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Garden Island Inn

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly staff... Fabulous location... Great shops across the road... Clean, comfortable and overall it was a fabulous experience. The Marriott is across the road so the shopping and restaurants are of a high standard. The beach is perfect!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the super colorful paintings in our room and all over the hotel, with every door painted differently. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel is located right across from Nawiliwili Beach Park, and convenient to restaurants and shops. We would do it again! Book Room #19 if you can upstairs, as it’s especially nice, and much... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew into Kauai late on a Saturday night and needed a place close by the airport before venturing to our timeshare in Princeville on Sunday. The Garden Island Inn was a very welcome surprise! We were able to get all five of us in one room with two queen beds and one twin bed. The managers were amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This funky hotel looks really funky during the day (artsy) and even more funky at night (lights). We had a top floor, oceanfront room with a wraparound balcony. Beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards are available for free. A light snack is available in the morning, though we ended up stocking our kitchenette at a nearby Safeway. Be aware that... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my 16 year old granddaughter to Kauai and we needed a place for the first night. I researched this little hidden gem because of the rave reviews! I believe there are only 21 rooms and it is right across the street from a small beach, the Marriott Kauai Beach club and several restaurants and an ABC Store. It... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family owned small inn in Kauai. Rooms are individually decorated with refrigerator, microwave and sink. No TVs to waste your time. I'd stay there every time I go to Kauai. Great deal for the price. Rooms has a/c units. Staff friendly and helpful. One block from beautiful beach.

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! Your return stays and 5 star review are our greatest compliment!! Providing our guests great hospitality, unique art filled accommodation , convienent island location, and many free amenities is our pleasure. Thank you for acknowleginging our uniqueness and value!. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, friendly, joyful - what a happy place! Great spot to start a family vacation! Close to airport, walking distance to beach, restaurants and shopping. The paintings and plantings are unique and beautiful, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful.

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

We are very pleased you found us and enjoyed your stay! Our family of staff at the hotel are the greatest their aloha is the magic at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next family vacation. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights after a hiking trip. Comfortable beds, lively decor and friendly staff. The hotel is right next to Kalapaki beach and walking distance to shopping, and dining. Each room is painted differently and the outside garden area is really charming.

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for staying with us. Being a unique, artsy, family owned hotel at our fabulous Kalapaki Beach location, brings us great joy and satisfaction. We are dedicated to passing great value and safe, comfortable, inviting, accomidationd to you with aloha and VALUE. Look forward to seeing you your next trip exploring the tropical paradise Kauai! Aloha, Lis & Steve... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staffs are very nice and kind for us to feel comfortable staying there. The location is very convenient for shopping and eating. Nice ocean view with good beach access are great. They have body boards and things to use at the beach available for renting complimentary. Their complimentary coffee and Granolas, fruits are very nice for morning snack. We are... More 

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you chose us too, mahalo! Starting off you day with a visit to the loby for smiles and conversation with Sheila, Joyce, Cherie, or Angie, coffee, snacks, and clean beach towels,, boogie board, cooler, snorkel gear, or suggestion and directions for the day is our pleasure. So glad you enjoyed your room and our hotel! Mahalo, Lis... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only spent one night in the Garden Island Inn, but when we return to Kauai we will spend more time here. We stayed in two other inns on this trip, and this was the hands down favorite. The staff was very friendly and gracious and offered snacks to us on our arrival. The hotel is impeccably clean, inside and... More 

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steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for you "OASIS" review! Oasis is a wonderful description. We are delighted you found the hotel refreshing, full of our special amenities, and staff, which make the hotel extraordinary. Filling the hotel with original colorful tropical art, maintaining the tropical garden area, waterfall, koi ponds, and providing free amenities: WIFI, car parking, snacks, beach gear, DVDs, fresh fruit from... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Garden Island Inn is a quaint, affordable boutique hotel by the lovely Kalapaki Beach and Bay, the Kauai Marriott and Lagoons and the Nawiliwili Harbor. Kalapaki Beach offers safe surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoing, kayaking, sailing for beginners to intermediate, fishing or just plain relaxing and sunning.This is Kauai's center for shopping, live music and dining with a choice of 10 of Kauai's finest restaurants all within a short leisurely walking distance from the Garden Island Inn Hotel.The Garden Island Inn has quick and easy access from the Lihue Airport and to all the sights and activities Kauai has to offer. Let us be your home away from home while you discover Kauai! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Island Inn

Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $149 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Garden Island Hotel Lihue
Garden Island Lihue
Garden Island Inn Kauai, HI
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#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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