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Lahaina Inn

127 Lahainaluna Rd., Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, USA

An antique jewel in the heart of town, this two-story timbered building will transport romantics back to the turn of the 20th century. Small guest rooms shine with authentic period furnishings, punctuated by a wooden rocking chair on your balcony where you can watch Old Lahaina town come to life. Guests may also take advantage of sister hotel Royal Lahaina Resort's amenities such as the pool and tennis courts, as well as the fine location on Kaanapali Beach. The Lahaina Grill restaurant is downstairs.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There is no elevator in this historic inn, making it a trickier choice for those with accessibility issues.

room

There are 12 rooms, all very small in size (even the junior suite is tiny). There is a lovely charm about them, from the patterned wallpaper to the wood floors. The vintage, wooden furnishings, and antiques also add to the charm. Each room has modern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV, but you’re not getting much else.

Ask for a room with a lanai for fun views of lively Front Street (as long as you don’t need to go to bed early), as well as peekaboo ocean views.

bathroom

The bathrooms are also small and feature pedestal sinks and standing showers. This is the part of the inn that really shows its age with more wear than other areas.

lobby

Guests are greeted by a ship’s figurehead, calling back to the time when the town was a whaling village. When they step inside the lobby they find a small, but warm and charming, lobby with reception desk and a few seats.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The front desk operates during very odd hours, making it difficult to find assistance and even more difficult to check in if you’re not arriving during that small window.

pool

Guests of the inn can enjoy the three pools at sister property Royal Lahaina Resort.

spa

Guests of the inn can enjoy the spa at sister property Royal Lahaina Resort.

gym

Guests of the inn can utilize the fitness center at sister property Royal Lahaina Resort.

dining

One of the most revered restaurants on Maui, Lahaina Grill, can be found on the first floor of the inn. The contemporary bistro serves dinner and features Pacific Rim and American flavors.

drinking

Lahaina Grill boasts an incredible wine program, as well as Maui Brewing beers, and a cocktail menu.

LOCATION

Getting Around

It’s easy (and preferable) to explore Maui’s smaller towns by foot, but to get to them and around the island, you’ll need to rent a car. If you plan on exploring the Road to Hana, get something with a little extra horsepower (but not too big as the road can get very narrow). Guests have access to free parking.

Restaurants

Enjoy a great meal in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at Down the Hatch (6-min walk). This self-service restaurant is a favorite among locals and tourists, loved as much for its vibe as for its drinks and food. The southern aloha spirit runs strong with friendly staff and a menu that features heavily on fish and seafood, particularly in sandwich and taco form, but also includes specialties like chicken & waffles. Those looking for a plant-based option won’t be able to get enough of their sweet potato tacos. It’s one of two restaurants in Lahaina that stays open until midnight. Round your meal out with a refreshing treat from sister company (in the same courtyard) Hawaii Shave Ice Co.

For a casual meal with one of the best ocean views in Lahaina, try Aloha Mixed Plate (3-min drive) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You’ll get your plate lunch fix with some traditional items like teriyaki beef and kalbi ribs, as well as a loco moco plate, and a mixed plate that lets you try a few different items. Besides the famed plates, you’ ll find a fresh breakfast menu, and sandwiches, salads, and noodles at lunch and dinner. You’ll also find a special treat on their menu -- a few of their items, including the pork and beets, are cooked in the nightly imu from next door’s luau. AMP is a good choice for families.

Bars

Hula Grill’s Barefoot Bar (11-min drive) is a great place to kick back with your fingers wrapped around a tropical drink and your toes dug into the sand. Their Aloha Hour lasts from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and includes live music. After drinks, saunter into the dining room for more food options and to enjoy hula performances and live music that lasts until 9 p.m.

One of the newest nightlife spots in Lahaina, The Dirty Monkey (2-min walk) stays open until 2 a.m. every day for music and dancing, with a beautiful beer and cocktail menu, and a staggeringly impressive whiskey and bourbon bar.

WHY WE LIKE IT

One of Lahaina’s most historic hotels, the inn originally served as a general store. It has a lot of small hotel charm, and though there are no on-site amenities, there are plenty available for guests to use nearby.

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Casual
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-222–5642;808-661–0577

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