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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Ulysses, Kansas
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“Best on the beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Just spent 2 weeks there and would not think on staying anywhere else. Rooms are generous, very clean, and all have some sort of a view. Beach is fabulous with lots of places to eat, drink and be merry. If renting a car, please know that underground parking will cost 12 bucks a day extra.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Aloha Kakou (all),

This is an amazing compliment. Two weeks in a private condo on the beach in Kaanapali Maui is a dream come true. Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you soon!

Mahalo, Hal

Hal Nordblom
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stepping into the grounds of this Condominium Resort, I knew instantly that I again picked well from the internet options I was looking through. The grounds of this hotel are immaculately kept ,the Koi ponds are clean and the fish healthy, the pool was clean and well tended and then we stepped straight from our lawns to the beach front on Ka’anapali Beach…………OMG this was heavenly, and I hadn’t even seen the room yet.
The hotel view I saw on the internet, ended up being the same one I saw from my room when I was able to collect the keys after 2pm. I had balcony views of Black Rock and as it turned out, the Sunset over the beach each night! Again friends I was traveling with had opted for the five star down the road (in this case, other end of beach), and whilst they had a Macys and there were Penguins and Flamingoes in the gardens, who needed those to be impressed. I had a large One Bedroom unit, very well fitted out with separate kitchen, Dining area, bathroom and walk in robe, not to forget the large balcony. A nice welcome gift, - bottles of water and a wrapped, fresh, pre-sliced pineapple in the fridge. The condo Resort is right next door to the Whalers Village shopping precinct and the choice of restaurants and cafes were many to keep you from having to dine at the same venue each night. The beach was always free of traffic early but by 9am, started filling up, then come 4.30 pm, every one was leaving to get ready for going out for dinner early. My only regret, the stay wasn’t long enough. And again I would definitely return there

Room Tip: No Restaurant on property, but There is an ABC store next door, and shopping/dining precinct also.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Aloha nui,

There is a lot to be said for taking pride in your life. The same is here for many guests, owners, and employees who choose to spend time at The Whaler. Gracious hospitality with great accommodations sets us apart from many hotels. When you stay with us be prepared to feel like you live in Maui; not just visiting. An example is our welcome gift: sweet local grown Maui Gold pineapple is a kamaaina (local) favorite. Of course, it is easy to remember why the beach at Kaanapali is one of the best in the world. We really appreciate you as our guest and Mahalo (thank you) for sharing your review. As we say here, hana hou – which means to do it again or repeat your visit.

A hui hou – “until we meet again”

Hal

Hal Nordblom
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have rented a condo here on 2 vacations and it is the best place to stay. This is a private condominium property but the owners do rent their units privately, throught VRBO and through Great Hawaiian vacations. There are likely other sources too. The buildings are 50 feet from the water, right on the beach, a nice pool and jacuzzi are also on the boardwalk. During the tsunami warning on October 27, 2012, the management had it all together. Everyone who wanted to move to a higher unit above the 8th floor was accomodated. The announcements were made via a PA system serving all units. The property is well-located, very clean, well landscaped and well cared for by the management and by the owners. We highly recommend that you look into renting here. These are fully stocked condos....just like having your own home on vacation. We will definitely be back at The Whaler next year.

Room Tip: October 2012 we rented #259,. Tower II. Lovely unit with nice furniture and decor...very roomy one b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was a short ride to the hotel from the airport, we took the shuttle that the hotel told me about.
I wanted to make sure that I was close to the eateries , beach and shopping because I didn't want to rent a car. I had been to Maui a longtime ago and didn't want to see the sites. Just hanging out at the beach all day was what was planned. My sister wanted to see the sites so I told her to ask the hotel to arrange the tours for her. They were very helpful and she had a great time going on two tours. They set us up to go to Luau at Black Rock at the Shearton Hotel. That was one of the best Luau's I ever went too. Very good food and entertaining. The room was a two bedroom and two bath. It was very nice looking, but we did have noise two days due to some contruction work. But, they offered to move us, my family wanted to stay in that room because we were settled in already. The hotel was next to the whalers village for shopping and eating, we found the location very convenient. I would highly recommended this hotel, staff was very very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Aloha kaua,

We appreciate your feedback. Your review highlights a few important details that may be useful for other guests. First, the location of The Whaler is well known for its convenience to everything on Kaanapali Beach. This enables guests to only use a rental car when they need one. Second, the in house rental program (hotel) strives to provide the nicest units by having unit standards. One advantage to our in-house rental program is the ability to move our guests during interior remodel noise or other room issues. We want all of our guests to be happy with their visit. Last but not least, our friendly staff cares about every guest visit. Our guests are the heart of the operation and the reason why we love the hospitality industry.

Mahalo,

Hal Nordblom
General Manager
Aston Hotels and Resorts
The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

First of all, this trip to Maui, HI. was a surprise honeymoon I prepared for my fiance to give her on the wedding day. Our wedding was June 2, 2012 and I booked our stay here on since August 2011. Since the moment we pulled up, the bellboy was super friendly and welcomed us to The Whaler as he took our luggage. As soon as we walked into the lobby, the front desk attendant greeted us promptly with a smile on his face. He was friendly as he showed us a map of The Whaler and guided us around. We had an ocean view suite on the 10th floor that was amazingly huge. It had a full kitchen, dinning area, lanai (balcony/patio), huge bedroom, hallway to bathroom, 2 tvs (which we didn't even turn on ;-)), and more. It had beach chairs in the closet, boogie board, and golf clubs just in case we wanted to play golf at the beautiful golf course behind The Whaler. A fresh pineapple was waiting for us in the fridge also. The Whaler is right next to The Whaler's village which had shops, entertainment, and restaurants. Definately recommend The Whaler to all friends and family if they are planning to visit Maui. As mentioned above, we had the ocean view suite (Rm 1019) but The Whaler offers studios as well as ocean front suites with several bedrooms with garden views, golf course views, and ocean views. We definately recommend getting any ocean view room but preferrably a suite if you can fork up the extra cash, which is not that big of a differance in price from the studio room.

Room Tip: Room 1019 was awesome in size, view, and overall a great room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We've stayed on Kaanapali Beach twice before, both times at the Sheraton. This year we decided we wanted at condo so we would have kitchen for breakfast so we chose the Whaler (rented through expedia because it was cheaper with flight). We had a studio room (316) and it had everything we needed. We weren't exactly ocean front but had a great view of the beach/ocean nonetheless. Kitchen had all the tools we needed, they refreshed our coffee supplies and towels daily. It could use new carpet, but was still in really nice condition. Large lanai, comfy bed, flatscreen TV (that we never turned on), and great staff. We usually buy beach chairs but for 12 bucks a day, we rented them instead. Beach towels were always available and we exchanged them frequently. Perfect place because we were close enough to the surfboard rentals/waves and also Black Rock for snorkeling. Whalers Village right next door - great happy hour at hula grill! Also, if you are flying out red eye, you can have them hold your luggage (or put it in the car) and they will give you guest passes to use the showers, etc. after you've checked out of your room. We checked out of our room at 9 am, spent the day on the beach, and then went back in to shower. Thanks Whaler! Look forward to staying here again next year!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Aloha nui,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The studio garden view room (316) is one of the most popular room selections for value and size. In addition, all guest feedback and your honest review of the carpet will be used to improve our operations. We often get questions about the value of daily housekeeping so we are happy to hear you enjoyed the daily service. We look forward to seeing you next year as planned.

Mahalo,


Hal Nordblom
General Manager
Aston Hotels and Resorts
The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I planned a last minute trip and booked in with a package to the whaler for a studio ocean view room and flight included- what a steal! Our room was beautiful. Reading other reviews and seeing pics I asked the receptionist before we saw what the luck of the draw brought us if we could switch and he was very kind and said yes. But we didn't need to as ours was perfect and decorated tastefully. You can't beat the location!! Its right next door to whalers village and just a quick 2min walk to black rock. Also, we got an "aloha book" at check-in which we used all the time for dinners and goodies!! Saved us money and got us cute gifts. Even tho the pool is small it's really great and does the job. The people that work the rental booth are awesome! Super cool and helpful!! The grounds are quiet and perfect for relaxing which is what we wanted! We stopped in at Costco and bought things for our kitchen (ie food n snacks) which saved us money as well. Overall a super great deal and perfect for us. TIPS: buy snorkel gear at longs drugstore down the street! Or ABC! It's only 20bucks and it's YOURS! You would pay that much ...actually more to rent it for a week!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Aloha,

We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation at The Whaler. Thank you for your review and kind words about The Whaler’s location and service staff. Our team members are trained to assist in every way possible. This includes finding you the room location and interior decor of your choice. Renting a condominium has the advantage of full kitchens and your tip about shopping at Costco on your way to the West Side will certainly be helpful to our future guests. The Whaler also offers shopping carts in the underground parking to make transferring your groceries from your car to the unit easy. We hope to see you again soon.

Mahalo nui

Hal Nordblom
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
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This exclusive luxury condominium boasts an idyllic location on Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach across from two championship golf courses and minutes from Lahaina. Each spacious unit features a full kitchen and a spectacular view. A beachfront pathway and private access allows guests easy entry to adjacent Whalers Village's 65 shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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