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Garden Island Inn

3445 Wilcox Road , Lihue, HI 96766 USA (Show map)
4.1
30 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!

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining3.7

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Garden Island Inn made our vacation 5 star

5 on December 12, 2014

Upon check in we knew right away we had made the right hotel choice. We were greeted and treated with Island Aloha the entire stay. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed our evenings after dinner relaxing in the beautiful gardens drinking wine and meeting fellow guests. In morning the coffee and special breakfast treats made it easy to get an early jump on all our activities. We also made use of the free beach towels, beach chairs and lots of other island essentials provided. They even had sunscreen! I can't say enough aloha about the staff that always steered us in the right direction and made our stay one to remember. A special aloha to Patrick he was the maintenance guy always sprucing things up but always made time to give us the island knowledge that kept us ahead of the crowds. Rob and Robin McAfee So. CA


Fun little place to stay

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.


Perfect Place

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.


awesome place to stay in kauai

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


A bit of Magic

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.


Great value for a central location on 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.


A Room with Character

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!!!


Love this place

4.0 on September 29, 2014

Beyond expectations. We had a great stay. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.


A very nice stay

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


Charming retro feel

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


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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

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

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

101 Garden View/ Queen

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

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

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

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

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. Queen & 2 Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and pullout twin sofa. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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. 2 Queen beds & sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

115 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

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 & Queen beds with sofa sleeper. 1 1/2 bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

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

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

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

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

kitchen apartment

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

ghost room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Beachside, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, 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, 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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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. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is received within two weeks of arrival date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steven Layne

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

Details

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

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