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“Great beach, great staff - 10/5/04 to 10/15/04” 4 of 5 stars
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Aston Kaanapali Shores
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3445 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Lahaina
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“Great beach, great staff - 10/5/04 to 10/15/04”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2004

Great Aston condo - Our room was just remodeled - WOW - The lobby was great - great Hawaiian feeling. Great place on a budget saved a lot of money because of the kitchen. Kids loved the sandy beach although a little rocky once in the water. Extra costs included $ 9.00 per day parking but I played $ 14.00 at the Hyatt. They gave us a coupon book on check in that included % off on a meal or two there.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2004

We spent the week after Thanksgiving at Aston Kaanapali Shores with my borther-in-law, his wife and a friend from NYC. We had a two bedroom unit high above the tropical grounds with a fantastic view of the beach and the island of Lanai with many rainbows and sunsets. Our other friend had a studio with a minimal ocean view but the unit was immaculate. Both condo units were newly rennovated. The new pool was protected from the wind with a glass wall on the beach side. Only one of the two elevators was working in each of the three stacks, due to renovations, which we were told would be completed soon. Everyone had a great time. We go to Maui or Kauai each year. This was our friend's first visit. She extended it for two more days just to relax in the resort. The complete kitchen and washer-dryer in the units make it easier to pack and cheaper to eat. The beauty of the place made it hard to leave. We always feel that we get the most for our money here. We will all be back here soon.

  • Stayed December 2004, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2004

We just got back from a wonderful week in Lahaina (Nov 15) staying at the Aston Kaanapali Shores. Overall, it is a good, clean hotel with good location We had a studio suite with partial ocean view, overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens. It's illuminated at night by tiki lights. Flocks of birds nest in the trees and their chattering at sun down is amazing and very entertaining! We did not have children in our party, but there were lots of young families staying. The hotel restaurant is so-so; nice setting, but the food is like pub grub and has no children's menu.

If you take the time to walk a few minutes along the beach to the left as you leave the hotel, it is a much quieter beach..well worth the short walk.

We took a couple of tours (Hana, snorkelling at Moloki was amazing, and a cocktail cruise) recommended by the hotel at the first morning free continental breakfast. They were all worthwhile and I would definitely do the snorkelling again (we also saw whales, dolphins and turtles) and the cocktail cruize was also pretty cool.

Mary and Walter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2004

As many others, we made a quick change from the Caribbean to Maui for our October vacation. We knew before we went that one of the pools was undergoing renovation and that the restaurant was closed during lunch. The bar/grill operation was even better anyway.

Our ocean view condo was clean, pretty well furnished with a great location overlooking the pool. The staff from the front desk to the restaurant, cleaning services and parking attendant were all terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, although we might consider staying in South Maui next time because the fish were more abundant in those snorkeling locations.

Almost every place in Maui has some kind of coupon or promotion. We had trouble just tracking them, but that was our problem. The 2-for-1 luau at the Hyatt serves a lot of people, but is pretty well organized.

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2004

We recently spent a week here for our 30th wedding anniversary. It was our first visit to Maui, and we loved our time there. The staff was very helpful to us on a variety of levels...from the bellman to the concierges as well as the front desk staff. We also appreciated the champaigne that was sent to us for our celebration, it was a pleasant surprise. We recommend this hotel and plan to come back there ourselves sometime in the future. Made our special occassion truely special.
Alan and Diana Seuell
Kennewick, WA

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2004

When we found out that renovation would be going on during our October 23-31, 2004 visit, we were hesitant to keep our booking. Resort management assured us we would still enjoy ourselves even though the oceanside pool and adjacent area were being retiled and quite a few suites were being remodeled. To back up their assurance, we were put up in one of their Aloha Suites, the finest accommodations the property has to offer. This upgrade was considerably above and beyond what we had reserved, so you can imagine how pleased we were. Everything about the accommodations was topnotch. Bonus bucks for the excellent restaurant on the premises were also part of the booking.
We thoroughly enjoyed the smaller garden pool and the beach on the property and almost didn't miss the bigger pool. Management made an assurance that was as accurate as it was rewarding.
This is our third visit to Maui and Aston Kaanapali Shores. Since we get to Maui about every two years, we know we will be coming back. When resort management treats its guests this wonderfully, how could we go anywhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2004

I have to say I was just a little concerned with the somewhat negative reviews I read about this porperty. Our vaction was from Aug. 18, 2004 to Aug. 29, 2004. Once there the concerns were gone. We celebrated our 25th aniversary with another couple and shared the aloha suite on the 3rd floor. The room was huge and had everything we needed for our vacation. The view of the pool and ocean form our lani was fantastic. The grounds were beatutiful as expected. The two pools served the purpose of cooling off from the hot sun, but were nothing outstanding. I would highly recommend this property for the value and location.

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Address: 3445 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#8 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#12 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston Kaanapali Shores 3.5*
Number of rooms: 463
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located beachfront on Kaanapali Beach, this magnificent condominium resort combines spacious, well-appointed suites with hotel-caliber services. Amenities include complete kitchens, WiFi, activity desk and a year-round kids program, Camp Kaanapali. This self-contained property also boasts a beachfront restaurant and bar, fitness center and spa featuring an indoor/outdoor massage service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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