We had a flight arriving in Lihue at about 9PM and wanted a reasonably priced hotel near the airport for just one night. This hotel had generally good reviews so I booked it through Hotwire (yes, you can often figure out the hotel by the description). What a disappointment.
First, know that Kauai has few street lights and it is often difficult to navigate at night. We turned onto the street of the hotel and wondered if it were correct. At night, it looked like a lonely, scary area. We went to the end of the road and there was the hotel, but all the parking spaces were filled in front. We parked on dirt across the street and went to check in. We were told we could park in the back of the hotel by turning onto a gravel path. o.k, sounds simple, right? Not so. With absolutely no lighting we couldn't find the gravel path and had to make a loop of the area. We finally found it and turned into an extremely bumpy gravel area. Not a good start!
The room had to be the smallest I have ever stayed in. Barely room to walk between the bed and wall. The bathroom was also very small. There were spots on the walls and the whole unit seemed severely run down. There was no air conditioning so you had to leave the slats in the windows open for ventilation. Welcome to 4:30AM Rooster World! Internet was spotty. Upon check out, I mentioned the entrance to the gravel road needed to be lighted at night. It seemed like the receptionist could care less.
What surprised me most was the positive reviews many have posted of this outdated and run down facility. Not sure what others saw that I missed. Would I ever stay here again? Despite the convenience and price, absolutely not!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in Lihue, gateway of the Garden Island, the Kauai Palms Hotel offers affordability and stylish comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kauai Palms Motel
- Kauai Palms Hotel HI