We were very pleased with our experience at this hotel (7 nights). The staff were incredibly nice and helpful. They were able to recommend good local food and took great care to satisfy our needs (they even provided us with a microwave at no extra cost - all we had to do was ask).
The room was somewhat small, but it was clean and smelled fresh. There was some noise pollution from outside our room, but it wasn't too excessive. We had no problems with the shower and the room temperature control was excellent. The air conditioner and refrigerator worked quite well, as did the television. Free internet access was also provided via computers in the main lobby area.
The hotel itself is located on a beach in Kahului Bay. I wouldn't advise swimming at the beach, though, due to rough water and lots of fisherman activity. The hotel does charge for parking, but you can opt to park in a free lot adjacent to the hotel (about a 2 minute walk from the front desk). The free lot is located just east of the hotel near a used car dealership.
One significant drawback of the location was that there was a foul smell in the air during some of the mornings. The smell was akin to dog poop and permeated the entire town of Kahului. We asked a zip-line guide about the smell and he told us that we were likely smelling seaweed from the bay. He said that it sometimes washes ashore and gives off an unpleasant odor. The smell went away throughout the day and was only noticeable in the early morning.
We chose to stay at the Maui Seaside because it was inexpensive and conveniently located in the center of the island. Our drives to Hana and Haleakala were much shorter than they would have been had we stayed in West or South Maui. The hotel certainly wasn't glamorous, but overall, it met our needs quite nicely. I would certainly stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Maui Seaside Kahului
- Hotel Maui Seaside
- Maui Seaside
- Maui Seaside Hotel Kahului
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover paradise at the Maui Seaside Hotel where extreme play and relaxation combine to create the ideal Hawaiian vacation on the beautiful island of Maui. Windsurf at Hookipa Beach, hike in Iao State Park, golf at Maui Lani, and explore local villages. Our oceanfront Kahului, Maui hotel offers affordable lodging with easy access to adventure and local culture! Rich Experience, Great Price. ... more less
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