My husband and I recently had our wedding on Maui's north shore, and after booking our venue, we decided that the most interesting and convenient place for us and our guests to stay would be the west coast. We had 50 guests fly in and almost all stayed with us at KBH. I am so happy that I chose this hotel. I'd read a few warnings that this place was 'old school' or not up to modern standards, but in the end I was very pleasantly surprised. The decor is Hawaiian, but the rooms are clean, and come with AC, toiletries, and balconies that offer spectacular views. All the staff were extremely pleasant - always saying Aloha when they passed.
One of the nicest things about the hotel are the central grounds. This hotel obviously benefits from the fact that it was built earlier than a number of the neighbouring hotels. The building wings are only 6 levels high so the common areas are not as densely populated as other hotels and the common grounds area is much larger than the nearby Westin. The grounds are also beautifully landscaped and maintained. Many people enjoyed lounging here since they were shaded by trees and could enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. My parents stayed in a garden suite and enjoyed sitting out and watching the goings on.
The hotel is really well positioned right on Kaanapali beach. Black rock is just a short stroll or swim down the beach. Getting to Whalers Village for dinner is just a 5 minute walk along a tiki torch lit beachfront promenade.
A few cons - No Wifi. It seems unimaginable today. They offer in-room internet via ethernet cable, and claim to have a wifi in the pool area, but this didn't work for us. This would be my main issue. They also hand out, in a seemingly arbitrary way, various coupons and discounts for their restaurant and other activities. Some people get them, some don't. If you care, you should ask. I think the hotel should just drop them - the free welcome breakfast didn't seem worth showing up at 8am for.
Overall, I think this hotel is doing a fantastic job and would recommend to anyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ka Anapali Beach Hotel
- Hotel Ka Anapali Beach
- Kaanapali Beach Hotel Maui/Lahaina