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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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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 5 nights at the garden island inn. I travel a lot and the garden island inn ranks highly on my list of places i have stayed at. Directly outside is the lihou shuttle bus stop. The staff at the garden island inn are super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Complimentary use of beach equiptment is available... More

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Ridgefield, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I have stayed at the Garden Island Inn several times. A very Hawaiian hotel of the 60's, it is enough different to make it very special. The rooms are not large, resort style but are clean and very comfortable. What makes it so nice is the personnel,- they want to serve you just a bit more. Delightful... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price point, this is a great value with a very convenient location. It's within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Kalapaki Beach. I got up in morning and watched the sunrise in Nawiliwili Bay. It was gorgeous, peaceful, and awesome. The room was very nice. It's not modern, but not old. It's very Hawaiian feel. The hotel staff was... More

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

We have great value, a great location, and great guest like you, who enjoy a beautiful sunrise at Nawiliwili small boat harbor! We love to share this tropical paradise with everyone! Kauai is the "Garden Island" and we like to preserve the harmony with nature, arts and culture at the hotel. Mahalo for your stay with us and your good... More

Tarpon Springs, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were meeting a large group of friends and renting a condo, but arrived one night before everyone else. Absolutely loved the Garden Island Inn from the moment we pulled up and saw the beautiful little garden area in front and the colorful rooms. We were warmly welcomed and "upgraded" to room 9. We found the waterfall provided a restful... More

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

So glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We love getting our guests feedback and hope you will stay with us a bit longer next visit. We take pride in giving you great value and like to add extras when we can, like an upgraded room, loan of a paddle board, healthy breakfast goodies in the morning. Camile... More

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Garden Island Inn, and I was not impressed. Room 15 was very small. My husband could not even get out of the bed on his side because the bed was right against the wall. The box springs looked like something we would find in a dump. I didn't look at the mattress or pillows because... More

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

We want to stress the importance of calling the hotel for your room selection, not booking on line, as all of the rooms and suits vary in size and shape. Room 15 is a small corner room perfect for a single person or two persons for a short stay. The bed does have a new mattress, superior mattress pad, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stayed in the Banyan harbour apartments which the Garden Island Inn lets. The service is great, with complementary beach gear which was great. The decor in the apartment is very Hawaiian which I liked. Some of the kitchen ware was a bit dated. We did go over to the Marriott and enjoy the amazing pools...no one seemed to mind.... More

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

Thank you for your review. The Banyon Harbor Condo option is a great choice when traveling with children. The 2 bedrooms one & 1/2 bath with full kitchen and decks allows your group to spread out and still enjoy all of the Garden Island Inn services and location. Kalapaki Beach is enjoyed by our neighbor the Marriott Resort and timeshare... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has flown to Kauai from East of California knows that the travel day is a killer! Having never stayed in Lihue and needing a place just for one night, it made sense to find one near the airport. Boy was I happy to have found the Garden Island Inn. I had been to Kauai before but my young... More

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

So glad room 20 was a good choice for you and your adult sons on your first night. Your enthusiasm about great Poki makes us smile and hungry. We are spoiled to have such a good selection of Poki on Kauai with so many variation and preparations We hope the rest of your stay on Kauai was great fun. Thanks... More

Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights here and loved it! The orchid suite room had plenty of space and a nice balcony with a view of the water. The room was clean and also had a small fridge and microwave. It is an easy walk to several restaurants and the beach. The hotel has all the beach gear one might need. We... More

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

Mahalo for the wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! Our greatest compliment is your repeat business and referrals! We have staff around at the hotel who can help with luggage carry up and down steps to the rooms just ask at the front desk. Looking forward to your return visit and new adventures to enjoy on the... More

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great experience at Garden Island Inn. I am a light sleeper, but I slept like a baby here: it's close to the road, but the waterfall and the air conditioning helped block the noise; the bed was big ([California] King size) and super comfortable. I am usually picky about house decorations, but I find the colorful decoration in... More

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

Aloha, we are so glad you found your stay with us to be clean, comfortable, and delightful! WE love Camile Fontain's art which adorns the rooms, walls, doors, and even the mailbox! The tropical, island vib, and culture of Hawaii, is present in the waterfall, koi ponds, gardens, and entire staff. Typically we do dispose of the plastic silverware, but... More

Ballston Lake, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We need somewhere close to the airport. This inn is small and had good reputation in Tripadvisor. Anyway we arrived the inn and the front desk lady assign a room for us. My wife and I stayed in that room only 5 mins but we were bothered by mosquito. We have to ask the lady again if they have another... More

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

We are so glad you found us on Tripadvisor, and can agree with the excellent rating that Tripadvisor has bestowed upon us. Your comfort is key, so glad you told us of the mosquitoes, so we could remedy the room situation. Thank you for telling us immediately when something was troublesome, we all really do care about you, and the... 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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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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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