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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2124)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Property is beautiful, well maintained....

Sep 17, 2019 Audrey W Beaumont, California

It was our 30th anniversary, we were upgraded to a discounted 2 room suite on the 12th floor! The staff remembered us by name every day. The housekeeping staff was awesome and the food excellent! Pool was gorgeous with views to the ocean.
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Sep 17, 2019 demi g San Francisco, California, USA

The Royal Lahaina is a treasure! It is affordable, has the best beach, and friendly staff! The restaurant is delicious and the happy hour is insane! (try the korean wings) We absolutely loved our stay! Thank you!!
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Sep 16, 2019 nyudiet Pasadena, California

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Royal Lahaina for 6 nights and we both enjoyed our stay. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The resort is right on the beach and there is direct access to the beach which had clean sand and clear waters that were easy to swim in because the waves were mild. There are 3 pools on the property but we only saw… Read more
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Royal Lahaina for 6 nights and we both enjoyed our stay. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The resort is right on the beach and there is direct access to the beach which had clean sand and clear waters that were easy to swim in because the waves were mild. There are 3 pools on the property but we only saw the two main pools which overlook the ocean. We ordered food to go 1x from the restaurant and it was delicious. A little pricey but that's to be expected from a resort. They also had filtered water dispensers for guests to use for free so we saved money refilling our water bottles. We had an oceanfront deluxe cottage room. The 2nd main pool, beach/pool bar, and jacuzzi were located right outside our cottage. The room itself was large enough but also lacked furniture. It only had one chair and an empty corner that could have used a table and extra chair for extra comfort considering there were two of us. The bed was comfortable and the A/C worked efficiently. We would often times leave the sliding door and front door open to feel the breeze. There was a mini fridge which came in handy for our leftovers and drinks. Overall a wonderful, comfortable stay at the Royal Lahaina. However, what makes this a 4 star review instead of a 5 star are the little things that could have enhanced and improved the quality of our stay. Aside from the lack of furniture, the room could have used a full length mirror (the only mirror was in the bathroom and cut me off at my shoulders). a vent in the bathroom, a coffee machine that doesn't take 45 minutes to make a pot of coffee, and better lighting. Also, our lanai only had one lounge chair. At the bare minimum there should be 2. We didn't complain because our neighbor ended up giving us one of theirs since they weren't going to use it. The oldest running luau is conveniently located right next door. We attended it and enjoyed ourselves but the food was subpar and the show itself could use an update. I've been to other luaus and although this one has an old timey feel to it that i loved, the costumes were cheesy and dated and it was disappointing that they didn't do a live roast of a pig. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful beach.. terrible cottage

Sep 16, 2019 christieb827 North Carolina

We just returned from Maui a couple of days ago. We had an amazing trip exploring the island and its splendor. Kaanapali Beach is right in front of the resort and one of the best views in Maui! We stayed in one of the cottages. Clearly this cottage has yet to make the renovations list! We had black mold and peeling paint in our bathroom. The… Read more
We just returned from Maui a couple of days ago. We had an amazing trip exploring the island and its splendor. Kaanapali Beach is right in front of the resort and one of the best views in Maui! We stayed in one of the cottages. Clearly this cottage has yet to make the renovations list! We had black mold and peeling paint in our bathroom. The cabinets looked to be 40 years old! And the corners of the mirror were black! Housekeeping did a great job everyday.. this is just a resort issue. Parking is another issue. Self parking is $15 daily or valet is $20.. you will want to spend that extra $5 for valet because there is never anywhere to park!! The resort has one of the most famous luau’s in Maui... so, lots of additional traffic. Pools were nice, but basic with dark colored bottoms. No resort feel to the pool area. I personally like swimming in a light colored pool instead of one that looks like a murky swamp. But, if you are not going for the resort and going for the scenery as did we, you can’t beat the sunsets here! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating BEWARE OF PRICELINE!!

Sep 15, 2019 RicoJAM

12 of us were planning to stay here next summer. We booked 3 rooms on Priceline and paid for the 1132 sq foot garden suite cottage. When confirmation was printed we were given 300 square foot garden view room. BAIT AND SWITCH!! Contacted Priceline, after several days we were told, sorry no upgrades available. UPGRADES!! We wanted what we paid… Read more
12 of us were planning to stay here next summer. We booked 3 rooms on Priceline and paid for the 1132 sq foot garden suite cottage. When confirmation was printed we were given 300 square foot garden view room. BAIT AND SWITCH!! Contacted Priceline, after several days we were told, sorry no upgrades available. UPGRADES!! We wanted what we paid for!! Contacted Hotel and was told sorry we don't have anything to do with 3rd party affiliates. SHAME, horrible way to treat guests before we even arrive. I assume the hotel would work with everyone involved to see the customer receives top notch service. We will never stay here or use Priceline!! 12 of us willing to spend $1000s to have a great time. Sorry Maui, not this time. Read less