My family (wife and two kids - 6 and 8) ended up at the Kahana Falls through RCI. At the time of booking I had requested an upgrade to the two bedroom if available. Amazingly, I got the upgrade. So when we arrived at the hotel, we were very pleasantly surprised.
The two bedroom consisted of a one-bedroom unit and the adjoining hotel room. This provided us with lots of room for everyone in a now, very spacious two-bedroom suite. The hotel itself consists of two towers, a small two-story row of units, and the clubhouse containing the reception on the main floor, fitness center business center upstairs, and towels, laundry and beach equipment downstairs. There is free parking in their lot, which can get full although we never had a problem getting a spot.
The hotel looks nice from the outside and is ok inside. The suites are outdated but very clean and relatively comfortable. One of the kids slept on the fold-away bed. It wasn't particularly comfortable but she didn't seem to mind. The kitchen was fully stocked and included the necessary equipment and accessories. The unit also included a washer and dryer - very convenient. There were separate AC controls for the lviing room/kitchen, and each bedroom and they worked very well, although my wife preferred the overhead fans (which also worked nicely). Maid service was efficient and they came everyday. Fresh bath towels could be obtained as needed. Each room had a TV with LOTS of channels. The living room TV was a large flat screen.
The pool area is quite nice with a rocky grotto feel to it with running water and small waterfalls. The water was clean, if not a little cool. There was a hot tub and small kiddie pool as well. They were numerous loungers and there was no problem getting one whenever we wanted, although early December may not be a particularly busy time. Almost all of the guests were older couples and a few families with young children.
The hotel provided (for a small fee per day or week) beach chairs, boogy boards, and other equipment. Beach access was easy - it was directly across the street through the parking lot of another hotel. Fresh beach towels were provided every day and occassionally we got towels twice per day. There is an extensive activities desk, although we didn't make use of their services.
There were other activities at the hotel and my wife and kids took part in the lei-making class one day. Another time, a mobile BBQ truck parked in the parking lot and we ate a delicious BBQ dinner at the tables in the pool area.
The fitness center is small but included a treadmill, elliptical, and bikes. There is a weight rack (up to 50lbs) and a small all-in-one type machine. The equipment was all in working order. Beside the fitness center is the business center which allowed me to print our boarding passes for our next flight. The business center consists of exactly one PC and printer. Just walk in and get online.
The location was terrific with the beach across the street. The area is mostly small hotels and residences. But having a car is really a necessity. That said, there were lots of restaurants and amenities nearby. A block north is a small grocery store, pub, beach store, and more. A block north of that is an ATM and a full strip mall. To the south are numerous stores, gas station, restaurants and strip malls.
The staff were all friendly and helpful. We had a very pleasant stay here and would have no problem returning here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kahana Falls rests just steps from the beach on the west coast of Maui. Enjoy the lush landscaping, splashing waterfalls and wonderful amenities of this tropical resort. Each one- and two-bedroom unit offers a partial or full kitchen, air conditioning, lanai and much more. Our on-site activities desk will help you see the best of Maui. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kahana Falls Lahaina
- Kahana Falls Hotel Lahaina
- Kahana Falls Maui/Lahaina