There’s a good selection of Lahaina hotels and other types of Lahaina lodging at hand for vacationers who want to make the most of this historic town on the west coast of Maui. Given its lively nightlife that includes good opportunities for dining out, Lahaina is considered one of Maui’s attractions in itself. Hotels in Lahaina are accordingly impressive, although visitors looking for plush, upmarket hotels in Maui are best advised to stay in one of the nearby Kaanapali hotels. The two areas are only a mile or so apart, and as they are both on the Maui coastline, covering the distance on foot is easy and pleasant.
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
The priciest, most luxurious Lahaina lodging option is the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, which is one of Maui’s many excellent condo resorts. Situated right on the beach, it offers 199 rooms that boast either an oceanfront or mountainside view. Each and every room comes with air-conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a lanai, a private balcony that makes for great whale watching opportunities in those rooms with an ocean view.
Downtown Lahaina Hotels Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
As with all the Lahaina hotels, a stay at the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort helps travelers make the most of the many activities available on the nearby beach, such as swimming, windsurfing, and sunbathing. Hotels in Lahaina also make the most of nearby golfing facilities, while the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort offers its guests a tennis court should they prefer a racket to a set of clubs. Away from the sporting arena, the resort is also well-situated to offer access to other nearby attractions. Walk along historic Front Street and you’ll come across any number of restaurants, spas (there’s one directly next door), and the occasional art gallery.
While the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort advertises itself as a plantation-style establishment, the Lahaina Inn is probably as close as you’ll get to true plantation-era vacationing. This is a hotel that prides itself on its sense of place, and you need take only one look at its grand, dark-wood furniture and lanais replete with traditional rocking chairs to see that the pride is well placed. This is one of the smaller Lahaina hotels, offering ten guest rooms and two suites, all of which are decked out with the antique furnishings that make the Lahaina Inn what it is—an authentic and memorable place.
Hotels in Lahaina often offer deals in the offseason, and the Lahaina Inn is no different; it’s worth considering when to go to Maui in order to secure the best possible price. The inn also rents cottages in the neighboring areas of Kaanapali and Kihei. Secure one of these at a special rate, and you’re guaranteed a stay in one of the excellent and cheap Lahaina accommodations.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
Other Lahaina lodging tends to come in the form of glitzy hotel resorts a short distance up the coast at Kaanapali, where the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and the Aston Kaanapali Shores provide very luxurious accommodations next to the similarly impressive Kaanapali Beach. It’s worth looking into car rentals if you plan to stay in one of these and spend your days in Lahaina, or visit Maui attractions that are not within walking distance of your hotel.