Garden Island Inn

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

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Overall
4.3

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

hospitable place to stay

4.2 on August 26, 2017

Great location walking distance to Kalopaki Beach. Very helpful staff.


Great on a tight budget

4.6 on August 14, 2017

The Garden Island Inn has the best customer service I've experienced in a very long time. The room was very clean and had a really nice old school feel that added to the charm of my stay. The coffee was my favorite part of the onsite food.


Another great stay in Paradise

5 on August 02, 2017

This is our 3rd visit at this wonderful Hotel & again it was great,fantastic room & amazing staff made our visit special


More aloha than a little

5 on July 20, 2017

I love this inn and the ladies who run it. I will always stay here when in Lihue from now on. the place is very very clean, comfortable and charming and these lovely people were such a blessing to us seeing after our needs. The location is most convenient to the airport, several great eateries, including the best pizza ever( which delivers to the in, by the way) a great beach and many activities. Its not much more than an hour's drive to the end of the road to the north (snorkling and amazing beaches) or to the south (Waimea Canyon). The rates are so reasonable, too. We LOVE the Garden Island Inn!


This place is a gem!

4.2 on July 15, 2017

We are SO happy we found this little gem of a place! The room was huge, beautiful, comfortable, with an awesome view of Kalapaki Bay! The staff was very welcoming, with much Aloha spirit. Every morning there was coffee, water, and fresh fruit from their trees! They also have everything you'd need for a day at the beach, to loan out. We hope we are fortunate enough to be able to stay here again someday.


Live Kauai Aloha

4.4 on July 12, 2017

My husband and I stayed at this charming, artsy motel for two nights. We have been going to Kauai for years to enjoy our timeshares and discovered this little gem when we needed to add on two days to snag the best airline prices (OK" and to stay just a little longer). How we've missed it all these years, I'll never know, but now that I've found it, this is the place we will stay before our flights. Yes, the rooms are small (we stayed in room 17) but the building was built to standards when it was new (1950s?) and is in incredibly great shape for its age. Must haves on my list before I will even consider a hotel/motel: clean...this place gets an A+++, location...across the street from the beach and great eats and shopping center...A+, quiet... we stayed on the top (3rd) floor and it was very quiet..A+, nice and helpful staff...as nice and helpful as they can possibly be..A+++, close to airport...10 minute drive...A+++. I would continue, but there is nothing less than a B+ to rate (no elevator for those who could use one, but certainly not expected in this little place so plan accordingly). Definately a favorite for our future.


What a gem!

4.4 on July 10, 2017

We found paradise! More Aloha spirit than anywhere we've stayed! The rooms were large, clean, comfortable, and had great views, from across the street, of Kalapaki Bay. They have coffee, water, and goodies to start your day, in the office. They also loan towels, beach chairs, and boogie boards! We will definitely be telling our friends about this place, and hopefully, stay here again! There is no "onsite dining", but you have a variety of fabulous places right next door, or across the street!


Great Kauai value in an excellent location

4.4 on June 04, 2017

The Garden Island Inn has become our "go to" accommodations when adding on to our timeshare week in Kauai. The accommodations are nothing fancy, but the rooms are clean and comfortable, the service is great and the location is close to dining, shopping and the beach in front of the Lihui Marriott.


Great place to say!

4.4 on May 14, 2017

A vibrantly colored hotel, conveniently located, with very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel was close to several good restaurants and it provided some breakfast granola bars as well.


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. :)


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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 King 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 & 2Twin beds. CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • 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: No
  • 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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