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Kona Kai Motel

1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Bloomfield
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kona Kai for 4 nights in one of their motel rooms in late Jan. 2016. It was spacious with 2 comfortable queen sized beds, chest of drawers, small table/chairs for eating, fridge, microwave, & coffeemaker. large LCD TV. Minimal dishes included 4 small plates (dessert-size), 4 mugs, 4 spoons, 4 large plastic glasses. Bathroom was a good... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though our room was quite small, it was clean and included a microwave and small fridge. The grounds were delightful. When I arrived at my next destination, I realized that I had left behind an item I had purchased on Sanibel Island. When I called the Kona Kai, the lady at the desk was thrilled to hear from me, saying... More 

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Thank ContraRicki
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kona Kai motel is a cute place made up of small rooms and bigger suites, some right next door to each other. As soon as we checked in, the very friendly and helpful Michelle gave us a tour and a few local hints. They offer a washer and dryer room, a big tiki hut with seating to grill out... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As long as you are aware that the rooms are pretty basic and it's quite a long walk to the beach, this place is fine. The lady who does the checkin is very nice. The pool isn't heated so it's probably too cool to use it most of the winter. It's probably the best deal on the island in the... More 

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Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family just spent a few days on Sanibel Island and stayed at the Kona Kai Motel. We could not be more pleased with this nice, cozy, little motel. The grounds are well maintained, great landscaping, the rooms are spacious and clean. The lady that checked us in couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. They have beach chairs, beach... More 

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Naples, FL
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is a great place for the money. It's very cute, safe, and the rooms are comfortable. The front desk is very friendly and they walked us to our room with a flashlight since we were staying near the back. Our room was always quiet even with some workers that were replacing the siding on our unit. The location is... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We spent five nights at Kona Kai Motel on Sanibel Island and could have spent another week there! The motel is on the main street which is very nice and close to restaurants and shops (walking distance to the supermarket and 7-eleven for last minute necessities) and one block to the bike rental (the best way to see the island).... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Overall great short stay! Easy check in and out and easy access to extras, such as towels, beach chairs. Beautiful grounds and spotless room and comfortable bed! Good Main Street location. If want on the beach, this is not it. Bike rental across the street! Was happy with frig and supplies in room. Only complaint is that even for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This place is so good its magical! Pool and tiki area provide island fun just steps out of your room, small details like scattered shells and amazing tropical plants make the landscaping special and unique, and so many beaches and restaurants within a small walk away make this the best vacation spot I've ever been to! If you are considering... More 

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Florida
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

After having stayed at some of the larger resorts on Sanibel Island we were looking for something unique...Kona Kai is it! Our room was adorable, tropical, clean, spacious, beautifully maintained and had a name...Tiki. We had a private porch, little kitchenette with everything you need and a renovated bath with huge walk-in shower. The grounds are lush with landscaping with... More 

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