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Kaanapali Ocean Inn

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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 1 km
7Attractionswithin 1 km
69Room tips
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I stayed here with my family for four nights and it was truly the worst, most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed at in my life. I am puzzeled on how they are still allowed to operate as a hotel. It is extremely run down. The smell of mold and dampness hits you as soon as you
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Arrived at 3.15 unable to check in until 4.00pm. The accommodation is next to the Royal Lahaina with the use of their facilities, restaurants etc. Was upgraded !! to an front ocean view (from side ocean view) which had incredible views of the beach north and south. Small
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha Karen, We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our check-in time is 4 pm but we can store luggage while guests wait for their room to be ready. We do have cottage rooms with kitchens at the Royal Lahaina, however we do not have any at the Inn. We love that you were able to whale watch from your room and fall asleep to the ocean waves. We hope that you can stay with us again for another pleasant stay. We would be happy to help you book a room that is suitable to your needs. Mahalo, Zareena
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We booked to stay here but on check in were very lucky to be offered free upgrade to resort tower room, we took the room move after seeing both rooms. The Ocean Inn building is run down and smells damp, the walls are damaged/peeling in some places. The Ocean View room we’d
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and fellow travelers. We are extremely sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience and even more sorry to have disappointed you. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us the opportunity to see where we can improve our guests overall satisfaction. Being a tropical destination, we do our absolute best to not have any bugs, insects, etc. and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention while you were here with us so we may address the issue. We pride ourselves on legendary service in all areas of the hotel, and we are very sorry these expectations were not exceeded during your stay with us. We are an older inn and are in the process of making improvements. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us at our sister property. Mahalo Tara
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Nice, budget friendly option for your stay at the beach of Kaanapali. This is the older building on the Royal Lahaina resort. It is a bit older, but rooms are spacious and clean. Quality of the bed and shower is OK. We could see the whales (in January) from our balcony. Ask
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Team at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Thank you for your review! You are correct, we are an older property, but we keep all rooms clean and comfortable. We are very happy that you enjoyed the view and were able to whale watch from your lanai! The view is the best from the Inn, you can't beat the proximity to the water! We hope that you can return for another magical stay in the future! Mahalo, Zareena
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Great location right on the oceanfront with rocking chairs and sounds of endless ocean waves and great sunset views. You have access to all amenities at the Royal La Haina resort. However the room smells musty, the bed is hard, the pillows are flat, the carpeting is worn, the
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Response from HHR_CustomerService, Customer Satisfaction Specialist at Kaanapali Ocean Inn
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Aloha Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are happy to see you were able to enjoy the great sunset views and the ocean waves. We are sorry to read you did not enjoy the room, we are in the process of making improvements to our hotel. We would be honored to welcome you again. Warmest Aloha Tara
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No there are no renovations going on. My guess is maybe they will tear down the hotel and rebuild or use the land to improve they Luau venue since it is right next to the Luau and looks like it could be upgraded. Only my guess!!
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Aloha Yes there are designated smoking area at the hotel. Mahalo Tara - Customer Satisfaction Specialist
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Yes. $15/day for self park and $20/day for valet
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Is the beach swimmable ?
Aloha. Yes, Kaanapali Ocean Inn fronts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and generally the water is very calm and great for swimming. There are no barricades between the hotel and the beach. Mahalo
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We have stayed twice in the ocean front rooms on the third floor. I have never seen a roach not have I had a problem with a musty smell. Granted we did not run AC and we usually had the slider open to let the ocean breeze in. I like the proximity to the ocean, the view and the price. This hotel is not for everyone but if you are ok with basic lodging in a great location then this is a good place.
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"Unit 1623 (or other units facing ocean) great views"
"South rooms face the Luau grounds loud music each night til 9 or so. All rooms are on the second or third floor."
"Buliding is next to the nightly Luau. get rooms with Lanais facing away from the luau. Noise becomes was minimal . 2nd floor only for views"
"You WILL hear the luau every night if you stay at the Ocean Inn."
"Ocean-facing rooms are farther from luau noise"
US$ 161 - US$ 277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesHawaiiMauiLahaina
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