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“Lovely stay, great location with excellent staff!”
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Garden Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely stay, great location with excellent staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Spent 3 lovely nights at this hotel in one of the condo units (k129). The condo was large and spacious and very clean. All amenities provided with plentiful soap, towels, and even laundry detergent. The condo had a lovely view of the mountain and ocean across the street. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful and the lobby was full of towels and beach equipment for patron use. Overall a wonderful experience. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Small rooms, but price was nice. Owners are so nice. They let your borrow all the beach stuff, chairs, snorkeling equipment etc. So did not have to rent any equipment! Bay across the street is good, has beach, walking area. Overall a good lower priced place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Arizona
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80 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

To us this property captures the aloha spirit of Hawaii. Convenient location across from beach. Spotlessly clean. Well maintained. Fresh flowers in each room. Good value. Independently owned/operated. Thoughtful complimentary snacks in lobby. Easy to work with. We were very pleased and highly recommend.

Room Tip: We had second floor with nice view of water.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Located in a very convenient area within walking distance of shopping and a great beach. Large rooms with unique decorating. The staff was extremely accommodating. There are beach items to check out, popcorn and movies for movie night in your room and games, there are very god restaurants within walking range and a few good bars with great Happy Hours. They light up the front and,balconies with Christmas tree lights every night that give the atmosphere a magical feel.

Room Tip: Room 16 is nice and big and sleeps four even though there were only two of us!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Old style island units, curtain between main "living area/twin beds" and the bedroom unit. Has a small kitchenette with dorm style fridge, 3 twin beds, a king bed, and roomy bathroom. The unit has a small wall a/c unit but with the slider off the balcony open and the ceiling fans going you don't need it. The key to this boutique hotel is the staff - they are EXCELLENT. We were greeted with cookies, offered cold water, quickly checked in and offered free boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach towels, beach mats, etc. - stuff our "big name time share" had charged us for during the previous week. They even offered by husband use of their surfboard! The beach is across the street and though we like the beaches better in Princeville and Hanalei, it wasn't crowded at all. I really appreciated the friendly staff and would gladly recommend this to anyone looking for a quieter pace without the high cost of the big name hotels.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Hobart
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We really loved this small hotel,the hosts are amazing & can't do enough for their guests,they even supply free snorkelling gear,beach chairs & even sunscreen, not to mention free coffee & biscuits every day,it is very close to lovely beaches & great restaurants & we felt like we were staying with family instead of a hotel,well done to all the staff at this wonderful hotel.
Mahalo & hopefully we will visit you again in the future !!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great but go for the top floor,great water views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orem, Utah
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Nice: couldn't ask for nicer people who run the place. The place is old but is kept in tip top shape. Everything is clean and neat and well taken care of. The room we had was spacious and had an amazing balcony and view with lounges and chairs and a table on the balcony. Our balcony covered two sides and overlooked the ocean. The room had a living area, kitchenette and eating table. The front desk had available for the guests at no charge, beach towels, beach chairs, beach Matt's, snorkel gear, bogie boards etc. the grounds were manicured to perfection.
Noisy: it sits on a busy highway with cars going by regularly. When the cars stop going by so frequently, you can hear the ocean waves crashing along the beach across the street. Last but not least, Kauai is plagued with chickens and roosters everywhere. You will certainly hear the roosters at sun up every morning. I would stay here again if I wanted to stay near Lihue.

Room Tip: Room 21 is amazing. Also there are rooms on the backside of the hotel facing a man made waterfall t...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Garden Island Inn
Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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