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Garden Island Inn

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We needed a place to stay for one night before we checked in to our timeshare after coming over from The Big Island. The Garden Island Inn is funky, but wonderful!! Snacks and drinks are always available in the office and breakfast was fun. We sat out on our balcony with a glass of wine in the evening and just...

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

Thank you for your review "funky but wonderful 5 stars'! We are delighted you enjoyed the views from your balcony, our staff, the snacks, and our great location!! Your pictures are great. We have added some new yard art, a painted surfboard, always beautifying the hotel!! Hope to see you your next trip to Kauai. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 5 May 2015

We had two amazing stays at The Garden Island Inn. The staff was very happy to be there and extremely helpful. Our two kids were amazed by the coy pounds and were offered to feed them several times. The two rooms we were in were clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and although we had AC we did...

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

WOW, thank you for your 5 star review. We are a family bsed hotel and enjoy seeing children enjoy the Koi ponds and chasing the camileeans , and chickens! We really enjoyed seeing you get the beach gear, coolers , and snack bars to start you day adventures at the beach! Your children's pictures and colorful thank you note is...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Where do I begin? I booked this place for our group to stay at for a couple nights upon our arrival in Lihue before we headed to the south shore. I read other reviews and knew it would be great. To be honest, I was most excited about this stay than I was any other aspect of the trip. And...

4Thank JamMags
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for researching lodging choices and deciding to stay with us. We strive to provide our guests with aloha and extraordinary guest service, it doesn't get much better than having fresh brewed coffee poured into your cups in the early morning! We enjoy making new friends and treating our guests as part of the hotel family! Your review put...

Reviewed 10 April 2015

Loved staying here. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Rooms had everything you needed and colour bound to match. Lovely gardens and the location was central to visiting other parts of the island.

2Thank winterglow03
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! So glad you enjoyed some great Hawaiian Hospitality at our hotel! We love Hawaii; the people, tropical lifestyle, and natures beauty is easy to take. Our goal is to provide the best guest service to our guests so you can enjoy the spirit of aloha in tropical paradise. So glad you enjoyed the original art, gardens, and our incredible...

So Cal
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I booked this hotel based only on other reviews on TripAdvisor. I was going to be visiting the island with my 12 year old son to take surfing lessons in some warm water. Since it was just us 2, the price was right and we travel well together so a big pricey resort was not necessary as we planned on...

4Thank SoCalChill_Axer
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. How did your son enjoy his surfing trip? I am delighted your wife came with you and enjoyed all the activities and sights to see on the island. The hotel has a great location for getting around the island and hanging out at Kalapaki Beach across the street. It is our pleasure...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Wonderful warmth, great staff and service, everything you could want within reach, beautiful garden and unique and tasteful decor! It had been freshly and creatively painted and decorated with a tropical theme, and was spotlessly clean.

5Thank randr3166
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for your lovely 5 star review! I will definitely share your experience compliments with our staff. We all seem to go above and beyond for our guests and our care of the hotel. I love giving housekeepers acknowledgements, they work so hard seem to enjoy what they do and being part of our team. The tropical art in the...

Banks, Oregon
Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night here on our way back to the mainland. I was so impressed with how friendly the staff was. Everybody seemed very happy to see us. The decor is super cute (I took pictures of it). It is very close to Kalapaki Beach and they have towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc for the guests to use. Lots...

5Thank Angie S
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review and "Super Cute" tag! We are delighted you were made to feel welcome and treated like our hotel family during your over night visit. We are blessed to have a staff that loves their job, not just does their job. Please stay with us again enjoy our great location, artsy super...

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stayed here one night on the way to a conference. Liked it a lot...walking distance to a very nice beach. It's not a luxurious beachfront resort, but it's very comfortable. Our room was huge. Good value.

4Thank travelmissy4747
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We do provide great value at a great beach area. You can find big resorts at crowed beaches other parts of Kauai. We think our small boutique art filled hotel captures the flavor of Hawaii. We are blessed to have a wonderful staff of local who extend a warm aloha to all of our guests....

Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We had been camping for a week straight and finally couldn't take the constant scream of the Kauai rooster for one more night. I called the Garden Island Inn and booked our final night in Kauai there. It has lots and lots of character despite being an older, somewaht tired building. The rooms were clean and the customer service top...

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

Mahalo for staying with us. We do provide good value at an excellent location. We do not aspire to become a big resort with big price tag and resort fees. So nice to hear you enjoyed the guest service, original art works, and warm aloha that is our signature! We hope your travels bring you back to the hotel in...

Reviewed 10 March 2015

I really love the outdoor festive lights and beautiful smell. I arrived late as a walk in and was treated with embrace by Shelia I think it was. 3rd floor is neat with waterfall right out my door. Its clean and roomy. Its not the most updated at all, but has tons of charm. Great value for the price around...

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

Mahalo for staying with us! The Night Blooming Jasmine is the sweet smell you noticed We enjoy the scent too! Our lights do make the property festive, so glad the lights and waterfall enhanced your stay. The hotel's location,makes it easy to get around the island, and take advantage of beautiful Kalapaki Beach across the street. We are always delighted...

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 - $254 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic 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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