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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed in a 1-bedroom ocean front condo at The Aston at the Whaler during the first week of July, 2013. We've vacationed in Maui before, with varying degrees of satisfaction regarding our hotel choice. But this time, we got it absolutely right, and had the best experience ever. Our room was spacious and clean, and overlooked the beach with a magnificent wrap-around balcony. The Aston staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again, and highly recommend this venue.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Wow! Your review is incredible and we thank you. We recognize guests have a choice where to stay. If a guest is looking for incredible, spacious and appointed condo rooms with a beachfront location and next door to shopping, activities and restaurants – Aston at the Whaler is the place to be. Our friendly staff is caring and here to make every guest experience enjoyable.

Malama Pono (Take Care)

Hal

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights in June and found the property to be excellent. Location was fantastic and the studio room was very big compared to a normal hotel room. The kitchen facilities were great as well. It was nice to be able to have the option of meals at home. Its not as flashy as the surrounding resorts but i thought The Whaler was good value and in a great location along Kaanapali. LIttle extras like having access to pool noodles and beach chairs that you can take with you to use at other beaches were handy as well.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony facing north has the best view - sunset over molokai
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GreedyGuts13
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Aloha,
Kaanapali is a special place and Aston at the Whaler continues to improve the rooms. The facility and service personnel thank you for your honest review and sharing your experience.

A Hui Hou…(Until we meet again)

Hal

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed here on our honeymoon and enjoyed our stay

The grounds are beautiful and the pool and hot tub were amazing and next to the sea. We literally spent 5 days relaxing, spending happy hour at Hula Grill and then had dinner at the different restaurants each night.

The sunsets off this beach were some of the most amazing we had ever seen, and it was a very friendly place to be

Maui is generally expensive, in particular car hire - there are lots of additional taxes when picking up from the airport- so be aware! But the car hire was worth it to do the road to Hana. It was rainy and hard driving (50 miles and 600 curves) but the waterfall (just past Hana) was worth it. Incredible, lush greenery which is definitely worth the drive.

The good thing about the Whaler is that it is nestled between standard high class hotel chains, but not as expensive (we got a good deal through quidco/ hotels.com). If you stay there, my recommendation would be to do your best to get a room overlooking the green center (rather than the bar area)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MattandHelen2010
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Aloha,
I always think in terms of value. In your wonderful review, the worth of your stay at the Whaler in terms of other places to stay is good; I agree. The valuation of staying with us is excellent. Large, well-appointed condos on the beachfront of one of the best beaches in the U.S. being served by friendly, caring staff has incredible value.

Mahalo

Hal

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I along with our 3 grandchildren ages 10, 12 & 14 just returned from a wonderful stay in beautiful unit 802. We have stayed at The Whaler for the past 20 years and unit 802 was by far the most beautifully decorated, best view and outfitted with everything you could possibly need. It was so convenient to have a cooler, boogie boards, snorkels, etc. for our use. Dealing direct with the wonderful owners was a real pleasure We will definitely book unit 802 whenever we need a two bedroom unit!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Right beside Whaler Village so easy access to shopping and picking up needed items..ABC store, and catching trolley. Directly on Kaanapali Beach in a central location. Best beach with easy walking to lots of activities at other hotels and restaurants too. Room was studio with full kitchen equipped with all amenities. Nice lanai. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank OregonBliss
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha,
I really like your review because it gives great and useful information in a neat package. You know what they say in real estate and vacations: location, location, location!

Malama Pono (Take Care)

Hal
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed here for a week and it was so wonderful! Hearing and seeing the ocean from the lanai was amazing. I enjoyed every second of our trip and did NOT want to leave. The beach available to us was gorgeous and we enjoyed the shopping mall a short walk away.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha Nui –
I often use google maps satellite view to look at areas I visit. If you type, map the Whaler on Kaanapali beach in a google search, the result will show you why this location is amazing.
Thank you for your review. I am certain other visitors to the property will enjoy hearing the ocean too.

Mahalo nui

Hal
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had a room on the eleventh floor with a wonderful view. We could see the beach, pool area and the garden with fish pond.
The staff was pleasant. Free DVDs with recent movies. Right on the beach. I don't know if the pool is any good, the beach was right there with beautiful fish and turtles to swim with.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Brad J
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Hal N, General Manager at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Aloha Kakou –

Thank you for your review. I love the caption, “more please.” Not just because this sounds like my children eating a great dinner, but because it shares how you really feel.
Come back soon and often.

Mahalo

Hal
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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: $312 - $541 (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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