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Kona Kai Motel

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York, PA
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I just returned from Sanibel and stayed at this hidden gem, Kona Kai motel. The motel is very clean, quiet and relaxing. I was within walking and biking distance of restaurants and beaches. Kona Kai is budget friendly as well. I just wanted a little getaway from the cold weather in PA but did not want to break the bank....

Thank GTKarol
Hastings, Nebraska
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kona Kai is a unique place to stay, and just right for travelers who want a quiet spot with no pretension. If you are looking for a concierge and full-service luxury, this is not for you. But if you want a low-key spot in a convenient central location on the island, this is it. The rooms are clean and comfortable....

Thank Amy S
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was happy as a little clam at the Kona Kai. It was on the main road almost exactly in the middle of the developed part of the island. I’m not a big beach person, so I found the location to be perfect. As out of shape as I was, I was able to bicycle easily down to the lighthouse,...

Thank CarolSpencerPru
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Kona Kai for one week during the prime tourist season. I would agree with most of the prior reviews. The people who work at the hotel are wonderful and do everything they can to make your stay memorable. The place is very unique with an Hawaiian feel to the grounds and buildings. It...

3Thank Chris H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've stayed here twice before. It is quiet, comfortable and convenient. This time we booked late, and the only room available was a suite with kitchen. It was expensive, but we thought we would save by not going out to dinner. But there were almost no kitchen utensils, pots, pans, etc. Pretty much just silverware and dishes. They should not...

Thank harvey44
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We spent five nights at this older, but quite wonderful motel. Our efficiency was clean, well maintained, quiet and most important -- comfortable. The grounds are lush and beautiful. This is about as far away from a chain hotel that you can get -- and that's what we wanted. We also did not want to spend a fortune and on...

Thank Mike S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We definitely picked the short straw in the room allocation (room 1). Our room had virtually no natural light and faced a busy road. The room was cramped and poorly laid out. We were supposed to have a little porch with chairs and table (as advertised on their website), which we didn't. Many of the other rooms in the motel...

Thank TadjuMS
Huntington, New York
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My sister and I stayed here while attending a family wedding on Sanibel. Kona Kai was a really cute little place. We had a motel room, it was pretty small, but very clean. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the room right in the front, attached to the parking lot, sow e felt like we...

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We always stay here when we visit Sanibel. We love the room layout and the get a room with the larger kitchen; with a little ingenuity, you can make dinner for 4-6 people. The beds are comfy and the location is fantastic, right across from bike rental and just down the street from Jerry's grocery and great ice cream in...

1Thank Catbody
port st lucie
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Spent 2 nights,property was beautiful and quiet. Stayed in motel style room. Bed was comfortable,had a little porch to sit on and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Staff was very friendly and laid back.

Thank scootebaby

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: €137 - €194 (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
Kona Kai Motel Sanibel Island, Florida
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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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