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!
3.6 on November 10, 2014
We only stayed here for one night at the end of our stay on the island but it was great. The front office was helpful, fun and friendly and we would definitely stay here again.
5 on November 06, 2014
It's close to the airport. Free parking. Original hand painted pictures in the rooms and around the hotel. The hotel grounds are well kept. The rooms are normal size. The hotel staff was the best I've seen yet. They let us borrow boogie boards, beach umbrellas, a little grill, towels, beach mats, beach chairs....They printed our boarding passes. Beach, great restaurants, and shopping are just a minutes walk away. I would definately stay there again.
4.4 on November 03, 2014
Hotel was very festive rooms very hawaiineii and I extended my stay and for the same rate they upgraded my room since the room i stayed in was booked. Its right in the middle of Kauai so perfect to do everything with out changing hotels they also have boogie boards and snorkel gear you rent for free and beach is across the street. -Mahalo
5 on October 26, 2014
This place is wonderful. Each of the room doors are painted with its own unique image or scene by a local artists who was living at the hotel at on point. The grounds have been turned into a beautiful garden with a gazebo and flagstone paths. St night the Gazebo and surrounding trees are illuminated with little white lights- it is so pretty it looks like a bit of magic in the modern world. It isn't just how great the place looks. The people who work there are sincerely nice and helpful. I thought it was a family business because of how they interacted with one another. Every employee had lived on Kauai for years, and would answer questions thoroughly based on their knowledge of the island. These people were super nice and easy to talk to and it felt like having a home while we were there. IN addition to beauty and good people, the amenities here were excellent. Books, scuba gear, DVDs for guest use in the office. The rooms had little refrigerators and microwaves, plus enough plates, napkins, utensils that you could make snacks or easy meals in your room. The rooms were clean, big, and bright. The location is great! Not far from the airport. Shops and restaurants ar within walking distance. Easy access to the road you can use to travel al the way to the north shore or to the east side of the island. My boyfriend and I loved this place and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone going to Kauai.
4.2 on October 18, 2014
We booked a few days stay on Kauai a bit late and decided in the Garden Island Inn because of the reviews and price. We weren't disappointed. The value was terrific! The location turned out to be very central and although the room was a bit old fashioned and on the small side, the was nothing tired and worn out about it. It gad been brightly finished with fun paintings and the grounds were clean and fun. The real stand out was the very friendly service from EVERYONE on the desk and the little extras. Beach towels? Beach chairs? Snorkeling gear? Movies? Snacks? Help yourself. Plus they provided one of the best local guide books I've ever used for our entire stay. We didn't spend much time in the room, and they really helped make the most of a beautiful island. Great value and delightful stay.
3.4 on October 17, 2014
My husband and I only spent one night here, but it was a fun place to stay. The room wasn't large, but it was well furnished. I loved that not only was there a refrigerator and microwave, but plates, bowls and silverware too. If you bring your own food or have leftovers, you tend to need those things and most places don't furnish them. Nice touch!!!
4.0 on September 29, 2014
Beyond expectations. We had a great stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
3.4 on September 22, 2014
We had a very nice experience at the Garden Island Inn. The room was very clean and the staff corteous. The Hotel had everything we need it, chairs, umbrellas, coolers, towels, and beach toys. We will definitely come back.
Mahalo for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad you had the opportunity to use our complimentary beach gear. Kalapaki Beach has so much to offer, SUP & surf lessons, clear clean protected water, and a great sandy palm tree shore! Visit us again, aloha! Lis & Steve Layne
4.6 on September 15, 2014
Garden Island Inn is a quaint little inn that is right in the thick of island activities. The staff treats you like family. Grounds landscaping is gorgeous and it is right across the street from a wonderful beach. Shopping and great restaurants as well as small eateries make this inn a come back place.
We are a small boutique artsy hotel very delighted to have original art on doors, walls, and canvases in every room. Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise at our hotel and away! Guest service, comfort, value plus a great location is happening here at our Retro Hotel. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
3.8 on September 15, 2014
We stayed here for one night on arrival on the island. We had a time share on the north shore but wanted to come in a day early; Garden Island Inn was perfect, very near the airport for a late evening arrival. Room very clean and comfortable, better than expected given other reviews about the place being dated. It is a throwback to a less fancy era, but really, had everything we needed. Staff very friendly and helpful regarding places to eat, beaches, free use of equipment and beach towels. Convenient for exploring either north or south; we would stay there again.
Thank you for staying with us, glad you enjoyed our hotel, staff and location. Please stay with us again when you need a room pre or post time share. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
Ground Floor room fronting a lush garden setting. Lovingly appointed with bright , colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. 2 Twin beds or 1 Queen bed - PLEASE SPECIFIY WHEN BOOKING CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
3rd Floor Partial Ocean View suite with private balcony. Spacious and lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. King & 3 Twin beds. Tub/Shower. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
3rd Floor Partial Ocean View suite with large wrap-around private balcony. The Owner's favorite Suite!! Spacious and lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. King & 1 twin bed. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
Ground Floor room fronting a lush garden setting. Lovingly appointed with bright , colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. Queen bed or 2 Twin beds - PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN BOOKING CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
2nd Floor Partial Ocean View room with private balcony. Lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our own gardens. Queen bed or 2 twin beds - PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN BOOKING CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
Ground Floor room fronting a lush garden setting. Lovingly appointed with bright , colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. Queen bed or 2 twin beds - PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN BOOKING CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
3rd Floor Partial Ocean View suite with large private balcony. Spacious and lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. King bed and pullout twin sofa. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
Tropical decorated two-bedroom condominium. Fabulous ocean view from private balcony and Master Bedroom. Next to swimming pool and BBQ area with wonderful ocean views. 2 Queen beds & sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath.
Tropical decorated two-bedroom condominium. Fabulous ocean view from private balcony and Master Bedroom. Next to swimming pool and BBQ area with wonderful ocean views. King & Queen beds with sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath.
Ground Floor room fronting a lush garden setting. Spacious and lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. Handicap accessable. Queen & 2 Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES
Beachside, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Tropical
Lihue, Kauai, HI (LIH) 2 miles
Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Sailing, Charter Fishing, Surfing, Picnic area, River
Other, Boutique Hotel
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
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
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