Maui Beach Hotel

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by travellingdave on December 25, 2006

These standard budget Hawaiian-style accommodations are just minutes from Kahului Airport. Decent central location in Kahului, conveni, close to downtown Kahului. The property backs right onto the Pacific Ocean, and is well-landscaped, with many beautiful flowers filling the foyers, the grounds, and the lobby.

The hotel makes a great basecamp to explore the island of Maui because of its central location, proximity to the airport, and amazingly low prices.

The large, spacious rooms have good air-conditioning, but there are some pests like cockroaches which harbor underneath the beds. These luckily do not get into the bedding, but can be seen scurrying across the floor at night, and are somewhat harmless (though children will be frightened).

The rooms have comfortable bedding, with lovely down comforters, but you might not need them - Maui gets pretty hot. The rooms have a very nice wicker closet, adding a very exotic touch to the room. Television is equipped with a decent selection of cable channels, and there is a desk with telephone, though no Internet service.

The pool area is exquisite, right next to the full service restaurant. Feel free to take a dip here, but it might be problematic for the more self-conscious types, as restaurant patrons eye swimmers readily.

I wouldn't take my wife on my honeymoon here, since it is not classy and far from romantic, but if you are looking for budget accommodations in the heart of Maui, this is your best pick. The moderate $100 per night price tag is a steal for Maui, but you could find a lot better of a place for $20 more. If you don't need extra frills or luxuries, though, this is the place to be.

The service was good and cheerful, though checking in was a bit delayed, and felt as though we were in another country. Like most Hawaiian hotels, a free breakfast is out of the question here, but the on-site restaurant will whip you up some morning treats if need be.

Visit the hotel's website for more information:
Maui Beach Hotel
170 Kaahumanu Avenue
Maui, Hawaii

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