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“Great staff, Great HOTEL” 5 of 5 stars
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The Kauai Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Lihue
TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great staff, Great HOTEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

Everything is awesome.

Just say 2 flaws:

Close to waterhead but have to walk a long way to approach it.

Breakfast with lots kind of fruit but no meat at all.........

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

From check in to check out, our stay was amazing! All of the staff were so nice and helpful. The continental breakfast each morning was amazing! The fresh fruits was a special treat for us since we can't get that stuff back here. The room was cozy and homey. We loved it! The Kauai Inn, Lihue is the place to stay!!!

Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Des Moines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

My husband stayed at Kauai Inn for a week and certainly have no regrets!!! The room was comfortable and the grounds beyond words...perfectly awesome. We highly recommend staying at the inn...a wee bit out of the way but quiet (except for the chickens...but they are EVERYWHERE!!!) and the breakfast more then adequate. No...not fancy or new but a perfect setting on the island.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2010

This is the oldest hotel on the island. The images on their website do NOT do it justice at all. We stayed in room 303 which is a 1st floor (there's only 2 stories) room with a lanai. Upon opening your sliding door, you get a breathtaking view of the mountains. I never knew there were so many stars until I visited Kauai by the way. We sat outside at night looking at the stars and even caught a few shooting stars. Did I mention John Wayne stayed there at one time?
Anyway, they don't have a 24 hour desk, however Jamie and Joe, the owners are extremely nice and helpful.
I am kind of glad their description of the place was not too detailed because it was a pleasant surprise for us. The floor was made of wood so you don't get the nasty carpet other hotels offer. It is super quiet and it is near everything that has to do with the outdoors. Don't expect a resort, but do expect quality romantic time with your spouse or partner if you visit this place. Poipu beach is only 20 minutes away, the Wailua River is only about 15 minutes and Princeville is about 45 minutes if you want to head up north. Rent a car, do not rely on cabs, they are too expensive and unreliable. You will be glad you did.
What else can I say about this place other than it is just amazing. Oh yes, it has a self serve laundry room!!! So no having to pay $7 to have someone wash a pair of pants. We did two loads of laundry (wash and dry) for less than $10. I am going to set the option to allow for questions from travelers, and if you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them for you.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MegKauaiInn, owner at The Kauai Inn, responded to this review, March 9, 2010
Aloha!
Thank you so much for the amazing review! It's means do much to us to hear about our guests having a great time on Kauai and at the Kauai Inn! We hope to see you in the future if you ever make it back. The owners are Jami and Tom (not Joe), my parents. I do all of the marketing and graphic/web design. Redoing our website one of these days soon! Thanks again

Mahalo,

Megan Armstrong
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British Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

We booked 6 days on line but when we got there decided to stay the whole two weeks because it was such a great value and the people that ran it were all so great. It is an older accomadation but the rooms are clean and the grounds are kept lovely. We enjoyed the breakfasts of fresh fruit, bagels etc every morning and were happy to have the fridge and microwave in our room. We made use of the on site barbeque and laundery facilities. We would definatley go back here and would recommend it to anyone looking for good quality budget type accomadation.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

We stayed here for three weeks with a four day mid vacation stay in Princeville. The location is the best in Kauai and the hotel has all of the amenities of a resort hotel without the commercialism. It is owner operated by a wonderful extended family who take beautiful care of the place and who host a generous fruit and breads laden buffet every morning.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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san jose, ca
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

We travel to Hawaii 2-3 times a year a stay in different hotels, usually spending $200 for a small and dirty room per night. But the kauai Inn was $99 per night and was extremely clean. We were a little suprised when we drove into a residential neighborhood and saw 3 pit bulls at the front door, but the dogs were very nice and so were the people that ran the Inn. We will stay here again. I had to think really hard for a negative and the only one was the park that is behind the hotel, which got a little loud at night. This isa a public park and the front desk did warn us.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#5 Family Hotel in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Kauai Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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