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“Best Place to stay on Maui” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paia Inn

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Paia Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, OR
Level Contributor
117 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best Place to stay on Maui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Loved this Hotel!! It was our favorite hotel during our stay. The staff was amazing and our room was magical. The beach was easy to get too and we had calm waters. Paia has the best food and atmosphere for our style and this place extended everything we loved about the city. It is a little expensive but after comparing to the other hotels, it was worth every penny. Our friends went after our trip and it was their favorite as well.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Billings, MT
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

We stayed at the Paia Inn for just one night on the way to Hana on Maui. This is a small boutique hotel that just sounded so quaint online that we decided to try it. We got their least expensive room because it was the cheapest, even though it looked quite small in the photo and the hotel itself suggested we might want to upgrade to a slightly larger room. But we figured for one night it didn't matter.....and it didn't! This little hotel was delightful! Paia is a tiny town known for its "hippie", laid back style, and is a tourist draw so it is always very crowded. That was true at the hotel also. I think they only have 6 rooms in total, and very little space to park in back so it is OK to park behind the person who got there before you, and you just give your keys to the person at the desk so they can move the cars around if need be. The room was small but just fine for the two of us. Tiny little bathroom, just big enough for a toilet and shower. Bed was probably just a double but fine for the two of us and VERY comfortable. Little touches everywhere, from the classy furnishings to the paintings on the walls everywhere. Tina, the beautiful young lady at the desk (in the back of the building, not the front) helped us with our bags and made us feel right at home. It is just a short walk out the back of the building down to the beach with its spectacular views of the north shore of Maui and we even saw a whale spout off in the distance. The next morning in the cute little patio out back, the good-looking chef cooked up a great spinach omelette for us before we hit the road for our two day trip to Hana. This hotel is not cheap, but nothing in Paia is cheap, so I would splurge a bit and try this out.

Room Tip: Did not see the other rooms, but I believe ours was the smallest available.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank wisetrek
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Los Angeles
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60 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

The property is exactly as advertised. The staff are warm and helpful. Our room was truly wonderful, beautifully decorated and clean. My boyfriend loved the AppleTV! Breakfast was amazing. The beach was steps away from our room, down a little pathway. The ocean itself is a bit cold and wavy, so we didn't really get in (we waited until we arrive at the beaches in Kihei and Wailea for some real water time). A great base to do the road to Hana and beat the crowds. An abundance of great shops, terrific restaurants (don't miss Milagros, Cafe Mambo, Paia Fish Market and Flatbread Co.), excellent coffee shops (Paia Coffee Co. just West of PI had the best in town, and we tried all of them) and one of the best health food grocery stores I've ever been too (rivaling those in L.A.), Mana Foods. Paia is a charming Bohemian town and I highly recommend it. Would definitely split my time between here and one of the resorts in West our South Maui to get the best of both worlds.

Room Tip: Splurge for one of the suites, the space is worth it
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kmh200886
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Temecula
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

The Paia Inn is a small location with a lot of personality and a personable staff. The rooms are quiet, comfortable, and have a personality of their own. We've been to Hawaii several times and were looking for a night away from the resort crowds. The Paia Inn was an experience above and beyond what we would have expected. We have stayed in a lot of nice places but this was by far our best. If you are looking for comfort and individualized attention, this is the place to stay. We will be staying at the Paia Inn on all future trips.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank enjpowell
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Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Room was very clean, good size and nicely furnished. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Beach out the back was beautiful and town is very cool. A short drive to Mama's Fish House, a great place for dinner.

Room Tip: Had a Jr suite (Rm 6)
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

I was trepidatious initially, coming from the 4 seasons, to this little inn. However, once I arrived in the town of Paia, I was instantly set at ease! This place was amazing. So the downsides first: on a busy street (Hana Hwy), and next to a gas station, which inconveniently a gas odor will occasionally waft over to the hotel. The pros: adorable rooms, GREAT value, FREE/fast Internet (unlike the 4 Seasons I might add), a gorgeous beach with access to a long2-3 mile stretch of beach-- including the most beautiful turqouise waters and really fun/big waves for surfing/swimming etc. I'd say that Paia is more for the adventurous traveller.

The town is a little hippy-ish meets wealth-- there is "lululemon" store just a few feet from perhaps the best organic/co-op grocery store I've been to. The restaurants have great fare-- lots of locally grown, organic health options at a good price. The breakfast at the hotel is delicious.

In general, this is a great inn in a great town! Definitely would come back here, especially if traveling with people that like to hike/swim/surf. This is not the place for you if you want to lay on a beach chair and snap your fingers for a waiter to bring you chair-side cocktails, but if you love beautiful beaches, not too crowded or very developed town in a great-value cozy inn, this is your place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank pc_seattle
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We have, once again, booked at the Paia Inn in Maui...our little slice of paradise! My hubby and I were often on our own whiling away the hours basking in the sun and surf and reading our favourite books on the Inn's pristine private beach. The breakfast area is cute and cozy and the service extraordinary! The lovely energetic young ladies are a pleasure to deal with and the place is kept in immaculate condition. We honestly could not have asked for more! This will be our fourth visit with hopefully, many more to follow! If you are in season (the end of December was lucky for us) book the whale watching tour as it was absolutely spectacular...several humpbacks breached next to our boat and we saw calves and dolphins as well! Also, try Charley's (across from the hotel) great burgers and entertainment by local bands...we were extremely fortunate in spending New Year's Eve 2009 with Willie Nelson and his son Lukas...spent several hours grooving to the music...hardly able to believe how fortunate we were! We can hardly wait to return and this year, we are planning to learn how to surf!

Room Tip: We were fine with a standard room...not noisy at all!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vancouvertamsin
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Property: Paia Inn
Address: 93 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Paia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Paia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Paia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The postcard perfection of Maui’s North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, and world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of the Paia Inn. This beach town boutique hotel seamlessly blends modern amenities with the historic character of its building. In a nod to the town’s plantation trade days, the building’s exterior has retained its charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues; yet, the interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. ... more   less 
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Paia Hotel Paia
Paia Inn Maui

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