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Kona Kai Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #12 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
liltynah Merritt Island, Florida
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time to Sanibel Island and I was very impressed with this quaint little hide-a-way!!! In need of private time to reflect and just get-a-way, this treasure allowed exactly that. Tucked away, private, comfortable and clean. Loved every minute of my stay and I will be back. Also, the staff (Grace, Erica and Christine) were so accommodating... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I really enjoyed the Kona Kai. The owners are wonderful, the room was spotless and the beds comfortable. We enjoyed the pool and the loungers and the many thoughtful touches that the owners have thought of to make things comfortable. We liked the location as we were easily able to walk to restaurants and bike and drive... More

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Montgomery, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 4 days and really enjoyed it here. It's centrally located. You can walk to restaurants and to go rent bikes. Room was very clean. Staff was very friendly. Free wif-fi. You cannot walk to beach from here - but that was ok with us. We would stay here again.

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Milwaukee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't vouch for the state of the Kona Kai but I can tell you that the owners are really wonderful based on an experience I recently had. My daughter was married April 5, 2014 and some of the groomsmen stayed at the Kona Kai. The night before the wedding the groom wanted to stay on a roll away bed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Sanibel and having made reservations late in the trip, we found the Kona Kai to be a perfect location. The room was immaculate, grounds kept in excellent condition and very helpful staff. We were able to bike all over the island and explore while also being close to excellent restaurants.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel has been thoughtfully upgraded and the rooms are all super-clean and lovely. We stayed in a motel room for one night after a week at an overpriced condo and I would go back to the Kona Kai for sure. It is on a main road but it is cleverly landscaped with palms, fountains, and twinkling lights. Very peaceful!... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Kona Kai in March. The woman managing the hotel could not have been more helpful. She gave us good restaurant suggestions and recommended that we take the Shuttle tour of the Ding Darling Reserve. We are so glad we followed her suggestions. She also gave us tips for where to go to see a... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a very nice time during our stay at the Kona Kai. It is a very nice smaller hotel on Sanibel Island with a very personal and friendly staff. We really appreciated the extra offerings they have available, like beach chairs and sea shell buckets and nets to borrow. There is some nice outdoor seating available throughout the common... More

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I kind of stumbled in to Sanibel out of curiosity. Kona Kai was the first place we checked out, and that's where we stayed for several days. It's not fancy, but it is very clean and comfortable. And friendly! Rented bikes across the street and shopped the local grocery stores. We'd highly recommend staying there.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a no frills motel in a very nice setting which you can enjoy if you understand certain limitations. We had the Tiki room which is a free standing cottage in the back of the property (quiet). The room was spacious, clean, well furnished with small fridge, microwave, hot plates, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. Tiny bathroom with shower. The... More

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Also Known As:
Kona Kai Hotel Sanibel Island
Kona Kai Hotel
Kona Kai Sanibel Island
Address: 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Kai Motel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our inn borders the Sanibel river for our guests who love to fish or kayak. We are located directly on the bike path and are close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 
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