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Kaanapali Ocean Inn

2780-A Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got to the Kaanapali Ocean in and I am IN LOVE. If I could give this place a 6, I would! We checked in and asked to be placed as close to the water as possible. The woman checking us in then gave us a free upgrade to ocean front! OMG the view is absolutely beautiful! I cannot... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
JWKOI, Manager at Kaanapali Ocean Inn, responded to this review

Aloha Elizabeth. Thank you very much for the review. I believe you have described the Kaanapali Ocean Inn very well. This is our economical option for guests looking to stay on a world-class beach and have access to all of the resort amenities at the Royal Lahaina. Bungalow beachy is precisely what we are going for.... We are almost finished... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed here for 3 nights during my trip to Maui. I was traveling solo and wanted a simple, economical room on the beach with access to everything. I was in the room primarily just to sleep and bathe and did not spend any leisure time there. The room was very spacious, reasonably furnished and clean. The carpet was... More 

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JWKOI, Manager at Kaanapali Ocean Inn, responded to this review

Aloha. Thank you for the review. Happy to know you found us to be a solid choice for your stay. It sounds as if stayed with us prior to our recent re-fresh of the Kaanapali Ocean Inn rooms. As part of the re-fresh all rooms have new carpeting. The refurbishment project is 95% complete, we are only awaiting new corridor... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

To be honest, I was sort of forgotten what type of accommodation we booked. So on arrival we were a bit surprised that it was located on a resort area but was a positive thing. We were able to use the gym facilities, free towels and join sports-activities. I would recommend to rent a car and visit other beaches along... More 

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Gilroy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We Stayed here for one night gap between reservations. The room was clean and the staff was very helpful. Room is very dated but comfortable. The price was very reasonable for the area. We would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

It was old and needed updating. It was clean. View was beyond wonderful. Parking was an issue due to nightly luah. They should limit parking for visitors or at least designate reserved for hotel guests

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

After reading previous reviews I was prepared for the worst with this hotel. However I was pleasantly surprised on arrival! The room was spacious with a large bathroom, 2 beds and still room to move. There was a lovely balcony with an ocean view and I could hear the waves at night in bed. This inn is in the same... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is our second stay at the Kaanapali Ocean Inn. We had an oceanfront room. It is an older room that has not been remodeled but it was clean and adequate. Beds were comfortable. The view is amazing!! Fantastic value for the money. I wish there was a larger fridge and a microwave and/or toaster but otherwise I wouldn't change... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We had an excellent excellent excellent tour guide name Rory who took us up to view the sunrise at the Haleakala volcano we were 10,000 miles above sea leavel Rory had so much information on the islands and volcano and history he should be applauded for personality and hospitality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

After reading some previous reviews I was bracing myself for a hotel room that I had to endure rather than enjoy...but I was pleasantly surprised (it's all about expectations I guess!). It's true that the rooms are dated and a little run down - but nothing at all bad, and perfectly clean, comfortable and functional. Since the place belongs to... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed at the Inn for three nights. Although the rooms are in dire need of renovation, they were clean and the staff is friendly. With less amenities that come with the lower price (no elevators or ice in the building, small showers), its a good value because of the location. We knew this up front but hardly stayed inside... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Kaanapali Ocean Inn

Address: 2780-A Kekaa Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $132 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kaanapali Ocean Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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Also Known As:
Kaanapali Ocean Hotel Lahaina
Kaanapali Ocean Lahaina
Kaanapali Ocean Inn Maui/Lahaina
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
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