Kauai Palms Hotel

2 stars
2931 Kalena Street, Lihue, HI 96766
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
9 reviews
Just a good place to stay.

A nice friendly place. Checked in way before the official time. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 23, 2011
Friendly,Cozy,Quiet, centrally located and a great price!

My husband and I enjoyed our 7 day stay at KauaiPalms Hotel in Lihue, Kauai. The Hotel staff was... See full review

  • Jaylynne
  • Apr 3, 2012
Budget-friendly Lihue hotel offers old Hawaii charm and aloha spirit
Restored, remodeled and under new ownership since 2005, Kauai Palms Hotel evokes a retro old Hawaii ambiance delivered with an abundance of aloha spirit -- all within minutes of the airport. Value is the overriding concept here but Kauai Palms Hotel is proof that value and quality are not mutually exclusive. Each of the 28 cozy guest rooms is tastefully decorated with island accents, some with kitchenettes, some with air conditioning, all with ceiling fans and windows that allow for breezy cooling. Free Internet and free parking add to the value.
Highlights
  • Value rates
  • Owned by a Kauai resident  
  • Old-fashioned charm, modern touches
  • Convenient location two miles from the airport
  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms
Location
Lihue is a combination of resort town and small-town Hawaii. There is a championship golf course, enticing resort restaurants and various tour operators are based in town. But there are also parks and small restaurants favored by locals, and Kalapaki Beach is popular with resort guests and locals alike. Lihue is also centrally located for exploring all of Kauai, from Hanalei Bay in the north all the way around to Waimea Canyon and Alakai Swamp in the west and Mount Waialeale, the wettest spot on Earth, in the heart of the island.
Features
Affordable and friendly, Kauai Palms Hotel has a charm to it that many value-priced hotels simply cannot muster, apparent in the plantation-style building and rooms decorated with Hawaiian memorabilia and tropical accents. It is an easy choice for budget-conscious vacationers who do not want to give up evocative island views, in this case of the verdant Haupu Mountain Range. Rates alone make this hotel a deal, but kitchenettes in some units stretch vacation dollars even further. Kauai Palms Hotel rates very high for convenience. Not only is it within two miles of the airport, it is within walking distance of more than a dozen Lihue restaurants. The front desk is staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and there is a morning coffee service in the lobby each day.
Transportation
  • Lihue Airport (2.1 mi/3.3 km)
  • Taxis and other transportation services available
Attractions
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Course (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Kauai Backcountry Adventures (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Menehune Fish Pond (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise (6.4 mi/10.2 km)
  • Haena Beach Park (38 mi/61.1 km)

Hotel Map

21.9709 -159.3659
Area served
Lihue.
Nearby airports
Lihue Airport
Area description
Nestled in Lihue, considered the gateway of the Beautiful Garden Island. Only five minutes from Lihue Airport, the Kauai Palms Hotel is surrounded by many popular, local eating places such as Hamura Saimin and BBQ Inn, a must do for every visitor to Kauai. Only minutes from the Kauai Museum and various shopping complexes, Kauai Palms is ideally situated.
Left at the traffic signal outside of Lihue Airport onto Highway 51. About a mile down, Highway 51 will end at Rice Street, you veer to your right. On Rice Street, you will turn left at the second traffic light onto Kalena Street. Kauai Palms Hotel will be on the right side of the street.

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Kauai Palms Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Standard rooms offers one king bed or two twin beds with refrigerator, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, ceiling fan, color TV, non-smoking rooms, radio.
No charge for children if using existing bedding.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (9)

Ratings and reviews for Kauai Palms Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jaylynne
Business
Calif.
Apr 3, 2012

Friendly,Cozy,Quiet, centrally located and a great price!

My husband and I enjoyed our 7 day stay at KauaiPalms Hotel in Lihue, Kauai. The Hotel staff was very friendly. It was very quiet and cozy. It is very clean and the Hotel is nicely maintained.We liked being centrally located to most of the activities we enjoyed. It is a great price ,if you are on a budget. We highly recommend staying here. Next time we visit, we would choose to stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Jul 24, 2011

Superb customer relations, hotel great

See relatives, scenery etc

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

None

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
East Bay, California
Apr 25, 2011

It's just what I needed!

I spent a very comfortable evening at this hotel before an early flight out of Lihue. I really wanted an inexpensive place to stay near the airport, and this fit the bill perfectly. Plus, the room was comfortable, the front desk attendant was very pleasant and kindly suggested a nearby restaurant for dinner, and even though there seemed to be a lot of people staying that night (including a large-ish group of students), I was never bothered by any noise. The bathroom was a little dated and small, but I prefer vintage, so it really was perfect for me.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Waves and Palms
Business
Austin, TX
Mar 31, 2011

Unusual, but island flavor

Very clean, quaint and had everything we needed -- with a down home island flavor. Everyone was so friendly and happy. Near airport, but hard to find without GPS.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Berkeley, CA
Jan 23, 2011

Just a good place to stay.

A nice friendly place. Checked in way before the official time. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Saimin place on Kress (very close) has very good shaved ice.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tomkati
Business
Munich, Germany
Jan 3, 2011

Stay for one night

Hotel is closed to the airport and the price is good

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

Business

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Review of Kauai Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rachel, Brittain, & Ari
Business
Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 17, 2010

Simple, Pleasant Accomodations

Kauai Palms is a beautiful, small hotel with courteous staff. Our room had louvered windows, perfect for letting the refreshing Hawaiian air into our room all day and night; an A/C is not needed (and not included). The room and bathroom are small, but were perfect for our needs. We traveled with an infant, and we all slept soundly on the king-size bed. There is a fridge and coffee-maker, and a cute little closet. I enjoyed the simplicity of the room. It would have been nice to have a phone in the room - but the staff was more than happy to deliver messages for us, and most people have cell phones so it shouldn't be an issue. The location in Lihue was perfect; we attended church down the street, and also got some used beach gear from the Salvation Army Thrift Store which we re-donated when done with our vacation. We weren't too far from the airport, but just far enough to not have too much noise. Roosters and chickens outside were a bit noisy, but you get used to it after a day or so. Sometimes muffins and donuts were at the office in the morning for a quick grab-and-go breakfast. We were there for a week. All in all, Kauai Palms was a great bargain and a comfortable place to stay; we highly recommend it.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Snorkel Bob's has a great CHEAP deal for a snorkel mask and flippers for a whole week! We saw amazing coral reefs, colorful fish, and sea turtles at multiple beaches, and you only have to walk about 20 feet into the shallow, clear water to catch the action!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SOneill
Business
Greeley, CO
Jun 26, 2010

Not so great

It's a bad sign when the cab driver asks you "Are you sure you'll be happy there?"Surrounding area made me feel like I was in a [*] rather than on vacation.Poor selection of restaurants within walking distance.Owner's cat led us up to our room and then wouldn't leave.Please note that your bed options are two twin beds (not double) or one king (mine was very lumpy).On the positive, the room was clean and there was free coffee in the lobby in the morning. The owners/managers were very nice.I recommend spending about $5 more to stay at the Aston Aloha right on Lydgate Park. It is no farther from the airport, has 2 pools, and you're on Lydgate Park.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ohio
Dec 27, 2009

very basic hotel

we rented this to have a place to go between checking out of a house at 10 am spending the day at the beach and leaving on a 10 pm flight from Lihue. We expected small and basic but this was a tiny room with a teeny bathroom and a poorly functioning air conditioner. The door had a turn latch on it that could be jimmied by anyone trying to get in. The front desk person was friendly. It was fine to have a place to shower and change before a long flight home but we're glad we weren't staying overnight.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

there's a mall and various restaurants nearby

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