Westin Maui Resort and Spa
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I have been to Maui several times. This was the first time staying on Kaanapali Beach. The hotel and staff where very nice. I had a garden view room was a decent size. The pool area is nice. Recommend reserving on of the covered lounge chairs facing the beach, Spent most of one day relaxing and ordering food and drinks. During whale season you can lots of whales form the beach. Self parking is available for rental cars. I would stay here again.
Let me get the "bad" out of the way first.- The Lahaina area is expensive - plan for it and get used to it :)- Spring Break equal crowded resort - learn the rules around reserving stuff, and don't procrastinate- Complimentary valet parking when the self parking is full - why is that a bad thing? because the self lot is full and they park the excess cars behind the self park cars. This caused a 20 minute delay on the morning that we got up to see the sun rise at Haleakala.Wow, only three "bad" things - hey it is Maui and I'm already missing it so much while typing this...This is the first time I've been back to Maui in 12 years and this time I brought the kids all the way from the east coast! I checked in on 04/04 with reservations for a partial ocean view, but was provided a 9th floor full ocean view - thanks Westin! The rooms are perfect, providing very comfortable beds with more than adequate blankets (huge down comforter). The room also has a closet safe, ironing board, a nice iron and very comfortable robes are available. The view, wow, just wow - see the panoramic in my photos. We could also see the outdoor stage from our room, so we got free viewing of the Westin's Luau! So enough about the room, Maui is all about the outdoors!The pool area offers the best of amenities, with waterfalls, slides for the young and old, an adult only pool and bar, and chair side service (order from your phone - MenuPoint app) for your favorite cold drink and food. There are usually local vendors on the premises offering items from fresh fruit to art and jewelry. There is a basketball hoop on the pool area, but will warn you that it isn't a good setup for children under 12. It takes a good bit of strength to get the ball out of the water and to the hoop. The rules posted for the big kid's slide suggest everything that you would expect for legal concern, but the dude enforcing at the top is happy to look away. This could be a good or bad thing, depending on your level of comfort - I think good.The employees are very friendly and work hard to make certain of a pleasant experience. The gentleman that hangs out near the Starbucks with pineapples introduced my kids to little cups of cheerios for the coy and the pink flamingos. Having pink flamingos eating from your hand is an experience that no child should miss! The numerous exotic birds and handlers are also great to converse with. The handlers offer lots of time for pictures with the birds, so don't miss out. The beach is clean and WiFi seems to reach all the way if you just want to "veg" on Pandora. The water isn't very rough, so little ones will enjoy too. A few properties to the right is Whaler's Village which is full of upscale shops and reasonable food options in the "food court" like Subway, Nick's Pizza, and others. This is where you will go after a couple $100+ meals at the hotel :) Only about a half mile up is the Sheraton and Black Rock. Snorkeling is pretty good here, and better to go earlier for visibility. We swam with 4 turtles (Honu) on one visit! If you are adventurous, take a plunge from Black Rock.If you plan to go to a Luau, seriously consider planning ahead to reserve and going to the Old Lahaina Luau. This place has the best show anywhere and the experience is as close to authentic as you can get.Aloha and Mahalo!
We had an amazing time here. The rooms were incredible, amazing views, and it was always clean smelled fresh. The staff was very friendly and always ready to help. The pools were crowded and it was often hard to find chairs, but that didn't stop us from enjoying everything else and being patient for a chair. Great spot for families, groups of friends, or with your love! They also accommodated us when our flight was changed and needed a few extra hours to rest and freshen up in a room before our long flight. We had dinner at the hotel and saw a whale jump out of the water while we were eating, amazing views!
We visited here 12 years ago and loved it then. It still is a beautiful resort with FANTASTIC employees. Location is ideal, many dining options nearby. Yes the rooms are showing their age a bit but the views more than make up for it. We were kindly upgraded to an oceanfront room in the beach tower. Truly spectacular.
Having stayed at two other Hawaiian islands before Maui, I have to say this was our least favorite hotel/resort. It was so large and confusing and there were SO MANY people EVERYWHERE! Waiting in lines was the name of the game no matter where we tried to go for food. The resort appears to have the Relish Cafe and Relish on the Beach. There was also Starbucks, for which you will have a significant wait. Around the corner at Whaler's Village Mall is Leilani's on the Beach and Leilani's fine dining. These were also always busy. At Relish, we had to wait 20 minutes for seating in spite of the fact that they had an entire section of tables open. When we asked why the wait with all the open tables, we were told there was not enough wait staff to accommodate the extra tables! The hotel itself was beautifully decorated and landscaped. A central pool had koi, flamingos and a black swan. There were waterfalls and lovely flowers. The staff we encountered were all friendly and helpful. The room we had was nice with the exception that the bathroom area had very poor lighting in the bathroom itself, as well as in the sink area. There was a hair dryer and an ironing board/iron, which I did make use of. We had a second floor mountain view room and during most of our five day stay, there were renovations going on in the hallway in front of our room - carpet ripped up and replaced. This reduced hallway space, although there was no work that disturbed our rest. The decor of the room floors seemed dark, drab and dated. Overall, we will probably never stay here again.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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- 758 rooms in two 11-storey buildings
- 4 restaurants
- 1 bar
- 5 pools
- Pool bar
- Fitness centre
- Spa facilities (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- Gift shops
- Beauty salon
- Tour desk
- Valet laundry (fee)
- Room service
- Parking (fee)
- Supervised kids activities (fee)
- 2 double or 1 king bed (Total occ: 4)
- TV with pay-per-view
- Alarm clock
- Shower only
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea maker
- High speed Internet
Resort Location Map
Westin Maui Resort and SpaMaui,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
2365 Ka'anapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1900
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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