Perfect location on Maui Posted Oct 16, 2012
After looking online for a place to stay while on Maui we settled on the Maui Coast hotel based on the reviews and location. We were not dissapointed. Getting to the hotel was very easy to do, even in total darkness on the first night. Check in was fast and we received the exact room we had booked. When we opened the door to the room there was a lovely fresh smell to the room and you could tell it was very well maintained. We asked for a room above the fourth floor and facing the road and this request was filled with no problems what so ever. There was only a partial view of the ocean, but is was still very peaceful. On the other side there is no view other than the condo building across a field, so ask for an odd numbered room to get on the road side of the hotel. The staff at this hotel were all extremely friendly and very helpful. We had a problem with the in-room safe on the second day and the maintenance person was up to our room within 5 mins of placing the call to the front desk and he had it sorted out about 2 mins after that. Turns out it was my fault, don't block the locking bolts on the safe when closing it, lesson learned! We had a 1-br suite and it was perfect for just the two of us. The bed was extremely comfortable, and we enjoyed having coffee out on the lanai every morning (though we had to buy some good local coffee, as the hotel coffee was not that great). The separate sitting area was a nice touch to have, as it gave my wife the opportunity to sleep while I stayed up a little later and watched some TV. The Wi-Fi service was a little spotty, but since it was free I did not complain and it was nice to be able to access it in our room. The grounds around the hotel were very beautiful and well maintained. We didn't use the pool for the first few days as we were too tired at the end of the day to use it, but we did finally get down there on the last two days. The pool was small, but as it was low season there were not a lot of people around it and we had no problem finding a place to sit and relax. I could see finding space being more of a problem in high season. The water was very clean and refreshing, and the water in the hottub was crystal clear, a sign of it being very well looked after. The music in the evenings was a nice touch and we enjoyed listening while winding down for the evening. We had a rental car and were determined to see as much of Maui as we could in 7 days, and the location of the hotel made it very easy to do that. Being relatively centrally located you have great access to pretty much anywhere on the island. It was only about 15 mins to Kahalui and about 20 mins to Lahania. All in all it was a great stay and we would definitely stay there again!