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Garden Island Inn

Expedia.comUS$140*
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#1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived in Kauai in one of the most rainy days of the month. Buckets of water in the whole island. I was pretty sad, since this was only a four days trip. The hotel is just few minutes away from the airport and that was good news. I arrived late and I found a nice note in an envelope...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of four stayed at the Garden Island Inn the last two nights that we were on Kauai using it as a base to explore the south side of the island. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Our room was comfortable and well equipped for our needs. The decor is so unique and colorful! One of the...

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1Thank sgj2017
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I loved our six-night stay. It felt like home. Because of the convenient location, we only needed to rent a car for 2 days. Loved the access to the beach and dining, excellent morning coffee, and the amazing garden surrounding the hotel.

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Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed in a condo at the back of the hotel. Comfortable and had everything we needed. Close to a great pool and pool area which you have access to if in a condo. Lots of parking right outside the condo. We endorse the other comments about the helpful and friendly staff at reception of the hotel. This hotel...

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

Aloha, Thank you for reviewing our condo option. Glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the pool, parking, and convenient walking location. The 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, plus full kitchen and laundry is a great option for traveling as a group or longer stays. Our daily snacks, beach gear, entertainment supplies, housekeeping and our supper friendly caring staff is always there...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff was extra nice, the room was unique and colourful, and the beach is right there! If your staying in Lihue, check this place out! It was really quiet at night too, so it was extra relaxing.

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

'Great Place to Stay' pretty much says it all, thank you so much for your kind review! The hotel has nice partial views of the ocean, fun to watch surf, SUP, paddle clubs, and sail boats, as well as tug boat bringing in occasional cargo barges and the cruise ships. Interesting history of Kalapaki Sea wall and Nawiliwili Harbor from...

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked for its good value, the Garden Island Inn was one of the treasures we found on our trip. A lovely boutique hotel, it was quaint but clean and charming. The wonderful staff was friendly and helpful. The location was ideal: a couple of miles from the airport, centrally located between Kauai's north shore and Waimea Canyon, and just across...

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

Aloha! Thank you so much for your 5 star review! The Garden Island Inn is a tropical treasure, so glad you found us and enjoyed the hotel! You described our mid island location and Kalapaki Beach perfectly, so nice to have your comments. A great experience and a great value with friendly helpful staff, all the things we strive to...

Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a week at the Garden Island Inn and enjoyed our stay immensely. It is a perfect base to explore the island of Kauai. Our room was very clean and comfortable, with a great Island feel. Every morning we thoroughly enjoyed the coffee and treats provided. The staff was exceptionally kind and helpful. We will definitely return!!!!

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

Mahalo, we think our guests are wonderful. We get inspired every day living on this beautiful island. Happy to bring the Kauai vibe, beautiful art, lush landscape,and hawaiian music to you here. Thank you for mentioning your room was clean and comfortable, i will pass the compliment on to our cheerful housekeeping girls. Great to hear you spent your holiday...

Honomu, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room # 11 on second floor with the sound of a cascading, pleasant waterfall outside the room. No need for a pool as the beach is close by to take a swim. There was a quaint balcony to enjoy for reading or simply relaxing. A light breakfast served at 7am with energy bars, coffee, sweet treats and watermelon. Beach towels,...

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

Aloha! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We have 3 waterfalls around the property so nice to enjoy, two ponds have koi! We really do not serve "breakfast", we provide snacks and coffee in the morning with fresh fruit. Our banana trees have lots of bunches turning ripe that guest can pick from the office. Our papayas are so good,...

Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thrilled first and foremost with the price of the Garden Island Inn - it was by far the cheapest of the hotels/inns on the island for the high rating it had on TripAdvisor. For this low price, we got a balcony with a view of the ocean, a kitchen sink, microwave, mini-fridge, and enough plates/utensils to use the...

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

Aloha, Wow, you have summarized the hotel experience. Thank you so much! Fantastic price is a good headline item, as we do provide so much, excellent quality, comfort, in a artsy beach location. We enjoy living at the hotel for the mid island location too. Everything is here, beach, shops, restaurants, volleyball, paddling, sailing, charter fishing, golf, hikes, many services,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleased to find a reasonably priced hotel in such a great location. I was thrilled that it was so cute and that the staff were so helpful. I stayed one night. There were numerous restaurants and beach in the immediate vicinity.

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

Thank you for finding us! Wonderful you found us cute, well priced, comfortable, friendly and a great convenient location!! Book direct and early to ensure the best room of choice for your next visit. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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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: $212 - $290 (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/Lihue
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“Be sure to pick a room far from the waterfall”
roccoc772, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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