Check-out ends at: 11:00
2931 Kalena St, Lihue, HI 96766, USA - Lihue, Hawaii - U.S - 96766
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Reviewed 11 january, 2023
In the middle of d/town Lihue. Cosy but EXPENSIVE. Our one night stay was in a very,very small room costing over $200USD a night Dec 29 2022. We were here 1 night prior to our check in at our other resort. Free coffee in the mornig, very good. Ron gave us a 2 hour history of Kauai and Hawaii.
Reviewed 6 january, 2023
Happy accident or “meant to be?” We were booked at an AirBnB in Princeville for my son’s 18th birthday trip. The Southwest operations failure of late December caused us to miss those dates/stay and come 5 days later. I happened on the Kauai Palms on Priceline, somewhat skeptical about location but booked on good faith. We were booked to stay Tuesday- Thursday but realizing once we arrived on Kauai Sunday that the location was perfect for home base as we explored the gorgeous Garden Isle, we ventured to extend our stay. Ron, the manager and Mango the cat greeted us at the office and made us feel at home, first in a cottage then to a room for the remainder of our stay. Local food recommendations and well researched manager’s “talk story” and artifacts of HI history add to the experience and charm. In my opinion, so much better than a bland, cookie cutter “resort.” The area is lovely to walk around (county Building decorated with Christmas lights and building murals)…opportunities to support local business always a plus. Cats and chickens add to the local feel. We were able to reach all our destinations within 2 hours of the hotel and head out ready and refreshed each day.
To experience Kauai, talk story
Reviewed 1 january, 2023
Kauai Palms hotel was a great stop, the rooms are cosy, yet provide enough space and comfort. The place was very clean and it had all basic utilities. However the biggest reason to stay if you want to immerse in Hawai'i, is Ron - the general manager. Ron is a treasure trove of Hawaiian history and culture. He is a kind, fun and humble man with a passion for sharing the story of the islands. He showed us what true aloha means! A wonderful storyteller, he spent many hours with us enriching our impressions with stories of the beautiful Hawai'i, the history which uncovers so much more to this incredible place, the centuries long balance between the land and the people. We came back to hear more every evening and saw and loved the island from a deeper perspective than most. He's one of the people we'll always remember from our long trip - and we are so grateful to have been his guests! We sincerely hope to meet again in the future and Kauai Palms will be our first stop back on the Garden isle! Mahalo nui loa, Ron!
Even Ron, the historian has to submit to roosters
Reviewed 10 december, 2022
5 stars: This star rating applies to Ron, the property manager. He really cares about the history and culture of Kauai. Please ask for him at the front desk to understand how the island came to be. Understanding the local context and stories helped us make sense of what we saw and even discovered a few non touristy gems that we would have missed otherwise. The tour is free and Ron is entertaining. Even if you dont care about the history, enjoy his jokes. 3 stars: This star rating applies to the property itself. Pre check in - smooth and fast communication regarding reservation change requests Checkin - smooth and easy, the person checking me in was courteous, if not friendly. Stay - we asked for cleaning service around halfway through the stay, the floors were still dirty (perhaps they lacked cleaning staff), toilets were clean though, bed was made. Roosters in the morning is a problem for light sleepers. Kauai is ruled by roosters, so submit to their sleep schedule. Perhaps the property can find ways to deter roosters in the property compound Parking - first come, first serve - wasn't a problem (extra parking is inside the compound) Checkout - There is a dropbox. The person checking me out was downright rude in making her request to have me drop the keys in there. Overall - Id stay here again, just for Ron!
Reviewed 1 december, 2022
I would like to give this Hotel a good review as they staff were very good in answering questions prior to our stay. Unfortunately, the room wasn't great. I booked this hotel as it was close to the airport and we were arriving very late and needed somewhere for just one evening before picking up the rentalcar. The room was clean but very small the air conditioner was extremely loud so couldn't have it on, the beds weren't all that comfortable, although there were coffee cups in the room, there wasn't any coffee, roosters, which are common on the island, sounded like they were right outside the door Would I stay here again....no.