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“Great old plantation hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lanai
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   828 Lanai Avenue, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mercer Island, Washington
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great old plantation hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Lana'i City Hotel last week, mostly to see what the Island was like. The Hotel is old, but very well maintained. The rooms are small, but very comfortable, although the beds are only doubles and do need to be replaced. The staff are extremely pleasant and very accommodating. Get a lanai room, with a nice view through the Cooke Pines across the City. No ocean views (Lana'i City is about 1400' elevation and cool in the evenings). Well worth your time and with far more charm than the two nearby Four Seasons Resorts. Be sure to have dinner at the Grill within the Hotel. Only open Wed to Sun, but excellent food and atmosphere.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, MT
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Very quiet small hotel on Lana'i. Not alot to do, so come prepared with a book or golf clubs. A shuttle will drive you between the three hotels, but if you want to explore any further you will need to rent a vehicle. They are hard to come by, so make your reservation early.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Recently traveled with my class to experience the the hotels and local community of Lana'i. By far I was most suprised with the people of Hotel Lana'i. They went above and beyond to make us feel comforatable and provided us with an amazing experience. Amazing food and awsome chocholate banana smoothie from the cheft. She was amazing. The manager was the best! Hard working and passionate about his job. When in Lana'i this is a place you must go! Youll get more than you pay for.
-Heald College

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at Hotel Lanai. The staff is incredible. You feel the presence of Aloha immediately upon entering. I would recommend requesting the cottage. It's totally private, beautifully decorated with brand new flooring, upgrated bathrooms, great bed and everything is immaculate. If you're looking for a place that has it all at a very affordable price, this is it.! Can't say enough about it. Honestly, It's an upgraded version of an Ernest Hemmingway novel.

A well run, affordably priced, amazing place to stay. Could not be happier with our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Hawaii's hidden gem is definitely Hotel Lana'i! If you seek the hospitality of a bed and breakfast with the amenities of a major resort - look no further than Hotel Lana'i. The Lana'i City Grille boasts the best culinary venue in the island featuring a diverse menu while sticking to the culture of the island. Mike, Michelle, Mary Lou and the entire staff see to it that your every need is taken care of whether it be a family dinner, a romantic date, or a day at the beach, be sure to stop by the Hotel Lana'i. 5 star treatment...none the less!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Hidden in the pines of a lesser traveled island. The staff were accommodating and helpful. The hotel was clean and modern. I recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway at affordable price. The restaurant has a fantastic, diverse and tasty menu. MaryLou at the bar was friendly and had great vacation tips for the island.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The hotel staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Restaurant is beautiful and the food was phenomenal. Would come here again for sure! The hotel is clean and inviting. The atmosphere of the island is laid back and carefree. The area is small town friendly. The locals all wave and are welcoming.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 828 Lanai Avenue, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
Location: United States > Hawaii > Lanai > Lanai City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Lanai City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Lanai 1*
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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