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Kaanapali Alii
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Perfect Location, Best Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Ka'anapali is a great place to go and just relax so our family has been several times. However this is the first time we have stayed at the Alii and we will never stay somewhere else again. We actually ended up here by accident. We were supposed to stay at the Whalers but when we checked in, they did not have the type of unit we had reserved. So our travel agent was able to move us to the Alii instead and boy were we lucky. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath with a Den was on the 11th floor with a full view of the ocean. Amazingly well appointed, gorgeous kitchen, great deck and the den had a queen sized Murphy bed so we all ended up with our own private space (den could be completely closed off). The pools and common areas are perfect, great beach in front of the property (surfed, boarded and snorkeled numerous days), and we cooked most meals in using the high end grills out by the pool. Actually cooking at the grills was one of the highlights of the trip as it's almost like a cocktail hour by the pool - meeting other folks staying there and share fun stories. Overall we could not have enjoyed the property more and look forward to our next trip soon!

Room Tip: We were in tower 3, 11th floor, south side - great views of the ocean and mountains unobstructed and...
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  • Stayed March 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
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you want the option of having a place where you can feel like you are at home (in paradise!) then try this hotel. You can get daily maid service (for an extra fee) or take care of things yourself. The rooms are spacious enough that you could truly live here. We had a one bedroom unit that also had a den with a queen bed in it and two bathrooms plus dining area, full kitchen, living room and washer/dryer. Everything that would make our two week stay comfortable. They have a great bar b que area with eating area overlooking the beach for fantastic sunsets!
The lanais are a great size with tables and usually six chairs.
While there is no restaurant on site, there are many that are very close.

Room Tip: I'd the ocean view is important to you, then don't settle for a partial ocean view category...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've had the pleasure of staying at this lovely condo on two occasions. Our first time, a few years ago, we enjoyed a great view and an average room. On our most recent visit, the view was less spectacular but the layout of the unit and the amenities were outstanding! The location is perfect - right on Kaanapali beach with quick access to shops, restaurants, and other resorts. This part of the beach is a little less crowded, so didn't feel like we were overwhelmed with people. We enjoy having the space to make ourselves at home. With 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a washer/dryer, our "home" was spacious, well-appointed, and clean! The reviews say it's expensive but worth it - TOTALLY agree!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is in an excellent location with shopping and beach activities within walking distance. We rented a two bedroom which included a fully stocked kitchen. We stayed on the ground level, which was very convenient for getting to the pool area from our patio. However be warned, I fell asleep with my window open (to enjoy the sound of the ocean and the breeze) and hotel security called me late at night to tell me I needed to close my window. I appreciate their concern for safety and security, but the bottom floor is not the place to be if you like to sleep with a window open!!
Other reviews are correct about the pool being a little small. It's a pretty pool area, but it pales compared to the resorts nearby (of course, the Alii dies not rip you off by charging additional resort fees like the nearby resorts). I would stay here again. And yes... Babies are allowed in the jacuzzi. Lighten up! Swim diapers are required!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was a great place to stay as per previous reviews it was centrally located and very friendly helpful staff. The unit we stayed at were very close to the beach front and an easy stroll to the shops at the whalers village for nice shops as well as restaurants or bars. Or alternatively stroll to the front of the Whalers village to catch the bus in to Lahaina for more shops and restaurants. It is also a short taxi ride to Lahaina.
Nice pool and BBQ area as well as very nicely kept gardens. Highly recommend the Kaanapali Alii

Room Tip: Apartments 115 or 116. Both are in building one and are close to the beach and the shops & resta...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This location has both owner occupied and owner rented condo's. If you rent there, they provide maid service. Our unit was well equipped and immaculate. 1500 square feet/ 1 bedroom/ 2 full baths/ den with queen size sofa bed. Could have had 6 people in this unit and we would not have been tripping over each other. I loved it here. The first time we vacationed in Hawaii we stayed at the Sheraton Resort and Spa which is in walking distance of this place. That's where we wanted to stay again this time but could not because we waited until the last minute to make reservations. So glad we tried the Ka'anapali Alii. This is the way to go!!!!! Any future vacations, wherever we decide to travel, we will be doing the "condo thing". Hopefully they will all be as nice as this place!!!!!

Ka'anapali Alii offers a grilling area for those who like to cook dinner - 4 large grills located near the pool(s).
They offer a "quiet pool" with hot tub so those of us without children have a pool to ourselves. The pools are not huge, but we found them to be more than adequate for all the people staying there.
They also offer daily maid service to those of us who rent a condo for vacation. She even loaded the dishwasher.
The units have full sized washer and dryers so we packing very lightly, using nothing but carry-ons for a 2 week vacation.

There are so many good things to say about this place, I'd run out of room. Visit their website - it's all there.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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 February 25, 2013

We stayed in two bedroom condo with a very large kitchen/dinning area/ living room and large porch. All the appliances were superb. The hot tub and pool were very nice. We were also close to the beach. It was close enough to a bicycle shop to rent a tandem bicycle to reach my wife's goal to have ridden bicycle in all fifty states.

  • Stayed February 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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Address: 50 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#1 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaanapali Alii 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Expansive one and two-bedroom condos range from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet offering one of the finest accommodations on Maui. Each are individually decorated and furnished with all the amenities that you’d expect from a resort hotel. ... more   less 
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