Ratings based on 185 Guest Reviews

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4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
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5 out of 5
by grammyphilfrom Yorktown, Virginia

My favorite !

Posted Nov 8, 2013
Love the laid back ambiance, the nightly hula shows ( free ), the mahi mahi sandwiches at the Hula Bar, the friendly employees, the location on Kaanapali Beach , and the very reasonable prices.  There's a reason people return here on their trips to Maui !  Two years ago we had free ukelele lessons and made leis ( also free ! ).
5 out of 5
by ScottandPeggyfrom Ohio

Maui's Best Hotel!

Posted Oct 9, 2013
Hawaii. We stayed at Kaanapali Beach Hotel and were thrilled with it. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was beautiful. It was old but very well kept and every night we would open our lanai doors and view the ocean as well as the pool and tiki torches. The free Hawaiian music show was also wonderful! Our bathroom was clean but needed some service and needed some updates but the staff was very accommodating. Sunday Champagne Brunch was to die for!!!!! Check out ceremony was beautiful with each guest receiving a lei with a meaningful explanation. Very touching! We can't wait to come back!!! Walking distance to Whaler's Village. Beautiful beach and walkway!
5 out of 5
by 70Michelefrom Hanford, CA

Very Hawaiian!

Posted Sep 19, 2013
First time being in Hawaii, and Kaanapali Beach Hotel was a HUGE part of our Hawaiian experience! The staff was welcoming & helpful. The room was comfortable, clean, and always inviting after an adventurous day! And the access to the beach was THEE VERY BEST! ps....make sure you attend a Luau! The Kaanapali Sunset Luau was just a walk to the next hotel over. EVERYTHING we experienced was PERFECT!
4 out of 5
by Heartlover7from Conroe, TX

Hotel needs a facelift!

Posted Sep 14, 2013
I stayed here 35 years ago and fell in love with the location and property. It is still a great location but is in desperate need of a refurbishing. The grounds are well kept and beautiful but the ocean front room needs more bathroom counter space and more hooks or a clothes line over the bath tub to hang dry bathing suits. The room has a day bed that is of no use unless more than two people are using the room. The staff, is as always, very friendly and helpful! I will consider another stay but hope to see improvements.
5 out of 5
by adb25from Saint Paul, MN

Absolutely Wonderful

Posted Jul 15, 2013
Before arriving, I read mixed reviews about this hotel and was slightly nervous as to what we would find. I usually stay in 4 or 5 star resorts and was concerned Ka'anapali Beach Hotel wouldn't live up to my expectations. It's safe to say I had absolutely nothing to worry about.  The entire property is absolutely stunning. The grounds are perfectly manicured and the beach is pristine. It's in a wonderful location, you can walk down the beach to Black Rock for snorkeling and in the other direction to Whalers Village for excellent dining and shopping. The Tiki Bar and Grill were a great experience (food was pretty good, too!).  Our room was clean and very spacious - there were three of us in our room and we had more than enough room. Be sure to ask to stay in the Lanai wing! We were upgraded upon arrival to a partial ocean view, but it could have been classified as an ocean view. The beds were comfortable and the shower had great water pressure. They were a little outdated, but who spends all their time on vacation in their room?!  My only complaint would be the restaurant. We were disappointed in the food quality for expensive it is. I would recommend walking to other restaurants where the price is the same but the meal is twice as good.  Overall, it was an excellent and relaxing vacation. 
4 out of 5
by bigbk66from Windsor, CA

Nice Hotel

Posted Jun 1, 2013
This is touted as "Maui's most Hawaiian Hotel," and I guess it is.  A hula show every nite, with other entertainment (singers) also.  The hotel is a little older, but kept up well. Our room was fine - ground floor, garden view, nice.  Restaurant good for dinner, better for breakfast.  Right on the ocean, so hitting the beach is easy.  Also an easy walk to Whaler's Village, with several nice restaurants and many shops.  All in all, happy we stayed there.
5 out of 5
by jorgedfwfrom Dallas, TX

Fantastic Place

Posted May 23, 2013
The staff was very friendly, the hotel clean and the ocean a very short walk away as well as good restaraunts and proximity to Lahiana.  The Tiki bar serves up fantastic mahi mahi and fries and the bar has awesome daily drink specials.   The sunsets  from the closeby beach made each day enjoyable and relaxing.  
4 out of 5
by Gina1from Elk Grove, CA

Hawaiian way!

Posted May 2, 2013
The room we stayed in needed some updates, but what we really enjoyed were the friendliness of the workers and especially the shows which are free.  The people sang well and dancers did a great job!  I tend to be critical with dancers because I have been in a hula/Tahitian group for 9 years and the halau who performed while we were, there did an excellent job. The hotel's backyard is the beach and it's walking distance to Whaler's village. We also enjoyed the farewell ceremony and tidbits of Hawaiian knowledged passed on to guests.
1 out of 5
by MeIandmyself

I don't recommend the Hotel.

Posted Apr 4, 2013
We paid too much for the hotel, they did not take care of the bathrooms, old finishing, bad quality repairs, dripping water from condensation, carpet is dirty, very small toilet and shower space, no tissue in the room, shampoo very poor quality. Will not go back.This hotel is not up to the expectation for the money we have paid, Dirty carpet, old building, rooms need remodeling( very old and Un-appealing).
4 out of 5
by nonametravelerfrom Seattle, WA, USA

Good accommodations in a popular area

Posted Apr 2, 2013
A good option for those wanting to stay in the Kaanapali area. Rooms have somewhat dated decor but contain everything you need. Restaurant offers decent food, although those who prefer to converse at dinner should be warned that there is always a live music/hula show. Beach access can't be beat. Beach towels are free; parking, beach chairs, and room safe all cost extra.