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The Kauai Inn

2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 10 hotels in Lihue
Travellers' Choice
For genuine Aloha and unparalleled customer service, come experience traditional Hawaii with us at the Kauai Inn. Looking for a place to stay in Lihue? Then look no further than The Kauai Inn, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Lihue to your doorstep. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a concierge, a picnic area, and a sun terrace while staying at The Kauai Inn. In addition, The Kauai Hotel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Lihue trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Lihue, The Kauai Inn is located a short distance from Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall (1.6 mi) and Ninini Point Lighthouse (2.1 mi). While in Lihue be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Duke's Kauai, Gaylord's at Kilohana, or Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant. Should time allow, Tabora Gallery, Seductions of Kauai Gallery, and Kaua'i Society of Artists KSA are some popular art galleries that are relatively easy to get to. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Kauai Inn as you experience everything Lihue has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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Alfredo Eloy T wrote a review 9 Jul
Miami, Florida17 contributions10 helpful votes
We were looking a hotel close to airport and with reasonable price and we found this hotel. It is a lovely site. You can see the mountains so close. It is a fantastic moment take a bath in the pool or simply relax and see the fantastic view from the longe chair that you can find around the pool. The hotel has some beautiful two story buildings and around them you can see an extraordinary garden. The staff is so friendly. The hotel is tidy and clean. We would like travel again to Kauia only to relax in that hotel for some days.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: You have a big free parking lot.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 1 week ago
You are welcomed back anytime. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your visit.
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Footprints603468 wrote a review 8 Jul
2 contributions
I was looking for a reasonably priced hotel near the airport as I didn’t want to drive across the island at night. The Kauai Inn was perfect! It is tucked away near the Industrial Docks in front of these beautiful mountains minutes from the airport and right by the main roads that go around the island. The grounds are beautifully maintained with a relaxed feel. The staff is available for any questions which made my stay easy. I throughly enjoyed the chickens and friendly cat that roams the property. If you are looking for a ritzy resort type stay then keep looking but if you want to stay at a hotel that gives you a local feel with super comfy beds, this is the place.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you were able to enjoy your visit. Please come and see us again.
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Mary S wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an overnight for us prior to going to our VRBO on the North Shore the next day. This is a modest but very comfortable older hotel, quiet and with a beautiful mountain view. It is close to the airport and the cruise port but otherwise a little off the beaten path. However, it is a quick 15-min walk to the nearby shopping/restaurant mall. The staff at the hotel are lovely and went above and beyond to help us through some very tricky logistics. The pool is very nice and it is quite at night. The breakfast served is fairly sparse---carbs and coffee/tea, no protein or juice, so be advised, but we made do. This is a very nice place overall, not flashy but very homey and clean, excellent staff!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Some rooms on the first floors have patios if you want that.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the the time to let us know how we did. I am so glad you were able to enjoy your stay with us.
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ahote wrote a review Jun 2021
Berkeley72 contributions54 helpful votes
This is not the place to stay if you're looking for something swanky. However the Kauai Inn is located about half a mile from shops and restaurants, has fabulous views and an OK pool. The rooms are fine and the air conditioning does a great job. Breakfast is what Americans think of as food (pastries in plastic wrap) and coffee but it also has a pool. The grounds are nice enough with lots of chickens and roosters. The manager is very nice and the various cats lounging in and around the motel are delightful.
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Date of stay: May 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 5 Jun 2021
Thank you for the time you took for your review. I am sorry we did not score better. During the time of Covid we are trying to provide the most variety we can for breakfast while being safe. While we do offer the pastries we also have granola bars, fresh fruit and oatmeal. We hope that you were able to enjoy the coffee and tea bar as well.
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Carl wrote a review Apr 2021
Kodak, Tennessee5 contributions5 helpful votes
We flew into Kauai not knowing we needed to take another COVID-19 test (stayed 3 days in Honolulu) and we were given the option to quarantine overnight and fly back the next day to get tested. We needed a place quick for overnight and the people at Kauai Inn could not have been more friendly and helpful! They understood our predicament, genuinely were sympathetic and absolutely bent over backwards to accommodate and assist us in our time of need. Beautiful property owned and operated by some beautiful people! Thank you so much for all your help!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 6 Apr 2021
I am so glad we were able to make your stay enjoyable. Traveling during these times is hard enough, I'm glad we were able to make it a little easier.
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US$177 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kauai Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Kauai Inn?
Nearby attractions include Kauai Sporting Clays (5.6 km), Makawehi Lithified Cliffs (7.9 km), and Tasting Kauai (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kauai Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Kauai Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Kauai Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kauai Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kauai Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skinny Mike's Ice Cream and Shave Ice, The Fish Express, and Mark's Place.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kauai Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kauai Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilohana Plantation Estate (3.5 km), Menehune Fish Pond (1.6 km), and Old Kaloa Sugar Mill (6.9 km).
Does The Kauai Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.