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“Great little hotel, right price and everything you need!” 4 of 5 stars
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Kauai Palms Hotel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2931 Kalena Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Lihue
Gainesville, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great little hotel, right price and everything you need!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed here the first night we arrived. It is great because it is near the airport if you don't want to drive far after arriving. Also why pay for a night at a more expensive place if your just gunna sleep and leave to go explore the island early? It is in a quite corner of town with a view of some beautiful mountains. We payed for a premium room which meant it had A/C. A/C is always a must for my wife. The room looked like it had been recently renovated. It was small but very nice. It had everything we needed and was literally 8 steps from the parking lot. And did I mention this is one of the cheapest hotels on the island? Also we forgot our passports in the room after checking out and and they were incredibly helpful in contacting us and arranging for us to pick them up.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Goldsboro
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at the Palms for two nights 10/17 – 10/18 because of a late night flight and we could not check into our resort until 10/19. It was a great choice close to the airport, friendly accommodating staff, and clean room. It was also convent for what we wanted to do for our 1st two days, explore the west and south shores.
The rooms are basic we had one with a small kitchenette and AC but without a telephone, room 23.
It was quit during most of the night did get the rosters crowing early in the morning, but we spend a lot of time in the Philippines so this was nothing new. I like the location, the staff and would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Rated excellent based on value, friendly and helpful staff and cozy, clean rooms. This is a small quaint and charming hotel with natural wake-up calls provided by local roosters. The staff couldn't be more helpful in providing restaurant recommendations and directions. The hotel has few amenities but if you're looking for a reasonable place to sleep, shower and have a wonderful cup of coffee in the morning, this is it. Close to the airport in a residential area.

Room Tip: I would stay in any of the rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lihue
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

No frills but very clean and comfortable. The folks at front desk are super nice!
Very clise to the airport. This a perfect place if you dont care for luxury but dont want to sucrifice cleaniness. I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon since our rental home was not available until the second night of our trip. We wanted something convenient and inexpensive since it was only for one night. It was super easy to find and check into after a long day of traveling, and having the little kitchenette area gave us lots of room to store/organize our bags. We went down to the beachfront area by the Marriott Lihue and ate dinner at one of the restaurants. We heard some noise from the room next door, and the bathroom was quite small, but the bed was comfortable, and it was everything we needed for one night. Definitely recommend booking a room with A/C!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This little hotel is awesome, run by local people with great service and hospitality. If you're the type of tourist who likes to see the local culture, this is your place. There are a couple of really great restaurants close by that are filled with local Hawaians. We stayed 10 days, and you can't beat the price. One day at lunch the entire staff had gathered for a birthday cake for a staff member. Everyone looked so happy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mililani
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you are looking for a hotel for the following reasons:
- be close to the airport
- on a tight budget
- comfortable bed to sleep in
- able to cook some of your meals
- park close to your room
- helpful staff

then this hotel will meet your needs.

If you are looking for anything more then you will be disappointed.

Room Tip: Get the bigger room with the A/C and kitchen.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kauai Palms Hotel

Address: 2931 Kalena Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kauai Palms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in Lihue, gateway of the Garden Island, the Kauai Palms Hotel offers affordability and stylish comfort. ... more   less 
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