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Kauai Palms Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Landed in Lihue late. Hotel manager texted me with instructions to get into our room since the office would be closed. Worked better than expected.

This is not a fancy resort or anything, just a small, quiet, lovely little hotel. Coffee in the lobby in the mornings, room is cleaned everyday, the staff are all so nice! The AC is just a window unit but that cooled the room down plenty! We definitely will be back in the future!

stayed on the ground level room with a nice patio overlooking the pool

Drain cover in shower was missing screw and was loose.

See relatives, scenery etc

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.

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.

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

Hotel is closed to the airport and the price is good

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.

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.

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.

2931 Kalena Street Lihue HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Kauai Palms Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall and Kauai Museum. This 28-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area. Located centrally in Lihue, it's also near Vidinha Stadium and Kukui Grove Shopping Center.


The 28 rooms are recently renovated and have refrigerators and ceiling fans. Guests can expect 18-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Kauai Palms Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-out. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Room (With A/C)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2