Lanai City, Hawaii
At a Glance
A charming plantation style inn which has been beautifully restored
The Lana'i City Grille offers some of the island's best American comfort food
Located in the heart of Lana'i City which is a sleepy village with a few quirky cafes and shops
One of the stops for the island's shuttle service which is the best way to explore the island
Meet our specialists
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The island of Lanai feels a world apart from the other more developed Hawaiian islands, and is ideal for visitors with an independent streak looking for a relaxed and peaceful vacation but with activities to hand. The pulse of the island is Lanai City, a somewhat ironic term given that it's really no more than a village and only has a handful of boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The Hotel Lanai is an Inn which was originally built as a hotel in the 1920s when the island was the world's biggest producer of pineapples. Its current owners have restored the hotel to retain its colonial charm, but offers modern comfort.
Tropical gardens lead up a single storey painted plantation house whose interiors are all polished wood floors vaulted ceilings, paddle fans, coir mats and rocking chairs. The guestrooms are simple but charming, beds covered in Hawaiian quilts, local art on the walls and some lead onto the verandah. There are no TVs or phones but wi-fi is available in each room.
The Lanai City Grille is one of the island's best restaurants, serving American classics done really well: Truffled mac & cheese, mouth-watering ribs, rotisserie chicken and healthy salads.
Aside from Lanai City, the island has much to tempt active types. Inland there is clay pigeon shooting and archery, horse stables, ATV all terrain vehicle tours, hiking and two world-class golf courses. There is a choice of different beaches, from calm bays with great snorkeling, to surfing beaches, long windswept beaches and coves which are only accessible from the water.
The rooms at Hotel Lanai are full of character reflecting some of Hawaii's history, but they are of course, not without the comforts of the modern day. Each room is unique with individual artifacts and furnishings. They are complete with ceiling fans, hardwood flooring, en-suite with shower, mini refrigerator, pedestal sinks and WiFi.
Location & Directions
Lanai City, Hawaii
The Hotel Lanai is located a block from Dole Square which is in the hub of Lanai City the main town on Lanai Island.
When to go
Lanai is a year round destination with a tropical climate, with the very best months being April to September. Temperatures are high throughout the year but never excessive, as humidity levels are manageable. There is a rainy season from December to March which is also ironically, the tourism high season, when the scenery is at its most lush and long, hot days break up the rainy spells.