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Garden Island Inn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We really liked our stay at this hotel. We were given accommodation at Banyan Harbor condos. The apartment was very comfortable, ocean view, well equipped kitchen. The staff were very cordial and helpful. The snack bars and banana were provided in plenty! They provided nut free bars when I mentioned that my daughter was allergic to nuts.
They also provided snorkel gears and floats. All the staff had Hawaiian spirit! Bed room carpets needed a bit more cleaning (may be because the walls and carpet looked old)

Room Tip: Corner suite and Our room had an ocean view!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Aloha! We are so happy our bananas were ripe for you. The good news is we just remodeled K129, our Banyon Harbor Condominium "Hale Kalapaki" Took away the wicker headboards tiled the bedroom walls, added ceiling fans and track lighting, took away the queen bed and have a brand new King bed in the master. Walls got painted and carpet cleaned. The smaller room is also tiled walls, track lighting, ceiling fan, wall mounted 40" TV; plus we tore out the mirrored closet and now have a desk area! Walls painted and carpet cleaned. I hope you get a chance to come and enjoy the updates also having new photos which will go in our website...check it out!
We do have many free amenities for our guests to enhance your stay. It helps our costs when you book direct with us. Same value price for the room to you, whom ever you book with. Our friendly staff can assist you when you are ready to book another visit! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stayed here 2 weeks ago and it was great. My wife was born and raised on Oahu and during our stay she commented to me: "They (the owners/staff) really have a lot of Aloha spirit." so if that is something you want, then this is the right place! :)

I have to agree with all of the other 5 star reviews of this place and I cant think of anything to add really. It is a neat place and after you spend a couple days there and talk to the owners and people who work there, you will feel like you are staying at a friend's place instead of a hotel.

So if you are looking a for hotel that feels really like Hawaii and the Beach then this is a great choice and one of the most economical.

Oh, one night we did use the AC, but the second night we slept with all of the windows open and left the AC off and enjoyed the breeze.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 20: a king bed and 3 twins. It was a really spacious room. 3rd floor so you have to g...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Mahalo for your glowing review! We enjoy getting to know our visitors and hearing of the great adventures like Waimea Canyon, helicopter ride, snorkel cruise around Napali Coast. Our convenient location makes sightseeing the island short drives. Best of all is having the ocean across the street and good restaurants to walk to. We do provide exceptions tropical lodging for a tremendous value. Booking direct ensures you get the best room suited to your needs. We have updated our website with new photography and video an informed site to make a good choice. Please return and enjoy more of our Aloha soon! Sincerely, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night prior to timeshare rental. Great location near airport and beach, restaurants. Unit was clean and held 5 (3 adults) perfectly. Staff super friendly. Only complaint was from my husband who had to get luggage up all those stairs!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for the 5 star review, Just Right! Our location is very convenient to the airport and beach so you can get started on your vacation and avoid more travel upon your arrival to Kauai. Kudos to your husband for helping with the luggage, 2 flights of stairs with big bags can be challenging! We do have staff who can assist with luggage please ask for some help next time.
Booking direct is a great way to get a room which is perfect for your needs, like 5 guests. Booking direct with us also gives us the flexibility to make changes or cancellations to your reservation. See you next vacation. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I feel compelled to write this review because this hotel is absolutely incredible in its hospitality. It is rare to find a business that puts service, personal touch and attention to details above the bottom line! These people are genuinely kind and they CARE that you have a pleasant and comfortable stay. I came back from a long early walk and was greeted with cold water, breakfast AND a humongous papaya freshly picked from their homegrown tree as a gift! Homemade pumpkin pie covered with fresh berries -baked by the owner herself- was also out of this world!
I echo everybody else in singing this hotel's praise: A rare gem indeed in every way: reasonable price, comfort, convenient location, ocean view, cleanliness... couldn't ask for more!

Room Tip: Almost every room has ocean view
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Aloha, your sincere review has warmed my heart. My husband and I put our hearts into operating the hotel; our staff, the building and grounds means so much to us. Our efforts at the hotel are simply to make our guests experience unique and hopefully wonderful. Steve often says why not make ordinary into extraordinary at every opportunity. We like to think we fit into the Hawaiian culture that makes Kauai so special.
Thank you for booking direct with us. You have the best room suitable to your needs and flexibility with your reservation, and we get a little help with keeping our costs down creating value for you. A hui hou kakou (until we meet again), Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We loved our stay here. The room we had #18 was very large with two beds and tons of room everywhere. The bathroom was also very roomy, the shower not so much. Enjoyed eating breakfast from the balcony with a small view of the beach and harbor. The service was fantastic! I LOVED the pie they served and the ice cream bananas. They had things you could borrow, DVDs, beach items including chairs which were really nice to have. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Aloha! Thanks for booking direct with the friendly staff. We can insure you get the best room for your needs. Room 18 is a spacious suite with nice ocean view. We appreciate your lovely review; we strive to create a superior stay and experience at our boutique hotel. Our goal is to give great value with our prices, and complimentary amenities. Booking direct helps our costs which we can pass on to our guests. Mahalo for choosing to stay with us!! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

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Additional Information about Garden Island Inn Hotel

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 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
Price Range: ₹ 9,425 - ₹ 13,621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn Hotel 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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