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Tip Top Motel

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Tip Top Motel
Ranked #9 of 9 hotels in Lihue
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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
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Goldsboro
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

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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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2006

After spending a lovely 4 nights at the Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort, we managed to miss our flight home! Faced with a closed ticketing window at the airport at 11 p.m., we were lucky to flag down a taxi who immediately recommended we stay at the nearest motel for the night. He drove us to Tip Top Motel... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2006

I took a chance and it was bad. Called ahead to confirm that clean towels would be provided. Got there at about 2pm and found one washcloth. I asked for towels and was told it would not be a problem. Left and returned at 10pm to find one washcloth and no access to clean towels. The basin had whiskers from... More

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Also Known As:
Tip Top Hotel Lihue
Tip Top Hotel
Tip Top Motel Kauai, HI
Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
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Ranked #9 of 9 hotels in Lihue
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