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The Kauai Inn

2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 08/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Kauai Inn
Updated 08/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 10 hotels in Lihue
Travelers' Choice
For genuine Aloha and unparalleled customer service, come experience traditional Hawaii with us at the Kauai Inn. Looking for a place to stay in Lihue? Then look no further than The Kauai Inn, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Lihue to your doorstep. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a concierge, a picnic area, and a sun terrace while staying at The Kauai Inn. In addition, The Kauai Hotel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Lihue trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Lihue, The Kauai Inn is located a short distance from Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall (1.6 mi) and Ninini Point Lighthouse (2.1 mi). While in Lihue be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Duke's Kauai, Gaylord's at Kilohana, or Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant. Should time allow, Tabora Gallery, Seductions of Kauai Gallery, and Kaua'i Society of Artists KSA are some popular art galleries that are relatively easy to get to. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Kauai Inn as you experience everything Lihue has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Wardrobe / closet
Cable / satellite TV
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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CAW092765 wrote a review Apr 2021
Newport, Tn4 contributions3 helpful votes
We flew into Kauai not knowing we needed to take another COVID-19 test (stayed 3 days in Honolulu) and we were given the option to quarantine overnight and fly back the next day to get tested. We needed a place quick for overnight and the people at Kauai Inn could not have been more friendly and helpful! They understood our predicament, genuinely were sympathetic and absolutely bent over backwards to accommodate and assist us in our time of need. Beautiful property owned and operated by some beautiful people! Thank you so much for all your help!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
I am so glad we were able to make your stay enjoyable. Traveling during these times is hard enough, I'm glad we were able to make it a little easier.
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smilltravel wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
A few weeks ago, my brother needed a room. We called after hours, and Linda was so sweet and helpful. She made sure we knew everything about how things were working now. The next morning, someone started knocking on my brothers door demanding to know why he was in the hotel. While my brother was calling to double check how long he had the room, the guy came back and said it was his fault, and my brother was fine for another day, but he had better be out no later than 11:30am the next day. Over the weekend, we needed another room. We called and were so happy when Linda answered. She made us feel welcome. She even let us stay until 11:35! When you stay here, you will get great little jokes with her like that. I know Linda said she has another job, but you guys need to see if there is a way to keep here there all the time! It's because of her that we will continue to be loyal guest of the Kauai Inn
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the kind review. We are very lucky to have great employees. I am very glad we were able to make your stay enjoyable. I hope you will come and visit again.
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Beavercreeked wrote a review Sep 2020
Isanti, Minnesota61 contributions16 helpful votes
We anticipated that restricted to a hotel room for two weeks would be frustrating, but we were wrong. We had beautiful views of the mountains and enjoyed every sun rise. The front office staff showed genuine hospitality and made our stay pleasant. Once we completed quarantine we explored and found that the Inn is convenient to shopping, restaurants and the airport. Next time we will stay because we prefer the Kauai Inn
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded Sep 25, 2020
It is always a pleasure to make new friends. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the time with us. We all hope to see you again soon.
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Christy B wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Super friendly, very clean, quiet. Great value for price!!! Wonderful views! Close to my office. I can’t think of one thing to complain about! This place is great! I stayed during Hurricane Douglas & my flight was rescheduled & they didn’t charge for extra night!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Richard Kemper, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Thank you for the kind review. Hurry back and visit with us again.
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walsh153 wrote a review May 2020
Calgary, Canada10 contributions7 helpful votes
Rooms were not very nice, but that's what you would expect in a budget motel. Pool was average. Staff was rude and told us we could not use the pool anymore because they would not tolerate any noise. It's a pool, not church! Our kids were not even making much noise. They were quiet in my opinion. But whatever, vacations are supposed to be fun, get a grip and let families have fun on their vacation. Sheesh, what a bunch! Never again...
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Nomad62092553733, General Manager at The Kauai Inn
Responded May 23, 2020
I am very sorry that you had a bad experience with the Kauai Inn back in June of 2019. Since then the property has been purchased by new ownership and has a new management team and staff. I am sure if you would try us again you experience the true Aloha Spirit.
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$177 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kauai Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Kauai Inn?
Nearby attractions include Kauai Sporting Clays (3.5 miles), Makawehi Lithified Cliffs (4.9 miles), and Tasting Kauai (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kauai Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Kauai Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Kauai Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kauai Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kauai Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Skinny Mike's Ice Cream and Shave Ice, The Fish Express, and Mark's Place.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kauai Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kauai Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kilohana Plantation Estate (2.2 miles), Menehune Fish Pond (1.0 miles), and Old Kaloa Sugar Mill (4.3 miles).
Does The Kauai Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.