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“On the pricey side, but a nice break from cookie cutter resorts” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paia Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“On the pricey side, but a nice break from cookie cutter resorts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

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.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We spent two nights at Paia Inn in Maui and absolutely loved it. We stayed in Room 10, which overlooks the garden. The bedroom was lovely - decorated with beautiful wood carvings, furnished with a huge flatscreen tv and a gorgeous and super comfortable bed. The bathroom was perfect - with both indoor and outdoor showers.

The rest of the unit was an outdoor porch that had a kitchen area and a lounge area. Super!!

From our room, it was a short walk to the absolutely lovely beach, where we watched surfers and collected little shells. Wish we had stayed longer as we didn't have time to use the beach chairs and boogie boards provided by the Inn. There's an area at the beach entrance that's grassy and has lounge chairs for those who don't want to go to the beach.

We really enjoyed walking around the little town of Paia, which has lovely little shops and great restaurants. We had breakfast at Charley's - LOVED the macadamia nut pancakes and then lunch at the Paia Fish Market. Paia Inn is ideally situated to enjoy these.

Paia Inn made it clear that our comfort was their top priority and we felt that way during our stay. Thank you for a wonderful visit to Maui!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank justmealison
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

We spent 11 days in Maui; four nights in Lahaina (never again), three nights at the Paia Inn, three nights in Hana and our last night at Mamas Fish House. We wish our last night would have been back at the Paia Inn. We absolutely loved it there. The inn is amazing! Perfectly located on the island. Close to airport, not too far of a drive to Wailea and Lahaina, and a convenient trip to Hana. The town of Paia is super chill with friendly people, great shopping, beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants. The inn is top notch. Service is of highest quality, with a super friendly staff that genuinely cared about our comfort. It was very obvious that the staff loved their jobs and took pride in their establishment. Owners were there and were super helpful and friendly. Room was very spacious and comfortable with high end furnishings and fixtures. Very quiet and peaceful location! We can't wait to get back to Maui and will definitely be staying at the Paia Inn.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boxford, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

We LOVED this spot! Clean and pretty rooms with just enough amenities, pleasant courtyard, close walking to wonderful shopping! Close to nearly deserted beaches too. I got outfitted with new swim suit, flipflops, excellent seafood dinner and yoga, all set for the rest of vacation. :)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fitnfancy
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Whitehorse, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Likewise as other recent reviewer, we stayed in room 9 (mini suite). Would love to give a great review as we really liked the people and they try very hard to make the stay wonderful. However have to agree with all that the other reviewer said - many areas not very clean, no counterspace in bathroom, terrible Internet connection, etc. Plus the cushions on the loungers by the beach were covered and stained with bird doo-doo and we needed a towel to cover them. On a positive note, liked the fact that it wasn't cookie-cutter style accommodations, had character, very comfy beds, very nice people, great location, nice touch to have towels and cold beverages down by the beach area. The omelette was delicious in the morning but would have liked to have our complimentary wine the night we checked in in a wine glass, not a plastic cup (small detail). Overall was a neat experience but rather pricey for what you get.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Moezzz
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Rumney, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We spent a week in Maui, we did the Kaanapali resort experience the first part of the week and enjoyed that, but the human touch that this inn provided was what made the second half of our week. We had a junior suite with the town view. Super nice room with a great bed, a nice shower (with great hair care stuff) and an extra room to just hang out in (with pull-out). The street view would have been a bit much since it has it has street noises that accompany it, but they had thought ahead and had a sound machine in the room which was great. The private beach entrance and the chairs and boogie board, you could borrow, were great. We really enjoyed this Inn, the town and the staff.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Polar_Caver
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New Jersey
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

The location of this hotel is great for exploring Paia, and there is nice access to the beach.

It pains me to write a poor review, so please understand I am not a bitter or picky traveler. The owners and staff seem like great people with good intentions. There are unfortunately some shortcomings with this property, which I hope are addressed. I do my research and most of my reviews are positive.

The room we had was a letdown. The bed and furnishings were wonderful. We were in room #9, a junior suite-garden view. The entrance is uninviting. There’s storage and an ugly hose right in front of the entrance. The bedroom window also looks right into the storage unit (weird). No garden view here. The room has a full kitchen, which was nice but in need of upgrading. The bathroom was a strange layout with no counter space and a cheap tiny shower stall. Not what you would expect in a hotel marketed as funky and upscale.

The patio for this room was also an afterthought. It was dirty and run down with a missing screen on the door to the bedroom. The door itself also stuck, so was not easy to open. In the patio area were two metal chairs and a table with peeling paint, a broken fountain, dying plants from the lack of light, and exposed utilities.

WIFI never worked right either. It got annoying to complain about every day.

To the hotel’s credit they were open to our suggestions and feedback through an on-line survey. They even gave us a token credit as they agreed with the shortcomings of this unit. It was not worth the money we spent unfortunately. Hope to see the remodel and more accurate photos of each room on their site.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Paia Inn
Address: 93 Hana Hwy, Paia, Maui, HI 96779
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Paia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Paia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Paia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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Paia Hotel Paia
Paia Inn Maui

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