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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Lovely stay at the Garden Island Inn. Late arrival at 10pm after 12 hour travel day. Had water and snacks waiting in our room. Woke the next morning to coffee and fresh baked sweet potato pie and treats provided for guests in the office. Enjoyed coffee in the courtyard and had access to many free amenities: boogie boards, beach chairs...

Thank Jennell P
Bisbee, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little hotel with beautiful garden grounds, lots of colorful Christmas lights, art work on all of the doors, very attentive and friendly staff, free towels and beach gear, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, wonderful, fresh coffee in the morning and little nummers. The front desk folks couldn't not be more helpful or pleasant BUT the hotel is...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking to be pampered and for lots of amenities, Garden Island Inn is not for you. BUT, if you are looking for a place with a great location for getting to lots of things, an incredibly friendly and helpful staff and rooms that score 12 out of 10 on the Kitchy & Cool scale, then Garden Island...

1Thank mechlerphotography
La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our second or third visit to this hotel! It's great! It may not be equivalent to all the fancy brand hotels on Kauai, but it is the PERFECT stop after a long flight to or before leaving Kauai. LOCATION: Perfect - super close to Lihue airport, great starting and stopping place before going/coming from airport. Easy to find. (Super close...

1Thank MetraCop
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for four nights from January 8th to 12th. We arrived a few hours before check-in time, so we weren't able to get to our room just yet, but we were able to borrow some towels and beach toys for a few hours while we waited. Loved the friendly staff and laid back attitude. Tons of equipment free...

1Thank CorwinF
Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Hawaii with 3 teenagers - we all looooved Garden Island Inn! So pretty, bright & happy. Staff were gorgeous, welcoming, super helpful & interested in our day.A lovely & lush garden setting with hand painted vibrant vivid unique paintings and furnishings everywhere it embodied the Kauai nickname 'Garden Island'. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, good layout, great...

1Thank adrienneandgirls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is a 5-min walk to the beach. The rooms are spacious and clean. There's a stove, fridge, and microwave in the room. They also provide plates, cups, cutlery, coffee. The breakfast is coffee or tea and some pastries. The front desk people are very nice and accomodatibg. The hotel's location is close to stores by car. You can...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice small hotel right near Kalapaki Beach in Lihue. We reserved a particular room. It was clean and comfortable, but not "fresh". The staff was very helpful and in the office, they had all kinds of extras that you often don't find at a hotel. For example, they let us take a container of bug spray when...

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

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. We are looking into which room you stayed in, very nice to here you found the room adequate, clean and comfortable, but curious about the "fresh" feature. We did just renovate all of the rooms with tile, and wall mounted flat screen TVs. Hope to see you again and give you great costumer...

Georgia, US
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Kauai for 5 nights. We stayed at Garden Island the whole time. We knew we were not going to spend much time at the hotel, our plan was to be out almost all day. We got in very late at night. We had water, granola bars and some snacks set in our room. Very convenient to airport,...

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

Aloha and thank you for spending your visit to Kauai with us. jI hope you booked a room suitable to your needs. We do have spacious more luxury suites on the third flood. Please call and book directly with us to ensure a good match for your needs.You are correct in reporting we do not serve breakfast. We do not...

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from a 9 day stay in Kauai. We booked at the Garden Island Inn the night we flew in and again after our condo time expired just before flying out. Both experiences were great, as the staff's hospitality is exemplary. We arrived the first night after hours and they set up our arrival to make it as...

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

Mahalo for your beautiful 5 star review, "Welcoming Experience". Many of our returning guests have places on Kauai which they vacation; our hotel is a great spot to be assured of making airport connections. Your repeat visits and referrals are our greatest compliment. The hotel staff is extraordinary. We are a team of professionals who's greatest goal is to make...

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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
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  • 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: $195 - $239 (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 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“Beware of ground floor rooms, particularly 1, 2 and maybe 3”
 of 5 bubbles sleepydog, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all nice. It is three stories with no elevator so, if you have a problem with stairs, book a lower floor.”
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  • Colourful art in the rooms
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 of 5 bubbles mechlerphotography, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go for the condos!”
 of 5 bubbles MBird231, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you have heavy cases a bottom room is probably ideal, however staff are willing to help with luggage”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Second floor facing south”
 of 5 bubbles Makoa, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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