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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Bothell, WA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked the Inn on the recommendation of a local friend who stayed here recently. Convenient to the beach, restaurants and shops. Close to the airport and the shopping mall. Ideal if you are checking in for a few days and don't need a resort. Kauai Athletic Club across the street is great for a workout and priced well for drop-ins.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good value for the money paid! Great location, walking distance to many shops and restaurants; including Kalapaki beach. Loved their free Starbucks coffee and goodies each morning. Ditto for their free parking and hi-speed Internet service. Special mention to the excellent service received by both Germaine and Joyce, they answered all my questions and were very accommodating to my requests.... More

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

Thanks Domenic, Germaine just told me how sweet and nice you are and we enjoyed having you stay with us. Sorry I didn’t know other guest were being loud. We are striving for 5 stars every time with all of our guest . I am glad your stay with us was good in a lot of ways and only slightly... More

Timaru
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night (room 8 -- one of the "tropical" rooms) before our flight out the next day. Very warm welcome at reception made us feel right at home. Smallish room but clean and had everything we needed. Slatted blinds on the balcony door assure that you will wake up when the sunrises. For a few dollars more, I wish... More

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

Thanks for staying you last day of vacation with us. The location to the Lihue Airport takes the stress out of traffic and weather conditions making flight connections. We will be sure to pass on your delightful comments to our housekeeps and staff! Everyone takes great pride in providing their best to our guests! Our aloha comes from within and... More

Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in room 21. Top floor, corner room (no elevator), lots of room, kitchen, nice wrap around lanai that looks across a road towards a park and beach area. Restaurants and shopping within short walking distance. Beautiful gardens surround the hotel. Nice place, nice price!

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

Our compliments to you for great vacation pictures! We are so happy you enjoyed the art and tropical beauty of the gardens. We strive to provide extraordinary guest service and provisions for your comfort. We are sp glad you appreciated the great value!! Thank you so much for staying with us . We look forward to your return. Mahalo, Lis... More

Shawnee, KS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will never stay anywhere else on Kauai until I purchase my own place. There were three of us for 4 nights in the one bedroom suite. The wrap-around lanaii was awesome. Very comfortable beds and the kitchen was more than adequate for us. Even the stairs to the third floor were not to steep for us old folks. Location... More

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

Never stay anywhere else till you buy a place, what a hugh compliment! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! We are always making improvements to beautify, and make our guest comfortable. Your next visit you will find additional pillows on the beds, electrical outlets to charge devices by table tops, blackout blinds to darken rooms, and new artistic touches. Your... More

Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We are very satisfied with our recent one week’s stay at the Garden Island Inn. Very close to the airport (less than a 10 minute drive), centrally located near the harbor in Lihue, shops for sundries & tourist stuff across the street, many restaurants in easy walking distance, across the road from a nice park and a very nice swimming... More

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

The staff enjoyed hearing about your Kauai adventures and suggesting sights to explore. Sharing your discoveries of the beauty of the island is a gift to us. We were happy to accommodate your stay by providing a hot plate for your convience in your room, and a day use late checkout. Glad the 3rd floor room which has partial ocean... More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here for a week, retirees fleeing Vancouver's rain. Booked late and only a ground floor room - # 4 - was available, but it met our needs. Amply (and colourfully) furnished, plenty of storage space, very comfortable beds, mini-kitchenette with coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave, very clean and the room was kept spotless by the cleaning staff, any... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. You described the hotel and your delightful experiences splendidly, we are so glad you found us and spent a week! We agree booking your room with our front desk staff insures your comfort and needs can best be met. The room sizes, bed configurations, deciding on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd floor, and various... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place is awesome for the price. The 1BR suite had almost as much balcony space wrapping around it as floor space inside. All kinds of free beach gear to borrow. I mean this place had big-bulbed Christmas lights all over the building in March. What more can I say?!

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

Mahalo for staying with us! The art boutique style suits us and we are so glad you enjoyed your room and lana. We are delighted to offer the NO resort fee for parking, internet, beach gear, even provide free coffee and pie in the morning to start your day and free room videos, games, and use of BBQ and picnic... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a great stay. We only stayed a single night on the evening we arrived on Kauai. Everyone we dealt with was extremely helpful and friendly. The room was clean and colorful and the location was great – especially after a long day of flying. It was very convenient to only drive 5 minutes from the airport. After a... More

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

Wow, so glad you found us and enjoyed the beauty of Kalapaki Beach and our hotel. We delight in our guests be it one night or weeks. My husband and I strive to take ordinary and make extraordinary every chance we get. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne More

Honolulu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to spend a night at the Garden Island Inn while on a weekend business trip in Lihue. This was the perfect spot to wind down after a long day. I just wish I'd been able to spend more time. Luckily I live in Honolulu so it's just a hop away. I made my reservation a... More

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

Mahalo for your review, nice to have Kama- aina guests staying with us. The hotel is our home and only business a true labor of love the past 30 years. The fact that you appreciate our uniqueness, professional standards, incredible aloha staff, and prime location excites us. Look forward to the opportunity to talk story with you, your next trip,... More

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Additional Information about Garden Island Inn

Also Known As:
Garden Island Hotel Lihue
Garden Island Hotel
Garden Island Lihue
Garden Island Inn Kauai, HI
Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
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 
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