This hotel has a wonderful dedicated staff. The hotel is certainly older. That has pros and cons. Pros:
lots and lots of open green space to workout, lounge, read, play etc
mini fridge in the room
very small pool
not an updated hotel
even the updated rooms feel like they need an update
Location of the hotel is great. If you want to be on the "strip" and simply walk to shopping and restaurants then Ka'anapali beach is the right place. Lots and lots of people watching to keep the day interesting. Keep in mind this means pretty crowded at times as well.
We had an ocean front room on the 4th floor. Fabulous location that could not be found elsewhere for the same price. During whale season, the ocean front room was really nice. I sat on the balcony and could watch the whales play and breach right from our room.
Breakfast was ok, at best. We opted to pay for half of our breakfasts outside of the hotel, instead of the included continental. The hotel tried, it just wasn't very good.
Everything is an extra charge. WiFi is only available at the pool bar BUT, you must first go to your room, get the code off the tv, purchase a few hours for $10, return to the pool bar to login, and then use the WiFi. Ridiculous. Beach chaise lounges were $32.50/day, pool service at the bar was unbelievably slow. The bartender was not physically prepared for the demands of the role.
Please take time for the departing ceremony. Wonderful touch by the hotel. This ended our stay and a positive note.
Overall.....the stay at the hotel was just fine. Nothing supremely negative but certainly nothing to return for.
Know before you travel that EVERYTHING in Maui is ridiculously priced and be prepared.
Buy the Maui Revealed book. Fabulous resource for everything on the island. We had some really incredible hikes, meals, and tours that we may not have found on our own. I use this book as a constant resource while on island.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself with aloha on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches...At Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel! Located on golden sand next to the clear blue waters of Ka'anapali, all rooms have balconies overlooking lush tropical gardens, inviting you to relax to the sound of gentle surf and cool tradewinds. Award winning dining, shopping and recreation are on hand or close by. Here you'll discover the best in Hawaiian culture and family-style hospitality - truly aloha at its best! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ka Anapali Beach Hotel
- Hotel Ka Anapali Beach
- Kaanapali Beach Hotel Maui/Lahaina