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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 #19 of 29 hotels in Lahaina
Houston, Texas
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It was my first visit to the hotel, and I was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised! This beach front hotel's location is excellent - it is a short walk to Whaler's Village. The rooms, hotel grounds, and pool are older, but very well maintained. The rooms were spacious and although it is a family resort, it was not noisy. The staff is very friendly and the hotel has a hospitable spirit. I was appreciative of the kukui nut leis we were given on our departure from the hotel. I will definitely stay here on return trips to Maui.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Zelienople, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was our second visit to this hotel. We had been there four years ago and really loved it. We decided to include our two daughters, son in law and three grandchildren this time. Their rooms were great and really huge. Ours was smaller but we were in the older section. They experienced electricity outage two times and were concerned about some medication that needed to be refrigerated. We took advantage of several of the free crafts that were offered. We made leis one day with Rance and he was great. He was very informative and took great time in teaching what we were to do. I didn't get the one lei making and he was very patient until I got it. The food at the tiki grill was excellent. We had lunch there also every day. Breakfast at the terrace was also really good. All in all a good experience.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were in Maui for 10 days celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel for the entire stay. The hotel and staff are awesome and we highly recommend the hotel. In particular, we enjoyed our time at the Tiki Bar getting to know Dale, Chantelle and Tommy. They are all great people with big hearts!
The grounds crew were amazing, they kept the hotel exterior looking beautiful.
Mahalo to everyone that made our trip so memorable!
Doug & Linda

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The island is quiet with a lot of beaches. This hotel sits among many others with a mall, restaraunts and golfing. This area can be completely self contained but I recommend having a car as the drives on Maui are awesome. The hotel can arrange for tours otherwise.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

First trip to Maui and we stayed at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel for a week. The hotel was brilliant from day 1, they give you a free buffet breakfast on the first day with a nice introduction to Hawaii and advice on different activities you could do on your stay. There was a representative at the hotel who sorted out all the excursions we wanted to do. The staff were very friendly and happy to help. The grounds were beautiful and very well kept with the beach literally on the doorstep which was surprisingly always very peaceful even when it was busy. On Sundays, the hotel does a champagne brunch which we would definitely recommend - so much lovely food to suit everyone and champagne constantly being topped up. The rooms were very 'Hawaiian' and were perfect for what we needed, we were too busy enjoying Maui to spend too long in our rooms. The Tiki grill and Tiki bar by the pool had good service and lovely drinks while the Tiki terrace had lovely food and a good view of the evening entertainment. There was a daily hula show and local music which was so relaxing and definitely a highlight of the hotel. Lovely closing ceremony the day you leave. It was a lovely hotel in a great location and we would definitely like to return some time!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lousville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our first trip to Maui and we were very satisfied with this resort. It was very close to shopping and restaurants and the grounds were beautiful. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a large oceanfront room with a balcony which provided great views for whale watching. The only negative for me was you can't smoke on your outside balcony and there are only two small places on the grounds where smoking is permitted. I am sure this will make all non smokers very happy.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deadwood, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I were in Maui celebrating our 40 year anniversary, and our 7 night stay at KBH was awesome and we highly recommend it. It has a true Hawaiian feel to it, (unlike so many of the other large chain hotels), has beautiful grounds and pool area, is right on Kaanapali beach, good location to Lahaina, service was very good and always came with a SMILE. We had no complaint on the room, (the shower was a bit small, but who cares?). Our favorite was the Tiki bar and DALE!! He is super friendly, spectacular service, funny, helpful and he remembered us after the first night we arrived. What a great bar tender he is!!!!! The hotel is central to most everything you chose to do in Maui, with just a short drive to Lahaina, or you can walk down the beach about 5-10 minutes to Whalers Village or to the north to Black Rock beach, where snorkeling is very good. The only one negative that we found was that the breakfast in the hotel was a bit over-priced, but that didn't bother us, as there are a ton of places to go out to breakfast within a short 10 minute drive. So after the first morning we just went elsewhere. When we go back to Maui, we WILL stay at KBH. We felt it was a great value for the money it costs.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#14 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#15 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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Also Known As:
Ka'Anapali Beach Hotel Maui/Lahaina
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