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Garden Island Inn Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Aloha! Our artsy, boutique hotel is ranked number one of 35 hotels on Kauai. We are family owned and pride ourselves on extraordinary guest service, incredible value, and suburb location. There are NO resort fees; FREE parking, WiFi, beach gear, all day snacks, coffee, DVD's . Beautiful original tropical art adorns every room, our garden areas and the entire hotel. Every room has a kitchenette, wall mounted TV, room slippers, luxury bath products, sound machines, blackout curtains, fresh flowers, daily housekeeping service, Lani with partial ocean view. Walking distance to Kalapaki Beach, many fine restaurants, shops, and activity centers. Our 21 rooms vary in size and bedding options; book direct via phone or our website to ensure the best choice for your needs and wants. We also have 2 condos with fully stocked kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, W/D on the adjoining property, options for all. Enjoy watching our Koi, listening to our waterfall, tasting our banana & papayas
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
Centrally Located
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay
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We had only one night and wish we could've stayed longer. The colorful original paintings on the doors and building, the lush landscaping and Koi pond, comfortable beds, delicious free breakfast and room amenities delighted us. Its location near shopping and restaurants was most
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Mahalo for this wonderful review! Happy to know you enjoyed our colorful works of art found inside the rooms and all parts of the hotel. The artist Camile Fontaine has a unique style capturing the sights and feel of Kauai. We like giving great value to our guests; new bedding, deluxe bath products, incredible complimentary amenities, and excellent guest service. Please visit us again soon. Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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Hotel's Favourite
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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What a wonderful place...we enjoyed our stay absolutely. The colorful ambient, the nice rooms and the very friendly employees...all this guarantied a pleased stay. The fresh fruits, the delicious cakes and the fresh coffee in the morning makes the stay perfect.
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha, great play on words, the Garden Island Inn on the Garden Island, Kauai! Glad you enjoyed our colorful, artsy, boutique hotel. Thank you for acknowledging our staff, they exude Aloha and provide excellent guest service. Visit us again to enjoy fresh fruits from our garden and other morning goodies! Mahalo, Lis & Steve
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We stayed here for 1 night before an early flight out. It was great. The room was really spacious. It had 1 queen & 2 twin beds so was ideal for our family of 4. It had a little kitchenette, table and balcony. The staff was very hospitable and we had a nice little breakfast
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha! Thank you so much for your review, wonderful to learn you enjoyed and would stay again. Booking direct with us by phone or website ensures you get the room best suited for your needs and wants. Our rooms are so varried making your family of 4 comfortable is important to us. We want to share more hospitality with you next trip. Mahalo, Lis & Steve Layne
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We had stayed on the North Shore for most of this trip and decided that we wouldn’t mind being closer to the airport in the morning for our flight back to the mainland so we booked a night at this quaint little boutique place. It’s across the street from Duke’s and very close to
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Response from Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Mahalo for your review, we enjoy hearing from our guests. Love you found us darling, quaint, and colorful! I like the private lanai also, fun to watch the activities on the water and relax. Glad you found us for your last night! Dinner at Dukes, clean comfortable room no stress making your flight at the airport. Look forward to sharing our hospitality with you next trip! Aloha, Lis & Steve Layne
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We offer luxury products: shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, Dr. Bonner's peppermint soap, indoor slippers, soft towels!
Do they have in room safes?
Not that I recall.
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What is the beah like? Is it swimmable
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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Was the inn affected by the recent storm?
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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Does this location have a swimming pool?
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 love 8 and 9. But I think all the rooms are probably just as great!"
"I love the art work, its different in every room."
"although the rooms are small and cramped, the beds are comfy !"
"First floor away from office might offer a little more of a quiet environment."
"Stayed in room #1, small room but close to the lobby for breakfast, beach gear, and filtered water. Perfect for solo traveler."
US$201 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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