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Reviewed 29 July 2021

I'm almost hesitant to give a glowing review cuz then the secret would be out, but this place deserves the recognition. I realize that during this post pandemic time, Maui seems to be a top spot to escape to and the media keeps talking about the crowds, etc. However I never felt that type of impact by staying at this resort. The staff was attentive and kind. The rooms are beautiful and super clean (of course it's pretty new, so this should be expected), the location is SUPER close to the beach and within walking distance to shops, coffee, etc. But more importantly, the beds are comfortable (this is key for my family). We slept well. We will return :)

Date of stay: July 2021
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Christina Y, Guest Services / Front Office at AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2021

Aloha,

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you found our staff attentive and kind, our rooms beautiful and clean. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your return. As we say in Hawaii, "E Komo Mai" (until me we meet again)!

Mahalo,
AC Wailea 'ohana (family)

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Reviewed 27 July 2021

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Rooms are not fully cleaned - Please be sure to check your blankets and pillows when you check in.

Request all items when you check in and make sure you are checked in at the right room cause miscommunications happen at the front desk multiple times.

Guests who do not stay in suites do not deserve to have bathrobes.

Pool has been closed for the entire duration of my stay.

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staff members are super kind so I don’t want to blame them for all the mishaps.

You get what you pay for so you know where to/not to stay next time you visit.

Shopping and restaurants within walking distance - convenient location

Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christina Y, Guest Services / Front Office at AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear that you found our team members to be super kind and our location to be convenient in proximity to shops and restaurants.

We would like to take this time to address the unexpected pool closure. We were forced to close the pool for the day to address a safety concern that was caused by another hotel guest. In following proper safety protocols, the pool needed to be treated which does take time to ensure the water was balanced, safe and clean for everyone’s enjoyment. While we understand this was an inconvenience, it is mandatory as your safety and health is of the utmost importance to us.

We hope you will give us another chance on a future visit to Maui.

Mahalo,

AC Wailea ‘ohana

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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Being a Titanium member, I like to try out new properties and as the AC hotel opened up after many delays, I was eager to give it a try after staying five nights at Marriott resort property not far from the AC property in Wailea. I was surprised that the price point for the AC hotel was similar to oceanfront resorts on the island. The biggest design flaw is that the parking lot was placed in the front of the property, such that if you have an ocean view room, you are still overlooking a parking lot which detracts from the view overall. The concierge is on a part-time basis and when I inquired as to whether I could get any beach chairs/equipment, none was available. This is a huge deficiency when the beach is 5 minutes away and there is only one pool on-site. There are not enough lounge chairs by the pool with umbrellas and the umbrellas are not easy to move, so it is hard to get shade throughout the day. Dinner was a disappointment as well with a limited menu and no dessert options. Even as a Titanium member, you only get two bottles of water which is not replenished daily. Also, there was no lei greeting and no acknowledgement of milestone anniversary which we were celebrating (compared to other Marriott property which included chocolates, champagne, and a lei greeting). On the plus side, the staff was pleasant overall and there is no daily resort charge, although parking costs $30/day. Considering there are oceanfront properties with direct access to the beach, I would not recommend this property unless the rate is significantly lower than other resort properties. If this hotel is meant for the business traveler, they also need to have more than one public computer and printer. I regret having used my hard-earned points for this stay and wished I had stayed at the original resort.

Room tip: Be prepared to look over a parking lot if you choose ocean view.
Date of stay: July 2021
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Christina Y, Guest Services / Front Office at AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Aloha, Mr. Ahmet,

Mahalo for choosing to stay at the brand new AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea and providing your honest feedback on your recent stay. We’ve reviewed your dates of stay, and we would like to take this moment to clarify some of the statements you’ve made.

Regarding beach chairs, our concierge team did offer Tommy Bahamas beach chairs for use during your stay. They are first come, first serve. We are sorry there wasn’t any available when you requested them.

For pool lounge chairs, there are a limited number of lounge chairs available because we follow and adhere to Maui County COVID-19 guidelines in safety precautions which equates to less lounge chairs to ensure proper distancing.

About acknowledging your anniversary, we share your disappointment as we love celebrating special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, honeymoons. Normally, we prepare a card and amenity in recognition. Unfortunately, upon review of the reservations you made, there was nothing on the Notes section that mentioned you were celebrating an anniversary. Most guests call ahead of time or notify us via mobile chat so our team has time to prepare. They can also add comments when booking direct on M.com.

Regarding your claim that our price point is similar to that of nearby oceanfront resorts, we disagree. We are competitively priced. Our room rates and parking fees are priced below all resorts within the Wailea area, and we do not charge a daily resort fee.

Of your dinner at our poolside KAI bar, we apologize if it was not made clear to you that KAI is a bar with a limited menu, not an AC Restaurant. KAI also offers live music every Wednesday and Saturday nights. We will discuss the potential to add dessert offerings, that is a good idea.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad that you found our team members to be pleasant.

We take pride in all services we provide and strive to remain the number one AC Hotel.

Mahalo,

AC Wailea ‘ohana

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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

This hotel is what dreams are made of. From the smell when you walk through the door to the smallest detail of Hawaiian shell necklaces at the check in counter.
The staff were friendly and very helpful. We asked for beach, restaurant and road to Hana advice. Every suggestion was spot on.
The pool and cabana were exactly what you need for after a long day at the beach. Pool temp was perfect.
Our room was clean, aestheticly pleasant, lots of room with an incredible view. Bed was comfy and had 2 types of pillows to choose from.
Walking distance to a upscale mall with ABC store and Island market for beach essentials.

We absolutely loved this hotel!! Thank you AC Waiela waking distance to

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kaleo Kenui, General Manager at AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Mahalo for taking the time to be our first Tripadvisor listing. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and look forward to seeing you back in the near future. AC Hotels are designed to stimulate our guest senses with aroma, sounds, and B & F offerings of our European inspired AC Kitchen. The local influence of Kai Bar at sunset is to top off your day and enjoy our panoramic views and sunset.

Mahalo Nui Loa

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Reviewed 2 June 2021

Our stay at the AC Hotel Maui Wailea was absolutely fantastic, and we'll be coming back.

Service from the staff was excellent throughout, from the front desk to the bar and restaurant areas. The hotel has a small lunch and dinner menu, and a small breakfast menu, both with modern and delicious dishes executed to perfection. The prices were reasonable for drinks and food at the bar, with numerous beers on tap for $5 (a deal compared to most island drink prices)

Not to mention how well decorated the interior spaces of the hotel are; the lobby and bar area could easily be in a design catalogue. The furniture was gorgeous, and the seating areas were a pleasure to lounge around in.

The location of this hotel is absolutely excellent, with three shopping centers within walking distance, providing a large variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner spots if you don't care to eat at the hotel. It may seem far from town, but the highway is four lanes and the drive only takes about 20 minutes to get to the airport, which is vastly superior to staying in Lahaina or elsewhere. Additionally, a beautiful coastal path that will take you to multiple beaches is only a few minutes away on foot.

The fitness area is large and well equipped, with a huge selection of free weights, a peloton spin bike and other high end cardio machines, a cable fly/pull up area, and other various pieces of equipment needed for crossfit workouts.
The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated, with a large smart TV that you can stream to from your phone or laptop. We took full advantage of this in the evenings!

All in all, staying here made us feel like we were on our honeymoon again. We will certainly be coming back.

Room tip: Rooms with a view are also rooms that face away from the road, so paying a little extra for the ocean view room may be worth it!
Date of stay: May 2021
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Kaleo Kenui, General Manager at AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2021

Aloha,
Welcome to Hawaii's first AC Hotel by Marriott on the beautiful island of Maui. Our entire 'Ohana (family) are pleased that you had a fun and relaxing vacations while at our hotel.

Our European inspired AC Kitchen and our local flavor offerings at Kai Bar has been the the focal point at sunset with guests and local residents taking in our panoramic views of Wailea and Kihei.

Mahalo again for staying with and we look forward to your next visit to Maui.

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