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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was nice and clean, however there was no hot water at 5 am when I wanted to shower. It was eventually fixed a few hours later. Overall we had a great time and will be back. Love Fort Myers Beach!!

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

Jayme, thank you so much for reviewing the Lani Kai! We appreciate your feedback! I am so sorry about the water issue. We hope to have you back at our hotel!

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I came here with all of my family for my wedding.. the wedding was wonderful and Anna the wedding planner, food, dj were absolutely fantastic. The resort gave my hubby to be and myself the room right above the nightclub (which was loud until bar close). They did nothing special for us in the room or even acknowledge us a...

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

Tarah, I am so sorry you were unhappy with your room. We were under the impression it was more important for your rooms to be directly beside each other. We appreciate your feedback on your wedding and will pass this on to our event planner!

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

You will never have a bad time here. There's live music daily. Bar service on the beach and at two bars. They play cornhole and have hourly contests such as limbo, water balloon toss, hula hoop with winners getting drinks. They offer bar service at the beach chairs and umbrellas located right on the beach also which is a plus....

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

Terri, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here! We hope to have your visit us again!

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, we know to stay away from this area, especially during spring break (That goes for the entire beach). The Lani Kai does house 2 fairy decent restaurants which are worth a try. Bars are downstairs with live music and a rough crowd. Enjoy...just be careful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

did not read the reviews before going, glad of it or would have been scared off. ground floor almost did it by itself! gloomy/scary/dark place. check in was a small area w/very nice staff. our room was 402, was nice and clean. noisy people beside us, could use some good insulated doors. even totally changed out my bed the next...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, Gordon! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so sorry about the water going out, it caught us all by surprised! We hope that if you return, you will stay with us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT EVER STAY HERE! we had the worst experience at this hotel. While the location is great the accommodations are less than desirable. Bugs, rotting facilities, and rude staff highlighted our stay. Pictures below are from right outside our room.

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

Ashleigh, we are so sorry you were not happy with your experience at our property. I would be happy to speak with you about the issues if you would like to contact me at 2394633111 or bethany@thelanikai.com.

Manahawkin, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night, after arriving in Florida. Nice place with clean rooms. Great location for beach, dining and shopping. It was a little too "party-like" for me, but I would have loved this place in my younger years! Music all day, and into the night.

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

Barbara, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will visit us again in the future!

Alden, IA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is old, some of the patrons are questionable, but if you get away from the beach crowd and get to the roof top before sunset, you're in for a treat. The outside seating is at tables with covered gliders! He views are beautiful, but sunset is magical! The food is ok, the fried or grilled grouper is wonderful....

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

Ruth, we appreciate your feedback so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Fort Myers!

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and it's on the beach! We stayed in Room #220, king suite. Room had been remodeled, but not to a 5 star job. four different floor tiles. Furniture was new and nice, bed was comfortable, and the room was clean. It was great to have 5 restaurants/ grills on site. Major Con was the head banging band flowing...

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

Good afternoon Pat. Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so sorry you had problems with the music. We hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Fort Myers!

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People are nice, but they need to warn people about the loud music in the bar that plays until 1 or 2 AM and the the workers start banging trash bins and moving things at 7 AM, not much sleep to be had here f you are a light sleeper.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so sorry the music caused a problem during your stay. If you would like to contact me directly about the issues, please give me a call at 2394633111 or email at bethany@thelanikai.com

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £119 - £320 (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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