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Napili Sunset
46 Hui Rd., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
Napa, California
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“24 years later...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Twenty-four years ago we strayed at this location to surprise my mother-in-law. She is now no longer with us, but she has left us this little gift. If you are not the ritzy place type, like to be a few feet away from the water and do your own cooking, this is the place. Service is excellent and the room always kept nice and clean. The kitchen is equipped with all one needs for some serious cooking (sorry, no gas stove) and the common BBQ is perfect. A small, friendly market is a few steps away if you forgot something. Internet connectivity was excellent and our Netflix worked just fine. There is excellent swimming right in front of the place and a good hiking trail within walking distance. Just bring your books, flip flops and swimming gear!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Just back from a wonderful stay at The Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort. This hotel (26 individually owned condos in a rental pool) older but maintained very well was everything we hoped for in a beach vacation. Located right on the beach, we had a one bedroom that slept 3 beautifully, there are also one bedroom + Loft and two bedroom condos, no lobby to traverse, an elevated grass lawn then THE BEACH! They have a pool also. The picturesque bay is protected by a coral reef with good snorkeling, paddle boarding and safe for little children. Convienent to a grocery, a walking trail for your daily, very good restaurants and quiet. If you're looking for a quiet, lowkey on the sand experience, this is it!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Altos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Just came back from a wonderful 8 day vacation at Napili Sunset. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The 2 bedroom suite was great! We loved falling asleep to the waves and waking up to the crystal blue ocean. The kids spent the days boogie boarding, snorkeling and searching for turtles. We will be back again!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Our family of 5, stayed in the one bedroom unit on the ground floor room 117 just steps to the beach. the room was exceptionally clean. The room has a back bedroom with a King Bed, the living area had a pull out double and a pull out twin sofa beds. The king bed was a little firmer than I like but was a nice bed. The unit had a full kitchen which we utilized over the Christmas holiday. The commuity laundry room was very convenient as well as served as a supply room for lots of beach toys, chairs, books, etc to borrow.

I loved having the downstairs unit as it had a larger lanai and next to the cgrassy ara with plenty of lounge chairs, not to mention just steps to e beach. I had read other reviews about loa locals hanging out at night but only one niht did we hear people out on the beach between 9:30-10:00 pm.

There is free parking, free wifi and housekeeping came by daily, even vacuming our lanai every day. Like I said this unit was very clean as well as updated. The beach was great, we snorkeled, paddle boarded, body surfed and boogie boarded and our weather was excellent, we had a little rain late afternoon on Christmas Eve that we enjoyed while playing cards on our lanai.

Can't wait to come back for another visit. Well be making reservations soon.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sitka, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We stayed at the Napili Sunset when Hale Napili was under construction so unavailable. We were not directly facing the ocean, there was a one-lane road between us and the beach, but it was a very short walk, and we could see a sliver of beach from the deck. We heard the larger units that face the beach directly are nicer. The worst thing about our studio unit was the murphy bed. When in the bed, which ifolds down at night out of a closet, there is no beside lamp, you can't see beyond the closet doors, and if you suffer from claustrophobia, this won't work for you at all. The unit was otherwise fine; basic but clean. One night we were kept awake from about 2 am to 4 am by local partiers. The beach is steep and does not have much shade, but once the waves calmed down it was quite nice. I liked being able to walk to a good trail (starts at Napili Kai - goes for a few miles) and there was fantastic snorkeling by the Napili Point, also an easy walk over the rocks. Couple of good restaurants around, also within walking distance. A small grocery store, Snorkel Bob's and hair/nail salon next door made everything very easy. However, the Napili Sunset's claim to be "World's Top Ten Beachfront Resorts in the World" (the redundancy should tell you something) is laughable. It's not a resort. We liked that.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My family just got back from a week in Maui. We stayed at the Napili Sunset and had a great time. It is an older, dated hotel. The decor is not my taste, but it was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked. The beach is simply the best around! My children played for hours every day. The staff are excellent, very friendly but not at all intrusive. What I really appreciated is what you see on line on their website, is exactly what you get. There were no surprises. There are laundry facilities with soap and dryer sheets on hand. There are even toys and boogie boards you can borrow. They have thought of everything! The only downside was the tap water- ugh! It was terrible tasting. Make sure you buy drinking water. To those who didn't like Napili Sunset at all, I ask, did you go to Maui to stay in your hotel room all day? Come on people...

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

My husband and I just got back from a one week stay in room 218 at Napili Sunset. We were disappointed from the minute we pulled up to the place. The outside was run down with a huge ugly dumpster right outside our room. We have stayed next door at Napili Bay (just as old as NS) many times and loved it but thought we would try a different bigger place but this place was sadly run down and in bad need of updating. Broken tiles, bad carpet, peeling wallpaper, the freezer reeked and leaked, the CD player didn’t work. There are timers on the bathroom lights so if you are not careful you will be left in the dark doing your business or taking a shower as I was all soaped up when the lights went out. The timers are on the outside of the bathroom so you have to get out of the room to start it again. The shower door old and decrepit, caulking dirty and torn. Toilet needs replacing, difficult to flush. We were in a one bedroom with loft and it was so hot in the loft no one could sleep there. They have table fans but you have to have them blowing directly on you all night to even be able to tolerate being upstairs. We had our grandchildren come over and they had trouble sleeping there. No air conditioning which is understandable for a beach house but the air flow wasn’t very good in our unit. We are from California and used to the heat. I booked the room in April for an October stay and specifically asked to be in a room and building furthest from the public alleyway and closest to the part of the beach we love near Napili Kai. When we got there we were informed that we were in the opposite end and they were doing construction five days a week so we got to enjoy all the sawing and hammering and loud noises and obstacles we had to wonder through to get to the beach. Also, as one other reviewer mentioned the group of at least 12-16 people (“regulars”) in rooms downstairs seemed to own the place, had a monopoly on the BBQ and all the lounge chairs in front of our unit. I guess Friday is garbage pickup day and with the bedroom window (which you had to have open for air) facing the front and garbage pickup beginning at 5:00 in the morning and ending around 7:00 a.m. with the beep, beep, beep, we just got up at 5:30. For $260 a night it isn’t worth it. Better off spending a few more dollars to stay at Napili Kai or spend even less at Napili Bay Resort studio for $150/night. There is a laundry room in the basement of the office. More of a leaky concrete dungeon but they did have free soap if that makes it worth it. We are not spoiled so I don’t understand the other reviewers who say they loved the place. Maybe if this was your first time to Hawaii you wouldn't know any better and would be mesmerized by the heavenly views of the bay and not care so much about the accommodations. On the plus side, Napili Bay itself is awesome and that is why we come back to Napili Bay year after year but this was our first time at NS . The view from the lanai was spectacular and they did have beach toys to use that you can pick up in the laundry room. The staff was friendly but some of the people staying there were not. I heard that some of the units have air conditioning so I believe they may be individually or jointly owned so it probably makes a difference which condo you get but you wouldn’t know that going to their website. The kitchen did have pots and pans and dishes as I would expect from a condo. The furnishings were fine and typical Hawaiian condo décor. Maid service was spotty and getting into bed sometimes we still had sand on the sheets. They never cleaned the kitchen and I am not talking washing dishes or cleaning up a big mess as we pretty much cleaned up after ourselves but the kitchen was never even touched. We own Worldmark condos which my son and his family stayed in. Wish we could have switched with him because his Worldmark condo was beautiful and cared for. We won’t be going back to Napili Sunset.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 46 Hui Rd., Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty lodging in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BEACH FRONT HOTELS IN THE WORLD BY FROMMERS, Napili Sunset is different from most hotels; Napili Sunset is quite literally, on the beach. Napili Sunset’s two story Kanani and Kekalani buildings house 26 units which open to an elevated lawn with a commanding view of Napil Bay, the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Napili Sunset is on Napili Bay, a quarter mile long and crescent shaped, the bay forms a beach with warm golden sand and inviting blue waters. Reefs protect the beach from large waves and provide a home for colorful tropical fish, sea turtles and beautiful coral. Napili beach is widely recognized as one of the best beaches in all of Hawaii. ... more   less 
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