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Garden Island Inn Hotel

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The Garden Island Inn is a quaint, affordable boutique hotel by the lovely Kalapaki Beach and Bay, the Kauai Marriott and Lagoons and the Nawiliwili Harbor. Kalapaki Beach offers safe surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoing, kayaking, sailing for beginners to intermediate, fishing or just plain relaxing and sunning.This is Kauai's center for shopping, live music and dining with a choice of 10 of Kauai's finest restaurants all within a short leisurely walking distance from the Garden Island Inn Hotel.The Garden Island Inn has quick and easy access from the Lihue Airport and to all the sights and activities Kauai has to offer. Let us be your home away from home while you discover Kauai!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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The Garden Island Inn in Lihue, HI is a great place to stay. Not only is it in a convenient location, i.e. close to the airport, beach, shops, restaurants, etc it's ambiance is charming in a laid back kind of way. All the doors are hand painted to look like a beach setting,
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you so much for your thoughtful descriptions of our hotel. Our goal is to please every guest and hope we can make your stay extraordinary in some fashion. I am glad we could deliver you a great location, comfortable room, delicious morning snacks, and beautiful outdoor spaces. Our beds may seem firm, as they are new, how nice is that for a hotel room! Thanks for the compliment we are fabulous!! We are so glad you found us and look forward to your return. Remember to book direct to ensure the room best suited for your needs and wants. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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Yes! I meant colors! What a lovely, lively little boutique hotel, manned by some lovely, ladies..... The hotel is about 10 minutes from the airport, and is easy to find. It’s across the road from the Kalapaki Beach, a calm beach with mild gentle waves. From the outside, the
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 16 Dec 2018
Aloha dear guests, It is a pleasure to read your review. I get the surprise and delight as you discovered our boutique hotel. I can not say enough about the artist whom we adore. She lived at the hotel for a few years and painted all the doors , murals, canvases in every room. Over the past 15 years we continue to commission her to paint surf boards, add to the lobby works of art, even cut out birds for our waterfall wall. Camile Fontaine is featured in a gallery in Hanapepe and does commissioned works for individual collectors. There is so much beauty on Kauai inspiration to the artist in all of us. We look forward to your return we promise to shower you with our Aloha hospitality and complimentary amenities. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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From walking up to the office desk to checking out before our flight home, this place knocked my socks off in hospitality, cleanliness, and cuteness! We absolutely LOVED this place and the amazingly warm and accommodating staff (even the maid was cheerful and helpful!). It's so
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Mahalo for the 5 star recommendation!! Angela and all of our front deck new are so awesome, we love to pass on your acknowledgement . Gosh so glad you fell in love with the hotel we try to provide our guests with a memorable stay full of comfort, hospitality and great value! Our ;location at Kalapaki Bay is very special. Beach fun across the street, close to the airport and mid island for ease of sightseeing/ adventuring.Plenty of choices for food all within walking distance. We look forward to your return visit. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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Only stayed one night before our flight to Los Angeles but I cant say enough good things about our stay. I fell in love with all the art around the property, and discovered something new every corner I took. The hosts will make sure you have everything you need for your
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha! Thank you so much for this great review! We want to get our guests feedback, suggestions and any recommendations. I adore you called us an Oasis, makes me happy thinking how we try to create an warm, welcoming, comfortable, and beautiful hotel, and you get it. Camile Fontaine our artist will enjoy hearing this review too. She adorned the hotel and rooms with her tropical art. We are happy to also have a collection of 5 artsy surfboards around the hotel to share with our guests! Look forward to welcoming to the hotel your next trip. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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We stayed for five days, and we are very satisfied with this accommodation! The front desk and cleaning staff as all helpful and welcoming, giving us a lots of support and useful information about the area. You will be impressed by their colorful mosaics, paintings, and doors
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha, Kauai is a beautiful, tropical paradise and our hotel full of tropical art and colorful landscape mirrors our environment. Steve has a been adding his artistic touches to our hotel for 30 years. We constantly are finding more products to enhance our guests stay. New beds, sheets, towels, sound machines, indoor slippers, quality bath products, flowers, daily housekeeping, private Lani with Kalapaki Bay views our complimentary amenities adds up to tremendous value for our guests! Our staff is amazing treating you like family glad getting you to the airport happened! Thank you for spending 5 days with us, we hope your travels bring you back soon! Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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Do they have in room safes?
Not that I recall.
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It's the beach at the Marriott Kauai Beach Club hotel. Ya, it's swimmable. And the hotel is about 1/3 price of the Marriott. It's my go to place when I'm in Kauai on business each year.
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The flooding was on the other side of the island. The hotel is good to go, and still easy to get to, as it's near the airport.
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No this place does not have swimming pool but beach is just across the road and Garden Island Inn will supply you with towels, chairs, umbrellas snorkelling equipment boogie boards 😀
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KristyK I'm not familiar withOrchid 18, but the owners and managers are super helpful, and will do anything humanly possible to help you, contact them personally, especially if you have been making reservations via the internet! These people are very human and not robots and are anxious to help. Tell them that 'the place was suggested to you by friends who have stayed there many times a given them high grades on socIal media on EVERYTHING! As I indicated the only minor difficulty I found was if I was late, it was hard but not impossible to find a good parking place. Jack
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"We had 5 people and our room was MORE than big enough...enter how many people you have, and I"m sure you'll be fine."
"Beautiful view, close to some nice breakfast spots and market, friendly staff"
"We wheel chair access available as well as ADA showers."
"Ask for the condo...full kitchen and washer/dryer!"
"ground level rooms offer great garden access - upper level rooms offer better view"
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PRICE RANGE
US$201 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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garden island hotel lihuegarden island lihue
LOCATION
United StatesHawaiiKauaiLihue
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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