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The Inn at Mama's Fish House
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco
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15 reviews
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“Beach front cottage!”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

We had eaten at Mama's Fish House a few times and decided to stay at the Inn for four nights during our New Year's trip to Maui. We stayed in the Ono cottage which is located in the lower level of one of their beach front cottages. Right outside of our cottage was a hammock with a view of the ocean. I spent much of our trip in that hammock.

I was a little hesitant to stay in the lower level, usually I think an upper-level unit is a better bet, but because the lower level units have direct beach access, in this case the lower level was the way to go. It was wonderful to be able to walk right out of the living room to the beach.

It is a little difficult to walk to Paia from here (no sidewalks), but when you are staying at a place this nice with direct beach access the goal is to stay put and relax (on the hammock right outside of your patio). Plus Inn guests get 15% off their bill at Mama's restaurant.

Room Tip: The lower level beach front cottages have direct beach access from the living room.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

This was our second stay at Mama's Fish House Inn. We enjoy the high quality in service and the ambiance of the entire place. The rooms are spacious and clean and is obviously nice to have the cove/beach right next door. Try to book the garden cottage behind the reception (on the right hand side when driving in the street), since the garden cottages on the left hand side are a bit squeezed into a small place and thus less bright and less cozy.The little fruit basket as a welcome gift was really nice to have. The cove is ideal for a romantic day/evening but not suitable for swimming or any kinds of sports but there are suitable beaches nearby.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

This place is the best fresh fish on the island. My wife had the stuffed mahi and I have never tried anything like it in my life. It was heavenly. I had the Bouillibaise. It was a little bit of work but well worth it. This is a must go to restaurant if staying on Maui!!! We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Checkin closed at 5pm but the owner stayed to welcome me at 730. Stayed in the studio. Was spacious and came with fruit and banana bread. Bed was comfortable. Hotel is a 10 min drive from the airport and a good place to start your drive to Hana. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

The handling of our reservation and sense of family run friendliness was apparant when we booked. They were gracious in underscoring the need for dinner reservations, so we took the lead and booked sunset reservations for supper (thank goodness). The inn was able to honor a same day request for an early check-in (because our other property was a 1030hrs check-out). When we arrived, we were warmly greeted followed by my credit card run through one of those old school credit card machines....I knew we were in for a throwback experience.
Our cottage looked like it was bubble wrapped from the late seventies, kept in a time capsule and presented to us. The thing is, I loathe rattan furniture, images of polynesian woman and Hibiscus flower print, but for some reason (for me) it totally worked here at the inn!!
We liked the private patio, the welcome basket and the large kitchen. Everything was immaculate...except for the carpet in the bedroom (argh!).
Access to the beach is via the reception area for Mama's Fish House, so be sure to take a cover of some sort.
I would think you should consider early morning starts, as delivery trucks and water systems started kicking in early. Printing boarding passes must be done during office business hours (for non-tech folks). Check-out was wonderful and again we had another request of the inn staff (return later to change into travel clothes for our late night flight). No problem!
Without quest we would return.

Room Tip: Decide if modern furnishings without a great view is more important than throwback furnishings, but...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at Mama's the night before we left on the Road to Hana. We stayed in a one bedroom suite that was very large with a small kitchenette and over-sized bathroom. This was one of the nicest places we stayed during our trip. There is no view, however there was a very nice private patio outside our room. If you are driving the Road to Hana and want to beat the crowds I would highly recommend this as a place to stay the night before. It is right on the Road to Hana.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We love Mama's. This was our second stay this year. In January we stayed in Ulua cottage and this trip we stayed in Hapu'u. Hapu'u was as nice as our room at the Grand Wialea but for 1/3 the price. A stay (and meal) at Mamas will always be part of out Maui adventures.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: The Inn at Mama's Fish House
Address: 799 Poho Pl, Paia, Maui, HI 96779-9708
Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Paia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Paia
Hotel Class:5 star — The Inn at Mama's Fish House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Called, "The Hawaii of your dreams!" By Sunset Magazine, the Inn at Mama's Fish House is just steps away from the ocean on a secluded white sand beach. Providing the same warmth and charm you'll find in our award-winning restaurant, each cottage embodies traditional elements of Polynesian decor, local wood working, spectacular flower arrangements, and beautiful artwork. The casual comfort of the Inn at Mama's Fish House exemplifies the Aloha spirit of Maui. ... more   less 
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