"Amazing location, little cottage room basically on the beach. Great view, great room service and pool bar and the beach out front is beautiful. Defini ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Kaanapali Ocean Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Whalers Village and Whalers Village Museum. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 3 outdoor swimming pools, 2 bars/lounges, and a restaurant.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 56 rooms feature free WiFi, lanais, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

At the hotel's own poolside bar, you can stop for a drink. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find cabanas, and enjoy the 11 outdoor tennis courts and fitness center. Business amenities include meeting rooms and a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this Kaanapali hotel include Kaanapali Beach and D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Kaanapali Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kaanapali Standard

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kaanpali Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kaanapali Ocean Inn ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Good location, run down building

Pros: Location. Privacy. Quiet.
Cons: Fix the stairwells and mention on the site or when checking in that there is not elevator.
Location: Snorkeling. Jumping off Big Rock. Shopping. Dining.
The Good • Close to the beach • Quiet • Close parking • Clean room The Bad • "Ocean view" exists if you look around partition on balcony • Difficult to work TV controls. The Ugly • No elevator. No one mentioned that which could have been a huge problem if we had a bunch of luggage or were unable to walk up stairs • Exterior of building is falling apart. Stairs are in horrible condition We stayed in the property adjacent to the Royal Lahaina, in the old hotel. And it is old. I did like some of the aesthetics. It was probably built in the 1940s and some of the old details still exist. It would have been nice if when they were remodeling it, they kept some of the nuances of the 40s and 50s. It would make it a nice "retro" looking hotel. The room itself was nice, but the stairs were in horrendous condition. Some of the carpeting is coming up and could potentially be a tripping hazard. For the money, for the area, I guess it was reasonable. It's not cheap by any means, and an Airbnb would have been a better choice if there had been availability.

Posted by , from California on Sep 25, 2017

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3 out of 5

Website misleading

Thought you were getting the tower and got the three story old building. Nothing and no one told you there was no elevator. Exterior building needs repairing but room was ok. A bit of a walk to the pools. Not all rooms had beach view with was also misleading. Front desk staff and trading co. Staff very nice. The security and ice cream staff were not very nice.

Posted by , from SC on Jul 7, 2017

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3 out of 5
Parking is a big problem after 4:30 when people come for the luau. Beautiful location. Room smelled musty the entire time. Now that we are home we are still airing out our clothes to try to remove the musty smell. You get what you pay for. In this case it is still not worth the low rate

Posted by on May 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Awesome spot

Amazing location, little cottage room basically on the beach. Great view, great room service and pool bar and the beach out front is beautiful. Definitely would stay again

Posted by , from maui on Feb 17, 2017

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1 out of 5

Not what we expected ...

We chose this hotel because of the ratings, but we will never trust that method again. Upon arrival in our room we were greeted by cockroaches all over the bathroom floor. There were no coffee cups for coffee and the room had a strong mildew smell. We slept with the lights on as not to encourage more visits by cockroaches and kept our luggage off the floor and zipped up. We left early the next morning.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

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3 out of 5
Property looked nice. Ocean view building was old and in poor repair. Room was clean, but old and rough.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015

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3 out of 5

great ocean /pool area with a poor looking room

Pros: The beach, pool, and restaurant
Cons: The rooms interior is in bad need of renovating
Location: shops, country club (golfing) and ocean activities
We stayed in the Hale and this must be the oldest part of the property. The room was old walls peeling, vent dirty ,and moldy shower. The comfort of the room / bed was okay. Could be better. The house keeping does clean your bathroom and vacuum the carpet. This place is in great need of a renovation. Which they are doing on the cottages and some painting of the stairs, so you have to walk far to get to your room. I would think they would renovate inside first. We overlooked the interior and had a great time relaxing and really enjoyed the pool, beach, and restaurant. We bought a few items from the store, cashier friendly. We liked that there is free trolley service to the whalers village. Wishing it could take us a little farther into town, but that's only the bus service. The hotel staff is friendly and welcoming.

Posted by , from Maui, Hawaii on Oct 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Excelent stay

Pros: Hotel in front of the beach, clean, excellent pool and beautiful lobby.
Cons: Do not charge parking.
Every thing was great except the parking charge. We were 4 people, dad, mom and 2 kids. Hotel's room are big enough for all and it is too confortable. Although the sea is a bit strong, we took a bath on the beach in front of the hotel and it was very fun.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015

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1 out of 5


I will not stay in this hotel again 0 cleanest 0 conform

Posted by , from oregon on Mar 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Home Away From Home

Once again this resort blew us away. The kaanapali ocean in is a little run down but thats exactly what we like about it. Its quiet and hiden and we love that. We were treated well by the entire staff especially by Giovanny and Monet at the front desk. These 2 employees truelly made our experience unforgettable. Big Mike from Maui Beach Activities hooked us up at the Westin North. He was very helpful with everything we needed. We will be back every year. Mahalo! 

Posted by , from Roseburg, OR, United States on Dec 8, 2013

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About the Kaanapali Ocean Inn

Location 2780-A Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761

Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. Cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools at Kaanapali Ocean Inn, and enjoy summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding and snorkeling. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach hotel also offers outdoor tennis courts, a spa tub, and a fitness center. For a fee, parking is available.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 11
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Kahului, HI (OGG) (44.3 km / 27.5 mi)
  • Train station: Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kaanapali Ocean Inn offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to lanais. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private lanai
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Kaanapali Ocean Inn has a restaurant serving breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving nearby


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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The Kaanapali Ocean Inn is located at the Royal Lahaina Resort, within the Kaanapali Resort, at 2780 Kekaa Drive. For additional assistance please call (808) 661-3611.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.


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 15 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Kaanapali Inn
  • Kaanapali Ocean
  • Kaanapali Ocean Inn
  • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas Hotel Lahaina
  • Westin Ka Anapali Ocean Hotel
  • Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.