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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Traveller rating

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Jul 16, 2019 Relax82924

This was our first vacation in eleven years and we picked the perfect place to go with all the activities there is to do and sights to see . It is an experience we will never forget. We have so many pictures to share and adventures to tell our family and friends.
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Jul 15, 2019 Susan D Sydney, Australia

There are many things we have enjoyed about our stay. But there are also some things that need attention at this hotel. Our kids loved "the aloha passport" which provided them with the opportunity to learn more about Hawaiian culture and earn great little prizes along the way. The girls that run the Activities Centre were delightful. The pool is… Read more
There are many things we have enjoyed about our stay. But there are also some things that need attention at this hotel. Our kids loved "the aloha passport" which provided them with the opportunity to learn more about Hawaiian culture and earn great little prizes along the way. The girls that run the Activities Centre were delightful. The pool is far too small, but the surrounding grounds are incredibly beautiful. The trees provide beautiful shade from the heat of the day. The room we stayed in had a nice outlook but was much smaller then the other hotels we stayed in during our holiday in Hawaii. I don't think our bathroom has been updated since the hotel opened. Needs refreshing urgently. Having said that, our room was very clean. The Tiki Terrace restaurant also desperately needs a refresh. Are plastic table clothes part of Hawaiian culture? No service around the pool for guests. The Tiki bar staff seemed as tired as their uniforms and our bathroom. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 a1n12002 Honolulu, Hawaii

Excellent experience but wish had room service. My niece works at the hotel, we took her and her dad to dinner at the tiki restaurante and was surprised we were given an employee discount on the meal. thank you...
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Jul 15, 2019 stbrarnett Auburn, Washington

The location of this hotel is unbeatable right near Whaler’s Village. Many of the staff are great! The facility itself is old, with old linens, and decor. The room stunk like mildew. The pool was tiny.
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Jul 15, 2019 jimma949 Steilacoom

Overall it was a wonderful hotel. The location, however, was farther from the areas I frequented, but I enjoyed staying there. The direct beach access was perfect, it was close by other restaurants and shopping and the nightly entertainment was soothing. Finally, the view of the ocean was incredible.