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Today is our last full day in Hawaii and Bree and I are trying to make the most out of it. As has become the norm, we wake up to the sun beaming into our room. It truly is blinding and the paper thin curtains provide no obstruction to its sleep interrupting rays. Between the sun and Bree's never ending urge to start the day early, sleeping past 7am has become quite a feat. I mean I've had to fake a sun burn just to sleep until 8am (kidding). We ...
... It's beginning to feel like home here. We are greeting all our neighbors that we have seen daily since we got here. Many of them must be regulars here, totally tanned and spend their entire day at the pool. They position themselves in the same spots poolside early in the morning and have been in those same locations in the past few evenings. People watching is very entertaining here. We have met people vacationing here from ...
... from the rooftop, where we ate, and great food, not to mention the BEST music ever! Great staff and complimentary Spumoni with whipped cream and sprinkled for the birthday girl. Overall, a great night and Lily really enjoyed herself. Fantastic! Mick Fleetwood has a house on Maui and is performing at his restaurant this Friday with his blues band. Would have loved to hear that but maybe next time! ...
After the "lunch" we went back to were the mules were and started to get ready for the trip back up the cliff. Once again Erwin and I were in the back of the group. This time Alika was in a hurry. He kept trying to pass the mule in front of us. One time he actually succeeded, but the other mule disagreed and passed Alika again... For me it was quite painfull, since there is not much room to pass each other and we still had legs around the sides of the ...
... 3 f them for a while and then got a wonderful tail fluke from the biggest one. They were a few more off the starboard bow off in the distance.
We had a great cast show last now. It was a country show and the same cast we saw in November.
Todays trivia bonus questions. It begins with eternity and ends with peace, love and hope. What is it?
Answer for yesterday: The third sister picked up the basket. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Pioneer Inn Lahaina
Step back in time.
We spent our last night on Maui at the Pioneer Inn. It is a beautiful, historic inn in the middle of all the action on Lahaina's Front Street. The dinner at the restaurant was excellent. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay here again!
Quirky little treasure of a hotel
We stayed for one night in Lahaina in order to see this coastal town and the Old Lahaina Luau. The location of this property is bar none the best I could see. This historic hotel still has the charm and feeling of a place where lots of history has been made. Our room overlooked the Banyan tree and while this place isn't posh we were very impressed at the accommodations which while simple, showed an earnest effort to do things right.
My husband and I walked just over a mile to the Old Lahaina Luau and enjoyed the atmosphere of this hotel. The pool was small but tranquil for a budget minded travel vacation its a gem.
More than satisfied
My wife and I (early 30's) stayed five nights at the Pioneer Inn in Mid-February. The location is the best attribute of this hotel. We were able to walk to the dock for our whale watching trip, all of the downtown Lahaina shopping and even the Old Lahaina Luau.
The rooms are good sized with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Our room faced the courtyard and pool--away from the hustle and bustle of Front Street at night.
If you are looking for beachfront property, you are out of luck here--Lahaina really has little beach--but Ka'anapali and Kapalua beaches are just a half hour away. Also keep in mind, parking is in a public lot about a block away.
We would recommend the Pioneer Inn based on location and value (for Maui).
My husband and I just returned from a week at Maui. We stayed 3 days at the Pioneer Inn and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We stayed in room 24 facing the courtyard and were only bothered by outside noise on one occasion (neighbor sat on his balcony holding a loud cell-phone conversation at 7 AM). Our room was adequately furnished and pretty clean -- not a four-star resort, but worth the money. Very good breakfasts at the restaurant downstairs -- try the Big (as the plate) Kahuna macademia nut pancakes!
I've been staying at the Pioneer for many years. Some folks don't like the noise of downtown Lahaina but we love it. We're from a rural coastal Oregon town and never see this much commotion so it's fun for us to mix it up where there's so much to do. This is our favorite spot on earth. We like the rooms on Front street because you can sit on the balcony and watch the parade of humanity saunter by. We used to stay in the ocean front rooms but they have been converted to offices. We love breakfast at street level in the bar/cafe with view of the Lahaina harbor and all that goes with it. This place has changed hands many times but it still maintains it's original ambiance. Don't waste your vacation in 'all the amenities' monolithic hotels, go back a hundred years and settle into the real Maui. Take a sail on the Trilogy Catamarans to Lanai, dolphins, flying fish, whales in season, huge bar-b-q on the beach, tour of Lanai. It's one of the best trips we've ever taken. Aloha!
After staying at a dump of a condo, my first Hawaii trip was almost ruined until I found the Pioneer Inn. My wife and I stayed in room 34 facing the Banyon Tree and downtown Lahaina. We enjoyed live music at night from our balcony while taking in ocean views. We thought the noise would keep us up but it ended at 10pm every night. Hundreds of birds would flock to the Banyon Tree at dusk which was a joy to watch and listen to. Shops, restaurants, and harbor are within feet of the room. It's only two stories and shops occupy the lower lever so there's nobody staying above or below you. All rooms have their own bathrooms which was a surprise for a historic inn. The room was nicely furnished and clean. The carpets were a little dirty giving me the only reason to give it a 4 star and not a 5. The hotel restaurant and bar were excellent. Ocean views, ocean views!
The Inn is reasonably priced and allows you to avoid the overcrowded Ka'anapali Beach resorts. It is quaint and has the charm of an old hotel, and the rooms are clean and adequately furnished.
Delightful Pioneer Inn !!!
My husband & I stayed at the Best Western Pioneer Inn in Lahaina , Maui , in February this year and enjoyed it thoroughly !! We had read a bad report of it in Trip Advisor the week before we went there & I was rather worried in case I had made a bad choice . No way !!! It was a delightful place . The staff were most helpful & pleasant , & the location was perfect . It was SO easy to get to all the points of interest , & there were fantastic restaurants & shops within walking distance . We loved the unique character of the place & its wonderful historical significance . It has all the essentials for a comfortable stay.......air conditioning ,cleanliness , AND a great view of Banyan Square & the harbour from our balcony. !
Loved the Pioneer Inn
20 years ago decided one Sat. morning I would take workmates advice and go Pioneer Inn rather than Mexico. Arrived Sat. night in Oahu stayed I night near Airport. Same as any concrete behemouth anywhere USA or Canada. Took shuttle next morning to Maui.Found Pioneer Inn completely charming and in tune with the natural surroundings. Overlooking the park and the largest Banyen tree in existence,I watched the "tourists" unloading from their buses to be herded back in their buses an hour or two later. Maui is to be savoured slowly as well as the best triple decker crab,turkey and bacon sandwich available.Evokes the atmosphere that just can not be done with an air coditioned,400 channel monolith.Thanks for listening
Noise, bugs and overindulgers
With the best location in town, why bother
with clean rooms and noise control from the
bar downstairs? Our stay at the Pioneer was
reminiscent of an all-night frat party gone bad.
Go for a beer, not for a room.