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Reviewed 20 February 2017

How rare to find a motel on Kaua'i where the aloha spirit is still alive and well. We felt cared for by Mokihana, the wonderful woman at the front desk, who worked hard to cobble together rooms for us when we fell sick camping. Yes, the rooms are small, but spotless. The neighborhood is quiet once the sun goes down....

Thank Karen A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This little establishment reminded us of the fifties because of the plumbing and linoleum floors. The room was tiny but clean. The service was the best. We met our neighbors and exchanged travel info. Parking is available in front but you back into traffic - really hard to see cars coming around the curve so park on back.

Thank Sheri102
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I booked a standard room for two nights here because my flight was leaving at 11:00 at night and I wanted to have a place to stay late the second day. I didn't expect much for$85/night because it was about half what I would pay at most other places on Kauai. But my room was very clean, the bed was...

Thank billandgerry2015
kkrmjl, Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, We appreciate your comment and happy you enjoyed your stay and the reasonable cost for the accommodation! We strive to give our guests value coupled with great aloha service. We are fortunate to have many local restaurants around us which is convenient after those long flights. Mahalo

Reviewed 1 February 2017

We spend 3 days in this hotel. The room was clean with clean sheets. We just needed a place to crash during night, as we had day tours. So this place was best for our purpose. Safe neighborhood, bus-stops & good restaurants are at walking distance.

Thank Shakti M
kkrmjl, General Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for staying with us. We have such a good location here in Lihue. Yes, we are in a safe, quiet area. We are centralized with restaurants and activities. I hope you got to see a lot Kauai and do many different things. Mahalo for leaving a response.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with a friend in a twin room. This hotel is in a great location. we loved being able to walk to restaurants and it was convenient to drive to beaches and Waimea canyon. We stayed in an air conditioned room on the first floor so you could hear roosters but it didnt...

1Thank gijadenyc
kkrmjl, General Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Such nice words to read....Mahalo, for a beautiful response. I hope you enjoyed Kauai and went home with many memories. We would love to have you stay with us on your next trip to Kauai. All the best, Mahalo.

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The rooms are cozy and the beds are very comfortable. Easy to access and a nice mountain view. Parking is limited and there are no microwaves in the rooms. The roosters are abundant so you won't need an alarm clock.

Thank Bubsy_Malone
kkrmjl, General Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, I am happy you had a good night's rest on those cozy beds. We are a small hotel and we appreciate your kind words. Those roosters can be a problem for those trying to sleep in. The chickens have no time schedule! Thank you for leaving a response and thank you for staying with us. Mahalo.

Fairfield, Ohio
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

These are the words I would use to describe this hotel in Lihue. The parking lot was small with just enough room. It appeared that every room was booked. This place is very close to the airport and we stayed there because of our late flight. We were pleased because it was all we needed to recover from our long...

Thank Tammi H
kkrmjl, General Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for staying with us. Glad we could help with your late arrival. Being so close to the airport is very helpful to our guest arriving on such late flights. Get some sleep and then start fresh in the morning. I hope you had fun on Kauai, we would love to see you again. Mahalo.

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The staff was great about accommodating my late night arrival and made sure I could get into my room. I also loved the little mini-kitchen set up and could make nice breakfasts/lunches to take with me for the day. This is also a great place to stay if you want to spend a little time seeing more of the local...

1Thank mdhunter2017
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were very impressed by the hospitality and welcome here! Mokihana, the site manager, organized our late arrival very well and communicated with us effectively before we even left from Seattle. Very recommended and we would book again!

1Thank Rebecca R
kkrmjl, General Manager at Kauai Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Aloha for your amazing comments about Mokihana. She is a jewel to have here. Her Aloha spirit is so reflective of the islands. She will be so happy to hear she is doing a job well done. Thank you for taking the time to leave a beautiful comment. Mahalo Nui Loa, Maria

new york city
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Clean, comfortable room, ceiling fan, cable TV, small fridge. Walls are then, so loud fellow guests can be a bother, maybe less so in warmer weather with windows closed and AC on. Friendly, helpful staff. Very close to airport. Lihue is a good location for exploring Kauai.

1Thank mdona

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in Lihue, gateway of the Garden Island, the Kauai Palms Hotel offers affordability and stylish comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauai Palms Hotel

Address: 2931 Kalena St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1319
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $124 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kauai Palms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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