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Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1196
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#8 of 10 hotels in Lihue
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Tip Top Motel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Lihue, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Tip Top Motel provide air conditioning.

In addition, Tip Top Motel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Lihue trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Lihue, Tip Top Hotel is located a short distance from Robert's Hawaii (1.6 mi) and Kilohana Plantation Estate (1.6 mi).

While in Lihue be sure to experience local fish and chips favorites at Duke's Kauai, Kalapaki Beach Hut, or JJ's Broiler.

Should time allow, Kauai Museum and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Lihue!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Highchairs available
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Renee H wrote a review Oct 2022
Scarborough, Maine35 contributions3 helpful votes
We stopped at Tip Top Cafe for a late lunch. It was just before they closed and they graciously served us. We shared a tasty fisherman's platter of ahi, shrimp tempura, macaroni salad, and rice. Simple spot with good food.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Lauren M wrote a review Oct 2022
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Motel staff were very friendly and accommodating during our emergency family memorial service this week. Thank you for your kindness Tip Top Motel! We would recommend this motel to anyone on a budget.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Debra G wrote a review Oct 2022
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Homestyle oxtail soup. I loved it- the bowl reminded me of a good Chinese soup. It was simple and clean with bean thread noodles julienned ginger and a clear flavorful oxtail broth. Cilantro and additional ginger were served on the side plus hot rice. We also enjoyed a fried rice moco loco slathered with beef gravy. Cinnamon toast like you'd make at home made for a simple sweet ending. The cafe is no frills... efficient but busy. The midranged Kona coffee and ice water are filled by the waitresses in between taking orders and busing tables. Lots of locals.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is limited but people were parking on the street and politely waiting for the quick turn...
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LBC wrote a review Oct 2022
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I would not recommend staying here. There was black mold all over the bathroom and shower ceiling. I received no response other than a genetic “I hope you enjoyed your stay,” response to the email I sent to management regarding the mold. Please save yourself the trouble and stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Justin U wrote a review Oct 2022
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My girlfriend and I stayed here for a night and had breakfast here the next morning. The room was serviceable. The breakfast was excellent. Fast and friendly service. Loco Moco and Banana Mac Nut Pancakes were fantastic. The coffee was two thumbs up
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AdventureSheSaid wrote a review Sep 2022
Brisbane, Australia241 contributions367 helpful votes
Kauai seemed to be the most expensive of all Hawaiian islands - we literally paid hotel prices for this motel - so it did what is said on the box. This motel is located close to bus stops that travel up and down the island and a couple of kms from the airport. If you're needing to travel and buses aren't your thing or your travel times are earlier than the 5:40am bus travel times, hire a car - ubers and taxis are also super expensive!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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andysue202 wrote a review Aug 2022
Powell, Tennessee63 contributions41 helpful votes
You may not stop here if you were driving by but that would be a mistake. It is definitely worth the stop. The food and service were excellent. Look for the Clock Tower. It seems to be a local favorite. We would definitely come here again for lunch.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tara T wrote a review Jul 2022
Portland, Oregon35 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at the Tip Top motel for five days in June and ate (breakfast) at the restaurant. Centrally located in Lihue, the motel was bare bones, clean, with only a TV and AC. No fridge, micro or coffee maker (Beats staying at a hotel that costs four times as much). The free wi-fi was surprisingly strong due to a router being right in our room! The restaurant, a local favorite, is a few steps away and features local food, including oxtail soup and their world-famous macadamia nut pancakes (Not to be missed!). Recommended if you're on a budget.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We had a corner room on the second floor.
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Lisa L wrote a review Apr 2022
Vancouvefr5 contributions11 helpful votes
We checked in late for our one night stay so office was closed and we could not change the room. We found 3 cockroaches and could only catch one to kill it. The next day we complained to the lady at the counter and she was going to get us help but the Manager did not contact us. We said we are coming back the following week and did not want to if our room then would maybe have an issue. We asked when they spray and if they can assure us our room will be ok. So now we are back here in a different building and again COCKROACHES!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RadDadTravel wrote a review Feb 2022
Bainbridge Island, Washington277 contributions359 helpful votes
The Tip Top Cafe is one of the best spots on Kauai. It isn’t fine dining by any means, but it’s real food, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and it’s worth a visit. It’s one of the best values on the island too. Don’t miss the Oxtail soup. The menu has all of the local favorites, and you can’t really go wrong.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is limited and this is a popular lunch spot for locals, so be prepared to hunt for parking.
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US$193 - US$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery
Which popular attractions are close to Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Nearby attractions include Hilo Hattie (0.2 km), Scotty's Music (0.4 km), and Maui Divers Jewelry (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kauai Pasta Lihue, Tip Top, and The Greenery Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilohana Plantation Estate (2.5 km), Menehune Fish Pond (3.3 km), and Kapaia Suspension Bridge (1.3 km).