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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I've stayed here four times over the years. It's very reasonable, clean, and the breakfast is just enough to get you going. Close to the airport, shopping, and restaurants. Staff are very friendly, ask if you need anything and they will do their best to accommodate. Old style motel...but not lacking amenities. Highly recommend. You can't beat the accommodations for...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 27 January 2016

It is an out of the way "motel" near the port and the airport. The front desk clerk was very friendly and informative. The continental breakfast was good. The rooms need updating but they were clean. It is not on the ocean but is a short drive to the water and to restaurants. Great mountain view. Reasonable rates.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Having been to Kauai 5 times I knew that I would be spending very little time in the hotel. I had previously spent thousands on hotels each trip such as the Marriott and the like and felt like it was a complete waste of money. So I gambled and booked a room at the Kauai Inn. I couldn't have been...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed 4 nights. The room was old fashioned and very clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. This is a great budget friendly inn. Minutes from the beach. Continental breakfast daily with fresh fruit and breads, coffee and tea. 24 hours.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2016

There are good things about this hotel. It's not too expensive by local standards, my room was quite big and the furnishings were pretty,.It's near the airport and there is a beach and small touristy shopping mall nearby. Unfortunately, the maintenance wasn't great. I checked in, collected the key, went to the room - and discovered that the room was...

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Piscataway, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This place is so good. Close to airport. Very quiet and against the hill. Room is not large but very comfortable. People here are nice. They served a brief breakfast. Also a black cat strolled around when I had my breakfast. So far so good. Will stay here for another three days.

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is a great family run plantation style residence... Nice people great Hawaiian experience... Closer to major highway, airport and stores. Also being in Lihue allowed us to explore both side of Kauai.. Don't be bothered about industrial block driving in the hotel is completely worth the drive and great budget option.. If you plan to spend days on the...

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alaska
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Was looking for a hotel for a late night arrival before heading north on Kauai and was very happy with our choice. Staff was very friendly and helpful - we called ahead to arrange for after hours check-in. This is very much a mom and pop type setup. If your looking for the room on the beach or a elaborate...

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Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Clean, competitively priced 1950s-style hotel with pool convenient to Lihue and major shopping areas. Friendly staff. Nitpicks: -- Not easy to find without GPS or detailed map (see tips below) -- Queen-bed rooms have only one chair for the table -- Rooms have the typical hotel 25-watt light bulbs (see tips below) -- No facial tissues in rooms -- Breakfast...

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Bow, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We booked this room for the first night of our 2-week stay on Kaua'i because we knew we'd be coming in late, wanted something close to the airport, and didn't want to pay top dollar just for a place to crash for a night. The hotel information showed that check-in ended at 9pm, so we called ahead and were told...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Kauai Inn

Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $181 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Kauai Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Two stories with no elevator, so specify a ground floor room if you need one.”
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“All rooms offer a throwback Hawaii experience I would imagine.”
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