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Garden Island Inn

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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the two room self contained unit, very clean and tidy, hosts where very friendly and helpful. Just as the description says a short walk to beach and shops and restaurants. Though we utilised the kitchenette as this will be a big safer for families as the supermarket 2.5 miles up the road. Would recommend to families or...

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

Aloha, glad you enjoyed your stay! Being outside in fresh air and by the ocean wets the appetite for most, so glad the kitchenette helped with some meals and snacks. Many of the rooms have outdoor balconies with table and chairs to relax with a view and have your own snacks! Please visit us again! Aloha Lis & Steve Layne

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My family had the pleasure of staying in the hotel's condo for six nights this past week. The personal service and the little details were greatly appreciated. From the special present on our arrival as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary through to the air conditioners being turned on prior to our arrival. Each night our daughter borrowed a dvd...

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

Such a nice title, "Fantastic and Friendly" . We strive to provide the best guest service and comfort to our guests. The housekeeping staff normally cuts flowers from our grounds and make room arrangements. I will be sure and let them know how much you enjoyed having flowers in your room. Having a great location, great service, great amenities and...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Whoops! I reviewed this hotel on my old account by accident. :-( I stayed in the condo adjacent to the Garden Island Inn with my parents, and sister, while my aunt stayed in room six of the Inn. We stayed at the Garden Island Inn the whole time we were in Kauai. This is a wonderful place to stay. The...

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

Thank you for staying with us. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip with your family enjoying time together. Sheila and Ashlyn do exude aloha, and are great providers of local insight for our guests. I will be sure they know how much you appreciated them! The snacks, beach gear,& water are good things to grab from the office anytime,...

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our first night of our trip. The art was beautiful, from the paintings in the room to the murals outside. The garden was really romantic and surreal at night, with its twinkle lights and tropical flowers. It was a close walk to the beach and bars, restaurants, etc. the staff was friendly. We...

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

Mahalo for staying with us. So glad you enjoyed our tropical art and magic lite gardens at night. We think it is an awesome location with the most awesome staff! The artist Camile Fontain's works can be seen in Hanapeppe at Amy Laurene Gallery she is awesome too! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We rented a two bedroom condo located just next door to the hotel. The condo was very comfortable and felt like home. Included in the unit was a washer and dryer. The kitchen was full size and had dining area as well. The second bedroom was oddly shaped and will only accommodate one adult or a couple of small kids...

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

Aloha, thank you for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. The option to have a full sized kitchen laundry and 2bedrooms is a nice option when traveling with family. We love the views of Kalapaki Beach from there too! Angela is wonderful, so glad your grand daughter enjoyed the koi. Mahalo hope to see you...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 13 July 2015

What lovely people that we met after the long flight(s) from Indianapolis to Kauai! Our condo was not ready the day that we arrived, so we arranged to stay at Garden Island Inn for the first night in the tropical paradise that is Kauai. The staff was super friendly with lots of suggestions for things we might want to do....

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Our location is convenient to the airport beach and road which takes you north or south. Our waterfall roomfan and air conditioning are designed to quiet most noise. Your aloha welcome island art and clean comfortable room is our pleasure to provide. Thanks for thinking of us as super cute! Aloha, Lis...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 5 July 2015

First off the woman at the front desk was very helpful unfortunately I don't remember her name, but she was there all day almost everyday that I was there, which was only a few days. She kindly checked us in and was very straightforward about where everything was , which I love because I'm not a big fan of small...

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

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed staying on the 3rd floor, in a spacious room, perfect for you and your boyfriend. I love your candor and descriptions in the review. Joyce , was most likely who you saw at the front desk daily, she is great, doesn't get too "long winded". Her professionalism and aloha attitude is stellar!...

arizona
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Found this gem of a hotel when researching places to stay in Kauai. I love supporting local business whenever I can so when I read all the amazing reviews I booked our entire stay here. We stayed in room 1 which was fine for the two of us. Reviewers complained of road noise and being a light sleeper myself it...

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

Thank you so much for your review! We agree our hotel is a gem. WE truly want our guests to be delighted with the rooms, our staff, and our location. We are glad to offer an alternative to the large resort. Our boutique family owned artsy hotel is one of a kind! Be sure to book with our staff as...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 July 2015

While I don't often take the time to write reviews of hotels I stay at, I feel compelled to convey what an amazing experience I had at the Garden Island Inn. My wife, two kids (ages 10 and 8) and I recently took a vacation to Kauai. Our plan was to spend the first half of the vacation staying at...

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

Aloha, thank you for writing us a review! We are delighted you had an amazing stay and preferred us to the larger resort! Our location is perfect to see all the beauty and wonderful places of Kauai. WE are pleased to be apart of your family vacation. Thanks for your recommendation we look forward to your return!! Mahalo, Lis &...

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Upon arrival we were very friendly received by the front desk employee. She gave us very extensive information on the hotel and everything we needed to know about the surroundings. She made us feel very welcome! The building itself and the rooms are a little bit outdated, but well maintained and pretty clean. The waterfall at the back of the...

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

Aloha! We are delighted you chose our hotel. My husband has been the owner for 27 years we always are making improvements and adding new amenities, remodeling, updating, and making the hotel an art filled oasis. Guest service is number one, so glad you had an extraordinary experience with all the staff and their aloha ways! The value is incredible,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: RM665 - RM904 (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 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Be sure to pick a room far from the waterfall”
roccoc772, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in two different rooms - both were great.”
530MarkA530, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was in the middle of the second floor which suited us perfectly.”
475DS, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“First floor best for wheel chairs and garden view and access. Upper floors have sliding glass doors with best views of the ocean.”
brucegreiner, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms here. All have a "garden view" with some with partial ocean views”
knspence, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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