4.3 out of 5

"We loved this resort! The restaurant was just average but the front desk staff were wonderful! Housekeeping was slow to clean rooms each day & denied ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Aston Kaanapali Shores you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Honokowai Beach Park and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Kaanapali Beach. Highlights at this beachfront condo resort include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a poolside bar.

You can enjoy free WiFi, cable TV, and in-room massages, featured in all 463 condos. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the condo resort's own bar/lounge. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center, spa tub, and sauna. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Honokowai condo resort include Kapalua Beach and D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Aston Kaanapali Shores ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Beautiful place!

We loved this resort! The restaurant was just average but the front desk staff were wonderful! Housekeeping was slow to clean rooms each day & denied me clean towels when I asked a staff memeber directly. When I called housekeeping they broggught towels 45 minutes later so I just used a beach towel so we could make it to our dinner reservation on time. Other than that minor inconvenience it was fabulous & all of the other staff were helpful & very kind. Our room was BEAUTIFUL! It had views of the beautiful pool area as well as the ocean beyond the palm trees & we could even see the island of Molokai. We were pretty busy out & about during our trip but the evenings we spent at the resort were very relaxing! We would love to go back!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

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4 out of 5

Good hotel

No beach access on site. Restaurant was good. Room was crowded with bed , kitchen, couch in same room. No closet space for luggage. Pools were great. Concierge was very helpful.

Posted by , from I on Feb 10, 2017

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5 out of 5

Clean Friendly Great location Beautiful Beaches

Pros: Location, staff, cleanliness, price
Location: Long walks on the beach, restaurants, shopping, great snorkeling directly in front of resort
Great place for older couples. Away from the busy downtown but within walking distance to great shopping and restaurants. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. This was our second visit to this resort and we loved it both times.

Posted by , from idaho on Nov 9, 2015

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4 out of 5

Very nice property

Pros: Not as crowded as the other big resorts (ie Westin/Sheraton).
Cons: It's all self parking, no valet. Would have been nice if there was a valet option.
Location: Go to the Longs and Safeway closer to Lahaina for supplies. Also came with one free ticket to the Maui Ocean Center.
We just got back from Kaanapali Shores. Stayed seven days but spent most of our vacation exploring Maui. The time we spent at the condo was great. We upgraded to a two bedroom ocean view. Expensive upgrade but worth it all in the end. Only negative was a small ant problem in the kitchen area and one of the bathrooms. I told front desk and they had someone come up and spray the areas while we were out. Overall a very pleasant place to stay for vacation. The beach next to the property is just ok. There are nicer beaches near Kaanapali so try to visit those spots as well. One beach next to the Westin and Kapalua Bay were our favorite locations. The Shores does have two decent swimming pools that we enjoyed. Rented a cabana and the pool staff was excellent. Rented a paddle board and chairs from them and they were very helpful and friendly. Overall very high on the Aloha spirit.

Posted by , from California on Jul 6, 2015

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2 out of 5

hidden fees

i was very upset because i was charged an extra 172.00 for parking fees and i was there for 7 days! i cant believe they did that!!!!!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2014 by

Aloha. Our parking fee is only $9 per night, which is one of the more reasonable fee levels in the resort area. The parking charge would not have been $172. Mahalo.

4 out of 5

First time to Maui

It was our first time to Hawaii and we had a great time. The only down falls about the Aston Kaanapoli Shores was their towel service is really weird, they don't have any waitresses or waiters coming out to you at the pool like the hotel next door does. The last negative thing was the room service came really late in the day so we were always back in the room getting ready for dinner. The Concierge desk was amazing and really helpful. I would wait until you check in before booking any activities and do it through the hotel. The landscape was great there as well.

Posted by , from Canby, OR on Jun 18, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Condo

This is a very nice place to stay. We stayed in a two bedroom unit and it was large and very clean. Everything in the room appeared to be new or newer. We will stay here again on our next visit to Maui.

Posted by , from Rochester, MI on May 30, 2013

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5 out of 5


This week was just marvelous, beautiful and oh so wonderful! I recommend the Aston Kaanapali Shores to everyone going to Hawaii! It was our 10th wedding anniversary and my husband and I enjoyed!

Posted by , from Roanoke, VA on May 22, 2013

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5 out of 5

Amazing atmosphere! Friendly people! Definitely worth a try!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, spacious, playstation & dvd's included, beach towels
Cons: amenity fees for services not used, additional parking fee, additional fee for gym usage, beach area small and rocky, more knowledge needed of propane grills available
This was my family's first trip to Maui, booked through a website. Looks can be deceiving, I was skeptical. After arriving, I was completely in disbelief that we were staying at such a beautiful place. We stayed in a 1 bedroom condo (staying with 2 teenagers), so the full kitchen and washer/dryer was very appreciated. I do wish the propane grills available for use were more advertised, as we did not know about them until later in our stay. The sights were amazing and staff was very friendly. I would, however, recommend a ocean or garden view. Don't let the few cons below sway your decision not to stay. You will not be disappointed. I have raved about the amazing grounds. Looking forward to staying again in 2015!!

Posted by , from Swanton, OH 43558, USA on Mar 19, 2013

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4 out of 5

This hotel has everything you need!

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: $25 day resort fee for towels & movies, $9 day parking
This was our 4th time staying at Kaanapali Shores. We will always stay here for the convenience, location, well kept grounds and great staff. With the grocery store, ABC Store, bars and restaurants within walking distance, you wouldn't need to venture far. One drawback is the beach. Although it is usable, there is limited lounging area and the water out in front of the resort is extremely rocky and very hard to enjoy (water shoes required). There is a small sandy area next to the neighboring property to swim. The staff, especially Ross at the front desk, are all very accommodating. Laundry in room is super convenient for long stays. Overall, another great stay on Maui. I can't wait to return.

Posted by , from Minnesota, USA on Feb 14, 2013

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Property Features

As a guest of Aston Kaanapali Shores, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room are also featured at Aston Kaanapali Shores. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Honokowai condominium resort.

  • 463 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Kapalua, HI (JHM-West Maui) (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Train station: Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Aston Kaanapali Shores offers 463 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Honokowai condominium resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

The condo resort hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Aston Kaanapali Shores has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Aston Kaanapali Shores is located directly along the golden-tan sands of Kaanapali Beach. The resort rents beach equipment such as boogie boards and kayaks. The beachfront fitness center (surcharge) includes a sauna. Two freeform pools are surrounded by sundecks with spa tubs. Guests enjoy complimentary use of three lighted tennis courts. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities (surcharges) can be arranged through the front desk. The resort offers complimentary scuba lessons in the beachfront pool. Kaanapali's golf courses are two miles south. Kapalua's golf courses and golf academy are five miles north. Other West Maui activities include mountain hiking, boating, skydiving, and parasailing. From around December through April or mid-May, humpback whales can sometimes be spotted from the resort's grounds. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Lending library access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 9 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.


Camp Kaanapali is offered to children ages 5 - 12. Camp activities include a variety of Hawaiian cultural and outdoor-based activities such as hula dancing, ukulele lessons, beach exploration, lei making, sand art, kite making/flying, swimming, scavenger hunts, games, arts, and crafts.
One-time registration fee of $10 per child includes a t-shirt. Daily rate of $35 per session/child includes meals. Registration must be made 24 hours in advance upon arrival at the resort. Registration is held at 8 AM at the Camp Kaanapali Center in room 135. Friday evening sessions include dinner. Space is limited to 16 participants per session. Children who are ill may not attend. Camp Kaanapali is located at the Aston Kaanapali Shores and is available to registered guests of all Aston properties on Maui.