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Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the worst place to stay .. music shakes through the walls till 2 am . They rent to kids 21 .. Its a big party hotel .. Don't expect to sleep at all ! I would not bring my family ! I need a vacation from the vacation ! Huge waste of money !!!! The view is beautiful...

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

We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your stay. It is our spring break time of year, so things are more lively than usual. We do pride ourselves on being a spring break destination. If you would like to discuss your problems further, please contact me directly at (239) 463-3111 or bethany@thelanikai.com Thank you.

Newtown, PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Does Ft Myers Beach have any building code standards for beach hotels? If so everyone of them seems to have been violated here. This is skank central for horny college kids on a budget looking to party. The hotel looks decrepid upon first sight and confirmed with a local elevator ride to the rooftop bar/restaurant. I did not feel like...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the Lani Kai to escape the IL winter and celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We enjoyed every minute there. The room was clean, and our private balcony had an awesome view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico, sunsets were amazing! The beach area was clean, and the location was perfect. All the food and drinks...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are truly happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back again as well!

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since moving to the beach in 1990, I have heard much about and seen a lot at the Lani Kai. I usually respond that I love the Kai for what the Kai is. Especially in a time when people don’t go out dancing, it is so fun to late night shake it and people watch in a big chair with...

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

Lovie, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your experience throughout the Shrimp Festival. Unfortunately, we do have policies in place regarding our bartenders. The managers were alerted and a response was given. We hope you will come back to our hotel at another time!

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't ever stay here. Crazy loud all the time. I was almost attacked in parking lot by Mexican gang members. Syringe on the beach near the bar. Drugs everywhere. Underage drinking. It is simply not safe. Just about everywhere else on the beach is nice. One of the scariest places I have ever stayed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a place to rest, nice ocean view from the balcony is all you're going to get, loud music with bass shaking the walls til 2am. We were woken up a few times after 2 am by loud and obnoxious party goers. The studio wasnt to bad but it had uncomfortable beds, VERY low shower pressure and noisy ac. The...

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

Leandro, We are so sorry you had a bad experience at our property. We do pride ourselves on our music and liveliness of the hotel. We do recommend to request a room on our quieter side if you prefer that.

Baltimore, MD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here while visiting family. We arrived not know what to expect reading other reviews so this is our take. The outside of the hotel is a bit dated/quirky with all the paintings but it adds to the charm. The rooms were very clean and OCEANFRONT! We had a small kitchenette which is nice if you...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are so happy you enjoyed with us and we look forward to having you again!

Cheviot, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first two times I stayed there I liked it. But this time, they overbooked the hotel and put us in a different room. Instead of accomodating us, they kick us out at 11am, make us pack up and put luggage in storage until they could get us a room at 3! We had no access to a room or...

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

I am so sorry about the overbooking we had. We tried our best to accommodate you. When we have to store luggage, we do put it in a place that is accessible to you, so we could have happily taken care of that issue. The $50 was a deposit for incidentals that falls back onto your card after check out....

North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lani Kai is a great place for food, drink and view. they have a great Happy hour including discounted food. Also serve a wonderful breakfast. The prices are very reasonable. Great Beach. Love going to the top floor with the gliders.

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here while friend were getting married at the Pink Shell. We saved money by staying here. It's no RItz but it's always a good party and the staff is very friendly. The bed was very comfortable. The Hotel itself needs some updating but it's still a decent place to stay and in the middle of everything on the beach!

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy we could accommodate you during this incredible time of your life! We hope you will visit us again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $188 - $468 (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
Lani Kai Island Resort Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
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“I would get a room with a view if you brave staying here”
 of 5 bubbles slpate, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pricey during busy season, but that can be expected in that area.”
 of 5 bubbles carlhL532WG, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go to the second floor, turn around, go back to lobby, leave this dump and go anywhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles robertsQ9502EW, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from main elevators and you'll have a little more privacy/quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles qkgetaway, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all the rooms are pretty much the same; none are really quiet since the music was loud downstairs. Beds are not that comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Cindygoestolondon, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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