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Garden Island Inn

2.5 of 5 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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Allyn, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just love charming little places and Garden Island Inn didn't disappoint. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The room was charming and roomy. The grounds lush and inviting. They even have a supply of beach chairs, floats and beach towels to borrow. Really came in handy. I found the location great. There are several restaurants, a couple of... More 

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Los Angeles
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Kauai and we were made to feel at home. Very welcoming. Very warm and friendly. The folks in the island are very laid back and friendly. Everyone is very happy. This place is very affordable and extremely welcoming. Truly, a home away from home.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are delighted your Kauai vacation was filled with happy, friendly experiences. Our staff is so remarkable, we appreciate hearing from you that they exceeded your expectations. Aloha is in our hearts and you having a great time makes our day! Please come back soon. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne More 

Onalaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time to stay here. So nice and charming and friendly! Love the paintings and decor! Easy walk to beach and places to eat. Also love the music outside and amenities. Maybe just a little overpriced.

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

We are a great little place full of tropical art and the gifts of aloha to our guests. Thank you for your repeat visits, we look forward to seeing you again. We love making tropical pumpkin pie and coffee for you in the mornings and picking the tangelo fruit from our tree for you to enjoy as well. I think... More 

Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 8 days, visiting to celebrate a family member's 90th birthday. We chose the Garden Island Inn because of its location and reviews. We were not at all disappointed - in fact, it was better than we had expected! Our room was on the bottom level, with a lovely garden area in front and waterfall in back,... More 

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

"Better than you had expected', your experience does not get any better than that!! Thank you so much for spending 8 days with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel with all of our extras, and our wonderful staff. It is easy for us to get attached to our guests and enjoy learning of your daily adventures and island... More 

Spruce Grove, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 weeks. We wanted a place centrally located with free wifi and mini kitchen (microwave, SMALL fridge, sink and very small counter area). The bathroom is small without a tub. Free DVD's, beach towels and beach toys. The beach is across the road, through a park and around a stream, a bit of a hike if... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us for two weeks! We are so blessed to have the "very friendly and helpful staff" we work well together, your comfort and guest experience is top priority to us. We do have a selection of room sizes and interior packages bigger mini kitchens, larger mini refrigerators, even bathtub shower. It is so important to... More 

Niagara
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked the Garden Island Inn because it was minutes from the airport and given a late afternoon arrival by air , driving to our eventual destination was something I wanted to leave until the next day. We were familiar with Lihue from a previous trip and new the Inn was walking distance to many shops, restaurants and the... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review! Your 5 stars on the one night stay mean a lot to us. It is nice to get off the plane to tropical paradise and start to relax and unwind. Our wonderful staff makes booking, checking in, checking out and serving you a pleasant experience. Extraordinary guest service provided with ALOHA is our signature... More 

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 stayed here 1 night following a long flight to Kauai. Garden Island Inn is so charming, comfortable, and clean. The staff at Garden Island Inn could not have been more helpful or friendly. We loved being located right across the street from a lovely beach, shops, and restaurants. Dinner at Duke's after a long flight was... More 

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Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had a room for one night but would be glad to stay longer. The owners really make you feel like you are family staying at their home and do so many little things that no other place would think of. This is an excellent location where you can walk to restaurants, shopping and a great beach.

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Calgary, Alberta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here only for one night before moving into our timeshare resort, but would have liked to stayed longer. Garden Island Inn is a real gem on Kauai. Across the street from Kalapaki Beach and a couple of miles from the Lihue airport, it would be a great place even for someone who doesn't have a... More 

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Californa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at this quaint boutique Hotel. It is very small almost "family" type place. Very clean, excellent amenities, and the staff did everything possible to make our stay great. It s within a short walking distance of shops, restaurants, a bar or three and the dock for the Cruise lines. Our only negative comment was the room... More 

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

Thank you for stay with us, we are delighted that you enjoyed it were comfortable, treated with aloha, and found it a "Great Quiet Fun Respite". Some delightful things are found in small packages!! We hope you return for some more rest and relaxation, perhaps stay in a second or third floor room. The room sizes do vary as well... More 

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Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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, HI
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue

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