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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our stay through Donna Bender of Maui Calls, as usual. She's the epitome of professionalism and excellent customer service. We return here annually as it is the finest value for your money on Maui. You get to relax in a direct oceanfront suite in a peaceful, serene, and private setting. The pool is perfect. It's never busy or... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! I was happy to arrange your annual return to Maui Kai so that you could once again enjoy the peace, serenity and privacy of its all-oceanfront suites. The pool is rarely busy or noisy because Maui Kai is a small property with only 8 rooms on each floor. I look forward to helping you with your next visit. Mahalo... More 

Stockton
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our many return trips to Maui and we were again fortunate enough to stay at our favorite beachfront vacation property on Kaanapali beach. Our 5th floor studio, booked through Donna Bender, was newly decorated, well furnished and our lanai view framed by Molokai and Lanai offered spectacular daily whale watching. Armed with our latest version of the Local... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Mike and Sara! I was happy to help you again with another return stay at Maui Kai and that you were able to enjoy the spectacular whale watching from the lanai of your newly decorated, well-furnished junior suite. You're all set for your 2017 stay in a 1-bedroom corner suite which will not only have the same oceanfront view... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We rented this place through Donna Bender ( dgbender808@gmail.com ). The 1 bedroom corner unit was spacious and very comfortable. We were very excited when we saw a pool when we arrived. Unfortunately it belonged to the resort next door. Maui Kai is a smaller facility so do not expect lavish resort. I prefer the quite locations anyways. The location... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure arranging your stay in one of Maui Kai's 1-bedroom corner suites. Yes, Maui Kai is a small property so it is quiet and private. You'll be happy to know that the beach is slowly coming back after the heavy surf this past Spring. Let me know when you're ready to return and I'll be happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My girl friend and I enjoyed a wonderful 8 days at Maui Kai. Best views and location. We booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. They made the process easy, helping us to find the perfect unit. While this is an older building, it is very well maintained. Beautiful pool and right on the beach. We loved... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Neil, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to make the process easy and help you find the perfect condo unit. There is nothing like an ocean breeze and the sound of waves when you are truly oceanfront but the pool, hot tub and BBQ grills are also great features. Let Sophie or... More 

So Ca, but wishing I was in the Caribbean!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. The condo (302) had everything we needed (kitchen, utensils, snorkeling equipment, etc.). It was an unbelievable ocean front view, the only complex like it on the whole beach to be so close, all the other resorts are pushed back off the ocean. The staff was extremely courteous and very... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your booking into one of our Maui Kai partner condos. As you said you can't beat the unbelieveable views when you are so close to the ocean. Sorry to hear that the bed in 302 was a bit soft for your taste. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My hubby and I stayed at Maui Kai in October and it was great, so great we are going back again this year. We rebooked room 807 through Donna Bender last night. Last year we did not arrive to the hotel until midnight and yet a plan was made so we could still get it, the free maid service lovely... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Nicole! I'm happy you liked my unit so much that you had me book it again for you this year! As you found out last year, when a guest arrives after hours, their room key is in a lockbox outside the office door and the next morning they go down to the office to check in. I'm glad you... More 

Bothell, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This was our first tip to Maui and Maui Kai - specifically Art and Sophie Nickel - were highly recommended by a friend who has been to Maui multiple times. All I can say is wow! Our condo #1006 was amazing and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. The employees in the office, in addition to all... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Tabbers, Thanks for the personal compliments! I'm glad you enjoyed your first trip to Maui and that Sophie and I were able to coordinate your booking into one of our great Maui Kai partner units. And as you mentioned you can't beat the location as not only are we direct ocean front but close to shops, restaurants and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Maui Kai. The condo, 807 was fabulous. It was a junior suite. Nice kitchen and living area for two. The view was undescribable and we loved it all. The staff were very friendly, even giving me a box for packing a bouquet in and shipping things that we left. The pool and hot tub were very... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Alissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your Maui wedding and honeymoon in my junior suite Unit 807. When you're ready to return next year for your anniversary (or anytime!), let me know and I'll set you up so you can again enjoy the incredible view and the friendly and helpful staff at Maui Kai. Mahalo nui loa, Donna Bender More 

California
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We've stayed at this hotel several times over the years and I've noticed a change in the front desk staff's tone and generosity. I had casually walked through their lobby area where the two women check customers in. They weren't open for a few more minutes but just wanted to find out if they still had the courtesy Kona coffee... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Our Maui Kai Rental Condominium Staff has made coffee for many years. Recently we have begun to put first mornings coffee in the rooms for the Maui Kai Rental Program guests. Lobby coffee service is no longer provided. When asked the staff does try to offer options where the guests can purchase coffee nearby. We are so sorry if... More 

Fountain, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This condo was even better than described. I loved everything about it and the attention to detail was first rate. Even though I didn't use them, there was snorkel equipment, beach chairs, binoculars, games and 2 different size coolers and freeze packs! I was impressed with the furniture as well. The pool and Jacuzzi were were perfect and the whole... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Suzanne, I'm glad we exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed our Maui Kai 806 condo plus all the extras we offer. We take pride in all the details including our Tommy Bahama furnishings and modern island style. Let us know when you are ready for another visit and Sophie and I can get you counting down to another great... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $262 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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