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Maui Hotels - West Side

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This page describes all of the major HOTELS on the WEST side of Maui.  The West side includes Lahaina, Kaanapali, Honokowai, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua.  All of the hotels on this page are air conditioned.

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Maui hotels on the West Side, in order of my preference, by Maui Jon:

Hyatt Regency   (808) 661-1234
This is my favorite place to stay and the best hotel on Kaanapali Beach (my favorite area).  The Hyatt Regency Maui has beautifully landscaped grounds. There’s lots of fabulous art in the lobbies, waterfalls and a waterslide in the pools, a rope bridge, children’s play pool, great daily buffet breakfast and more.  There are even live flamingos, parrots, crowned cranes, and penguins (yes, penguins!) on the grounds.  Opened in 1980.  815 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Hyatt Maui


Westin   (808) 667-2525
The Westin is the second-largest hotel on the west side (761 rooms) and is right in the middle of Kaanapali Beach.  It has beautiful landscaping like the Hyatt and even more elaborate pools.  Rooms are smaller than at the Hyatt or Sheraton. Rooms in the older of the two buildings have no closet (only an armoire), so ask for a room in the newer building, called the Beach Tower building.  (This was the Maui Surf hotel until it was rebuilt and reopened and that newer tower added by Westin in 1987.)  Note: this is NOT the same place as the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, which is a new timeshare at a different Maui location.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Westin Maui


Marriott   (808) 667-1200
Marriott converted this hotel all into timeshares, and they have added two more timeshare buildings on the grounds.  The pools are fabulous since their elaborate renovations in 2001.  I recommend AGAINST buying a timeshare, but if you can stay here as a hotel guest it’s a good location.  Opened in 1982.  312 rooms.  (Don’t confuse this Kaanapali Marriott with the Wailea Marriott, formerly the Wailea Outrigger.)  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Marriott's Maui Ocean Club


Sheraton   (808) 661-0031
The newest hotel on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton was completely rebuilt in 1996.  It has a great location, right at Black Rock.  It’s more quiet than the other Kaanapali hotels, but has less elaborate pools and so is less fun for kids than the Hyatt and Westin.  The Sheraton also tacks on extra charges, like a resort fee, more expensive parking than the other Maui hotels, and a steep charge if you need to add a rollaway bed in your room.  Some of the lanais are very small and don’t have space for more than one chair.  Some of the rooms & bathrooms are small, and some rooms have only an armoire instead of a closet.  510 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Sheraton Maui Resort


Kaanapali Beach Hotel   (808) 661-0011
This bargain hotel is in the same great location as the Sheraton, right on Kaanapali Beach near Black Rock, but about half the price of the Sheraton because it’s much older (built in 1964).  The pools are not big and fancy like the four hotels listed above, but the Kaanapali Beach Hotel has a well-deserved reputation for wonderful friendly service.  It has the most Hawaiian atmosphere and décor of any Maui hotel and even puts on a free hula show every evening.  430 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Kaanapali Beach Hotel


Royal Lahaina   (808) 661-3611
Built in 1962, the Royal Lahaina is the oldest major hotel on this side of Maui.  It had gotten somewhat run down until its recent renovation.  All of the rooms in the 12-story main building were completely redone in 2006, and now they are beautiful.  The other smaller surrounding buildings are still in bad shape, but they will be completely replaced over the next few years.  Extensive new pools and landscaping will also be built in the future.  Currently there are 350 rooms in the main tower, 136 in the cottages, and 59 in the Kaanapali Ocean Inn.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Royal Lahaina Resort


Kaanapali Beach Club (formerly Embassy Vacation Resort)   (808) 661-2000
This was formerly the Embassy Suites, but has converted to timeshares.  It’s a couple miles north of Kaanapali, so not right in the main resort area, and not as big a beach as the Hyatt-Marriott-Westin-Sheraton area.  Opened in 1988.  413 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Kaanapali Beach Club


Ritz Carlton   (808) 669-6200
Some people are going to disagree with me putting the Ritz so low on my West Maui hotels list.  It certainly is a quiet, elegant, luxury hotel with excellent service.  But it’s a few miles north of Kaanapali, not on a beach, and more likely to be cloudy or windy or get some rain.  There’s also not much for children to do in the Kapalua area.  Opened in 1992, extensively remodeled in 2007.  463 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Ritz Carlton Kapalua


Kaanapali Ocean Inn     (808) 992-2694
This is an older unremodeled part of the Royal Lahaina Hotel.  59 rooms in a 3-story building, built in 1962.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Kaanapali Ocean Inn


Pioneer Inn     (808) 661-3636
The Pioneer Inn is a famous historic old small hotel in the middle of Lahaina, at the boat harbor.  Built in 1901, it has just 34 rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Pioneer Inn


Garden Gate B&B     (808) 661-8800
This is a large modern home in a residential area with 7 Bed and Breakfast rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Garden Gate B&B


Plantation Inn     (808) 667-9225
The Plantation Inn is a 19-room B&B in Lahaina, a couple blocks from the ocean.  Built in 1987.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Plantation Inn B&B


Lahaina's Last Resort     (808) 667-4663
This hostel in Lahaina is one of the least expensive places to stay in Maui.  It isn't on the beach and it doesn't have amenities, but you are still on Maui.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
          Lahaina's Last Resort Maui hostel


     
Ritz Maui hotel     Royal Lahaina Hotel

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