Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
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After a bad experience with the Marriott Ocean Club we needed a place to stay for the remaining 6 days of our vacation. We lucked out when we found the Aston at The Whaler. Here's what we loved:• Great staff. Everyone from the reception desk to the maintenance people really have the sprit of Aloha! Problems are corrected immediately!• Construction: Poured concrete floors. Very quiet. Door has a magnetic holder to keep it open. Very convenient.• Kitchen: New appliances. Very well equipped kitchen. New pots and pans. Great Cuisinart Knives, very sharp.• TVs: Great 50 inch TVs. Excellent cable access• Internet: Best hotel Internet I've ever had. Individual secure router for each unit!• Washer/Dryer: On each floor. No charge. Soap provided.• Value: Very large one bedroom with 2 baths and separate living room and kitchen for the same price as others charge for a studio• Maui Concierge: Great service! Wonderful suggestions. Excellent results.• Parking: Free parking in an underground garage.• Location: Great location, within easy walking distance of the Black Rock for snorkeling, and several excellent restaurants, as well as the Whaler Village Shopping Center right next door.
There are no words to describe the Aston Whaler. Our vacation was superb because of the staff at the Aston. I can't believe how wonderful they are all the time! The room and the location OMG are just as spectacular. A special shout out to our homegirl Amanda as well as Jason and the rest of the beautiful staff. This was a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for me and my adult daughters and our fortune cookies, as good as they were, couldn't of made us any more fortunate by staying at the Aston Whaler!!Thank you so much with all our gratitude. Mahalo🤙❤
The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is the best value, dollar for dollar, than any other facility on the island of Maui. With no restaurant, no shopping and no other distractions, the staff is allowed the ability to make our stay 100% enjoyable with cleanliness #1, the spirit of Aloha, and fair prices. Wonderful restaurants and excellent shopping within 500 feet make The Whaler "The place to stay"!
We have stayed here several times but not for 4 years. Last time we noted that upgrades were needed. This time we came to find out major upgrades have indeed been made. Very convenient location near Whaler's Village and the mile+ walkway that spans the beach front of several hotels and restaurants.
Exceeded our expectations. The new lobby is beautiful and the desk and bell staff were so welcoming. Parking is plentiful and close to the rooms. You won't like this hotel and should look elsewhere if:You want a big pool or more than one poolYou want umbrella drinks delivered to your beach chair or food delivered to your roomYou want a bar on siteIt's a timeshare condo building, not a resort.But you will love it, as we did, because:The property was very well maintained but the landscapers and cleaning staff were quiet and respectful. Lovely landscaping and a fun koi pond. Ample green space for small kids to wander. As I said, the one pool is small - we are not pool people and never went near it. The ability to get chairs and towels for free was a nice surprise! The stretch of beach out front was sandy and wide. Even when the ocean is flat, however, there is a surf break and a good wave. It was too rough for our one year old to stand at the edge, but once you get past that break you are waist high and it's sandy and lovely. Or you can walk to the calmer Black rock in five minutes and swim there, much gentler wave at the water line.Location next to Whalers' Village was very convenient, but your restaurant options are fairly limited if you don't want to drive or cook in your full kitchen. You can easily walk to four plus restaurants and four other food court type places. If you stay in tower 2, note the construction at Whaler's village. It was noisy. We were in tower one (room 224) and it was very quiet and peaceful. You can google properly maps and figure out exactly where your room is. The only rooms I would avoid would be the south facing ones in the tower 2 next to Whaler's Village. Hula Grill can be a little noisy too but you have AC so not a deal breaker. Our room was large, clean, airy, bright and so QUIET! Maybe it was because we were there during an off week or we just lucked out with quiet neighbors but we didn't hear the other guests at all. A couple of door slams but this place is definitely 90% snow birds and retirees. Everything worked great (ac, appliances). We enjoyed the quality deck furniture: table and chairs, rocking chair, and lounge chairs. Love that we had a view of the ocean and overlooked a quiet lawn. Having two bathrooms was great. Our unit had plush carpeting in most of it. It was more dated than other rooms we saw but we didn't need granite to enjoy our stay. It was clean, spacious, and serviceable. Most or all rooms have a Murphy bed in the living room. Four (and a half) stars because the mattress really needs replacing - it is obviously quite old and was very saggy.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 360 rooms
- 1 pool
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Fitness area
- Beauty salon
- Meeting facilities
- Tour desk
- Coin operated laundromat
- Massages available
- Parking (fee)
- WiFi (fee)
- Beach activity shack
- Private access to Whalers Village and 65 shops and restaurants
- 2 twin beds or 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed and 1 double murphy bed or 1 double sofabed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Cable television
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchen facilities including Oven, microwave, full-size refrigerator, utensils
- DVD player
- TV with HBO
- Max occupancy 3
- 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofabed 1 full bathroom
- Max occupancy 4
Seniors Bonus - Receive a complimentary amentity for clients 50 years and over. Proof of age may be required at hotel check in. Request at time of booking.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali BeachMaui,United States
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2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1910
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