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“Stunning, beachfront location. Slightly dated.” 5 of 5 stars
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Aston Mahana at Kaanapali
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   110 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761   |  
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“Stunning, beachfront location. Slightly dated.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Have been to Maui 5 times, and usually stay at this stunning location. Each unit faces the water, and has a lanai (balcony). We love having breakfast on the lanai while watching the whales. Units are a good size. Decor varies based on the unit's owner, but all have been tasteful thus far. Only on one previous visit has a unit been less than perfectly clean, but this was quickly addressed when brought to office's attention. Maid service has been attentive every time.
Aside from the beach location, the hotel is across the street from a strip mall that has a small supermarket. Down a couple of blocks is a farmers' market that runs 3X/week.
The hotel is starting to show its age, as some of the furnishings date to the 70's/80's e.g. closet doors. The cost is a little pricey factoring the age, but with all the units facing the water, still tough to beat. Will be returning in the (hopefully near) future.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for always choosing the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali for your time here on the beautiful island of Maui. We completely agree that our second to none location yards from the beach is stunning and this gives us the advantage of having spectacular oceanfront views from every single unit in our rental program, whether they be studio, one bedroom or two bedroom. We work very closely with and they all take great pride in maintaining their units to the same high standards and will make sure we continue this to insure that we do not disappoint our guests.
As you found though, the advantage of the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali rental program is our friendly and helpful staff can always move a guest since we have over 125 units here to make sure they find what they like and as mentioned our daily on-site housekeeping and maintenance staff is here to make all of our guests comfortable.
We very much look forward to you joining us here again for your 6th visit to Maui where we hope to make it your best experience yet.

Mahalo, Brian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great Ocean View. Beds were very comfortable. Kitchen well-equipped. Excellent location. Nice pool and Spa. Apartment was always clean and the cleaning service did an excellent job. Staff was very helpful. Printing boarding passes was free and easy.

One thing though it can get very windy and you need to make sure the front door is closed when you leave

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  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to post your comments on the "amazing place" Aston Mahana at Kaanapali. We're thrilled to hear that you found the staff to be helpful and that our housekeeping staff did an excellent job keeping your unit clean. As you found out every unit here has an absolutely spectacular oceanfront view and are very comfortable with but fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer.
The grounds here are also very nicely maintained and feature the pool/jacuzzi area where we also have complimentary gas grills for our guest's use with a full grocery store a short walk away.
Our location on the quieter northern end of Kaanapali is also a short walk or drive away from many other dining and shopping options however our oceanfront location and 100% oceanfront views from every unit is unique.
We very much hope you can make it back in the near future to the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali so the entire staff can show you the Aloha Spirit again.

Mahalo, Brian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed in room 809, great updated room , lanai, 1400+ square feet, 2 bedroom, was great for me , the wife and kids. Check in was easy and a breeze, staff was friendly and helpful. food store within walking distance. When we go back , definitely staying here again. Towel service was easy, room had wi-fi (although it went out for 3 days while we were there), free dvd rentals, easy and FREE parking!!! Choose this place over Hyatt any day hands down!!!!

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  • Stayed July 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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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for choosing the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali for your family's stay here on the beautiful island of Maui. We're thrilled to hear you had a great time and that our friendly and helpful staff made your check-in process smooth and exceeded your expectations in every way.
We are also very happy to hear that you found your two bedroom two bath unit to be clean and comfortable as this is the standard we strive to achieve for every studio, one bedroom and two bedroom unit here in the Aston rental program. We provide daily housekeeping and have on-site maintenance as well to make sure our guests receive prompt service and have all of the amenities with our fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer in every unit.
Of course, our perfect oceanfront location on the quieter end of northern Kaanapali beach allows our guests to have second to none oceanfront views from every unit of various marine life, rainbows and beautiful sunsets appearing right between the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai.
We very much hope you can return again to see us again real soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location. Very quiet location. Very friendly staff. Stayed first time in Apr 2009 for two weeks. Second time in Sep 2010 and third time in Sep 2011. We are planning on returning in October 2013 because it is just so wonderful. Definitely our happy place. We rented the ocean front one bedroom in 2009 with Granite appointments and it was a very beautiful room. In 2010 we rented a one bedroom oceanfront with more simple appointments but even with that it was still a very nice room. In 2011 we rented a one bedroom oceanfront but were upgraded upon arrival at the resort to a two bedroom oceanfront. That room had Granite countertops and appointments. The kitchen had all high-end appliances. To say the least we were very pleased. The beds in all the condos that we rented were very comfortable. As I noted before the condo was very quiet but the last time we were there some guests were having what sounded like a party in the next room and we're creating a lot of noise which was very distracting. We called the front desk and within a short while we heard a knock on the door next door and after that we never heard a sound afterwards. So the staff were very proactive in making sure that other guests are not distracted by noise and rowdy guests. Some complained that there is no restaurant at the condo but within a short walking distance just to the north you can use the restaurant in another resort and still book your meals to your room. You can also have breakfast at Java Jazz just a short five minute walk from the condo which is absolutely excellent and they have live show entertainment in the evenings great recommendation. A friend of mine from Norway only likes snow vacations but his wife kept bugging him to try a vacation in Hawaii. He heard that I had gone to Hawaii and I recommended the Mahana to him. Like I said he doesn't enjoy tropical locations but absolutely loved Maui and the Mahana. The love that so much that he decided to try it the second time in the following year. After his second visit he told me that the first time you had such a great time he was wondering if the second time would be as good. He said that his second visit was even better. It looks like they are now repeat visitors like us. Lots of great things to do in Maui snorkeling zip-lining hiking trails driving the Hana Highway which is an absolute must do for those visiting Maui. My recommendation if you're driving in Maui especially the Hana highway just make sure you rent a convertible the experience is simply amazing. The other great thing about the Mahana is that it is simply the closest resort in Maui to the beach that I am aware of. Opening the condos sliding doors and you can hear the wash of the waves on the beach at night while you sleep, Very relaxing. In summary you won't be disappointed by staying at the Mahana specially your experience in Maui will be absolutely wonderful. We are planning on returning in October this year we just can't wait.

Stayed September 2012
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for choosing the Aston Mahana for your previous three visits and we're looking forward to seeing you again this coming October. We're thrilled to hear that your found the entire staff here to be very friendly as our goal is always to exceed the expectations of all of our guests. It sounds like we met these goals with both you and your friends from Norway as it great to see you coming back to see us again and again.
You are correct that our second to none oceanfront location and views on the quieter part of northern Kaanapali beach is also convenient to many dining and shopping options should the fully equipped kitchens in every unit and complimentary gas grills at our pool/jacuzzi area not be enough. All of our comfortable and well appointed studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units in additon to the spectacular oceanfront views also have washer/dryer for extra convenience.

We thank you very much for your great tips for future guests and can't wait to show you the Aloha Spirit from the entire staff here at the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali in October.

Mahalo, Brian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and myself stayed for eight days over the Fourth of July and had a great stay. It was quiet with the best view of the ocean. We checked out some of the other hotels and found them too big, it would take 5 minutes to get from point A to point B., and the pools were always packed. Then we would come back to here and maybe three people would be in the pool. It was great. Everyone on the Island said we picked the best place. We used the grills a couple times and loved having our own Kitchen. We also had shampoo and conditioner so it could depend on who you book through if you got it or not, not sure. Snorkling in front of the hotel was just as spectacular as snorkling the crater. Black rock is about a mile away and sometimes has turtles and dolphins out swimming with you. Overall it was great and I recommend it for couples, and families. I almost hate to tell people about it as the secret is now out.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for choosing the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali for your stay on Maui. While we understand your thoughts at keeping our quiet and laid back property a secret we are appreciative that you did put your nice comments here on Trip Advisor for other guests to see.
All of our guests are treated to the Aloha Spirit of our staff where we have 24 hour front desk for check-in and out, answering questions and complimentary pool towels, our daily housekeeping staff who not only keep our guest's units clean and comfortable but change out the amenities such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, amenities for our fully equipped kitchens and laundry soap for the washer/dryer in every unit as well. We also have on-site maintenance should any of our guests need assistance with an issue.
Of course as the title of your review says, the oceanfront views from every unit here at the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali are great and in addition to the clean and comfortable units, quiet oceanfront location convenient to many shopping and dining options we also have a great pool/jacuzzi area with complimentary gas grills.
We very much hope you can join us again in the future, possibly a honeymoon ?

Mahalo, Brian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful time at the Aston Mahana. We stayed the week of 6/27-7/4. We had a two bedroom condo (#409). It was an upgraded condo and my wife was generally impressed with the decor. We could see turtles from our living room window. The water is so close - I heard that they're no longer allowed to build so close to the ocean - probably in case of a major storm. However, the result is very impressive.
The pool is small but not very busy and it's deeper than most. The ocean is so close and for those who dare there are numerous condos with fancy pools (waterfalls and such) all along the beach.
The Times grocery store is within waking distance and Lahaina is a short drive away. There are Los some restaurants within walking distance (Duke's looked very nice) but we didn't get a chance to try them. We ate a couple of restaurants at the Whaler shopping center that were very good. We loved the Hula Grill.
Over all I'd highly recommend the Aston Mahana. We will be back.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to post your comments here at Trip Advisor to help other guests make an informed decision. We're thrilled to hear you highly recommend the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali and that your family had a wonderful time while staying here.
The entire staff here makes it our mission to show the Aloha Spirit to all of our guests and to help them create lasting memories of their time here and on the beautiful island of Maui.
As well, all of our owners take great pride in providing comfortable and tastefully decorated units which include fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer plus of course the second to none spectacular oceanfront views available from the floor to ceiling windows and private lanais in every studio, one bedroom and two bedroom unit here. We're very happy to hear you were able to see the sea turtles that populate the reef in front of the property year round and hope you also enjoyed the rainbows and the beautiful sunsets appearing right between the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai across the way.
All of us here at the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I spent our 1 year anniversary at the Aston Mahana, and my oh my what a great experience we had! We booked a one week (7/10 - 7/18) stay thru Costco Travel and got the standard studio. The room was nice and clean, a little dated but nothing that we would consider being negative. The kitchen had cookware and dished we needed. The bed was comfy and we had the windows open every night (outside wasn't noisy from other people). We were on the 9th floor and the view was spectacular, we probably spent most of our trip relaxing on the patio. Id recommend bringing a set of binoculars, we saw many dolphins swimming close to the shore, we even spotted a sea turtle right from our balcony (the water is that clear!) The only negative that I have is that we had to leave when our trip was over, we certainly look forward to returning one day!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bmc11, General Manager at Aston Mahana at Kaanapali, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Aloha and congratulations on your one year anniversary, all of us here at the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali are honored we could be a part of your special occasion. We're very happy to hear you found the views to be spectacular as they are from every unit here each with it's own private lanai where you can see the various marine life such as sea turtles, the occasional dolphins and in season the humpback whales. As well are the rainbows and the daily beautiful sunsets appearing against a backdrop of the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai.
The entire staff here takes pride in providing top service to our guests and we're very happy to here you found your unit to be clean and comfortable with the full kitchen and washer/dryer in all of our units, whether studio, one bedroom or two bedroom.
We are sorry to hear you felt the unit was a little outdated and we'll continue to work with all of our owners to make sure the units are all consistently of high quality.
We very much hope to welcome you back for upcoming special occasions and help you to create more fond memories of the Aston Mahana at Kaanapali and the beautiful island of Maui.

Mahalo, Brian
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Address: 110 Kaanapali Shores Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#6 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston Mahana at Kaanapali 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the seclusion of this beachfront condominium resort where each custom-furnished oceanfront suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private lanai with panoramic views of the Pacific and Maui's magical sunsets. Nearby attractions include Lahaina Town and the Sugar Cane Train. At the Mahana, you can experience the tranquility of Maui. ... more   less 
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