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Best Western Pioneer Inn
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Lecce
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“Very nice boutique hotel”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

This is a very nice boutique hotel in the downtown with a very kind staff. The rooms are very clean and confortable. Some of the rooms have a nice veranda from which you can also see the ocean. Definitely to recommend.

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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Our lanai overlooked the Banyan tree, where hundreds of birds come to nest for the night by twos in the evening. The two nights we were there, live bands played, so we just sat on our shared lanai and enjoyed the show. The hotel is over 100 years old, so don't expect anything ultra-modern. The rooms were a bit small but very comfortable, with a/c and a great flat screen tv. The staff was helpful and friendly. An outdoor mall with restaurants and a movie theater is directly across the street.

The location is also convenient for heading out on excursions, because it is right at the wharf. Lahaina town is charming, with lots of different stores, ice cream parlors (Ono Gelato!), and restaurants. Lots of nightlife, but most stores close around 9:30. If you want to really check out Lahaina, you should stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Really neat historic old building. Rooms are average for a place that's lasted this long, but they're comfortable and clean. Had a great view from our lanai of the banyan tree and the harbor, really enjoyed the birds every morning and evening. Convenient and close to Front St where all the action is, yet we didn't notice it at night. Fun place to sit outside and people watch over that morning coffee as the town wakes up, or later in the day over a beer as the evening heats up.

Room Tip: Ask for a room across from the banyan tree for great views. If you need quiet, then poolside (courty...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This motel has one of the best locations in Hawaii. Right on Front St., the main drag in Lahaina, it is in the middle of the Old Lahaina shopping area and surrounded by restaurants and shops selling everything from hand made Hawaiian souvenirs, to top shelf designer clothes, to tours and fishing trips and everything else in between. It's a really fun location with lots of night life going on and has a bar and restaurant on the first floor.
The motel is over 100 years old and is a National Historic site so not much can be done to update the place or perform major remodeling on the building, so it is old and dated, but very clean, and everything works fine. All the rooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator and the halls are narrow, so it is hard to drag your luggage up a narrow starway, but it's worth it if you can do that. The place has a small pool and seating area in a courtyard but with the ocean 100 ft. away, who swims in a pool.
This is a great place to spend a night or two to really get the feeling of Hawaii.
I would have rated the place a 5 except for the no elevator factor.

Room Tip: If you want to overlook the busiest street in Lahaina, ask for a streetfront room and you can watch...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2012

First, I want to say that we booked through Best Western for our room. It was confirmed via internet, but when we got there, they said our reservation had been made for the following night. I abruptly presented my printed confirmation and they managed to offer us the manager's emergency room for the night. We were exhausted after being in airports for 14 long hours. The room was so hot and stuffy. We thought "no problem, we'll sit on the balcony till it cools off from the window air". This room did not have windows that could be opened and no door to the balcony from our room (most of them do tho). There was no other room available to us. When I contacted Best Western about this disasterous start to our long awaited and anticipated vacation, they only said they were sorry and did nothing to try to redeem themselves for such a ghastly mistake. Hence, I will never deal with Best Western again!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

We always start our Hawaii vacation in lovely Lahaina at the Pioneer Inn. The facility is old and historical and just perfect for enjoying people watching. The Banyan Tree outside your window fills with birds each night and every morning you are aroused to their serenade as they leave for the days journey. The facility is quaint, centrally located so that you can walk to all of the shops and activities on Front street and most importantly you can enjoy a wonderful Mai Tai at Kimo's and never have to worry about driving. Spend at least one night in town next time you are on Maui you will really enjoy the time spent just sitting on your deck watching the people go by.

Room Tip: Pick a room that faces Front Street or the Banyan Tree. That's were you will get the best exper...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Pioneer Inn
Address: 658 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1266
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#17 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Pioneer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit historic Lahaina, treat yourself to the hospitatlity of Hawaii's plantation era while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of the Best Western Pioneer Inn. Although the exterior faithfully preserves this historical hotel, inside and around the grounds, visitors will enjoy up to date accomodations and facilities. Guests are surrounded by constant reminders of Hawaii's special beauty and will find the Inn's staff as warm and hospitable as a gentle island tradewind. ... more   less 
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