This boutique hotel in the heart of town is perfect for families and other vacationers who can’t afford to spend a small fortune but still want to experience Lanai. If you’re looking for the old-time aloha that the island is famous for, this is your place. Built in the 1920s, it has retained its quaint, plantation-era character.
That character comes at a price: Guest rooms are small and noise travels. But the comfy beds come with Hawaiian quilts, and the ceiling fans do a more than adequate job in the cooler climate. The popular Lanai units are slightly larger and share a furnished deck that faces Dole Park. The one-bedroom cottage costs slightly more than those rooms and boasts the added amenities of a private yard, living room with TV, and a bathtub. All of Lanai City is within walking distance. The in-house restaurant, Lanai City Bar & Grille, is a social spot where visitors mingle with locals in the bar, talking or playing the ukulele long into the night. Tip: Room rates are cheaper on weekdays.