Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Maui, Hawaii

The hotel

Something of a state treasure, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel truly captures the spirit of Hawaii, teaching guests the true meaning of ‘Aloha’. Warm and extremely welcoming, you’ll feel like one of the family as soon as you arrive. Guest rooms are large and spacious, with original artwork and island-style wicker and rattan, as well as a furnished balcony from which to admire stunning ocean, courtyard or garden views. The courtyard is something of a sanctuary, shaded by Kukui Nut Trees, ever blooming Plumerias and 6-storey palm trees. Kids will love the whale-shaped swimming pool as well as the Aloha Passport for Kids program. Adults, meanwhile, can engage in Lauhala weaving, Ukulele lessons, Hula lessons or Hawaiian language lessons. Hawaiian entertainment is offered in the evening on the Tiki Courtyard stage, and can be seen from the Tiki Terrace Restaurant, home to Kaʻanapali Beach Hotel’s award-winning Sunday Brunch. Every Friday night not only are you treated to local song and dance in the Tiki Courtyard area, there’s a local Maui halau (hula school) too, highlighting the hula of past and present. Every Monday, embark on an exciting journey as the story and history of Kaʻanapali is told through enchanting hula and narration at the Legends of Kaʻanapali Luʻau.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set right on the beachfront, a quarter-mile from Whalers Village and 3 miles from historic Lahaina.

Hotel information

432 rooms in 4 low-rise buildings. All rooms with air-conditioning, balcony, HD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, safe*, hairdryer, iron and board. Aloha Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Garden View Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Pool View Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Oceanfront Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Tiki Terrace (open-air restaurant, open for breakfast, Sunday brunch and dinner), Tiki Bar and Grill (poolside bites, drinks and live music and dancing), Grab N Go café. Swimming pool. Beauty salon. Regular evening entertainment on the Tiki Courtyard stage and Legends of Kaʻanapali Luʻau show* (Mon). Cultural activities such as Lauhala weaving, Ukulele lessons, Hula lessons or Hawaiian language lessons. Aloha Passport (kids' programme). Complimentary WiFi. Giant checkerboard. 24-hour front desk. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Self-parking $14, valet parking $18, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: children 17 years and under stay complimentary in rooms when using existing beds, children 5 years and under stay and eat free when accompanied by an adult.

Please note: upon arrival, guests will be required to provide a valid credit card or $150 nightly deposit to secure any incidental charges.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We have been to Kaanapali beach hotal 14 times....

Sep 3, 2020 929bonnieb Cleveland, Ohio

We loved going to Ka'anapali and we loved the workers in this wonderful Maui hotel.... We have been their 14 times and would love to go back to the ka'anapali beach hotel again....it has been a while since we were their but would do anything to be able to back to the ka'anapali beach hotal. The rooms are the best and the workers were all great… Read more
We loved going to Ka'anapali and we loved the workers in this wonderful Maui hotel.... We have been their 14 times and would love to go back to the ka'anapali beach hotel again....it has been a while since we were their but would do anything to be able to back to the ka'anapali beach hotal. The rooms are the best and the workers were all great and we would not go to any other hotel in Maui... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best value hotel and best beach.

Jun 29, 2020 lorrainep365

Our first trip to Maui and we felt we had the best location possible. You really feel the Hawaiian vibe staying at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. All the staff were friendly and informative. The beach is amazing and the hotel grounds are beautiful and lush.
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Jun 19, 2020 bish10edes

We spent 8 days here in February. The location is awesome, right on the beach and there are so many shops and restaurants nearby. We walked right next to the beach to get most places. Also, Lahaina is only a mile away. The people who work at the hotel are friendly and helpful. We will be going Bach sometime soon!
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Apr 22, 2020 dabautista

We loved the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The hotel grounds are very clean and have a nice tropical feel to it. They are right on the beach and very close to Whalers Village where you have dining and shopping options. They also have a stand where you can rent boogie boards. It's also close to black rock if you like to cliff jump! Lahaina is also a… Read more
We loved the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The hotel grounds are very clean and have a nice tropical feel to it. They are right on the beach and very close to Whalers Village where you have dining and shopping options. They also have a stand where you can rent boogie boards. It's also close to black rock if you like to cliff jump! Lahaina is also a short drive down the road less than 10 minutes. The rooms were clean although a bit dated but would love to stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Divided feelings - rating should be 3.5.

Apr 9, 2020 c0untrygal Saskatchewan

This was the first time in Maui for us so after some research we decided on this resort. Our room was comfortable, clean and had what we needed. We didn't have a lot of interaction with the staff, but were happy with the care given to our room everyday. The location is very nice, beautiful views and the grounds are well maintained. There were two… Read more
This was the first time in Maui for us so after some research we decided on this resort. Our room was comfortable, clean and had what we needed. We didn't have a lot of interaction with the staff, but were happy with the care given to our room everyday. The location is very nice, beautiful views and the grounds are well maintained. There were two days when there was an outside contractor in to cut back trees etc but we were away sight seeing so it had no impact. There was never a time we couldn't find a chair to lounge in outside when we wanted to. However we felt we were nickle and dimed a fair bit. The safe inside the room cost an additional $1.50 per day. They were older safes, with a key, not the newer keypad style so they surely have been paid for many times over. We were given vouchers for free bottles of water that you could get at their little store. They were 8 ounce bottles - more of insult than anything. Parking was $14 a night ($18 for valet) and be warned the spots are so narrow that any size vehicle leaves very little room to exit and you have to be very careful parking your rental and can only hope the door doesn't get damaged. The beach life was disappointing. Everyday but one we had a phone call informing us that swimming was not advised because it was too rough. I assume this is for liability.People were in the water but it was a very sharp drop right at the shore so there is no time you can walk with your feet in the water and stroll down the beach on the property. The waves crash in and dump you but some people looked to be enjoying it and getting covered in the churning sand. The walkway to the Whalers Village is sho rt and there are shops, an ABC store and some places to eat - two restaurants and several fast food places. We did eat there a few times but enjoyed going into Lahaina more or finding someplace to eat when we were sightseeing. Many more choices available elsewhere. I dont think we would stay there again. I would rather look into some resort in Kihei. More choices for food, good beaches and excellent whale watching right outside your door. Read less