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The Kauai Inn
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Loved our stay over Labor Day weekend. Clean and well kept property. Breakfast was great, particularly since it was included in the rate. Muffin bread, bagels, gorgeous prepared tropical fruit and 24/7 coffee. Room was perfect for our needs---that is, it was a clean and safe place to sleep and de-sand after days of adventure and beach. Air conditioner kept room cool, but it was a bit noisy---I loved it because it solved a longstanding snoring issue that I have had with my husband. Also, great location because you can drive north for a day on the Na Pali hiking trial or in Hanalei/Princeville, or you can drive south for a day of Po'ipu and river tubing, ziplining, etc... very central.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We only stayed for one night but if was excellent and the strawberry guavas were excellent. Free fresh tropical breakfast too. So nice and lovely. Close to the airport, on a main stretch of road. Lovely views of tree line and right close to where giant cruiser ships dock. What a sight. The staff was very sweet and approachable. Questions were answered knowledgeably and swiftly. Everyone was respectful and happy and helpful. Especially Petra.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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3  Thank Wahr
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I hesitate writing this because after 26 years of coming to Kauai from a neighbor Island I finally found this place. (literally found, since I have looked many times) If you want "old hawaii" with the true aloha spirit this is the place for you. I decided to spend the nite last minute and stopped by to check and Paula, the receptionist, was so kind and thoughtful, I just had to stay. She even found a phone cord for my antique cell phone. Crystal, the humble and hardworking housekeeper could run for state congress and she would get my vote...she is bright, caring and and knows the "aina" like no other. Korine, the night manager and Robert, her boyfriend were insistant helping me with the in room tv., even though I said "no worries" I really don't need to watch TV. The property pets, 2 cats and Kauai chickens add to the flavor. The property is quaint and charming. If you are looking for a resort....don't come!....and please try not to tell too many folks or I will have to make reservations months ahead of time and that isn't local style....

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank Borntobewild1956
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We definitely enjoyed our stay. The room was lovely even though a bit old, but it had its charm. The beds were big and comfy, it was peaceful and calming. The houskeeping did a good job too.
Close to the airport but a bit off so rental car is a must if you want to conveniently visit beaches and other towns.
The breakfast was decent, fresh fruit, jam and toasts. Ice water and coffe/tee were available at all times. There is a computer and internet available, however internet does not work so well in the rooms.
All in all we are happy with our stay. Agree with the reviewers mentioning that you get more for what you pay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Sparrisen
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed for five nights during our trip to Kauai. I really liked it! Although the rooms aren't exactly up to date, they were clean and spacious. The fridge and the microwave in the room came in handy, too. The staff was friendly, breakfast ok and the pool was nice. I think you get more than you pay for.

Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
8  Thank Anilei
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Driving to Kauai Inn I was a little concerned, as one must drive through an industrial 'not so attractive' area to get to the inn. Once arrived, however, the property is charming, with lovely views and landscaping. It's a little off the beaten path, but still very convenient to shopping, dining, beaches etc. The people who work there are as gracious as they come and were very accommodating to any of our requests. If you go to the office early in the morning, they loan out ( for free) items left by previous guests, such as coolers, beach mats, beach umbrellas, boogie boards etc. Housekeeping does a nice job of keeping the rooms clean and comfortable. Breakfast on the patio near the pool were good, with fresh fruit platters, danish, bagels and cream cheese, organic milk in the breakfast bar fridge, fresh brewed coffee, toast and jam. The place is within easy access of the rest of the island to the north and to the south and west. The price was very reasonable, $119 for the first two nights we were there and $129 for the third night. Four adults shared our 2 queen bed room. Parking was free. Internet a little spotty and slow but adequate for our needs. Signal seems to work best down by the pool and on the desktop computer available for free public use in the office. They have no printer. We felt for free breakfast, free parking, pool, free use of beach toys, adequate internet, accommodations for the four of us for three nights, lovely views, good location, clean and charming accommodations, that this was an excellent bang for buck deal. It is not fancy or upscale but was for us it was a relaxing, delightful, comfortable as well as a very pretty place to stay for the three nights we spent there. We would definitely return, and would readily recommend Kauai Inn to others looking for comfortable, affordable, clean, convenient accommodations.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank Elliston
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Although it is not a fancy beach resort, it is close to everything that you need on the island and it overlooks beautiful mountains. The rooms are not extremely updated, but they are relatively large with a/c and an overhead fan, as well as a fridge and microwave. The free continental breakfast includes a wide variety of fruits, bagels, muffins, and banana bread. The staff was very pleasant and they are happy to call a taxi for you if you don't have a car. For a quiet place to relax and a great deal ($100/night) you really can't complain. I would stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Erica K V
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Address: 2430 Hulemalu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9503
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Lihue
Price Range: £106 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Kauai Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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