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Maili, Hawaii, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for all the amenities, this isn't your deal -- no TV, building built in the 70's (?). But if you're looking for a clean and comfortable room right on the ocean for a reasonable price, this is your place. Location is great, management was very nice, room was very satisfactory.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were a little skeptical because past reviews were less than stellar but when I spoke with the manager before booking she explained that it was under new ownership after being owned and run by the same family for quite some time so I wanted to help support their new venture. They are pricing it ridiculously low to build up...

Thank Jennifer T
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 October 2016

So for sure this property is on the up swing Laura i super friendly and guest oriented. They have all new microwaves, coffee makers and had all new pots pans and dish wear coming in while we were there. We found the room and property in decent and improving condition. Room was clean with brand new bedding and towels. Other...

Thank parisryan
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

If you to party at your accommodation or want all the modern luxuries then this place is not for you. However, if you want a quaint and quirky place to.stay right on the water and just chill out, and you're not worried about having the latest of everything then this might just be the place. I don't mind a party...

Thank shanem45
Laura R, General Manager at Makai Inn, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo for your review, I am happy that you found the Makai Inn to be quiet and quaint. I did want to address your comment on the rise in rates. The Makai Inn has not seen a rate increase in many years, nor has it had any updating or serious maintenance of the property. We are in the...

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

If I could give this hotel negative stars I would. Me and two friends booked this hotel because we just graduated high school and we were on a budget, but use your money somewhere else. I would've rather paid more instead of staying at this place. First off we had 3 people and the limits to the rooms are 2...when...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Laura R, General Manager at Makai Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, I am sorry you had a bad experience with the previous owner. In July, we acquired the property and are making major improvements to the hotel. While we are still not a "Party" hotel, I do encourage my guests to enjoy themselves and only ask that they are quiet after 10pm, a reasonable hour, considering most guests are up...

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Read the amenities list carefully for what they don't say... There are no tv's ,no swiming pool, a timer on the water heater (shut off between 10pm-6:30am), no ac( though the breeze and fans were adequate for us it may be a point of concern for others),jalousie windows (to let in every noise) and sporadic at best internet connection. The...

1Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We had arrived to check in & or rooms weren't ready yet, the owner said she'd clean it & it'd be ready for us when we got back .. i don't know what she did while she was "cleaning" there was old rotting food in the fridge, i opened the draws and there was rubbish from previous guests, the floors...

Thank Jerliebeanz
Laura R, General Manager at Makai Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to review the Makai Inn. We have recently undergone an ownership/management change and are doing many upgrades and improvements to the property. I have hired an excellent housekeeping manager and maintenance man and we are working together to make the Makai an amazing property that guests feel comfortable and do not want to leave....

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is a very charming little place in a great location, but the other reviews are right about the lack of cleaning. The fridge was really gross and I wondered when the last time the bathroom had been cleaned- and I hoped the sheets were clean! If you are a stickler for cleanliness, don't stay here. if you do stay...

Thank Parker W
Nice, France
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Beautifull location front view ,s but even outside you are afraid to seat . Cigarette buds, and rusty barbecues. The rooms are very dirty ,you can't use the toaster nor the coffee maker, and the frige is filty inside and outside . There is a finger of grease on all appliances. towels looks and smell like rags, floors are dirty...

Thank palmer224
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I did enjoy the patio by the sea wall and being out of the awful unit. Unit #6 was extremely dirty. The floor had been swept and kitchen counter wiped (not sure if they even used a cleaning solution) but that was all. Coffee pot looked like it has never been rinsed out. Bathroom has dirt on the counter, facet,...

Thank 44yrTraveler

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located waterfront, overlooking Mala Harbor, just minutes from downtown Lahaina, this boutique hotel, which has recently undergone a change in ownership, offers accommodations for those not wanting a large resort atmosphere. Small and quiet, with the most outstanding sunset views from the property and many of the rooms, this hotel is perfect for those seeking a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere away from the crowds of downtown Lahaina. The property has recently undergone renovations and upgrades to better serve our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makai Inn

Address: 1415 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1783
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $189 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Makai Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Makai Hotel Lahaina
Makai Inn Maui/Lahaina
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 21 has a full kitchen, lanai over the waves, little living room, tiny bathroom -- what's not to like? :-)”
 of 5 bubbles RobR716, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper and lower corner rooms best - preferred the north side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms farthest from street have the sound of crashing waves, but with garden view. Second floor rooms closer to street have oceanview.”
 of 5 bubbles evitamaja, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“You HAVE to choose either HIBISCUS (number 1) or Paradise (number 2) or forgeddaboudit!”
 of 5 bubbles YokohamaGeezer, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 314annz, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
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