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Aston Kaanapali Shores
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Torrance
2 reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We were going to Maui for our daughters wedding and someone recommended the Aston Kaanapali Shores hotel because they had stayed there before. We looked into it and others and it seemed to be the best fit for our large group. When I checked in, I had been upgraded to a different room. When I stepped into the Penthouse Ocean Front Aloha Suite, It took my breath away !!! It was a top floor, ocean front, corner unit that had the MOST BEAUTIFUL view I have ever seen !! The 2 bedroom, 2 bath, room was massive !! It had a nice breeze blowing through it the whole time. Everyone in my group was envious of my room, even though their rooms were very nice as well. The hotel had one resturant, by the pool, that was great for full meals or just snacks and drinks by the pool. We snorkeled out front on the beach. Everyone was very kind and nice to talk to. I would definitely recommend it to others and I'd stay there again !!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2BFair, General Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Aloha Karen,

We were extremly happy to hear about your total enjoyment of the room you recevied and your overall vacation experience. Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding. We look forward to welcoming you back to our property the next time you visit Maui.

Aloha!
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Chino, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The place has a retro feel, very clean, great location, and excellent beach. In fact the largest sea turtle I saw was 25 yards offshore behind the hotel. They have a huge mango tree that shades a portion of the beach that is an intoxicating location.

The hotel is walking distance to Duke's. They have a restaurant on location, but we did not try it. This place would knock it out of the park if they had SUP and kayaks to rent on the beach.

I have no idea what they want in terms of cash, we stayed through Diamond, which was a decent value for points--1,000 per night when I booked.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2BFair, General Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Aloha . . . and thank you for sharing your positive experience. We are always thrilled to read that our guests enjoyed themselves at our resort! We are happy you were able to witness the sea turtles right off shore. The whales are awesome during whale season. We hope to welcome you back on a future trip to Maui.

Warmest Aloha.
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Morocco, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

On arrival we were asked to not get our luggage out of the car, but to first check in. We were immediately asked to upgrade our two bedroom suite, with two king beds, for an additional fee of $60.00 per night, we declined the offer. We were told our suite had one king bed and two twin beds that when pushed together would make a king bed, which of course it would not. We were told someone would put the two twin beds together, they never did. We were then told to drive through the parking garage to the back lot and use the delivery entrance. There are no luggage carts at the delivery entrance and we were not offered any help with our luggage. Our suite smelled musty, the furnishings were well worn, and it was at the end of the hall where they were doing remodeling. Our party consisted of four seniors citizens. Coming and going from the delivery entrance we had no interaction with any staff. When maid service came to the room they made the beds but did not change the sheets, that was the first time I ever stayed anywhere that did not change the sheets! The pictures of a usable beach are deceiving, the beach shown in pictures is actually at the hotel next door, Aston Kaanapali Shores beach is very rocky and can only be walked on at low tide. I believe we would have had a completely different experience if we had upgraded. I don't believe we got what we paid for, would not recommend anyone go here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2BFair, General Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
We were sorry to learn of your disappointment with the unit assigned for you. This unit was assigned days before your actual arrival, so please understand that you were not placed within it because you chose not to take advantage of the upgrade opportunity that was offered. We will offer an excellent upgrade value to arriving guests if one is available because we want to provide our guests with an opportunity to enjoy their vacation to its fullest. This is a no-pressure option and guests are always free to stay within the accommodations that were originally reserved.

We’re sorry that you experienced noise from the unit next door. While it is always good news that upgrades are being done at a resort, unfortunately we don’t always have control over the schedule of the contractors that handle that work. We do ask that all contractors advise us if there is to be noisy work taking place as a part of their scheduled work, but as you might imagine this doesn’t always happen as planned.

With respect to your comment on the delivery entrance, this is only called a delivery entrance because it has a ramp in place next to it. It is not actually a “delivery” entrance. You were encouraged to use this entrance because it is the closest and most convenient entrance to your suite.

We do sincerely hope you were otherwise able to enjoy your Maui vacation experience and that should you choose to return to Maui, you will allow us the opportunity to provide the more typically positive vacation experience for which we’ve become known.
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I absolutely loved this hotel. Next time we return to Maui this hotel will be the first thing I book. I loved the convenience of two pools, a wonderful restaurant (with amazing views and delicious food), and beach access right on property. This hotel was a little bit of a stretch for our budget, but it was worth every extra penny. The convenience of having a kitchen and washer/dryer unit inside our room was priceless. There was a grocery store right across the street that saved us on day outings where we needed a picnic lunch. It was also nice doing laundry before going to another island. The resort was family friendly, open, bright, and had a great location close to Lahaina. I would splurge for a room facing the water, because it was amazing to look out our window and hear/see the waves on the beach. A hui hou.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2BFair, Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
We're so pleased to read of your total enjoyment of the resort and your vacation in general. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

Aloha!
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Macomb, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Aston Kaanapali Shores was awesome! We had a two bedroom suite which was perfect for our family of 5. The setting is idyllic and there is great snorkeling at the hotel beach! The staff shares the islands aloha spirit with their ready smiles and positive attitudes. We were not thrilled with the $18 resort fee, but I feel that I got my moneys worth from it. The fee includes internet access, DVD rental at the hotel, pool towels, shuffle board and tennis supply rental. The view from both sides of our room was spectacular. My only small complaint was that the shower could have been cleaner and the bathroom in the master does not have a separate door. If I make it back to Maui, I will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2BFair, Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Aloha Tracey,

Great to hear that you folks enjoyed yourselves! We hope to see you back on a future visit to our beautful resort and island!

Warmest Aloha!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have spent 2 of the past 3 Christmases here and will be spending Christmas 2014 here as well. The condos are well appointed and comfortable and fit the needs of all of our family. We have enjoyed the restaurant on site as well as the proximity to grocery stores. It is also nice to be close to the activities of Lahaina and still have the quiet, beautiful beach.

Room Tip: For my husband's 60th birthday we selected a two-bedroom oceanfront. It was wonderful, but so h...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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2BFair, Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Aloha! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves once again and will look forward to seeing you at Christmas 2014!
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Renton, Washington
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

The Aston Kaanapali Shores was adequate for a vacation - nothing special. The photos of the property make it look much larger than it actually was - especially the pool by the beach. The photos of the beach also make it look larger than it really is. The rooms were nice, but walking up and down the boardwalk looking at the other places we could have stayed made us wish we'd chosen a different property. We also felt like we got nickel and dimed with this place - everything is an additional charge even though we had to pay an $18 per day resort fee. The gym, water equipment (snorkel gear, boogie boards, floats), parking ($9 a day), etc was an additional fee. The pool bar was excessively slow, but they made decent drinks and had friendly bartenders. The restaurant will get one thing wrong every time - we had 3 experiences there and each of them had one order come out wrong - the waitresses seemed like they were in too much of a hurry to listen to the order.

Overall it was a fine place to stay, but was nothing special. We will stay somewhere else when we visit Maui again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2BFair, Manager at Aston Kaanapali Shores, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Aloha... We're very sorry that the resort didn't completely meet with your expectations. We will continue to work hard to make sure that we do everything we can to create positive guest experiences for our visitors. We hope we'll have a future opportunity to create that positive experience for you folks.
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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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