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Garden Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Lihue, Hawaii, USA
1 review
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“Very pleasant place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 10 days on our honeymoon. The staff (especially Shelia!) are friendly and welcoming - a box of chocolates and a handwritten card awaited us at check-in and fresh cut flowers were on the table in our room.

Other perks: free Internet access, in-room DVD player with a DVD library in the office, boogie boards / lunch-coolers / snorkel gear / frisbee are all available in the office.

There was a little bit of noise sometimes at night, but overall our experience was very positive and I wouldn't hesitate to rebook this Inn on a subsequent visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

A locel took us to this great littlein. The staff had very athunitic attitudes and were really very kind to us. The grounds really were a garden complete with korean ponds. Free internet was a big bonus for us as well.
The best thing was the little extras like dvd player in the room with a dvd libery in the check in room (with free popcorn), beach towels and boogy boords to borrow and cookies or cakes in the morning. They even let us keep our bags in house after check out so we could better enjoy our day before our flight.
Also the marrott beach is right aross the street while the garden island inn is half the price!

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Quinlan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

My husband and I loved this little quaint and personable Inn. It was a little noisy however it did not keep us from sleeping. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It was a great location for us especially the airport. We liked having the microwave, mini refrig, and coffee pot in room and access in the office to the coolers and beach neccessities. The free wi-fi was great.
We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: 2n or 3rd floor for a better view looking directly toward the road.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We chose this Inn because our flight got in to Kihue mid-afternoon and we had a helicoper ride planned for the next morning at 10. Can't imagine a better choice! Easy to get to from airport, darling room with water/park view, flowers blooming every place on the property, colorful garden art in the room and patio. Walk practically next door for number of dinner choices and office for transport to the helicopter pad was right there, too. Coffee, water, and munchies are for the taking at the front desk and it was wonderful to have mini-frig, microwave, and coffee maker in the guest room. Friendly staff allowed us to leave our vehicle in the parking lot while on the helicopter ride. Will consider for a base on next trip.

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

This is a good place to stay if you are doing business in Lihue. It's very convenient to town. Unfortunately, it is on a main road and can be quite noisy. Also, there's a waterfall (man made) in the back of the building which contributes to the noise. The rooms are basic and clean, so if you don't mind the noise and won't be spending much time in the room anyway, this is the place for you. There's free WiFi, but that's the extent of the amenities I used.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Garden Island Inn

Property: Garden Island Inn
Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,035 - ₹ 12,288
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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