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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

This place is disgusting. . Never stayed at a hotel this gross. This is a party hotel, so if you want to stay in a room that smells like vomit & dried semen, then the Lani Kai is the place for you. Don't forget to bring the kids, they can laugh at all the drunks on the beach in front...

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7Thank William B
Corunna, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We LOVE the Lani Kai. Its not a high class hotel but its so much fun there. The staff is awesome!!! Very friendly!!! Their food is awesome also. They make great drinks and its the hot spot to be. We have stayed there now a few times and enjoy every minute of it. If you like to have fun and...

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2Thank Holly O
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This hotel looked pretty decent by looking at the photos, but we got here and it was a party hole. Ok let me start this out like a normal human being. Upon arriving at the hotel, there was no parking ( Gave the spaces away to non-Guest ) and nobody had a single clue where the lobby was. After about...

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7Thank Jadyn G
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

We arrived late our first night. The staff were wonderful! This is an older hotel with ALL the charm that brings! We spent 3 nights there and it was great. The hotel food was superb and very reasonably priced. There is a constant stream of parting going on at various venues during the day which allowed for entertainment for all...

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3Thank Robin E
Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This place is a dump. Don't be fooled by the pictures. This place looks rough from the outside and only gets worse as you enter for check in. The property is dirty, noisy and in desperate need of an upgrade. Staff at check in desk looked like they belonged outside a tattoo parlor.

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7Thank Dennis J
Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Upon entering the establishment you can see how run down and neglected the property is. Now mind you we are not very fussy people but the air conditioning units are so old and loud you can hardly hear each other talk. Not to mention mold on the bottom of the draw curtains by the balcony. The 2 maintenance guys were...

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7Thank Cheryl W
Upstate SC
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I wanted to start out making sure it is known that I didn't stay the night here, so I don't know about the rooms. I DO know this is the place on the island where everybody goes to party. If you're going to vacation with a family (younger kids), do not stay here! Even just getting ready for the wedding...

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2Thank rc5695
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Ok place! It was definitly great being on the beach, but the accomadations were just ok. No wi fi in the room, had to go to the office/lobby to do any emails. Price was right, so would probably go back. Location was close to the Time Square on the beach that had shops and restaurants. Location was great!

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Thank VLM1966
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 April 2014

DIRTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have stayed here only once before, and we though it was a good deal. Let me just tell you, it is not worth it. Check in: Actually we had a girl that was kind-of nice, which was a change from the first time when the lady was incredibly rude with no reason to be...I was too sick to...

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7Thank wrj0219
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I just returned from the Lani Kai two days and let me start off by saying I had read reviews prior so I knew what I was getting into. Having only planned this trip a month in advance and not wanting to spend $300 or $400 a night, this was pretty much the only option and honestly, I still feel...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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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Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: $193 - $507 (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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