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Kona Kai Motel

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New Jersey
Reviewed 9 April 2010

Reasonably priced by Sanibel standards, friendly service, secluded tropical feel. For those for whom value matters more than luxury.

1Thank He's Anonymous
South Dakota
Reviewed 29 December 2009

We chose the Kona Kai strictly on price as it was WAY cheaper than anything else we could find on Sanibel over Christmas. It was just $220 a night for a suite with 2 queens and 2 twins (that make up the livingroom couch) and kitchenette. iT SUITED OUR FAMILY OF 5 PERFECTLY! This is not luxury accomidations, but our...

Thank rubyred1365
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 November 2009

Worst Motel I have ever stayed at! We needed a place to stay for one night before getting our condo for the remainder of our holiday on Sanibel Island. I found the Kona Kai online and called to make a reservation. That was the only pleasant part of my experience. Once we arrived, we were shocked at how dirty the...

3Thank CCcanadaToronto
Reviewed 8 October 2009

Our family stayed at the Kona Kai during spring break last March. Kona Kai is locally owned and staying there is very different from staying in a condo or hotel. You will get to know the manager, who can be very helpful for recommending sites to see, beach access, restaurants, etc., as well as the owner. Your fellow guests may...

3Thank sbinkc
Reviewed 10 September 2009

This was our 3rd and last stay at Kona Kai. Our first experience was before the 2004 hurricanes. Our second was in 2005. Our third and last was 1 week ago. Upon arriving and check-in we found our room nice and cool, but it took no time for that to change. We found the television's cable unplugged. The cable guy...

5Thank WY30497
Reviewed 25 August 2009

We found and booked this resort thanks to Tripadvisor and thanks to the pics takne from another guest! We saw that they were able to meet rackoons and we asked for suggestions! We were told to take the motel rooms near the Olde Sanibel River because, even if they are smaller, they are in a more quiet position and in...

Thank mxp2000
Reviewed 11 August 2009

I have stayed at the Kona Kai no less than ten times and have NEVER been disappointed with accommodations, service, friendly faces to greet my arrival, and the local recommendations for food, shopping or other tourist services. As a family local that grew up on Sanibel, but then relocated for work, I have no interest in the high society Hotel...

Thank woodydawg72
Reviewed 29 July 2009

We got there late and the room was 140 degrees, the 4000BTU Air conditioner did not work well, and the window was UP!!!!!! Nobody told us that secret until we were checking out the next day!!!!!! How the heck were we supposed to know the window behind the blinds was up???? They had about a 50lb Raccoon walking on the...

3Thank keekeeGeorgia
Palm Beach County
Reviewed 25 June 2009

My stay at Kona Kai was unplanned, nonetheless Wonderful ! Although I did not have a Reservation, the Owner, 'Captain' Dennis and the Sweet & Very Helpful Office Manager - Elizabeth found a way to 'fit me in'. The Hotel is in an ideal location, close to everything on the island! During my entire stay, I found myself feeling welcomed,...

Thank mzmoe
North London
Reviewed 16 May 2009

My wife and I stayed at Kona Kai for a few days during our 'drive round Florida' honeymoon and we loved it. It is a pretty motel, good location with onsite parking and well kept gardens. The swimming pool was clean and the office had an open door policy. Our room was not the best; a little on the 'worn'...

Thank jonnyfox

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: $206 - $294 (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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