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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The only reason this place is still in business is because of the location right on the beach. It is dirty, loud, horribly decorated, cheaply furnished. I am quite sure the family that owns it could not give a dang what kind of shape it is in as long as they keep renting out the rooms.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From beginning to end our stay was great. Check in was easy, we got there early but they went ahead and gave us our parking pass so we could go on and enjoy the beach. Both rooftop restaurants serve great food. You're in walking distance to everything from the Lani Kai. Every staff member we met were cheerful and happy...

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Thank Justin H
Augusta, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken many friends here for a drink and Hors d'oeuvres at this rooftop restaurant in Fort Myers Beach. Not for the feint of heart, but the view is worth the antics of the eclectic customer base. Hint: ask to sit in the far end Gazebo.

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Thank Daniel G
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this colorful loud bright place with its murals and seafood restaurant on the roof. My boyfriend had arranged for rose petals, chocolate, and champagne to be ready for me upon arrival, and it was well done. The room was clean, and I loved the balcony view of the beach. If you are looking for a quirky busy place...

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Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review of our property! We tried to make it the best experience for you and your boyfriend! We hope that you stay with us next time you're in the area!

Chicago, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to sleep at night this is not the place to come. There is a beach bar that plays music until at least 1:30 in the morning and the patrons have no respect for those that went to bed at a normal time. I felt like I was in a hotel on Bourbon Street! The rooms have been...

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Thank Ann R
Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Ann, We are so sorry to hear you were not fully pleased with your stay. If you would like to discuss this issue further, please feel free to contact me at (239) 463-3111 or by email at bethany@thelanikai.com.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions were of a tatty hotel hand painted murals on outside of buildings walls,lucky to get a parking spot, lobby was in the process of being refurbished. Room was ok a bit outdated but a nice view of the gulf, then the music started in the bar we couldn't speak to each other without shouting.so we moved room which...

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Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Mr. Thomas, I am so sorry that you had these problems with your roof leaking. I spoke to you at the front desk and I would be more than happy to speak with you again to resolve this issue. Please feel free to contact me directly at (239) 463-3111 or bethany@thelanikai.com.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a hotel for everyone. It is more adult and party oriented. Staff is great, food is good. Rooms are clean and okay. Can be loud and boisterous . Access to beach is very good and beach is good for walking, running sunning and beach activities. Would not bring children.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews are spot on. The room s are big, the beds are nice and comfy, the view is spectacular, the staff is excellent. On the con side the noise from the downstairs bar to very late hours and a very noisy AC. We had to ask for a room change, first floor and especially nr 120 is just impossible,...

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Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so sorry there was so much trouble with the noise, but I was very happy to assist you in moving to the quieter side of our hotel! We look forward to having you stay with us again!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we checked in we were told our room would be ready in 30 minutes but it took 3 hours. We had asked for a rollaway but never got it but was charged for it, had to ask them to remove the extra charge. It was not the cleanest room either, great balcony & even better view but that's really...

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Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Denice, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so sorry about the noise. We are glad you enjoyed the view from your room and the restaurant!! We hope next time you visit the area you will stay with us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stay right on the beach...sunsets are amazing! Highly recommend this place. They have live music all the time...staff very accommodating. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Price is right !

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Bethany S, Manager at Lani Kai Island Resort, responded to this review

Ronald, Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Lani Kai Island Resort

Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: ₹ 10,237 - ₹ 23,067 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lani Kai Island Resort 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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#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
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“If you want a bit more quiet, choose the rooms furthest from the elevator lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles BlueGreenMarie, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“top floors on the right of the building if you are looking from the beach, the bar is on the ground level on the left.”
 of 5 bubbles annr114, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No quiet rooms anywhere.......”
 of 5 bubbles stephentC5924DA, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No idea if there are quieter rooms - would check first”
 of 5 bubbles w0rldtravel37, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“don't take any room numbered 116-121”
 of 5 bubbles cindog, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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