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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Jan 24, 2020 Voyage03645902229

Thank you for changing to the Ocean Front Room. I think that the first night closed is very old and the Japanese are very unbearable. The Ocean Front Room from the second night was very comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and had a good time. I'm really thankful to you. Also, when staying in Kaanapali, we will use the senior discount.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Felt like an old Embassy Suites hotel

Jan 24, 2020 Resort435952

The best part of the hotel is it's proximity to the beach, and the ground floor room allowed us to go swimming in the ocean, easily. But if you have kids, beware. The rip tide was super strong and red flags for danger, flew daily. Nonetheless, I loved the ocean and the beach there. The room was dark and a little depressing. The soft mattress left… Read more
The best part of the hotel is it's proximity to the beach, and the ground floor room allowed us to go swimming in the ocean, easily. But if you have kids, beware. The rip tide was super strong and red flags for danger, flew daily. Nonetheless, I loved the ocean and the beach there. The room was dark and a little depressing. The soft mattress left us reaching for Advil. Expect to hear neighboring room voices through walls and ceilings -- and walking past your room outside, as well. The room was pretty clean, but if you're expecting a swanky bathroom, or for things to be upgraded and humming like clockwork, you're in the wrong place. Based on all of the above we avoided the hotel restaurants, and found really great food at Star Noodle, a short drive away. I would try a different hotel next time. Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 BreeStead20

Maui was a beautiful place for our honeymoon and the hotel was to close to almost everything! Everything was great, the only thing I would change is maybe updating the rooms but overall a beautiful location!
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Jan 23, 2020 ksmms Kansas City, Missouri

There are lots of high end hotels and condos along Ka'anapali beach but we chose KBH from the reviews that mentioned its unique Hawaiian aloha ambiance and proximity to the beach. Do not consider this resort if you want the accommodations of an impersonal hotel chain. From the moment you drive up to the entrance you are greeted by the friendliest… Read more
There are lots of high end hotels and condos along Ka'anapali beach but we chose KBH from the reviews that mentioned its unique Hawaiian aloha ambiance and proximity to the beach. Do not consider this resort if you want the accommodations of an impersonal hotel chain. From the moment you drive up to the entrance you are greeted by the friendliest valets we have ever had in all our travels. The resort lobby is very aloha Hawaiian in style. If you want gloss and granite go elsewhere. The grounds at KBH are simply beautiful. The pool is shaped like a whale and there are plenty of chaises to relax around the pool and throughout the grounds. Shade or sun, it's your pick. Sunbathers, swimmers, nappers, book lovers, young, old and families would all feel at home because this resort specializes in the Aloha spirit and culture. Our room was in the Kawai wing, very close to the beach. The decor is Hawaiian with historical photos and paintings of local flora and fauna. Our bathroom was adequate and needs some updating but the water pressure is great. The AC is unobtrusive and quiet. Housekeeping is highly organized and efficient. Our room (and all rooms) have a lanai or deck to enjoy your favorite beverage in the morning or evening. Note to management: install pullout clotheslines in the bathroom over the tub to hang wet swimsuits. Check out the videos on the KBH to get a feel why this resort is completely different from the others in the area. And did I say value? Yes! Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 jeneeo Newport, Michigan

This really was a beautiful resort with lovely live music most nights, great tiki bar, good restaurants and fabulous Hawaiian culture. The only thing this resort needs is updating in their rooms. It is a bit outdated. The view from our room was incredible! If this hotel did a big renovation with their guest rooms, I believe no other resort could… Read more
This really was a beautiful resort with lovely live music most nights, great tiki bar, good restaurants and fabulous Hawaiian culture. The only thing this resort needs is updating in their rooms. It is a bit outdated. The view from our room was incredible! If this hotel did a big renovation with their guest rooms, I believe no other resort could compete with them on Kaanapali beach. With that, they also need to remove old information from the rooms, we had a paper in the room stating we got free welcome breakfast but hotel staff wouldn’t honor it because it was an old flyer. For the most part, the staff was friendly and helpful. Read less