I stayed with a friend in #7 (King, no balcony), a room where the windows look out over the front entryway. Even though the walls are thin (as many have said) and we were within feet of the restaurant, the noise level was not objectionable at all. This town goes to bed early! Anyway, the bed was great, the sparse furnishings are nice, Sara at the front desk is very helpful and friendly, and the breakfast is good enough to get me through to poke time! The hotel is just steps from the Dole Park square and all of the city shops and restaurants.
I'm a TV person, but you know what? I didn't miss it one bit. This place is so peaceful. It's great to enjoy the birds singing in the pines.
The only thing that I didn't like was the water pressure in the shower. It will switch from warm to HOT to FREEZING in the space of a few seconds. This is annoying, but that's a 1920s era building for you. It wouldn't cause me to look elsewhere. I hate those big resorts. They cost too much, and they force you into buying everything from a soda on up from them at inflated prices. I guess it's OK if you're there to golf, but otherwise? I'll take Hotel Lāna‘i anytime . . .
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lanai City
- Hotel Lanai Hawaii