We really enjoyed our stay in this historic 1920's era hotel. We had one of the front rooms with a lanai that overlooks the central Dole park and the town that surrounds the park. The lanai was a great place to sit and soak up the beauty of the Cook Island pines out front as we ate the nice continental breakfast provided by the hotel . It's an easy walk for lunch at any of the small "locals" run casual restaurants that ring the park. The Hotel restaurant can be a little noisy but they shut down by 10 pm so we just joined in the fun at the bar. Most of the hotel art is from the local artist Mike Carrol. Check out his stuff and the other local artists right in town.There is also a cultural and historical center in the building next door and the staff there were happy to answer questions. The city is at about 1500 ft.elevation so it can be cool enough in the mornings and evenings that you might want a sweater.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the towering Cook pines is a small country inn with ten plantation-style rooms and a private cottage called Hotel Lanai. It is a historic landmark, built in 1923 by James Dole as lodging for his pineapple plantation executives. Inside Hotel Lanai is a beautiful restaurant and bar, the Lanai City Grille, with award-winning cuisine. Tourists can relax in the cool breezes, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and appreciate affordable accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lanai City
- Hotel Lanai Hawaii