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... the forests and looking at the water. At one point we stopped for awhile listening too and watching the surf crash in on the shore. The ocean is so relaxing to watch and hear and I look forward to the time I can throw away my watch and just relax and listen. Not there yet as I think of time and getting off the road before dark but as much as I could I really enjoyed the time on the lava rocks watching the surf.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaui Seaside Hotel Kahului
i am satisfied with the hotel.The included breakfast is good and the hotel is clean.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maui Seaside Hotel Kahului
I booked this Hotel room through Expedia and I was extremely disappointed. I thought that Expedia was a reliable source for finding reasonable hotels, I was wrong.
The hotel was clean enough, and the staff were friendly. However, for $89 a night (I stayed four nights as I was attending a function nearby), one would expect certain amenities. I was very tired when I checked in...but a perusal of the bathroom revealed NO SHAMPOO. I called the front desk and was told they didn't supply shampoo--or blow dryer or anything other than soap. I had to go out to a convenience store to purchase shampoo and conditioner.The next day I stopped off at a neighboring hotel and asked whether it was the custom not to offer shampoo in Maui hotel rooms. The other hotel informed me it was NOT the custom...!In summary, if I ever get back to Maui and need to be in that particular location, I might consider staying at the Maui Seaside again. However, I would come prepared next time. Again, for $89 a night I truly did expect some basic amenities.
Not The Maui I expected ?
My Expectations room service, None at this place. Bar or Lounge as they advertise, Nope. Maybe Bartender was on Vacation. When you check in there is a bar covered in white blankets? Maui Mall, shopping they say. The mall had I think one store open? Parking. Well, if your lucky you'll find one if not take a chance parking it either in empty lot next door or at other hotel next door. If your extra lucky the wont tow away? They also dont show the no view 3 story rooms. If, you think your experiencing Maui wrong you have to drive to the otherside of the island about 45 min drive. If you choose this hotel dont EXPECT Much.
The Maui Seaside Hotel/Motel is represented on the internet as having been recently remodeled. We found this establishment to be very rundown. Note you will not find a picture of the front of this motel anywhere on the internet. It is located in a commercial/industrial area with open access to the grounds by the public. The ground floor rooms had frosted louvered windows, you can't see out of them and they are easy to break into. Upon check-in, a room KEY is issued, not a security card. These features combined did not provide a secure environment. Room interiors are poorly furnished and the quality of food served at the on-site restaurant , Vi's, was unappealing. Recommendation: for a few dollars more, upgrade your accommodations.
My wife and I recently vacationed in Maui at 2 hotels: the Royal Lahaina and then the Maui Seaside. We had planned to switch to it for the last 3 nights to save money and make driving to Haleakala, Hana and the airport easier. Several people said we were making a mistake-the Maui Seaside was a dump. Wrong! After the horribly overpriced, stuffy Royal Lahaina, it was a relief to be in an unpretentious, friendly 2 star hotel with a nice pool and affordable restaurant for breakfast (Vi's); the hotel gave us $5 off coupons good for it and a couple of local diners. The hotel is also convenient to local shopping and did make our driving around MUCH easier. The hotel does have a few problems: our room was in a 3 story tower off to one side-I would definitely recommend staying only in the smaller, but more convenient, poolside rooms. The beach is uncrowded and pleasant enough for swimming and sitting, but it's not pretty or very clean (the commercial harbor is right next to it) and by Hawaiian standards it's not scenic, though the nearby west Maui mountains are nice to look at. I strongly recommend this hotel for travelers who want a central location at a reasonable price and who don't need extra frills.
What do you want?
This hotel is not in a very good neighborhood, it is surrounded by heavy wrought iron and has bars on the lower windows. Pool side rooms are the only ones with views and they are very small. If you're coming to stay on the beach and have drinks brought to you, this definitely is not the place. If you need a place to stay one night to catch an early flight the next morning, then you might consider Maui Seaside. I'm 61 and my wife and I were probably among the youngest that stayed here. Anyone under 40 was on a Harley! We stayed one night because we were booked out of Mauii the next morning, we returned from the Big Island in the evening and did not want to drive back to Kaanapali beach. I don't think I would stay here again.
OK for one night
We stayed here because we were looking for a place to crash for one evening after our arrival. The room we were assigned was EXTREMELY small and dated, however, it was clean and affordable. From that perspective, it served it's purpose.
It was nice!
We stayed here last week and my husband and I really liked it. It was small and nice for 2 people...I don't think 3 or more people could have fit in the room that we were in, room 017 but we like it because it was quiet and close to the ocean and the airport too. If you want to save money and see everything in Maui than I'd recommend this hotel because it's is the center of everything!!!
There are many reasons why we stayed in this hotel. The main one was because we had spent so much money on other hotels that we wanted to save a few dollars here and the other was that we were leaving the island the next morning and wanted to be close to the airport.