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“Nice condo.” 4 of 5 stars
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice condo.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I was really worried after reading reviews but turned out great. Perfect location on Ka'anapali Beach. Our room had beautiful view and completely updated room. Nice pool, but small. Beautiful stretch of beach. Right next to Whalers village. 5 minutes from Lahina. We had red-eye flight but had to check put at noon. There are showers available so we checked out, went back to the beach for the afternoon and showered before heading out. Great service as well.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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, June 19, 2014
Aloha Kakou (all),

Thank you for a great review. I hope next year we can earn 5 circles with the tripadvisor rating. Our entire team appreciates our guests. We know we have to deserve the good ratings by earning our way. And in Hawaii, we often reference the outrigger canoe as a symbol of working together. We have a great team, great units, great views and great service which all add up to a great stay. We hope to see you soon.

Mahalo, 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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Aston for the last leg of our Honeymoon in Maui. We DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. We had a fantastic suite on the 10th floor with an ocean view that absolutely blew us away. The upgrades are fantastic - the bathrooms and kitchens were top notch and deluxe 1br's very very spacious. We ate breakfast on the lanai every morning and watched the sunsets in the evening.

The pool is great, and the beach fantastic (the ocean is strong here so beware). We walked town and snorkeled by black rock and actually swam with turtles!

The staff was very helpfull and the check in process went smoothly. The only tip would be to skp the parking garage and just park in overflow parking - it was actually easier since the garage always seemed to be full and only a 3 minute walk up the drive.

We would absolutely reccomend and hopefully will return in the future!

Room Tip: make sure you have a updated room and pay extra for ocean view - it's worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 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, June 13, 2014
Aloha Nui,

First thank you for staying and trusting us with your emotionally significant visit. Honeymoons should remain one of the happiest times in life. Congratulations!

Parking is one of the topics we have been discussing. In fact, The Whaler will hopefully have new parking areas, new tennis courts and a new barbeque oceanfront area soon. Stay tuned for more improvements as our goal is to be “The Best on Ka’anapali Beach!”

We hope to see you every year on your anniversary.

Take care,
Hal

Hal Nordblom
General Manager
Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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Perth, Aust
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was our first time in Maui after many visits to Hawaii over the last decade. I had read many reviews on Trip Advisor before booking our stay at this hotel but must say despite how lovely the room and overall it is very good, we were disappointed. Outside our balcony door was the refrigeration/airconditioning unit of the Whaler's Village Shopping Centre which runs 24/7 and the smoke flu of the Hula Grill. This made sitting on our balcony not an enjoyable experience. and took the shine off our stay.
Other than this issue the hotel has good amenities and is right on one of the most beautiful beaches you could ever see. Other hotels in Maui offer free parking but not the Aston at the Whaler so if you're having an extended stay this may be a consideration. Would I stay here again? Probably, but not in the same room. I would try to stay in the tower on the Black Rock side.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from Whaler's Village Shopping Centre side.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, June 4, 2014
Aloha Kakou, (all)

Thank you to our reviewer, our loyal past and future guests, as well as the owners of this beautiful property. I am glad to read our guest will stay with us again.

This review is important because both Aston and the AOAO(association) listen well to our guests and owners. In this case, the noise or smoke from Whalers Village for some guests is a nuisance and for others the sounds and smell of beach life in Maui. For those concerned a campaign started a year ago to work together with the Whalers Village shopping area to reduce any negative impact.

On a positive note, The Whaler is located in prehaps the best section of beach and conveniently next to shopping and dining. I think it is also important to mention that the rooms overlooking Whalers Village have some of the best views, are located on the sunny side of the tower and offer incredible privacy on the lanai. Not surprising everyone has their favorite location for their guest room at The Whaler.

Mahalo,

Hal

Hal Nordblom
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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Loveland, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The room was just right. Pleasant maid service daily. The views of the beach are outstanding! This was our second stay. Can't wait to go back. Has an outdoor barbecue that is for guests. Very quiet rooms, especially at night. Access to the beach is immediate. Parking can be a challenge and is expensive if you plan to have an extended stay.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are outstanding! Try to get a north facing room in the south building.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, June 4, 2014
Aloha,
I loved your review, Thank You.
It feels good to find the time again to respond to our guest reviews.

Our formula is simple: great room-check, great service-check, great view- check, great beach- check, All of which equals "great two weeks" of life.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mahalo
Hal

Hal Nordblom
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Aston Hotels and Resorts
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Kihei, Hawaii
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have friends that stay at the Whaler regularly and we get to enjoy it with them while they are here. It is a first class property with amazing amenities and has teh Whaler mall right next door with great shopping and resturants. And - did I mention is it on world famous Kaanapali beach? Gorgeous!

Room Tip: Never had a bad experience.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, June 4, 2014
Aloha,

Wow, thank you for the review and promotion. It is nice to read our guest’s guest feels welcome, comfortable and supported. We have been working hard at making The Whaler the best it can be. As a note, the property was recently nominated for the Betty Crocker award in landscaping.

Mahalo
Hal

Hal Nordblom
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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Dallas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We always stay at the Whaler (four times) when we visit Maui, and our most recent trip was in February of 2014. As usual, we had a great stay, but I need to note that room 715 was not up to the standards that we normally expect of this location. The room was not bad, but it definitely needed updating. It's gotten old and drab looking, and I even had to repair the toilet the first night we were there. Some sprucing up needs to be done. However, if I had to stay there again in the same room, I definitely would. The location and the views are just too good to pass up. I just expect better than what we had to settle for.

Room Tip: Ask if room 715 has been updated before booking it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Centerville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed here from 17 May to 22 May 14. Very nice resort. The grounds and beach are clean and well kept. The housekeeping staff are top notch! There are a lot of good restaurants near by and enough activities to keep you busy! The only reason that I give it four stars is because the room we had (#416) was out dated. The hotel is very clean and the staff is very helpful! I do recommend this hotel overall!

Room Tip: We had a garden view, but you could still see the Ocean!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, June 4, 2014
Aloha,
Thank you for your honest review, kind words and valuable feedback. Here is part of our formula: really clean, comfortable, rooms in a fantastic location on the best beach with a caring staff.
We appreciate your recommendation.

Mahalo
Hal

Hal Nordblom
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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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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
#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
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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