$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 29, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

Kauai Inn

2 stars
2430 Hulemalu Rd., Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
36 reviews
Great location and views

Great staff and quiet location in a residential area with views of the nearby mountain range made... See full review

  • Travelin Nana
  • Feb 11, 2013
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

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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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Inn

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 36
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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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

5
5.01.0
Sylvia the Teacher
Sonora, California
Aug 24, 2012

Beautiful Visit

The Kauai Inn is a beautiful inn with clean rooms and delightful tropical landscaping. The staff is extremely helpful and courteous. They are so willing to share activities on the island and to also book any activity that you are interested in. There is a wonderful breakfast served every morning by the pool. The inn is conveniently located close to many restaurants and local activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

The inn is most accommodating when it comes to booking any adventure on the island. They make the phone calls and all arrangements for you. So simple!

Review of Kauai Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sylvia the Teacher
Sonora, California
Aug 13, 2012

Pleasant Surpise

It is always difficult to choose a hotel site unseen, but this hotel was such a pleasant surprise. The grounds were beautiful, the room was clean and tastefully decorated, there was a super complimentary breakfast by the wonderful pool, and the staff members were some of the most accommodating I have ever met. I am returning for four more days.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pullman, WA
Apr 5, 2011

Great hotel for the situation

The hotel was a little hard to find, but once we were there we were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. They allowed us to check in early so we could get our 13 month old down for his nap and had a crib for him (we weren't traveling with one). The rooms were simple but clean. There is a pool and also the rooms (main floor) have a porch leading out to a grassy area. The staff puts out a decent continental breakfast for the guests starting at 8:00am. We had been staying on another part of the island and stayed at this hotel for the night before we flew out - I would highly recommend this hotel for similar trips. The property is close to some restaurants, beach, and the airport.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pullman, WA
Apr 5, 2011

Great hotel for the situation

The hotel was a little hard to find, but once we were there we were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. They allowed us to check in early so we could get our 13 month old down for his nap and had a crib for him (we weren't traveling with one). The rooms were simple but clean. There is a pool and also the rooms (main floor) have a porch leading out to a grassy area. The staff puts out a decent continental breakfast for the guests starting at 8:00am. We had been staying on another part of the island and stayed at this hotel for the night before we flew out - I would highly recommend this hotel for similar trips. The property is close to some restaurants, beach, and the airport.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Feb 24, 2011

Enjoyed breakfast and company

Room was clean, breakfast was good!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Feb 24, 2011

Enjoyed breakfast and company

Room was clean, breakfast was good!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ken the Enchanter
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jun 8, 2010

Kaua'i Inn, Lihue, Kaua'i, HI

First night ever in Hawai'i, stressed from a LONNNGGG flight from Florida. But [...], the front desk clerk, cheerfully waited for us to arrive after closing time, helped us get a delivery dinner, and graciously helped us to the room. The moon was full, and the outline of the mountains magical. The night temperature perfect to leave the windows open for the cooling breeze, and the birdsong at dawn was a delight. Breakfast filled with fresh fruit and pastry. What a wonderful introduction to Hawai'i.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ken the Enchanter
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jun 8, 2010

Kaua'i Inn, Lihue, Kaua'i, HI

First night ever in Hawai'i, stressed from a LONNNGGG flight from Florida. But [...], the front desk clerk, cheerfully waited for us to arrive after closing time, helped us get a delivery dinner, and graciously helped us to the room. The moon was full, and the outline of the mountains magical. The night temperature perfect to leave the windows open for the cooling breeze, and the birdsong at dawn was a delight. Breakfast filled with fresh fruit and pastry. What a wonderful introduction to Hawai'i.

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