If you can live without a television, and if you aren't willing to spend $400 a night for a room, this is the only hotel on Lanai for you. Our room, a "standard," was small but tastefully furnished. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially a desk clerk named Sarah. The restaurant was excellent but much pricier than the hotel itself--our dinner cost more than our room. Since it's in the "city," however, the hotel is close to several good, moderately priced restaurants. One warning: on days when the restaurant is not open for dinner, the hotel staff leaves around 5 o'clock, so if you want service (ice, for example), you had better get it before 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst the towering Cook pines is a small country inn with ten plantation-style rooms and a private cottage called Hotel Lanai. It is a historic landmark, built in 1923 by James Dole as lodging for his pineapple plantation executives. Inside Hotel Lanai is a beautiful restaurant and bar, the Lanai City Grille, with award-winning cuisine. Tourists can relax in the cool breezes, enjoy the quiet atmosphere, and appreciate affordable accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lanai City