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Lani Kai Island Resort
Ranked #43 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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“Not a family Resort”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

As soon as I arrived there was a fight and the police were called. I was freakin out! The room was ok but the people were just plain ghetto. In the middle of the night loud music and people screaming. At 2:30am an altercation between someone trying to sleep and a drunk. Profanity left and right. I had it and called in to check out the next morning . Luckily they refunded me my second night. This is not a place for kids even though they have a cute park. The good thing is the location.

Stayed January 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This place was good. Gulf view from the room. A little out dated but clean. Price was right. Would defiantly stay again. Was able to get a room on New Year's Day without a reservation. Just walked in and waited a hour for our room to be cleaned. People were very friendly.

Stayed January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

When I first walked in I kinda felt like I was at a haunted house at an amusement park..Its kinda a weird atmosphere. Yet its right on the beach with a tiki like atmosphere.. It was cool. They had live music and right on the beach.. It wouldn't be my first choice on Fort Myers beach, but I'd come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Let me say this: I've stayed in amazing 5 star hotels, and not so great hotels. The Lani Kai, though not 5 stars, is predictable fun. Rooms are adequate, all with balconies and beach views. Yes, the property is dated, but for location and price, it's fine. The staff is consistently kind, and each year they seem to have the same smiling faces working. The views are amazing, the drinks are cheap, and there's fun music playing during the day.
I've also stayed the the Diamonhead and the Edison Beach house. Those rooms are obviously much nicer (and, appropriately more expensive), but I don't see the patrons there having anymore fun. If you need to dress to impress, grab a beach room here and then go to the Bayfront Bistro for dinner.
The Windsport people here are the best as well, and will make sure you have a great time parasailing, jet skiing, etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Love it here! Best view 5th floor. We could see everything from our balcony. They have lots if entertainment, limbo, hoopla hoop contests, corn hole, water ballon tosses, live music. A party paradise. My boyfriend held out a pretzel rod and one of the sea gulls came and took it, funniest thing ever and I have it on tape, will be posting on utube ASAP.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Lani Kai is not for everyone but most people would enjoy a stay here because it is right on the beach. It seems to cater to a younger crowd, although I have seen all ages coming and going. If you are into karaoke Susie Badge does a wonderful job of getting everyone involved on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 to 9. Everyone can feel like a star for a few minutes. Come in check it out, even if you would rather just watch others you may be surprised at the talent here.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

What can I say. If you want a five star hotel do not stay here but if you want a fun place with the room any balcony that has the use of the ocean then you will like this place. It seems to be a popular place with the young college crowd so I wouldn't recommend going on a spring break weekends. We've been there twice now on regular weekends and it has been fine. My wife is a snot bag and she thinks this place is not that nice because of the tacky pictures on the walls and the party atmosphere but I think it is fun and a good deal for the money

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lani Kai Island Resort

Property: Lani Kai Island Resort
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:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lani Kai Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*Lani Kai Island Resort* - Beachfront Resort on Fort Myers Beach This oceanfront, family-owned resort is located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Features include 3 beach-view restaurants, 7 beach bars with specialty tropical cocktails, full resort amenities, live entertainment 365 and more! Our rooms are recently renovated and include bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, makeup removal towels and more! Each room has a beachfront balcony to enjoy the mornings and sunsets and include a coffee maker and fridge to keep your mug warm and drinks cold. Free high speed wi-fi, private beachfront balconies, flat-screen televisions with full cable broadcasting, an outdoor pool right by the Gulf of Mexico, beach chairs & umbrellas, Jet Skis, Dolphin Tours, Parasailing, and more! Experience excellent service from our 24-hour front desk staff, refresh your wardrobe in our laundry facilities, and keep values safe in the safe deposit box. *The Bay Inn at the Lani Kai* - Inn on the Fort Myers Beach Bay Situated on Fort Myers Beach bay, The Bay Inn at the Lani Kai includes access to all resort amenities at Lani Kai Island Resort, which includes 400 feet of beach access, a heated pool, and nightlife entertainment. The inn features a dock for fishing and wildlife viewing. A microwave, refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities are included in every guestroom, and a seating area with a sofa bed is provided. Guests can stay connected with our high speed WiFi for free, and can relax with beautiful views while enjoying our flat screen TVs with cable. Suites offer full kitchens and more space for extended stays and larger parties, or enjoy the extra room all for you! The 24-hour front desk is located at the Lani Kai Island Resort while The Bay Inn at the Lani Kai includes free parking for 1 vehicle. *Lani Kai Attractions* - Fun in the Sun! Beautiful white sand beaches and the soothing warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Fort Myers Beach, there is always something to keep you busy at the Lani Kai! The Fort Myers trolley stops directly at the Lani Kai Resort throughout the day. Using the local trolley service, guests can explore Fort Myers Beach’s Island, and Lover's Key State Park which is a 12 minute drive away. We have talented performers and entertainers to dance & sing along to. Limbo, water balloon toss, and dance offs daily with special prizes for winners! Public events for everyone, private events for parties/businesses and destination weddings means daily events and weekly specials all year! No visit to the Lani Kai is complete without some outdoor adventure. Try out a wave runner or fly high over the Gulf of Mexico with panoramic views behind a parasail boat. Glide through the water on a 2-hour guided jet-ski dolphin tour. Feel the wind through your hair or capture images of this beautiful tropical island. For the beach bunny in you that doesn’t want to move out of your chair while enjoying the beautiful sea breezes, we have a fantastic wait staff that brings your cocktails right to your chair! We won’t let you go thirsty at the Lani. Explore classic beach styles in quaint boutique gift stores lining the beach and have fun shopping for all your vacation souvenirs! We have a beach side playground area for kids to play as parents enjoy an amazing view of the Gulf. Beach games and the pool keep kids happy. *Beachfront Restaurants & Snacks* Food is Lani Kai’s forte with top rated restaurants ranging from casual beachside patio Sabal Palm Beach Bar & Grille, to our two rooftop restaurants including Sun Deck Restaurant with legendary “Glider Lounge” and Island View Restaurants infamous seafood and Italian fusion food fare. All restaurants have happy hour 7 days a week as well as unique daily specials to keep bringing both guests and local restaurant patrons back for more! With validated parking for every customer, you can park on the beach for FREE while enjoying your favorite plate overlooking Fort Myers Beach! *Live Entertainment 365 Days A Year* Fort Myers Beach’s best Entertainment on the island is found only at the Lani Kai. Keep jamming at our beach stage with island tunes and into the night at Club Ohana with live entertainment 7 days a week. From Dueling DJs, Live Bands and special guests appearances from national acts and celebrities through out 6 different bars and lounges, Lani Kai are always up to something! *Paradise Weddings and Private Events* Experience a magical Destination Wedding on Fort Myers Beach. Lani Kai provides all types of wedding services from rehearsals to full on ceremonies and wedding receptions. We have everything covered from rooms, food, decor and more! Our wonderful wedding planning staff is ready to assist your every need and is happy to assist brides and grooms with all the support they need so that their special day is perfect. Plan your next event at Lani Kai from birthdays through corporate events. Birthday parties, religious holidays, private parties, non-profit events, fundraisers, award ceremonies and more! Ranging from small gatherings to full restaurant's service, our event venue flexibility is what makes planning an event at Lani Kai fun! Choose your size, food selection, location and we will take care of the rest! *Convenient Location* Fort Myers Beach Times Square and Pier is 550 m from the property. Naples is 38 km from The Bay Inn at the Lani Kai, while Sanibel is 7 km away. Southwest Florida International Airport is only 13 Miles (22 km) from the property. Thanks for being here! ... more   less 
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