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Historical Traveler Reviews Plantation Inn Lahaina
3-Star Price with 5-Star atmosphere!
My wife and I decided to stay here based on the reviews and pictures from this site. We booked a deluxe room and was very surprised when we arrived! The room was of average size, but was clean and was decorated nicely! We felt like we were transported back to the 1920's (except for the TV and Air-conditioning!) Our room was located at the front of the hotel (right above Girards Resturant.) This room had a view of the mountains, ocean and Front Street (although all were limited views), but still nice! We had no problems with noise other than the occasioal over-partied reveler stumbling down a local street. We were also impressed with the "FREE" breakfast. We had a choice of French Toast (Very Delicious!), Granola and Yogart, Poached Eggs and a type of Salsa?, and Smoked Salmon with cream cheese and a begal. Most of these were very good (didn't care for the eggs, though.) We spent most of the time during the day out and about doing the vation things i.e. snorkeling, shopping...etc. We always returned around 2-3pm and would then lay-out by the pool (Very Charming) and were regularly by ourselves, NICE! The staff was very nice and were eager to help with any request.
We will stay here again!
Glorified B&B pretending to be a boutique hotel.
This place is a glorified B&B. Adequate rooms but the service is sub-par and the breakfast is overrated.Gerards (the restaurant) has become arrogant with fame and consumed with greed - eager to bleed a dollar from every inch of the restaurant they have crammed the tables together so closely that the privacy of diners is sacrificed to the extent that it is impossible to speak (or whisper) without other tables hearing your every word - you'll find far more space between tables at McDonalds. It is a very uncomfortable atmosphere but fits very nicely into the entirely all-together overrated Plantation Inn.
Used to be great, but is showing its age.
I have stayed at the Plantation Inn several times, most recently in April 2004. It used to be an absolutely wonderful place. Unfortunately, the present owners are using it as a cash cow, and are not reinvesting anything back into the hotel. The rooms have not been updated since I first stayed there 5 years ago. The furnishings all show their age, and there is a bit of dryrot and other problems in the exterior of the hotel. It is still a charming place, and very centrally located. It does still have those things going for it, but don't expect it to look like the pictures on it's web site. It is showing its wear and tear.
This quaint little B&B was a great place for my wife and I to spend our anniversary. The staff was very accommodating and friendly to first time Maui visitors. The breakfast included in the price was really good. I recommend the granola...my wife recommends the French toast. If you are looking for a quite place to stay...this is it.
Best B&B on Maui!
My husband and I went to Maui on our honeymoon in March 2004. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Wailea which was beautiful, but very pricey. After our first visit into Lahaina, we spotted the Plantation Inn which was absolutely beautiful and decided to call them for their rates. We booked a suite for $200 a night, which was $600 less a night when we stayed at the Four Seasons. It was the most beautiful little B&B I had ever stayed in. Our room was beautiful, the staff was super friendly and helpful, the poolside breakfast is great (and included) and the grounds were spectacular. I cannot say enough great things about this place, you must stay here when visiting Lahaina. We are definately coming back here on our anniversary. Also Gerard's restaurant on the property is also a excellent French Restaurant. A little pricey, but worth every bite.
Had a WONDERFUL stay on our honeymoon
We stayed at the Plantation Inn for our honeymoon in October 2002. It was WONDERFUL. The staff was so friendly, our room was beautiful (first floor on the pool/courtyard) and dinners at Gerard's were FABULOUS. It was clean, quiet and very romantic.
Lahaina itself was a good hub for us since we knew we'd be doing a lot of driving around the island to a variety of places - various beaches, snorkel tours, road to Hana, Haleakala, etc. And although Lahaina looks like a tourist mecca (Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., art galleries, jewelry shops), it wasn't overrun or noisy in early October.
The little beach just west of downtown isn't anything spectacular, but it's an easy walk and very calm in the mornings - we saw an octopus!
I would recommend the Plantation Inn to anyone looking for a romantic spot in Maui that isn't a big resort.
Stayed here in October of 2000. Great location in the heart of Lahaina.
Easy to walk to all the restuarants and shops. Very small hotel is perfect to get away from all the crowds. Our room was very romantic with nice rustic "plantation style" furniture. They have a French Restuarant down stairs and the hotel offered a discount. Cheeseburger in Paradise is only a few minutes down the road if you walk. Make sure you look for discounts in the "This Week Maui" magazine for restaurants and shops.
We wouldn't stay anywhere else!
This is a small inn near the middle of Lahaina, just a block and a half from Cheeseburgers in Paradise at the sea wall. There are only 18 rooms and that suits us fine. The french colonial styled inn is set in an enclosed courtyard with a marvelous breakfast by the pool until 9:00 and a french restaurant for fancy dinners. At night, sit on your lanai, turn off the lights, and listen to the surf, the doves, and the wind in the palm trees. The outside lighting is just the pool lights and some accent lighting on the palm trees ... simply spellbinding. This is NOT a resort property with its busses, parking structures, tip-begging employees, activities desk, bar after bar, and mainlanders by the thousands. The Plantation staff is delightfully professional with warm "alohas" and a stealth housekeeping service. We never did see them. There is off-street parking, air conditioning, refridgerators, safes, lovely decor, over-head fans, and, best of all, peace and quiet. There is a grocery store two blocks north that will give you a visitors discount card if you ask. The inn has stay and drive packages that makes your rental car cheap. Leave the kids home, grab the one you love, and live a little (very well) at The Plantation Inn, Lahaina, Maui.
We Love the Inn
We stayed 6 night at the Plantation Inn in Oct. 2002. We loved our room, the hospitality could not have been better. Our room was over looked the pool and the view of the mountains out our back door was beautiful. The location is perfect, you can walk to all the resturants and night life in Lahaina, without worry about a place to park. We drove to other locations on maui and decided when we go back we will stay at the Plantation Inn again. It offered the best value with the Best Of Maui Package.
Plantation in is just OK
The Plantation Inn in Maui is just OK. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite. The room was adequately furnished, but the carpet was old and somewhat dirty, as was thebathroom wall-paper. The jacuzzi needed to be treated for mold around the tub. If you can look past the carpet and bathroom, the rest is very quaint. We had good breakfast service and a nice view from the balcony.
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Started the day at LAX having breakfast at Campanille. Not bad for an LAX breakfast. We timed it just perfectly and walked from breakfast right onto the plane. We arrived and found the rental place to get the car. I was amazed how close everything is and as usually Kathy did a good job getting us safely to our destination. On the way to the hotel we stopped in Laihaina at a little place right on the water. It was ...
Today was like no other day we have had so far, we were up and ready to go just in time to watch the feeding of the penguins. As a reward for making it to the feeding on time (I was very proud of Melissa!) we decided to have breakfast for the first time this trip. Following breakfast (my crab cake benedict and Melissa's egg white omelet) we took a nice long walk to the end of the Ka'anapali Beach to a place called ...
... in the water to whom I can point him out. Nope, no one around. I try to get some photos but it is impossible to see anything on the screen of our underwater camera. As the turtle surfaces for air he is practically right beside me. Got this great photo!
Eventually he swims further out than I want to go so we part ways and I return to shore.
I rinsed off at the outdoor shower and jumped in the swimming pool to float around ...
... the shore, finding views across the water to Molokai, and along the shore to a boat harbour. We take photos of a massive double-canoe project, with fibreglass hulls 50 feet long, a deck bound to the hulls with multiple strands of synthetic rope, not coconut fibre, seats and shelters, and a massive laminated steering paddle. Interesting combination of modern and traditional, looks like it should sail OK when they get it rigged and launched.
We walk back ...
... to an end and we were confronted with more than 100 stairs.
We’re only here once so up we climbed to see the view through the valley and out to sea – well worth the climb.
Back down we went and into our bus ready for the next part of the excursion. I think everyone was on time - who would not want to be with such stern rules and the riot act read out to us from the outset?