I retreated to Paia for a couple days after a week in Wailea/Kihei. I just wanted to stay someplace that didn't feel like a typical resort. The Paia Inn definitely fit the bill. The boutique feel was a welcome change from the other accommodations I'd just experienced in Maui. My room (1) was small (and without a window), but the bed was comfy, the furnishings nice, and the bathroom felt pretty luxurious. The staff was super friendly, too -- as was every person I spoke with in Paia. There's no elevator, but they'll help you with your stuff. Parking is tricky in town, so you'll want to snag a spot in the designated parking lot down the block.
The beach access is nice, although it was overcast and drizzly for most of the day I was here, so I didn't get to partake much. My one quibble is that the price is really high for what you get -- which is a small room -- and because it's an inn, they lack some of the amenities that the resorts offer. That's not a bad thing, but it doesn't really feel like the best value. Still, when I travel, I like to visit unique places, so I'd definitely spend a couple nights here again. Paia was my favorite town on the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The postcard perfection of Maui’s North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, and world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of the Paia Inn. This beach town boutique hotel seamlessly blends modern amenities with the historic character of its building. In a nod to the town’s plantation trade days, the building’s exterior has retained its charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues; yet, the interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paia Hotel Paia
- Paia Inn Maui