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Best Western Pioneer Inn
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Just got back from 6 nights at the Pioneer Inn. The place is basically no-nonsense. The rooms, small but do the trick (note-single beds). Bathroom was great, shower pressure excellent. Restaurant in the Pioneer Inn had great breakfasts, the staff were friendly and it really is all about location. Anything in Lahaina is a walk away from your bed at the Pioneer Inn. Don't expect the Ritz but if you are low maintenance than the Pioneer Inn is for you. Mahalo to the Pioneer Inn, hopefully one day I will be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Great place to stay for a few nights in downtown Lahaina.
Right in the middle of town, across the street from the Banyon tree and the marina.
Only problem we had was the parking is limited. During the busy season (holiday week), the lot they use can fill up. It happened to us, and we parked in another similar lot and ended up with a $40.00 parking ticket. I told the front desk clerk what happened, and they did not want to help with the ticket. After getting the manager, I was able to get him to slpit the cost with me.
Anyway, watch out for that, they told me they have a second lot available, but you have to come back to the front desk to get a second parking pass,
Otherwise, nice basic hotel in a great location. Love Lahaina.

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms facing the banyon tree, nice lanai to sit and watch the street below.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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hulagirl1, Owner at Best Western Pioneer Inn, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Mahalo nui loa for choosing to stay with us at the Best Western Pioneer Inn. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Lahaina.
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naperville, illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This was our second stay at the Pioneer Inn (Best Western) in Lahaina, and it was another great stay. We arrived earlier than check in time, and were able to leave our bags and enjoy the day. The rooms are small, but more than enough for the little time you will spend inside. This is not for anyone who expects the "resort style" of room, but if you enjoy something different, this is the place. Right in the center of Lahaina Town, across from the banyan tree park, you will see people coming and going to the wharf, which is right across the street. If you're going whale watching or taking the ferry to Molokai, you couldn't ask for a more convenient stay. And the food at the Pioneer Grill? Ono-licious! Fish fresh out of the sea, pineapple cole slaw, and loads of kalua pig - I'm ready to go back! Mahalo to Catherine at the desk for answering all our questions and getting us into the aloha spirit!

Room Tip: The rooms on the courtyard are quiet and overlook the small pool. The rooms on the park or wharf si...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Quick, solo, 4 night trip to Maui, and decided on Lahaina and the Pioneer Inn for convenience, and because of my Best Western points. It allowed me to walk and take the bus almost everywhere because of it's convenient location. Across from the Marina, and right in the middle of everything. Enjoyed the nice, little pool. The room was fine, clean, comfortable-- everything I needed since I didn't spend much time in the room. The bed was great, very comfortable. Bath towels on the smaller side, but in good shape. Pool towels were varied. Wifi worked fine. I had an interior courtyard room, nice and quiet, and liked the little balcony that looked out over the patio and pool. Nice little breeze in the early evening. Hotel is not on the beach, but you can walk a couple blocks to the beach or drive or take the bus to check out several different beaches. The restaurant has a good happy hour, and on certain days, great appetizer offers. If you want a resort, right on the beach, with full amenities, this is not the place for you on Maui. But if you just want a good, convenient place to stay in Lahaina, close to everything, Pioneer Inn is the right place at a fairly good price.

Room Tip: Interior courtyard rooms are quieter and have a little balcony with a table and chairs, look out ove...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

My husband and I found ourselves at the Best Western Pioneer Inn after a mistake in the scheduling of our condo. We had to find a place to stay for our first night on Maui and this hotel has rooms available so we booked one for a night. We actually ended up being very happy that this happened because this hotel was great! We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, which had good food. The hotel is located in the middle of the shopping district of Lahaina. There are MANY shops and restaurants within walking distance. There are also a few bars nearby, with some great live bands. A word of advice: if you plan to go to bed early, be sure to ask for a room away from the main road. Our room had an adorable little balcony on it that looked out onto the busy street, but we could hear the music from the bars across the street all night and it made it difficult to sleep. That is my only complaint about this place. Everything else was wonderful!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I stayed in the Pioneer Inn last year in May. The rooms were well maintained and housekeeping was extremely clean. The rooms are not very spacious, but unless you have children running around it is completely adequate. Considering the age of the building, the rooms are very well maintained with modern bathrooms that are kept meticulously clean.
The location is superb! It is situated right in front of the harbour, giving easy access to water activities including whale watching(the boat docks right across the street!). The hotel also has a great restaurant with the most friendliest staff I have met! They are all smiles and are always ready to help! The hotel is also situated smack in the middle of the main street making it very convenient to just walk out to shops and restaurants. This also does mean that it gets slightly noisy at night. I had trouble falling asleep some nights due to the noise from the bars and restaurants around the hotel. But, unless you're on a trip for pure relaxation away from all the noise, you just can't beat the location!
Another important point is that there is no elevator going up, which means that you will need to lug your stuff up some steep stairs. So if you have alot of heavy luggage you may find it uncomfortable.
Other than that I had a great stay at the hotel without having to waste anytime getting to places as everything was right at our doorstep!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

After checking out of another hotel early due to discomfort, the Best Western Pioneer Inn was a wonderful change. The staff was so friendly, they made you want to stay.

The bed was very comfortable and the rooms have a nice refridgerator for your cool drinks.

Lahaina gets very quiet shortly after midnight and there are plenty of places with great food. Well worth the money.

A hugh variety of interesting shops.

Parking is close and free, along with free internet access.

The bath towels are thick and soft.

A very pleasant place to spend a few days.

Room Tip: Make sure you have at lease one meal in the hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Best Western Pioneer Inn
Address: 658 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1266
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Business Hotel in Lahaina
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#17 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Pioneer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit historic Lahaina, treat yourself to the hospitatlity of Hawaii's plantation era while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of the Best Western Pioneer Inn. Although the exterior faithfully preserves this historical hotel, inside and around the grounds, visitors will enjoy up to date accomodations and facilities. Guests are surrounded by constant reminders of Hawaii's special beauty and will find the Inn's staff as warm and hospitable as a gentle island tradewind. ... more   less 
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