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“😍 the Hotel Moloka'i EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Molokai
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1300 Kamehameha V Highway, P.O. Box 1020, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Kaunakakai B&B and Inns
Kapolei, Hawaii
1 review
“😍 the Hotel Moloka'i EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Although I live in Hawaii (Oahu) I must say that going to Moloka'i was a real Hawaiian vacation. The hotel was centrally located so you are close to the main town of Kaunakakai. One day we drove to the East end and the next day to the West end of the island. The third day we drove to the North and rode the mules to Kalaupapa.

Let me recommend the Hotel Moloka'i for numerous reasons. First the manager Michael Drew and every one of his staff are so friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and the grounds are pretty with a pool and hammocks to relax on. One of only 2 bars on the island is at the hotel. Bartender Tylor is fun and it's great talking to guests from all over the world.

There's free Continental breakfast in the mornings & unlike Oahu, free parking. Will definitely go back & will always stay at the Hotel Moloka'i. The people are awesome!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Karen,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review. I know you and Kate really enjoyed your visit. We were delighted to share the aloha spirit with you two. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Regards
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hotel Molokai was amazing, especially for the price. We wanted a quiet HI vacation and that's what we got. They have no nightlife, no fancy shopping, no fancy places to eat, no spa. BUT they have deserted beaches, quiet hammocks by the usually vacant pool (which is right on the ocean), and a place to get away from the craziness of life. They have clean pillow top beds and a kitchenette, a private balcony, and good service. Internet is minimal fee ($15 for the week), and they have a computer in the lounge. You can borrow snorkel gear, chairs, coolers, beach towels, movies, etc for free. The staff is helpful. Michael the manager is super friendly and fun to be with. He remembered our names and brought us free Champaign (our friends' honeymoon). They have free drinks on Mondays and music on Fridays at the pool/ocean side bar. The breakfast is minimal, but it's a free coffee and donut so one can't complain much. The locals are very nice. Go to the bakery for Hot Bread. Yum! You should rent a vehicle b/c there is no public transportation. If you want a quiet, relaxing Hawaii, where you don't have to worry about being crowded with other people, this is it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Monica,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review about your recent stay. We are happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Be well.
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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The staff at Hotel Molokai were so kind and went out of their way to make us feel right at home there. We were grateful particularly for the staff managers- Miguel and also Chantelle.
Although we did enjoy the hotel very much, we had a very negative experience with loud noise from other guests two of the nights we were there. The hotel staff was extremely accommodating to move us to another room to be away from the noise, and they did help to take care of the problem when they received complaints from both ourselves and other guests staying at the property.
This hotel is super laid back, relaxing, and in a prime location to get you anywhere on the island. The views from the hotel are stunning.
The live music on Fridays was fantastic, and we also enjoyed the pool at the hotel.
The rooms are basic but also have a nice Hawaiin feel to them.

Room Tip: Choose a room that is further away from the highway for more quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Stacie,

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review. Please know that you feedback is very important to us. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Thanks again.
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The manager Michael is very friendly and makes sure your stay is above and beyond comfortable! Every day the maids freshen up your room, and upon arrival the rooms are spotless. All of the hotel management is extremely eager to make your stay a pleasant one. The swimming pool by the beach is beautiful and the hotel bar is outrageously good! Hotel Molokai is the place to stay for a peaceful and relaxing vacation!

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are large and open, I am not sure what downstairs is like.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Aloha Janelle,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcome you back in the very near future. Be well until we meet again.

Mahalo
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Hindman, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Molokai. There were many flowers and trees wherever we looked. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Morning coffee was nice. If you want relaxation than you will want to stay in this Hotel. The rooms are not fancy and there is no air conditioning, but the room has screens and a fan that brings fresh air in. Most of the time we had a cool breeze. If they ever update the rooms, air conditioning will be a big benefit. At times we needed air circulation especially the warmest part of the day.

Room Tip: Probably would be better not to stay in July which is their hottest month.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We are delighted that you were able to relax despite the warm weather. We hope to welcome you back as our guest again. Aloha
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Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is starting to show its age. The rooms need upgrade but there is not a lot of choices to stay on Molokai. The highlight of the trip was the fresh bread we bought at the bakery downtown with the jelly. The hotel had one of the few places to eat on the island.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to post a review. Please know that your feedback is very important to us and we will utilize your feedback by continuing to make every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future. Aloha.
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Excellent staff and attentive to details; very helpful in offering information and advices for services such as food, attractions, etc. The two staff members that stands out are "Sumo" and "Miguel", who were very friendly and nice to talk about the locals in the surrounding areas. The hotel is built in a "Polynesian" style setting with individual rooms with a separate entrance that is very peaceful and attractive. The continental breakfast consists of "Otis Spunkmeyer" assorted muffins, sliced papayas in plastic containers, Dole fruit cups, juice, coffee, tea and water. A little pet peeve is there is" no table" for writing postcards and "no dresser or cabinets" to place clothes. The free Wifi was working perfect every day! Overall, we would definitely come back when we visit Molokai in the future!

  • Stayed July 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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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hotel Molokai, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank so much for taking the time to post a review. Please know that we greatly appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible service. We look forward to your return in the very near future.
Warmest Aloha.
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Address: 1300 Kamehameha V Highway, P.O. Box 1020, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
Location: United States > Hawaii > Molokai > Kaunakakai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kaunakakai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Molokai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Moloka'i. We're known as the birthplace of Hula and the island is close to Hawaii's only barrier reef. Enjoy scuba diving and swimming with the local fish that inhabit the area. Play a round of golf on challenging course or take a stroll on one of our lovely beaches. Hike to find the tallest waterfall in Hawaii. You will have the opportunity to indulge your senses at one of our local restaurants, each offering delicious fare. If you need suggestions about how to spend your time, feel free to stop by the concierge desk. We'll be happy to recommend an activity for you and your family on Moloka'i. During your stay at the comfortable Hotel Moloka'i, you will experience a perfect blend of authentic Hawaiian traditions and accommodations with newly renovated rooms that feature Wi-Fi internet, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave and flat screen TV. The Hotel features open-air, oceanfront bungalows located on Kamiloloa Beach, adjacent to Hawaii's only barrier reef. Enjoy local entertainment Friday nights while dining poolside at our popular oceanfront restaurant or lounge in a hammock while taking in the breathtaking views of the sunset. No matter how you relax at our tranquil hotel in Moloka'i, you will enjoy your authentic Hawaiian getaway. ... more   less 
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