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Garden Island Inn Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 11 hotels in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence
Our boutique hotel full of Hawaiian art, charm and ambiance will delight your senses. The genuine warm, happy, welcoming staff will pamper you like favorite family. Tropical fruit pie, fresh coffee, fresh fruits, breakfast included.There are NO resort fees; FREE parking, WiFi, beach gear, all day snacks, DVD's . Tropical art adorns every room, our garden areas and the entire hotel. Rooms have kitchenettes, wall mounted TV, room slippers, luxury bath products, sound machines, blackout curtains, fresh flowers, with daily housekeeping service. We are walking distance to Kalapaki Beach, many fine restaurants, shops, and activity centers. Rooms vary in size and bedding options; book direct via phone or our website to ensure the best choice for your needs and wants. We have 2 condos with fully stocked kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, W/D on the adjoining property, options for all. Enjoy our Koi ponds, listening to our waterfall, tasting our banana & papayas. ALOHA!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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We loved it here and most certainly will be back. Our hosts Steve and Liz with the staff took great care of us and saw to our every need. We stayed in one of the condos next door and it worked great for us as a couple and would be fine for a small family. We absorbed the art and even went to a local show and bought a piece by the artist. Morning breakfast provided was a great start to the day. Location is perfect. Clean, charming and a good value. No wonder it gets the rave reviews.
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Response from steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo so great you became a fan of Camile Fontaine, our hotel artist! Her colorful tropical scenes delight us. We are still seeing new insights in her works after 15 years of being a collector. Clean, charming, and a good value, these words speak to our team at the hotel, and gives all of us great pleasure! Hope the next visit is soon! Aloha, Lis & Steve layne
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Hotel's Favorite
Do you still long for a hotel room with a real key? Garden Island Inn is your place. Looking for a little color after years of staying in drab, look-alike hotel rooms? Garden Island Inn is your place. Looking for a Hawaii hotel with no resort fee, no parking charge, and complementary breakfast? Garden Island Inn is your place. Garden Island Inn is unique, Virtually every space is artist decorated, by an artist who favored bright primary colors. The rooms and baths are comfortable, and have been modernized during the hotel's several decades in business. A breakfast with a berry pie, bagels, oatmeal, fruit, and coffee is available every morning. Many restaurants are located within a short walk, including Dukes, one of Hawaii's best. Some other reviewers have complained about the road noise. We did not notice it at all. Perhaps if you have the windows open you might hear some traffic, but it isn't heavy by bedtime. We had the A/C on at night which completely kills any ambient noise.
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded May 5, 2019
Mahalo for this fabulous review. We are so glad you noticed all of our details and unique features which are provided for your enjoyment! Our room keys are on orange floats to add to the charm, however we also have indoor security locks and balconies with slider locks to be sure you are secure. No fees but loads of extras; indoor slippers, luxury bath products, free beach gear to borrow, free breakfast, free WiFi, smart TV's, waterfalls and sound machines plus back-out curtains so you can sleep off the jet lag. The greatest beach restaurant/ bar Dukes across the street. The morning coffee fresh ground every pot is rich and delicious!! You have made our day with all that you noticed! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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Our stay at the Garden Island Inn was perfect. The staff was so welcoming, and the hotel offers a number of items that you can borrow during the day (beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, even snorkels and fins). The breakfast is delicious, and they even let us store our luggage and shower one last time before our evening flight! The location is great -- close to the airport, and almost midway between the northern- and southern-most parts of Kauai.
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Response from steve l, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
FANTASTIC and PERFECT, thank you so much for the 5 star review! It is our pleasure to provide many amenities for your vacation with us. We pride ourselves on delivering 5 star guest service at our petit boutique, artsy hotel! You will be showered with aloha and any extras just like family as a guest with us. Your last shower and storage of luggage, hopefully created a fun last day of adventure while on Kauai. We love saying good morning to you with our fresh coffee tropical fruit pie, papayas and banana from our garden, and other goodies. Mahalo for choosing to stay with us. Looking forward to your return, sincerely, Lis & Steve Layne
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We stayed two nights but we wanted to be there more. Like the name of inn, the garden was beautiful and the room was also clean and neat. I love paintings on the wall too. Customer service was great and breakfast, especially the fruit pie was so good! This is the first visit to Kauai and we love this island. We hope we'll come back soon and stay here again.
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit and glad you discovered us. Our family owned artsy hotel is our happy place too. Making breakfast for our guest is unique as we grow and pick the fruit off of our trees. Steve loves to make the tropical fruit pie with mango, strawberries, blueberries, apple, and toasted coconut delicious!! Fresh prepared every morning, with other breakfast goodies. Aloha, Lis & Steve
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This little INN is the cutest place on the island. We stayed at Hayatt resort the first half of our trip and opted for a budget area for the second half. My only regret is for not staying at Garden Inn the whole trip. The rooms are clean, the whole building is colorful, painted and beautiful. Friendly staff, and complimentary beach accessories, say snorkeling, beach chairs, SPF, boogie boards, books, anything and you can walk to one of the best beaches. They also provide complimentary light, healthy breakfast as well.
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for this excellent review! We strive for 5 star guest satisfaction! Hospitality, creative ambiance, amenities galore, plus this awesome location are what we deliver. We are so blessed to have the best friendly staff, who pay attention to all the details so you can enjoy your visit. Aloha, Lis & Steve layne
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$195 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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