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Garden Island Inn

Lihue, HI 96766 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$99 - $150
per night

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The Garden Island Inn is a charming boutique hotel with an island flair. Original & colorful tropical art adorns the hotel and rooms. Conveniently located 2 miles from Lihue Airport, we are a short stroll to beautiful Kalapaki Beach. Great for swimming, sailing, surfing, beach volleyball or just plain sunning. Centrally located for all island-wide activities and easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants! You'll find all this comfort and convenience at prices you will hardly believe. Our friendly staff will make every effort to insure a memorable visit to Kauai and the Garden Island Inn!

Rooms & Rates


Standard Description

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining3.8

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Perfect Location, Amazing Customer Service

4.8 on June 30, 2014

Great customer service. Beach essentials available - boogie boards, coolers, chairs, even sunscreen. Wonderful cookies at the front desk and even a pumpkin pie with berries one morning. Granola bars as well. The location in Lihue is the perfect spot to see what Kauai has to offer. Across the street from the beach and restaurants/shopping.

Midwest Island Hoppers

4.4 on May 07, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice relaxing three day stay at the Garden Island Inn. The location is close to many shops, eating establishments, a nice beach and many watering holes. The staff at the facility were very helpful and super friendly. The freshly made treats in the lobby were outstanding. We would definitely stay here if we made a return visit to the beautiful Island of Kauai. Aloha and Mahalo!!!

Bright, Colorful Inn with a Great Staff

4.4 on May 07, 2014

Stayed here a couple of nights after a week at Poipu. Family left and Dad had time to himself. Convenient location to all shopping in Lihue, airport and local restaurants including my favorite-Kauai Pasta (Lihue location). Health club across the street was welcoming to drop-ins, swam in the harbor both days, so all was good here. The bright colors always put a smile on my face-very uplifting and cheerful. Enjoyed my stay! Please note: The program won't let me skip the dining rating. The Inn does have coffee makers, small fridges and microwaves in rooms, but does not offer breakfast. Not a big deal to me. Cheapest breakfast is at the mall in Times Supermarket-a buffet of sorts by the pound. Plus, musabi. Grabbed some eggs, bacon and musabi each day. Good enough for me.

Garden Island Inn

3.8 on April 22, 2014

THis is a small, quaint and a little funky option for the Kauai traveler who wants to be away from the more beaten tourist path. A lot of nice Hawaiian features and close to some good dining options like Dukes.

First night in Kauai.

3.4 on April 18, 2014

The hotel is close to the airport, the taxi there was $21. We liked the fun and colourful decorations and the place had a nice atmosphere in general. We only stayed for one night so I can't say that much about it. The bech is on the other side of a bigger street. There are lots of other more wild and natural beaches so go explore but this was a good place for us to start our Kauai adventure.

Small, older hotel with nice ocean views and central location.

4.2 on July 25, 2013

Clean rooms with AC, great staff, good central location with ocean views. Our last day stay was in room 21 on 3rd floor. This room is on the front corner with a full wrap lanai overlooking the bay. Was well worth the extra $20!

Alternative to big box hotels

3.8 on July 12, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Garden Island Inn. It's charming and fun. The staff was very helpful and welcoming. Lovely facility, surrounded by flowers and tropical plants. Convenient to airport and local shops and restaurants.

Delightful stay, hoping to repeat

4.4 on May 29, 2013

Staff were generous and helpful, cheerful and friendly at all times, very organized and flexible with our late arrival after a long flight from Australia. The amenities are terrific -- beach towels, snorkeling gear, always cookies and coffee in the lobby. It is a real pleasure to stay in a place with its own delightful, charming and artistic personality, all exemplifying the beauty of Kauai. And, the location is excellent: easy drive from the airport in the dark of late night, walking-distance close to shops and restaurants, and the beach!

Garden Island Inn, NICE !!

4.4 on February 26, 2013

I live in the Garden Island Inn. from Feb 7, 2013 to Feb 13, 2013. The room is very Hawaii, and I realy love it.If I travel to Kauai the next time, maybe I will choose here again. All in all, NICE !!

A great day at the beach thanks to Garden Island Inn.

4.2 on November 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed here before going on to our next place up north. We returned our last day on the Island with an odd request. We asked to store a couple of items and to borrow towels and boogie boards for a few hours of beach play (across street) before catching our plane. The hostess not only graciously agreed but even offered to call a taxi to set up our ride to the airport. Great Aloha spirit.

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Location Type

Beachside, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Tropical


Lihue, Kauai, HI (LIH) 2 miles

Directions to property:

Exit Lihue Airport onto Ahukini Road. Take the next left onto Highway 51 {Kapule Hwy}. Follow Highway 51 until you come to a T-junction, then turn left. Highway 51 continues. Travel approximately 3/4 mile, look for our white whale road sign on your right. Take your next right onto Ka'ilikea Street, then right onto Wilcox Road. We are at the end of Wilcox Road.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Sailing, Charter Fishing, Surfing, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Complimentary use of golf clubs, beach & snorkle, beach gear, beach towels., Private balconies for 2nd & 3rd floor rooms , Fresh tropical flowers provided upon arrival. , Ocean views from 2nd & 3rd floor rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Surfing, paddle boarding, snorkling, swimming, Lot's of shopping & dining, Surfing & Paddleboard lessons, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights deposit required at time of booking
  • Cancellations: $25.00 Service Charge for cancellations. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is received within two weeks of arrival date.



Steven Layne

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Loves all outdoors sports. An avid boater and golfer.

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  • Serving Location: Market Street Diner, Terrace Restaurant, Kalapaki Beach Hut

Details Diamond Collection

3445 Wilcox Road , Lihue, HI 96766 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase