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Review of Aston Kaanapali Shores

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Aston Kaanapali Shores
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
“Had an Amazing Vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed here during our family's second visit to the Valley Isle. Traveled with my wife, 8 y/o and my sister in law. Excellent location. Close to everything including some local hole-in-a-wall restos and a grocery store. Well-maintained property. Staff are very accommodating and friendly, even their line-staff! Everything that you could ever possibly need is in the condo unit! And if not, just ask, chances are they will have it i.e. rice cooker, bbq utensils, a new coffee maker etc.

Not the most ultra-modern hotel/resort with the fancy infinity pools etc., but who cares, the point of vacationing is exploring and not staying in your hotel. And why would you want an infinity pool when the freaking Pacific Ocean is yards away! Kaanapali beach is absolutely beautiful beach with one of the most amazing sunsets!

If I were to nitpick, the main pool with the towel service is quite a ways specially if you are heading back to the parking lot for a daytrip. Be nice to have towel service available in the main lobby at all times. The grills are also quite a trek (next to the tennis court). Overall, we had a carefree stay and an amazing vacation!

Room Tip: Higher floors are definitely advisable. Ocean view is a must!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We just came back from our second stay at Aston Kaanapali Shores, yet, on a next trip to Maui we would go there again.
Listed as a 3-star on most sites, Aston Kaanapali Shores offered top us:
- nice and clean studio with all you need
- comfortable bed, pleasure to sit or have a meal at the balcony
- staff (at all levels) is very helpful
- Expedia presentation on the first morning was remarkable, thanks to Patty Sylva
- beautiful garden and grounds - the gardeners know what they are doing
- smart architecture with maximum ocean view, even if partial
- forgot a new cell phone at one of the public bathrooms and Housekeeping chased my family with multiple calls and message to make sure I know it was found and safe!
- the noisy Myna Birds are one of those "extras", special treat you do not expect, and can not find anywhere else
- Stopped at Costco upon arrival + you have the Times Supermarket across the street
- the problem beach in front was easily replaced by walking a mile or so South
Conclusion: pleasant memories and great value

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Dimitre V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have never been to Maui before but many we talked to recommended West Maui and the North of Lahaina area. When shopping around for hotels we discovered that most nearby came with a substantial daily rate. There were a few Astons listed in or around the area with comparable prices but the Kaanapali Shores seemed to have the better overall set of reviews at the time. Like many reviewers we were happily upgraded from a studio to a 1-bedroom suite which was a very pleasant surprise. The "free - i.e. included with other services in the resort fee" DVD rentals were great, the DVD player is actually a Sony PS/3 so you could also play games. The "free" (see above) WiFi worked most of the time but instead of a single access point name there were many loosely based on room numbers (but you could attach to any). Parking is NOT included in the resort fee, that is an additional $9 a day with ticket in/out system that seemed to have some operational problems the week we were there. The pool/hot-tub areas were nothing special but certainly adequate, the gardens were nice to walk around, the beach was great and there was plenty to do nearby.

There are some footpaths that connect several of the hotels (some with "no trespassing signs) so to go further afield on foot would require walking along the very nice beach (though some parts may be wet - so pack a bag to carry shoes). The restaurant had a somewhat limited average-priced (for Maui) menu but the Diamond Resort Kaanapali Beach club to the South also has a very nice restaurant with a more extensive (and gluten free) selection.

https://cmsprod.diamondresorts.com/sites/default/files/EVM_dinner-menu.pdf

There is a shopping mall just over the road including an excellent coffee/breakfast spot, some fast food places and a Times supermarket (great for picking up deli sandwiches and snacks for those day trips or beach walks). The most fun place to go for breakfast/brunch/lunch (especially with kids - of any age) is Slappycakes (www.slappycakes.com). Essentially it is a variation on fondue with an in-table hotplate to design-your-own pancake made with the squeeze bottles of batter (you may get a coupon for a free batter bottle with your hotel package). There is a Chevron gas station and ABC store just to the North of the resort.

Bottom line this hotel was almost half the rate of the major nearby resorts, the bed was comfy, room was comfortable, spacious, plenty of amenities with a well-appointed kitchen/dining area, the location is perfect for easily accessing just about any activity. You are close by many excellent amenities and the staff we worked with were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Most higher level west-facing rooms have an ocean view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Seven years has lapsed since my wife and I last stayed at the Shores, and while we have been back to Maui in the in-between years (staying at Honua Kai, which seemed to set a new standard), we returned to the Shores (via Expedia) this year due to a tighter budget...and they blew us away!!

We were upgraded to a one-bedroom from studio upon check-in, and after requesting a room change the first morning (simply due to elevator noise), we were given an 8th floor ocean view room which rivaled any room we've stayed in at Honua Kai. It was updated / recently renovated all through, hugely spacious and very clean. The garden pool was less crowded most of the day, and daily mai tais from happy hour (being actually a happy 4-hour) just sealed the deal on this place. Being a fitness nut, the only downside (if I'd call it that) was the $5/day charge to use the fitness centre which I hoped was included in the resort fee, but given it is a full-on gym (and not just some piddly treadmill and multi-station), it was well worth the money. The free DVDs seemed very popular, lots of parking and having all the amenities across the street,as always, was great (Times Supermarket, Subway, Pizza...HIGHLY recommend Pizza Paradiso...their Maui Wowie Hawaiian is fantastic!).

The Kaanapali Shores is a TEN out of five, and we will be back! Thank you so much for contributing to a great Hawaiian vacation!! Mahalo!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

spent 4 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet in a 1 bedroom condo which were upgraded to upon arrival.The staff was friendly and helpful.The tour orientation provided after you just in the next morning is helpful.The concierce PJ was helpful and never failed to check in on how we were enjoying our stay whenever he saw us.The breakfast staff at the resturant was upbeat and friendly.The meal prices are reasonable.The parking was reasonable.If you are just looking for a place to relax without the theme park and party glitz this is the place!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Rico944
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel in early April. After a bit of a check in mix-up which the most pleasant and professional front office manager Steve was able to square away, we had a lovely time there. Ocean view room was clean and in good condition. Kitchen supplies were sparse but certainly adequate for our needs. Towels were soft and bed not too hard. Concierge desk lady helpful to set up our tours.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Aston Kaanapali Shores
Address: 3445 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9414
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#11 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston Kaanapali Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 463
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located beachfront on Kaanapali Beach, this magnificent condominium resort combines spacious, well-appointed suites with hotel-caliber services. Enjoy the beauty of expanse ocean views and direct access to the beach. Amenities include complete kitchens, WiFi, onsite cultural programs, an activities desk for off-site arrangements, and a year-round kids program, Camp Kaanapali. This self-contained property boasts 2 swimming pools, a beachfront restaurant and bar, fitness center and spa featuring an indoor/outdoor massage service. All of these great amenities and services combined with an exceptional guest service staff make for an unforgettable vacation and the experience of true Aloha Spirit. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Hotel Lahaina
Aston Hotel Kaanapali Shores
Kaanapali Shores Maui
Aston Kaanapali Shores Condos
Maui Aston Kaanapali Shores Condominiums
Maui Resortquest Kaanapali Shores
Kaanapali Shores Hotel
Resortquest Kaanapali Shores Maui
Kaanapali Shores Resort
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