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federalway
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the Maui Kai might not boast having stainless steel appliances and fancy digs, it doesn't matter. You come to the Maui Kai because you can not stay on the ocean any closer. It is a quiet place with a small pool. You will see manta ray, spinner dolphins, whales (in season), and a multitude of sea turtles off your... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha; Thank you so much for your review we are always pleased to see how much the location of the Maui Kai is appreciated. You really feel like you are on a ship we are so close to the water. Give us a call or visit our web site when you are ready to come back and relax. Mahalo More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in 706 for a week over Thanksgiving. Our first vacation in Maui. Pros: - Awesome view from the room. For the rate of $215 per night I think its hard to get this view anywhere in that area. Sounds of the ocean waves very relaxing. Can happily spend the whole day in the condo - Perfect location. Many... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of the property. Being so close to the water does pose some issues for our units, We will look into the things you mentioned and do our best to resolve them. We are so happy you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with us. When you are ready to return call us for the best rate available. Mahalo More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I booked our 10 day vacation to stay at the Maui Kai through the owners of unit 806, Art and Sophie Nickel. It was easy to book and we were well taken care of from start to finish. The Maui Kai is the perfect place to stay if you love the ocean, as the water actually comes... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Lianne, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to help make your condo booking process easy from start to finish. As you say, there is nothing like sitting on your lanai enjoying the view and all the ocean has to offer (like watching whales from your room). In addition to being so close... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We've used Donna Bender at Maui Kai to reserve our rooms. The most recent visit was March 2016, spring break with our two kids. We absolutely loved the location, the amenities and the staff. Everyone is knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We love having the lanai directly over the ocean. The sunsets are amazing.

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Kelli! I'm always happy to arrange your stays at Maui Kai. I'm glad you were able to bring your kids along this time and share with them the incredible sunset views from the lanai that's so close to the ocean you're almost in it! Let me know when you're ready for your next visit and I'll be happy to... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed in a 1-bedroom suite that we booked through studio Unit 807 owner Donna Bender. Our unit was on the 6th floor, ideal for perfect viewing of the ocean and distant islands. February was perfect for awesome whale watching right off the large balcony of our unit. The unit had all the amenities we'd hoped for, and the kitchen... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Kathy! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the 6th floor 1-bedroom unit. Yes, February is the perfect time to watch whales from Maui Kai - sometimes they come within 100 yards straight out in front of Maui Kai! I'm glad you followed the restaurant recommendations in my 100-page guide and hope that my tips for what local foods... More 

West Menlo Park, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was our fourth stay at Maui Kai, which we always book through Donna Bender who owns Unit 807. This was the first time we were able to stay in her unit. The view is indescribable. An unobstructed view of Molokai and Lanai. The unit is decorated very nicely and is quite modern. The bed is comfortable and the daily... More 

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DonnaBender, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Suzanne! It's always my pleasure helping you with your Hawaii travel and I'm glad you were finally able to stay in my junior suite Unit 807 for your 4th stay at Maui Kai. Thank you for your compliments about my unit - I update it constantly to keep it modern and traditionally Hawaiian at the same time. Let me... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a large group going to Maui for a wedding, and the plan was for everyone to stay at a much more expensive resort down the road however it was booked out by the time we tried. Searching the internet multiple times for somewhere close to where we wanted to be that wasn't to expensive was annoying, but we... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Caitlyn; It was our pleasure to host you as our guests. We are so happy you made your reservations with us. The staff enjoyed how excited you were about the upcoming wedding you were attending. It certainly looked like fun. Our view is indeed unbeatable, were glad you had the time to enjoy it and share it with others. We... More 

Loveland, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We booked unit 806 at Maui Kai through Art & Sophie Nickel and couldn't be more pleased. There quick responses to reserving and assistance were so appreciated. Our unit had the most amazing views possible and we were located right on the beach. Everything was beautiful and well maintained, we would love to stay again.

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Linda, Thanks for the personal compliments. I'm glad Sophie and I could make the booking process quick and easy for you. I'm also glad we exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed our Maui Kai 806 condo. We take pride in all the details including our Tommy Bahama furnishings and modern island style. Let us know when you are ready... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We booked through Maui Kai 806 owners Art and Sophie Nickel. They were very nice to deal with and prompt to answer our many questions about their condo and surrounding area. The entire building is well kept and the staff very nice. The pool area is spotless and the water warm an relaxing. And that view from the condo, wow,... More 

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mauikai806, Owner at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha Ken, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that Sophie and I were able to personally coordinate your booking into one of our Maui Kai partner condos. We know a little help with your planning goes a long way and understand how tricky organizing a Maui trip can be. You can't beat our location that is not only ocean... More 

Oakland, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The room was great that provided a feeling of being at home. The resources in kitchen was good and the room also had cooler, scuba equipment and much more to use. The location is 15 minutes from downtown and close to famous beach area. There was a farmer's market nearby for groceries in the weekend. Make sure to enjoy the... More 

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Mike B, General Manager at Maui Kai, responded to this review

Aloha and Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your oceanfront condo. Our reservations staff often describe the atmosphere of the Maui Kai as being your home away from home. It makes them very happy to know that you felt this during your stay. The lanai does make the perfect spot... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Maui Kai features all oceanfront junior suite (studio), one bedroom and two bedroom accommodations. Daily towel service, weekly maid service, in-room safe, local phone calls, high speed internet cable hook up, wi-fi also in each room and at the pool and cabana area are all complimentary with no additional fees. Free parking. All rooms have central air conditioning, DVR's, DVD players with freee current release DVD's and spectacular sunsets. Heated pool, jacuzzi, barbecues, and laundry facilities all on site. Located on northern Kaanapali Beach, just four miles north of Lahaina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maui Kai

Address: 106 Kaanapali Shores Pl, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-9448
Region: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Price Range: $364 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maui Kai 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“All rooms have an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles kelliv01, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Select a higher floor for the best whale watching”
 of 5 bubbles kathyapp, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You can pay a bit extra and choose your room. I would suggest doing that. Anything above the fourth floor would be our choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Suzanne319721, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every condo is ocean front. You really can't pick a bad room.”
  • Right on the water.
  • Can't beat that view!
  • The condo from the kitchen.
 of 5 bubbles kenrB3343OS, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“take the one with ocean view. worth it”
 of 5 bubbles bakesh2016, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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