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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean no far from airport. Rooms have A. C. fan TV free Internet. Coffee available all day. Check in late, concierge very helpful, the morning after called Taxy for us. Again great place to stay ...ohhhh forgot clean pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed an extra night's stay and couldn't book it at our timeshare. So, we tried the Kauai Inn. We picked it because of its location.....near some excellent eateries, beaches, and the airport. This is not a fancy place. It is clean and comfortable. It has air conditioning (our timeshare didn't). There is a minimum breakfast, but it got us... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First - sticker shock in general about Kauai. Everything is expensive. Therefore, $200 for one night in a hotel is a BARGAIN. And you get what you pay for. This place was totally decent. Not really nice but certainly not a dive either. I would recommend it for the location - near the airport and basically in the middle of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ended up at the Kauai Inn because a friend of mine was staying there and we were meeting up to explore Kauai together, so I booked a room on his recommendation. The overall accommodations are pretty basic, but the staff at check-in were super friendly. In fact I initially booked a single night online via Orbitz and then on... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Chose the Kauai Inn on a recommendation of a friend, who lives and works in the area. She said it was a family run business, and was very reasonably priced. My parents and I were on island for two weeks but had to spend a night away from their timeshare for one evening. We had spent the morning on the... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights prior to heading farther north on the island. We were greeted warmly on arrival. The overall feeling is low key, family style and friendly. We had a great visit with a local gal , Lark, who books excursions. She went up and beyond to help us find places around the island to explore! We can highly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We found it at the last moment since our hotel didn't work out. From positive: nice area outside. It's not the cheapest on the island so I would expect some comfort. We had no wifi in our room at all! That's the most frustrating thing about the hotel. The pool is 3 ft deep: very shallow for children. The breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband had a meeting for work at the northeast side of the island so we came in a couple days early and chose to stay at the Kauai Inn to visit the west side of the island. Kauai Inn was perfectly located, reasonably priced, clean. Has a laundry room; the gentleman at the night desk was very helpful letting... More 

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MegKauaiInn, Owner at The Kauai Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and best to you in future travels! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Having booked vacation rentals for all other nights, we stayed at The Kauai Inn for our first night due to its proximity to the airport. The room was fine and breakfast in the morning was good. This was a solid choice for a short-term stay. At breakfast, there were guests aplenty socializing and mingling. We mixed in and met some... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Spent the night here before moving on to our condo and had a good stay. The Inn is off the beaten path but this made it better than average. While an older establishment they have worked to keep it modern and quite comfortable. Room was spacious and clean, bed comfortable, and no problem with noise. Staff was friendly and efficient.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Kauai Inn

Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: $112 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Kauai Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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