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Garden Island Inn

2.7 km from Lihue centre
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  • Beachfront
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3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
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So Cal
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I booked this hotel based only on other reviews on TripAdvisor. I was going to be visiting the island with my 12 year old son to take surfing lessons in some warm water. Since it was just us 2, the price was right and we travel well together so a big pricey resort was not necessary as we planned on...

4Thank SoCalChill_Axer
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. How did your son enjoy his surfing trip? I am delighted your wife came with you and enjoyed all the activities and sights to see on the island. The hotel has a great location for getting around the island and hanging out at Kalapaki Beach across the street. It is our pleasure...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Wonderful warmth, great staff and service, everything you could want within reach, beautiful garden and unique and tasteful decor! It had been freshly and creatively painted and decorated with a tropical theme, and was spotlessly clean.

5Thank randr3166
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for your lovely 5 star review! I will definitely share your experience compliments with our staff. We all seem to go above and beyond for our guests and our care of the hotel. I love giving housekeepers acknowledgements, they work so hard seem to enjoy what they do and being part of our team. The tropical art in the...

Banks, Oregon
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night here on our way back to the mainland. I was so impressed with how friendly the staff was. Everybody seemed very happy to see us. The decor is super cute (I took pictures of it). It is very close to Kalapaki Beach and they have towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc for the guests to use. Lots...

5Thank Angie S
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and "Super Cute" tag! We are delighted you were made to feel welcome and treated like our hotel family during your over night visit. We are blessed to have a staff that loves their job, not just does their job. Please stay with us again enjoy our great location, artsy super...

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stayed here one night on the way to a conference. Liked it a lot...walking distance to a very nice beach. It's not a luxurious beachfront resort, but it's very comfortable. Our room was huge. Good value.

4Thank travelmissy4747
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do provide great value at a great beach area. You can find big resorts at crowed beaches other parts of Kauai. We think our small boutique art filled hotel captures the flavor of Hawaii. We are blessed to have a wonderful staff of local who extend a warm aloha to all of our guests....

Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We had been camping for a week straight and finally couldn't take the constant scream of the Kauai rooster for one more night. I called the Garden Island Inn and booked our final night in Kauai there. It has lots and lots of character despite being an older, somewaht tired building. The rooms were clean and the customer service top...

1Thank Darren S
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for staying with us. We do provide good value at an excellent location. We do not aspire to become a big resort with big price tag and resort fees. So nice to hear you enjoyed the guest service, original art works, and warm aloha that is our signature! We hope your travels bring you back to the hotel in...

Reviewed 10 March 2015

I really love the outdoor festive lights and beautiful smell. I arrived late as a walk in and was treated with embrace by Shelia I think it was. 3rd floor is neat with waterfall right out my door. Its clean and roomy. Its not the most updated at all, but has tons of charm. Great value for the price around...

1Thank Laurie M
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for staying with us! The Night Blooming Jasmine is the sweet smell you noticed We enjoy the scent too! Our lights do make the property festive, so glad the lights and waterfall enhanced your stay. The hotel's location,makes it easy to get around the island, and take advantage of beautiful Kalapaki Beach across the street. We are always delighted...

Belchertown, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This cool hotel in the harbor area of Lihue is a perfect spot for your trip to Kauai. The place is small and very well maintained and managed. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and well appointed and the price is right. This is an excellent choice, and you will not regret it. It is great...

5Thank Lovetraveling199
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Wow I appreciate your through review and delighted you gave us 5 stars for your stay with us! We do have a wonderful staff of local professionals who delight when visitors have a great experience of Kauai and of our family owned and run hotel! We do our best to make your stay welcoming and supply our guest with items...

Reviewed 6 March 2015

We arrived late evening in Lihue. Decided to stay at the Garden Inn due the many positive reviews. Our envelope with the key was taped to the office door. We had difficulty finding the room at first, in the dark. The rooms are not in numerical order. However, when we arrived we found a quaint, colourful, clean, welcoming room. They...

3Thank AnnavH
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing us! We like to take care with late check ins as the office is staffed from 7AM until 9PM daily. I apologize if the directions to your room was not clear. We do have a night manager on site whom you can call after office hours to assist our guests. Glad you enjoyed the complimentary snacks in...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 5 March 2015

My husband and I stayed at The Garden Island Inn while on our honeymoon. We are not a fan of big chain hotels and decided to stay at The Garden Island Inn; we were super pleased with the place. It is in a prime location and the staff and owners are super friendly. This is definitely a great hotel to...

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

Congratulations on your wedding!! Thank you for spending your honeymoon at our hotel! It thrills us to have so many happy guests. Your comment about choosing a small boutique style hotel vs the conformity of a big resort resonates with us! Steve & I are always looking for areas to improve, turn ordinary into extraordinary with TLC. Thank you for...

Saskatoon, SK
Reviewed 2 March 2015

My husband and I are here on our honeymoon. We checked in late to a room that had the lights on and a welcome gift basket. The customer service here is simply outstanding! The staff genuinely care and are very welcoming and friendly. The location cannot be beat. This location is across the street from the beach and a park...

1Thank love2explorentravel
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

HAPPY HONEYMOONING may it last your life times:>) Steve and I are on our fourth year honeymoon we believe it is a gift every day! We are delighted to hear you enjoy the hotel and our fantastic staff. The housekeepers, maintenance, landscapers and front desk enjoy being part of our family run hotel. Creating a comfortable Hawaiian home for our...

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  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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: ₹ 9,678 - ₹ 12,030 (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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