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Kaanapali Alii
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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australia
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's nice to stay in an apartment that is big and luxurious with fabulous views right on the oceanfront. We stayed in 395 - wow! Views right down to black rock. We love self catering and the full kitchen and the oceanfront grill were perfect. We will be back!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for an oceanfront premier. We stayed in block 3 a front block on floor 9 and the unit...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Morgan Hill
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Loved our stay at the Kaanapali Alii. The units are huge; what they call a one bedroom is more like a two bedroom because there is a separate area with closing doors and a queen bed with full bath. The unit was exceptionally well stocked, with quality kitchen utensils and a washer/dryer. I love having a kitchen because it's easier to eat healthily when you're not eating out three meals a day. The location is perfect, and parking is easy. Free internet is wonderful! We rented cabanas every day and the beach staff always inquired as to the location we wanted. This was our third visit to the Kaanapali Alii and I highly recommend it. It is so relaxing--a guaranteed good time for our entire family.

Room Tip: We had no problems with noise from other rooms in any of our stays.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the kaanapali alii condo resort may 2012. What a great experience!! Great view of ocean from our lanai and master bedroom. All the comforts of home!! Pool area was awesome!! Beach walk was great to walk to many neat restaurants- bars and loved the snorkeling at the black rock area. I highly recommend this wonderful condo rental!!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Our ocean view 2 bedroom was extremely nice. The pool area is awesome,and the location on the strip near Whaler's Village can't be beat. The snorkeling at Blackrock is as good as anywhere.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We traveled to Maui 25 years after our honeymoon with our teenage daughters, and wanted to make sure to get all the details right. Researched hotels and condos for about a month before booking the Kaanapali Alii. Could not have been a better choice for us. View from balcony was so beautiful, even I was speechless. From the moment we arrived at the front desk, to the time we checked out, we found the staff to be helpful and friendly, the facilities to be immaculately maintained, and even the weather was perfect! (Truth be told, we have pretty high expectations of things, and this property was amazing!) When we arrived, the front desk had accommodated all my requests in our condo. Our balcony looked over the pool and out to the ocean. The first night, after the time change, I was up at 3:30am, went out to the lanai and watched the millions of stars. There were a few lights still on around the pool-even in the middle of the night it was beautiful. They light the pool with blue lights, so you can see, but it does not detract from the view. Each evening they light tiki torches all along the beach so you can walk after dinner. There are 6 or 8 barbcue grills near the pool area for the residents to use. We picked up some burgers and grilled them, and onions and some pineapple (we bought at a roadside stand). The grills were VERY clean and used propane for a nice, fast and even heat. Our kitchen had grill tools, and at the pool area they had a big box with foil, paper plates, paper napkins, plastic silverware, cups, and they were able to bring us some ketchup and mustard packets. I think that was the best meal-grilling on the beach as the sun went down. The pool loans you towels, so we picked up 8 of them. When we snorkeled (Use Snorkel Bob's to rent gear) had a couple for the sand, a few to dry off, and one over the steering wheel to keep it from getting too hot. When we came back, just dropped off those towels and got new ones for the next day's adventure. (Make sure and do the zipline at Maui Tropical Plantation-safety is very important to them, and the zipline is over the beautiful plantation!) One smart thing I did, we packed up a cardboard box with breakfast cereal, our snorkel gear-only two of us needed to rent gear-snack foods, and sunscreen-checked it thru the airline just like a suitcase. Saved a ton of money over Maui prices for those items. Then went to the Safeway for blueberries, bananas and milk for breakfast, and bought sandwich stuff for our snorkel days. Snorkel Bob's rents softside coolers-make an ice pack by freezing a water bottle (drink some before freezing!). Note: if you are looking for a property just for sleeping, this is not for you. If you want to have a beautiful beach, couple pools, wonderful facilities (they loan you tennis rackets and balls for their courts-but we didn't have time), friendly and helpful staff, then you should stay here. The level of detail...they even have towels right at the entrance to the buildings that you can use to wipe the sand off your feet before going in, and have a number of elevators, so we never waited more than 1 minute or two for one. All the windows have screens, so you can let the island breeze in to almost any room. Just a wonderful property!

Room Tip: Coming from the midwest and loving the ocean, we went for an ocean view room. I called the property...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This resort is in a terrific location! The atmosphere really welcoming. The staff was very service focused and left you alone when you wanted to be left alone. The pool area is not the quality of the Westin but well maintained and serviced the purpose for our family including two teenage boys. The fact that you can walk out the door and have great restaurants and sporting activity including surfing in either direction was a real advantage. The beach is one of the best we have ever been at = what great sand! We travel a lot and really enjoyed everything this facility had to offer EXCEPT the room itself.

We stayed in Condo 116. We paid for a two bedroom ocean front condo. Since, we paid for the upgrade to oceanfront you would think it would be great. The condo itself was in a perfect location - it was on the ground floor and we literally walked out the condo to the beach. That is about all this condo had to offer. The condo had an odor in the second bedroom. It was musty/mold smell - nothing got rid of the odor and it impacted the trip. (Trust me it was not a little oder was gagging type). The furniture was early mid-80's, the beds were awful in the guest room and the sleeper sofa was unusable. The kitchen was good and newly updated but the rest of this place needed major work. I really hold the management company responsible for this issue. It was really clear that numerous guests before us had the same issue since it was mentioned in the guest book many times. It is management company's responsibility to make sure the units are up to par to be rented - they really failed. We could take the older furniture but the beds and odor were ridiculous - this unit should not be rented unless these issues are fixed.

I would stay at the Alli again but not in this unit unless it was updated.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for a week and had a great time. Our condo was huge for two of us and all the facilities e.g washing machine, cooking stuff etc were modern and met out needs. The gym was really well equipped which made a difference to my stay. Overall the location is ideal with the beach a stones throw away and restaurants and shops a minute or so walk. I thought having no bar would be annoying however on arrival we were given a guest pass. This meant we could go to any of the other hotel bars e.g Sheraton, Hyatt etc and charge to your room - problem solved. All in all a great place for your Maui stay.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: Kaanapali Alii
Address: 50 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1990
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaanapali Alii 4*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Expansive one and two-bedroom condos range from 1,500 to 1,900 square feet offering one of the finest accommodations on Maui. Each are individually decorated and furnished with all the amenities that you’d expect from a resort hotel. ... more   less 
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