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Garden Island Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed four nights in August, 2014. We chose it because of its location, and its (relatively) budget pricing. We had a third-floor room with air conditioning. The facility looks to originally date from the 1960s and, objectively-speaking, falls into the low side of “two-diamond.” It’s clean and basic, but not ritzy. However, the unique painting and decoration goes a... More

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little gem of a hotel is a special treat for anybody . It's very clean with the friendliest staff you'll ever meat and wonderfully decorated by original oil paintings . The outside of this paradise garden is tastefully cover by true Hawaiian style mural art. If we ever visit Kauai again we know this place feels like our home.... More

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! We like to think we are the owners of a Little Gem of a Hotel in Tropical Paridise, thanks for your comment. WE and the staff at the hotel make guest service the number one priority. It is our home and labor of love to keep the gardens and hotel in top condition. The hotel has evolved over the... More

Tuscaloosa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kauai to have our wedding on Anini Beach. The beach house wouldn't be ready for two days so we booked a room here. We chose the Inn because of the price, it location from the airport, and the fact that they offered free use of their beach stuff. We arrived late that night due to a cancelled flight.... More

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations on your wedding! We are so glad we could enhance your special occasion with a comfortable room and our delightful aloha staff! WE hope you come back for some honeymoon time with us in the comming years. Our location is perfect; beach front, mid island, several island adventures start here, Lihue Airport close by, Nawiliwili small Boat Harbor, shoping... More

Carleton, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed one night at the Garden Island Inn, as we had accommodations for the rest of our stay on Kauai at the condos right next door to this special gem. We were both so taken with this little hotel's quaint gentle beauty we wished we could stay our whole time here. The room was large enough... More

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us the Special Gem title! Everyone at the hotel enjoyed you two traveling sisters! You had a great eye for catching all of the small details and we appreciated the joy you found in them. It is great fun talking story with our guest from around the world. I am glad we could share... More

Kaneohe, Hawaii
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience true Hawaiian hospitality, this is the place for you. The location is great, the grounds are beautiful, the rooms are clean and the amenities are great. The most important reason to stay here is the staff - they treat everyone like family and go way above and beyond to make your stay perfect.

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo!! There is something very special about Hawaii and particularly Kauai. The Island seems to live in nature. There is harmony in the surf, trade winds, weather, and the people. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the beauty and positive spirit, with our guests at the hotel. The twinkling lights, beautiful murals, original art, and fabulous staff makes... More

Oakland, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look forward to staying here every time I come to Kaua'i. All of the rooms are a little different, which I think is fun, but they are always impeccably clean, and have many amenities like refrigerators, bowls and plates, provided teabags, etc. The grounds and gardens are beautiful! But the real reason to stay here is the friendly and... More

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

We enjoy the uniqueness of this hotel. We are constantly modernizing the rooms and refreshing the grounds, the hotel gets better with age and we hope we do too. There is no corporate mass production here, a true original! Mahalo for staying with us and your compliments. Great value, comfort, location and staff; happy to share with our guests! Sincerely,... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night here because it was so close to the airport as we began our Kauai adventure. It was a great beginning to the vacation. The room was conveniently located, easy to find and exactly what we expected. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we will certainly be back!

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

Hospitality is our passion, one night or a few weeks, we welcome you! Our location at Kalapaki Beach, convenient to the airport, and sightseeing the beautiful tropical wonders of Kauai you will always find a warm aloha at our hotel. Thank you for staying with us and recommending the hotel! Sincerely, Lis & Steve Layne More

Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garden Island Inn is a small, charming hotel which exudes Hawaiian hospitality. It has its little quirks, like dated air conditioning but it is clean and neat. The staff and owners who live on property are kind, friendly and accomodating. If you are the kind of traveler who really wants to experience the culture you are visiting, this is the... More

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

Thank you so much for staying with us! I am glad you found us to be free of pretense, we like to be authentic and deliver our guests top service. The staff is primarily Hawaiian locals who are great at sharing their island knowledge and culture. Steve has owned and managed the hotel for 28 years and still his love.... More

Oak Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to Kauai multiple times, I feel there is absolutely no better value on the island. Lis, one of the owners, is on site and is genuinely interested not only in your experience at the Inn (which is quite important), but your activities on Kauai. Actually, that can be said about the entire staff - it is like they... More

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

Aloha! Thank you so much for writing about our rental condo "Hale Kalapaki" at Banyon Harbor adjacent to the hotel. We want to offer our guests an option for more living space while part of our hotel family. We are glad you find more adventures to enjoy on Kauai and our hotel the perfect location for your headquarters. We like... More

Oak Park, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not quite 5 stars in terms of luxury, but definitely in terms of the people, Very helpful, they bent over backward for us many times during the disruptions caused by Hurricane Iselle. We felt we had a home to stay in, with good friends. We made use of both the outdoor tables and the porch tables (during the rain),... More

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

Mahalo for being part of our hotel family and staying with us! Delivering 5 star service brings us great joy, our guests are the top priority. Glad Hurricane Iselle broke up and passed without any damage to Kauai. We were prepared and ready and in the end lucky. I will pass on your compliments to the entire staff who keep... 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*
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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 
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