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“Great option for Kaanapali” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

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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
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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great option for Kaanapali”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights in June and found the property to be excellent. Location was fantastic and the studio room was very big compared to a normal hotel room. The kitchen facilities were great as well. It was nice to be able to have the option of meals at home. Its not as flashy as the surrounding resorts but i thought The Whaler was good value and in a great location along Kaanapali. LIttle extras like having access to pool noodles and beach chairs that you can take with you to use at other beaches were handy as well.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 17, 2013
Aloha,
Kaanapali is a special place and Aston at the Whaler continues to improve the rooms. The facility and service personnel thank you for your honest review and sharing your experience.

A Hui Hou…(Until we meet again)

Hal

Hal Nordblom
General Manager
Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here on our honeymoon and enjoyed our stay

The grounds are beautiful and the pool and hot tub were amazing and next to the sea. We literally spent 5 days relaxing, spending happy hour at Hula Grill and then had dinner at the different restaurants each night.

The sunsets off this beach were some of the most amazing we had ever seen, and it was a very friendly place to be

Maui is generally expensive, in particular car hire - there are lots of additional taxes when picking up from the airport- so be aware! But the car hire was worth it to do the road to Hana. It was rainy and hard driving (50 miles and 600 curves) but the waterfall (just past Hana) was worth it. Incredible, lush greenery which is definitely worth the drive.

The good thing about the Whaler is that it is nestled between standard high class hotel chains, but not as expensive (we got a good deal through quidco/ hotels.com). If you stay there, my recommendation would be to do your best to get a room overlooking the green center (rather than the bar area)

  • Stayed May 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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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Aloha,
I always think in terms of value. In your wonderful review, the worth of your stay at the Whaler in terms of other places to stay is good; I agree. The valuation of staying with us is excellent. Large, well-appointed condos on the beachfront of one of the best beaches in the U.S. being served by friendly, caring staff has incredible value.

Mahalo

Hal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I along with our 3 grandchildren ages 10, 12 & 14 just returned from a wonderful stay in beautiful unit 802. We have stayed at The Whaler for the past 20 years and unit 802 was by far the most beautifully decorated, best view and outfitted with everything you could possibly need. It was so convenient to have a cooler, boogie boards, snorkels, etc. for our use. Dealing direct with the wonderful owners was a real pleasure We will definitely book unit 802 whenever we need a two bedroom unit!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Right beside Whaler Village so easy access to shopping and picking up needed items..ABC store, and catching trolley. Directly on Kaanapali Beach in a central location. Best beach with easy walking to lots of activities at other hotels and restaurants too. Room was studio with full kitchen equipped with all amenities. Nice lanai. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 5, 2013
Aloha,
I really like your review because it gives great and useful information in a neat package. You know what they say in real estate and vacations: location, location, location!

Malama Pono (Take Care)

Hal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed here for a week and it was so wonderful! Hearing and seeing the ocean from the lanai was amazing. I enjoyed every second of our trip and did NOT want to leave. The beach available to us was gorgeous and we enjoyed the shopping mall a short walk away.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Aloha Nui –
I often use google maps satellite view to look at areas I visit. If you type, map the Whaler on Kaanapali beach in a google search, the result will show you why this location is amazing.
Thank you for your review. I am certain other visitors to the property will enjoy hearing the ocean too.

Mahalo nui

Hal
Hal Nordblom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a room on the eleventh floor with a wonderful view. We could see the beach, pool area and the garden with fish pond.
The staff was pleasant. Free DVDs with recent movies. Right on the beach. I don't know if the pool is any good, the beach was right there with beautiful fish and turtles to swim with.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Aloha Kakou –

Thank you for your review. I love the caption, “more please.” Not just because this sounds like my children eating a great dinner, but because it shares how you really feel.
Come back soon and often.

Mahalo

Hal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was our first time staying at the Whaler. We stayed in room 1061 which faced the Whaler shopping center. Had a great view of the ocean and we could hear the nightly music from the Hula Grill and shopping center. Only complaint is sometimes we could smell the smoke and food coming from the restaurants. We stayed in a oceanview studio suite and spent a lot of time on the large patio. My only complaint is the bed is too soft and the shaggy carpet should be updated. Maid service was inconsistent and could use improvement. We left the service tag on our outside door and never got service on a particular day. Found out they stop working after 4pm. Other than that, I highly recommend staying at the Whaler due to its amazing location. Close to the beach, shopping and gorgeous views of the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, July 5, 2013
Aloha –

It sounds like we missed a couple service stops with your visit. Please accept my apology on behalf of the staff. I am thrilled this did not damper your visit. Your recommendations mean a lot. I can only hope to welcome you back soon.

Mahalo

Hal
Hal Nordblom
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Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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
#6 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#6 On the Beach 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Hotel Lahaina
Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Lahaina
Whaler Kaanapali Beach
Kaanapali Beach
The Whaler Maui
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