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My wife and I stayed for a couple days for an anniversary getaway. The property was very unique and we enjoyed the tropical feel and interesting bungalow style room. The pool area was very welcoming.

We loved it close to restaurants , quiet, friendly staff rooms clean.

Nice location, small quaint property. Some of the coffee cups in the room were not real clean. Would definitely go back.

Very quiet this place was amazing we l9ved it cant wait to go back

The style of the motel was lovely. The property was well kept and

A stay at the Kona Kai is just what any family needs. The location is perfect for walking, renting bikes, restaurants and exploring Sanibel. They have a pool and and the staff is top notch, friendly and helpful. The property is kept immaculately clean. This is a quiet, serene place where you can retreat to your quarters and get a good night's rest.

Such a cool property! Comfy bed, clean room, and right in the heart of Sanibel!

Small room but overall nice place to stay. Walking distance to restaurants which is good since traffic is horrendous

This our second time staying here, and we absolutely love it! It is a great place for my family and I to stay at when getting away from our busy lives’, and just wanting to take in the island life!

It was a fantastic stay and experience. Everyone I spoke with were kind and professional and courtious. Highly reccommend very quiet.

We got in after hours, but the office was set up to easily check yourself in at any time. We didn't actually encounter any of the staff while we were there, but everything was very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. Very nice little place right in the center of Sanibel!

We stayed two nights. When we entered our unit for the first time, the AC and ceiling fan were on full blast and we were overwhelmed by the fumes from one of those plug-in air fresheners. So heavy was the smell, that we unplugged the air freshener. After turning off the fan and turning the AC off (outside temp was in the 60's) we went about our business. Over the course of the next two days the room smelled more and more moldy, which explained the air freshener and storm-force winds at the time of our arrival. Lastly, at about 5:00 AM on our first night we were awaked by either an air compressor or pressure washer out side the window of our unit.

I loved the look and the appearance of the hotel and it's grounds. Walking through the center courtyard area reminded me of a hawaiin scene / garden area. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We even got complementary wine because of our 30th wedding anniversary which we weren't expecting. Our honeymoon was in Sanibel Island 30 years ago and the stay at Kona Kai made it special again. Thank you.

We were here for only a couple of days to go shelling. Loved this motel. The grounds are beautiful, the room was perfect, and it was a peaceful relaxing place to be after spending the day at the beach.

They need to clarify the details about their room options in their advertising on Orbitz. Our room - 5A (the one that now I can still see as on sale on Orbitz) was very small. There was no room for a full size suitcase to be opened and stored. No space on one side of bed for a reading light or bedside table.The refrig.was a dorm size altho the site photos showed a full size one. Apparently some rooms do have more of a kitchenette option - 5A does not. There was a microwave and coffee maker but we'd planned to make some meals during our three night stay and that was not possible. Also impossible to use the room's tiny table and 2 chairs due to lack of space. 5A would probably be OK for a single night stay if you wanted just a place to sleep...bed was comfortable. The grounds are attractive and the staff very pleasant. There is an outside washing station for those who collect shells assuming you're willing to pay $4 an hour to park near any beach in Sanibel. What a shock!

Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Sanibel Island Southern Beach is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kona Kai Motel while other popular attractions such as Sanibel Island Lighthouse are within 3 miles (5 km). This 3-star motel has 19 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

The 19 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers and ceiling fans.


Property features

Guests of Kona Kai Motel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Efficiency One Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Efficiency Two Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Motel Room One Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Motel Room Two Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Kona Kai Motel

Everyone (19) Couples (6) Family (3)
5
Partner Couples

My wife and I stayed for a couple days for an anniversary getaway. The property was very unique and we enjoyed the tropical feel and interesting bungalow style room. The pool area was very welcoming.

By on Aug 13, 2021

5
Everyone

We loved it close to restaurants , quiet, friendly staff rooms clean.

By on Jul 20, 2021

4
Family

Nice location, small quaint property. Some of the coffee cups in the room were not real clean. Would definitely go back.

By on Apr 25, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Very quiet this place was amazing we l9ved it cant wait to go back

By on Apr 19, 2021

5
Everyone

The style of the motel was lovely. The property was well kept and

By on Mar 17, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Mar 3, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Mar 2, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Aug 11, 2020

5
Family Partner Couples

A stay at the Kona Kai is just what any family needs. The location is perfect for walking, renting bikes, restaurants and exploring Sanibel. They have a pool and and the staff is top notch, friendly and helpful. The property is kept immaculately clean. This is a quiet, serene place where you can retreat to your quarters and get a good night's rest.

By , from Miami, Fl on Jul 14, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Such a cool property! Comfy bed, clean room, and right in the heart of Sanibel!

By , from MN on Feb 12, 2020

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