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Review of Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

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Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Lahaina
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Spokane, WA
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“Nice property however...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Whaler is a great property with a fantastic location on a beautiful beach...however, be aware of one major problem when renting. There is a group of condo owners who break one of the rules every day...one or two or more of them will save at least a dozen or more pool lounges every morning by placing a towel on each of them. These are often left on past the 30 minute limit without anyone using them. The Whaler's Apartment Owners' Association rules state "...no owner or guest may reserve chaise lounges for any length of time...". Management is aware of this problem but either can't or won't do any thing about it - Apparently these owners aren't required to follow their own rules! This limits the number of chaises available for the paying guests who would also like to enjoy the pool area.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

If its the location you are looking for - this is it. Kaanapali beach - the whaler village - the black rock. Amazing.

Studio style bedroom - full kitchenette - in room safe - balcony. What I thought was missing was - in room - laundry. they did have laundry available at $1.50 a load...

Parking cost was 12.00 a day - however, when the covered garage was full, you are then asked to park in the employee lot/overflow lot by the gate - not a bad walk if its nice out - not enjoyable when it was rainy.

Would stay here again - rooms were clean. But most likely will try a new location - the next time in maui!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We had 2 units in the south tower on the 8th floor. The two bedroom unit was at the end of the building away from the water but was still called ocean view. The construction elevator ran up the side of the building attached to the balcony of the unit. During the week, the elevator was in constant use with construction noise all during the day. The unit, 873, was very spacious and in pretty good shape. Our one bedroom unit was 859 and closer to the water. Originally the 2 bedroom unit was a garden view in the north tower. We upgraded at a cost of $100/night to be in the same tower and on the same floor.
Views from the units were nice, however they overlooked the Whaler Village shops next door. Barbeque facilities were somewhat inadequate. There were 2 by the pool and 3 in the other corner of the property and all seemed to be in use at dinner time. Kitchens in the units were adequate but some were in need of an update.
Location is great but you had to go to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel or Whaler Village for food, drinks or entertainment.

Room Tip: As far as I know, we were not able to designate tower, floor or room location when we made the reser...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank rkatao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Two week stay in Tower One- Room 1103 (the renovated side). Ocean view was wonderful. Full kitchen in a studio suite was just right for my wife and I. Each night we left the lanai doors open and went to sleep to the sound of the waves on the beach. In the morning we would wake to the sounds of the ocean and the birds in the courtyard. The lanai was a great place to sit in the morning have coffee, breakfast watch the catamarans on the beach. The pool area was a great place to soak up the sun and cool off in the water. Towels provided. The promenade along the beach was a good walk in the morning. Nearby Lahaina had good grocery stores, shopping and restaurants (Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gumps, and many more). Beaches are great for snorkel;ling, swimming and paddle boarding. Nearby Whaler's Village had good places to eat (our favorites Hula Grill and Leilani's). Only concern. The place is pricey for an extended stay and the parkade was frequently full. To go out in the evening usually meant return to no place to park. Not good as we paid $12 per day for parking.

Room Tip: Upper floors are ocean views lower floors are garden views. Both nice. Tower two under noisy renovat...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Just got back and the South tower is still under serious construction. Scaffolding, beeping, less parking etc. Weird experience, black rock was closed due to a boat wreck, south tower room was uacceptable due to construction, just generally weird. They switched us to a north tower room (that was awesome RM 723 ) for 75$ more a night. Which in Hawaii terms after taxes means 100$ a night, but kind of, almost worth it as it was great. The trip booking gals are super. Picked great events for us and got us good prices.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

Property: Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach
Address: 2481 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1910
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Lahaina
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lahaina
#7 Family Hotel in Lahaina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lahaina
Price range (per night): ₹ 19,783 - ₹ 30,918
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive luxury condominium boasts an idyllic location on Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach across from two championship golf courses and minutes from Lahaina. Each spacious unit features a full kitchen and a spectacular view. A beachfront pathway and private access allows guests easy entry to adjacent Whalers Village's 65 shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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