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Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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189 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Would come back for great service, location”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

This is an older property as they let you know; it's Hawaii's family hotel and they are very nice here. I would have rated it five stars, but we felt the mattresses could be changed out for newer ones, although we did sleep good on the ones we had. Very large room and bathroom with seating bench in the shower (157). The trees were in bloom and the petals were all over the lawn, it was pretty amazing to see at this time of year. Awesome beachfront location by Black Rock. Bar staff at the tiki bar was great. Nice gift shop on site, great breakfast buffet/brunch. Friendly staff. Our room was not ready at 3pm, but shortly after, and we had a very nice time, just way too short during our one night cruise ship stop.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was my second stay at this great hotel. This stay we bought a group of 19 with us. I just love that it is not a "canned" chain hotel. The grounds are so enjoyable. Not perfectly manicured, but with trees, flowers, lawn chairs scattered everywhere to make it very inviting to sit under a tree and read a book or take a rest from the beach or sight seeing. I loved the sound of the staff raking the fallen flowers each morning. We took many of the free cultural classes an especially enjoyed the lei making classes. I even repeated.

The staff was so accommodating with the exception of one evening our group of 19 tried to dine in the restaurant. Our waiter didn't measure up to the friendliness standard of everyone else we encountered. He seemed to be annoyed with having to serve such a large group, even though we had made a reservation. Pretty unfriendly fellow but perhaps he was just having a bad day.

The location is great! Very near Whaler's Village for dining opportunities and shopping. Black Rock snorkeling, some of the best according to one of our group, is a five minute walk down the beach.

The rooms are quite adequate and a bit different in each building. It was sometimes later in the day before our rooms were cleaned but never a problem as we were busy with activities or laying on the beach or under a tree most of the time.

Our group met a the Tiki Bar each evening to regroup and plan the next day, while enjoying the evening Hula Show put on by local dancers. Another example of local culture versus touristy production.

I will always stay at this hotel on future trips to Maui. The departure lei ceremony is also very nice.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the hotel for a week with a group of 24. The rooms in some buildings were really nice. The rooms in the building close to the Sheraton however were definitely economy rooms, no full tub, not oven a fitted sheet. We had a room on the end of the building so we had a nice view. If you stay in the backside of any of have buildings your view is of another hotel. Also the pool closes at 9, which is a little early if you are traveling with a lot of young people who stay up late.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cleveland, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This was a wonderful place to stay - the best! Best location, atmosphere, food, rooms, grounds and Hawaiian experience. The Sunday Brunch with the staff is not to be missed. What a gem of a place. They have a take-out counter which we used for breakfast several days - and ate staring at the ocean at the tables and chairs they have spread out. The birds are a hoot to watch. We had an ocean front room which was super clean and comfy. I would totally recommend this to anyone - couples or families. No, it's not a Hyatt but it's Hawaiian........

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I found nothing wrong with the KBH. The hotel is extremely nice and so are the people. They are very accommodating. It is close to The Whaler, where there are some very nice shops. We are planning to go back and stay at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We came to Maui and stayed somewhere else first. The other hotel was more "fancy". The grounds seemed more commercial there. Here seems so authentic. Everyone is so friendly and interested in teaching you about true Hawaiian culture. When I return, I will stay here again.

Stayed April 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Fabulous location , 3 minute walk to the beach, lots of activities in the hotel and around, we usually eat out in order to experience what the area had to offer, the one hotel breakfast we had was fine. Room was a good size and clean. A busy hotel but staff were efficient and helpful. Easy to get around the island as long as you have a car.Would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Address: 2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1987
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#12 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaanapali Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 432
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surround yourself with aloha on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches...At Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel! Located on golden sand next to the clear blue waters of Ka'anapali, all rooms have balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens, inviting you to relax to the sound of gentle surf and cool tradewinds. Award winning dining, shopping and recreation are on hand or close by. Here you'll discover the best in Hawaiian culture and family-style hospitality - truly aloha at its best! ... more   less 
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