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Tip Top Motel

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I gave this place three stars not because it's a three star place, but because it's pretty much exactly as advertised. The photos look the same as the actual room. The air conditioner is loud and the bright porch lights blare into the room through the shadeless windows. It's (mostly) clean, although I found black hairs in the bed and...

Thank Amy M
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Basic indeed. Very small, but clean. The bed was comfortable. Great for recovering from a long flight after landing late. The owners left the door to our room open with the key inside. We never saw them. It would be misleading to rate it higher, but it can't be beat for a budget place to sleep in Lihue.

Thank Paul B
Jordan, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We booked this for one night at the start of our trip since we could not get a room at our resort for that night. It is clean. Functional. Barely adequate with no frills. If you want a cheap place with tile floors and just need a place to stay it is ok.

Thank tcatnodak
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Place was clean and staff was professional and friendly. This is a very basic room though, no tub, one set of bath towels (no beach towels), no complimentary shampoo/conditioner and no deadbolt on the door which is the one big flaw I saw. Only because the place is on a more residential street not around the big resorts or anything...

Thank Jessica M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nothing really is cheap on Kaua'i, but the Tip Top is your very basic accommodation, the price even being less than AirBnB and similar. The motel caters for the cheapskate traveller like me who wants a place to sleep and shower: that's it. There's no fridge, no microwave and not even a water boiler or a coffee maker. It is...

2Thank Grant M
Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a hotel for under $100 a night, this is your place! No frills, but you're in Hawaii! Check in was quick and easy, all the employees are nice, and the bed was comfy. We didn't eat there, but it smelled good when we checked out.

Thank Bubsy_Malone
Sterling Heights, MI
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Not the first time I have been here, but still the same as before. Definitely a locals place and for those who aren't afraid to get off the hotel beaten path. Reasonable prices, good service, great breakfast. If you insist on white glove service though, this place is not for you, and that is fine with the rest of us!...

2Thank laserdoug
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming to this gem for several years now but had not tried the "famous" pancakes for breakfast until this year. We have been missing out because the banana macadamia nut pancakes were exceptional! Please splurge and spend the extra 50 cents for the guava pineapple jam and you will not be disappointed!

Thank Fredandethe
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The Tip Top was a source of concern for me as it looked like it might be a really bad place to stay. I had an extra day on vacation and needed a place for the last night before heading home. I decided to chance it and crossed my fingers. I had made the reservation weeks earlier. It was down...

6Thank jamestL3715SK
Riverside, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Come for the food, stay for the night. The restaurant is clearly the better half of this business. In a pinch, this hotel will suffice, but it's a last resort, literally, when things go wrong with your first, second and third choice. It happens. I'm glad tip top stays in business.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler

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Additional Information about Tip Top Motel

Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $122 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tip Top Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“1st and 2nd floor not much else to say. I'd advise the 1st floor.”
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