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, equipped 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. Complimentary 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

All rooms with air-conditioning, balcony, HD TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, safe*, hairdryer, iron and board. Aloha Room with 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 Restaurant, Tiki Bar and Grill. Swimming pool. 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 $12, valet parking $14, 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.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ocean front room

May 17, 2019 Dippa7887 Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

After lots of searching for a place to stay, we settled on KBH for 8 nights at the beginning of May. And we are so glad we did! We were so close to the beach we could hear the ocean from our room, the service was incredible and the location was fantastic for us with plenty to see, do, eat and drink nearby. We were celebrating our anniversary… Read more
After lots of searching for a place to stay, we settled on KBH for 8 nights at the beginning of May. And we are so glad we did! We were so close to the beach we could hear the ocean from our room, the service was incredible and the location was fantastic for us with plenty to see, do, eat and drink nearby. We were celebrating our anniversary and the hotel recognised this which was lovely and made it even more special. Parking isn’t too expensive and the on site restaurant is good. The beach is lovely but some of the waves can get big so do be careful - we saw a few wipeouts from our balcony! Yes, the hotel is dated but I prefer to think of it as quaint! If you’re after 5* modern luxury then this isn’t for you, but if you want a solid choice with incredible views for a fair price then you can’t wrong. We will definitely be back, and absolutely be staying in an ocean front room again - it’s worth the extra money! Read less
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May 17, 2019 bobsacerdo Kernville, California

This was our 15th stay at the KBH, and that perhaps says it all. I'll start with a caveat as I have before - if you want trendy, glitz and glam, look elsewhere. If you want a genuine Hawaiian experience, KBH has no peer. The staff remains wonderful, and we are on a first name basis with several of them. At every trip their cultural programs… Read more
This was our 15th stay at the KBH, and that perhaps says it all. I'll start with a caveat as I have before - if you want trendy, glitz and glam, look elsewhere. If you want a genuine Hawaiian experience, KBH has no peer. The staff remains wonderful, and we are on a first name basis with several of them. At every trip their cultural programs teach us something new. Room maintenance is impeccable, even including turn-down service with a good night cookie, and often a note. The grounds are well kept, mostly done by hand tom minimize noise and pollution. The landscaping is natural, restful, with many native trees providing shade, peace and tranquility. Ditto the rooms. True, you may see a few scratches on furniture here and there, but the traditional Hawaiian plantation style with rattan and heirloom quilts is SO cozy and restful. This is by far the quietest hotel we have experienced on Maui, or most anywhere else. Which is not to say boring. There are many craft, cultural and water activities and a fine restaurant, the Tiki Terrace. Hint: Try the Native Hawaiian Diet, very healthy, authentic and tasty. Ask your waiter how to eat it, i.e. what goes best with what etc. If casual or speed is in order, the Tiki Bar and Grill is also good, as is the "Grab and Go" counter. Also note, cocktails are not watered and wine glasses well filled, no skimping. In other words, genuine Hawaiian hospitality, not chain hotel usual stuff. Enjoy! Read less
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May 17, 2019 Navigator58764068786

We love this hotel and have been back several times! Beautiful landscape and calm relaxing feel. Nothing fancy or overdone, just friendly and inviting! Great for families because of the way the hotel is laid out with large grassy area and pool in the middle. Would highly recommend if you want a more traditional Hawaiian feel...if you like fancy,… Read more
We love this hotel and have been back several times! Beautiful landscape and calm relaxing feel. Nothing fancy or overdone, just friendly and inviting! Great for families because of the way the hotel is laid out with large grassy area and pool in the middle. Would highly recommend if you want a more traditional Hawaiian feel...if you like fancy, upscale, crowded pool area this is NOT the hotel for you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Embodies the Aloha Spirit

May 17, 2019 Joyce Z California

Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, Mau`i's most Hawaiian Hotel and it does live up to it. Let me start off by saying if you are looking for resort life where you are served pool side at a pool with slides and having bells and whistles etc., do not stay here. However, if you want to stay some place to immerse yourself culturally and prefers swimming in the… Read more
Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, Mau`i's most Hawaiian Hotel and it does live up to it. Let me start off by saying if you are looking for resort life where you are served pool side at a pool with slides and having bells and whistles etc., do not stay here. However, if you want to stay some place to immerse yourself culturally and prefers swimming in the big kids pool (ocean) most of the time, this is for you. Employees are friendly from start to finish and embodies the aloha spirit from front desk to housekeeping to encourage repeat guests. As a repeat guest, you can take advantage of the Lei Aloha Rates which may be discounted but at the minimum include a free upgrade to the next room category, great variety of amenities like free use of the safe in your room, 2 free bottles of water, 2 free drinks/cocktails at the Tiki Bar, nightly turndown service, and a welcome amenity. The extra touches like motivational quotes left by housekeeping (thank you Cely) are what makes you feel like ohana (family). The ability to request housekeeping at a certain time frame is appreciated so they can come when I am out during the morning but be done by the time I want to relax in the room after lunch. In the past, I have only been here many times for only 1-2 night extensions to our Mau`i stay so this is the first time where I was able to enjoy a full week. Perfectly located right on Kaanapali Beach for my daily morning walks, they have a simple whale shaped pool so can get crowded especially during peak season. One full service restaurant on location (breakfast and dinner), the poolside Tiki Bar and Grill (lunch and dinner), as well as a grab and go counter right on property but easy walking distance to restaurants on neighboring properties as well as Leilani's, Hula Grill, Monkeypod, and a food court at Whaler's Village. The only complaint I have is the walls are very thin where you would hear your neighbors if they are talking too loud and you hear every slam of the door when people are leaving or returning to the room. During my stay, there must be a malfunction for one of the room doors on my hall as I heard it opening and closing continuously for an hour before bedtime and again at 2AM for another hour. No daily resort fee unlike most places on Kaanapali but there is a daily parking fee if you have a car. Word is out on this place as they are already at an average of 90% occupancy until year end. Read less
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May 17, 2019 Coastal06789689133

Excellent resort. Very Hawaiian atmosphere. Not commercialized. would recommend it to anyone. Especially if this is your first trip to Hawaii. Beautiful grounds. No crowding at pool, beach or grounds. Excellent Staff. Great rooms.