Clean - Cheap - Comfortable & Friendly... AND Well Located! These are the words I use to describe the Kauai Palms Hotel (really it's a motel) In Lihue, Kaua'i.
Two comfortable twin beds, a small fridge, sink & microwave for the "kitchenette" , adequate lighting, immaculate snowy white towels in the dated but very clean bathroom with plenty of hot water in the shower.
The unit had A/C and a ceiling fan which when used together kept the room temperature perfectly comfortable.
We arrived around 8PM and the desk ckerk, Desiree was very helpful with directions to the stores, etc. Although the remote didn't work, the TV worked manually and in the AM I was available to swap out the remote with absolutely no problem.
There is Wi Fi and free coffee & muffins in the lobby in the mornings and a coin op. washer & dryer also available near the ice machine.
A small table & a couple of comfy chairs on the patio were available for our "happy hour". Sure - it's not much, a couple of potted palms & flowering plants but the cats and chickens wandering around were entertaining.
All in all I would say you cannot go wrong if you use the Kaua'i Palms Hotel as a jumping off point for the beginning of your visit to Kauai (Wal Mart & Costco are nearby) or as a regroup point before an early departure. (The airport is only 10 minutes away) Or if you have some Lihue located "must see" on your itinerary. Rice St. is around the corner and the Kauai Museum is about 1/2 mile.
We stayed two nights and that gave us a chance to explore the area, stock up for the camping portion of our trip and have an easy jaunt to our early morning helicopter ride.
Be sure to pop around the corner (literally) to the Hamura Saimin Noodle place on Kress St..
I give the Kauai Palms Hotel two thumbs up for best of category: Budget Accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in Lihue, gateway of the Garden Island, the Kauai Palms Hotel offers affordability and stylish comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kauai Palms Motel
- Kauai Palms Hotel HI