Ok, so Paia isn't big, but this place is in the middle of town and it's well positioned as a base for exploring.
We used it as a late night arrival place, not turning up until 11.30pm. We had a call from the desk at 10pm just as we landed, advising us that Although the desk was closing, someone would be there to greet us and indeed they were. We had room #1, which was great for late night arrival as only has a window in the bathroom, but worth noting if you are staying for longer and like natural light in the bedroom itself.
Room was well equipped with nice touches such as iPod docking station, good complimentary toiletries and, if you wanted it, apple TV.
The overall vibe of the place is 'smart traditional' or in the words of my wife, 'hippy chic'. Paia itself has some lovely old, western styled fronted buildings (pianolo in Hawaiin terminology) and the Paia Inn seems very much in keeping, yet adding a cool surf/beach feel too. Very relaxing.
Best bit about the place though? The snakey walk down to the beach. In 2 mins flat you are on a golden sandy beach, grab a deck chair on offer on the way past and you can have a swim before breakfast.
Cannot vouch for the food as we opted to have a stroll around the small town and found breakfast n our travels but it's served is small shady courtyard just off to the side. Looked pleasant enough, although menu seemed limited and cranky more expensive than we paid down the road.
Staff were extremely friendly and courteous.
What you might not like... Can't think of much really bar the lack of window in our room. I wouldn't want to spend more than a couple or nights here as there's not a lot to do in Paia itself, and there are better beaches elsewhere. But, this said, it's close to the airport so great for a first stop place and Paia is worth seeing as part of a Maui road trip I'd say.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The postcard perfection of Maui’s North Shore (white sand beaches, raging waterfalls, stylish cafes, and world-class surfers) just got even better with the opening of the Paia Inn. This beach town boutique inn seamlessly blends modern amenities with the historic character of its building. In a nod to the town’s plantation trade days, the building’s exterior has retained its charm with tin rooftops and rustic hues; yet, the interior mixes contemporary island furnishings with the chic lushness of the W Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paia Hotel Paia
- Paia Inn Maui