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Garden Island Inn

#2 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
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3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Provo, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Kauai over Memorial Day weekend 2015. We had my son and his wife along, and the Garden Island Inn had a room with two queen beds at a fraction of the price of the Marriott Hotel across the street. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and they went out of their way to make our stay pleasant.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed the room and were able to join us for the Luau! I thought our Luau night was magical with the lights, music, hula and yummy feast! Add your pictures to our facebook page if you took some. We agree the hotel is a GEM, so refreshing from the... More 

Denver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located 2 miles from the airport and across the street from the beach and a little shopping mall. The employees were super nice and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and clean, place is very cute and artsy. Good price too!!

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

Location sure does help make Kauai visits extra fun! We love Kalapaki Beach across the street, and the walk to restaurants and shops which are available. No worries about traffic or weather to catch a flight to or from the Lihue Airport. We appreciate your review, so glad you liked our artsy, cozy hotel, friendly/ helpful staff. Visit us again... More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here while on the first leg of our honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands. We were trying to keep costs down and were impressed by the good reviews. The garden island inn offered a real personal touch from the moment we got here. They gave us a guide book of the island, offered us advice on... More 

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

Congratulations on your marriage! We are delighted you chose the garden Island inn to honeymoon with us! Thank you for acknowledging our person touches which adorn the hotel. We take much care and a lot of pride in providing the best in service, comfort and value. Our staff are fabulous, and give every guest personalized attention. NOTHING big box about... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arriving at night after a long flight from Australia, we were welcomed by the pretty garden lights of the Garden Island Inn and immediately knew that we were going to enjoy our stay. Appreciating that we were very tired, Angela at Reception gave me a warm hug. The owners have used amazing imagination to create such a wonderful Hotel for... More 

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

Thank you for our 5 star review and letting us know you had a wonderful stay! It is our delight to offer our guests a unique experience. We are family owned and blessed to have staff embrace the family atmosphere and pass the family hospitality on to everyone. The Aloha comes from the heart. Brother IZ playing on our speakers,... More 

miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The family and staff that runs this hotel do a fabulous job of treating their customers. Very clean spacious up to date apartments. They even lend you for free beach chairs and coolers which we did use extensively during our 5 day stay last year.The apartments are super clean and the building is across the street from shops where you... More 

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

Aloha, so glad you stayed with us during your work week. Our condos are a nice option for large families or anyone looking to cook and live with a full kitchen, pool, tennis court, outdoor bbq area. This option is just across the street from the ocean with the BEST views of Kalapaki Beach! Look forward to you next visit... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For work, I stayed in one of the Hale Kalapaki condos for 7 nights because all of the regular hotel rooms were taken. It was a little overkill for just one person (2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths), but it was really nice to have such a homey place to come back to at the end of the day. The Hawaiian art... More 

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

Mahalo, for the 5 star review and for choosing to stay with us! We are thrilled the staff was accommodating to you, and your experiences of your room and the hotel was clean. We strive to please our guest and it is soooo rewarding to get a nice review. "Super Cute" is a good tag as we love island art... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that Garden Island Inn's website is accurate. You can see all the rooms etc. and that is the least of what you'll find when you arrive. What you don't see on the web site is the welcome that meets you. Every single one of the staff is attentive, informative and supportive. The facility is clean,... More 

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

Aloha! Many thanks for your 5 star review. It gives us great joy to learn how much a guest loves our hotel. We try to provide great value, nice to know all of our extras increased your comfort and pleasure. Room 119 king bed, with vaulted ceilings, nice views of the ocean from the balcony, was a perfect fit for... More 

Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for only one night due to late arrival. The inn is lovely! We easily could have stayed here several days. The service is above exceptional . The host who greeted us made us feel special . She went and placed snacks for us in our room. The inn is not new but very well cared for .... More 

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

Mahalo for your review! Thank you for "highly recommending" us and enjoying the aloha and ambiance that is the Garden Island Inn. Our business is guest service and comfort in an artsy boutique hotel, Hawaii to us is tropical paradise; we embrace Kalapaki Beach, the natural wonders of Kauai, and the aloha spirit. So happy to hear you want to... More 

Wilmington, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night before making an early plane to Maui. The Inn is a 1950’s vintage motel with lots of funky features. The place was very clean but the room is small--- you can only get out on one side of the bed. The lady in the office was very pleasant and helpful. She even got us a bag... More 

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

Dear Retro Hotel,thank you for your review. We have many different room sizes and bed configurations. The room you had reserved is one of the smallest with a queen bed. The price is discounted due to the room size and corner location. Many of our 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have the sounds of the waterfall to increase pleasant sounds... More 

Stevenson Ranch, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this room at the last minute when we got rained out of camping for the second night up in Wailea. The price was right and the ladies at the front desk were so helpful. Our room was so cute and it was a nice plus to have a mini frig and a microwave. I had... More 

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

Aloha! We may have saved you a soggy sleep camping, but your review just made our day. Angie at the front desk delivered the ice bucket and wine glasses she is fabulous at making every guest welcome and created a magic moment with her thoughtfulness. We are so glad you found us, and enjoyed your room and our hotel! May... More 

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