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“rude hotel desk clerks”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Maui Seaside Hotel

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Maui Seaside Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kahului
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“rude hotel desk clerks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2006

my husband and myself checked into the maui seaside
hotel in kahului february 4, 2006. the first day was
great after that it went downhill as far as the desk
clerks, rude and not very helpful when it came to
asking a question or where the location of someplace
was they would say (front desk people that is)
phone books in the room that's what they are there for. now what are you supposed to say to that. I am never going to stay there again I don't need that kind
of attitude especially when I pay well over 1000.00
and get no respect what so ever.

no thanks
J.Iacono
Fbks, Ak.

  • Stayed February 2006
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2006

I stayed at the hotel because of the price, but I found too many inconveniences for my taste. The rooms are small but comfortable (ask to stay in the tower for a larger room). If you need to iron, forget it! You have to take your clothes DOWN to the laundry room and iron them with a horrible iron chained to the board! Not my idea of a comfortable room experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2006

We only stayed three nights and that was enough. The down side is the room smelled musty and gross. The place is not fancy, but we weren't there to spend in the hotel room. The pool was too cold to swim in. Beach is average. The air conditioning unit was very noisy and kept us awake the first night. We told the management and it was fixed right away. We also needed another blanket, no problem. The people were very friendly and the breakfast was good. Plan on 40+ drive to any attractions. Probably wouldn't stay here again. But for those on a budget like we were, it was fine.

  • Stayed December 2005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2006

We arrived in Maui 10:30PM, and based on the Nov. review, reserved our first night stay here. It's less than a 10 minute drive from the airport, and it is a perfectly good motel for a short stay;clean and comfortable. They offer a continental breakfast that helped us get on our way to our destination. I would definitely stay there again for the convenience.

  • Stayed January 2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2005

We stayed here for 1 night at the start of our Maui vacation, after arriving late at the airport. Our expectations weren't grand - we needed somewhere clean to shower and sleep before setting out early the next morning. The Maui Seaside was ideal for us - the welcome was friendly, the room was a little dated but clean and confortable, and we had a nice view over a small beach. I certainly wouldn't recommend that anyone stay here for longer than a few nights, but for one night it's more than adequate.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2005

Stayed here the first night in Maui having just arrived at the airport.
We had misgivings about it based on some of these reviews - but it
turned out to be just fine. Our first floor room in the "tower" - the
three-story section - was really very clean. The carpet was nearly new
and the walls pretty recently painted. It was quiet (maybe because it
wasn't high season, so few yelling kids) probably at least because of
concrete walls. It was secure, surrounded by fencing and security.
It was near to anything in Kahului. It is also essentially right next door
to the Maui Beach Hotel, which seems to cost slightly more but clearly
shares the same waterfront. If you don't have high expectations for
the beach, you won't be disappointed. Obviously at this price it is not
an oceanfront resort on a beautiful destination beach. But it does have
beachfront on the little Kahului harbor. It's quite nice for what it is.
We would definitely stay here again. True, the room was small -but
again, clean. Our AC was fine. The desk staff was very friendly. We
skipped its restaurant because of reviews we read here - but there are
lots of choices for eating. In fact, we ate at the Thai restaurant in
Maui Mall just down the road. That was very, very good food - not
Mall food-court type of food but a sit-down restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2005, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2005

The Maui Seaside left MUCH to be desired. The room was tiny and rundown, with ancient 70's style decor. The AC did not work well at all, and housekeeping turned it off each day when they came to clean, meaning we returned from each day of sightseeing to a steaming hot room that took hours to cool again.

The location is central, pool and grounds are actually quite nice. I was there for a conference so it was convenient for me, but this is most definitely NOT a vacation spot.

Considering that the place is not particularly nice, it is definitely overpriced. For $20 more, you can get a MUCH nicer and more modern place. They give you breakfast coupons for their highly overpriced and not particularly good restaurant, again, not worth it.

Stay away-- try the town of Kihei if you want something not too far from Central Maui.

  • Stayed July 2005, traveled on business
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Property: Maui Seaside Hotel
Address: 100 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1607
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kahului
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kahului
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Maui Seaside Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover paradise at the Maui Seaside Hotel where extreme play and relaxation combine to create the ideal Hawaiian vacation on the beautiful island of Maui. Windsurf at Hookipa Beach, hike in Iao State Park, golf at Maui Lani, and explore local villages. Our oceanfront Kahului, Maui hotel offers affordable lodging with easy access to adventure and local culture! Rich Experience, Great Price. ... more   less 
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