Garden Island Inn

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

About

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!

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Really very good!!

4.0 on April 30, 2016

In general everything exceeded my expectations. Really very good!! Thank you!!


Really enjoyed our last night in Kauai here

4.4 on April 23, 2016

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.


Beautiful, characterful place to stay

4.8 on April 23, 2016

Was made to feel very welcome. The building is beautifully decorated with art, and the garden is peaceful. The morning all-inclusive snacks and bananas were a lovely surprise.


Great Value, Recommend!

4.0 on April 06, 2016

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!


Great customer service and down-to-earth friendliness!

4.0 on April 06, 2016

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 would stay here again

3.2 on March 29, 2016

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.


Great Place

4.2 on March 20, 2016

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 was paradise

5 on March 18, 2016

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!!


Okay - a little overpriced but nice as well.

2.8 on March 14, 2016

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.


Great stay

3.6 on March 13, 2016

This was a great place in a good location. Easy to get to the beach and other stores and restaurants within walking distance. Would certainly stay here again.


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Rooms & Rates

107 Garden View/either Queen bed or 2 twin beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

109 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

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. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

111 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

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. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

101 Garden View/ Queen

Small 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 (no wet bar). CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

102 Garden View/ Queen & Twin Beds

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 & Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

120 Orchid Suite/ King & 3 Twin Beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

114 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

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 & Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

116 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

2nd Floor Partial Ocean View room with large private balcony. Spacious and lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style prints and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. King & 2 Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

121 Orchid Master Suite / King & Twin Beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

118 Orchid Suite/Balcony/King & Queen bed

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 & Queen beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

104 Garden View/either Queen bed or 2 twin beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

108 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

2nd Floor Partial Ocean View room with private balcony. Lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style originial art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. Queen bed. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

110 Partial Ocean view with private lanai with two twin beds

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- 2 twin beds - . CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

112 Partial Ocean view with private lanai, either one queen or two twin beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

106 Garden/ either Queen bed or 2 twin beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

119/Orchid Suite/Balcony/King Bed King

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 CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Hale Kalapaki-K129; 2 bedroom oceanview condominium, next to swimming pool

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. 1 Queen bed, 1 Double bed and 1 double sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath. This unit is NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

115 Partial Ocean View w/ Private Lanai

Small 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. (no wet bar) CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

Hale Kalapaki-K131; 2 bedroom oceanview condominium, next to swimming pool

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 & double beds with double sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath. This unit is NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

122 Garden View/ Queen & 2 Twin Beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

117 Orchid Suite/Balcony

3rd Floor Partial Ocean View room with private balcony. Lovingly appointed with bright, colorful Island-style original art and fresh tropical flowers from our gardens. King bed. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

103 Garden View/ Queen Bed

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. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

105 Garden View/ Queen Bed

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. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

kitchen apartment

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

ghost room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Tropical

Airport

Lihue, Kauai, HI (LIH) 2 miles

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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only designated smoking areas in gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights deposit required at time of booking
  • Cancellations: $25.00 Service Charge for cancellations. If cancellation occurs within two weeks of arrival date, ONE NIGHT DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joyce Yamase, Sheila David, Angela Phillips, Cherie Kahaleka

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Loves all outdoors sports. An avid boater and golfer.

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Meals

Breakfast

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