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The Inn at Mama's Fish House
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2009

We loved our accomidations at Mama's. My husband and I were in Ulua, a one bedroom garden cottage. It was private, quiet. We had a newspaper every morning and the washer and dryer were right around the corner. Our friends, however, stayed in a Garden Studio and every night there was loud noise, may have been the employees getting off work, having a party one night. They were given a number to call, and it did stop. Saying all that to say, YES, do stay here, but opt for the little bit more expensive Ulua cottage. It was great. The setting is beautiful. You do have to walk through the gate passing the restaurant to get to the beach, but no one seemed to mind. We found the water to be a little intimidating as the waves were rough, it was very rocky and the wind blew all the time. I guess that is why they are called the North Trade Winds. The food at Mama's was excellent. We had heard so much about the cost that we actually thought it was not that expensive. Our waitress was a little aloof with us when we first sat down, but really warmed up when we were given two free appetizers compliments from the office, I am sure due to the noise issue with our friend's room. We did get a 15% discount for being guests at the Inn.

We ate in town at the Paia Fish Market, wished we had eaten there more often. We did not have a bad meal. Don't believe the signs about no food being available on the road to Hana, there were lots of little places to stop for a snack. Don't miss the road into Ke`ane village. This is a beautiful stop with great banana bread, fresh coconut and pineapple and sandwiches. The water on black lava rocks is outstanding. By staying at Mama's you are right on the road to Hana. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

Based in part on the reviews posted here, we picked The Inn at Mama's for our Holiday weekend on Maui. Excellent choice.

We were in one of the one bedroom cottages. Large bedroom , living room with couch and loveseat, a dining table, and a full kitchen (stove, fridge, microwave, double sink, blender, grinder, coffeepot, all dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, etc). Outside was a private patio with a gas grill, table, chairs, large umbrella. There were flowering plants everywhere.

We could not have asked for a better place to stay. Every detail you could want was anticipated. It was all the little things (beer and martini glasses in the freezer in case for example), basket of fruits and banana bread on arrivial, replacing the beach towels every day that made the difference.

Having a full kitchen, an outdoor gas grill, and all the pots, pans, grilling stuff, etc was also a huge plus. Cook up a couple of eggs, toast a muffin, and enjoy breakfast outside on the private patio with the newspaper they leave for you each morning. After a day out and about, it's nice to kick back with a good bottle of wine and fire up the grill.

The unit was very spacious, exactly as pictured on the website. Free parking, plenty of security driving around in the golf cart. The staff will walk you over and show you where your unit is, how to get to the beach, where the free washer and dryer are, etc.

One of the marks of a good place is how often you see the staff. This was perfect. You never saw them, but everything was taken care of. Beds made, linens changed, unit cleaned, dishes put away, newspaper delivered, all without ever seeing anybody doing it.

This is such a different experience from the mega resort hotels, and some people may not appreciate it, but we loved it and Mama's will be the first place we call when we return to Maui at some point in the future.

You also get a discount at the wonderful restaurant. Paid wireless internet, but from our unit there was a open router that was easy to connect to.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

We stayed at Mamas this August with our 14 year old son, and largely I would agree with the comments posted to date. We however took a two bed cottage and were surprised to find that the adjoining wall between the two bedrooms did not run all the way to the roof. The acoustics were so bad, that from our room we could hear our kid turning the pages of his book! You are also forced to share one bathroom between the two rooms. All in all therefore I would not advise staying in the two bed cottage while traveling with older children or with another couple if you value your privacy.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank SheehanDublin
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Reviewed July 29, 2009

My wife and I looked over many options for our 20th anniversary trip to Hawaii. This was our third trip to Maui. The Mamas Fish House Inn was our choice. Thank you previous posters.

Mamas Fish House Inn offered a great value, a clean and open cottage, amenities that I didn't dream of and a great location near Paia. The Ulua cottage had a private patio, a nice grill for cooking a steak, beach chairs and a cooler for a beach trip, and a very open floor plan. The AC worked great. The room was immaculate. The daily flowers and weekly flower arrangements were very beautiful.

We only stayed 5 nights, I wished we had stayed our entire trip here rather and 5 nights in Honolulu. If you ever have to choose between Honolulu and Paia, Paia hands down. The nearby park was an excellent place to jog each morning. The scenery around Paia is wonderful. Paia is only 2 miles away. There is lots to do and shop there. A quaint little town. Makewao is nearby and and great visit.

The staff at Mama's was excellent. Every detail is well attended. The service was excellent.

Mamas Fish House resturant is the best on Maui and you'll see why. A little pricey but absolutely excellent food and service.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Garyinfl
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Reviewed July 24, 2009

Mama's is know for the restaurant which is wonderful. On our trip to Maui we decided to stay so that we could enjoy many cocktails/wine and stumble home. No need to drive. Upon arriving early for the reservation (11:30 am) our room was unavailable for a garden studio. They happily upgraded us to a Junior Suit that was amazing. I would have happily paid to stay there. The attention to detail was amazing, a welcome letter addressed to us was accompanied by a plate of fruit, breakfast bread and good coffee to be made in the morning. Flowers on the towels and on the newspaper delivered in the morning.was a wonderful touch. Nothing makes me happeir than great service and attention to the little things. The closet even had a cooler bag (extra good for Hana snacks) , umbrella and flash light. When you live in the land of resorts, everyone has the attitude that you just pay 500 bucks for a room and ask nothing else.

We made dinner reservations and had another great meal (that makes 3 over the past few years). To our delight, they also took 15% off of the bill because we stayed at the Inn.

While we left our twins at home, we would gladly take them to Mama' without hesitation. The beach is perfect during low tide and has a nice little wading pool. The Restaurant was also packed with kids. (well behaved kids)

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank aztraveltwins
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

Had my daughters and granddaughter for a Christmas holiday trip. This was the highpoint of our lodging which included Waikiki and Maui-West side. Although pricey, the two-bedroom was spacious, comfortable and very inviting with the fresh fruit and flowers daily.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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1  Thank doctoryorki
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Reviewed May 23, 2009

We recently went to Maui for our honeymoon and needed a place to stay for our first night. We debated about staying at Mama's since its a little pricey for a place to just crash for one night. We chose to stay at Mama's and we are so happy that we did. First of all, it is really close to the airport (about a 10 minute drive). The management and staff are great, very friendly and accommodating. The restaraunt is yummy and has a great atmosphere. The room (we stayed in junior suite) was absolutely amazing! The bathroom was huge, with a big jacuzzi tub. There was a nice little patio and everything was decorated in a very tasteful and modern manner. But the real reason we LOVED Mama's so much was the bed! It was the most comfortable bed we ever slept in! After our wedding and flying from Florida we wanted a good night's sleep and that is exactly what we got. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we were off to Hana the next day.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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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
Price Range: $310 - $963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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