$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 2, 2014 Check-out: Dec 4, 2014

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

3 stars
45 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
278 reviews
Perfect place to stay

This is the best hotel in Maui in my opinion. Not too crowded, perfect Kaanapali beach, close to... See full review

  • Andrew 9505
  • Nov 20, 2014
Best for the beach lover

The staff at this resort is so nice and the location is the best on Kaanapali. Best stretch of... See full review

  • ElijoSF
  • Nov 5, 2014
The Aston name is known for island hospitality across Hawaii, and the Aston Villas Hotel in Maui certainly fits the bill. The hotel's low-rise blocks overlook wooden walkways across seemingly infinite pools, fringed by the palm-laden shore of Kaanapali Beach. Suites and studios come equipped with a full kitchen and a private outdoor balcony. Down by the ocean, guests can sink their teeth into prime rib and sample the impressive wine list at the aptly-named Castaway Cafe, while enjoying the sunsets over Lanai and Molokai. Parents can play shuffleboard while the kids take ukulele lessons and learn how to make a lei at the Camp Kaanapali children's program (at nearby Aston Kaanapali  Shores). Guests visiting from November to April should bring their best binoculars for whale-watching season.
Key facts
  • 260 guestrooms
  • 2 adult pools and a children's pool
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurants: Including Castaway Cafe
  • Day spa
  • ATM
  • Kids camp
  • Wi-Fi (fees may apply)
Neighborhood
Located among 11 acres of bright tropical greenery, the Aston Villas hotel sits on Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina, a former favorite of Hawaiian royalty and the heart of the lively West Maui region. Watersports, shops and restaurants are all located here, easily accessible from a tourist-friendly walkway running alongside the oceanfront resorts. Snorkel at northern Napili Bay, try kayaking and parasailing, or opt for the safe voyeurism of watching the graceful cliff divers at Puu Kekaa. Spend an afternoon wandering the old fishing port of Lahaina, five minutes away - stay until evening and you might see a more riotous side, plus copious amounts of feasting and entertainment at the Old Lahaina Luau on Front Street.
Hints and tips
  • Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas is best enjoyed as a quiet slice of paradise, but when you're yearning for adventure, use the resort's complimentary shuttle to pick up souvenirs at the open-air Whalers Village shopping center.
  • The athletically-inclined can enjoy eighteen holes at one of the nearby championship golf courses, or limber up on one of the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch's 11 courts.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas Rooms

Studio with kitchen Garden View
660 avg. sq. ft.-Studio suite features king bed, queen or 2 double beds and a sofabed. Includes central air conditioning, bathroom w/ tub or shower, iron/board, hair dryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, clock and cable TV.
Studio with kitchen Ocean View
660 avg. sq. ft.-Studio with queen bed, king bed, or 2 double beds and a sofa bed. Central air conditioning, bathroom with tub or shower, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffeemaker, dishes/cookware, and in-room safe.
One Bedroom Ocean Side Suite
1,260 avg. sq.ft.-One bedroom suite features king bed or queen and a sofabed. Includes central air conditioning, bathroom w/ tub or shower, sofabed, iron/board, hair dryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, clock and cable TV. Located in Ocean Side building (Dolphin or Emerald).
Hotel Room
520 avg. sq.ft.-Hotel room features either a king or queen bed. Includes central air conditioning, iron/board, hair dryer, refrigerator, coffee maker, in-room safe, clock and cable TV.
One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
1,260 avg. sq. ft.-One bedroom suite features king bed, queen or sofabed and 2 double beds or sofabed. Includes central air conditioning, bathroom w/ tub or shower, sofabed, iron/board, hair dryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, clock and cable TV.
Studio with Kitchen Ocean Side
660 avg. sq. ft.-Studio with queen bed or king bed, and a sofa bed. Located in Dolphin or Emerald Tower. Room name denotes location not view. Includes sofa bed, central air conditioning, bathroom with tub or shower, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, stove, coffeemaker, dishes/cookware, and in-room safe.
One Bedroom Garden View Suite
1,260 avg. sq. ft.-One bedroom suite features king bed, queen or 2 double beds and a sofabed. Includes central air conditioning, bathroom w/ tub or shower, sofabed, iron/board, hair dryer, kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, clock and cable TV.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Castaway Cafe
Cuisine Type Hawaii Regional and American, Casual Dress, Open Daily from 7am-9pm, Available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (278)

Ratings and reviews for Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
278 out of 278
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrew 9505
Business
San Jose, California
Nov 20, 2014

Perfect place to stay

This is the best hotel in Maui in my opinion. Not too crowded, perfect Kaanapali beach, close to Lahaina, beachwalk, shops. On-site restaurant is pretty good too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Castaway restaurant - it is located on the property, right on the beach.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jet jaguar
Business
Alaska
Nov 6, 2014

Off the Hook!

All the other hotels in the area are twice the price. This is a great hotel with a full kitchen, dishes, a sponge, & even dish soap. Cups, glasses, a full size coffee maker, full sized stove & refrigerator. 2 pools & jacuzzi's. 2 minute walk to the beach from even the furtherest room. Nice lanai. Like renting a full apartment with a maid. I walked over to the Sheraton & it's crazy crowded, and expensive. The beach isn't crowded in front of this place. Older people stay here but that's a good thing. No kids around. I'm 36, stayed with a girl, & it was great for adults who wanna drink and bone. Stay up!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ElijoSF
Business
San Franciso
Nov 5, 2014

Best for the beach lover

The staff at this resort is so nice and the location is the best on Kaanapali. Best stretch of beach for swimmers in front of the hotels and excellent snorkeling just 100 ft down the beach (better than Blackrock). The grounds are lovely and serene. This is one of the only hotels where you can see the beach from the beach chairs on the property. The rooms all include kitchens and are a great value. It's a condo hotel so each unit has it's own character (and some need some updating) but overall you always get excellent and free wireless connection, cable, and amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The 7 pools of Oheo are amazing. I would skip the road to Hana unless you plan to stay in Hana and the bike ride down Haleakala.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dave of Perth
Business
Honolulu
Oct 15, 2014

Best place to stay in Maui

Avoid the crowds at the big resorts and stay in a well equipped condo in a garden setting. We stayed in a first floor unit in coconut block. Balcony overlooking the smaller pool. Great staff, good kitchen facilities, free wifi, short walk to great beach with coral, turtles and lots of marine life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Best snorkelling is short walk N up beach, opposite the adjacent public park and opposite the Westin

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
viajeros ibericos
Business
New Jersey
Sep 27, 2014

Great hotel. Recommended

They offered us an upgrade and we ended on a studio. The room was amazing, big, nicely decorated, lot of light. The laundry for guests big and good operating hours. Pool nice and good open hours. Recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CiCi Bloom
Business
Bakersfield CA
Jun 18, 2014

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Just got back from a 7 day stay at the MKV! We LOVE this place for a million reasons, location!! 10 minutes by car to Lahaina, 20 minutes on foot to Whalers Shopping Village, 10 minutes on foot to the best snorkelling in front of another set of more pricey vacation rentals, short walk to Dukes restaurant, and literally footsteps away from property's own Castaway Cafe. This is our 4th stay here and you cannot ask for a cleaner, up to date, friendly condo set up!! Its not fancy and new but the staff is helpful, friendly, and treat you like family in a good way! The largest units you can rent are 2 bedrooms that sleep 6. We stayed in a studio garden that was just a nice! Fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, dishwasher!! Laundry facilities are on site and it is coin operated but so worth it!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Boss Frogs and rent your snorkel gear! You get a great price, thgy have prescription masks so you dont miss any fish and also rent boogie boards and can get you great deals on ziplining, luaus, boat trips and fishing! ( They are up front if the event has a time share pitched attached )

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
treelynn
Business
Hayden, Idaho
Apr 20, 2014

good location,good hotel

Some classed this hotel as being older. We had a decent room with a kitchenette. Yes, showed some wear-but they kept things so very clean. Great location and the rooms were nice enough to enjoy taking some R & R.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Shop at Times north of hotel. Bypass the Safeway. You will be disappointed. They sell green fruit that never ripens before your stay and airlines will not let you bring it home. Times sells ripe. -and at decent prices.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
with wife and 2 kids
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 4, 2014

Quiet, peaceful and scenic atmosphere.

Very nice quiet and peaceful environment. Big rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mrducks
Business
Broken Arrow, OK, USA
Mar 28, 2014

First time to Maui

The room we had smelled bad when we opened the door - probably due to the carpet. Mosquitoes and gnats were bad - also had some roaches. The fee for parking and amenities was something we never have to pay at other places we have stayed in Hawaii.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frozen Four
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Mar 25, 2014

Beautiful family getaway

Very nice place & good location that allows you access to all the gorgeous surroundings

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Do the time share presentation thru Wyndham to save the most on your excursions

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