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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We just stayed at the Whaler last week. The property is beautiful, and the view is so nice. If you book, make sure you face the inner courtyard gardens, and, thus, the ocean. People were friendly to deal with. The location is great, right on the water and on the walkway that connects you with the Whaler Village, restaurants and other condos and hotels. We had a one room studio with plenty of room for two. There was a washer/dryer right near us down the hall. The balcony is the best! The problem? Our unit had not been renovated. It was clean and neat, but old: ugly green shag carpet, old fake wood flooring, plain white walls, no frills bath, uncomfortable couch. It's really in in need of an update (415). That being said, we would definitely book there again. I would ask for tower 2, as we heard it's the newer of the two.

Room Tip: Try asking for Tower 2, and don't face toward Whaler Village.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

When you book a rental on just pictures these days, you never know if it's going to be as good as the pictures. We were pleasantly surprised by our suite. With 6 adults & 1 child staying, the full kitchen helped keep our food bill down. Easy access to the bus route at Whaler Village and at $2 per person, reasonable too. We stayed in tower 1, first floor directly past the main courtyard with koi pond. The security of knowing you couldn't access the building without a room key was huge for us. The suite we rented was slightly dated but since we spent most of our time outside the room it wasn't a big deal that the room looked older. The master bedroom's bed was extremely comfortable and with a second bedroom and a pull-out couch, we had plenty of room for everyone to sleep. The close proximity to the beach was a plus as we didn't have to worry about carrying all of our beach toys with us. Two minute walk and we were in the waves! If you do stay here, we advise taking the bus to the first stop at Cannery Mall. Look for Lulu's restaurant, affordable prices and excellent service. If we hadn't found it on our last day, we may have eaten there every morning instead of cooking at the unit! We will stay here again if we make another trip to Maui!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in suite 121-123 suite. Definitely worth the price if you are staying with a larger group...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you are looking for convenience, no thrills and an okay place, then stay here. Honeymooners stay away. This place is all about location, location, location, nothing fancy here. I will tell you the positives. Get a room that faces the pool or the ocean, make an effort to walk north on the beach path, it leads to more beautiful beaches and homes, do paddle board it's easy, don't over think it and wear sun screen. Although a nice place, the whaler is "known" to many as a great place.... But I think it's "known" to those that are 50yrs or older. I appreciate it, but not my first choice, some things don't age with time.

Room Tip: Ask for pool or ocean view. Book yourself its less expensive.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a very nice studio in a perfect location. The convenience factor is very high here. Condo Interior is new and very attractive. The king size bed was very comfortable as well. 5th floor lanai gave us a good view of ocean. Sitting out there each morning with a coffee watching the whales was an unexpected highlight. We would see them, switch to binoculars, sometimes see some amazing jumps. You can go from your room to standing in ocean in less then two minutes. From there, a few hundred yards to black rock to snorkel. Rent your gear from nearby " the snorkel store." You can take a shuttle to Lahina for 2$/person each way. Under ground parking sometimes fills up but surface packing a minute walk away. All exterior doors into building controlled by your room key. I liked that. We had an 11pm flight out, but needed to be out of condo by 11am. They gave us key so we could get stay there last day, use downstairs shower before we left to airport. You will love your stay at the whaler, I highly recommend condo 514.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have stayed here before and always enjoyed the view, the great beach and the convenient location. this time we were in a very comfortable one bedroom, two bath on the 6th floor. It was an upgraded premium room that had just been redone. An upgrade to a premium room is worth it, with a fully equipped modern kitchen. We ate breakfast and 4 of our dinners in. We like the whaler as it is on one of the best parts of kaanapali beach and the pool is right on the beach. The only negative was that our room was on the Whaler's village side of tower two. the Mechanical equipment noise from the commercial area reduced our enjoyment of the balcony. However, it was quiet when we closed the doors. Next time I will ask for an ocean view room that is overlooking the courtyard. this place is very well maintained and clean. No mention or push on timeshare sales.

Room Tip: stay away from the whalers village side of tower two
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed at Aston at the Whaler and could not have been most pleased. The condo was large and had everything that we needed. It had a balcony with a beautiful view of the ocean.
The people who worked there really made the stay a great experience from Becs and Amy at the Front desk to Nathan the Bell Captain to Andrew in the towel and cabana stand by the pool and Susan at the concierge desk who helped us set up our tours.

Room Tip: We like an ocean view so we can see and listen to the waves.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is the 4th time my husband and I have stayed at The Whaler, this time in a different unit - #965. We found this condo through Fitts Realty. We were not disappointed - this condo has been beautifully and tastefully updated! The only drawback for us was that it is on the side next to Whaler's Village, so the noise from a/c systems for the various retailers can be heard, early morning deliveries to the restaurants, and music from Hula Grill. If those things won't bother you, the condo is perfect! If you've never stayed at The Whaler (now owned/managed by Aston), be aware that in addition to the cost of the condo, there is a daily charge for parking.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side away from Whaler's Village are quieter.
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Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1910
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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 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range: $311 - $668 (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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The Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Hotel Lahaina
Whaler On Kaanapali Beach Lahaina
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Kaanapali Beach
The Whaler Maui
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