Maui Coast Hotel
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... the helicopter company and was able to change our flight to Friday when we are on the big island. She was excellent and even send a basket of goodies to the room to apologizes on behalf of the concierge not giving us enough information. Blue Horizon helicopter were also very good in helping us as it was not their fault. So a bit of a wasted day, but hopefully we have ended up with a better deal, seeing the bigger volcano at the next ...
... areas were foggy but still visible. The landscape changed so much on the drive. In some areas we were at steep overlooks of the valley down below, and other areas we were driving through green grassy meadows. As we drove, we eventually got up above the cloud cover and could see bright blue sky overhead. The sun was shining on the green hills in the distance. The elevation of the road was labeled every 1000 feet. At about 7000 feet we entered into ...
... bay. The building was constructed by the Baldwin sugar cane family in 1909. After several rebirths, the property has been lovingly restored by Xorin Balbes based on feng shui principles. It is a peaceful hideaway with positive energy emitted by the numerous crystals throughout the venue. We were lucky enough to experience Lumeria and meet the lovely people who own and manage the retreat as well as the amazing yoga instructors. Photos attached.
... on the way back in a converted pineapple canning factory and purchase of the obligatory Hawaiian shirt for me (I still have the one I bought here 27 years ago and it’s equally manky). Kate also got a nice Hawaiian dress which she looks an angel in. Dinner in Kimo’s, a great beachfront restaurant in the town on Lahina and probably the best restaurant meal of our trip so far. Long day and we knew it was time to get back to the hotel when Jack and Ava both fell asleep at the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaui Coast Hotel Kihei
Great location if you want to be near the local city and not necessarily the "tourist" attractions. Beach right across the street, relaxing pool, comfortable beds, we even borrow the bikes and got some delicious soft serve! In a way, centrally located, everything was approximately 30-40 mins away or less--Lahaina and Haleakala (base). Ease access to snokeling, too!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maui Coast Hotel Kihei
We were here for our 20th in Feb, 2002. Found the hotel to be a very lovely setting. Very nice pool area, with jacuzzis (2) they have a nice area to get poolside drinks and food. The ocean is just steps outside across the street. Did eat in the restraunt although, we would probably not make it a regular thing. Easy to find, near golf courses and shops. The rooms were nice and spacious, Would we stay here again, YES we loved the hotel.
Good hotel for a short stay
Here are our comments after our stay at the Maui Coast Hotel.Positives: Quiet location back from the street; friendly staff; free parking with lots of spaces; spacious lobby; nice pool area; electronic card door entry system rather than keys; good value for the dollar when compared to other Maui properties; the beach across the busy street is good for swimming, walking or suntanning.Neutrals: Rooms are not posh and somewhat dated although they are clean; the on-site restaurant named 'Spices' serves up average food; there are a number of small stores and food outlets within easy walking distance.Negatives: The on-site restaurant overlooks a busy street which results in lots of traffic noise and no views; the street in front of the hotel has high traffic volumes and is not great for walking along. The whole Kihei area is poorly laid out, congested with traffic, and tends to attract the budget traveler.
Nice Affordable Place to Stay
We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel 5 nights in January of 2003 and were pleased with our stay. We would be happy to stay at the MCH again but would also consider other options if returning to Maui.
We had an alcove suite, which provides over 500 sq. ft. of space, including a king bed, sitting area with a fold out double bed, wet bar with fridge and large bath with a wirlpool tub. Through a 5th night free package deal we paid an average of about $130 per night.
The room was very clean, well decorated and in good condition. The staff were friendly and did their job well, except that the front desk had to be contacted 3 times to resolve a special request.
Kamole Beach Park is just across the road and was pleasant and uncrowded.
The hotel is conveniently located but traffic in and out of Kihei was often heavy and moved slowly (both on South Kihei Road and Route 31). Traffic congestion was not limited to the Kihei area - it was heavy around Kahului and Lahaina as well.
just spent our 20th anniversary (nov. 18-26,2002), in maui and stayed at the maui coast...not a grand resort, but a WONDERFUL poperty, value, staff... clean and comfortable and very well kept.....if you dont mind having to "brave the elements" and actually "walk accross the street" to the beautiful beach, this place cant be beat....saw the properties up in kaanapoli and lahaina and yes they were nice, but the beaches of south maui (kehie and wailea) would be my first choice for pure beauty & relaxation with great snorkeling minutes away...if money is no problem, plenty of places to spend it, but i cant imagine why....check out expedia for a package, buy and read "maui revealed", rent a convertable and fall in love with maui...we did
Very nice hotel, you get your moneys worth, friendly staff, nice pool bar and free parking. The beach is right across the street and there are a few more up and down Kihei drive, very easy drive from the airport, lots of places to eat from very expensive to very cheap. The only thong I did not like is I think it is cheesy to charge 1.00 for every phone call you make, other then that I would stay there again if I ever go back.
A nice place to stay
Just got back from 10 nights at the maui coast hotel in Kihei Maui. Overall a nice place to stay, the price is equal to a condo in the same area, so if your more the hotel type, and like a front desk to ask questions or pool side entertainment this might be good place to stay. This is by no means a posh resort, so if your intrested in a place with a view (Maui Coast has none), nice waterfalls on the inside of hotel, and a wonderful pool, look eles where but keep in mind they will be atleast 200 more a night.
The rooms are fine, reminded me of Hoilday Inn type rooms, staff is friendly, and a big plus is they have a computer in the lobby for guest to check email at no charge. All local calls are 1.00, but the hotel has pay phones in lobby. The reasturant localted in the same parking lot called jamison's is ok, but too expensive for what you get, dinner will set you back 60 + easy.
If this is your first time to maui,i wouldnt suggest staying in this area unless you want to put miles on the rent car and spend lots of time in the car. Lahaina where most of the luaus and nice resturants and shoping are, is 25 miles away on mostly one lane road, so expect 30 to 45 min ride. Bottom line here is, if your ok with a good but not fabulous place to stay, the price is right and very good beaches near by this might be ok for you, If it matters you have a nice ocean view, a romantic hotel with all the extras, keep looking abd get out your wallet.
Great, Reasonably Priced Hotel
I just stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel and really liked it. Friendly staff, convenient location in Kihei, though not directly on the beach. You have to walk about a block and cross Kihei Rd. to Kamaole Beach I, which I found to be the best South Maui beach for swimming. The hotel has free washer/dryers on each floor. The pool is not so big, but given what you pay (I paid about $115 a night for an 8-night package), it's half the price of other hotels. You can stay for about the same price in a condo if you want to cook your own meals, but if you want hotel services, I don't think you can beat this place.
Great hotel - highly recommended
We had agreat stay here last week for 6 days - the rooms were spotlessly clean - had all ammenities and the staff - WOW ! Nothing was too much trouble , always happy , friendly and welcoming ! We had a jacuzzi and a wonderful great room , with the best bed i've ever slept on. Can't fault it - you've got to stay here . Having spoken to other people in other hotels in Kihei - everyone seemed to be disappointed - We weren't - GREAT ! One tip - hire a car , there are no buses and the best , private beaches are only manageable with a car - and taxis are extortionaly expensive - we phoned "aloha cars" from the airport - great service , prices and very helpful - try them ! Aloha and Mahalo !
Very nice hotel at a great price
My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Maui. We chose the Maui Coast Hotel over the OutRigger Wailea or a few other Kaanapali hotels - we wanted to spend the saved dollars (in this case, over 1000) on nice restaurants and extra tours. We didn't regret our decision.
The hotel is very modern and was recently remodeled. We visited many so-called 4+ Star hotels and the Maui Coast was much better. The only potential downside is the Kihei location. For us it was perfect b/c we hit the beaches so often and it is also close to Ma'alea (where most tours launch from). However, if you plan to go out every night in Lahaina, it is at least a 40 minute drive. It doesn't seem that bad unless you've been snorkeling or touring all day long.
However, the beaches are better in South Maui (Kihei, Wailea, and Makena). The weather seemed better as well.
Getting back to the hotel itself, we had a suite - which is well worth it b/c of the jacuzzi bathtub. If that's too much work, the hotel has a good pool and 2 jacuzzis.
Again, it is a very modern hotel (many, many hotels in Maui are dated - even the fancy ones) with great service.
One side note - the restaurant Jameson's has HORRIBLE service. That's for both the restaurant itself and room-service. Oh well.
Beautiful Convenient Location!
My husband and I stayed at the Maui Cost on the first night of our Honeymoon in Maui. The hotel was beautiful, and the staff was very friendly. As soon as you drive up, you know that you can expect a great stay. The grounds are well taken care of, and the pool is georgous. The location is perfect. It is across the street from the beach, so it makes it a prime location for beach goers. It is near many of the resturaunts and stores in Kihei. Because of it's location, it is a bit hard to make a left hand turn out of the parking lot. It is located on a busy road, but this does not effect your stay as the rooms are near the back of the property. My husband and I did not have a ocean view room, but it didn't matter since we were so close to the beach anyway. There is a resturaunt on the property called Jamesons Grill. It is a nice place, but a little more pricey than I would have preferred. We didn't end up eating there, but the resturaunt has a beautiful view of the ocean, and would be a very romantic place to go to dinner as you can watch the sunset from your table. In all, I would definitely recomment the Maui Coast if you're planning on visiting the island.