My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at this charming hotel on our honeymoon. For an island dominated by the Four Seasons, we found this an incredible compromise. We stayed in the Cottage which is detached from the rest of the hotel and provides maximum privacy. The Cottage has a living room (with television), bathroom, and the bedroom (with queen bed). Its very spacious and includes a nice lounge area with a hammock and table right outside (private). We found the cottage to be very clean and perfect for our needs.
The Hotel Lanai staff were very friendly. They provide continental breakfast every morning which is simple but convenient. They also will provide beach towels at request. Parking is free and they offer a shuttle for a small fee that will bring you to the various Four Season Resorts on the island. One thing I would caution is that you are unable to use the amenities (i.e., pool) at the four seasons unless you are a guest at the hotel (this is strictly enforced). As such you are limited to the beaches and the public pool when staying at Hotel Lanai. We did not however find this to be a big deal.
The hotel itself is rich with history and occupancy is limited as there are only 10 rooms plus the cottage. Its located in the middle of town so you easily can interact with the locals and get the full Hawaii experience. I definitely recommend this hotel to any travelers, the value you get with this hotel (especially the cottage) is unmatched.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the towering Cook pines is a small country inn with ten plantation-style rooms and a private cottage called Hotel Lanai. It is a historic landmark, built in 1923 by James Dole as lodging for his pineapple plantation executives. Inside Hotel Lanai is a beautiful restaurant and bar, the Lanai City Grille, with award-winning cuisine. Tourists can relax in the cool breezes, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and appreciate affordable accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lanai City
- Hotel Lanai Hawaii