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... it was fun. :-)
Our day was spent driving to the Costco which is about 1 hour 15 from us and then of course the adventure in Costco not my favorite place and it is definitely where people go when it rains hehe. We managed to buy a number of things they have great deals on wine which was worth the trip!
We ate in and watched the Oscars so a good rainy day
Today we went for a drive south of the condo to Kihei, Wailea and Makena. Past this last point we walked through the lava fields of Haleakala's last eruption in the 17th century.
After seeing these areas we are very glad to be in Kapalua. Kihei and Wailea have strips of huge hotels and chain stores with ...
... Once again someone was antsy to snorkel. I'll give you 2 guesses. We followed our natural migratory patterns once we were back at our hotel. Bree headed straight for the ocean to snorkel Black Rock again. I headed straight to the bar. After all, Notre Dame and Michigan were squaring off in a night game that took place at 2pm Hawaii time. How often can you say you caught a night game while at the beach in the middle of the day. It was simply ...
Yay!!! Our little girl turns 11 on the beach in Maui! Happy birthday, Lily! What a life! We let Lily pick what she wanted to do for her birthday, and she really wanted to snorkel, so on Thursday we scheduled a snorkeling trip for Saturday, her birthday. We are SO excited! The trip was to two sites, Molokini and Turtle arches or Turtle Town, and left from Ma'alaea Harbor, a 20 minute drive along the coast. We left the condo at 6:10 am to get there by 6:35. Gorgeous drive. Any ...
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Arriving Maui, very different landscape (at least near the airport) from Big Island. Dark red/brown dirt with acres & acres of sugarcane. The Maui Gold - Pineapples & Sugars!!!
Visited Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum and read about the difficult lives of early sugarcane workers, most of them immigrants. Imagine wearing long sleeves, long pants ...
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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.