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Blaine Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have visited Lanai before but this was our first time staying at Hotel Lanai. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage was cozy and comfortable. We ate dinner at the restaurant on the patio which is a beautiful setting and the food was excellent. We will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Thank OnVacation_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is quaint with very well manicured grounds. The staff are helpful and will go the extra mile to help out. For a place that was built in the 1940's it faired well after a surface remodel. The room is clean, simple but Nicky decorative and a comfortable bed. Mini fridge, ice chest, wind glasses and ice bucket are...

1Thank Wayne Y
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The room was adequate, yet outdated in many respects. The staff was very friendly. It is right in the heart of Lanai City within walking distance of stores, but everything in Lanai City is within walking distance. I guess we could have stayed in one of Mr. Ellison's $1500 - $3500 per night rooms instead. :-)

Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Hotel Lanai is a special place if you like historic places to stay. It is small but very charming. Rooms vary in size and we had one of the smallest but the bed was comfortable and place was clean. Only criticism is that there is no furniture on the front porch and no lobby. Dining tables and chairs take up...

1Thank Gail050
Elk Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed for the 3rd time in room 11, the cottage. First thing we noticed, no Hawaiian quilt on the bed, in room snacks for purchase along with cold beverages in the fridge. Ok things change, no big deal. Next up, no furniture on the shared porch. Breakfast, such as it is, is now served off the small bar in...

1Thank BrightonBill
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 9 November 2016

As long as you're not looking for anything over the top extravagant, then this hotel is perfectly small. We had a fabulous time with the live band Friday night, close proximity to town center and Dole Park, and simple, included breakfast buffet. Service was great. We stayed in the cottage, and it was amazing. Highly recommend booking that room if...

Thank Michelle B
San Jose, California
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a sense of the community, this is the place to be on a Friday night. Good food; great service pleasant wine selection; great music. Lanaians preferred hotspot on a Friday night. Pretty laid back place for good times!

Thank ECSumi
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My girlfriend and I loved this hotel! Beds were comfy, staff was friendly, and the restaurant was amazing! Best truffle fries ever! We only stayed one night but would definitely recommend and stay again.

1Thank Dawn S
Newport Beach, CA
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you are looking for the glitz or luxury of the Four Seasons, this is not the place for you. But if you prefer a more low key, comfortable,quaint historical place for way less money, this is the place for you. It's up in the pines of Lanai City and was very comfortable, a short walk into town, and it...

1Thank plumeria54
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, nice live music, friendly attentive service, wonderful atmosphere...what more could one want? We really enjoyed our dinner. The prices are a little high but it is an upscale place. I had the grilled vegetables and they were very tasty.

1Thank yolanda r

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Lanai

Address: 828 Lanai Avenue, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
Region: United States > Hawaii > Lanai > Lanai City
Price Range: ₹ 8,806 - ₹ 13,585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Lanai 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hotel Lanai City
Hotel Lanai Lanai City
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We definitely recommend the cottage room 11”
 of 5 bubbles OnVacation_10, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a cottage”
 of 5 bubbles EddieLTravels, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an end room with a porch.”
 of 5 bubbles Gail050, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book the cottage, room 11, if available.”
 of 5 bubbles BrightonBill, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Love the cottage's off-to-the-side location and extra indoor and outdoor space”
 of 5 bubbles michellebK9752AR, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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