Ten minutes from the beach, this tropical plantation-era inn is a fine value for those who want to be in the heart of the action—which means easy access to shops, sights, and restaurants, but also that there may be noise from the town. Poster beds topped with Hawaiian quilts, free parking in bustling Lahaina, and complimentary gourmet breakfasts from Gerard's, the inn's on-site French restaurant, are just some of the perks to staying here. Standard rooms can be small,
so splurge for the suites, especially those with secluded lanais hugging a central courtyard housing the pool. Special touches like stained-glass windows and historic photographs of Lahaina add charm. Some suites have kitchenettes and large double showers.