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“Rustic Charm” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn

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BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Kapolei, Hawaii
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24 reviews
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“Rustic Charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

This was a 3 day trip to Maui for us, and we really enjoyed our stay at the Pioneer Inn. Being from Oahu it was nice to just slow down and relax. The Inn is right in the center of Lahaina town and a short walk to a lot of attractions. Rooms are a little small but all have large balconeys to sit out on, and really, who comes to Hawaii, Maui especially, to sit in a hotel room? The restaurant downstairs is nice open air atmosphere, and prices are very reasonable. They have a parrot in the adjoining bar that has quite a vocabulary and attitude, very entertaining. Staff is very helpful and friendly, always quick with a smile and eager to please. Directly across the street is the largest Banyon tree in the world, home to the biggest flock of Myna birds it would seem. Just before sunset and sunrise the make a racket. Also across the street is the ferry to Lanai and Molokai, definitely worth the $$$ for a day trip. All in all the Pioneer Inn is a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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hulagirl1, Owner at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
We value our Oahu visitors like you and are glad that you found your stay relaxing.
Please visit us again on your next trip to Maui.
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We have stayed at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina a number of times. What we love about it is it's location (right on the harbor, downtown). So many things to do and see are in walking distance. It is a small hotel with historic importance in Lahaina. At night we would sit on the lanai and watch the birds come to roost in the banyan tree on the square. We enjoyed the free concert in their secluded courtyard. It was part of a great week on Maui.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vernon, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great location, staff are amazing and helpful. Clean and comfortable but small. The restaurant is great with fun parrot who sings and speaks to all who come in. Downtown and quaint right on the harbour so those who fish, boat, shop, beachcomb this is the spot. Pool is quiet which is nice for relaxation and those who do not want music, activity nor children around. Central and great rates for singles or couples.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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hulagirl1, Owner at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed Alex ( the parrot) as much as we do.
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Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

First off I would like to say thank you to the Staff at the pioneer inn for being so accommodating. Due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to check into my booked accommodation in Lahaina and they accommodated me as a walk in at 12.30am, very relieved for that.
Staff were very friendly and booked me into a room straight away.
My room was really nice, had a very comfortable bed and the air conditioning was very good, not too noisy!
Shower facilities were also good.
I had a front street room where the large balcony looked over the street and I could see the Banyan trees from too.
It was a lovely room to stay in and I enjoyed how it felt like I was staying in a period building.
Thanks again for a great nights sleep! :-)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Tinez_Tinez
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hulagirl1, Owner at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
We are so glad to be able to provide our comfy bed for you. Thanks for staying with us.
Mahalo
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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I was not sure what to expect when booking this hotel but it was where we wanted to be, not for me the flash modernity of sprawling resort hotels. How happy I was with the choice. Centrally located right across the street from the small harbour with all it's maritime attractions and within easy walking distance of a nice beach . Although situated in the heart of the town with its day and evening bustle, It reeked of more gentler times especially once inside with its enclosed courtyard with pool and tropical garden. The accommodation was first class well up to modern standards, all of the staff we came into contact with were very friendly and most helpful when we needed it. The restaurant, while maybe not coming under the heading of 'fine dining' was perfectly adequate both for breakfast and dinner. As you may gather, we liked it

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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hulagirl1, Owner at BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and appreciating our historic inn!
Mahalo and come again.
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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We only stayed here for a couple of nights as we wanted to spend a bit of time in Lahaina. The location is excellent and I think what you get for the price is just right. There is no beach nearby but you can drive to any beach in Maui and they're all stunning. The pool was small but nice and refreshing after a long day in the sun. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Parts were a little shabby but I think that added to the charm of the place. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Lahaina.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palm Desert, California
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed here two nights and loved this place! Centrally located in Lahaina, with easy walking to restaurants and the wharf. Upstairs rooms have a nice lanai area to sit and relax. Staff is very helpful and in fact lent me their Hana Drive CD for my rental car so we could listen to commentary while we drove. Great budget choice for Maui.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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