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Kaanapali Ocean Inn

2780A Kekaa Dr Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1927
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#30 of 32 hotels in Lahaina
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Lahaina, Kaanapali Ocean Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Kaanapali Ocean Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Lahaina. Rooms at Kaanapali Ocean Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and a lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Kaanapali Ocean Hotel, parking is available. If you like Thai restaurants, Kaanapali Ocean Hotel is conveniently located near Thai Food by Suri. Best of all, Kaanapali Ocean Inn makes it easy to experience many great Lahaina attractions like Launiupoko Beach Park, Ukumehame Beach Park, and PoHaku Park, which are some popular parks. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Kaanapali Ocean Inn is sure to make your visit to Lahaina one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Tennis court offsite
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, German and 1 more
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Brett M wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed there for just one final evening in Hawaii. The room had a nice king bed, sweet lanai with a gorgeous view of the ocean, nice vanity mirror in bathroom, room service for dinner, and a nice little view of the Luau show in the evening. A bell desk worker also helped carry our huge bags to the third floor, which was very helpful. The walls were unfortunately pretty thin, so my wife and I could hear casual conversation from our neighbors’ room. Check-in and check-out was easy. The beach had amazing sand and pleasant waves, and my wife and I laid on the beach at night and stared at the stars for two hours. So peaceful. I’d stay here again for 1-3 nights!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved our location! We hope that you can join us for a longer stay in the future!
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Bseblgrl3 wrote a review Oct 2021
Seattle, Washington74 contributions57 helpful votes
This “vintage” hotel could be so cool, but unfortunately it lacks some key elements that any hotel should possess: cleanliness, safety, amenities, & quiet. Everything from the shower curtain to the floor to the bedspread was either filthy with questionable brown stains or holes. None of the lamps or lights worked as they were not plugged in and I could. It find an outlet to do so if I wanted. With only 1 restaurant, you must absolutely make a Rez if you want to eat here- I was solo and they could not accommodate me. Most alarming was the housekeeping staff who tried to enter my room while I was showering - no knock knock “housekeeping” just a loud slam trying to open my door. To say I was alarmed is an understatement. The cherry on top was that the luau is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the Inn - no room is safe from the pounding of drums. When you come from the east coast like me and you’re crazy jet lagged, drumming until 8:30 pm is not appreciated. I genuinely hate writing reviews like this because the staff is wonderful - polite, attentive, quick. The facility they are managing for is just…old. I do not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 12 Oct 2021
Thank you for your recent feedback concerning your stay at Kaanapali Ocean Inn. We are extremely sorry to hear about your negative experience and even more sorry to have disappointed you. We try to maintain the highest standards of service but clearly that is not what happened here. We will forward your concerns to the management team.
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Maggie P wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Friends of mine from Wyoming arrived on their first visit to Maui on 8/28. Because they arrived a day early they could not check into my timeshare the fort night. Part of the family stayed at my house and part stayed at the Kaanapali Ocean Inn. All of us what pleasantly surprised with the beauty and cleanliness of the entire grounds and of the room that 4 of the family were assigned to stay. This hotel is hidden between the Castaway Restaurant and the Royal Lahaina Resort. It is not a newer hotel on the island. It has been given some bad reviews. I’ve been on island for the better part of eight years and did not even know about this hotel. It is hidden right next to the luau grounds, presented on the property of the Royal Lahaina. Maybe some of the people who reviewed the hotel had a bad experience. The experience of my friends at this resort was incredibly good. The professionalism and friendliness at the front desk. The bellmen, the valet and all the staff & their assistance was over the top! We all express our gratitude for that ‘Aloha’ and the safety & beauty of this property that was presented on this first night on Maui. Mahalos!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 31 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are so happy to read that you and your family had a lovely stay with us. Our staff works hard to provide the best of service to our guests and so it is so nice to read that you were impressed with our professionalism and friendliness. We hope that you had an unforgettable stay in Maui and will join us again in the future!
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Brigitte J wrote a review Aug 2021
Columbus, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
requested a first floor room for my 81 year old mother, get to the hotel, they put us on the 3rd floor, 3 flights of stairs, no elevator, and you check in at the royal lahina, they offered to put us in another room for more money, ok, you pay a forture to go there anyway and they stick a 81 year old woman in a 3rd floor room, no air and 3 flights of stirs to climb , and then they want more money, i'll never go back
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: if you can afford to stay elsewhere i would,
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Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Thank you for providing your feedback! We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience of being on the 3rd floor. We understand your concerns however please keep in mind that the Inn is a two story walk-up, with rooms beginning on the second floor. There is no elevator. This is listed on our website directly. We never want any guests, especially elderly, to be inconvenienced and would have been happy to inform you directly of what we offer. If we had any rooms available on the second floor we would have placed your room there however it was simply not possible as all rooms were occupied. We have staff on hand that would be happy to assist with your luggage and to ensure that we make the trip as seamless as possible. Please feel free to speak to the front desk whenever you need assistance.
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Lindsay A wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay at the KOI! The staff we very welcoming as our flight came in late. We were led to our parking spot and the staff brought us right to our room aiding with our luggage at 11pm! The room was very clean and enjoyable. We were Oceanside and loved waking up to the ocean breeze and sunrise! We had our coffee each morning on the Lanai, the full moon was gorgeous!! There is no AC but they did have 2 fans. It got pretty hot, we kept our screen door open at all times! When in the room we would open the main door to cool it down and create a draft. The housekeepers were so kind as well. It was great to use the resort amenities— the beach bar was fun! We rented a cabana and snorkels, super convenient near the hotel. We also got to enjoy the Luau music each night from our lanai! If you are looking for an affordable place this is great! Not fancy but all you do is sleep when not on the beach and exploring!! Mahalo !
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from HHR CRES, Guest Services / Front Office at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Thank you for sharing! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved your lanai! It is true that the room gets hot right now due to the lack of A/C but that the breeze from the ocean helped. We are happy to read that our staff provided great service. We hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Maui!
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US$160 - US$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ka'anapali Beach (1.0 km), Kahekili Beach Park (0.4 km), and The Spa at Black Rock (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pulehu, An Italian Grill, Castaway Cafe, and Pailolo Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kaanapali Ocean Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kaanapali Ocean Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kaanapali Ocean Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Kaanapali Ocean Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (6.1 km), Lahaina Jodo Mission (5.6 km), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (6.4 km).