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Tip Top Motel

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed at this motel when we got in late & couldn't check into the resort until later in the next day. It is convenient from the airport. We decided it isn't as nice as as our daughter's dorm room but probably cleaner! It has cinder block walls, linoleum floors, no closet doors. The TV is 80's model on the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Clean, Comfortable, Convenient and best of all CHEAP! Not many, if any, amenities but the place is just right for a day or two stay at the beginning or end of your wonderful trip to Kauai. It's 5 minutes from the airport; the place was spotless clean and was pretty darn comfortable. And CHEAP for a one night stay, last-minute... More 

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Goldsboro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is not an upscale hotel it is just a cheap motel and it looks and fills that way, although the price was more than you would pay for this type of accommodations in most places on the mainland. We need a place between when we checked out of our resort and our late night flight on 10/25/13. We had... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We just wanted a cheap motel to rest at for the day as we waited for our night time flight home. The reviews are true. It's the size and feel of a small dorm room with the basics: two twin beds, a TV (with plenty of stations), linoleum floors, bathroom with a shower, and that's all. The room, towels, and... More 

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I would stay here only if you dont mind staying in a place that has the same qualities as a prison. This is just a place to stay if you are on a very tight budget. I would not recommend this motel. On the bright side the Motel has a good breakfast.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We weren't arriving in Kauai until after 10:30 pm so we just wanted a cheap motel to crash overnight before heading to the north shore. A couple of places wouldn't check us in that late but recommended the Tip Top as a cheap place. Little did I know this crappy room would be $85! It would have been ok for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

For the price, this place is clean, has a private bathroom and it's own television set. You might also like the youth hostel in Kapaa which has private rooms for about the same price. They take a $50 key deposit, which they return when you return the key. The location is on a side street, so it is quiet. There... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is by far the worst Hawaii has to offer.There is a very noisy bar below this place so you lay awake at night listening to bottles clank together. you would be much happier to rent a car and sleep in it.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Be warned they have no room telephone nor do they have any wi fi. They do offer air conditioning though. Cab driver told me it's a strange family that run the motel. Also, if you do not have a credit card, the chances are they will not rent a room out to you anyway. I was there for about one... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2007

We live in Brooklyn, NY. To travel to Hawaii, we fly 6 hours to LA where we have a layover for a few hours, and then another 6 hours to Hawaii. We booked a room at the Tip Top Motel the night we arrived, because our flight was coming in after 9pm and we wanted to stay somewhere close to... More 

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