$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Lani Kai Beachfront

2 stars
1400 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
109 reviews
Fun romantic escape

Great vacation. We stayed in a remodeled room. Lots of room and confolt. See full review

  • Jr trip guru
  • Aug 8, 2014
with the exception of not getting a king room suite

After finding out that i wanted king bed away from the music they moved me to what i concider as... See full review

  • j d bartelt
  • May 29, 2014
Beach party hotel in Fort Myers offers non-stop fun in the sun
With award-winning tiki bars, indoor and outdoor dining, 420-feet of private beach, a heated free form pool and activities galore, the Lani Kai Island Resort is the place to be on Fort Myers beach. Limbo contests, fun in the sun and dancing until dawn are the hallmarks of the Lani Kai Island Resort.
Highlights

  • Heated, freeform beachfront pool
  • Nightclub with local bands and house DJ open until 2 a.m.
  • Waverunners and Parasailing available (fees apply)
  • Arcade and deli
  • Guest laundry
Rooms
Balconies or ground floor lanais are standard features in all of the rooms and suites at the Lani Kai Beachfront Resort. Cable TVs, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers and coffee makers are standard equipment. Efficiencies have a mini-fridge and microwave while one-bedroom suites have a separate family room and full kitchen. At the Lani Kai Beachfront Resort, all rooms are beachfront and can accommodate up to six people.
Features
The Lani Kai Island Resort’s rooftop Island View restaurant boasts spectacular views and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner plus all-you-can-eat buffets nightly. Outdoors on the roof, the Sundeck also offers three meals daily and Gliders outdoor lounge provides swinging glider seating. Live local bands and a resident DJ keep the party going until the wee hours in the Lani Kai Island Resort’s nightclub. Three tiki bars specialize in frozen libations and an on-site deli make it easy for guests to pack a lunch for the beach.
Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (20 mi/32 km)
  • Free parking
Attractions
  • Fort Myers Princess Sunset Cruises (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Big M Casino (0.6mi/1 km)
  • Getaway Marina fishing charters (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Tanger Outlets (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calling
  • Indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space accommodate groups up to 250 for weddings and special occasions

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Lani Kai Beachfront Rooms

Efficiency Room
Beachfront guestroom with one king or two double beds. Room includes private balcony, sitting area, fridge, microwave and in-room coffee.
Standard Room
Beachfront guestroom with one king or two double beds. Room includes private balcony, sitting area, fridge and in-room coffee.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Night club
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Sundeck Glider Lounge
Located on rooftop, with a spectacular view and Happy Hour every day 4-7pm
Island View Restaurant
Indoor rooftop restaurant with fabulous views featuring an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet every night!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (109)

Ratings and reviews for Lani Kai Beachfront

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.2

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cheryi
Business
Buffalo, NY
Dec 7, 2014

needs help

Staff is great. When we arrived at the elevator to get to our room, we were greeted by drunk teenagers arguing and kicking the elevator door enough to dent it. Beach staff changed the cost of the beach chairs daily. Food was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sanabil Island

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FrozeninMN
Business
Minnesota
Nov 26, 2014

Great Time

Great Location right on the beach. Older hotel but they were making some renovations while we were there. Overall decent place for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nick the chin
Business
newyork
Nov 19, 2014

get out

It was OK old nice to be at beach rooms were old but in OK shape good hot water nô bugs get drunk have good time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk to all

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peter the builder
Business
clarion
Oct 7, 2014

location location location

Older building, mostly refurbished. Helpful friendly staff. Lots of walking distance lively entertainment. Can be loud at night. Nice pool. Probably not ideal for very old or very young but this late forties couple would definitely stay again!....Beachfront balcony at this money is hard to find.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit "Times Square". Good food and music!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kentucky Momma's
Business
Kentucky
Sep 18, 2014

Hotel that has it all

My Mother and I visited Lani Kai this September and we were pleased with our experience. They have everything you will need right there and do not have to venture out for anything. The only thing we did not like was the gift shop that sold many explicit items and was definitely geared towards partiers. (Not fit for my 71 year old mother). The constant music and dj on microphone grew tiresome when we tried to sleep. Overall we would go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grampa Jim
Business
Coldwater,MI.
Aug 12, 2014

first family vacation

The hotel was awesome,my grand daughters loved the pool and being right on the beach.my daughter and her fiance loved that this hotel was so close to everything that you may like to do, the staff was very friendly,helpful, the music was going all the time with alot of activities on the beach area. The food on the roof top restaurant was great, beautiful view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Time Square

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KKFF
Business
North Carolina
Aug 12, 2014

Okay Stay for the Price

The price we paid for a week was a deal compared to some of the other hotels nearby. This place just needs some TLC and it could be an amazing hotel. PROS: -Location: this hotel is in a great location for those who want to walk to the pier, time-square (shops), restaurants,etc. We only drove once or twice the whole week and that was to drive over the bridge (which is two minutes from hotel) to try restaurants on the bay. -View: Every room at this hotel has a balcony. We had a view of the pier, sunset, and activities going on down at the beach, which I thought was great. -Beach: It was a really enjoyable experience on their beach. Everyday, they had nice music playing, activities to win prizes, and servers to provide drinks (if your are willing to pay). They scraped they beach every morning as well, so the sand would be litter free. CONS -Parking: This hotel has a restaurant and books memorial services and weddings, so the guest often times, do not have parking. During our stay we were forced to park our car a few times at another hotel that was located an annoying walk across and down the street. We were told that we were lucky we were staying just as the season had died off, otherwise it would have been even worse. They also sell their parking spots to tourist during the day, so parking is very limited at all times. -Elevator: Probably the worst experience I have every had with an elevator. Every time I got on the elevator, other guest were complaining. It does not have any air, so it is one of the hottest elevators I have ever been on, which wouldn't been the end of the world if they elevator was quick, or in my opinion worked properly. At one point, the elevator had six people in it, was shifting slightly up and down and would not close the door, which was my cue to get off. They need better/new elevators especially since the elevator is moving a lot of people at all times. -Our room: I had my fingers crossed after booking the hotel, because as the saying goes, "You get what you pay for". Our room was okay, I would say we got lucky to be on the very top floor to buffer out some of the music playing at the bar on the ground floor of the hotel. For those people of the first floor (located directly above the bar) I could not imagine that they were able to sleep Friday-Sunday. The door to our room was probably one of the creepiest parts to our stay. It is not the typical heavy doors that close, but rather a shallow wooden door with a huge gap between the door frame and door. The door was so thin, we could hear whispers outside our doors. The room did have some amazing air conditioning, which is good because the seals on the balcony doors let in a great deal of heat (closing the curtains, also helped significantly to keep heat out). I would say the housekeepers do a rather mediocre job at cleaning, my boyfriend and I did not go barefoot on the floors and I wiped down everything with Clorox wipes, because the place did not feel clean (but I guess that's my own standards of clean). The hotel seems to be renovating, as you will hear construction at about 9:00 am (wasn't a problem for us, because we were usually out the door by then) and maybe that will help give the hotel a better name (boy did the locals tell us some stories and give us funny looks when we told them were we were staying). Like I said this place really has the potential to be an amazing hotel. It has a perfect location, just needs some tlc and better cleaning standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jr trip guru
Business
Orlando
Aug 8, 2014

Fun romantic escape

Great vacation. We stayed in a remodeled room. Lots of room and confolt.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Great night life.

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Review of Lani Kai Beachfront

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Maybe not the right crowd
Business
Misery
Jul 28, 2014

Lani Kai, Not for sleepers!

Staff and location are EXCELLENT! Needs updates and don't intend to get any privacy or rest until the band stops playing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Lani Kai Beachfront

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kathy beach girl
Business
Tampa Florida
Jul 24, 2014

average place to stay

Since it was built in the 70's and doesn't look like any cosmetic money has been put into it, a lot of priming is needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

The room itself was good, the building just needs work.

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