Maui Journals

Why They Call It Maui Wowie

A travel journal to Maui by ideagirl

Maui Vista Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Although a bit touristy, Maui is definitely the other side of Hawaii. If you're after more of a rural tropical feel, then a trip to Maui should be on your agenda.

Maui Vista

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Hotel | "Not all the rooms are Maui Wowie"

Maui Vista Photo, Maui, Hawaii
I hesitated to book a room at the Maui Vista. The reviews were so mixed, and the bad reviews so bad, that it just seemed too chancy. But the prices were outstanding--anywhere from $79 to $200 a night. Given a choice, I would rather stay in a comfortable, if less fancy, room and have more money for fun stuff. What to do?I started by researching thoroughly, and I found out that the units range in quality from horrible to pristine because they are individually owned. There is an on-site property management firm that rents a lot of the rooms for off-site owners, and from what I could tell, those seemed to be the rooms getting the bad reviews. After a lot of emails and phone calls to a lo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 28, 2010

Maui Vista
2191 S. Kihei Road
Maui, Hawaii

Days Inn Maui Oceanfront

Hotel | "Small and delightful, for a few nights, anyway"

I have stayed in some mighty small hotel rooms, but I think the Best Western in Kihei on Maui was the smallest room I have ever stayed in. That's not to say that it wasn't nice, but size-wise it left little to the imagination.I stayed here for one night while I was waiting to check into a condo for the rest of my stay. The room was a double with a king bed, and the bed filled up the whole room. There was enough space between the door and the bed for a chair, and enough room at the foot of the bed to walk to the other side of the room. Cozy, as you might imagine, but as I said, it was clean and the property was well maintained, with well-lit parking areas and a very friendly staff....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 28, 2010

Days Inn Maui Oceanfront
2980 S. Kihei Road
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753
(808) 879-7744