I've read the other reviews and agree with everything that everyone else says. Yes, it's old and yes, it's rundown and yes, it needs updating BUT, for the price, the location and the fact that you get to use everything that the Royal Lahaina has right next door, it's a bargain. The A/C works, the shower works, the toilet works, and the bed - although hard - still provided a good nights' sleep. We paid a bit more for an ocean view room, but the only time we could see it was if we stood on the balcony and peered far to our left. I would pay extra next time for an oceanFRONT room. And ask for the top floor (there are only 3 levels) as the building isn't very sound-proof.
You can use the computers in Guest Services for free. The ice cream parlour next door makes delicious milkshakes and smoothies. The "Castaway Cafe" in the complex to the north - just steps away - is a great little restaurant for lunches, with an ocean view and it's reasonably priced. There's a fantastic seawalk/boardwalk that goes for miles up the coast, past all the other properties - you'll see many people jogging/walking along it in the mornings.
Whaler's Village is a 15-20 minute walk away. There's great snorkelling at the black rock at the Sheraton, about 10-15 minutes' walk away. This Inn is set on a beautiful, uncrowded beach. We watched the whales blowing, slapping their tails and breaching, right from the beach. Join in on Happy Hour, and remember that you're on vacation - don't sweat the small stuff!
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- Also Known As:
- Kaanapali Ocean Hotel Lahaina
- Kaanapali Ocean Lahaina
- Kaanapali Ocean Inn Maui/Lahaina