I just spent 4 nights at the Garden Island Inn earlier this month and it was a great experience. First the staff were great. All were friendly and helpful, but I'd like to give a special shout out to Germaine for her help during the check-in process as well as all the tips she gave me during my stay. Also, a special thanks to the property handyman/maintenance guy for lending me a tool to help me fix my camera tripod (which was essential for my trip being a photographer) and letting me keep it for the day.
As for the property... the location was absolutely perfect for me. Close to places to eat, buy goods, etc.... Not to mention really close to my car rental place (I used Enterprise) and the airport. Parking was sufficient too during my stay. Never had a problem finding a spot. Oh and of course there's Kalapaki Beach right across the street too! It was fun watching the sunrise there. My room was simple, neat, and clean. Love the decor too, felt perfect for an island hotel.
All in all I had an excellent experience and will absolutely stay there next time I visit Kaua'i.