$261 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 26, 2015 Check-out: Jan 27, 2015

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

3 stars
45 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
280 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

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.
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.
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.

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 (280)

Ratings and reviews for Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
280 out of 280
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Simsbury, CT
Mar 16, 2010

Outstanding Location

Lots of golf and beach. Super access to both. Hotel guests are eligible for golf discounts at Kaanapali golf resort. Great beach access with sunsets 100 steps away. Extremely reasonably priced nice restaurant with good food and large portions on site with views of ocean a few steps away also. Not that you'd want to, but you could spend several days without leaving the grounds and not feel you missed anything. My wife and I are very active and this spot was a perfect home base to do all we wanted to. Swimming, golf, snorkeling very accessible and right off main road so getting around was easy. You could relax and just sit if you wanted to too. If you expect to be waited on hand and foot, maybe not your spot. But if you want an active Hawai'i experience with a quiet, clean, reasonable place to rest your head. this is it. I was on the tee by 630 every morning and was back in my room by 1030 every day after 18. My wife would sleep in and hit the beach. We'd grab a dip in the ocean, pool or hot tub(or all three), then catch a late breakfast or early lunch in on-site restaurant. Enough good selections to not repeat things as well. Then we'd go for a drive, go hiking, snorkeling in the afternoon and return and have a cocktail and watch sunset mere steps from our room, complete with whales showing off as well. Then a dinner and bed. Not far from the nightlife of Lahaina also. 10 minute ride to shopping and music.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chino Hills, CA
Aug 13, 2009

Great Vacation

This was our honeymoon, and we had such a fantastic time in Maui. The hotel was great, very clean, nice staff and the castaway cafe is great right on the beach. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boodman
Business
Wauwatosa, WI
Mar 21, 2011

Very Relaxing

We had a very quiet, relaxing time, just what we were looking for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
3 timer to Maui
Business
Ohio
Jun 29, 2009

Nice Stay

It was in a great location on west Maui and close to all the actvities in Lahaina and Kaanapali. The rooms were comfortable and cleaned daily. Check in and out were a breeze. There was free wireless internet available, too, but you had to pay 35 cents a page to print out any travel documents. Other than that, a great stay and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For a great meal, although a little pricey, make sure you go to Canoes--it is right on the end of Front Street in Lahaina. Awesome macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi. The Sheraton Luau is much better in food and entertainment than the Hyatt.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alla from Seattle
Business
Redmond, WA
Aug 1, 2011

Great family location

The hotel and location is great! We had a wonderful time. We like that was quiet in the hotel during night time and we feel safe and relax. This is the best place to stay in Hawaii!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bay Area, CA
Aug 5, 2009

Clean, comfortable, updated, & spacious

The hotel is nicely located on the Kaanapali beach. We chose a condo/hotel because it gives us more flexibility on meals because it has a full kitchen. We were able to go to the grocery store and pick up stuff for meals. We were very pleased w/ the entire set up - the unit was very clean and completely updated with hardwood floors, bamboo cabinets, granite counter tops, nice shower/bathroom, and island decor. The grounds were very well kept and we found that the trees/plants/grounds were better than some surrounding well-known, big-named hotels! The facility has a couple of inviting pools/spas, which were nice. But why sit by a pool, when the beautiful beach was just steps away? The price was definitely right! We were in Maui 4 years ago and stayed at a very nice B&B. It was a very unique, well-run, well-decorated, and beautiful B&B. We had access to the pool, the grounds, and the entire house, but couldn't access the kitchen. Breakfast was served between a certain time, which meant that you're kind of on a schedule... who really wants to be on a schedule when you're in Hawaii? This meant that having a kitchen allowed greater flexibility. Definitely go swimming in the ocean and rent some snorkel gear and walk over to Black Rock by the Sheraton and snorkel there. It is very accessible, but expect a crowd! There are plenty of other snokel spots on the island that any dive shop will point out. The only thing that we didn't like about our condo/hotel was that the HWY 30 was audible at times. Once the door was closed and the AC is on, then you really can't hear it. Fortunately, the lanai (patio) faces the gardens, so the building shielded most of the noise. Normal check out is noon, but we were able to request a later check out at 2pm because no one was checking into that room after us. Another plus!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jacks Mom
Business
San Francisco, CA
Aug 4, 2009

great condo resort

The location is perfect, great beach, perfect pool for kids - everything you need is right there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Monk1910
Business
San Francisco
May 26, 2011

Great place to relax

Nice place very close to the beach. The environment is very relaxed and the rooms are well kept. It is close to black rock beach and you can also snorkel on the beach in front of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
abd
Business
San Jose
Jun 7, 2010

Load of fun

clean modern and spacious room. Great Kaanapali location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Royal Lahina outside bar

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
portland, OR
Dec 22, 2009

one week is too short.....

great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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