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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 5 March 2015

My husband and I stayed at The Garden Island Inn while on our honeymoon. We are not a fan of big chain hotels and decided to stay at The Garden Island Inn; we were super pleased with the place. It is in a prime location and the staff and owners are super friendly. This is definitely a great hotel to...

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

Congratulations on your wedding!! Thank you for spending your honeymoon at our hotel! It thrills us to have so many happy guests. Your comment about choosing a small boutique style hotel vs the conformity of a big resort resonates with us! Steve & I are always looking for areas to improve, turn ordinary into extraordinary with TLC. Thank you for...

Saskatoon, SK
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My husband and I are here on our honeymoon. We checked in late to a room that had the lights on and a welcome gift basket. The customer service here is simply outstanding! The staff genuinely care and are very welcoming and friendly. The location cannot be beat. This location is across the street from the beach and a park...

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

HAPPY HONEYMOONING may it last your life times:>) Steve and I are on our fourth year honeymoon we believe it is a gift every day! We are delighted to hear you enjoy the hotel and our fantastic staff. The housekeepers, maintenance, landscapers and front desk enjoy being part of our family run hotel. Creating a comfortable Hawaiian home for our...

Central South Dakota
Reviewed 28 February 2015

My husband and I had a very relaxing couple of days at this nice little "boutique hotel". Everything from the very friendly and helpful staff, to the comfortable, spacious room, to the beautiful grounds and koi pond and it's location made it oh so nice. A nice beach, several good restaurants, shopping--all within walking distance. Just minutes from the airport,...

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

I very much appreciate your views on our hotel. Every room has its own personality, different sizes, bedding, and art displayed on canvases, doors and walls! It is so important you make your reservation with the hotel staff. We can help you decide a room choice based on budget, view, Lani, bedding. We have so many restaurants, shops and services...

Kelowna
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We just returned from our 9 day vaca....Garden Island Inn was a charmer....colourful, cheery artwork all through the Inn. Was always a pleasure to wake up to see the beautiful decor! Hotel was immaculate & the staff very helpful & friendly. Close to the airport, shopping, beach & restaurants. Coffee, filtered water, munchies & treats all day in the office....

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

Thank you for choosing the Garden Island Inn for your 9 day vacation on Kauai. As a family run hotel we like to create a home atmosphere where our aloha spirits lift you into tropical spender. Landscape, art, waterfalls, koi ponds and music are very much apart of the Hawaiian culture, as is being generous. Providing our guest with coffee,...

Las Vegas
Reviewed 26 February 2015

very clean room..nice size, quiet...staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the area... definitely a place to stay again... 5 min to airport and dukes on the beach !!! a great location in lihue....could walk , but i would say a car is a must...

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

Many thanks for your review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay. Camile Fontain's art works which adorns walls, doors,and canvases with Kauai's tropical scenes are a delight! We just commissioned her to paint a dinged up surfboard to install in the hotel's garden area. I am excited to see this creation. We hope to see you your...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Quirky, quaint, Hawaiian. The people are great --- friendly and helpful. We enjoyed just being in our room - open up the windows, turn on the fans and enjoy. Very clean too. The location is a double-edged sword. It's great for accessibility; close to stores (an ABC) and restaurants. However, close to the road so a bit noisy. We'd certainly,...

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

Mahalo "Quite a Gem" for your 5 star review!! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed not just our hotel, but our fantastic staff as well. We are a rare find, being a small, artsy, boutique, family run hotel. We are honored to have wonderful guest like you stay with us. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I had a really great stay at this cute, colorful little property. The room was cozy and comfortable, the wifi was fast, the staff were helpful, and the location (very close to the airport) was convenient. Lovely place.

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

Mahalo!! We are thrilled to know your stay was lovey and welcoming!! Providing the best guest service with ALOHA is what we enjoy doing! Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon!! Aloha, Lis & Steve layne

Wooster, Ohio
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Stayed here towards end of January. Rooms were very clean and nice. Water pressure was strong. Price was reasonable for Hawaii. Ran A/C to drown out street noise. Slept well. Free Wi-Fi worked very well. The lights on the outside of the building and in the trees at night were great! Restaurants and stores are close. Beach is across the...

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

Mahalo for your lovely 5 star review! You identified many important points to a great hotel. Our location, guest service, cleanliness, and comfort some of the features you mention, give the staff and myself great satisfaction. We look forward to your next visit and promise to deliver great value for you vacation stay! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We booked this at the last minute and Germaine was Super accommodating. She put us in the condos when there were no Inn rooms left. We got in really late and a nice envelope with welcoming instructions were waiting. Great location with the beach across the road and neat shops and restaurants all around. The condo was clean and well...

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

Aloha! we are so glad the condo was available and perfect for your family. Germaine and the entire staff has a way of working out the rooms. It is so important to talk with our staff to get the best room for your needs. The value and location are huge factors for guest satisfaction...thank you for the 5 star review!...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Island Inn. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room large and almost anything we needed was available to be borrowed on a trust basis (DVDs, beach chairs, boogie boards etc.). We were even offered free snacks to take to the beach. it was clean and comfortable. A great place to see the...

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

Aloha, we are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you! We are small, as number of rooms, but we are huge in what we try to provide to our guests. We are so fortunate to love providing guest services on the most enchanting Hawaiian Island, the "Garden Island"...Kauai! Room 16 is awesome, so glad you...

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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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  • 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: $203 - $254 (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 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family 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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