this cozy place and really enjoyed it. The Garden Island Inn is kinda like a Bed & Breakfast home. Our room was not fancy but very comfortable and very clean. We loved the beautiful tropical paintings throughout the rooms and building. This is a price wise bargain and a nice...

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

Aloha COOL PLACE! We appreciate your excellent review so glad your 9 day stay was enjoyable. Cherie is so great, glad you bonded with her. Guest satisfaction means so much to us nice that it comes from the heart our aloha is always there for you. Our art, location, staff, and service and VALUE=good vacation. See you next trip! Mahalo,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my 2nd time staying there and I would absolutely stay again. Lovely themed rooms with local art. Just across the road from shops (including the obligatory ABC store!!) numerous eating options and most importantly the beach!! If you don't have a car, it's a 50c bus trip from the airport on the Lihue shuttle bus and also a...

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

Hooray for Kalipaki Beach across the street from the hotel. Our location is very walk friendly with all the restaurants, shops, services in short walking distance. Thanks for your repeat stay with us we want to provide you with 5 star service!! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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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: $193 - $238 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“Beware of ground floor rooms, particularly 1, 2 and maybe 3”
 of 5 bubbles sleepydog, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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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“Go for the condos!”
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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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“Second floor facing south”
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