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“Ok, but not that romantic”

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Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Dallas, TX
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“Ok, but not that romantic”
Reviewed May 10, 2004

My husband and I had planed on staying here on our honeymoon - planed I say because we ended up checking out and changing hotels that night. The room was clean, but that was about it. The walls were paper thin and we could clearly hear our neighbors, we were staying in a mountian view room wich was right by the street and a neighboring bar, resulting in LOTS of noise (not that relaxing). On top of that, the bed was rock hard (and I am not usually picky!) and very small the decor very old looking, the carpet icky and the bathroom door stuck so everytime I had to "go" my husband would have to let me back out again! It was kinda funny, but NOT what we wanted for our honeymoon! It was an ok place, but i would equate it to a decent Motel 6. If you don't mind being around people and noise and want to be right next to the night life of Lahaina you would probably like it. Not the place for a peacefull or romantic vacation. In their defence though, my best friend ended up staying there on her honeymoon - in another room mind you, an oceanview room - had no complaints and liked it ok. We have been to Maui three times including that one and would not stay there again for the price unless you like LOTS of activity and not much romance or peace :) We prefer some of the accomodations and beaches a few miles north of there much better. Happy vacationing where ever you end up staying - Maui is the perfect Island and you will be sure to love it!

  • Stayed June 2003
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Reviewed May 8, 2004

I have a hard time understanding why there would be any negative reviews of this hotel.
I just returned from Hawaii, the last week of April being spent at the Lahaina Shores. It exceeded all of my expectations !
I stayed in an oceanview on the third floor and it was a close to perfect as you can come for any amount of money. Big, airy room, well cared for, everything in very good condition, clean and very comfortable. The lanai looked over the grounds and the ocean, with a view of the luau next door in the evenings. Except for the evening entertainment ( which one can hardly complain about ), it was as peaceful and picture perfect as one could ask for. I even sat and watched the whales out in front of the hotel on two different evenings...amazing.
I would recommend the Lahaina shores to anyone, without hesitation...I can't think of one bad thing to say about my stay there. I absolutely loved it and will definitely stay there again.

I can understand those on the ground floor being unhappy...but that is to be expected in any hotel, at any price. If you want an oceanview and do not want to be on the ground floor, you have to pay the extra for it...anyone should know that. It would be no different in a $300 a night luxury hotel.

Pay the extra for an ocean view on the third floor or higher....you will not be disappointed and it will be worth every penny.
For those who care to complain about the little things...this is NOT a luxury hotel and they do not claim to be. If you want a five star....go and stay at a five star...and pay for it.
If you want a beautiful, quiet hotel, on the ocean, with a beautiful view and peaceful grounds only a few short blocks from downtown Lahaina....stay here.
I got every single dollar's worth out of my stay here...and more.

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Reviewed May 6, 2004

We definetely plan to stay here when we go back. The hotel is older, but we never wanted to stay in the room anyway. The staff was also extremely helpful and nice. The thing I liked best about this place is that it is smaller and relatively quiet. The proximity to Front Street is great. There are lots of good restaurants within walking distance and enough touristy shops to keep any woman intrigued. Of all the islands we went to Lahaina was our favorite area.

  • Stayed January 2004
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Property: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Address: 475 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1198
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Beach Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 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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