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Maui Hotel Guide

The 15 Best Hotels In Maui, Hawaii

Last Updated on July 13, 2024 ⋅ Written by Vanessa Howard ⋅ Edited by Laura Schulthies

Maui Hotels Guide: The Best Hotels In Maui Hawaii
Maui Hotels Guide: The Best Hotels In Maui Hawaii

Welcome to Maui

Welcome to Maui, the second-largest Hawaiian island known for its breathtaking beaches, picturesque landscapes, and rich culture. With a vast array of accommodation options available, choosing the right hotel can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate through the top hotels on the island. Whether you’re looking for a luxury resort or a budget-friendly option, Maui has it all. Let’s dive in and explore many of the best Maui hotels.

Welcome to Maui, the second-largest Hawaiian island known for its breathtaking beaches, picturesque landscapes, and rich culture. With a vast array of accommodation options available, choosing the right hotel can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you navigate through the top hotels on the island. Whether you’re looking for a luxury resort or a budget-friendly option, Maui has it all. Let’s dive in and explore many of the best Maui hotels.

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  West Maui

West Maui was once the capital of the island, but today it’s known for gorgeous sunsets, great shopping, and delicious dining. Take the Honoapiilani Highway to get around the western side of Maui. West Maui is known for its abundance of spectacular resorts. Check out Kapalua for amazing golf courses and a quieter atmosphere with understated elegance. 

  Central Maui

Home of Maui’s major airport, Kahului Airport, most visitors will begin their vacation on the island here. One of the top attractions in the region is Iao Valley State Park. Here you can hike to one of Maui’s many iconic landmarks, the Iao Needle. Head to Kahului if you want to shop in Maui’s largest mall. The world famous Road to Hana also begins in Kahului. 

  South Maui

The south coast of Maui has the sunniest and driest weather on the island. There are miles of gorgeous coastline with soft sand and beautiful blue water. Keep an eye out for whales when you are near Maalaea Bay. Wailea has world-class golf courses and upscale dining and resorts. 

  Upcountry

Upcountry Maui has golden beaches and misty mountains surrounding the famous Haleakala National Park. Haleakala is the island’s highest peak, and also its most beautiful. The region is also known for farming both taro and sweet potatoes, and you can tour farms for a closer look at the process. You can also enjoy Maui-made wine or check out the rustic Kula and Makawao areas. Don’t forget to take in an epic sunrise east of Haleakala! 

  East Maui

Roadside pineapple stands, lush tropical rainforests, and plunging cliffs abound in East Maui. Home of the legendary Hana Highway that is consistently ranked among the top scenic drives in the world. The highway begins in Kahului in Central Maui before winding through the northern coast for 52 miles. Another gorgeous landmark in East Maui is the Pools of Oheo. 

  West Maui

West Maui was once the capital of the island, but today it’s known for gorgeous sunsets, great shopping, and delicious dining. Take the Honoapiilani Highway to get around the western side of Maui. West Maui is known for its abundance of spectacular resorts. Check out Kapalua for amazing golf courses and a quieter atmosphere with understated elegance. 

  Central Maui

Home of Maui’s major airport, Kahului Airport, most visitors will begin their vacation on the island here. One of the top attractions in the region is Iao Valley State Park. Here you can hike to one of Maui’s many iconic landmarks, the Iao Needle. Head to Kahului if you want to shop in Maui’s largest mall. The world famous Road to Hana also begins in Kahului. 

  South Maui

The south coast of Maui has the sunniest and driest weather on the island. There are miles of gorgeous coastline with soft sand and beautiful blue water. Keep an eye out for whales when you are near Maalaea Bay. Wailea has world-class golf courses and upscale dining and resorts. 

  Upcountry

Upcountry Maui has golden beaches and misty mountains surrounding the famous Haleakala National Park. Haleakala is the island’s highest peak, and also its most beautiful. The region is also known for farming both taro and sweet potatoes, and you can tour farms for a closer look at the process. You can also enjoy Maui-made wine or check out the rustic Kula and Makawao areas. Don’t forget to take in an epic sunrise east of Haleakala! 

  East Maui

Roadside pineapple stands, lush tropical rainforests, and plunging cliffs abound in East Maui. Home of the legendary Hana Highway that is consistently ranked among the top scenic drives in the world. The highway begins in Kahului in Central Maui before winding through the northern coast for 52 miles. Another gorgeous landmark in East Maui is the Pools of Oheo. 

Budget Hotels

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Maui Banyan Vacation Club

Price: $    Average Rating: 4/5

You’ll find the Maui Banyan Vacation Club in Kihei on the sunny south coast of Maui. You can enjoy the nearby golden sands of Kamaole Beach during your stay. Guests can choose between vacation and studio suites decorated in tropical island decor. Each room offers a balcony to take in the stunning views of Lanai and Molokai in the distance. Explore the natural beauty, relax on a quiet beach or enjoy Maui’s shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are also several championship golf courses nearby.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Kaanapali Maui at The Eldorado

Price: $$     Average Rating: 4.5/5

Kaanapali Maui at The Eldorado by Outrigger is the perfect base for easy walking to beach activities, the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course, Whalers Village shops, restaurants, and nightlife. These low-rise condos are spacious and comfortable, and each offers a furnished lanai with a garden or partial ocean view. In addition, the hotel features 3 beautiful swimming pools and a private beach cabana for enjoying the gorgeous coastal views. As a bonus, the house golf cart shuttles guests to the beach cabana at north Kaanapali Beach.

Maui Hotel Guide
Maui Hotel Guide

Howzit Hostels

Price: $        Average Rating: 4.3/5

Howzit Hostels is located in downtown Wailuku in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, only 5 miles from the airport. These hostels are clean, safe, secure and friendly, making them the perfect place to stay on a budget. Hostels are also a great way to meet new people! You can choose from a variety of private and shared accommodations. Join in fun events like karaoke, trivia nights, BBQs, and so much more! You will find it easy to relax, feel comfortable, and enjoy your stay at Howzit Hostels.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Peace of Maui

Price: $$     Average Rating: 4.3/5

At the Peace of Maui Bed and Breakfast, you are welcomed like family. Their goal is to make your stay as memorable as possible. This bed and breakfast offers several accommodations, including rooms in the lodge or the cottage, which provides more space. The covered deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the fantastic views of the West Maui Mountains and the ocean. Breakfast is self-serve and placed in your pantry each morning. Grab some oatmeal, granola bars, fruit cups, and seasonal fruit like bananas, papaya, star fruit, mango, and tangerines to get your day started. You can also get coffee, herbal tea and filtered water.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Kahana Villa Resort

Price: $$     Average Rating: 4/5

The Kahana Villa Resort is between Kaanapali and Kapalua on Maui’s world-famous west coast. Guests can choose from spacious one or two-bedroom suites with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a private lanai. Select rooms have incredible ocean views. Staying at this resort gives you easy access to various nearby beaches, fantastic restaurants, and fun activities. Kahana Villa offers you convenience, comfort, and that great Maui Aloha spirit that ensures you’ll enjoy your island time. 

Midrange Hotels

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Maui Kaanapali Villas

Price: $$$        Average Rating: 4.8/5

Consider the Maui Kaanapali Villas on Kaanapali Beach if you are looking for a beautiful beachfront hotel. These luxurious villas are located on 11 acres of exotic tropical gardens. Each room is meant to feel like home and offers a full kitchen and private balcony perfect for taking in those fantastic beach views. Kaanapali Villas Resort also has an on-site water activity center, 2 amazing oversized pools, and a free shuttle to the Kaanapali Resort area for shopping and activities. Make sure to stop by the poolside cafe for some light island cuisine and their expansive wine list.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort

Price: $$$       Average Rating: 4.6/5

Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort offers a unique experience thanks to its location directly on the beach. The resort even made the Top 10 Beach Front Hotels In The World by Frommers. The rooms at the resort open to an elevated lawn with a captivating view of Napili Bay, both the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and spectacular technicolor sunsets. The resort is located right on Napili Bay and offers easy access to warm golden sands and inviting blue waters. In addition, Napili Bay is a great place to snorkel on Maui, as reefs protect the beach from large waves and provide a sanctuary for colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, and beautiful coral.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Maui Kai

Price: $$$     Average Rating: 4.8/5

At Maui Kai on Kaanapali Beach, you can wake up to the sounds of the ocean and bright good morning vibes. The hotel offers a range of accommodations from junior suites to one and two-bedroom Oceanfront condos. Each air-conditioned accommodation offers a beautiful panoramic ocean view of the dazzling sea. The hotel is close to the action in Lahaina but tucked just far enough away, making it a peaceful, fun, and romantic place to stay in Maui. Enjoy fantastic restaurants, Whalers Village Shopping, and much more just minutes away.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Aston Kaanapali Shores

Price: $$$        Average Rating: 4.5/5

The Aloha spirit thrives at Aston Kaanapali Shores, located on Kaanapali Beach. The resort combines well-appointed and spacious suites with hotel-caliber services. Enjoy the beauty of expansive ocean views from your private balcony or lanai. Each room also features a full kitchen. Every Thursday evening, you can enjoy cultural programs such as Polynesian Revue or Craft Fair. On Tuesdays, the resort offers Hula and Ukulele lessons. Finally, make sure to dine at The Beach Club Restaurant & Bar, which features island cuisine and live music every Wednesday. Guests can also enjoy 2 swimming pools, a fitness center, and a tranquil spa.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

The Mauian Hotel on Napili Beach

Price: $$$        Average Rating: 4.5/5

Located on one of Maui’s most beautiful beaches on Napili Bay, the Mauian Hotel offers the peaceful island escape you’ve been dreaming of. The hotel has a variety of activities and quiet guest rooms without phones, stereos, or TVs. If you are looking for technological amenities while staying here, head to the Ohana Room to watch TV or to use the free WiFi. Enjoy a continental breakfast, lounge by the pool, or play shuffleboard at the oceanfront courts. A golf course and tennis courts are available at the Kapalua Resort. If you are looking for outdoor adventure, the area around the Mauian is filled with hiking trails and water sports.

High-End Hotels

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Paia Inn

Price: $$$     Average Rating: 4.4/5

Paia Inn is a small boutique hotel that gives a nod to Maui’s plantation days. This rustically charming hotel combines the past with contemporary island interiors. Each spacious room features a lush garden or a beautiful ocean view. Maui’s north shore is renowned for its pristine white sand beaches, lush waterfalls, and excellent cafes; the Paia Inn is the perfect base to explore it all. Visit the inn’s signature dining experience Vana, where you can enjoy craft cocktails or the sake list and Japanese-inspired Izakaya menu with sushi and tapas. Relax in the hotel’s private beach lounge with ice-cold coconut water or get out and learn to surf.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

The Plantation Inn

Price: $$$         Average Rating: 4.7/5

The Plantation Inn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the plantation-style architecture, décor, and modern amenities like a whirlpool hot tub. The inn offers a variety of accommodation options, including rooms and suites. Certain rooms offer lanais, jacuzzi tubs, and even private pools. Make sure to spend some time relaxing in the pool or hot tub. The Plantation Inn is located in historic Lahaina Town, less than two blocks from the famous Front Street, known for its restaurants, shops, and museums. Dine on a complimentary gourmet breakfast served each morning on the open-air veranda. * October 25: The Plantation Inn was sadly destroyed by the August 2023 Maui Wildfire and is closed indefinitely.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Price: $$$$        Average Rating: 4.8/5

Experience luxury at its finest at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, an open air beachfront resort. Each of the spacious rooms offers a private lanai with fantastic ocean views. You will be in the spirit of Aloha as you take in the fragrance of plumeria. Enjoy the adults-only infinity pool, massage at the tranquil spa, or tee off at several golf courses. If you want to explore Maui, the Four Seasons will help to customize your journey. Make sure to dine at one of the 7 delicious restaurants, including Spago, which offers Hawaiian and California fusion cuisine.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

Hana Maui Resort

Price: $$$$      Average Rating: 4.6/5

The Hana-Maui Resort is a great base to explore the Road to Hana, the perfect blend of coastal charm, gorgeous scenery, and Maui’s aloha spirit. There is room for everyone at this resort, with the option of rooms, suites, and full-family residences. Certain rooms offer ocean views, and all come with a private lanai where you can relax in the warm Hawaiian sunshine and take in a striking sunset. The all inclusive package amenities include three chef-prepared meals and a $175 credit for a spa treatment. Enjoy 2 outdoor swimming pools, including an infinity pool surrounded by palm trees that overlooks Hana Bay. Dine at one of the 3 restaurants and bars at the Hana-Maui Resort, including The Hana Ranch.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

OUTRIGGER Ka'anapali Beach Resort

Price: $$$$          Average Rating: 4.5/5

You will immediately feel the warmth of genuine Hawaiian hospitality at OUTRIGGER Ka’anapali Beach Resort, located right on the famous Ka’anapali Beach. Each premium room boasts modern features interwoven with traditional Hawaiian culture. You will have a garden or ocean view that you can take in from your private balcony or lanai. Make sure to dine at the new oceanfront restaurant, Huihui, which offers creative island cuisine. Enjoy daily Hawaiian cultural activities, relax on the beach or by the pool, or snorkel in the clear Hawaiian waters. The hotel is also a short stroll from multiple shopping, dining, and recreational options.

Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.
Maui Hotels. The Best Hotels In Maui.

The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua

Price: $$$$       Average Rating: 4.6/5

Kapalua is Hawaiian for “arms embracing the sea,” and The Ritz-Carlton Maui Kapalua embraces island-inspired luxury in all its glory. The resort is surrounded by expansive natural preserves and two protected marine sanctuaries. Guest rooms, suites, and residences feature decor that embraces Maui’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Each room offers a spacious lanai with a nature preserve or an ocean view. You can spend days at the Ritz Carlton lounging on the beach, snorkeling with sea turtles, or soaring through the West Maui Mountains on a zipline. Enjoy two championship golf courses, have a rejuvenation spa experience, or discover new flavors from the locally sourced fare.

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