The town of Paia itself is very quaint and different. Not resort oriented in the least. Therefore this quaint boutique hotel fit perfectly. The renovations that were taking place while we were there were barely noticeable. Room 9 was like a small studio apartment. Everything needed except for a dishwasher and stove. I wasn't there to cook, so it was perfect. We still had a full fridge to keep food for our day trip and a microwave to warm up food and warm the water for our morning oatmeal. There is a small continental snack bar breakfast at reception. We enjoyed the oatmeal packs that we topped off with fruit that we purchased at the grocery store. The only grocery store in town had all that we needed. The front desk personnel were always helpful and cheerful. We were there only 5 days. We went to Lahaina after that, but returned to the town at end of our trip and felt a part of this town already. We did make some use of the beach. We sat and enjoyed the ocean with breakfast or with before dinner drinks. You access the beach through a walkway along the building that leads to the beach. I would think that there might even be some of the second story rooms that might have a view of the ocean. We enjoyed it and if you are not a full fledged resort person, you will too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The postcard perfection of Maui’s North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, and world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of the Paia Inn. This beach town boutique inn seamlessly blends modern amenities with the historic character of its building. In a nod to the town’s plantation trade days, the building’s exterior has retained its charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues; yet, the interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paia Hotel Paia
- Paia Inn Maui, Hawaii