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Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a super low budget motel. If you're up for that, this is a great place. Bottom line amenities - TV, space to hang clothes, toiletries in the bathroom, two simple but decent beds. Just what we need to tide us over until the next day at another lodging location. The manager was kind enough to accommodate our very...

1Thank Earp-McMullen
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Do yourself a favor, spend some more and enjoy a cockroach-free night at a more decent place. I opened the door, had a quick disgusted look at the room. Then closed the door, and saw a cockroach on the door nob. I took a picture and showed it to the reception, they were totally not surprised.

1Thank OlivSud
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We stayed at this motel when we got in late & couldn't check into the resort until later in the next day. It is convenient from the airport. We decided it isn't as nice as as our daughter's dorm room but probably cleaner! It has cinder block walls, linoleum floors, no closet doors. The TV is 80's model on the...

10Thank Laurie G
San Francisco
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Clean, Comfortable, Convenient and best of all CHEAP! Not many, if any, amenities but the place is just right for a day or two stay at the beginning or end of your wonderful trip to Kauai. It's 5 minutes from the airport; the place was spotless clean and was pretty darn comfortable. And CHEAP for a one night stay, last-minute...

Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is not an upscale hotel it is just a cheap motel and it looks and fills that way, although the price was more than you would pay for this type of accommodations in most places on the mainland. We need a place between when we checked out of our resort and our late night flight on 10/25/13. We had...

6Thank dh27534
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We just wanted a cheap motel to rest at for the day as we waited for our night time flight home. The reviews are true. It's the size and feel of a small dorm room with the basics: two twin beds, a TV (with plenty of stations), linoleum floors, bathroom with a shower, and that's all. The room, towels, and...

5Thank SJTraveler73
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I would stay here only if you dont mind staying in a place that has the same qualities as a prison. This is just a place to stay if you are on a very tight budget. I would not recommend this motel. On the bright side the Motel has a good breakfast.

9Thank John F
Reviewed 18 December 2012

We weren't arriving in Kauai until after 10:30 pm so we just wanted a cheap motel to crash overnight before heading to the north shore. A couple of places wouldn't check us in that late but recommended the Tip Top as a cheap place. Little did I know this crappy room would be $85! It would have been ok for...

8Thank Trotter1976
Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 July 2012

For the price, this place is clean, has a private bathroom and it's own television set. You might also like the youth hostel in Kapaa which has private rooms for about the same price. They take a $50 key deposit, which they return when you return the key. The location is on a side street, so it is quiet. There...

10Thank Orchid500
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is by far the worst Hawaii has to offer.There is a very noisy bar below this place so you lay awake at night listening to bottles clank together. you would be much happier to rent a car and sleep in it.

10Thank seamillfarmcom

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Additional Information about Tip Top Motel

Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $121 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tip Top Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“All the rooms are the same”
GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They are all equally low budget? downstairs is closer to the car if you do it right...”
Jiro_Kaneshiro, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“just don't get a room”
OlivSud, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“1st and 2nd floor not much else to say. I'd advise the 1st floor.”
BDEMCHEK, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“as far as I can tell the rooms are all bad”
seamillfarmcom, 2 Jul 2012 | Read review
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