We have a time share on Maui and stay there whenever go to Maui. On this last trip, because of flight issues, we had to come in one day early and couldn't get into our time share until the next day. We stayed here one night. We chose the location primarily because of the cost. I didn't want to drop $200 plus for just one night sleep and a shower. For our purposes, it was fine. The property is old and it shows. It needs updating. But if you have ever read one of my reviews, you know that the most important thing to me is cleanliness. Well, even though it is old and badly needs updating, I will say that it was clean. Yes, new carpet and wall coverings and whatnot would make it much nicer, but it was clean. My only real complaint was that the room smelled musty. It appears that the entire first floor is closed off as all the room windows are covered with paper. I am assuming there has been water damage there and mold/mildew. I didn't see any mold or evidence of water damage on the 2nd floor where we stayed, but it did smell musty and they are using air fresheners to try and cover the odor so you have that mixture that is an issue. However after a bit, we adjusted and didn't smell it anymore. Also, the bed was surprisingly quite comfy. We enjoyed the bed and slept well.
As far as beach goes...it was a great beach. The hotel is right on Ka'anapali Beach, one of the best beaches in Maui. It was beautiful. Further, if you have a room on the south side of the hotel, you will be overlooking the Royal Lahaina Lu'au and you can see the whole show from your lanai.
For $118.00 for one night...it fit our needs just great. If ever in the same situation, I would stay there again. If I looking for somewhere to stay for a week, and money wasn't a big issue, I would look elsewhere, but if on a tight budget, it is a pretty cheap place on a great beach. Really, what do you need a room on Maui for? We sleep and shower in our room. Otherwise, we are on the beach or in the water. So, I can never see spending $200+ a night for a room to sleep and shower.
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- Also Known As:
- Kaanapali Ocean Hotel Lahaina
- Kaanapali Ocean Lahaina
- Kaanapali Ocean Inn Maui/Lahaina