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Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's all about the location at Lahaina Shores Resort. The hotel is right on the beach and the view from the ocean rooms is amazing and here come the buts !!! The beds are very small in the rooms and not the most comfortable and the balcony is very small no room to sit in the sun as they are far to small. During the afternoon the tide comes right in so no more beach !!!!! you just have to sit in the sea or go back in the hotel and sit on the grass area. Not what we wanted to do at 2pm in the afternoon as we booked it as a beach holiday. Sometimes the tide would last but most days it came right in and the sea bed is very stony to walk on if you want to swim. The town is easy to walk to and very safe at night. I thought it was expensive for what it was I think you just pay for the beach location when you can actually sit on the beach without getting soaked every 5 minutes. It was an ok hotel but it looks far better than it is so don't be fooled by the word BEACH

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boise, ID
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent a week on the fourth floor in a mountain-view condo booked through VRBO and could not have had a better place. It was an easy walk to downtown Lahaina, we visited many stores and ate a number of different places there. We had friends staying on the ocean side as well. Both sides offer great views of either a morning sunrise or an evening sunset. The resort is right on the beach and we enjoyed every sunset while we there. It also is easy to get to other places on the island because of the ease of access to highway.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bonsall, California
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Spent a week in a 3rd floor ocean-view condo booked thru VRBO and couldn't be happier. You're within an easy walk to Lahaina town and Betty's is right next door when you don't want to cook. Since the units are individually owned, the condition of a particular unit depends on whether the owner has upgraded the unit from the original 80's configuration and the quality of the upgrade. The unit we stayed in (#313) was immaculate with quality upgrades throughout. All necessary appliances and kitchen items were provided as well as a basic stock of spices and condiments. The walkable beach, which is a few steps from the pool/spa/lawn area, is protected from the open Pacific by a natural shallow breakwater but surf is accessible 100-200 yards off shore. If driving, an adjacent underground garage is available for ~$4/day which in Hawaii is quite reasonable. If you are expecting large resort amenities (restaurants/fitness center/etc.) you will be disappointed but the Lahaina Shores location and affinity to Lahaina town makes up for any shortcomings. All in all our stay at Lahaina Shores was outstanding and we will be back when the opportunity arises.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lahaina Shores Beach Resort good location, nice rooms but vary considerably. We were originally given a room on the 2nd floor, a room with very basic décor and only a double bed. When I stressed that I had requested 2 beds with the reservation, we were told none of those rooms were available and given a room on a higher floor with a king-sized bed and slightly better décor. The beach was pleasant. This is a great hotel for those who do not need a fancy resort with a bar, restaurant, and golf course.

The only negative aspect of our time at Lahaina Shores was the shortage of parking spaces. Many of the cars in the lot never moved while we were there. I wondered if people had rented cars for a week, primarily to reach the hotel from the airport, and rarely used them otherwise. We rented a car for two days in order to visit Haleakala. The other days, we traveled around Maui on the public Maui Bus system. There are several routes, but not enough to be confusing. One route has a stop not far from the hotel; buses on the other routes can be taken from the shopping center in the middle of Lahaina. We saw many tourists staying in the resorts north of Lahaina taking the public buses, but few taking it from Lahaina. Maybe people are not aware that it is available. (Be aware that large suitcases are NOT allowed on these public buses.)

Lahaina is now my favorite town in Hawaii, surpassing Hilo; both are classic towns evocative of the Old Hawaii. Though Lahaina and the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort are very nice, I doubt that I will return because the high prices are not justifiable to me – even given the distance and cost for shipping food and materials. One less tourist in Hawaii, and more room for those of you who love it, and can afford it. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a mountain view room and loved the beautiful scenery that would constantly change with the weather. The room was a little old and tired but it was very clean and in a great location and with a balcony so it was a great place to relax too which made up for it. Also they offer free wifi and cheap parking ($8 a day) which is not too bad at all. The kitchenette was large and useful, we scrubbed everything first as I was not sure of the cleanliness of it but that's standard procedure right? :) We would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wetzlar
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

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+ Location just next to the ocean
+ friendly and helpful staff
+ very good location right on the beach, close to Lahaina but still away from the noise and busy life of Lahaina center

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- old furniture and smelly rooms
- very uncomfortable beds

All in all we liked our stay. The hotel has a lot of potential but needs to refurbish urgently its rooms!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milpitas, California
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in Lahaina Shores beach resort during our last trip to Maui. Ours was a mountain facing studio room. It was very spacious and the best thing was we had a kitchen as well. The mountain view was tremendously beautiful as we were not very keen for ocean facing room. The swimming pool, Jacuzzi were really good. And the beach of the hotel was great as well. The only thing I didnt like about this hotel was it did not have a spa :( and also there is no restaurant in the hotel. The best thing is its very close to the front street which is according to me the second best part of this hotel. We booked our package through Costco travel and we really got a good package for 4 nights. I would totally recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#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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