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Kaanapali Beach Hotel

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • exceptional Hawaiian culture program
  • friendly staff
  • great price
  • Tiki Terrace restaurant serves delicious meals and one of the most bountiful Sunday brunches on the island

    Cons

  • the property is older than neighboring modern resorts
  • fewer amenities than other places along this beach

Fodorite Reviews

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Kaanapali Beach Hotel Review

From the Hawaiian artifcts in the garden to the tropical interiors, this charming beachfront hotel is full of aloha—locals say it's one of the few resorts on the island where you can get a true Hawaiian experience. The entire staff takes part in the hotel's ongoing Pookela program to learn about the history, traditions, and values of Hawaiian culture, and shares its knowledge and stories with guests. You can participate by taking complimentary classes in authentic hula dancing, lei making, lauhala weaving, ukulele playing, and other Hawaiian activities. The spacious rooms are decorated with Hawaiian motifs, wicker, and rattan; each has a lanai and faces either the beach beyond the courtyard or the lush mountains.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2525 Kaanapali Pkwy., Kaanapali, HI 96761 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/661–0011; 800/262–8450
  • Website:
  • Location: Kaanapali

    Hotel Details

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

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    Kaanapali Beach Hotel Review

    Fodor's review overlooks one big negative for families with young children -- this is a smoking hotel. We booked a stay at Kaanapali Beach Hotel for our family with 2 young children (4 months and 4 years) for 10 days in February 2012. While we agree with Fodor that this hotel is full of aloha in many respects, it is also full of second hand smoke. The hotel allows smoking on the premises and even has floors designated as smoking floors. Unfortunately for us, we were surrounded by second hand smoke from neighboring rooms for most of our stay. My wife and I did complain to hotel staff and spoke with a hotel manager who explained that the hotel does allow smoking, but is careful to follow state law. The manager also said that for most of their guests, the smoking and second-hand smoke is a non-issue. The manager further said that she believed the hotel would lose business if they were to become a non-smoking hotel. So, is this hotel charming and attractive? Not to this young family who could not breathe easy until we checked out.

    by harrischrstphr, 2/26/12

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