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“Great for a Family or large group” 5 of 5 stars
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Kaanapali Alii
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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Sherman Oaks, Ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great for a Family or large group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had we known we would be getting a 2 bedroom suite, we would have invited more to stay with us! There was a full newly renovated kitchen and dining area! it was fabulous! The staff was excellent and the restaurants were great! I must stay for families!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a great place to stay on the beach. We had a large one bedroom condo with den. The den had a full size bed and private bath so it was basically a 2 bedroom unit. Beautifully furnished, everything you need was provided including coffee.
Although we were on the 2nd floor we had a view of the courtyard and the ocean. The pool area is lovely, towels are provided. Next door are hotels with larger pools, our teenagers pool hopped and had a blast.
Service impeccable. Would highly recommend staying at this resort. My only complaint and it's a small one is that because it's not a hotel there is no food or bar service at the pool but you can bring your own from your condo.

  • 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Excellent property. We had a one bedroom and our family had two bedroom condo next door. It was a once in a lifetime experience and we wanted everything perfect. It was!! Met our needs from kids (7, 11 and 14 year old) to mid-60's. Barbeques were spotless and afforded us many opportunities to cook for ourselves and avoid expensive restaurant bills. Any problems (which were minor) were resolved immediately. Loved being able to sit/lounge on the beach and watch the kids in comfortable beach chairs. Loved the atmosphere and proximity to Whaler's Village. Would return again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Kaanapali Alii did not disappoint - in fact it exceeded our expectations. This beautiful property is located on the busy Kaanapali beach, however it is an extremely quiet resort. The suites are very spacious and well appointed. There are two pools, one being the "quiet" pool, which was indeed very quiet. The Kaanapali beach is one of the widest stretches of beach in front of the resort. There are beach chairs available for guests of the resort, as well as cabanas available for rent. This is a nice option, as it gives shade, privacy, as well as shelter from the odd rain shower.

The only thing that could be improved is the poor Wi-Fi - there is only one hotspot by the pool, and at times, the connection was unreliable.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eagan, Minnesota
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

If Kaanapali Beach Is In Your Budget Than This Is THE Place. Our Room And View Is Simply Amazing. 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths gourmet kitchen Huge Living Room And Lanai Right ON The Beach. We Are Lucky To Bunk With My Mom and Good friends Otherwise We Would Never Be Able To Stay In Such A Stunning Condo. If You Are TravellIng With Another Couple And Can Afford This Beach Location..Stay Here...For Same Price As 2 Hotel Rooms...You Can Stay In This Luxury condo
My Only Complaint Is Wifi....Not An Option In Room And Very Spotty In The Common Area....But Hey Its Maui And I'm On Vacation So Wifi Not that Important..It Just Would Be nice

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 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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toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My family and I, including 2 young kids aged 6 and 4 stayed at the Kaanapali Alii over the last week. Overall its an excellent choice for a family. The apartments are spotless and well maintained, the service is generally good and the location is excellent. The beach is wonderful, although it was a bit rough for the first couple days we were there, but then calmed down and was caribbean like with turquoise warm water. It was also great fun watching the whales from the beach which is unmatched to anywhere I have been before. At the end of the beach there is a sheltered cove by the Sheraton, which offers calmer waters for the kids.

In general, I have 3 complaints of the place and they are

1. Internet wi fi access. It was terrible around the pool and signal was spotty and slow. Also in our apartment, we had no Wi fi as the owner had not got it set up yet. it would have been nice to read an online paper by the pool but that wasnt possible. They had wired access in the apartment, but who travels with their laptop anymore?
2. I was trying to on line check in on my late night flight but was unable to do so 24 hours prior as the internet is 'closed" at 10 pm at the reception. Reception is open, but the internet closes. Don't ask my why, its like technology has yet to dawn on Alii.
3. The need for a more substantial restaurant by the pool that offers comfort food- burgers, wings, nachos, sandwiches etc. The offer cold foods and ice cream, but I didnt see many people using the facilities because they were not that appealing and seemed very expensive.

The pool was average, on the small side, but it was fine. It would be great if Alii would strike an arrangement with a hotel nearby to use their pool facilities for a day, but I guess I am asking for too much.

All in all, I would definitely recommend the complex to families.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We had and are still having a terrific time. The service was great as is the location.

We had a severe anomaly in that exactly below us there was a fire the night we arrived. They were amazing in accommodating us quickly. Moved us rooms to ensure we were not exposed to the remaining smoke. We could see the Air Hepa filters being installed to clean the air immediately (!). Then they upgraded us to a bigger size apartment without asking. Any demands we would have had were addressed without needing to ask. Just what you would expect of a top notch resort.

Our kids ended up falling ill and we needed to extend our stay - Again they were quick to accommodate.

We look forward to our next stay there!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaanapali Alii 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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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