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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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... we have an Asian driver."
Keller walked straight up to the lady- "Get out of the car...get out of your car." And with that, along with some cheers and pictures, he grabbed her keys and proceeded to back up her car about 100 yards so that the line could pass. Crisis avoided.
When we finally were able to turn around, we found ourselves in the most beautiful tiny village of Kahakuloa that looked straight out of ...
... right from the beginning that taking the Road to Hana is the point - not Hana as a destination! And he was correct. There was a small general store, gas station, restaurant and not much else, though I readily admit that we didn't explore this area. We stopped in the parking lot of the general store to eat the lunch and snacks we packed and were soon on our way. After Hana the road is okay - at least it is big enough to put a stripe down the center!
We drive out ...
... looks in the absence of clouds and light pollution! A short time later we made it up to the summit of Haleakala, which translates to House of the Sun. Thank goodness we dressed in layers!! The sunrise was beautiful and Brian captured several pictures. Shortly after the sun rose, it was back into the van and down to the bike trailers at 6500 feet. A safety briefing took place on the ...
... We departed at 8am and decided to head in a different direction towards ........ They served coffee and cinnamon scrolls on the way as we watched Maui pass us by and after an hour had arrived at our location. They had this fabulous spray for masks so that they didn't fog on ensuring the 90 minutes we were out there. The snorkelling was excellent, very clear with lots of reef to explore and many coloured fish. My favourite is the bright ...
... and really lovely. I found a nail salon so I have updated fingers :-) Spend the late afternoon reading on the new deck the sun came out for me off and on. The whales were really active today jumping and twirling about really something to see. We stayed in and enjoyed out new digs tonight, had appy's on the deck then pizza night it was great. Watching a DVD now sort of old fashioned :-)