In need of a one night stay in Maui before our next flight to the Big Island of Hawaii my wife and I booked the Maui Beach Hotel several months ago at a reduced rate which included a morning breakfast. We soon learned upon arrival that the shuttle service they advertise would not pick us up at the airport. We arrived in Maui at 9:30 p.m. and the service stops at 9:00 p.m.. Yes, we had to take a taxi because there were no other services available. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very busy receptionist who was handling multiple duties at the front desk while checking us in. It was easy to see that the hotel was very large. It was located on a very busy street, in a commercial business area and within a couple miles of the airport. The rear of the complex is right on the ocean. If it were not for the tropical foilage around the facility it would look very old in need of immediate upgrades to justify the significant expense. Walking to our room the interior appearance was consistent with the outside of the building. As we arrived at our room we were pleased to see the "No Smoking" sign posted on the front door. Once inside the room we paused in disbelief at what we saw. Although seemingly clean in the dimness of the light the carpeting was old and full of cigarette burn marks. The bedspread, drapes and surrounding furniture also had burnmarks and badly stained with "whatever". The bright side was that it did not smell of burned tobacco. The room was big enough to fit our kingsize bed we requested and little more. There was barely enough room to walk on either side of the bed. The television was very small and perhaps ten or more years old. There was a small refrigerator and microwave unit in the television cabinet. Standing outside on our balcony we overlooked the main highway. Yes, it was very busy and noisy. We did not sleep well. When morning arrived we immediately went outside to enjoy the beautiful ocean and surrounding grounds. There was a beautiful gazebo and lawn area at the rear utilized for weddings. The ocean was steps away. After a short walk we went to the breakfast area and were greeted by a very warm and friendly staff. The buffet style breakfast consisted of both hot and cold choices. We sat in the open seating area off the swimming pool. Our breakfast was very good. The staff very attentive and friendly. After breakfast we were taken to the airport by a very friendly hotel shuttle driver. We do not expect to ever return to the Maui Beach Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maui Beach Hotel offers oceanfront accommodations in the heart of beautiful Kahului, without the oceanfront price. Our clean, comfortable hotel rooms and suites feature soothing tropical decor and internet access. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness room access, and airport shuttle service. Located in the heart of Kahului, Maui Beach Hotel is within short walking distance to Queen Kaahumanu Center with many shopping and dining options. Value and convenience keep guests coming back. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maui Beach Kahului
- Hotel Maui Beach
- Maui Beach Hotel Kahului