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“Great location”
Review of The West Inn Kauai

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The West Inn Kauai
Ranked #2 of 2 Waimea B&B and Inns
Olathe, Kansas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

It was very comfortable and in a great location. If you aren't picky and are in Hawaii to enjoy Hawaii and not the hotel room, this is your place. It isn't very updated and the shower was a little finicky, but again, it was a great price compared to many other places we checked out and it is so close to food, shops, great beaches and the canyon. In room Kauai Coffee was my favorite. Just get bottled water to make it. :) It was great to have a fridge....we went to Costco to get water, souvenirs, and snacks and lunch essentials. It worked for us. We would stay there again. Say hello to Dennis at the Obsessions breakfast/lunch place a block away. Tell him the "Jayhawks" say hello....

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon T, Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for writing a review about The West Inn Kauai. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time on the west side of the island. I am concerned about the "finicky" shower and would like to have my plumber take a look at it as we want to keep our hotel new and in working order. If possible can you please email me at thewestinn@hotmail.com and let me know what room you were in so we can address the issue? We hope to see you again in the future and mahalo for staying with us.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very new place, comfortable, spacious, kitchen, sliding door to shared deck, very clean. Oscar at the desk was very polite at check in. The pier is a short walk away, the grocery store is a short walk away, and the Grand Canyon of the Pacific is a short drive away! Would stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon T, Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Hi Brent... It always makes our staff feel good when people post such positive comments about our little hotel. From Oskar at the front desk to the cleaning crew, we all thank you for taking the time to post a comment about our place. We are glad you enjoyed the convenience of being so close to Waimea Canyon as well as the short walks to the store and pier and hope to see you again one day. Mahalo!
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California
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Hard to rate this lodging as excellent, even very good. If one does, how do you rate a Four Seasons, a Grand Hyatt, etc.?

This is a small roadside motel. Clean is good, but that's all that this place offers. No beach. No breakfast. Self check-in. And very pricey.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kauai, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Comfortable, clean rooms, small but more than adequate for two people. Well-kept grounds, friendly manager (Oscar), within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Quiet neighborhood. Seems a bit overpriced for just a hotel room with kitchenette. My only real complaint is the barely luke-warm water in the shower this morning.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank pzp
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Shannon T, General Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
We apolygize for the issue with the water not being warm enough in the morning. We recently installed a solar water heating system on the roof and with this month long rain we have been having, the sun has not been able to do it's job. Normally there is not a problem as it is usually sunny every day out here in Waimea but I will check to see if the backup water heater breakers are on as they should have kicked in to produce enough hot water for a full occupancy building. This should not have happened and we are very sorry for the inconvenience. Mahalo for bringing this to our attention and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the room otherwise. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. Aloha!
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Upland, California
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

The West Inn was our saving grace. Coming on a weekend in which the entire island was overbooked, we came across this hotel. They went out of their way to accommodate us with the perfect vacation haven. Extremely clean and homey, the garden inn made our Kauai experience stress free and fulfilling, with a beautiful room to come home to. The front desk manager was warm and welcoming with recommendations for dinner, drinks and beaches. We have found our home away from home and will never stay anywhere else in Kauai. Thank you!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon T, General Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to accommodate you on a sold out weekend on Kauai. We hope to see you again in the future and mahalo for spending the time to write such a nice review about our little Inn.
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Holland, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to stay while on your vacation, then this is the place for you. What a great place !!! Very Clean, roomy and they offer a full Kitchenette if that's in your needs. Staff is very wonderful and courteous. They will catered to your needs. Office Manager Oskar, will take care of you 100%...Very Clean rooms, Laundry facility, great location. Weather is great in the town of Waimea, compare to the other locations on the island during our visit... Walking distance to local stores/ Restaurant's and shops. Quick drives to the beautiful white sandy beaches and all the tourist attractions. But best of all, this is a great place to stay. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with The West Inn...Call them for your next visit on the Island of Kauai ....I know we will !!!

Room Tip: The Kitchenette was so nice to have...We prepared our breakfast every morning and then had the rest...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shannon T, General Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hearing all of these positive reviews on TripAdvisor makes us strive to do our best at keeping our units new and clean as well as providing excellent customer service. We appreciate that you took the time to acknowledge that and hope you come visit us again in the future. Mahalo for staying with us.
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Spent a month living in a 1 Bedroom Suite at The West Inn. This place was exactly what I was looking for. The room was clean and had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. I had a great view of the mountains that make up beautiful Kauai. The staff greeted me with a big smile as if they knew me for years. If you like hiking, the road to Waimea Canyon is a short distance away. If you want a change of pace from the quite town of Waimea, Lihue and Poipu are less than an hour away.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Shannon T, General Manager at The West Inn Kauai, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
We are ecstatic to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and thank you for writing such a positive review about our new little Inn. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: The West Inn Kauai
Address: 9690 Kaumualii Hwy., Box 1032, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Waimea
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Waimea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The West Inn Kauai 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly constructed in 2011, this 20 unit hotel is located in the town of Waimea on the west side of Kauai. All rooms and suites come equipped with air conditioning, free wi-fi, free parking, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and more. Great location for people coming to work at KVMH, KTF or PMRF(only a 10 minute drive) or for people wanting to visit the west side attractions like Waimea Canyon, Polihale Beach, Historic Waimea Town or those taking a boat tour out of Port Allen. Great location if you are going to Waimea Canyon for the day and don't want the long drive home. ... more   less 
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