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Lahaina Area

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Aina Nalu Resort

(800) 688-7444 or (808) 667-9766
660 Wainee St, Lahaina
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Overall, the rooms in this condo complex are very well-maintained and consistent in decor. The bathrooms have no bathtubs—showers only. The studio units have no washer/dryer, but you may leave your laundry with the valet at the front desk. The proximity of the parking lot to the buildings makes it feel more like an upscale motel. They do have a very nice pool-side pavilion with TV, sofas, table and wet bar that guests can use for small parties for a fee. Avoid rooms that face a parking lot, if possible. There’s no beach, no water nearby, and it’s not on Front Street. Rack rates are insane. Studios (with kitchenette) are smallish at 252 sq. ft. and are $282, 1/1s (515 sq. ft.) are $345, 2/1s (772 sq. ft.) are $369, 2/2s (846 sq. ft.) are $389. Most rooms are sold as packages, so you probably won’t pay that ridiculous rack rate. 2-night minimum.

2020-07-09T14:09:48-10:00 Rating: No Award

Lahaina Inn

(800) 222-5642 or (808) 661-0577
127 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina
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A small inn not far off Front Street. Built as a store in 1938, it was converted to a hotel in the 1980s. Rooms are decorated with Victorian-era antiques, and all the lanais have rockers. If you want to catch a glimpse of the ocean from your lanai, ask for an odd-numbered room. Most rooms have showers only; end rooms have tub/shower combos. No coffee maker or fridge in your room—just a TV. Guests of the inn have access to all the facilities at the Royal Lahaina Resort and do not pay additional parking there. Rooms are small with mostly double beds, though jr. suites do have queen beds (approximately 180 and 300 sq. ft.) and cost $130–$225.

2020-07-10T09:13:45-10:00 Rating: No Award

Lahaina Ocean’s Edge

(808) 662-3200
1415 Front St, Lahaina
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A small, quiet (and they like it that way) oceanfront inn north of downtown Lahaina. This used to be the Makai Inn, but new owners have been making changes and slowly upgrading rooms. It’s not a bad place to stay considering the proximity to the ocean, the kitchen and the price. Pretty basic. There’s A/C in six units, no TVs, no phones (except a courtesy phone and computer by the office). Decor is old-style Hawaiiana mixed with some more modern touches. Nice lawn in the middle of the property opens up views for most rooms. Adults-only (21 and over) resort because its seawall by the ocean made their insurance company nervous, or so we were told. Housekeeping is every other day. There is no beach here. 1/1s (400 sq. ft.) are $139–$239. 2/1s (800 sq. ft.) are $199–$269. 3-night minimum.

2020-07-10T09:20:36-10:00 Rating: No Award

Lahaina Roads

(877) 611-6022 or (808) 359-2636
1403 Front St, Lahaina
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Lots of long-term rentals in this condo building. Units vary considerably, but most could use an upgrade. Ocean views can be quite relaxing with boats moored offshore. Bedrooms are at the back of the building, so expect some road noise. Some units have A/C, and some units do not have phones. North of downtown Lahaina. No beach here. 1/1s (640 sq. ft.) are $145–$350, 2/1s or 2/2s (758–1,297 sq. ft.) are $245–$650. 5- or 7-night minimum.

2020-07-10T09:20:08-10:00 Rating: No Award

Lahaina Shores

(866) 934-9176 or (808) 661-4835
475 Front St, Lahaina
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Because this condo is located very close to the water, oceanfront units have awesome views, and you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. If you want a 1/1 and you want to face the ocean, you have to stay on the ground floor, which doesn’t have as nice a view as the floors above the fifth. (Floors 3–5 have a lot of palm trees in the way of views.) The 1/1 bedrooms are on the parking lot side, but you can walk right onto the lawn from the living rooms. They have mirrored glass on the windows, so others can’t see you inside (during the day).

Most rooms are sold as packages, so you’ll almost certainly pay less than the rack rates listed. A few of the studios have pull-down wall beds, which increases the room size by allowing you to put the bed away when you’re finished with it; ask for one. It’s got a great oceanfront location, and the extra money for oceanfront is definitely worth it here.

2020-07-10T09:12:35-10:00 Rating: No Award

Pioneer Inn (Best Western)

(800) 457-5457 or (808) 661-3636
658 Wharf St, Lahaina
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This is the oldest hotel on the island. Built in 1901, it’s right in the heart of downtown Lahaina. (That’s good for convenience, bad if you’re looking for peace and quiet at night.)  It’s clean and well-tended. Lanais in all rooms, but they’re not private, so behave yourself. You’ll have to park on Wainee and Dickenson and hoof it to your room, but parking is free. Once ensconced in your room, there is no better place to stay to feel the heartbeat of Lahaina.

They’re rarely full except in peak seasons, so you can almost always get a room. Courtyard rooms are the quietest. Note that no rooms directly face the ocean.

2020-07-10T09:13:01-10:00 Rating: No Award

Plantation Inn

(800) 433-6815 or (808) 667-9225
174 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina
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What a great find! Rooms at this small inn are nicely furnished, and it’s a popular place for honeymoons and anniversaries. There are lots of nice touches, and it’s evident that a lot of care goes into the property. The Kilohana suites have double showers, and the Pana‘ewa suite has a full kitchen and feels like an apartment. We like the rooms that face the courtyard pool. Rates include a free breakfast from Gerard’s (located on site) where they give discounts on dinner. Good, because you’ll need that discount. Local calls are $0.75; room safes are $1.04. If you’re looking for a cozy, spotless and comfortable inn to stay at in West Maui, it’s hard to think of a better one. Located on Lahainaluna Road not too far from Front Street. Rooms (235–400 sq. ft.) are $188–$245, suites (600 sq. ft.) are $267–$388. Lots of packages available. No children under 12 years of age. 2-night minimum.

2020-10-07T09:16:59-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem

Puamana

(800) 676-4112 or (808) 661-3484
34 Puailima Pl, Lahaina
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This is a huge, 30-acre gated condominium community just outside Lahaina town, but a million miles away in terms of tempo: relaxed, soothing and lovely. Think of it as a tiny village complete with children’s playground on the outskirts of a busy town. They have very extensive rules that are enforced, such as “no parties,” and come with large fines.

Units are mostly nicely furnished and clean, but some could use updating. The oceanfront units are highly coveted and worth the upgrade since they’re less than 50 feet from the water, which is part of what makes this property a Real Gem. The beach is a walking beach, not good for swimming because it’s reefy and cloudy. One of the pools literally touches the ocean. Unlike most condos, each owner owns the land as well, and variation between layouts is great. Units are large.

1/2s (640–890 sq. ft.

2020-10-07T09:28:22-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem

Puunoa Beach Estates

(866) 504-9465 or (808) 667-1100
45 Kai Pali Pl, Lahaina
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An intimate gated condominium property in a residential neighborhood on the ocean. Every unit of Puunoa Beach Estates resort has a direct ocean view of Pu‘unoa Beach, which is a great baby beach with pleasant snorkeling at times. The units themselves, though varied, are all nice and spacious. We didn’t see any we would be unhappy in. All master baths have large soaking tubs. Very laid-back and about half a mile from downtown Lahaina. An easy Real Gem. 2/2s (1,700 sq. ft.) are $1,050, 2/2s plus loft (2,100 sq. ft.) are $1,400 and 3/3 (2,100 sq. ft.) are $1,300. 3-to 10-night minimum.

2020-07-09T14:08:05-10:00 Rating: A Real Gem
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