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Garden Island Inn

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here while on the first leg of our honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands. We were trying to keep costs down and were impressed by the good reviews. The garden island inn offered a real personal touch from the moment we got here. They gave us a guide book of the island, offered us advice on...

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

Congratulations on your marriage! We are delighted you chose the garden Island inn to honeymoon with us! Thank you for acknowledging our person touches which adorn the hotel. We take much care and a lot of pride in providing the best in service, comfort and value. Our staff are fabulous, and give every guest personalized attention. NOTHING big box about...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Arriving at night after a long flight from Australia, we were welcomed by the pretty garden lights of the Garden Island Inn and immediately knew that we were going to enjoy our stay. Appreciating that we were very tired, Angela at Reception gave me a warm hug. The owners have used amazing imagination to create such a wonderful Hotel for...

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

Thank you for our 5 star review and letting us know you had a wonderful stay! It is our delight to offer our guests a unique experience. We are family owned and blessed to have staff embrace the family atmosphere and pass the family hospitality on to everyone. The Aloha comes from the heart. Brother IZ playing on our speakers,...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The family and staff that runs this hotel do a fabulous job of treating their customers. Very clean spacious up to date apartments. They even lend you for free beach chairs and coolers which we did use extensively during our 5 day stay last year.The apartments are super clean and the building is across the street from shops where you...

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

Aloha, so glad you stayed with us during your work week. Our condos are a nice option for large families or anyone looking to cook and live with a full kitchen, pool, tennis court, outdoor bbq area. This option is just across the street from the ocean with the BEST views of Kalapaki Beach! Look forward to you next visit...

Brighton, Michigan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

For work, I stayed in one of the Hale Kalapaki condos for 7 nights because all of the regular hotel rooms were taken. It was a little overkill for just one person (2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths), but it was really nice to have such a homey place to come back to at the end of the day. The Hawaiian art...

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

Mahalo, for the 5 star review and for choosing to stay with us! We are thrilled the staff was accommodating to you, and your experiences of your room and the hotel was clean. We strive to please our guest and it is soooo rewarding to get a nice review. "Super Cute" is a good tag as we love island art...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Let me start by saying that Garden Island Inn's website is accurate. You can see all the rooms etc. and that is the least of what you'll find when you arrive. What you don't see on the web site is the welcome that meets you. Every single one of the staff is attentive, informative and supportive. The facility is clean,...

2Thank Eliza B
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! Many thanks for your 5 star review. It gives us great joy to learn how much a guest loves our hotel. We try to provide great value, nice to know all of our extras increased your comfort and pleasure. Room 119 king bed, with vaulted ceilings, nice views of the ocean from the balcony, was a perfect fit for...

Reviewed 25 May 2015

We were here for only one night due to late arrival. The inn is lovely! We easily could have stayed here several days. The service is above exceptional . The host who greeted us made us feel special . She went and placed snacks for us in our room. The inn is not new but very well cared for ....

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

Mahalo for your review! Thank you for "highly recommending" us and enjoying the aloha and ambiance that is the Garden Island Inn. Our business is guest service and comfort in an artsy boutique hotel, Hawaii to us is tropical paradise; we embrace Kalapaki Beach, the natural wonders of Kauai, and the aloha spirit. So happy to hear you want to...

Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Stayed here one night before making an early plane to Maui. The Inn is a 1950’s vintage motel with lots of funky features. The place was very clean but the room is small--- you can only get out on one side of the bed. The lady in the office was very pleasant and helpful. She even got us a bag...

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

Dear Retro Hotel,thank you for your review. We have many different room sizes and bed configurations. The room you had reserved is one of the smallest with a queen bed. The price is discounted due to the room size and corner location. Many of our 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have the sounds of the waterfall to increase pleasant sounds...

Stevenson Ranch, California
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked this room at the last minute when we got rained out of camping for the second night up in Wailea. The price was right and the ladies at the front desk were so helpful. Our room was so cute and it was a nice plus to have a mini frig and a microwave. I had...

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

Aloha! We may have saved you a soggy sleep camping, but your review just made our day. Angie at the front desk delivered the ice bucket and wine glasses she is fabulous at making every guest welcome and created a magic moment with her thoughtfulness. We are so glad you found us, and enjoyed your room and our hotel! May...

Petaluma, California
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We needed a place to stay for one night before we checked in to our timeshare after coming over from The Big Island. The Garden Island Inn is funky, but wonderful!! Snacks and drinks are always available in the office and breakfast was fun. We sat out on our balcony with a glass of wine in the evening and just...

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

Thank you for your review "funky but wonderful 5 stars'! We are delighted you enjoyed the views from your balcony, our staff, the snacks, and our great location!! Your pictures are great. We have added some new yard art, a painted surfboard, always beautifying the hotel!! Hope to see you your next trip to Kauai. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 6 May 2015

We had two amazing stays at The Garden Island Inn. The staff was very happy to be there and extremely helpful. Our two kids were amazed by the coy pounds and were offered to feed them several times. The two rooms we were in were clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and although we had AC we did...

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

WOW, thank you for your 5 star review. We are a family bsed hotel and enjoy seeing children enjoy the Koi ponds and chasing the camileeans , and chickens! We really enjoyed seeing you get the beach gear, coolers , and snack bars to start you day adventures at the beach! Your children's pictures and colorful thank you note is...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: $209 - $249 (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 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“Room 17 was perfect for us.”
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“Second floor. No elevator so take luggage with wheels !”
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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
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