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Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #20 of 29 hotels in Lahaina
Hanna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is starting to be in need of renos....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great place to stay; however, the hotel is starting to need renovations in order to keep the appeal to stay there. Very Good rating because of location, the staff, and the Hawaiian touch!..... The breakfast smorg is very pricey and doesn't compare in the slightest to Duke's. Love the beach and the hotel grounds..... Nice and quite.

Room Tip: It appeared to me, that the rooms facing the ocean and the ones opposite the Sheraton were in better...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Moderately priced, family oriented hotel on one of the great beaches on earth. Free nightly entertainment, good restaurants and very accommodating staff. Stay there. Parking is extra, but very convenient.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Kaanapali Beach Hotel was nice. We were part of a tour group that stayed for two nights. We had a partial view of the ocean. On arrival we had a welcome meeting with the staff and they were very helpful (we requested and had a room change to be close to our friends). Breakfast buffet was good and they accommodated an early buffet on our departure. Of the four islands we visited Maui and our hotel had the nicest beach. It didn't hurt that we could sit on the beach with our binoculars and watch the whales, AWESOME, to say the least. The Tiki bar was great and apparently "the" place for locals to go. It was nice having the nightly entertainment. The hotel also has washers and dryers that were kept busy since our group was half way through our tour. The hotels have a free shuttle that runs guests into town. Something that was truly memorable was the farewell from the hotel staff. They present each guest with an KuKui lei and sing to us. Many of us shed a tear. They have done this with departing visitors ever since 911 when they had many souls stranded at their hotel. So nice. The only issue we had was the wifi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Kaanapali Beach Hotel was wonderful. It is an older hotel, but beautiful and more authentically "Hawaiian" than any of the nearby accomodations we've previously visited. The staff were extremely courteous and the location amazing! While we passed rooms at KHB that appeared to overlook the roof of the hotel laundry room, we were fortunate enough to be placed in the building closest to the beach with a second story balcony and unobstructed view of the ocean. We arrived rather late in the evening, so we were thrilled at the kindness of the staff to place our tired bodies in such a nice location in their hotel...a very warm THANK YOU to the front desk for being so kind. The room was nice and large, quite roomy for a family of four, beds were comfortable, rooms quiet and clean[ish] ( will get to that in a sec) and the location perfect for us as our favorite snorkel locaton, Black Rock, was a very quick and easy walk w/o all the fuss we typically face when looking for parking. The only 'complaint" I had was the laundry room -the dryers are kind of costly and require multiple cycles to dry even small loads - time to retire these old guys. Additionally....we were a little underwhelmed with the house keeping. We returned to our 'cleaned' room to find trash cans unemptied, toilet paper roll still empty [no spare rolls anywhere], replacement towels tossed on top of our personal effects. These were just small things that we noted but didn't give us a warm feeling about what else was being missed between guests. Still, this locaton has nothing but great memories for us and we will DEFINITELY be returning next year..same bat time, same bat place. Thank you KHB for your part in making THIS stay in Maui the best that we've ever had. See you next year.

Room Tip: Request a room facing either the pool or beach! Am not certain but I think the "hotel" v...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatchewan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was our second stay in Maui and our first at KBH and we loved it! We loved the friendliness of the staff and the joy they had with each other which showed me that this is not only a great place to work but also a great place to visit! I recommend the welcome breakfast, it isn't a time share trick, just a great breakfast welcoming you to their "home". The music every evening was fun and the beach was great! We snorkled at black rock and saw the turtle more than once! We had beach days and highly recommend renting the cabana, so fun to have your own little tent. The trilogy staff was great too and cared enough not to rent us snorkle equipment on the day it was too windy and the waves too rough. We loved our room on the 6th floor of the Lanai tower with great views off the balcony and out the back door too! We can't wait to stay here again! Only default was the internet wasn't available in our room it was supposed to have been but it wouldn't work. It was wireless from the pool but you had to find shade to be able to read your screen. Others had trouble logging on by the pool so I know it was more frustrating for others. But it's my holiday, internet = work.. it's okay it didn't work so great...

Room Tip: ocean view, top floor is 6th floor, Lanai tower has the most central view of the whole area includin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Loved the area and the Beach but not the hotel itself. We arrived at Kaanapali after spending 5 days at the Turtle Bay resort in Oahu. For basically the same price per night (approx. $300 /night, ocean front), the Kaanapali Beach Hotel does not compare to Turtle Bay. Also over and above the room rate you have to pay for daily parking $10 - $12 per day, approx $2 per day to use the safe in the room, $0.75 per local call and $10 per day to have wiffi in the court yard only. What hotel now a days doesn't have free wifi in the room?? The rooms are no fancier or bigger than a travel lodge, are old and need to be updated. Lobby is very old and outdated. Food was average.

On the upside, weather and view were great. Our room was ocean front and on the very bottom, so just had to walk out our balcony and on to the beach. As well, the whale watching was spectacular.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

In Maui our daughter had stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Resort and was pleased with the Resort. TripAdvisor rating for the Hotel for Maui is 25 out of 79. With 1,874 reviews 82% rate the hotel excellent to very good a strong indication that this is a favorable place to stay. We found this resort to be excellent. In an area with high rise hotels this resort provides an option with several smaller wings and more of a Hawaiian flare then typical High Rise Hotels. The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and the maid service keeps the rooms clean. The resort is located on one of Maui’s best beaches. Within a short walking distance a large cliff juts out into the water and provides an excellent snorkeling area. There are many eating places in the area including the Whaler, a shopping area a short walk away and the city of Lahaina a short drive. The resort has a restaurant and separate outdoor bar and grill. The lobby has an excellent activities desk for planning all of your Island activities.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

Address: 2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ka'anapali Beach Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surround yourself with aloha on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches...at Maui's most Hawaiian hotel! Located on golden sand next to the clear blue waters of Kaanapali, all rooms have balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens, inviting you to relax to the sound of gentle surf and cool tradewinds. Award winning dining, shopping and recreation are on hand or close by. Here you’ll discover the best in Hawaiian culture and family-style hospitality – truly aloha at its best! ... more   less 
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