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“Best Western Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui” 3 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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Philadelphia, United States
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“Best Western Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Great location right on the wharf and in the middle of the action in town. However, even though they have renovated the place, it still looks a bit creaky and in need of a good scrubbing. The constant odor of urine from the bathroom was very annoying. Friendly, helpful, laid back staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Keeping in mind that this Best Western Hotel is an historic site, and that it is located right at the Lahaina waterfront on one side, and the main street full of shops and restaurants on the other side, it is a wonderful location. Room was comfortable - location was fantastic. There is no elevator, but staff were very helpful caring luggage up the staircase. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Lahaina is truly a historic town and if that's why you're here, you need to stay at the Pioneer Inn.
Don't expect resort appointments or mainstream sameness--this is a funky, historic Inn, right in the center of town. It's got what you need if you're here for what's outside your hotel, not to camp in your room. However, it was clean and entirely adequate with the usual modcons--large flat screen TV, mini-fridge, coffee, toiletries, ceiling fan, AC, helpful staff. It would benefit from room safes, but you can always use the front desk deposit boxes if necessary.
By luck of the draw, I got the large inside corner room (40). While spacious, it was rather dark and the balcony is an inside corner over the courtyard, so it wasn't a useful feature.
It's not your culinary destination, but I found the bar and the restaurant for breakfast to be quite suitable to my needs--very open air, so look for AC elsewhere (like back in your room). This isn't a beach hotel, but as many have noted it is central to town and the docks--walking to everything you need to eat and drink is easy, as well as front door access to all the water tours as well as the ferry to Lanai. If I came back to Lahaina I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Pioneer Inn for me was just what I needed !! The staff was great and very helpful. Perfect downtown Lahaina location I could walk to everything. And the balcony above Front street was perfect for reading and people watching in the evenings. The room had everything I wanted and needed to give me a great and relaxing vacation. There are beaches running from the marina to the south and just to the north end of Lahaina (Baby Beach) which are great for swimming. And the great part is you will not need to use the car to get to them, they both are within easy walking distance. Which is great because if you get your electronic car key wet it is very expensive to replace, leave it in your room and go swimming.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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kamuela, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I was here on business and chose the right location at Pioneer Inn. Right in the middle of Lahaina! Walking distance to anywhere, check out Spanky's Riptide Bar at 505 Front street - good food, great drinks and awesome staff. The rooms are cool, clean, comfortable and my room was right on the street with a balcony for people watching and making friends if you want! Your neighbors balcony is right next to you...:) Oh yeah, pack your suitcases lightly......no elevators here, but only two floors so just one set of stairs. Free Wi-fi, a pool, and tile floors in the white bathrooms. The AC works great and the rooms are relaxing. Loved it!! I'll come back for fun next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

This hotel is very good value for the money. The location is excellent and the ambiance is surreal. Not for you if you think this is a resort. While this hotel does not have a resort like look and feel, it is really good value for your money. Granted the rooms were smallish, even oldish, but who goes to Maui, Hawaii to spend time in the room?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Spent a couple of nights at this wonderful landmark sitting at the harbour front in Lahaina. Sunsets were exceptional from the neighbouring park. Restaurants and shops surround the hotel. The iconic lighthouse is a few steps away from the hotel. The room was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Wi-Fi in the room was handy. Traditions are well maintained at this impressive hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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