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
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Incredible service!

4.6 on May 13, 2017

We arrived early and needed to stow luggage and borrow towels for an afternoon activity. Hotel staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming. Same the next morning when we again asked to stow luggage until we were heading to the airport that evening. Rooms are GIANT with very fun decor. The gardens at night as beautiful with all the lights. If you're looking for something beyond a chain hotel experience, I can't recommend this place highly enough. Feels like home...if your home was much more colorful. :)


Best deal in Lihue

5 on May 05, 2017

We stayed 7 nights at the Garden Island Inn in Lihue in April 2017 and found the room to be quiet and clean. The bed was comfortable. Although the inn is close to the airport, we could not hear any planes arriving or departing. All staff at the inn were friendly and accommodating. They loan the following at no cost: beach towels, beach chairs, boogey boards, coolers, DVDs, and books. Breakfast fruit and pastries available at no extra cost each morning. Location is easy walk to many good restaurants, shops, and a great beach where you can sign up for outings or rent a kayak.


Great spot for a few days.

5 on April 17, 2017

Great people and unique, clean rooms. I will stay here again. There is no on site dinning, but plenty of choices within a couple of minutes walking.


Charm and comfort

4.0 on April 13, 2017

This unique and friendly inn combines welcoming staff and artistic flare in the best possible way. Each room is unique and vibrant with Aloha. My family looks forward visiting each time we return to Kauai.


Above expectations

4.0 on March 29, 2017

Every staff member went out of their way, all of the extras, ice and eskys, snorkelling gear, towels, breakfast snacks plus more!


Funky and Adorable Inn

4.4 on March 24, 2017

This inn was the perfect place to stay on the night I arrived in Kauai. It was very close to the airport but without airport noise. It was in a prime location and close to a park/beach for pictures of the sunrise. The rooms and the entire inn is full of beautiful and bright artwork. I especially liked the fun touch of palm trees mixed into the ceiling. The complimentary water and snacks in the room were delicious and a terrific welcome to the island. Most importantly, everyone I met on the staff practiced audacious hospitality.


Charming & Friendly

3.8 on March 21, 2017

Nice location, very close to the airport, restaurants, shops, beach, etc. The office was closed when we arrived so they left our key and instructions for us, also some snacks in our room wich I really appreciated as we arrived late and I was hungry but to tired to go out. They also have a lot of complimentary stuff, coffee and snacks in the morning (also a delicious pie every other day :-) ), beach towels, chairs, etc. Everybody went out of their way to help if we needed anything. The garden is lovely. I would definitly go back and recommend it to anyone. Thanks for a lovely stay. Me ke aloha pumehana, a hui hou! (Thank you and until we meet again!)


Third Year In a Row!

4.2 on March 20, 2017

We really liked the GII. Stay here for a night on our way to our time share on Kaua'i. Staff is always friendly and we love the funkiness of the place. It is just minutes from the airport which is very convenient after the long flight to Kaua'i. Hav recommended it to several friends and the feedback we get from them is that they were very pleased with it. It is great value for a short stay.


Thank you GII

5 on March 19, 2017

Continues to meet our expectations. Convenient. Close to airport. Stayed at GII for last 8 yrs traveling to/from Kauai, as a early/late arrival (easier than driving to Koloa after a 10 hour flight) or early/late departure or a cross over week from our condo. Clean and staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Free games, CDs, boogie boards, wifi, breakfast and coolers. A no frills place you will want to come back to. Amazing original island artwork on doors, walls. Fresh picked banana and oranges on property. Kalapaki beach and restaurants, ABC store across the street. Kalapaki bay views. Need I say more?


Garden Isle - Great

3.8 on March 10, 2017

We spent one night at the end of our stay on Kauai. We had been in a resort on the north end the rest of the week. When we got to the Garden Isle, we found it to be quite pleasant. The staff was very friendly. The room was nice and clean. The area was good enough. The only things lacking might have been more eating and shopping choices close by. But, that was not really a big deal for us. We would stay again for a connecting night and would recommend it for others.


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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

Corner ground floor room (darker than other rooms due to its location) 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

Corner room on 2nd floor/ Partial Ocean View with small private balcony (due to its location, room a little darker). 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 & 1 Twin

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 & 1 Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joyce Yamase, Sheila Davis, 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

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