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“Paradise at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach on Maui Room 464”

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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach in Room 464 and had a wonderful experience.

The staff is welcoming, the grounds are beautiful and the location is ideal. You are steps away from Kaanapali beach and excellent shopping & dining.

Stroll down the Oceanside path to see the other condos and hotels for a romantic journey.

Snorkel Black Rock, steps away from the Whaler.

Room 464 was fantastic, very comfortable and it afforded an excellent view of the ocean.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Aloha Kakou,
Wow! You posted beautiful pictures too. Thank you for your gracious comments about our property and team. I often mention to the team the importance of the entire guest experience; it is something we take a lot of pride in. The collective moments of your visit are paramount and your review puts smiles on our faces.

Mahalo
Hal

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We have stayed in privately owned condos at The Whaler a number of times. It is the perfect location at the center of Kaanapali Beach on the famous oceanfront beach walk and just beside Whalers Village shopping and dining area. We have rented from owners found on VRBO.com and from Monte D. Fitts, Realtors. All were good transactions for well maintained, lovely condos.

The resort hotels in Kaanapali are great also, but we enjoy having the space, the separate bedroom, a full kitchen, and all the other amenities that some of the rental condos at the Whaler offer.

The Whaler has a nice pool, a free gym and a convenient parking garage under the towers.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to receive such good customer service. We drove through the monitored gate and were asked our name and then told to go forward. When we arrived at the drive for check in, the Valet acknowledged us by our name, which was quite impressive. When we checked in, we were again acknowledged by our names - something that have seen at the 4 Seasons, but few other hotels. They had upgraded us, I assume - to an ocean view room as we had only asked for a garden, so this was a wonderful surprise! The location can not be beat, as you just need to walk out of the resort and walk 50 feet and you are at Whaler's village, where there are restaurants, shopping, etc. You can continue on the boardwalk to the other hotels and it make a lovely evening walk. Although our room was older appearing with older tiles, etc. it was spotless and our bed was amazing and very comfortable! What is most important to us is that the room is clean. We will plan to stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Aloha,
Thank you very much for your feedback. Our team is focused on guest service. Your review is a report card to be proud of and I will pass this on to our departments; especially housekeeping. Our room attendants are passionate about cleaning and it shows. We hope you join us again soon!

Mahalo
Hal

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was our 28th trip to Hawaii, our 25th anniversary. We've stayed in unit 1202 before, and loved the views, so we booked it again even though our daughters did not accompany us this time. This unit has improved each time we have been here since 2010, this time with all new bedroom furniture that was very comfortable.

What's unique about the north facing stack at the Whaler ( units ending on 02-24)? The floors above the 6th have an unobstructed view because the KBH hotel next door isn't very high. This means even the bedrooms have ocean views. There is also a front ocean view from the 02 stack. The top floor (1202 and any 12th floor unit on the property) has higher ceilings especially on the lanai's.

The north stack high floors, therefore, have the only unobstructed views both ocean side on the entire beach. All the other hotels and condos on Kaanapali Beach have views that include your neighbors, which decreases the privacy of the lanai. this link shows you where the rooms are http://www.vacation-maui.com/Whaler/Whaler_Sitemap.php

The service at the beach cabana is great, bellmen and front desk are friendly, and the grounds improve every time we are there. We've already booked another trip in June.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were fortunate enough to be upgraded on arrival to a one bedroom unit (we booked through the hotel). The unit was very clean, the decor was good, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The free wifi was reliable and very handy. Most importantly, the bed was huge and incredibly comfortable.

From our first floor balcony we had good views of the perfectly maintained courtyard gardens, the ocean, and islands in the distance. The complex is next door to Whalers Village which has some nice shops and three wonderful restaurants.

The hotel pool kiosk and the equipment rental providers on Ka'anapali Beach all seem to open at 8am, so if you like to go out earlier it might be worth getting your towels the afternoon before. Stand-up paddle board rental is cheaper at the nieghbouring kiosk closer to black rock ($25 an hour vs $35), but they will need a credit card for security.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Aloha Nui –

Thank you for the information and positive review. I am thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay with Aston at the Whaler. As mentioned, the location is incredible. Further, there is no additional daily resort fee for internet or pool towels; providing great value for the stay.

Mahalo
Hal


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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at the Whaler (tower 2, unit 764). The complex is extremely well maintained and the staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The grounds are kept immaculately, and the pool is very nice and close to the beach. The rooms offer wifi that actually works consistently with a very strong signal. Much appreciated when you're from Canada. The complex is located next to Whalers Village, a very expensive and "trinkety" shopping centre that also contains an ABC store and three excellent restaurants. a taxi into Lahaina costs $20. Parking costs $12 per day, and when you check in, you're given towel cards which you exchange at the pool for big, fluffly beach towels. We rented through vrbo, and although our studio unit was nice, super quiet with gorgeous views of the mountains, the ocean and Black Rock (inside court exposure), the bed was old and uncomfortable, and the polyester linen and lumpy, hard pillows were awful. Would definitely return but maybe look closer at owners pictures of beds. Loved it overall.

Room Tip: Recommend north court exposure in south tower (2) for all day shade, no noise and best views.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The whaler is a great place to stay! We stayed in the ground floor unit #108 that we found on VRBO. The owner is very attentive and accommodating and she allowed us check in early so we could start our vacation as soon as we landed! The condo is amazing with a great ocean view. The ground floor was so was convenient we were literally steps from the BBQs, pool, and beach! We took advantage of having a full kitchen and this place is completely equipped for what ever you need! We will definitely be going back and stay there!!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range: $308 - $551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive luxury condominium boasts an idyllic location on Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach across from two championship golf courses and minutes from Lahaina. Each spacious unit features a full kitchen and a spectacular view. A beachfront pathway and private access allows guests easy entry to adjacent Whalers Village's 65 shops and restaurants. Please be advised of these changes to the daily resort fee at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. These changes will go into effect April 1, 2017. - Any new reservations booked for travel April 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017, will be subject to a resort fee of $17.00 plus tax per day. - On June 1, 2017, Daily Amenity Fee increases to $20. This applies to ALL reservations staying through these dates, regardless of when they booked the reservation. ... more   less 
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