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Kona Kai Motel

1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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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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missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff was very nice. The room was nicely done and clean. The beds were comfy. We stayed in the efficiency. My only comment is there isn't a comfy chair to sit in. After a long day the small dinette chairs are hard and I cannot watch tv in bed so that was a little frustrating. I'm glad it was... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights because girlfriend wanted to go shelling for her birthday. It's not on the beach but not far from many beaches either. Hotel staff were great and helpful. Pool was nice. Room was clean. Outdoor grills available. Bed and pillows were really comfy :) Close to restaurants, grocery and shops. I'd do it again.

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Florida
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4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A campy little place in the middle of the island. Nothing fancy or trendy. Rooms look like they are fabricated from manufactured housing but everything was clean and well kept. No daily maid service but bedding and towels are available at the office for the asking. A number of excellent restaurants and a 7-11 are within walking distance. We enjoyed... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I had a great time during our week at the Kona Kai on Sanibel Island! It is a very unique place, not a chain, which we liked. Instead of traditional hotel rooms, there are little bungalows, each with their own little patio and private entrance. The room was very comfy and functional, equipped with a microwave, refrigerator... More 

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Ohio
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38 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was our second stay at the Kona Kai with a lapse of several years between them. My husband and I really enjoy this place and feel it is a great value. Their website doesn't do it justice. The photos are nice but they offer so many amenities not listed on the site. The Kona Kai provides beach towels, chairs,... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

You are on the main strip so there is some car noise and you can hear your neighbors, however this is a fun hotel that was clean, had a great pool, and extremely helpful service. You are a bit away from the beach, but there are bike rentals across the street that are very reasonable and can get you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a great place to stay. They have large efficiency rooms which is centrally located on the island. The room was very clean and nicely appointed. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are will maintained with gas grill to use. The pool is wonderful! I will be back!

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Cass City, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for a place to relax and enjoy the Island, and this is what we found: A wonderful spot with lush tropical plants, a nice room with inside kitchen and grills outside and quiet surroundings with a large pool to launch from daily. We brought a lot of food from Publix off island and bought fish daily from... More 

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Waukesha
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed for a week when the weather was chilly and foggy for several days. Our small efficient room was fine for the days that we were gone all day but found that there wasn't much space to relax in the evenings or to hang out during the rain storms. In retrospect, we might have been more comfortable in a... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is my second stay at Kona Kai....the first experience was was a 2 day stay in 2010, which was OK at best. The place had been let go and things were starting on a downward spiral. BUT, we heard that there was new a new owner and things had changed. Much to my surprise the Cabins were upgraded significantly!... More 

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