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Lanai Hotels

$400 or more
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Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lodge at Koele
1 Keomoku Highway
Lanai City , Hawaii
96763
Tel: 800 321 4666 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 565 4000
reservations.koe@fourseasons.com
www.fourseasons.com/koele

The pine tree–lined road from Lanai City ends here, at a magnificent circular driveway where the international symbol of hospitality, a pineapple, is painted on the English manor–style main building. The 102 rooms are in step with Four Seasons standards, although the dimensions (a touch smaller than usual), Hawaiian motifs, local art, and rare blue marble in the bathrooms lend the spaces a more country-house than resort aesthetic. Many rooms have fireplaces, window seats, and balconies, and a 2007 renovation brought in better beds and a fresher, more luxurious feel than you'll find at sister property Manele Bay. Old-world charm is plentiful, down to an orchid-house conservatory and a croquet lawn. Guests can decompress on a Turkish daybed in the Great Hall, slip into a lounge chair on the expansive veranda, or head for the Greg Norman–designed golf course, horse stables, or shooting range. One of the largest wood-burning fireplaces in the whole state adds to the rustic yet luxurious atmosphere of the Dining Room. Remember to pack a sweater—even when sea-level temperatures are in the high 70s, thermometers in the up-country hover in the 60s, which is a nice reprieve if you've already gotten your share of sun. A $38 charge covers the 20-minute shuttle ride down to Manele Bay and the beach for the duration of your stay.

$400 or more
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Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
1 Manele Bay Road
Lanai , Hawaii
96763
Tel: 800 321 4666 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 565 2000
reservations.man@fourseasons.com
www.fourseasons.com/manelebay

Built atop a lava cliff overlooking Hulopoe Bay, this Eurasian palace with Mediterranean-style architecture and Ming-dynasty decor evokes postcard-perfect Hawaii. Its 236 Four Seasons–standard rooms are spacious and airy (ask for a walk-out balcony). The grounds include a 2,600-square-foot pool with panoramic views and interior courtyard gardens that are so lush, finding your way back to the lobby can be tricky. There's also a much-lauded Jack Nicklaus golf course and an 800-square-foot fitness center with a studio for tai chi, yoga, and Pilates classes. (If you stick to the cardio machines, you'll be rewarded with beach views.) The stars here, however, are the white-sand beach and the marine preserve bay. Grab your complimentary snorkel gear early in the morning for a chance to swim with the dolphins that sometimes show up, but proceed with caution—currents can be quite strong. Fans of the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea looking for something even more exclusive—and without quite so much primping and posing—will be right at home here. Consider spending a couple of nights, or at least having dinner at the up-country Lodge at Koele as well to round out your Lanai experience. A $38 transportation fee covers a shuttle between the two hotels for your entire stay.

$199 or less
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Hotel Lanai
828 Lanai Avenue
Lanai City , Hawaii
96763
Tel: 877 665 2624 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 565 7211
hotellanai@wave.hicv.net
www.hotellanai.com

Originally built in 1923 by pineapple pioneer James Dole for company VIPs and guests, this historic property became Lanai's first hotel. Details such as hardwood floors, ceiling fans, pineapple-shaped bedside lamps, hand-stitched quilts, and vintage photographs evoke the bygone era. Its up-country location is about eight miles from the beach, but you'll get a more authentic feel for local life here than you will at the island's two over-the-top resorts, the Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay. Attentive, friendly service, out-on-the-porch tranquility, and the island's most popular restaurant—the lively Lanai City Grille—make this affordable 11-room inn a real gem. (For the most privacy, rent the original caretaker's cottage.) Being a stroll away from Lanai City center and Dole Park's shops and restaurants doesn't hurt either.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.