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Makai Inn

1415 Front St., Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Makai Inn
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Ranked #11 of 13 Lahaina B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have never gone on trip advisor before, but I had to about the Makai Inn. I'm very easygoing about places to stay and a variety of experiences are ok with me. I have never, and I travel a great deal, stayed in a place as dirty and filthy and gross as this place. My husband, who is older than... More 

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Marquez, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed here 4 days. Nothing fancy but you can't beat the price or location. We walked to Aloha Mixed Plate every morning for breakfast and other places in Lahaina. The innkeeper is a dear lady who has been doing this for over 40 years! She allowed us to drop off our bags early since it was too early for... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Let me start that this is my review and my opinion, and I have read the others as well as the "guide" once you arrive. I stayed with my sister who was visiting us from the mainland and wanted a "vacation" experience before staying with us in Makawao. I also understand that this place is as cheap as you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent a night at the Makai Inn and fully enjoyed the experience. I felt like I'd been transported back to the 70's with my parents complete with the decor. Very cool and right ON the water. These are full apartments (with full kitchens and bathrooms). Yes they are original and yes they are very clean. I was actually staying in... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This property was an apartment building, back in the day. The present owners have brought a lively sense of humor and understanding of place to the decor of each room and to the way they run this inn. It ain't the Ritz or the Waldorf, but in some ways was much more enjoyable. Yes, I was bothered by some dust... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My best holiday ever, and this accomodation has had its part in it! Right at sea, very close to Lahaina, comfortable and quiet, it's been the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with my girlfriend! It was a 1bd apartment, clean and comfrotable, nicely furnished, in a complex with a pretty inner courtyard, wonderful view of the sea, on a... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Well. The reviews on this place are certainly all over the place.. And I am glad I didn't read any before booking my stay. I was desperate for a place to stay and someone recommended the Makai Inn to me because I was traveling on a budget. No before my review, I have to say that for several years I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The room was very clean and description was accurate. We felt very safe in the room . The place is very close to Front street which is the best street to roam in Lahaina. The bed sheets were clean and the wifi was very quick . The only negative was there was no hot shower in the morning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The makai inn has a great location and the room allows you to listen to the ocean from your bed. Unfortunately, I would not stay here again or recommend it to others because the room was filthy. The wall behind the bed was covered in dust, hair, and dead bugs. I found three bugs in the bed. We had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The best part of the hotel is the location, right on the ocean front! Walkable to many restaurants, grocery store, gas station etc. The owner lives right on the property and are friendly takes care of special requests. This is more like bed and breakfast. Do not expect anything fancy! Rooms are okay, nothing special. I do want to point... More 

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