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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great area for shops and restaurants. Good location for traveling to other parts of the island and airport. Fresh fruit from trees on the premises. Beach towels, bug spray, information books all available to use.

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and the great review! We enjoy sharing the fresh fruit from our tangelo, banana, and papaya trees, glad you enjoyed. It makes us happy to offer our reasonable rates to guests from our convent beautiful location. Please visit us again soon. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced hotel near the airport. Super friendly service. Just a note if you arriving late call ahead and they will set up a late key pickup. Like all of Kauai the office does shutdown so plan ahead accordingly for housing and transport.

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

Aloha, than you for passing the tip about booking with us ahead of time. We encourage you to call the hotel direct to book a room. You will be able to select what is the best arrangement and we do ask when will you arrive. If you check in past 9PM we will leave a light on in your room,...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via 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...

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Bisbee, Arizona
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 19 January 2017

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...

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

Aloha, thank you so much for this astounding review! Top to bottom it had me agreeing with your comments and smiling. We will continue to add to the art and improve any aspect of our boutique hotel. The nice part of the location is it being in the resort area of Kalapaki. I love to focus on what we offer,...

La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via 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...

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

Aloha, we strive to be an excellent hotel, so delighted to learn you find us PERFECT! We are blessed to have a wonderful staff of professional, local, talent, who have been working together as a tight family for years. We enjoy extending our aloha to our guests. The location is suburb as the island is worthy of exploring both north,...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...

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

Mahalo for you great review and choosing to stay with us! We are always trying to give back to our guests and create value for you. Our free amenities, local suggestions, clean, comfortable rooms, art filled hotel and grounds, gives us added pleasure too. Hope your travels bring you our way again soon. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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...

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

Pretty, bright and happy, vibrant, lush gardens, spacious and comfortable...Love it! Thank you so much for staying with us. We are thrilled we could be part of your holiday!! Hope to see you again. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, we are so happy you enjoyed your holiday with us! Thank you for your review we are looking forward to you next visit! Remember to book direct to get the best room for your needs and dates! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne

Warrenville
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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...

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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...

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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
  • Suites
  • 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: RM640 - RM800 (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 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 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
“ALL rooms seemed to have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles pwayer1111, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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