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Aina Nalu
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We just got back from an 11 night stay at Aina Nalu. We chose a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit which was great for a family of 4. The units were well equipped, roomy and clean!

Minor complaints which have all been posted before, lack of chairs for our small lanai, parking charges. Lots of positives though including beautiful common areas, pools, loungers and spotless barbecues. The barbecue my husband was using ran out of propane and the staff quickly brought over replacement tanks without our supper being delayed. The place is surprisingly quiet given it's location in the heart of lahaina and right off the highway.

I would definately recommend this resort for families looking for great value and great location!

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5  Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Great location in lahaina, quiet at night , walking distance to everything in town. Clean, functional rooms, nice pools.

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1  Thank Glenn P
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Nice place to stay-so close to places to eat and shop.Had 2 bedroom condo -only negative would be no porch furniture and only 2 stools for a party of four to sit on to eat.Very clean and cleaning and maintenance staff very friendly.Very positive experience !

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1  Thank Kathy47Coldwater_MI
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Had to return to Maui, so got on a waitlist for the Aina Nalu. Was glad to get in! As before, fantastic location, awesome friendly people, great room! Parking cost was higher $15/day for parking in only 1/4 full parking lot, but I guess it beat walking to the closest cheaper parking lots. Aina Nalu us great as it is condo/hotel allowing you to cook on your own or walk to very nearby restaurants including the likes of Burger King or reasonable and higher priced restaurants of all sorts. We love walking down Front Street to people watch, shop and take in the great atmosphere!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed in the Maui Islander a couple of times and it was ok, but not great. The Aina Nalu is another story, the room was fantastic. House keeping keep our room spotless for the five days we spent at Aina Nalu. We had two bedroom, two bath condominium with full kitchen, it had all you need to have full cooked meal in your room, from pots and pans to wine glasses. I like to thank all the staff at the Aina Nalu for making our stay one we will remember for a life time.

Room Tip: Bigger the better.
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3  Thank 12,302
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

This was our first family vacation in several years so we anxiously awaited our visit to Maui. We travelled with 2 teenage boys and were never at a loss for something to do. The pools are clean and we never had to fight for a lounger. There is a great spot for evening cards by the freshwater pool, and the bbqs for guest use are well maintained. I completely agree with other reviewers that this is the place to stay. Great walking everywhere and lots to see. A short drive away we found our favorite family beach at Napili Bay. Shade is available, great snorkeling--we saw lots of sea life and sea turtles, and clean. Go early though as parking is very limited. Thank you Outrigger for the great stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the freshwater pool as there was less road noise.
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3  Thank Mamamia1737
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is my second time visiting the Outrigger Aina Nalu and I don't have enough good things to say about this place. It is a tropical oasis right in downtown Lahaina so you can walk everywhere you need to go. We rented through the hotel last year, but this year we rented through an individual condo owner which was significantly less expensive. The furnishings and decor are all top notch (and all the same, so you don't have to worry about getting a bad unit) because they were recently renovated. We stayed in a 2 bedroom which also has a pull-out couch in the living room so the unit can technically sleep 6.

There are two pools on the property, a saltwater pool and a fresh water pool and they are both delightful and the perfect temperature. There is also a hot tub, and cabanas and comfy loungers around the pools.

I would highly recommend staying here rather than at one of the pricey resorts in Kaanapali because you have the entire town of Lahaina to explore and enjoy, rather than being trapped in the resort area down the road. You can always visit the hotel area for lunch and shopping, but it is nice to return to the oasis of the Outrigger.

Room Tip: Upstairs units have high ceilings
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5  Thank Jessica G
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Address: 660 Wainee St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1212 (Formerly Aston Maui Islander)
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#22 Family Hotel in Lahaina
Price Range: $226 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aina Nalu 3*
Number of rooms: 188
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aina Nalu(R) Lahaina by Outrigger(R) is a very special Lahaina hotel, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Maui's historic Lahaina Town just a short stroll from the art galleries and bistros on colorful Front Street. The award-winning design of these residential-style Lahaina hotel vacation rentals is reflected in appealing details of Asian-inspired room decor, a sleek infinity pool, an elegant poolside pavilion, and cozy garden gazebos. This private hotel condo tucked away in a quiet neighborhood setting is a serene alternative to the Lahaina hotels on the busy waterfront. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Aina Nalu Hotel Lahaina
Outrigger Lahaina
Outrigger Aina Nalu Resort
Aina Nalu Resort
Lahaina Outrigger
Aina Nalu Maui/Lahaina

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