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Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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35 reviews
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“We love this place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have stayed here multiple times on each of our trips to Maui. The resort is composed of condos with a central management. You can rent through central management, or you can find individually owned condos for rent through sites like Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO). We have found cheaper prices that way. The condos that face the ocean are slightly more expensive to rent than those with a mountain or inland view, but we love seeing all the greenery on the mountain side. The resort is just 1.5 short blocks from Lahaina's city center, and is very close to everything. The pool is well kept, and there are lounge chairs outside for sunning on the grassy lawn. You can walk right out the back door onto the beach. Next to the resort is a outdoor mall-type place with several restaurants. The location, quality, and price of this find ensure that we will be coming back again and again.

Room Tip: Ground floor condos are convenient as you can walk outside, but have more foot traffic go by from th...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Caroline W
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Moreno Valley, California
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

1st time in Maui.
This is a nice property. People at the desk were nice.
Very well kept. Nice room layout with small kitchen. Kitchen had all necessary items such as plates,utensils, glasses, pans should you decided to eat in.
If you can get an ocean view room, do it. Great to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view, without leaving the room.
Walking distance to Front Street shopping area is great.
Many restaurants are also walking distance.
Went with friends were able to get together and comfortably socialize (6 total people) in one room.

Only complaint is that the pool and spa has way too much chlorine. Stayed for 1 week but only used the pool and spa once.

If you decide to do a tour, by all means go to the travel desk. They are very helpful.

Room Tip: I would avoid ocean view rooms near the spa. For noise factor. Some guest want to stay there late...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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California
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort five years ago and returned this year, Jan. 22-30. We were pleasantly surprised to see the nice renovations in the lobby, grounds, and our studio unit this time around (Room 209). This unit has beautiful granite and tile countertops in the kitchen and bath, as well as other up-to-date furnishings. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The ocean view from the lanai, although partially blocked by a tree, provided enjoyable viewing of the ocean, beach, and passing whales. The resort is within easy walking distance to Front Street with its many attractions --the waterfront, shops, and restaurants (my husband preferred Moose McGillycuddy's on Front, and I liked Pelle Pasta on Front & Dickenson).

My one complaint is that the resort charges extra for parking and internet access, which comes across as rather cheap and petty. How much better PR it would be to simply up the daily rate by $20, then advertise as "FREE parking and internet!"

Overall, I would recommend Lahaina Shores Beach Resort.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Came to Maui this year for the whales and the February "Whale Tales" event at the Maui Theatre (home of 'Ulalena) in Lahaina. Lahaina Shores was the perfect place to stay without a car, being so accessible to the harbor and Lahaina Town. The second floor studio was clean and well appointed and offered a gorgeous view of Lana'i sunsets and spouting whales. The bed was more comfortable than home. All of the staff were friendly and eager to be of service. A special entrance to the Shops at 505 provided the convenience of shopping for snacks or necessities at Whaler's General Store as well as casual eating or fine dining. And one could enjoy the music of the next door Feast at Lele on stay-at-home evenings. Lahaina Shores captures the charm of Olde Lahaina while providing a very comfortable stay.

Room Tip: The ocean view is worth the extra
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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honolulu
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed in 2 different units-1 Oceanview Penthouse Unit with very outdated furnishings and were moved to a a Poolside Downstairs Unit which had been nicely upgraded. The Penthouse unit had a beautiful view, but the furnishings looked like they came from Goodwill, the tile was chipped and dirty, the carpeting was stained and the appliances were very outdated. It is worth the extra cost to stay in an upgraded unit. We have stayed at the Marriott Wailea, Grand Wailea, Hyatt Kaanapali, Marriott Kaanapali, Westin Kaanapali and in a Kihei Condo. For the money, the Premier Accommodations were the best value. If you are considering staying in another Lahaina Shores unit, I would not book without receiving photos. Since we are local it was not a huge deal staying in the worn out penthouse unit, but if I was on my honeymoon or if this was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime, I would have been very upset and would have moved to another hotel.

Room Tip: Do not book without getting photos of the unit you are going to be staying. The quality varies DRA...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flyingpineapples
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed in a recently remodeled "studio" on the third floor. It had a full kitchen with all the needed equipment for a short stay. We were on the "skinny" and needed a place to be able to cook most of our meals for two days. The room was large enough to accomidate three and we had the ocean view lani which always kept us on the look out for whales and allowed seating for meals.
The grounds were well kept and any noise was "wisked" away from the sound of the ocean.
I would visit Lahaina Shores again with every" breach" (whale speak).
A speacial thank you to Chester at guest services. We had been in another part of the island and had food that needed refrigeration. We arrived prior to check in time but our food was sent up to our room and cold and ready when we re-arrive.

Room Tip: Ocean view is the best.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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349 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had a very enjoyable stay in penthouse 707 for 10 days. There are 7 penthouses, 4 (odd numbers) with oceanfront views and 3 (even numbers) with mountain views on the 7th floor of Lahaina Shores Beach Resort. Penthouse 707 is a large one-bedroom suite with a sofa bed in the living room. Full-size kitchen, big-screen TV, washer/dryer, two bathrooms, large private lanai (balcony) with an amazing view, and daily housekeeping services were all included.

A real key is still used for access to the suite instead of a keycard. There was no safe in the suite but safety deposit boxes are available by the front desk. The staff was really friendly.

An Expedia Local Expert located in the lobby made arranging tours handy. Resort has a swimming pool, whirlpool, and a private access to the beach. Lots of colourful fish can be seen while snorkeling just offshore. No restaurant on site but right next door at 505 Front St. are several eateries including the Feast at Lele Luau. There is also a Whalers General Store at 505 Front St. which was really handy. Underground parking was available next door at 505 Front St. for $8 + taxes per day.

Only negatives were the "spotty" internet service and the nosier than desired ventilation system. Despite the negatives, I will definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lahaina Shores Beach Resort

Property: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Address: 475 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1198
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#13 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lahaina Shores Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to oceanfront living right in the heart of Lahaina Town. Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is a landmark in historic Lahaina town. This ocean front condo resort features spacious studio, one bedroom and one bedroom penthouse condos with full kitchens and oversized lanais. ... more   less 
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