We were on a tight budget and thought that we will be spending most of the day outside anyway so we booked ourselves here. The rooms were clean and smelled fresh; the rooms get cleaned everyday. It was nice to look out the window/balcony and see space. This place had a big garden. It is outdated, but it was comfortable during the days when we would just relax on the reclining chairs under the trees. The guests can borrow towels when they went to the beach. The employees were nice, helpful, and pleasant.
The thing that we did not like is that we were not able to hook up with their internet connection. There is a very limited area where you can access their wifi which you had to pay for separately. And even if I was willing to pay for it, the system then, was down and was not successful in getting online. You really have to go to Starbucks in the establishment walking distance from the hotel, or drive to Barnes and Noble to get free wifi. If you can't go on a vacation "unplugged" then this will be an issue.
The food was just so-so. We were disappointed with the food at the "famous Sunday brunch." It cost almost $100 for just the 2 of us for a meal that did not really excel in any way. Yes, there were LOTS of choices. But some of the selections were cooked dry, most were not seasoned well. Some were overcooked. The only thing we liked was the waffle.
You have to pay extra to be able to use the safe in the room. We thought that was strange...
But, over all, we enjoyed relaxing and enjoying the sand and beach. The sunsets were gorgeous! So we're good!
Oh, one more tip... If you don't want to be bothered with having to rent beach chairs to be on the sand, in front of the water, bring your own folding chairs. Or you can maybe buy from the stores in town, like ABC, or Walmart.
In this area, it's ok to not rent a car because the Whalers' Village is just on the next lot where they have lots of restaurants, shops, and an ABC store. If you are on a tight budget, you can buy your grocery items from ABC and make your own sandwiches and drinks in your room, or buy salad and snacks.
It would be more convenient and cost effective to rent a car because there are a lot of take out places where you can buy good cheap food.
If you like walking there is a paved beachwalk behind the hotel that leads you to the other hotels and establishments. Google map the area. It's refreshing to take those long walks there by the beach, especially really early in the morning and at sunset.
- 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