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Lani Kai Beachfront Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Pros: inexpensive, all rooms have ocean front balcony, beach bar, friendly staff. Cons: the music plays till 2am and is extremely loud. We had to take sleeping aids just to get some sleep at night. Seems to be loudest during weekends. Other people staying at hotel also very loud, screaming in hallways and no staff or security to keep things under control. Barely any water pressure in sink or shower.

Just a great time had here . It is not a 5 star hotel , but neither were the rates . You will enjoy yourself here . Lots of activities and things to do here. You will not be bored. Less than a block away from pier and times square . All rooms beachfront with awesome views. My second time here and once again an enjoyable stay. I will be back.

Great location right on the beach. Clean room with comfortable beds. Great restaurants on site with amazing views! Within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again!

Building is old needs updated (beds suck too). Loved that its on the water. Didn't like how you had to check in and out the beach towels!!!

Nice hotel on the beach. Only thing I didn't like was all the drunks around....would never take my children here. I think I am pass the partying stage of my life so I don't think I will be back....but if this is your thing it would be a great hotel.

3 nights with 2 young children and NO sleep. The band played til 2am then morning deliverys started at 4am. Brutally loud, and could be cleaner.

If you want to be on the beach with a gulf view this is the place to be. If you want quiet this is not the place to be. The hotel was nice enough for the price, we did not spend a lot of time there. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean, it had all the basics which was good enough for us.

Stay very far away from the excursions with the guys in the red booth on the beach. Went on the jet ski dolphin tour. There were no dolphins and the tour guide took off and left my 12 year old daughter and I alone in the middle of the ocean miles away from the hotel without any idea how to get back. The hotel staff was great with the exception of the guy who greeted us in the parking lot when we arrived. He was less than helpful when trying to figure out how to check in or where to park. He seemed clearly annoyed that we were asking where to go and if we could get a bellman. Jacob and the other girl at the check in desk were fantastic!

Run down, smells horrible. I would only go there if you're 21 and want to have nothing but a drunk party. I would not recommend this to any other people and especially not to families with kids. We were only there 30 minutes before we checked out and my kids saw things they should ever see at their age. Do not stay there!

We stay here every year. Can't beat the location. Walk to everything, dining and shopping. The hotel is dated but the rooms are clean and have a awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking for quiet this is not the place for you with the hotel having several bars and lots of loud music. late check out is never granted which is a real disappointment every year. Beautiful sunset photos taken from room balcony.

I've never been to Ft. Myers Beach so I don't have any other hotels to compare it to. The hotel was nice, clean and had a balcony with a beautiful view of the beach & gulf. There are little shops & food places at the ground level and also a bar with music. The music gets pretty loud on the weekends and into the early hours of the morning which is my only complaint. Had a great stay other than that.

The room was great, view was beautiful. Lots to see and do. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating..we hated leaving! Definitely will return!

After reading reviews I wasn't sure about staying at the Lani Kai. All rooms have beautiful ocean views.The room was clean and very large. The building is old. The pool was nice and the beach was beautiful. Something weird was going on with the Ocean and it smelled and looked mucky. This hotel is definitely a party hotel during spring break time. I would avoid if looking for a quiet get away during Spring Break.

Room was very large, had a King size bed, dresser, couch, desk, dining table with 2 chairs, night stand, coffee table, 2 additional chairs on ocean view balcony, dorm room size fridge, microwave, coffee pot and hair dryer. Newer flat screen TV and several channels to watch (not just a news channel) Sink/ vanity separate from toilet and shower to make getting ready easier. Rooftop dining was amazing, the tables are glider swings and you have an amazing view of the beach and ocean while you dine on delicious food at good prices. Heated pool was awesome for those times that the ocean was just too cold, they even have staff outside the pool area to hand you a towel. The staff was wonderful, all very friendly and helpful.

Views are incredible, facilities are just okay. Food and drinks are good, not great.

If you don't care about cleaning or are not concerned for your safety then you may like the hotel. The "joke" on the island is that you need your TB and STD meds in order to stay there! We stayed ONE night and checked out and went to stay at The Pink Shell which was wonderful and cheeper. The Lanikai wouldn't even let me take a cooler of water to "their" beach! There was ants in the room and the railing was about to fall off!!!

Upon check in I was skeptical by the physical appearance of the hotel. But I was pleasantly surprised with the layout of the room and beach view. There are 3 restaurants and several bar options. I loved having mimosa with a beach view every morning. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It's a very lively hotel with music and live bands. The only down side of you can call it that it's slightly outdated but they are making improvements. I would definitely return!!!

Nice hotel close to the beachexcellent location little dated didn't like the staff smoking in close proximity to the room overall four out of five will definitely be back

I booked a room with 2 queen beds but ended up with a King and pull out couch. I called the front desk and they were booked and could not accommodate a different room. They gave us 4 drink tickets for our inconvenience... I was disappointed but the room was clean and we made it work. We had difficulties with the toilet not flushing properly and they sent someone up to fix it immediately. I would stay at this hotel again.

The hotel was beautiful with all of the murals painted on the outside. The rooms were newly decorated and very spacious with an amazing view of the beach. The food was good at the restaurants and the staff was very helpful when we asked about local attractions. Will definitely go back!

1400 Estero Blvd Fort Myers Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Lani Kai Beachfront Resort places you within a short walk of Times Square and within a mile (2 km) of Bay Oaks Recreation Center. This 124-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's on the beach and also close to Matanzaz Pass Preserve and Ostego Bay Marine Science Center.


Dining

Enjoy the ocean views at Island View Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

Lani Kai Beachfront Resort's 124 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, sofa beds, and microwaves. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests of Lani Kai Beachfront Resort have access to a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include conference space, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard with King Bed, Beachfront, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio with Two Doubles, Beachfront, Balcony

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Studio with King Bed, Beachfront, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite with Two Doubles, Beachfront, Balcony

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Lani Kai Beachfront Resort

Everyone (22) Couples (57) Business (1) Family (25) Friends (13) Other (9)
3

great beach view. noise biggest con.

Everyone

Pros: inexpensive, all rooms have ocean front balcony, beach bar, friendly staff. Cons: the music plays till 2am and is extremely loud. We had to take sleeping aids just to get some sleep at night. Seems to be loudest during weekends. Other people staying at hotel also very loud, screaming in hallways and no staff or security to keep things under control. Barely any water pressure in sink or shower.

By on Aug 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2017

We apologize for the inconvenience during your stay. We hope you will join us again we can make better accommodations to ensure you have a better vacation. Thank you so much!

4

just a good time !

Everyone

Just a great time had here . It is not a 5 star hotel , but neither were the rates . You will enjoy yourself here . Lots of activities and things to do here. You will not be bored. Less than a block away from pier and times square . All rooms beachfront with awesome views. My second time here and once again an enjoyable stay. I will be back.

By , from Warren , Mi. on Aug 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you join us again.

5

great location right on the beach...

Everyone

Great location right on the beach. Clean room with comfortable beds. Great restaurants on site with amazing views! Within walking distance to shops and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again!

By , from Tennessee on Jul 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Thank you for reviewing our property! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We cannot wait for you to come and stay with us again!

2

on the beach

Everyone

Building is old needs updated (beds suck too). Loved that its on the water. Didn't like how you had to check in and out the beach towels!!!

By on Jul 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 3, 2017

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Checking in/out beach towels is the way we are able to monitor how many a guest has. We apologize for the inconvenience and please stay with us again!

4

close to beach....lots of drunks

Everyone

Nice hotel on the beach. Only thing I didn't like was all the drunks around....would never take my children here. I think I am pass the partying stage of my life so I don't think I will be back....but if this is your thing it would be a great hotel.

By , from Green Bay, WI on May 28, 2017

2

horribly loud noise all through the night

Everyone

3 nights with 2 young children and NO sleep. The band played til 2am then morning deliverys started at 4am. Brutally loud, and could be cleaner.

By on May 20, 2017

3

on the beach and close to everything

Everyone
View from our room south Sunset view from room north

If you want to be on the beach with a gulf view this is the place to be. If you want quiet this is not the place to be. The hotel was nice enough for the price, we did not spend a lot of time there. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean, it had all the basics which was good enough for us.

By on May 4, 2017

4

beautiful views of the beach from our balcony!

Everyone

Stay very far away from the excursions with the guys in the red booth on the beach. Went on the jet ski dolphin tour. There were no dolphins and the tour guide took off and left my 12 year old daughter and I alone in the middle of the ocean miles away from the hotel without any idea how to get back. The hotel staff was great with the exception of the guy who greeted us in the parking lot when we arrived. He was less than helpful when trying to figure out how to check in or where to park. He seemed clearly annoyed that we were asking where to go and if we could get a bellman. Jacob and the other girl at the check in desk were fantastic!

By on Apr 1, 2017

1

drunk fest

Everyone

Run down, smells horrible. I would only go there if you're 21 and want to have nothing but a drunk party. I would not recommend this to any other people and especially not to families with kids. We were only there 30 minutes before we checked out and my kids saw things they should ever see at their age. Do not stay there!

By on Mar 10, 2017

4

million dollar view!

Everyone
taken from balcony

We stay here every year. Can't beat the location. Walk to everything, dining and shopping. The hotel is dated but the rooms are clean and have a awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking for quiet this is not the place for you with the hotel having several bars and lots of loud music. late check out is never granted which is a real disappointment every year. Beautiful sunset photos taken from room balcony.

By , from St Paul, MN on Jan 27, 2017