West Maui Hotels

Updated on:
October 23, 2014

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

Hyatt Regency   (808) 661-1234

This is my favorite of all the west Maui hotels. It’s 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

Westin Kaanapali Resort

 
 

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 are smaller, 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

The Maui Marriott is one of the west Maui hotels that has been converted 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 in Maui, 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

Sheraton Kaanapali

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 high 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.  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 Maui 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 the farthest away from Kaanapali and Lahaina of all the west Maui hotels, it is not on a beach, and this area is 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

Montage Kapalua Bay    (808) 662-6600

Like the Ritz Carlton hotel discussed above, the Montage is luxurious, but is in Kapalua, a part of Maui with more clouds, wind and rain than the main resort areas.  There are only 50 hotel rooms, in a complex of large buildings that contain more numerous residences.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
Montage Kapalua Bay

Above are the best West Maui Hotels -Those below are not as luxurious but are less expensive.

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

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

Garden Gate B&B     (808) 661-8800

This is not really one of the west Maui hotels, but is instead a large modern home being used as a B&B, in a residential area with 7 Bed and Breakfast rooms.  For photos and more information, click on this link:
Garden Gate 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 is a hostel, not a hotel.  It isn’t on the beach, it is very spartan 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

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West Maui Hotels

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