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Lani Kai Island Resort
Ranked #43 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“DISGUSTING!”
Reviewed 4 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 of this place.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Corunna, Michigan, United States
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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 enjoy people this is the place to be.

Room Tip: Just make sure you dont get a room over the bar or under the roof top bar. But other than that its a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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 25 mins we finally found the lobby and checked in. We got our keys and waited about 15 mins for the elevator ( super slow and the buttons don't work ) Getting out of the elevator on the second floor we were greated by LOUD air conditioners that lined the hall and man was it HOT AS H&*#. After 6 attempted tries at unlocking the door, we used our shoulders and busted our way in. We where greeted with a smoke smelling room ( you can smoke in any room as long as your not on the fourth floor ), broken back door, plastic pillows, and furniture from the 60's. My complaining can continue but my hands are tired. Long story short, this place is a TOTAL party / spring break destination but not reccomend for any one UNDER 21. We asked to check out early but were denied, so have fun at this Hotel ( more like a Motel ) and don't forget the barf bags ( they came in handy. )

Room Tip: Don't make the same mistake as my family. Don't go here!!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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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 ages and tastes. Oh and the food, did I mention the great food at great prices?! Our first night was prime rib on the sundeck. I am a prime rib snob, a damn good 12$ prime rib!! The best part was all the quirky artwork in all the nooks and cranies. 3 upgrades would have made this a 5 star stay-quieter AC, wifi on the rooms, and elevators that moved faster than..... Mud.

We loved our stay and will return!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 16 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.

Room Tip: Sleep in your car before staying here.
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Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 playing kick the cockroach outside of our hotel room in the hall. We could not stand it anymore and had to leave. The noise outside is so loud you cannot sleep. Forget about compensation, when we contacted management, he basically said. Oh well. There are many many nice and affordable places to stay in fort myers, we know we stayed at several but thought we'd give this one a try. Do your homework, we read bad reviews about this place but didn't believe them. This is no joke, stay far away from lani Kai.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 at 9 AM, there were young kids yelling profanities and vulgar language from their balconies. The beach at the resort is quite littered. The store underneath the hotel is not kid friendly by any means.

that said, the people who worked here were very friendly. They had a nice set-up for the wedding on the beach. My son and his wife were happy, and that's what's important.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lani Kai Island Resort

Property: Lani Kai Island Resort
Address: 1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2798
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lani Kai Island Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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