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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 enjoyable nights at this warm and friendly hotel. We would like to thank the owners for their generosity with the free amenities provided and the staff for their wonderful attitudes and service during our stay. Highly recommended placeb to stay for anyone traveling to the Kaua'i.

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

Mahalo for the wonderful review! We thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your vacation experience. We like to think of all the extras our guests may enjoy; we have snacks, beach gear, equipped kitchenettes in your room, extras to allow you to relax and enjoy island life. You appreciation and recommendation means a lot to us....

Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed here just for a couple of night. The stay was very pleasant. The rooms are basic but have everything you need: a good bed and good working wifi. Beach towels and dvd's are available to lend. Reception was warmly and absolutely nothing to complain about. I would be happy to stay here again.

2Thank Dimitry O
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do have a cosy hotel, we want you to feel at home in the Garden Island! Our small family owned artsy, boutique, hotel offers a nice change from the corporate chain style hotels and resorts. We hope you join us again for another pleasant stay! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Garden Island Inn is exactly what I was hoping it would be and the staff were AMAZING. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The GII is in an easy to find location, a short walk from a great beach and in a terrific location for driving to both sides of the island. You could probably get all this someplace...

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

Aloha, We are delighted you had a great stay and enjoyed our "outstanding hospitality"!! We pride ourself in providing extraordinary guest service, with lots of extras for your comfort and convenience. Our staff is amazing, we are so lucky they love their jobs which creates our unique environment, Everyone seems to give 100% the magic of aloha is passed from...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed at the condo - 129. It was so great. Close to the pool, plenty of space, washer/dryer, kitchen with dishwasher. We walked across the street to the beach and borrowed beach chairs, beach towels, and books from reception. Would have been 5 stars except the tub needs an update and the cleaners showed up once or twice while...

2Thank MBird231
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for staying with us on your vacation. Finding a place you enjoy and suits your needs at a great price is total win/win! We did a kitchen remodel in condo K-129, and think the end unit with extra deck and light is a superior location. The cast iorn tub is worn, and does need to be replaced. This big...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

The room was clean and comfortable. Small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, plates, bowls and cups, smart tv and air conditioner (we did not use the air conditioner). Free wifi that was slow but worked, better than other free wifi I have used at different hotels. Snacks in the room when we arrived, fruit, coffee and snacks every morning in the...

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

Aloha! We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us and had many great adventures! We are blessed to have such a wonderful team at the hotel. We are lucky to be part of this generous, happy, hotel family, which includes our wonderful guests like yourself. Food, smiles, entertainment, waterfalls, flowers, clean, comfortable, convenient location; so glad you choose us and...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Found this hotel on TripAdvisor and booked it on the strength of the reviews, which are very accurate. Won't repeat all the pros/cons already well-documented, but to summarize that you should consider staying here if you: 1. Want to stay outside the tourist hotel enclaves (which can insulate you from the local experience of any locale, not just Hawaii) 2....

1Thank peripatetic072016
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for your five star review!! It is fun to offer an alternative to resort lodging. Our small artsy boutique hotel provides premium quality at value prices. We are blessed to have fantastic staff who treat all as family, are professional, and exude aloha. Tripadvisor has been a good path for visitors to find us. Booking direct with our staff...

Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our stay at the Garden Island Inn was relaxing, friendly, and all that had been advertised. This is a great base to spend a few days on the beautiful island of Kauai. The staff really looked after us very well indeed. Much better than some anonymous resort! Thanks, Lisa.

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

Aloha, so glad you enjoyed our family owned artsy, boutique hotel! We enjoy looking after our guests!! Thank you for the great review, hope you get to visit Kauai and all of us at the hotel again soon! Mahalo, Lis & Steve

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Bit of an acid trip, this place, but nice enough. The wifi was only OK. The staff are nice (although we could have done without the phone call at 10.59 to ask if we'd left the room yet on check out day). We were only there two nights and they forgot to clean our room which was a bit off....

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

Thank you for staying with us and we do apologize for the call asking if you had checked out of the room and no maid service for one of the days of your stay. The check out time is 11:00, and often we need to get the rooms cleaned for the next arrival check in at 2:00. There are guest...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great place to stay in Kauai if a resort isn't your cup of tea.Beautiful art work and the staff was friendly and helpful. Clean with a little kitchennette, air conditioning and wifi. Convenient to all parts of the island.

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

Thank you for the nice review. We enjoy being a small family owned"Lovely little hotel", it feels good to stay independent in the big corporation resort world. We hope your travels bring you to our friendly, clean art filled hotel again soon! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I spent the last 2 days of our multi-island vacation at the lovely Garden Island Inn, and were delighted! The art work and the gardens are worth a visit in themselves. Sherree (sp?) and Angela at reception could not have been kinder--no request too great. Kalapaki Beach, some shopping, and several restaurant options across the street were...

Thank Molly066
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are so glad you decided to stay with us as you explored the Hawaiian Islands! We do offer our guest an abundance of aloha hospitality and our free gear and goodies. Thank you for your comments, we appreciate your appreciation of the art, gardens, location, and comfort staying at the hotel. Hope you visit us...

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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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: ₹ 9,653 - ₹ 11,999 (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
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#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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