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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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Huntington, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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NYC
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...

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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.

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Cooper City, Florida
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Must have picked the best time to stay in Sanibel. Got a great price for a suite. Kitchenette made the stay even better. More space than normal for this type of accomodation. Would stay here again in the future.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed four nights, not enough time in Sanibel thou! Girls getaway trip. Fabulous location on the island. Great access to bike rental shop, convenience store for quick provisions needed, restaurants, grocery store. Everything a person could need is right here conveniently located to Kona Kai. Beach access is an easy bike ride from the motel. Very clean, quiet rooms...

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St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We spent four nights at the Kona Kai and loved every minute. Our room (No. 5) was spacious, clean and comfortable, with a large comfy bed and a small kitchen/dining area equipped with fridge/freezer, microwave, two ring table-top hob, toaster and coffee maker, plus the necessary crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. The ceiling fan was a bonus - we didn't...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a fantastic weekend getaway, in a quaint Hawaiian community of cottages! Think studio apartment... stylish living room, two queen beds, bathroom and a kitchen equipped with the basics - you stock the fridge! I could see a repeat stay with family and friends, enjoying the patio grills, pool and quaint gathering spaces surrounding the property. This was a...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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: €143 - €206 (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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