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Maui Schooner Resort
Ranked #12 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
Vero Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Noisy in the morning; well kept unit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

While the unit is dated, it was well maintained. There were 4 of us women; two had the bedroom and me and my friend had the sleeper sofa. The ladies in the bedroom woke up to the rooster and birds. The staff was gracious and Judy, the conceriege, was great. Parking in the lot was always a challenge. You could not ask for more perfect tropical foliage. We would stay again.

Room Tip: We had a water view, one bedroom and traveled with an owner.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

The property is manicured, on the ocean, and the people are spectacular... It is not very touristry which we love, but was well equipped, close to everything, and great pool. whirlpool. and grills.... It is class A with less costs and great close parking... Nothing but love for the Maui Schooner... Clean and equipped.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

It was a bit of a walk to a beach that wasn't worth the walk so we drove to a better location. The grills were very nice as was the fact that we had free beach chairs and a cooler. A nice king size bed. We were in unit B111 and the first floor has zero privacy on the lanai. There was no air conditioning in the bed room so we cracked up the air conditioning and aimed the floor fan into the bedroom. The ceiling fan over the bed had one speed and it was hurricane force wind.

Room Tip: Don't stay on the first floor
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2011

We exchanged through Interval, and were very nervous when we read the negative reviews of this place. We thought that we were going to be trapped in a filthy dump for a week. I don't know where those people stayed, but it must have been a different Maui Schooner than where we just spent the last week. Where we stayed was fabulous.

The Maui Schooner is clean and pristine, with meticulously kept grounds, and one of the best-equipped kitchens I've ever seen in a timeshare (pizza pan and muffin tin!). Our room overlooked the pool, and, every day, the staff spent a lot of time cleaning and testing the pool and hot tub. Both were immaculate. Always.

The units are a bit small, but they don't feel cramped, and, again, are incredibly clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They also have beach chairs and a cooler in every unit, and keep mats and other beach items in the storage room for use. Most importantly, we were never hassled by timeshare come-ons.

The resort is located in quiet and quirky Kihei, close to the best beach (Big Beach), the best breakfast (Kihei Cafe), and the best shave ice (the stand next to Cafe O'Lei). It's also within easy shot of the best snorkel boat (Trilogy) in Lahaina. Don't forget the boiled peanuts at the Olowalu General Store!

Also, the beds were the first we've encountered that didn't kill our backs. We have a memory-foam bed, and are always scared to sleep on other beds. No worries with the Schooner's. Very comfortable.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2011

We used an Interval International timeshare week, trading a Marriott one bedroom unit at Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert for a one bedroom at Maui Schooner. We had our doubts about the age of the property and location in Kihei (we are familiar with Ka'anapali) but the dates were convenient. This is not a high-end property – maybe 3 star if you feel generous about the grounds.
The unit was dark, with old-fashioned low end Hawaii decor - think ugly pineapple fabric sofa, cheap whitewashed wicker, older style TVs. We did get internet. Bedroom - comfortable king-size bed but not much room to walk about. Washer and dryer adequate + lawn chairs if needed and a cooler.
Bathroom: miserable. It had only a shower, washbasin and toilet. Cheap thin towels, and no toiletries - I had to buy Dove soap.
Kitchen: tile counter and faded woodwork, basic thick white crockery and cutlery, cheap old dented appliances and a dishwasher with broken door that fell down every time I opened it + the bottom rack wheels kept falling off inner groove.
Staff was always pleasant, the grounds are mature landscaping and gardeners are busy keeping it nice. We were on ground floor ten steps from the screened pool; it was small but adequate unless a noisy family took it over. People passing our patio and at the pool were always pleasant and courteous. You can walk from the back of the property to a huge green area and the ocean - great for watching sunset. Beach there is not the nicest sand - some seaweed - and we just walked or watched sunset.
We would not stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Henderson, Nevada, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

We have stayed at the Maui Schooner many times over the years (Oct 2011 will be our 36th trip I believe) and have been very satisfied. However we're not High Rollers and exchange our Time Share at Ridge Tahoe for a week here. The roosters across Kihei Road make sure you get up early to enjoy your stay.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011

I signed up with SFX though my Grand Mayan Resorts. The reason I did so was their brouchure stated Quality and Higher Standards. I gave them a week of my Grand Mayan and put in a search for Maui in the at the first date allowed. They gave me Maui Schooner for end of March 2011. I called the resort several times to request an ocean view. They said they would try.
The front desk and check in was great-but,they had NO ammenities. No maid service-no mid week clean,no shampoo etc. only small bars of soap in bathroom. No towel exchange during week-if you wanted clean towels you had to was yourself. No restaurant or snack bar-no grocery store close by. Hot tub not working. My air kept shutting off-had to call maintence several times. The loft at the main bedroom left no privacy-the back bedroom was close to Hwy-no air-only a celing fan & an occelating fan. I couldn't sleep in a 77 degree bedroom so I slept on sofa bed with my granddaughter-at least for sofa beds it was OK. The lanai was nice but if you wanted to sit out side and the air was on you had hot air blowing on you,
I could go on & on. I called SFX to lodge my complaint and they gave me extra points and years-I just wanted my club membership reiumbursed.

Room Tip: Don't go here if you want ammenities
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Maui Schooner Resort

Property: Maui Schooner Resort
Address: 980 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9151
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Kihei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Kihei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maui Schooner Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maui Schooner Resort is a beach-front property with sprawling ocean views and charming Aloha hospitality. The resort boasts a tropical, Hawaiian resort atmosphere. Relax in your one, two or three bedroom suite, spacious enough for a couple on a romantic getaway or for the family. Unlike the typical hotel room, The Schooner's condominiums are equipped with a full kitchen, separate living room and all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay in Maui. Enjoy beach side tennis courts and a an expansive scenic stretch of Maui sand and surf. ... more   less 
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