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Kaanapali Alii

At a Glance

    Pros

  • large, comfortable units on the beach
  • good location in the heart of the action in Kaanapali Resort

    Cons

  • elevators are notoriously slow
  • parking can be crowded during high season
  • no on-site restaurant

Fodorite Reviews

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Kaanapali Alii Review

Amenities like daily maid service, an activities desk, small store with complimentary DVDs for guests to borrow, and 24-hour front-desk service—and no pesky resort fees—make this a winning choice for families and those wanting to play house on Maui's most stunning shores. The four secluded 11-story buildings offer one- and two-bedroom units with ample space, sunken living rooms and separate dining rooms. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center; three clay tennis courts; an upgraded pool area with flat-screen TVs, cabanas, and barbecue grills (stocked with plastic utensils and paper plates); massages and room service from the nearby Westin hotel; and signing privileges at the Westin, Marriott, and Sheraton hotels within the Kaanapali Resort.

    Hotel Details

  • 264 units.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-21-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Perfect for us.

    What a beautiful place. The location on Kaanapali Beach is on Kaanapali Point where surfers and boogie boardes enjoy the wave action and guests from other hotels walk to because the beach is nicer in front of the Alii. Rooms are very large (1500 square feet for a one bedroom, 1900 for a two bedroom). Since the units are privately owned there is a significant difference in furnishings and decor. Although some units have not been updated since the Alii was built in the early eighties, most unit have been modernized. I would reccomend requesting an updated unit on the inner courtyard and perhaps being up a few floors for privacy and view.
    Our unit had Bamboo floors, a fully equiped kitchen, two full bathrooms and bed rooms (even though it was technically a one bedroom. Washer and dryer. Also two flatscreen plasma televisions and a selection of videos and dvds. The beds were large and comfotable. The beach boys were very helpful with chairs and towels. Housekeeping did a great job.
    The front desk check in and check out was quick and easy. I see nothing to complain about. I guess the pool is small and dated and does not have the "Pirates of the Carribean" look, that some of the other hotels in Kaanapali have. Also, there are no on site restaurants or bars, but everything is in walkig distance.
    The BBQ and dining setup by the pool is fantastic. Grills are well maintained and BBQ utensils are supplied. It is nice not to have to eat out three times a day.
    The Alii was perfect for us, we will alway stay here.

    by stkejo, 5/26/08

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