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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We loved the views! It's tough to beat how this hotel is right next to the ocean. The views were beautiful and it was great to sit on the balcony and watch the ocean while you ate breakfast or to be able to enjoy a sunset. The staff were friendly and the free parking was a plus.

Thank David O
Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

David; We could not have said it better the views and the oceanfront location are one of our best features. I am so happy you were able to take advantage of the full kitchen and ocean front lanai . One of our favorite perks is " No Resort Fees". The staff strive to make each visitors stay an enjoyable experience.... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 6 nights staying in 608, glass enclosed lanai meant we could comfortably sit and enjoy the glorious view anytime, even though the weather was quite windy. Well appointed 1 bedroom and i believe we couldnt have gotten better value anywhere else on this strip. Would definely book again.

Thank rubytas
Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha; We could not be happier that you enjoyed the beautiful corner unit 608 the full kitchen and the outstanding view of the coastline and the islands of Molokai and Lanai can't be beat. When you are ready to return we will be waiting with a return guest discount. Give our reservation staff a call directly or book on our... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed in a 1-bedroom condo that we booked through Donna Bender of MauiCalls. Donna gave us her Local Girl’s Guide to Maui to take with us. The ocean views and sunsets were breath taking. We were there in Feb and could see tons of whales while enjoying breakfast on the Lanai or after using the BBQ grill and having... More 

1 Thank Romemarcia
DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my pleasure arranging your stay at Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed the breathtaking views of the ocean, the islands of Lanai and Molokai and the sunsets between them. Making it even more special is watching whales from your lanai. Eating meals and relaxing on your lanai is one of Maui Kai's best attractions. When you're ready... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I loved staying at Maui Kai! We booked a studio unit at Maui Kai through owner Donna Bender. Our deck/patio overlooked the ocean, and there was a small table to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset! I adored waking up to those views. The snorkeling in the area was superb, too! I saw my first sea turtle... More 

Thank Jen M
DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Jen! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at Maui Kai. Drinking in the gorgeous oceanfront views and watching the sunset from your Maui Kai lanai with a glass of wine or a mai-tai is a favorite activity of our guests. How exciting that you saw your first sea turtle during your stay! The calm ocean in the morning... More 

DFW area
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144 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed four nights at the Maui Kai. We booked through an owner but the front desk has the option to put you in any available condo. So while the pictures of the unit we viewed was of an updated high floor unit, what we got was an outdated lower floor unit. The pictures of the beach out front of... More 

2 Thank TexanDFWarea
mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm sorry your stay did not live up to expectations. As you were aware, the exact unit you were looking at was not available for your dates and our partner rental program does not guarantee specific units for stays less than 5 nights, which are only booked by category. You were assigned a very popular oceanfront one bedroom corner... More 

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Booked this place for a late honeymoon and after visiting Mexico and Cozumel I would say the condo option is the way to go for Maui. Full kitchen and ocean is a stone throw away. Best budget option if you want to chill.

Thank Brandon T
Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

We love having people come in and really enjoy the condominium experience and the absolutely unforgettable view from the property. We hope to see you again soon for your anniversary? Give us a call or go on line to the Maui Kai web site for the best available rates. Thank you, Mike Burr More 

Amherst, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I spent many many hours trying to find the perfect location and we did it. We booked through art and Sophie Maui kai 806 and they were great. Unbelievably responsive while searching and gave us the good advice to get a corner unit. The unit itself is nice but unremarkable. A touch dated but clean and comfortable. What is over... More 

1 Thank Chris C
mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Chris, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to make help make booking process easy and get you into one of our available corner condo units. As you say, there is nothing like an ocean breeze and the sound of waves when you are so close to the ocean. Let Sophie or I... More 

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106 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed in a corner unit for six nights. The service was outstanding, the property is in very good condition and is well maintained. Definitely worth it's 4+ star rating. The room was spacious, very comfortable, well equipped and clean. The location is great being right on the coast and local facilities (e.g. supermarkets etc.). Lahaina is a 10 minute... More 

1 Thank SydneyStuart
Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and awesome review. Our location, staff and view are well worth the trip. We are so happy your vacation was wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. See our web site for special deals or call us directly anytime. Mahalo, More 

Bedford, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We booked a 2-bedroom suite (units 507-508) at Maui Kai through Donna Bender. Best thing about this condo is the million-dollar view that is superior to much more expensive hotels. In the Kaanapali area, most hotels are set a way back from shore, so you get a partial ocean view. At Maui Kai, you are literally steps away from the... More 

1 Thank D0n_V
DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha! It was my privilege arranging your stay at Maui Kai. I'm glad you enjoyed the million-dollar oceanfront view, which every Maui Kai unit has. Corner units like your 2-bedroom have a view straight out at the ocean and and down the coastline. I'm glad your 2-bedroom consisting of a 1-bedroom corner unit with an attached studio, both with full... More 

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My wife and I just returned from 15 glorious days in Maui. We had the good fortune to stay in room 406 at the Maui Kai. The view off the Lanai is as good as it gets anywhere in Maui. It was sometimes hard to tear ourselves away from the Lanai to enjoy all of the activities available to Maui... More 

Thank Michael B
Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha; We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in one of our best rate junior suites unit 406. With the lanai only 20 feet from the beautiful blue pacific, beautiful sunsets, abundant sea life and the peace are hard to resist. We look forward to having you return to Maui Kai 406 sometime very soon. Mahalo, More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: RM1,200 - RM1,654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“All rooms have an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles kelliv01, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Select a higher floor for the best whale watching”
 of 5 bubbles kathyapp, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You can pay a bit extra and choose your room. I would suggest doing that. Anything above the fourth floor would be our choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Suzanne319721, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every condo is ocean front. You really can't pick a bad room.”
  • Right on the water.
  • Can't beat that view!
  • The condo from the kitchen.
 of 5 bubbles kenrB3343OS, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“take the one with ocean view. worth it”
 of 5 bubbles bakesh2016, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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