Royal Lahaina Resort

Maui, Hawaii

The hotel

Fronting the most exclusive stretch of Ka’anapali Beach, this oceanfront resort provides perfect views across the ocean over islands Lanai and Molokai. Guests are indulged with the ultimate in relaxation and tranquillity in a spectacular beach setting. With 2 beautiful oceanfront swimming pools and a tennis ranch for those keen on improving their game plus a beach activities centre. The water here is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and parasailing, so whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, don your wetsuit and get stuck in.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Set amidst 27 acres of tropical lawns and gardens, facing Ka’anapali Beach, north of famous Black Rock.

Hotel information

333 rooms and suites on 12 floors. All with air-conditioning, HD flat screen cable TV with pay-per-view films, balcony, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with limited views of the gardens and surrounding areas from the guestroom lanai. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Garden Cottage Rooms are located ground level with views of the resort gardens. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Partial Ocean View Rooms feature 330 sq ft of living space with a private lanai. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean View Rooms feature 330 sq ft of living space with a private lanai. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are located on the 8th-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with superior views of the ocean and surrounding areas from inside the room and the lanai. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean Front Rooms are located on the 3rd-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower and offer full ocean and sunset views from inside the room and lanai. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Oceanfront Cottage Rooms are located on the ground level fronting the oceanfront lawn and Ka'anapali Beach. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Garden Cottage Rooms are located amongst the resort's tropical gardens. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Oceanfront Cottage Rooms are located on the ground level fronting the oceanfront lawn and Ka'anapali Beach. They offer 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Garden Cottage Suite are located on the 2nd floor of each cottage building and offer views of the resort gardens. They offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Oceanfront Cottage Suite are located on the 2nd floor of oceanfront cottage buildings and offer ocean views from inside the cottage. They offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Two Bedroom Garden Cottage Suite are located on the ground level amongst the resort gardens and feature an oversized private lanai, a kitchenette, three private bathrooms, a living room area, and two bedrooms. They offer 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

One Bedroom Oceanfront Molokai Suite are located on the 3rd-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with full ocean and sunset views from inside the suite. They offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Oceanfront Lanai Suite are located on the 6th-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with full ocean and sunset views from inside the suite. They offer 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Two Bedroom Oceanfront Molokai Suite are located on the 3rd-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with full ocean and sunset views from inside the suite. They offer 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Two Bedroom Oceanfront Lanai Suite are located on the 6th-12th floors of the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower with full ocean and sunset views from inside the suite. They offer 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant and Lounge (American classics and Pacific Fusion cuisine), Beach Bar, Don the Beachcomber Tiki Lounge, Royal Scoop (ice cream and snacks), Internet café*, poolside grill and beverage service. 2 oceanfront swimming pools and 1 further swimming pool, Jacuzzi, a tennis ranch (11 courts and pro shop), beach activities centre with rentals*, 2 nearby 18-hole golf courses*, jogging path. Nightly Myths of Maui Lu’au* and live Hawaii entertainment. Cultural activities. Lawn games, shuffleboard and Bocce ball. Shopping arcade. Fitness centre. Beauty salon*. WiFi*, Coin operated laundry facilities available*. Concierge service. 24-hour front desk. 24-hour room service*. Self-parking is available for $15 per day, valet parking for $20, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Due to balcony health and safety issues, no guests under the age of 16 are permitted to stay at the hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic views

Jan 27, 2020 631terriv

The location of RL is fantastic. Beach is literally steps away. Shops, restaurants, shuttles, groceries, deli, walking path are all near by. Very friendly staff. Hotel and room was very comfortable and nice but not fancy. We had an ocean front room - great for whale watching - (take binoculars - we didn't and wished we would have) Really liked the… Read more
The location of RL is fantastic. Beach is literally steps away. Shops, restaurants, shuttles, groceries, deli, walking path are all near by. Very friendly staff. Hotel and room was very comfortable and nice but not fancy. We had an ocean front room - great for whale watching - (take binoculars - we didn't and wished we would have) Really liked the sink/bar combo with bar stools. Complementary beach towels. We will stay at RL again as well as get ocean front again - worth the extra money. More 55+ than children Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 SherryLynnBrock

This place used to be truly royal. 20 yrs ago. Fairly clean. Food soso. Geriatric center for sure. Just older folks were there. Went across BLACK ROCK to Sheraton...young bodies everywhere. If you want to feel 'no shame'... just stay at Royal Lahina...you'll look bette than every one.......
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Jan 26, 2020 P9475LYjohnk

People were all nice and our stay was good except for having to call maintenance twice. The first time was a burnt out light bulb in the bathroom. And the second time the sink drain would not come back up to drain the sink. Also we were in room 5019 and the sink cold water handle is loose and rotated around as you shut the water off. Besides those… Read more
People were all nice and our stay was good except for having to call maintenance twice. The first time was a burnt out light bulb in the bathroom. And the second time the sink drain would not come back up to drain the sink. Also we were in room 5019 and the sink cold water handle is loose and rotated around as you shut the water off. Besides those minor issues all was good. Read less
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Jan 26, 2020 alanpaceok Tuttle, Oklahoma

Everyone had a great time. The rooms were better than before. We stayed a little longer and they all said they wish they weren’t going home. Maybe next time they will stay longer. We really liked the beach front cottage.
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Jan 26, 2020 jaltraveler2016 Omaha, Nebraska

I will start by saying the grounds of the hotel were beautiful - nice landscaping and a beautiful beach. This was also a great location close to Lahaina. Employees were very nice and accommodating. My reservation included buffet breakfast on an ocean front terrace which was nice. Good selection of buffet foods. I selected a "Run of the House"… Read more
I will start by saying the grounds of the hotel were beautiful - nice landscaping and a beautiful beach. This was also a great location close to Lahaina. Employees were very nice and accommodating. My reservation included buffet breakfast on an ocean front terrace which was nice. Good selection of buffet foods. I selected a "Run of the House" room, as I do not feel I need a "fancy" hotel room. We are there rarely, as we are very active on vacation. Beware if you do select this option. We were given a room in cottage S. Our room had a very moldy smell. However, it appeared clean. The bathroom/vanity/closet area were very dated with old, cracked shower tiles. The air conditioner was a window unit type model, but installed into the wall level with the bed. Regulation of temperature was not easy. Either the AC was blasting on you at bed level, or it was quite warm. I noticed other cottage rooms had a more updated Samsung model of AC, so maybe ambient temperature control is better in those rooms. Privacy was also lacking, as I could easily hear everything going on outside our room. Additionally, parking is quite far from where the cottage is located. I do not mind walking, but lugging luggage and snorkel gear back and forth is not convenient. If the luau is going on, the people coming on site for luau take all the parking spots. You then have to park in the very far back of the lot. Be prepared to park very far away from about 5 - 8:30 pm. There is a valet option for $5 more per day. Overall enjoyed our stay, but would probably look elsewhere when we return. Read less