My return to the Westin (and Maui)
Posted Aug 29, 2015 on Hotels
Went to Westin 22 yrs ago on Honeymoon and returned for a vacation w/kids. There's a lot to like about this hotel: clean/kept in good shape; 5 pools-including adult pool,cool slide,volleyball net; on the beach; nice lobby w/swans,koi,flamingos; staff was nice/friendly; gym was fine, provide map for beach run; next to Whaler's village; concierge was helpful; WiFi worked well; 5am coffee availability; good buffet but ask for ocean view seating; golf across street. Drinks by the pool are great but add up quick-do yourself a favor shop at Lahaina Foodland to stock up on drinks/snacks. Stop by CJ's in the nearby fairway shops for a great meal or Hana boxed lunches (including cooler) if you're planning a trip to Hana-which I would highly recommend as this was our best day of the vacation-would also highly recommend the Road to Hana GyPSy app. Also in fairway shops, you can do a zipline trip-which I also highly recommend (book online to save $.) Back to hotel: self-parking a challenge, especially late in the day. Was upgraded from mountain to Ocean Tower garden/partial ocean view, which had the upgraded rooms but they were a little tight for 4. Beach was cleared on our last day because of Portuguese ManOWar attacks(luckily we had no encounters with jellyfish during the many times we swam in the ocean-including the last day.) No laundry on premises-make sure you bring enough underwear. All in all, this was an amazing vacation and we are looking forward to our next trip back to Maui.