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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2010

The Kona Kai Motel allowed us to stay two nights on the island that we love. What more can you want - our own entrance to our room with personal parking spot. This is the place to stay if you want a place to stay in and spend all day out discovering the island. We took our bikes with us... More 

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New Jersey
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2010

Reasonably priced by Sanibel standards, friendly service, secluded tropical feel. For those for whom value matters more than luxury.

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South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2009

We chose the Kona Kai strictly on price as it was WAY cheaper than anything else we could find on Sanibel over Christmas. It was just $220 a night for a suite with 2 queens and 2 twins (that make up the livingroom couch) and kitchenette. iT SUITED OUR FAMILY OF 5 PERFECTLY! This is not luxury accomidations, but our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2009

Worst Motel I have ever stayed at! We needed a place to stay for one night before getting our condo for the remainder of our holiday on Sanibel Island. I found the Kona Kai online and called to make a reservation. That was the only pleasant part of my experience. Once we arrived, we were shocked at how dirty the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2009

Our family stayed at the Kona Kai during spring break last March. Kona Kai is locally owned and staying there is very different from staying in a condo or hotel. You will get to know the manager, who can be very helpful for recommending sites to see, beach access, restaurants, etc., as well as the owner. Your fellow guests may... More 

3 Thank sbinkc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2009

This was our 3rd and last stay at Kona Kai. Our first experience was before the 2004 hurricanes. Our second was in 2005. Our third and last was 1 week ago. Upon arriving and check-in we found our room nice and cool, but it took no time for that to change. We found the television's cable unplugged. The cable guy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2009

We found and booked this resort thanks to Tripadvisor and thanks to the pics takne from another guest! We saw that they were able to meet rackoons and we asked for suggestions! We were told to take the motel rooms near the Olde Sanibel River because, even if they are smaller, they are in a more quiet position and in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2009

I have stayed at the Kona Kai no less than ten times and have NEVER been disappointed with accommodations, service, friendly faces to greet my arrival, and the local recommendations for food, shopping or other tourist services. As a family local that grew up on Sanibel, but then relocated for work, I have no interest in the high society Hotel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2009

We got there late and the room was 140 degrees, the 4000BTU Air conditioner did not work well, and the window was UP!!!!!! Nobody told us that secret until we were checking out the next day!!!!!! How the heck were we supposed to know the window behind the blinds was up???? They had about a 50lb Raccoon walking on the... More 

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Palm Beach County
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Reviewed 25 June 2009

My stay at Kona Kai was unplanned, nonetheless Wonderful ! Although I did not have a Reservation, the Owner, 'Captain' Dennis and the Sweet & Very Helpful Office Manager - Elizabeth found a way to 'fit me in'. The Hotel is in an ideal location, close to everything on the island! During my entire stay, I found myself feeling welcomed,... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our inn borders the Sanibel river for our guests who love to fish or kayak. We are located directly on the bike path and are close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kona Kai Motel

Address: 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $174 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Kai Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Kona Kai Hotel Sanibel Island
Kona Kai Sanibel Island
Kona Kai Motel Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Full size refrigerators are great, stove, oven if wanting to cook. Grills outside rooms, great table seating areas outside rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mbcreate, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the property are quieter as they are further away from the road) but there is little traffic noise anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles myhusbandandi, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on backside are quiet w/ direct access to your bike or car. Open windows and you can hear the palms whirl in the breeze”
 of 5 bubbles WkndTraveler12, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One without ants!”
 of 5 bubbles bigswedeSomerset, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No staff after 5PM each night, so ask your questions early, LOL”
 of 5 bubbles GEORGEM820, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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