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“Avoid the Lani Kai” 3 of 5 stars
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Lani Kai Island Resort Hotel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #37 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Rockford, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Avoid the Lani Kai”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hotel has unprofessional employees, front desk clerk hung up on me when i asked for a name of the manager when the water was shut off during my shower. It is dirty, bad service, over priced, food poor, no or little parking, bed are so bad.. It is a good location if you want to be by time square and by the pier but other than that it is a bad hotel. I paid 85.00 a night and i wouldn't pay another penny- so not worth it. I would wait to go there until all the remodeling is done.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

this place was what i was shooting for when i booked my room. i went in planing to party and was surprised that my room was actually nice and the beach was clean. i really enjoyed the music on the beach and the restaurant upstairs

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Extreme drop in service and experience from many years of visiting.
Parking - told no parking in lot unless handicap or hotel resident and referred across the street. Across the street was full. When I told the parking attendant he said he didn't know and just walked away from me. A main attraction to eating at Lani Kai is the validated parking. No more.

Parking attendant also ashed in top of my handicap grandparents leaning in to talk to them.
4 other tables were occupied at 11. Yet our coffee and mimosas didnt arrive until after finishing our first plate.
Food was standard, nothing special for price point of $17. Unsure if it was any better than the 2.95 breakfast deal in the other half of the resturant.
Centerpieces were dirty and smudged, floor was uneven, and plate had black specks on it.
Would never suggest again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Although staff was friendly and location was great the hotel is extremely run down. In desperate need for remodeling. A/c broken, fridge broken, blinds in room broken, curtains torn, table broken, chair in balcony missing a section/broken. Outlets didn't work, alternate room had strong sewage smell.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet place to stay...Lani Kai is NOT the place. We didnt get to sleep until about 2:30 am thanks to the club and the loud music directly under our bed...which vibrated the bed and the whole room. This went on until 2am. Had I known this fact, I never would have agreed to this place. The sheets and pillow cases were not clean, as there were obvious traces of makeup all over the place, which disgusted us. Thank God we only had to endure this torture one night.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Even after reading all the bad reviews we decided to stay at the resort, and we had a great time. The view was amazing from our room. The beach was so much fun, kept nice and clean and there was a band playing all day which made the beach so much fun. The hotel had an older charm to it, but the room was clean and the bathroom had been renovated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food at the roof top island view restaurant was great and very reasonably priced. We would definitely come back and stay again. Can't beat the location and view for the price. :)

Stayed July 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stay here every time we go to Fort Myers Beach. It's the "place to be" on Fort Myers Beach (as is attested to by the many many boats that park on the sandbar here daily). The beach is a great beach-front hotel, every room faces the gulf, the staff is wonderful, and the party never ends here. The beach is groomed every day here, and the shelling is excellent if you are into that as well. If you are looking for an entertaining trip filled with fun, fun, fun, then be sure to stay here. The food in the restaurants is great and they have excellent happy hour specials, too. The hotel is within walking distance of tons of shopping and other restaurants, making this hotel in the perfect location. If you are looking for rest and relaxation, or if you have small children, this may not be the ideal hotel for you.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lani Kai Island Resort Hotel

Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lani Kai Island Resort Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Lani Kai Island Hotel Fort Myers Beach
Lani Kai Island Motel
Lanai Kai

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