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Royal Lahaina Resort

At a Glance


  • on-site luau nightly
  • variety of lodgings and rates
  • tennis ranch with 11 courts and a pro shop


  • older property still in need of updating

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Royal Lahaina Resort Review

Built in 1962 as the first hotel in the Kaanapali Resort, this grand property toward the northern end of Kaanapali has hosted millionaires and Hollywood stars, and today pleases families, budget seekers, and luxury travelers with its variety of lodging styles. The upgraded Lahaina Kai Tower features teak furnishings against light-color walls, plush beds with Egyptian cotton linens, and sound systems with iPod and MP3 docking stations. There are rumors that the quaint plantation-style cottages will be replaced with luxury villas, but for now, they offer a timeless experience. At the Kaanapali Ocean Inn, you can stay for less money and a little less comfort, but with all the resort services and amenities. The poolside Don the Beachcomber bar, billed as "the Home of the Original Mai Tai," retains the retro-tiki style of Hawaii's early days as a vacation paradise.

    Hotel Details

  • 511 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-21-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Royal Lahaina Resort

    I loved this hotel. The staff is friendly and accommodating, true aloha spirit. The hotel and grounds are spotless. We stayed in the tower, in an ocean front room, and you could push the slider all the way back (nano wall?) and sleep with the door open listening to the ocean all night. I'm an ocean fan, so we didn't lounge by the pool much. I appreciated the shower right off the beach so you could rinse off. There is also a walking trail which you can take all the way down past the Sheraton if you want to be around a bazillion people. This hotel is quiet and relaxing. I've been to Hawaii 6 times in the last few years and this was the best authentic Hawaiian hotel I've stayed in. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again-or recommend to a friend.

    by ShannaHabich, 9/24/12

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