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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)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbor View
Centrally Located
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A warm, friendly, highly decorated smaller hotel with funky original art works commissioned from native artists that describe and capture the essence of the Garden Island of Kaua'i with quaint and classy charm. The sense of old Hawai'i takes you back to years ago with
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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
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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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Just back from 3 days, 2 nights in Kauai staying at Garden Island Inn Hotel, and it was simply delightful! One of the highlights of this, our first, visit to the island. The hotel is conveniently and centrally located close to Lihue Airport, but with the resorts that separate it
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Aloha! We loved reading your review. It surprises me that we can continue to find room for more art, or new landscaping, but we do. Hotel and room beautification ideas are constantly being thought up and implemented. Your comments make us so glad we care, and strive to always embellish our hotel. There is such great diversity being a tropical Polynesia Pacific Island, remarkable to be an American State, Vacationers feel a real sense on discovery and Island bliss when they arrive here. Kauai has pristine beaches, and untouched landscape, the perfect movie set for Jurassic Park and other films. I agree our location is the perfect choice for ease of sightseeing all parts of the island, plus walking to Kalapaki Beach, shops and restaurants & activities. The views of the bay are great just across the park. Glad you liked the breakfast, complimentary amenities , Miss Angie and our hospitality! Looking forward to you return! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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This smallish hotel reminds me of some of the really unique and fun places we've stayed internationally over the years. It has a quirky feel to it with its island style decor throughout. What really made the stay great was the staff. They go out of their way to make sure you are
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your glowing review of our small family owned artsy boutique hotel! Your acknowledgement of Angie and our staff is wonderful. We are blessed to have these lovely people full of aloha and local knowledge making our guest's stay memorable. We hate to say good bye, so leaving bags and showering after checkout is fine with us. We have our "extra" downstairs apartment perfect for that use. Our rooms vary in size and bedding options. The larger room/suites are on the top floor with vaulted ceilings, private lanai, and great bay/ocean views. This will require walking two flights of stairs, our outdoor walkways are great enjoy the rear wall waterfall, however no elevator. Thank you for complimenting our breakfast! We make the tropical fruit pie every morning, and prepare fresh fruit and other goodies to start your day. Thank you for staying with us, hurry back for more of our hospitality. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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After reading other generally good reviews on this hotel, we settled on it, knowing we only really needed a decent place to sleep while we ventured around the island. This met our expectations as it's perfectly located to travel around the island, and is very close to a nice
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your 5 star review and recommendation! Sounds like you are active adventure people. We do have a great location mid island for enjoying the North Shore and West Side. Our location, value, amenities, and beautiful Kalapaki Beach to walk to and enjoy is a win for our guests. We look forward to your return, more hospitality and Aloha awaits you. Book direct with us to get the best room suited for your needs and wants. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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$195 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiKauaiLihue
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