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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Reviewed January 12, 2006

What more could you ask for? Fabulous, clean beach, Black Rock snorkeling, Whalers Village 1 minute away and the best sunsets in the world! 1 bedrm/2 bath oceanfront on 7th floor, Tower 1 was awesome. Soooooooo much to do in the area!
Clean rooms, hotel service style and the choice to dine on your terrace or go out! Barbecues by the pool too. Going back in April because we are spoiled and nothing can live up to Maui and Ka'anapali Beach.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Reviewed December 26, 2005

On our 10th trip to Maui for my 40th birthday, we stayed in a Condo for the first time. We stayed in a wonderful 1 bedroom 2 bathroom oceanfront that was awesome. We booked direct from an owner, and knew which unit we'd be staying in before we arrived. I understand if you book from the hotel, or a tour company, they can't give you the specific room, and there are many variations depending on the owners. We could have spent all day and night on the lanai whale watching, people watching, taking in the smells and sounds. The beach is great, and the walking path along the beach is a big benefit to staying on Kaanapali. The pool is basic, especially when you walk past the luxury resorts along the beach, but it's confortable and clean. We were so pleased with the complex that we are going back in March 2006. If you want to book direct from an owner, start early. We subscribe to "Hawaii" magazine, which has a lot of owners in the classifieds. Many of the direct owners are particular about the number of people, smokers, kids, etc. Great choice- highly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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30  Thank mauilove
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Reviewed December 25, 2005

The Whaler is an excellent place for families. The location is one of the best on Kaanapali beach, and the large rooms were great for our family of 2 adults, one teenager, and one preteen. We stayed in an oceanview 1BR/2 bath unit. The view was fabulous and our balcony was enormous--it wrapped all the way around the corner on which we were situated. The kitchen was furnished with modern appliances including a microwave and full-sized frig. There were even 2 boogie boards and 2 beach chairs in the closet!

The reason I didn't give the Whaler 5 stars is because it is aging and it shows. When you check in, you are given a warning flier about using the garage, including the possibility of water seepage and falling rocks. Not too encouraging. Our bathrooms and their plumbing were definitely showing the years. Also, the pool area is sub-standard, although this didn't bother us as we were there for the beach.

Overall, the Whaler was an excellent choice for our family, and we were willing to overlook the minuses because of its many pluses. If you want a prime location with large rooms, I highly recommend the Whaler!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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19  Thank California-SLC
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Reviewed December 21, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Whaler from December 3-10th, 2005. We had a studio in Tower I facing north, room 1018. The staff at the hotel was always friendly and helpful. The condo itself was great. It was spacious and comfortable with lots of closet space and a fully equipped kitchen. There was even a blender for making frozen drinks. We liked being on a high floor, especially since if you are in a north facing room in Tower 1 and on a floor lower than 6, you will just look directly into the dumpy Kaanapali Beach Hotel. We had breakfast every morning on our lanai with a beautiful view of Black Rock and Moloka'i. We were there before the high season, but we never had a problem finding a space in the garage. However, I could see it getting pretty crowded. The pool area at the hotel is nice and clean and the bbqs are a nice feature. The beach in front of the hotel is also one of the most beautiful and widest parts of Kaanapali beach. (Many of the other luxury hotels have almost no beach)You can easily walk from your towel to black rock to snorkel. The path along the beach is also very nice and takes you to all the nearby, larger hotels. Its also great to have Whalers Village so close by, so that if you don't want to drive to dinner, there are four restaurants right there. We liked staying in Kaanapali. It was convenient for doing all the sightseeing we wanted to do. It's also only 15 minutes from Lahaina, where there are lots of restaurants, shops, nightlife, and excursions leave from there. My only complaint is that the Whaler does not provide chairs for the beach for free. Although, all the hotels seem to charge for chair, umbrella, and cabana rentals. This can get pretty expensive if you are there for a week. We went to Walmart in Kahului and bought inexpensive beach chairs that we kept in our room. They also sell beach chairs at Long's Pharmacy in Lahaina. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely stay at the Whaler again. Feel free to email me with any questions.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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27  Thank Jessica N
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Reviewed December 19, 2005

stayed 5 nights, would have stayed much longer, but ran out of vacation time.
Everyone was friendly and the staff was there when needed the room was clean and pleasent.
The beach was great, but a non swimmer should wear a floation device, due to the surf and the water gets deep quite fast.

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Reviewed December 14, 2005

We stayed at the whaler from december 4th to the 12th and really loved the condo!!! We were in a studio oceanview in tower 2 the room number was 1164!! Everything was great the staff were very nice the room was nice the houskeeping was ok i did most the cleaning but overall i was very pleased with my stay thier and will go back!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed November 27, 2005

We stayed at the Whaler from Nov. 3-12th. Nine days of bliss!! We had a ground floor (1 bed/2 bath) unit looking at the Black Rock. Breakfast on the lanai every morning - aahhh. We also used the BBQ grill alot in the evening. The sunsets are beautiful and waiting for the torch lighting every night at Black Rock was great.
You definetly need a car (convertible). We highly recommend the Warren and Annabelle Magic Show in Lahani. We don't usually get into that on vacations but it was truely great. Had dinner at Kimo's before and had an enjoyable evening.
The drive to Hana was breath taking. If you have the time, stay in Hana a few nights. The drive is quite long as we went all the way around. (We left at 7 am and returned home at 6 pm with just a few stops)Suggestion: Do the drive north of Kanapalli, around to Blow Hole and stop at the Ocean Club for late lunch. That really gave us a good indication of what the drive to Hana would be like.
ENJOY!!!!!!!
P.S. We booked our room thru vrbo, dealt with the owner of the unit, Dianne, she was VERY helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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5  Thank Lcrich56
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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 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 3*
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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