by Terry Ward
Located near Tarpon Bay, the Kona Kai Motel offers the largest freshwater pool on the island. The hotel has several room options, ranging from one queen bed to two queens with two twins, and a kitchenette. There are also separate Tiki Cottages perfect for couples. All rooms come with an outdoor seating area. Guests can take advantage of the barbeque grills and covered outdoor seating, as well as the outdoor pool, onsite laundry service and free high-speed Wi-Fi.
The hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants, bike rental shops and a grocery store. The beach is less than a mile away, and you can borrow chairs and umbrellas from the hotel. The location is ideal for watersports like kayaking, boating, swimming and fishing, as well as biking and shopping.
Our Editor Loves
- Gas grills and outdoor seating area
- Located directly on bike path
- Separate cottages
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
This was recommended by a relative, so don't let the external appearance scare you off. We must have gotten the smallest room there (8A), but for one night it was clean and fine. The bed was reported as a queen and was so soft the Princess could have felt a flea underneath the mattress.This softness deconstructed the edges of the mattress making sitting on the edge of the bed impossible. You immediately slide to the floor. Entering the bed was OK, but getting up was kind of a game. This place also is NOT recommended by the ADA, and the owners mentioned that climbing a few stairs would be required and walking was unpredictable with uneven ground and walkways. If these facts do not apply to you, then the KKM is a reasonable example of older Florida traditions and is recommended for quality and value.
by Vivian B
The room was spectacular, very clean, and smelled tropical. The pool was heated which was great. There was Tiki Statues that we took pictures of. If I ever go to the west coast of Florida, I'm booking this place again and again. I definitely recommend it. My son was in Awe when we walked in to the room. He told me to rate it a 5 Star Motel.