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The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach

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5441 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Napili, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9050
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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#12 of 31 hotels in Lahaina
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Situated on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches on Napili Bay, this hotel offers a peaceful escape with a variety of activities and friendly services.

The Mauian Hotel features quiet guestrooms without phones, stereos or TVs. For technological amenities, guests can visit the Ohana Room to watch TV or use free wireless internet access. In the morning, guests will enjoy a free continental breakfast, then can play on one of the oceanfront shuffleboard courts.

Championship golf and tennis is available at the adjacent Kapalua Resort. The area surrounding the Mauian is also filled with hiking, water sports and shopping opportunities.

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tubasteve wrote a review Nov 9
Tumwater, Washington70 contributions79 helpful votes
We stayed a week at The Mauian for my wife’s birthday. We traveled with family, some of which had stayed here before and recommended it... boy were we glad they did. BEAUTIFUL grounds and location. Friendly staff. Our room, the one bedroom, was spacious and quiet. The room could have used a bit of TLC, but overall was great. We didn’t use the private back yard often but it was nice to have. We used the grills near the pool frequently and dined al fresco at the poolside tables or under the palapa. This place is low key, value priced and unforgettable. Covid ruined plans for a return this year, so we doubled down on a longer stay in 2021 and can’t wait to be back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Emily L wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Maine61 contributions62 helpful votes
My husband and I recently got back from a 9 night stay at this hotel. I always like to give a thorough review of any place we stay at once we get home from a trip, but especially in this case. Because even though we felt like we knew what to expect after reading many of the reviews, we have to admit, that once we actually arrived there were a lot of things we were surprised to see. So I want to give a full detailed review for all those other detailed minded people out there considering The Mauian. Get ready for the essay... Initial interaction via email was very pleasant and informative. This is actually what made us decide to book here. Our questions were anticipated and answered without us having to ask, which we found to be good customer service. They have a great cancellation policy, so this made us comfortable booking here. There are also a ton of excellent reviews, as I'm sure you have already seen. Another plus for The Mauian. The location of the Mauian is about an hour away from the larger airport on the island. It is also on the more touristy side of the island, though situated on the outskirts of the tourist dense area. Easy driving access to many parts of the island you may wish to see. Check in and check out was very quick and painless. We arrived after 5pm and because there is no front desk staff after 5pm, our check in information and room key was taped in a manilla envelope on the window. We were able to get to our room easily and finish the payment portion of the check in once the office reopened at 8:30 the next morning. This does appear to be a common practice as we saw several of these envelopes on the window during our stay. It was quite convenient. Another common practice that appears to happen here is the moving of rooms throughout your stay, as this not only happened to us, but a few others there at the time. To be completely fair, at booking it was made very clear to us that they did have rooms, but that we would need to move our room twice during our 9 days. We thought it odd, never having encountered this situation before, but we also did not feel this was a huge deal when we agreed to it. But to be honest, when it came down to actually having to move in the middle of vacation, it was a pain in the butt and not something I would agree to do again if I had the choice. Having to take an hour of your vacation to pack up your room to move it across the lawn and then some more time to unpack again, all while trying to coordinate it with the housekeeping staff who were working so hard and now unfortunately had to deep clean another room, was actually frustrating. The front end person did tell us when we inquired that if we were going to be gone all we had to do was leave our packed bags at the door and they would move them, which took a little bit of the stress off when we were trying to plan our day, but you still had to plan the time to pack everything up before you left if we chose that option. It disrupted our plans more than I would have liked it to. We were dreading having to move the 2nd time and were THRILLED when we got a notice that the 2nd move was no longer necessary. Though the changing of rooms and reason why this is common practice still remains a mystery to us, on the upside we were able to see and gather opinions of 2 locations on the property. First piece of advice if you do get to have any say as to which room you stay in, get the rooms from 101-108 or 201-208. They are perfectly situated to get sunshine on your lanai and you can sit right there and watch the sun go down over the ocean. If you go on the other side of the property, you will not get any sunshine in your sitting space and will need to walk out to the lawn or beach to watch the sunset. I'm also going to recommend NOT getting a ground floor unless you need to for mobility purposes (there are no elevators to the 2nd floors). The reason for this is that these rooms are incredibly noisy. We were lucky that in our first room our upstairs neighbors were light footed, and though we heard them walking around, it did not disturb our sleep. In our 2nd room, our upstairs neighbors stomped around so loudly and often, that I was woken up at 5am everyday while they sounded as if they were running laps upstairs. You could hear when they were in the bathroom. You could hear drawers slamming and muffled talking. Chairs being dragged across the floor or the balcony echoed through the room. It was incredibly disruptive. The rooms themselves were spacious enough for 2 people, having a small table and 2 chairs, a small couch, dresser, closet, and nightstands. The bed was queen sized and temperpedic, so it was very comfortable. The pillows were also comfortable. Beds were made up with 2 sheets and a very thin blanket. There are no extra blankets in the rooms. It was quite chilly the first 2 night we were there, and our request for an extra blanket was left unfulfilled. The bathroom and shower are spacious, with a nice rain showerhead. As mentioned by others, no TVs in the rooms though there is wifi. We got good reception with this, though had to sign in several times over our stay. AC's are also in the rooms, though we only used it once as the breeze through the windows provided enough cooling for us. There is a small kitchen area with a full fridge, dishware, cookware, and paper towels. This was a lifesaver! Maui is a VERY expensive island, and that includes the food. If we had to go out to eat 3x a day, we'd be broke! Having the kitchen area allowed us to cook many meals at the hotel and save some money. I believe the rooms have been updated and modernized relatively recently, but they could already stand a little facelift. The rooms we were in were starting to look tired. A good scrubbing, fix up some of the cracks found in the tilework of the showers, a new coat of paint, that kind of thing would really help to freshen things up. Rooms come with an old fashioned key, and I believe most people felt comfortable enough leaving their rooms unlocked while there. We sure did initially. That was until someone mistakenly walked into our room while we were in it. It gave us a scare, and then we all had a good laugh about it since it was very obviously a mistake. But it also left us a little more cautious. People are constantly walking by and sound like they could be coming in to your room if you are on the ground floor, so just to be safe, I'd keep that door locked. Also, side note, there are no safes in the rooms to store your valuables. Breakfast is served here every morning from 7-9a. It is the exact same thing served every morning- fruit, hard boiled eggs, toast, juice. The bread is all homemade and delicious! Though I found it perfectly adequate for breakfast, it might have been nice to have a little variety thrown in there on some mornings. Perhaps just some yogurt and granola, or cereal and milk. That would help to break up the monotony of the same exact breakfast for your entire stay. This is a relatively small hotel and property when compared to just about all others in the area, so you will not feel overrun with other people on the grounds at any time of the day. When people did congregate, it was only in small groups. Many families (usually older families, only saw a handful of children here) and groups of friends seem to come here for vacation, and honestly it is a very nice set up for these kinds of situations. Rooms are very close to each other and there is plenty of room to congregate outside. On the downside of this, if you are travelling as a couple and are used to meeting other couples and hanging out, it is a bit more difficult to do that here. Because it seems that most do know each other already, they tend to stick to their social groups. For us, this resulted in only occasional conversations with other guests. We were able to surmise that it is true, many guests are indeed repeat customers which is awesome for the hotel, but it does help feed into the "outsiders" feeling if it is your first time visiting. The staff, though very pleasant, mostly keep to themselves and interacted with us only when they needed to. With the exception of the day security guard, who was quite friendly, we'd walk by staff and be the ones to initiate the "hello", not the other way around. We've never been to a place where the staff weren't saying "hello", or "how are you" or going out of their way to interact with us. It was a different experience to us to say the least. Given all of these factors, in all honesty, it took us until the end of our trip to begin to feel welcomed here. If you're wondering about the average age of clientele at this place, we noticed that at the beginning of our stay, most appeared to be 60+. Towards the end of our stay, we started to notice a few more people coming in who were in their 30-40's, but still the bulk of people you will find staying here are those that are retired (and enjoying every second of it, as they should!) The overall feeling here is a very laid back atmosphere. They have a weekly get together for about an hour in the evening, but otherwise you are not going to find much of anything going on here for entertainment in the evenings. For entertainment, you will have to go out- and lets be honest, there isn't much nightlife in Maui. You will find that most people are settled into their rooms by 8pm. The Mauian is right on the beach of Napili Bay, with direct access to the sandy part of this beach. This hotel shares the beach with I think 4 other resorts and it is a public beach on top of that, so don't expect much privacy. At the Mauian, even if you were walking from the farthest point on the gounds, I'd guess it would only take you about 30 -45 seconds to walk to the beach. The hotel provides beach chairs that you can carry onto the beach, although there are no sun loungers for the beach, cushions or umbrellas. Two beach towels are included in your room. There is one foot wash over to the the side of one of the buildings. The beach is quite steep to the water and on nice days, it is very easily crowded as it is definitely one of the smaller beaches we went to on the island. You'd want to be set up in your spot no later than 9:30am or you're going to be getting pretty friendly with some other people. The waves here are gentle, so good for kiddos. There is a sharp drop off at the shore. Because there is a snorkle and paddleboard rental place right off the beach, many people were seen partaking in these activities. You have a nice view of some of the other islands from this beach. I have read that this is supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Maui; and although it is nice, I can not agree that it is the most beautiful due to the amount of buildings that surround it. There are many other stunning beaches that are larger and more private throughout the island. There is a small pool at the Mauian with a beautiful surrounding area that does include sun loungers (no cushions), tables, chairs and 3 large, nice grills with tiki torches at night. The landscaping surrounding the pool is gorgeous and tropical- it is honeslty my most favorite thing about this place. The landscaper is seen constantly working to keep the grounds looking beautiful and meticulous- even going around the entire lawn and literally cutting out tiny clumps of grass that are considered invasive. Very impressed with his work. Even though there are a couple of restuarants, a market and a few businesses within walking distance of The Mauian, I HIGHLY recommend renting a vehicle. There is far too much to see on Maui to just stay in this little corner of the island, you must go explore! Even though I recommend a rental, the parking situation at the Mauian can be tight. Many times we found people parked in front of other cars so that they couldn't get out should they need to, though that seemed to only happen at night when everyone was in for the evening. Sometimes in the morning the staff had parked this way as well. When this happened to us, we just went to the front office and they found the person who was blocking and they quickly came out to move. It did not upset us, we just made sure to park where we could definitely get out if we had to leave early in the morning. If you do stay out past 8pm, expect to get creative with your parking situation. I would not recommend a big vehicle if you do not need it since it is tight space. Overall, is this hotel worth the price we paid. Absolutely. Were their things that could've made our stay a little more enjoyable. Yea. Would we come again? If we had other family/friends coming with us and a 2nd room floor that we didn't have to move from until checkout, we would again consider the Mauian as a possibility.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Julie C wrote a review Mar 2020
Baulkham Hills, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had no TV in the room, I couldn't get WiFi at all, but my travel companion had WiFi. Whale watching from the beach was great, the whales were just passing by in the distance. The Shuffleboard game was fun, we could borrow a set from the front desk. No lift only stairs access to second floor. Beach for swimming, restaurant at end of beach for sunset viewing, snorkelling next beach up able to walk. Hire of snorkel gear right next door. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Washing clothes facilities were good on site, coins to be able to be purchased from reception. Rooms spacious, with a wooden frame on balcony for drying clothes / towels, very handy. Fridge and Microwave and coffee machine. Pillows and bedding very comfortable. Local Market across the main road intersection, Saturday mornings. Breakfast provided every morning, boiled eggs, toast, fruit bun, fruit, juice and tea / coffee. When the weather is sunny in Maui the day is great, water is warm for swimming, but when it's raining don't bother going on the roads, 2 hours sitting in non moving at times traffic to get to the Ocean Aquarium standing in a queue in the rain, with flooded parking, to be told that they don't have any whale experience tickets left, to then drive another hour in the traffic to get back to hotel, not worth it. Suggest you find something else to do in the rain.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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alansaun wrote a review Feb 2020
Novato, California12 contributions3 helpful votes
Loved our 3 nights at the Mauian at the center of Napili Bay. Right on the beach with beautiful grounds. The Mauian is NOT a fancy resort - amenities are limited. No bar, no restaurant, no beach attendants, no TVs, limited WiFi. What it does have - best location, friendly staff, best location, friendly guests, simple casual rooms. If you don’t need or want the fancy stuff - you will love it here. If you do, go elsewhere!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ChiTDI wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions
We were looking for the quietest, most layback setting on Maui, and we think we found it. The grounds are pristine, well kept, and open to a beautiful private beach on Napili Bay that offers the opportunity to play in the surf, as well as enjoy the spectacular sunset that Maui boasts. The rooms are conventional with a lanai, stove, micro, full refrigerator and utensils to enjoy the breakfast provided. Takeout dinners on the lanai were wonderful, and there are a plethora of restaurants servicing the area. The pool is clean, surrounded by chase lounges and well maintained grills. Very little noise, other than the shuffleboard tournament, and the couples and families seem rather respectful of others’ wishes. The four two story buildings face the common area, and the tiki torches adorn the walkways making it romantic as well as safe. Lot of returning guests, which speaks volumes in itself. Owners were present during our stay, and were discreet, accommodating, and very helpful. Outstanding place IF calm and gentle is your goal. It was ours.
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$258 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach
Which popular attractions are close to The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Nearby attractions include Slack Key Show (0.10 miles), Kapalua Coastal Trail (0.2 miles), and Napili Beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Merriman's Kapalua Outdoor Grill, The Coffee Store Napili, and Gazebo Restaurant at Napili Shores.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cliff House (0.4 miles).
Does The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.