We will be on Kauai for 4 nights next August. Since we only have a few days, we would like to be centrally located to eliminate some travel time. We plan on spending 1 day at the Canyon, 1 day on the North Shore, a day kayaking and biking on the east side, and then maybe some time in Poipu and at Kalapaki Beach. We don't plan on being in the room too much, so we don't need resort amenities. The Garden Island Inn gets excellent reviews and seems to be the kind of funky little place we would like. It's priced right and near the airport, so we won't have to get up too early for the flight back to HNL. I really have two questions - Is there another place that would be more centrally located in the same price range? And is the area around the Garden Island Inn safe for walking to/from restaurants, over to Duke's and Kalapaki Beach, etc.
Thanks for the help.