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Garden Island Inn

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Florence, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such a delight to stay at this local establishment. It reminded me of my very first trip to Hawaii in the 60's. The staff were all pleasant and friendly. They were delighted to have us as guests and it showed every moment that our paths crossed. The room was clean and comfortable. A few local snacks were on...

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

Mahalo for your review! Lots has changed since the 60"s. Happily our sincere aloha, the small business with resident owners, providing customer service number one above profit is who we are. It is nice to be acknowledged for good value and quality lodging. Kauai is magical and we enjoy sharing this paradise with you. Our art filled hotel, night lights,...

Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fifth stay in Kawaii but our first stay in the Garden Island Inn. We decided that we wanted to experience the local color and "old style" type of hotel that seems to be increasingly hard to find and we hit pay dirt when we decided to try the Garden Island Inn. I'll start by saying that this...

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

Aloha! We love that you found us. Mahalo for your review and appreciation of our unique artsy boutique hotel. My husband, Steve, has been beautifing the hotel for 28 years, he has a true love for this property. Your comfort and our guest service is our number one priority. The staff is astounding, all working here many years, our happy...

Hopkins, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night at the Inn before heading up to the north part of Kauai. Excellent and friendly staff. Definitely a true Hawaiian vibe. Lots of fresh bananas and other fruit, snacks, coffee, beach chairs, towels! Great location.

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

Aloha! Thanks for choosing to stay with us. The warm welcome is sincere, one night or seven we want you to feel at home. Friendly, funky, fun wonderful compliment, we are delighted to share our fruits, gear, and aloha! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, very close to the airport, restaurants, shops, beach, etc. The office was closed when we arrived so they left our key and instructions for us, also some snacks in our room wich I really appreciated as we arrived late and I was hungry but to tired to go out. They also have a lot of complimentary stuff, coffee...

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

Aloha! So glad your arrival went smooth and the welcome snacks were appreciated. Our gardens, Koi ponds, waterfall, tangelo, banana, and mango trees, and flowers flourish in Kauai tropical climate. It is amazing how fast all the vegetation grows. It is good to start your day with our tropical pumpkin pie, fresh ground coffee and fruit from the garden. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was SO friendly and helpful. Liked that we could take beach chairs, towels, games, practically anything we needed was free to borrow. Very casual but clean accommodations. Good location and excellent water views. Would stay here again.

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

Mahalo, our people make our hotel and also our day! Friendly is right, we are so happy to let our aloha shine. Our staff is our hotel family, we all take care of each other and our guests. Thank you for the wonderful compliments and review. Pleased you enjoyed the free amenities, clean rooms, good location and ocean views. Book...

Kekaha, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent staff. With a retro vibe, this motel style accommodation is a great base for accessing all parts of the island. We stayed several days and consider this a clean, small and homey alternative to a larger resort. Private and quiet. They also welcome pets!

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

Thank you for the great 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like you had a good trip exploring the island. We like for you to come home to your clean, comfortable room and relax! Pets are welcome, guest who choose to travel with their buddies are usually very contented quiet folks, like their pets....

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older property but has been well-maintained and is a perfect place for you to stay while exploring the island. The staff is absolutely outstanding! I had checked out and was back in the area in order to catch my flight back to the mainland with no place to change. So I went back to the Garden Island...

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

Aloha, thank you for you nice compliment to our wonderful staff! They are the best they share their aloha spirt with all of our guests. We have a service apartment room for supplies, storage of luggage, and can offer last stop shower and place freshen up before your flight. Glad you stopped back to see us and perhaps enjoyed sitting...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me say the location couldn't be better if you are a first timer to Kauai because Lihue is perfectly situated kind of halfway from everything further to the southwest such as Waimea Canyon and everything to the North such as Princeville. If you are looking for manicured lush grounds, richly appointed rooms, and fancy pools with slides and...

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

Mahalo for your very descriptive review. We are so glad you discovered us and our tropical paradise of Kauai. Diversity is the spice of life and we are glad to be a unique boutique artsy hotel. We are constantly beautifying the rooms and grounds, and adding every convenience and comfort for our guests. The structure is older, but it is...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garden Island Inn never was one of your top class places, but motel style accommodation, set back from the road, close to a beach well favoured by locals. There are shops near for picking up your own food, to cook in the microwave in the room. There also is a coffee maker, American style, with product supplied. A rather...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. The local artist Camile Fontaine was commissioned by us several years ago to paint canvass, doorways, and the hotel. Her latest works are the 2 surfboards,one in the lobby, the other outside by the walkway. So glad you enjoy her art, as we so too. All of our rooms have a kitchenette,...

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are exceptional and helpful. The rooms are super clean and have adequate amenities to cook your own food. However, I must say that the location is on a busy street and in front of the cruise ship terminal. I had to close all the windows as the air conditioner next door sounded like the idling cruise ship motors....

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

Thank you for the review. Our staff is exceptional, so glad you enjoyed them, and the clean well equipped room. The Nawiliwili Harbor about 1 mile from the hotel has 1 cruise ship overnight on Thursday nights. Many guest enjoy watching the tug boat bring the ship in on thursday and depart on friday. The harbor has sailboats moored and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Microwave
  • 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: $199 - $255 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“There are no bad rooms here. All have a "garden view" with some with partial ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles knspence, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There is no lift at this property, so specific a ground floor room unless you want to lug your bags up concrete stairs.”
  • One of two paintings in my room
  • Painted room door - they all are
  • Painted light switch in my room
  • Painted door to my room
  • Even the rock door stop is painted
 of 5 bubbles GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3 or more travelers go for the Condo”
 of 5 bubbles kevinp1966, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back side is quieter has view of garden. Front side faces ocean Good view”
 of 5 bubbles donalde989, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach facing balconies. Suites are available.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavepittman, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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