Kauai Inn ★★

4 /5
Overall score
92%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.6
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Overview

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.

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.

Property 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.

Highlights

  • Laid-back charm
  • Budget-friendly
  • Proximity to surfing and other water sports
  • Less than four miles from the airport

Nearby 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)

Transportation

  • Lihue Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Taxis and other transportation available

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Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

92% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.4/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 3.8/5
  • Value: 4.6/5

Quiet getaway

Would recommend Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Conviently close to airport but tucked away in quiet rural setting. Minutes away from Kalapaki bay&restaurants so you can avoid the traffic.Staff are very helpful.

Attractions

Park at the seawall. Swim at Kalapaki Bay. Bring your own towel.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Decent place to stay

Would recommend Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Old place. Not one of the new swanky hotels.But still good to stay. One of the members of the front desk was very knowledgeable about places to see and things to do. This place is close to the airport, so its a bit of a drive to the touristy places.

| SAN JOSE Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

visit my son in Lihue

Would recommend Mon, Sep 29, 2014
For me this was a perfect size resort. It was very clean,beds comfortable,location close to Harbor,stores ,restaurants.Beautiful well kept grounds and I was by myself, I felt safe.Pool area was not your high end resort but extremely nice and relaxing. All staff I met were pleasant and always helpful. I definitly stay there next time.

Attractions

All water sports ,diving ,fishing, excursions were 2 miles along w/shops and restaurants ,beach.

| N.Ridgeville,Ohio Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A quiet hotel that feels like a family

Would recommend Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Exactly what I was hoping for. Now I know where to stay on Kauai. It is not on the beach (I didn't want to be on the beach) but it is convenient to anything you want to do. The staff is awesome. Great service and very friendly.

Dining

Eat at Dani's or the Kalapaki Beah hut If you go out to Kapaa, eat at the Ono Family Restaurant

| Baltimore Maryland Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Positive Vibes

Would recommend Mon, Jun 23, 2014
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.

Dining

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

| Seattle, Washington Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Homespun

Would recommend Sun, May 18, 2014
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.

Attractions

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

| Anchorage Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good spot

Would recommend Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Good for weekend getaway; near food and airport cant beat that

Dining

Duke's

| Honolulu Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

A few problems

Would recommend Sun, Jan 26, 2014
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.

| Honolulu Business

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great refuge

Would recommend Sat, Jan 25, 2014
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.

| Washington state Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location and views

Would recommend Mon, Feb 11, 2013
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.

| Sacramento, CA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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.