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“Nice location, room clean and quaint setting”
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The Kauai Inn
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 28, 2013

However, charged me for something that was not my responsibility. Told me they would investigate and get back the same day. Several days later, still waiting, Would not trust my credit card with these people again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a smaller hotel that sits beneath two great mountain views. This hotel is quiet and peaceful away from the highrise hotels. Bonita and her sister are very accomodating and try to meet all your needs including advise on where to eat. This hotel does not have an elevator so if you have trouble carrying bags upstairs ask for a groundfloor unit. Coffee, Juices, sunblock, boogey boards and repellant are all availble to use. The grounds are beautiful and the room is very comfortable and the hotel is close to the airport if you need something close by. Great servcie and great comfort.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so ask for a groundfloor unit if you have a lot of bags.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Kauai Inn is a great choice if you aren´t a luxury traveler in search of "cut and paste" resorts. The rooms are pretty big (many of them with lanais), fully equipped and the breakfast is amazing. In addition to this the Inn is strategically located, allowing you to visit pretty much every place in the island without much fuss.
Nevermind the port, which is in the way from the airport to the Inn... the Inn is a couple of blocks beyond it, in the middle of a all-locals zone and near of the Menehune Pond.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Florci
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Pros: Quiet location, well-kept grounds, affordable, clean room, no smoking and no loud music policy
Cons: Breakfast! Please don't advertise bagels, jam and cream cheese served for consecutive 5 days as breakfast. We understand that continental breakfast is a bonus BUT previous reviews described breakfasts in this hotel as a great treat loaded with fresh fruits. They are NOT THERE ANYMORE. So, for anyone counting on breakfast as per previous reviews, you have to look for it somewhere else. Also, be ready to pay $1 per page printed at the little computer desk in hotel's office (if you need to get your boarding pass for example).
Overall, we had a good stay but would be much happier if a friendly staff at small expense shared with us local fruits of which Kauai is famous.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We came in on a late flight and needed accommodations for just one night, until our cottage was available in Kekaha.
Check in was friendly and very welcoming, with suggestions for dinner locations (we chose Mark's Place, a good choice).
The location is really quite good, close to the airport and restaurants, quite, with fine views. The staff was always friendly and eager to please.
The grounds are attractive and well kept. I would not hesitate to recommend the Kauai Inn to anyone, for either shorter or longer stays.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is NOT a big time resort. Rather, it is pleasant little hotel, a bit off the beaten path, with a swimming pool, a resident feline, and a friendly group of people running the place. It does have a bit of history. The cast and crew of "Donovan's Reef" (directed by the legendary John Ford and starring John Wayne and Lee Marvin [among others]) stayed at the Kauai Inn. They probably enjoyed the breathtaking view of the mountains, and the proximity to the ocean.

The reason I chose to go to Kauai in the first place was that my late father, who was stationed there in World War II, had told me that it was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. So, I planned to spend my time exploring the island. Paying a "resort fee," along with a fee to park my rental car, was something I dreaded. THE KAUAI INN DOES NOT CHARGE THESE FEES. Thus, it was perfect for my purposes. Meanwhile, my wife fell in love with Jezebel, the little black cat who is secretly the owner of the Inn.

If I ever go back to Kauai, I will probably stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

All right, the start was not that good. I had expected a friendly Aloha, instead I got 3 warnings in 1 minute: you better have reserved, when you smoke, you pay 200 $, and when you leave after 11.30 hr you pay another day.
Welcome on Kauai ! When I asked for wifi, I was told that there is free WIFI accessible besides the pool. Having a jetlack, it did not help that one of the many cocks started waking me up at 4 am.

Fortunately things changed the next day. The breakfast was great (but is not served from 01.03 onwards anymore), a friendly receptionist gave me a code for free internet, and whereas the way from Lihue to the Inn looked unpleasant (industrial and embarking area for cruise ships), the route on the other side of the inn is beautiful. The housing is ok, perhaps somewhat outdated, but clean. The neighbors are easy to hear. The price is fair for what you get.

The location wrt the airport is very good, 5-10 minutes. It is a 2 minutes drive to a small tourist center on the port, and a 5 minutes drive to a big mall.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Price Range: $133 - $217 (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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