We rented a house for a week on the north shore but we didn't want to drive up there after a very long day of flights and not getting in until well after dark. The Garden Island was perfect for our purposes of a one-night place to crash. It is an easy five-minute drive from the airport even in the dark. We got the cheapest room they had. It was small and on the bottom floor but we loved it. What could have been sort of an odd, old and small motel room was transformed by the art, painting and landscaping outside into something delightfully quirky . The room air conditioner masked any noise and the bed was great. The room was clean.
Because our internal clocks hadn't yet changed we were awake before dawn. We were hungry but needed to wait until the recommended breakfast place (Kalapaki Beach Hut, great too) opened at 6:30. We made cups of coffee in our room and walked across the street to sit by the water and watch the sunrise. A great start to our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Island Hotel Lihue
- Garden Island Lihue
- Garden Island Inn Kauai, HI