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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

First let me say the location couldn't be better if you are a first timer to Kauai because Lihue is perfectly situated kind of halfway from everything further to the southwest such as Waimea Canyon and everything to the North such as Princeville. If you are looking for manicured lush grounds, richly appointed rooms, and fancy pools with slides and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Garden Island Inn never was one of your top class places, but motel style accommodation, set back from the road, close to a beach well favoured by locals. There are shops near for picking up your own food, to cook in the microwave in the room. There also is a coffee maker, American style, with product supplied. A rather...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. The local artist Camile Fontaine was commissioned by us several years ago to paint canvass, doorways, and the hotel. Her latest works are the 2 surfboards,one in the lobby, the other outside by the walkway. So glad you enjoy her art, as we so too. All of our rooms have a kitchenette,...

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff are exceptional and helpful. The rooms are super clean and have adequate amenities to cook your own food. However, I must say that the location is on a busy street and in front of the cruise ship terminal. I had to close all the windows as the air conditioner next door sounded like the idling cruise ship motors....

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

Thank you for the review. Our staff is exceptional, so glad you enjoyed them, and the clean well equipped room. The Nawiliwili Harbor about 1 mile from the hotel has 1 cruise ship overnight on Thursday nights. Many guest enjoy watching the tug boat bring the ship in on thursday and depart on friday. The harbor has sailboats moored and...

Lee's Summit, Missouri
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two night stay Feb 9&10 Room # 4.... Room was clean and ready for our visit. It was comfortable and close to restaurants. Short walk to dinner at Dukes, wife loved the hula pie. All personnel at the Garden Island Inn were kind and friendly. Definitely would stay again!

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

Free hula pie on your birthday, book a trip here to celebrate with your wife at Dukes! Thank you so much for your nice review. Our staff is amazing, we are so lucky to have all of them. Your comfort is very important to us. Glad your room was clean and ready for you. Our location is superb, walk to...

Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After extensive research from fellow Trip Advisor reviewers, I chose to stay 5 nights in Room 105 at this work of art. Literally, the tropical paintings of Camile Fontaine adorn the doors as well as her paintings being inside of the rooms and the surrounding grounds. The tropical foliage that surrounds this place looks more natural than man made. There...

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

Thank you. It is so nice to read your review. It is guests like you who make us want to beautify every aspect of the hotel. Your headline "no need to stay anywhere else" and calling us "affordable perfection", is certainly what we strive to provide. Thank you for the lovely descriptions of the hotel, you are very accurate and...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stayed here it was the only hotel on the island in our price range that had any vacancies, but I am so glad we did stay here. After the first night we decided to book again for the next night because it was such a good combination of price point, location, and quality. The staff were very friendly...

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

Aloha, thank you so much for staying with us. Glad you took advantage of our free amenities, and enjoyed our quality rooms, and service. We try to keep our rooms at a good value. Prices of goods and services continue to rise, it is challenging to add improvements, however, our commitment is to our guests satisfaction, comfort, and safety. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend this charming hotel to anybody coming to Kauai. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. The staff must be the friendliest on the island. They go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. It is centrally located making it easy to explore both the west and the north side of the island.

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

Mahalo for your lovely review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, found us, and give us your 5 star recommendation. Our teamwork and aloha come naturally to us. Your comfort and welcome means a lot to all of us. Thank you so much. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Boston/Cape Cod
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a funky little place but we enjoyed it. Centrally located so that you could easily explore the north end or the south end of the island, easy drive to grocery stores etc., and the price was right. Friendly staff, free beach toys/supplies for either walking to the beach in front of the Marriott or heading to PoiPu (look...

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

Hi, thanks so much for staying with us sounds like you had a great vacation. We try to keep our rooms at a good price, and provide our guests loads of extras to add to the value. It does help when guests book direct with and not a booking agent. The price is identical for the room, but we pay...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled Feb.3rd to12th 2017. due to booking arrangements, we stayed in the Banyan Harbor condo for all nights but the last night and moved into the Garden Island Inn. the condo was extremely clean and very comfortable. The amenities were fantastic we utilized the pool, shuffle board and the 3 BBQ's were the cleanest i have ever seen. all staff...

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

Mahalo for your review of our 2 bedroom condo option at the hotel. We have remodeled these condominiums which are well located for the use of the pool area and views of the beach. Many of our guests stop by the hotel lobby in the morning for morning snacks and beach gear, as they walk over to Kalapaki Beach. Having...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I needed to fill in 1 night in between my timeshare stays so I chose this based on price and location. I was surprised to find that the accommodations were very comfortable. I had a great sleep and found all of the atmosphere of water fountain and colorful paintings gave it an island feel. The staff was very pleasant. It's...

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

Thank you for staying with us! I am happy to hear your overnight stay was comfy and you enjoyed our location. Our family owned, artsy boutique hotel, with good room rates is a rarity today. We are so lucky to have a wonderful staff and love them all. Thank you for your review, please stay with us again between your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: ₹ 9,627 - ₹ 12,034 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“There is no lift at this property, so specific a ground floor room unless you want to lug your bags up concrete stairs.”
  • One of two paintings in my room
  • Painted room door - they all are
  • Painted light switch in my room
  • Painted door to my room
  • Even the rock door stop is painted
 of 5 bubbles GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3 or more travelers go for the Condo”
 of 5 bubbles kevinp1966, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back side is quieter has view of garden. Front side faces ocean Good view”
 of 5 bubbles donalde989, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach facing balconies. Suites are available.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavepittman, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ALL rooms seemed to have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles pwayer1111, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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