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The West Inn Kauai

2.5 out of 5.0

The West Inn Kauai

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We are a middle-aged couple who stayed three nights in this place. It has a laid back vibe, much like the town in which it is situated. The bed and bathroom were fine. The room had a kitchenette which allowed us to make lunches to take on our various excursions. The hotel had beach towels for us to use, which we appreciated. The light on our patio was not working and this was fixed during our stay. The best feature of this hotel is its location. It is centrally located in Waimea and thus close to Waimea canyon and a meeting point for boat tours of the Napali cost. I would have rated this place higher, except that it did not have housekeeping during our stay and the price was such that I expected housekeeping. So I would suggest this place may be best for shorter term stays.

On a last minute decision me and my husband decided to stay on the west side after graduation as we live in Kapaa to avoid driving home late. I looked online for cheap hotels from Waimea to Koloa found this place realized it’s within walking distance to the school for graduation and thought I don’t care what it looks like as long as we don’t have to drive home. (Thinking it was going to be some shabby place) upon arrival realized it’s not bad..... then upon entering the room I was in shock!! Believe me it was a lot more than I expected it was nice and cozy!!!! I definitely would stay here again actually I can’t wait to come back.

Great location on the island - convenient for touring. Loved being by Lava Lava Club, which has games and fun atmosphere and is also cozy. Pretty location on Kauai. It was great to have a kitchen. Parking spots - great to have, but really tight!

We stayed at the motel for 3 nights. Was really clean, spacious and the owner is really nice. Was quiet but the rooms are poorly soundproofed so i woke up sometimes when someone walked in the room above. Location is amazing, food stores around the corner, street to the kokee park right next to the building. Kauai is very expensive so i guess the price was ok. We had a kitchen which was ok equiped. Was really clean

We stayed a few nights at this hotel and really liked it. I was hesitant at first because of the price and location but it worked out very well. Clean rooms, easy parking, easy walk to the grocery store or restaurants. Since it's right on the main road, you get some noise from the traffic but not bad at all. You're gonna hear chickens because, you know, you're on Kauai. It was a nice change of pace from regular hotel chains. Only 20 rooms so you really felt like they took great care in making each room have good quality amenities, not just cheapo stuff they can get in bulk. I know other reviewers balked at the price for what you get but come on now. You're in Hawaii. Other places charge you parking, resort fees, etc. But this is a really good price for a nice room here. I'd stay here again and would highly recommend.

I was here for business and this hotel was chosen for me. Turns out to be a hidden gem. The manager on site was wonderfully helpful and friendly. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The full kitchen was a nice surprise for a hotel. Only 1 block walk to the ocean, this hotel was ideally located in Waimea.

Room was far nicer than I expected. Hotel is clean, room plenty large, nice balcony. Oskar is awesome.Great access to west beaches (Kekaha, Polihale).AC worked great as well as ceiling fan. Recommend!

Oscar is great. Helpful and wants to please. He is the best part of the experience. Rooms are spacious, recently renovated and the kitchen was surprisingly well equipped. I rented one of the largest spaces and was pleased with the arrangement. Sofas are not that comfortable but the bed was fine. TV worked great with plenty of channels to choose from. WIFI was a little laggy but functional and met my needs. I would not spend my vacation here, but excellent if you are working at Barking Sands. Not many food options around but the Big Save is in walking distance and there are a few decent food stands. Overall, a pleasant experience.

We are SPG members and were upgraded to a huge, brand new room with stunning views. The location and staff we're both great. Just a few minutes by car from restaurants, stores, and hiking. They have several pools which were nice and not crowded when I was there. I had an excellent experience and would definitely recommend staying here!

Great stay- rooms had all the amenities you need including a fridge, coffee maker and AC. Extra shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom which was also very spacious! Oscar has excellent customer service, he even helped our friend start his rental car when it died. Convenient location close to Waimea canyon, best price in the area and again, great customer service. We requested an early check in and they made it happen- no problem. Would recommend this hotel to anyone and would stay again, thanks Oscar!

9690 Kaumualii Highway Waimea HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

The West Inn Kauai places you next to Waimea Bay Beach and within a 5-minute walk of West Kauai Technology and Visitor Center. The 20 rooms at this hotel include lanais, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, a lanai, and a microwave. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

At The West Inn Kauai, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and laundry facilities. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area. Additional amenities include barbecue grills and a picnic area.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 51 reviews