This is a beautiful spot and peaceful, so that you wouldn't think it was so handy to the airport! I arrived late, and though I had expected to just see a note and instructions, the receptionist (and divine angel!) Cherie was there to happily greet me and settle me in and to give me a tour of the room and facilities. She had set up a welcome treat - very welcome after my long, long trip! And she told me that she, herself, would be there in the morning, with some morning treats in the office. It was so effortless. And, I got to enjoy the view of the front gardens that very night from my balcony. It was the perfect welcome to Hawaii. The room is lovely and had everything I needed for my short stay. After my cheerful greeting from Cherie the next morning, and coffee and fresh fruit in the office, I went out to the beautiful, well-maintained gardens to decide on my first adventure. I didn't have an opportunity to try out the onsite dining, but there was quite a crowd of people enjoying the restaurant when I arrived. Garden Island Inn was just a lovely place with helpful and dedicated staff. It's in a good position for exploring Lihue as well as the island of Kauai. I wish I had been able to stay longer. Next time, I will!
I loved this place from the moment I was welcomed in. The style of the rooms works really well and the garden is lovely. Everything worked and was very clean. Attention to detail! It's just across the road from a good bay for swimming SUP or sun baking and a couple of places to eat. I felt at home here. Also very convenient to the airport. Would recommend to anyone.
This place is a really nice, clean, cute hotel to stay in and the service is great! My husband and I weren't flying in until late so I called in advance and they said they weren't going to be at the desk to check us in, but that they would leave directions and the keys to the room on the door. When we got there, there was a nice little note with the directions to the room and our keys. The note was very warm and welcoming! My husband and I have stayed here once prior to this trip and we really liked this place. When we got to the room, there was complementary snacks which was really sweet of them to leave. It was clean and beautifully decorated with art; Garden Island Inn is a very colorful place. They also have AC a small TV's. In the office, they offer free snacks and coffee and also have swim gear and games that you can borrow for the day. They don't have a pool, BUT Kalapaki Beach is literally right across the street along with other convenient shops and restaurants. I also believe there is a bus stop close by. The Gardens surrounding the hotel are beautiful and at night it is all lit up with lights. I have really enjoyed both of our stays here over the past two years and would definitely recommend staying here.
Loved everything about it. What drew me to go there was the art decor, and it was beyond expectation. The hospitality was the finest aloha. All of the staff, Steve and Lis the owners were very helpful. Rooms were clean, had little microwaves and refrigerators. There were little muffins and bananas for breakfast and ready made coffee at the front desk. I loved the touch of the waterfall behind us, you could hear no noise from neighbors. Also we had an ocean view and was centrally located to make day trips to Waimea or the North shore. Loved it!
We stayed at the Garden Island Inn for nearly two weeks in June. We were very pleased about all aspects of the GII, including the rooms, location, value for the price, and WONDERFUL staff at the Inn! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They have many nice extras such as beach related items in the office that can be borrowed, and freshly ground Kauai coffee available throughout the day. We would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Kauai. Its central location makes it ideal for travel to all parts of the island and it is an easy walk to an excellent local beach (Kalapaki).
We loved our one night stay at the Garden Island Inn. We booked it since we got into Lihue very late at night and it was conveniently located to the airport. Wish we had stayed there longer! Walked over to the beach in the morning to view the sunrise. Breakfast and coffee were great. Location was great. Staff was great. Fantastic memories at the Garden Island Inn!
Great B&B, staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. Location great, just across from some good eating places and the beach. Central to be able to drive around the island. Really nice room. Great snacks and goodies too! Thank you!
Myself and two friends (who had never been to Kauai before) stayed for two nights at the Garden Island Inn. What a perfect getaway. The Inn is close to shopping and restaurants. The staff was very knowledgeable about the area and their recommendations on things to do was top notch. Although there was no dining onsite, their area restaurant recommendations were completely accurate. We definitely would stay here again!
Our stay at The Garden Island Inn was made wonderful by the incredible staff. Especially helpful were Cherie, Angela & Joyce who were the front desk people. Thanks again for all your help. The free amenities were an unexpected bonus. There were bananas right off the trees located on the property, lots of really great coffee, snacks and breakfast items. The staff was also great about recommending actitivites and companies with proven track records. The location was very convenient with restaurants, the harbor and shops within walking distance. This place is a gem that is made all the better by the family feel of it. We had a great experience and would go back in a heartbeat. Leslie & Art
This was such a fun place to stay. The rooms are bright and colorful, very clean and spacious too (we stayed in a suite with our three kids). The outside is maintained very well, and you can tell that the owners put a lot of time and effort into the place. There is a pond with Koi, which the kids loved, and so many lovely flowers and trees. It is next to a busy road but we didn't really hear the noise from our room. It took about 5 minutes to get to a sandy beach, also great for kids, with lots of places to eat around. I highly recommend.
We truly enjoyed our time at the Garden Island Inn! They have a small free breakfast (usually just some small fruits and a treat with some coffee) but that was all we needed to get us going! They let you borrow nearly everything you could need for a beach day - towels, sunscreen, boogie boards, chairs... Our room was small and not much but very comfortable and clean, plus we were never in our room so it was perfect for us. Everyone who worked there (behind the check-in desk and the service crew) were INCREDIBLY kind! Hawaiian hospitality at its finest. This is certainly not your typical beach resort when you think of Hawaii (and there is no pool) but I would definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to Kauai!
Service and friendliness is exceptional, especially Angela!! I was at the end of a 10 day trip and travelling without a car so I stayed at the inn one night before catching my flight at the Lihue airport at 10pm the next day. Since I had a day to kill in Lihue before my flight, the staff, especially Angela, gave me tons of recommendations of what I could do and where I could eat in Lihue. Even though I checked out of the hotel at 11am, they let me keep my stuff locked up at the office while I spent the day at the beach, let me use an unoccupied room to change before leaving for the airport, and even called a taxi service for me so I could get to the airport. Plus they were just super nice and welcoming, showing me around the cute little inn property and offering water, coffee, snacks, and lending beach towels and DVDs. If I ever go back to Lihue, I would definitely stay here again!
I loved the setting and location of this Inn. The grounds were filled with lush greenery and flowering plants. We even had a waterfall off the back deck. We were right across a quiet road from the beach, shopping and restaurants. There are high-end and well as more casual restaurant choices. The rooms were clean and the beds comfy and we had a view of the ocean from our room. It's easy to get to from the airport. The staff was very friendly and informative. They had breakfast bars, bananas and other goodies set out in the small lobby. A great "Hawaiian" experience.
This is the third time we have stayed here. It is a funky little place and we love it. Close to the Lihue Airport and a shopping center right across the street with a couple of good restaurants (Bamboo and JJ's Broiler). Staff is very accommodating and friendly. We will be back next year. Some friends of ours stayed here at our recommendation and they loved it as well.
This place was great. It was me and my boyfriends first time on Kauai and Garden island inn made it all more enjoyable and amazing. Our room was perfect for the both of us and was in a central place for food and entertainment and amazing views.cant wait to be back!!
We stayed in a very fancy condo with 3x space, 3x amenities, better parking, less stress, less hassle in checking in and getting set-up, for the exact same price, so in comparison, we'd much rather stay in Princeville again vs. this location. However, it was nice enough and not a complete "don't go there." It just seemed to be located within the hustle and bustle so if you want tranquility, look elsewhere a little bit.
We were only there for one night. The room is older but brightly decorated. The bed was comfortable. The room was clean. No breakfast provided but the hostess directed us to a good restaurant just down the street. Would stay there again.
Had a wonderful 3 nights here at the Garden Island Inn! We got in after a later evening flight and found the Inn less than 10 minutes from the airport. Woke up to a beautiful sunny day and a pleasant Cheri to check us in and answer any questions we had. They had fresh coffee and many choices of breakfast treats in the office. We didn't even need our rental car. Everything was within walking distance. Kalapaki Beach was right across the road and all the shops and restaurants you could want for all meals. The grounds were well kept and even had a tangelo tree bearing fruit to add to your morning breakfast in the garden gazebo. Local art work adorned the rooms and office and made the Hawaiian culture shine through! Will definitely include a stay at the Garden Island Inn on our next trip to Kauai!
We stayed at garden island inn after arriving late at Lihue, the staff had our rooms ready, clean and comfortable. Even left a light on, just like coming home! We love that it's centrally located on the island with easy access to the beach, across the street and to the main highway, just around the corner. Too many extras to mention, but a few included complementary continental breakfast, beach gear, movies, snacks, sports equipment, towels, sunscreen & more! We will definitely return to visit this gem!
Really nice place. Very accommodating people. Love all the little extras such as towels and boogie boards. Definitely would stay here again. Great location as a stopover place on your way to and from the airport at a reasonable price. My last swim was in the little bay across the street. Very nice.