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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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...

Thank 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!...

1Thank 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...

5Thank James T
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
San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Wow! Way Back in the Days we went on a U.S. Navy Dependent Cruise from Pearl Harbor on Oahu to the Nearby Island of Kauai. It was pretty late when we pulled in to Port and by the time my Father and the crew were excused to leave the ship it was even Much later than we expected. So we...

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a super low budget motel. If you're up for that, this is a great place. Bottom line amenities - TV, space to hang clothes, toiletries in the bathroom, two simple but decent beds. Just what we need to tide us over until the next day at another lodging location. The manager was kind enough to accommodate our very...

1Thank Earp-McMullen
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Do yourself a favor, spend some more and enjoy a cockroach-free night at a more decent place. I opened the door, had a quick disgusted look at the room. Then closed the door, and saw a cockroach on the door nob. I took a picture and showed it to the reception, they were totally not surprised.

1Thank OlivSud
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We stayed at this motel when we got in late & couldn't check into the resort until later in the next day. It is convenient from the airport. We decided it isn't as nice as as our daughter's dorm room but probably cleaner! It has cinder block walls, linoleum floors, no closet doors. The TV is 80's model on the...

10Thank Laurie G

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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: $128 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tip Top Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“All the rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They are all equally low budget? downstairs is closer to the car if you do it right...”
 of 5 bubbles Jiro_Kaneshiro, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“just don't get a room”
 of 5 bubbles OlivSud, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“1st and 2nd floor not much else to say. I'd advise the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BDEMCHEK, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“as far as I can tell the rooms are all bad”
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