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Kaanapali Alii
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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Ipswich, MA
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very comfortable great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My family of 4 with two children (11 and 13) spent 5 nights in Feb 2013. Everything about the stay was wonderful. Great rooms, great service, great location. We were in building 4 on the second floor in unit 424. Though our ocean view was mostly blocked by the pool house, it was still very nice. The condo and room furnishings were all top notch. We cooked several meals and had all the kitchen tools and utensils we needed. Would highly recommend Kaanapali Alii if you are looking for a condo as opposed to a hotel room. We would go back again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms above the 3rd floor will not have the view obstructed by the pool house.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Kaanapoli Alii. We stayed there nine years ago and it has not changed. The staff gets you to your condo in record time. Everyone is really helpful. Wish we could have stayed a lot longer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Ka'anapali is a great place to go and just relax so our family has been several times. However this is the first time we have stayed at the Alii and we will never stay somewhere else again. We actually ended up here by accident. We were supposed to stay at the Whalers but when we checked in, they did not have the type of unit we had reserved. So our travel agent was able to move us to the Alii instead and boy were we lucky. Our 2 bedroom/2 bath with a Den was on the 11th floor with a full view of the ocean. Amazingly well appointed, gorgeous kitchen, great deck and the den had a queen sized Murphy bed so we all ended up with our own private space (den could be completely closed off). The pools and common areas are perfect, great beach in front of the property (surfed, boarded and snorkeled numerous days), and we cooked most meals in using the high end grills out by the pool. Actually cooking at the grills was one of the highlights of the trip as it's almost like a cocktail hour by the pool - meeting other folks staying there and share fun stories. Overall we could not have enjoyed the property more and look forward to our next trip soon!

Room Tip: We were in tower 3, 11th floor, south side - great views of the ocean and mountains unobstructed and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you want the option of having a place where you can feel like you are at home (in paradise!) then try this hotel. You can get daily maid service (for an extra fee) or take care of things yourself. The rooms are spacious enough that you could truly live here. We had a one bedroom unit that also had a den with a queen bed in it and two bathrooms plus dining area, full kitchen, living room and washer/dryer. Everything that would make our two week stay comfortable. They have a great bar b que area with eating area overlooking the beach for fantastic sunsets!
The lanais are a great size with tables and usually six chairs.
While there is no restaurant on site, there are many that are very close.

Room Tip: I'd the ocean view is important to you, then don't settle for a partial ocean view category...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've had the pleasure of staying at this lovely condo on two occasions. Our first time, a few years ago, we enjoyed a great view and an average room. On our most recent visit, the view was less spectacular but the layout of the unit and the amenities were outstanding! The location is perfect - right on Kaanapali beach with quick access to shops, restaurants, and other resorts. This part of the beach is a little less crowded, so didn't feel like we were overwhelmed with people. We enjoy having the space to make ourselves at home. With 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a washer/dryer, our "home" was spacious, well-appointed, and clean! The reviews say it's expensive but worth it - TOTALLY agree!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location with shopping and beach activities within walking distance. We rented a two bedroom which included a fully stocked kitchen. We stayed on the ground level, which was very convenient for getting to the pool area from our patio. However be warned, I fell asleep with my window open (to enjoy the sound of the ocean and the breeze) and hotel security called me late at night to tell me I needed to close my window. I appreciate their concern for safety and security, but the bottom floor is not the place to be if you like to sleep with a window open!!
Other reviews are correct about the pool being a little small. It's a pretty pool area, but it pales compared to the resorts nearby (of course, the Alii dies not rip you off by charging additional resort fees like the nearby resorts). I would stay here again. And yes... Babies are allowed in the jacuzzi. Lighten up! Swim diapers are required!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a great place to stay as per previous reviews it was centrally located and very friendly helpful staff. The unit we stayed at were very close to the beach front and an easy stroll to the shops at the whalers village for nice shops as well as restaurants or bars. Or alternatively stroll to the front of the Whalers village to catch the bus in to Lahaina for more shops and restaurants. It is also a short taxi ride to Lahaina.
Nice pool and BBQ area as well as very nicely kept gardens. Highly recommend the Kaanapali Alii

Room Tip: Apartments 115 or 116. Both are in building one and are close to the beach and the shops & resta...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#3 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaanapali Alii 3*
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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