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El Cajon, California
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Since I last visited Sanibel Island many many years ago, it has become quite pricey. I found the Kona Kai through tripadvisor, and had a wonderful stay. The managers Lenny and Brenda were both very warm and helpful, the grounds are quiet and interesting, and my room was great. They suggested places to eat and there are bicycles there to...

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Asheville, NC
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We paid $200 a night for a queen efficiency. The grounds are lovely. Didn't swim in the pool but it looked inviting. HOWEVER, for $200 a night, I expect amenities like shampoo and a hair dryer. The room was certainly livable, but the off-season rate is fair, the high season rate is overpriced for what you get. Also, the kitchenette...

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Cork
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Sanibel Island isn't exactly noted for being inexpensive. The overnight charges at its swanky hotels look like telephone numbers and can induce hysteria at first glance. But it is an utterly gorgeous place and really really worth staying on for a few days, to experience that laid-back relaxation - as well as the legendary Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge of course....

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3Thank SophyCork
Reviewed 19 December 2011

stayed here for two nights right after Thanksgiving. We were just leisurely working our way down the coast of Florida after a trip to Disney with our kids and grandkids. Found this place on Trip Advisor and certainly were not disappointed. The people who run this place (Brenda and Len) were great--very informative and gave us lots of tips on...

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3Thank traveler1075
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2011

Spent a very enjoyable two nights at the Kona Kai - shame our schedule did not allow us to stay longer. We booked based on the reviews here as it sounded as though it would be just the kind of place my husband and I like to stay at. We arrived very late but we were greeted cheerfully by Lenny....

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5Thank kebabster1
Frederick
Reviewed 17 June 2011

A good friend recommended Kona Kai as a local motel that offers wonderful, personalized service and she was SPOT ON! We made a last minute decision to travel and I spoke with Brenda and she took care of us from the day we reserved to the minute we left. The rooms were spotless - we had 4 in our party...

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2Thank lapfam4
Caribbean
Reviewed 10 May 2011

Just returned from a Florida roadtrip. We spent 2 nights at the Kona Kai, in a suite. We absolutely loved it. Super laid back. Very friendly owners. and a huge room. bedroom area with 2 queens seperated from the living area with a partition. Good enough for the kids to be asleep without mom and dad having to be quiet....

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4Thank caliroadtrippin
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 10 May 2011

Brenda and her husband were friendly, knowledgable and very helpful. It was extremely clean, relaxing and quiet. Right on the mainfare in Sanbel and close to the beach. I highly reccomend Kona Kai to everyone visiting Sanabel.

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Corryton, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 March 2011

The Kona Kai resort is pretty nice, and centrally located on the island and right across from Billy's bike rentals which you must do if you're staying on Sanibel Island, but what takes the Kona Kai resort from ordinary to extraordinary is Brenda. She is very friendly and makes you feel right at home no matter how far from home...

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Bristol
Reviewed 28 March 2011

I can't really add much more to what has already been said but I must mention Brenda the "manager extraordinaire" who is just lovely and can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, there is a nice pool set in quaint gardens. The motel is on Periwinkle Way which is the main road...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our inn borders the Sanibel river for our guests who love to fish or kayak. We are located directly on the bike path and are close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kona Kai Motel

Address: 1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4513
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $209 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kona Kai Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Kona Kai Hotel Sanibel Island
Kona Kai Sanibel Island
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“ask for a room with its own porch. In the winter it's nice to sit outside. Rooms in the back are farther from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles harvey44, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room off the road”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieW932, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Consider the bigger kitchenettes if you'll be doing much cooking, the extra space is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles Catbody, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Full size refrigerators are great, stove, oven if wanting to cook. Grills outside rooms, great table seating areas outside rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mbcreate, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the property are quieter as they are further away from the road) but there is little traffic noise anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles myhusbandandi, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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