We've been to Maui several times and always stay at the Maui Seaside. The rooms are just a basic room but they are clean and quiet.
For the price I haven't been able to find anything better.
I would rather save my money on a room and spend it elsewhere, all we do is sleep there.
This is my second time here, My husbands first. I admit, It is not a fancy hotel, No FREEBIES in the rooms as shampoo or conditioner, no iron, there is one in the laundry room, the bar has since closed down. the restaurant food is good but on my stay in 2003 it was MUCH better! I have seen a few things that have gone downhill, BUt the staff is great, maid service excellent. ANd the one who wrote about cockroaches! we were here for 9 days, not once did we see a cockroach or Gecko (as they are properly called) in our room, LOts of Geckos outside at dusk, but thats ok, they are harmless and eat bugs! As for the location, its good, we are in central Maui and very close to everything. The cruise ships that come in are quite beautiful. we had booked so many things to do once in Maui we were only in our rooms to sleep.
The pool is nice AND quiet. not many kids here to be screaming, to me that is the worst thing when a kid screams around a pool. they should be told not to. It is only open till 6 pm though which is quite a bummer, cuz several times we wanted to go in at night. they say its because they have no lighting, although we thought it is very well lit.
The rooms are ok, we had a ground floor with a Patio, last year I had a very big room with two double beds and kitchenette on the third floor. Be advised THERE ARE NO COFFEE POTS OR ALARM CLOCKS AS stated IN EXPEDIA! there are small refridgerators in all rooms. it was not fun dragging suitcases up there! The parking can be terrible around 10 pm. but you just park in the other lot.
As for staying here, Yes we will, because of the money we saved to get to do all the stuff we did. And I like to bring my own toiletries anyway. Half the time they stink in hotels! give it a try.
I did not stay at the Seaside but stayed at the Maui Beach hotel in Wailuku, which is similar and also below my standards, but......
If you are going to travel be realistic. Don't be surprised at finding cockroaches and geckos in Hawaii. If you want a nice room for under a $100 go to Waikiki. This is Maui - where a 1920's bungalow in Kahului sells for more than half a million dollars. You can't go cheap on Maui and expect a resort. The main tourist areas are Kihei to Wailea and Lahaina to Kapalua. What were you doing in Kahului - its where the real people live. The most interesting parts of Maui are off the beaten path which most tourists will never experience.
DO NOT STAY HERE!
We stayed at this hotel because the reviews on this site didn't throw up any red flags. Unfortunately, when we returned from a day of sightseeing we were welcomed by a salamander (or chameleon?) on the bathroom sink. A cockroach interrupted my fiances shower and the next morning there were baby cockroaches crawling on the furniture and our bags!
Consider yourself warned!
It is almost comical reading the above mentioned reviews-Cmon folks what did you expect when booking at this location? ( okay I will give you the name of the hotel does have the resort feel to it)However when doing your homework it is clear this hotel is a base before starting your vacation and that is what we did - as our plane arrived in Maui at 8.00pm complicate that with a 10 y.o.,a 5 hr time difference a 45 minute drive to resort we were staying at and jet lag I wanted a place close to OGG to rest the night.As hotel is 5 miles from airport and knowing we would be jet lagged etc I didnt feel like dishing out the $240.00 for my first night in Maui.The HOTEL is on the old side and yes rooms are very small but I will say staff are great the grounds are spotless and our ROOM was VERY Very CLEAN and COZY- Nice sounds of the waves put us to sleep. In the morning thier was a brief rain shower and as soon as it stopped 4 staff memebers were out by the pool area drying off the lounge chairs- BY 11.00am we were refreshed from a good nights sleep and my pocket book felt good b/c i only spent 85.00 fopr the room ( good buy comsidering we all crashed within 20 mins of putting our head down on the pillow)We spent 8 days at our resort in Kanapalli and on the last day we checked in again at the Seaside(due to 11.45pm flight) We did the beach and used the hotel to freshen up in b/f heading to the airport-