Kauai Inn

2 stars
2430 Hulemalu Rd., Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
28 reviews
AC full blast!

Super cheap, but do not always believe "suite" lettering, mine was barely big enough to hold the... See full review

  • Software Scuba Smith
  • May 22, 2014
Positive Vibes

We arrived late but the staff waited up for us! We had a lot of fun in the pool and with having an... See full review

  • crazystonebone
  • Jun 23, 2014
Lihue inn offers history, modest pricing and a hint of plantation charm
Kauai Inn was the first hotel on Kauai and retains plantation charm and simplicity. Family owned and run, it ably captures the laid-back spirit that for many vacationers makes Kauai a favorite among the Hawaiian Islands. Rooms are comfortable and pleasant. Kauai Inn is easy on the budget but not without conveniences. There is a fine pool area, views of Nawiliwili Harbor and it is close to golf and an array of sport and tour options, including Kalapaki Beach.
Highlights
  • Laid-back charm
  • Budget-friendly
  • Proximity to surfing and other water sports
  • Less than four miles from the airport
Location
Lihue, on the eastern shore, has more to recommend it than the fact that it is home to the main airport on Kauai. Kalapaki Beach is a sweet curve of sand offering relatively protected waters and a slew of water sports, from surfing and windsurfing to boogie boarding. Catamaran and kayak tours are available nearby, and Niumalu Beach Park, a short way along the Lihue shoreline, is the ideal launch spot for a paddle up lovely Huleia River.
Rooms
The simple, pleasant rooms at Kauai Inn include a small refrigerator and microwave for guest convenience, air conditioning and ceiling fans, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. There are also conveniences such as a hair dryer and iron (if you must). If you want a patio, request a room on the ground floor.
Features
No pretentions here. Kauai Inn, set on 3 acres, is quintessential lad-back Kauai in an amazingly convenient location. Inn guests have extra time to sit back and enjoy Hawaii on the first and last day of vacation given that Kauai Inn is less than four miles from the airport. In addition to the pool, there is a pavilion at the back of the inn with views of the mountains that lends itself to peaceful reflection or communal socializing. Kauai Inn also has barbecue grills for guest use.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Taxis and other transportation available
Attractions
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Kalapaki Beach (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Kauai Backcountry Adventures (5.2 mi/ 8.3 km)
  • Kayak Kauai Wailua River Paddle (8.5 mi/ 13.7 km)
  • Napali Coast State Park (39.8 mi/64.1 km)

Kauai Inn Rooms

One King Bed
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Deluxe King
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King Soaking Tub
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Standard King
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Queen Lanai
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Two Double Beds
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Pool
Services
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Parking
Free parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Ironing board
Bath tub

Hotel Map

21.9508 -159.3632
Area served
Lihue, Hanalei, Kapaa, Koloa, Waimea, Hanapepe, Princeville
Nearby airports
Lihue, (LIH), 0.00, MI, N;
Area description
Suburban

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Inn

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
4.5

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
crazystonebone
Seattle, Washington
Jun 23, 2014

Positive Vibes

We arrived late but the staff waited up for us! We had a lot of fun in the pool and with having an A/C in our room we were very comfortable. My wife and I would recommend this to out friends and we will be staying there next time we visit Kauai. Great rates as well. Location is not ideal but close enough to drive to shops/beaches within two - three miles.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Bamboo Bar- Grill and Sushi Had the best experience here and the sushi was amazing. Worth every dollar.

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Software Scuba Smith
Baltimore, Maryland
May 22, 2014

AC full blast!

Super cheap, but do not always believe "suite" lettering, mine was barely big enough to hold the queen bed. It had a mini fridge and a microwave though, and the powerful AC and ceiling fan won me over. Everything else was fine, large TV was unexpected. Location could not have been better, slightly off the beaten path, quiet, and 30 minutes from almost anywhere on the island, we drove to both ends of the island easily. Continental breakfast, and very nice staff allow you to borrow some meager (possibly leftover) beach gear. I will definitely book here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Port Allen, Nepali Cliff snorkeling tours, Blue Dolphin or Captain Andy are tremendous.

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EFRCD
Anchorage
May 18, 2014

Homespun

Better then it looked at first glance. Comfortable, clean, quiet, nice use of space for size room, and hardwood floors! Will probably go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Central spot for travel. Short distance to good dining and shopping.

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nicko80
Honolulu
Feb 18, 2014

Good spot

Good for weekend getaway; near food and airport cant beat that

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Duke's

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tanyanalani
Business
Hawaii
Feb 16, 2014

Overnight Stay

Good hotel for the money. Stayed only one night for business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bosie
Business
Honolulu
Jan 26, 2014

A few problems

Bad: No restaurant was very inconvenient. Had to request repair of door lock, lamp and telephone. Staff response was poor. Good: Clean comfortable room, very rural. Complimentary parking, coffee and ice. Quiet, attractive facilities with pool. A good value in quiet Kauai. Overall, a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Linda7
Washington state
Jan 25, 2014

Great refuge

Hotel was clean, off the beaten path and quiet, and juice, coffee, fruit in morning made this hotel a great value. When calling to change rooms, the owners were friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the hotel with its two queen beds and bathroom with a tub/shower and small refrigerator.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travelin Nana
Sacramento, CA
Feb 11, 2013

Great location and views

Great staff and quiet location in a residential area with views of the nearby mountain range made this hotel a good choice for budget travelers. Its location in the middle of the only road around the island made it easy to tour without excessive driving and the hotel is located so that you can access the two by-pass roads that keep you out of downtown Lihue and traffic. Good free breakfast and perpetual hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced coffee & tea, lemonade and water. Microwave and small refrigerator were good to have. I would suggest more hooks and towel bars and hangers. Our favorite activities there were the Jack Harter doorless helicopter ride and the ATV tour of the nearby Kipu Kai ranch featured in The Descendants, and the several Botanical Gardens at the opposite ends of the island. Don't miss the Friday nite Art Walk in Hanapepe with art, food and music. Lots of fun.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anderada
Denver, Colorado
Jan 17, 2013

Hotel Review

Chris at the front desk was very helpful and all the ladies who worked there were equally as friendly. Small but so close to the Harbor in Lihue

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cafe Portofino in the Harbor by the Marriot 3 min drive and the best food in the world along with an unbelievable view. Try it at Moonrise. It's on the east side of the island

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Charlene Beelievezxt
WV
Jan 9, 2013

Felt Unsafe

The door knob lock didnt have a button, we had to put our finger inside the door mechanism to push the stem to lock it. We were asked to keep all lights off and unplug items when we left to save energy. The hotel was back behind ship yards and warehouses. Not well lit. We felt very unsafe like we needed to carry a gun or have a body guard. We spent our first day searching for another hotel but everyone was booked. This was the only place that had rooms available. I booked our rooms over 3 months in advance. The pool was dirty with leaves in it. The coffee pot was out in the lobby, not in the rooms so you had to go down stairs to get your coffee every morning. We slept with a chair in front of the door in case the door lock didnt work. We brought this to their attention but, they didnt fix it while we were there. They said well, things do tend to break, In my opinion this door lock was broken a long time ago and should have already been fixed. The pictures posted are very deceiving. Very secluded is another word for out in an area less traveled. We now know why.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Ferral Pig, The prices were good and the food was excellent. Very flavorful. Customer service was excellent.

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