$162 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 25, 2014 Check-out: Aug 26, 2014

Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

3 stars
45 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
450 reviews
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

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  • Jun 18, 2014
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  • Maui Sunseeker
  • Dec 20, 2013
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.
Policies and fees

The hotel will undergo exterior renovations from 2 Sept to 2 Nov 2014, which will include installing new roofing on the Dolphin and Emerald Buildings and a spalling project on the Aloha Tower. Refurbishment works will be done during weekdays from 8 AM to 3 PM. During this period, the oceanfront pool will be closed.

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

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

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Hotel Map

20.9361 -156.6906
Area served
Lahaina-Maui, HI
Nearby airports
OGG - Kahului and JHM - Kapalua
Area description
On Kaanapali Beach (in the Kaanapali Resort area with on-site shuffleboard), you'll choose from nearby activities including, bike rentals, luaus, snorkeling, windsurfing, Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch and championship golf courses. Please note we offer free shuttle service to Kaanapali resort area shopping and activities.

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 (450)

Ratings and reviews for Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
450 out of 450
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carol the Traveller
Santa Cruz, California
May 15, 2012

Perfect place to relax

This is one of the few (or only?) low-rise hotels on Kaanapali beach, so if you stay in one of the 2-story rooms, it feels very homey. From the first floor rooms, you can actually walk from your lanai in your bare feet out onto the grass and down to the beach or pool. The restaurant serves excellent and reasonably priced meals, and you can eat outdoors, almost on the beach. Location is wonderful--a short walk to many other hotels or to the catamaran sunset cruise. And the Kaanapali Trolley comes every 1/2 hour to take you (for free!) to Whaler's Village for shopping and more dining options! We've stayed here several times, and will return again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take one of the catamaran sunset cruises! Especially if there is some rain, because then you will see rainbows!

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rob and Kimbo
San Diego, CA
May 11, 2012

Awesome!

Hotel was awesome! Located right on the beach, close to black rock for great snorkeling. Staff was friendly and accomidating. We requested to switch rooms a few days into our trip due to neighbors with noisy kids playing outside and we were immediately taken care of. Room had a fully stocked kitchen and an awesome balcony. Free easy to access Wi-Fi. Wonderful way to spend our honeymoon Overall awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Castaway Cafe on the property is a great spot with reasonable prices, delish food, and a beautiful view!

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ecoman
Dallas
Apr 21, 2012

Best Place in Maui

This is the best place in Maui. The grounds, the staff, the location is all amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach is great for smokers

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Enya
San Antonio, TX, USA
Apr 11, 2012

LOVED THE LOCATION

We had a great experience with the room (size) and staff. However when it came to cleaning the room, one of the house keepers did not provide extra towels and didn't pick some up from the floor and didn't make the bed correctly. Other than that it was a great place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

loved shopping at Whalers Village and in Lahaina!!

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hermosa Beach, CA
Apr 10, 2012

Great location -- not fancy

We like this hotel because it is near the end of Ka'anapali Beach and it doesn't get a lot of foot traffic from people passing through. It's got a great swimming beach and two of the best snorkelling spots are ateps away. The rooms are a little dated...but they are comfy and adequate. They have kitchens and there are bbq's located near the condos. The Castaway restaurant is a friendly, neighborhood-type bar/restaurant that has good food and drinks...and even a happy hour!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Local markets have the best local fish and produce so that you can cook your own meals and save $$$,.

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
UsuallyNotSoSour
Portland, OR, USA
Mar 22, 2012

LOUD neighbors until MIDNIGHT - staff SHRUGGED!

we stayed in a lawn level condo. very dated decor with threadbare feel. had neighbors above us feeding birds daily, so the birds were at our feet at our table. neighbors next door threw parties outside until 11:00pm (the hotel info said "very quiet hours" begins at 9:00pm) . front desk sent security twice to no avail, then said they could do no more, exept give me the local police. are you kidding? last thing i would do would be to harrass the local police! VERY SINKING, ALONE, FEELING! if this is the emotion you are seeking on your vacation, stay at this ASTON resort!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

BOX JELLY FISH - we together swam into a box jelly fish (didn't see it) sting was 4 hours of agony then tapering off over 24 hrs - intense experience, but didn't keep us out of the water later! FIRST AID TIP: generous white vinegar application keeps remaining nematocysts from firing. also, apply shaving cream and shave area to remove imbedded nematocysts. take benedryl, pain meds, keep laughing.

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SanjayJ
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Mar 13, 2012

Good value, close to the awesome Kaanapali beach

We had a great time at the Maui Kaanapali Villas and stayed there for 1 week. We had 2 small kids and it is located closed to the beach which was great. It is bare bones in terms of amenities which is probably why it is on the cheaper side. The kitchen was very helpful and we prepared some meals in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoaoF
Portland, OR, USA
Feb 12, 2012

very good amenities

amenities are really good, I would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

I would recommend pacific foundation for the whale watching tour

Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dr breau
calgary, canada
Jan 31, 2012

sweet escape!

it was great! everything you could ever need is right there. it's definitely an older crowd, but we just had some romantic alone time because of the age gaps. very friendly staff. beautiful beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leteg
NY
Jan 23, 2012

Pleasant stay next to the ocean

The outdoor garden is beautiful and well maintained. The greatest advantage of this hotel was the location.. Just steps away from the beach. The staff is ok. My suggestion to anyone planning to stay, to ask for a premium room. We stayed in 3 different rooms in the corse of our stay.. We found the studio room much too cluttered, wasn't able to have the peace of mind we would expect when on vacation.. Plus the everything was old except for kitchen and vanity. We loved the 1 BR Garden view, which was spacious and very comfortable- It seemed to have been newly renovated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Helicopter ride to neighboring island.. Amazing!

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