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2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1971
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#14 of 34 in Lahaina
Travellers' Choice

Set amidst 27 acres of tropical gardens, fronting the best and most exclusive stretch of Kaanapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina Resort is a truly unique Hawaiian Resort. The resort’s natural beauty, traditional Hawaiian ambiance, and dedication to five-star service offers guests a timeless and subtle elegance providing for the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility. The resort’s original garden and oceanfront cottage accommodations evoke a quaint beachside experience reminiscent of Hawaii’s Plantation Era; while the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower features luxurious island-inspired guestrooms and suites celebrating the artistry, environment and culture of Hawaii.

The resort features a restaurant and lounge, two oceanfront swimming pools, a beach activities center, fitness room, massage services, is adjacent to the two championship Kaanapali Golf Courses, and has been named among the top 100 tennis destinations in the world, with an 11-court Tennis Ranch.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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momonthego75 wrote a review Yesterday
Fort Lauderdale, Florida57 contributions58 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay! Our room was clean and the views were amazing! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the girl that checked us in.The location of the hotel could not be better , the beach is beautiful and not crowded . Restaurant was convenient and delicious especially for days we were too tired from snorkeling and swimming to venture to the super cute town of Lahaina nearby. Will definitely be back .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded yesterday
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you also took advantage of our restaurant on property. We hope that you loved Maui and will join us again real soon!
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randz808 wrote a review Jan 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii4 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This was my very first time staying at the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui and by far the most memorable vacation that I will never forget! I was immediately welcomed when I arrived in their beautiful lobby by their friendly staff who made me feel at home. The resort is just steps away from the beach where you can watch humpback whales and go for a swim. The resort offers activities the traditional Hiu Wai which is a Hawaiian Cleansing Ceremony at sunrise. This is a must-do! My room was very clean and the balcony views of the ocean were breathtaking. The thing that I most appreciated about this resort was that it made us feel like family! Every employee on property greeted us with a smile and warm hello or farewell. I highly recommend this amazing property. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
2 Helpful votes
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback! We are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff made you feel at home! We want every guest to have an amazing stay and are so happy that you loved our service. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Jamie S wrote a review 25 Jun
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just updating here as I can’t get anyone to get back to me regarding a detailed bill. I have asked for that to be emailed to me 4 times now and nobody has even responded. Makes me wonder if they have a detailed bill at all? No idea why I was charged what I was charged. Royal Lahaina are you will to get back to me??
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded yesterday
We are so sorry about the delay. We had an update to our systems and so there is a delay in responding to emails at the moment. We will get to your as soon as possible.
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Dover65 wrote a review 19 Jun
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Older hotel, no USB plugins, no microwave, pay extra for beach chairs and umbrella (picture of pool on website is NOT accurate) diners overlook the pool so they can watch you swim or sunbathe, small workout room. $30.00 a day to park your car. The beach was nice and the cleaning staff was wonderful. The room was clean and great shower pressure. I am trying to find more positive attributes…….
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: Our ocean view overlooked the roof and the ocean was to the far left.
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Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are so sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are an older property however we do out best to provide a fantastic experience to all our our guests with our amenities and activities provided. We do have three pools and so if the restaurant overlooking the main pool was undesirable, we do have two other pools available (as well as the beach) to enjoy. All room amenities and inclusions are listed on our website along with pricing and so we are very sorry to read that you were unaware of the resort fees and that microwaves are not included in some of our room types. We hope that you had a lovely stay otherwise and should you return, we would be happy to review our rooms and inclusions to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
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Blaisn8or wrote a review 17 Jun
Portland, Oregon18 contributions30 helpful votes
While there’s nothing particularly wrong with this place, it really failed to wow us either. First, you pay a daily parking fee PLUS a resort fee. It’s all just fees to disguise the cost. I wouldn’t mind the parking fee but when there’s a luau going on it’s impossible to find a spot. They should have exclusive parking for guests at that rate or a paid section so those who don’t mind a good hike to their car can do that. We checked in and asked about an upgrade. In all our travels and stays if there’s an upgraded room available it’s given. This hotel however offered us the upgrade by asking us to pay the difference. The room was vacant, you have the choice of wowing a guest who could then share their experience and draw in more guests. Instead, make a quick buck. Finally we get our room. It was an oceanfront and very nice. One thing we noted however is that there are no mirrors accessible for shaving or doing makeup. The vanity sink is separate from the bathroom and faces the open space. If you need to shave or put on makeup you’re awkwardly facing to the side or standing at a full length mirror. This is an easy fix they could address. Also, the door to the adjoining room is a hollow door. We could hear everything clear as day going on next door. Others mentioned it in reviews and I can confirm it was a nuisance! The staff were very friendly. The food and drinks were fine. Honestly nothing worth writing about. This place is all about location and for that it’s worth while. When checkout time came we asked for a late checkout. So instead of 11 we got to stay all the way until noon. Not only was that the only time extension allowed, but the hotel staff were literally standing by our door at about 11:45 until we left. It was uncomfortable and tacky. Oh, there is ZERO shade at the pools. They could put up sun sails or something but instead you’re offered umbrellas, beach cabanas and private cabanas all for pay. For what guests pay here they could and should make some of the minor upgrades I suggest. Still it wasn’t a bad experience, just set your expectations low and it’s a fine enough place to crash in Maui.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Buy your own drinks for the pool, they’re incredibly overpriced and underwhelming. A small...
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Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are sorry to read that there were some parts of your stay that failed to impress you. We want every guest to have a wonderful stay with us in all aspects and we appreciate your suggestions regarding the rooms and service. We hope that you had a lovely stay and will consider joining us again in the future.
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Ju H K wrote a review 17 Jun
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Very beautiful. The location is great. It’s not a big property so not that crowded. I feel real resort vibe. If you prefer peaceful vibe, this is the best for you. The beach right in front of the resort is so beautiful. Free shuttle is available to whalers village. Check in process was smooth, front desk Cody was so friendly and made us feel so welcomed. Definitely will stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback! We are so happy to read that you had a lovely experience with us and that Cody provided fantastic service to you. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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CharOrr wrote a review 17 Jun
Kaufman, Texas, United States82 contributions17 helpful votes
My daughter and I visited Maui as part of a island trip and booked a cottage at this place. I had always heard this is the hotel to book. Nope. We were in a cottage straight out of the ‘70s. We were afraid to step down into the shower! I went to speak to the desk clerk who shrugged his shoulders and told me I could check back to see if anything came available the next day. Told me that’s the best they can do. Unbelievable. I even contacted the person in California who had confirmed my reservation in April. She said she was sorry I didn’t like it. Me, too. I gave it two stars because the valet and other staff were very helpful and friendly. Otherwise, I would give it a big zero.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 1 week ago
We are so very sorry to read that you were unhappy with your cottage room. We would have been happy to move your room however as our front desk agent mentioned we did not have the room availability to do so. We want every guest to be happy and comfortable with their accommodations. We hope that you had a lovely time in Maui otherwise and should you return, we would be happy to advise you as to which rooms are fully renovated at this time.
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DEBRA W wrote a review 14 Jun
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Can't say enough about the staff. So warm & welcoming. They went out of their way to make our stay amazing. I highly recommend the Royal Lahaina to every one. Beautiful setting right on the beach. Convenient location to town. Very clean.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo! For your positive feedback. We are happy to hear our staff was swift in their response to your requests. We hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip to the Islands.
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Martha A wrote a review 10 Jun
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We just got back from Maui and I wanted to leave an honest review. Our family was in 6 rooms all in the cottages. Some were renovated and some were not as the resort is in the process of updating. The renovated rooms are really nice. New counters and cabinets and either new soft carpet or plank flooring. We stayed in an older one that they haven’t gotten to yet and it was still clean and it was very spacious. Just had more outdated tile and counter tops but the carpet was still really nice. We had a kitchen and 2 bathrooms love seat and larger kitchen table and although the update will be really nice we enjoyed the room. There was a night where we turned the light on and one of the circuits flipped our electric off and maintenance was there within 30 minutes to take care of it. The cottages are much more like a house and so we did find a bug at night and they came and sprayed for us the next day and are on top of it. I have travelled to a lot of tropical countries and so for me it wasn’t uncommon to see one here. But for some that may be a deal breaker. The beach and gardens are beautiful. It is much less crowded on this beach than if you walk down the beach walk to other hotels. The water is so clear! We were surprised there are not chairs on the beach but after staying here realized it could be difficult to keep them out of the ocean which is probably why they keep them on the lawn by the pool over looking the beach. The shaded chairs with umbrellas and cabanas you have to pay extra for. But they do have regular loungers that are free. The pools are just normal pools but really enjoyable and my kids enjoyed having another option to swim out of the ocean. The pool side bar is great and they have fun food options like flatbread pizza and fish tacos and the staff is so friendly. We really enjoyed the food at the restaurant. I do hope they bring the hot tubs back…it would add a lot…especially for those of us who got sore hiking! Breakfast buffet is delicious and for dinner the steak bruschetta and salads….I wish I could find a recipe for!! The restaurant is just beautiful and so relaxing to eat at. Partially open air and overlooking the beach. Just gorgeous. Shuffleboard and corn hole were great optional activities. Also the shuttle can take you many places… to the shopping areas and food areas. The cafe gives picnic lunches you can take on day trips and the pastries and coffee and ice cream there are delicious and great options if you want a snack or simple lunch. If you are looking for more of a 4 star experience I would see if you can get a renovated room and see if you can get on the side of the hotel without the luau and if in the cottages…away from the wedding area. We overlooked the golf coarse which was beautiful. I noticed that the renovated cottages had changed out the shuttered windows which I think is good because you can hear a lot with the shuttered windows from outside. But the new windows should help the noise situation. Overall a great experience for our family.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for joining us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Jamie S wrote a review 09 Jun
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Stayed for 10 nights at the end of May 2022. Booked 3 nights in the tower with an ocean view and 7 nights in one of the oceanfront cottages. The first 3 nights were good, the view was fantastic. The room itself was a bit small for a family of 4 though, there was no separation from the main room into the bathroom so no real privacy which makes it tough when you want the kids to sleep in. The beds were comfortable enough but small. After the first 3 nights we were ready to move into the cottage. We booked a deluxe oceanfront studio with is over 700 square feet and has a kitchen. Prior to arrival I had emailed the front desk a few times to confirm that we were ground floor oceanfront with a kitchen, never did they tell me that wasn't to be the case. The issue is that all of the ground floor rooms are smaller (around 375 square feet I think) and they do NOT have a kitchen. The upstairs room that they wanted to put us ion only has a small deck at the front of it which does not face the ocean. To see the ocean at all you need to look out the windows but you cant sit outside with the view which we did not want at all. After talking with the front desk we arranged to move to the smaller ground floor unit with the oceanfront patio. This is a smaller room with no kitchen so our plans to buy food to cook were out the door, we had to eat out for every meal as the ground floor unit has only a small beer fridge. We definitely got the sense that they mislead us and just want to get you there and they they deal with the issues, felt very sneaky. We got a slight discount taking the new room but nowhere near the extra we had to spend eating out. All that aside once we were settled in the ground floor room we loved it. The patio has a beautiful Ocean view and we could go from our private patio and be in the ocean in less than 30 seconds. My 12 year old actually timed it once and got there in 12 seconds running! The room is not big but the layout is better than the hotel tower as the bathroom is bigger and more private for changing without disturbing those who are sleeping. 2 double beds which is tight for a family of 4 but we made it work. The grounds are great, the restaurant is great, the drinks are great but expensive at $15 a drink. We used the pools a bit, they are fine but really nothing special. The ocean is the main draw here. It looks to be the best stretch of beach in the area, its truly awesome and the nightly sunsets cant be beat. The waves were enough where the kids could have some fun getting knocked around but nothing too crazy for the most part. Everything extra is a charge here, You want an umbrella on the beach for the day? $30...you want a 2 seater with a cover for the day? $65...etc...nothing is free here really but we knew Maui was expensive! A nice 15 minute walk one way down to Black Rock/Whalers Village area and about 20 minutes the other way to a nice stretch of hotels with bars, restaurants etc...we got around by Uber if we wanted to go farther out and it was never a problem. All in all an awesome stay but be aware of what room you are getting. I have also emailed the hotel for a detailed bill a few days ago but haven't heard back yet. Royal Lahaina can you please send me that? thanks
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from HHR CRES, Other at Royal Lahaina Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo! We appreciate your valuable feedback. We will be reviewing you concerns so we can give our guests the best service, we hope that you had a beautiful time and will keep us in mind on your next trip to Maui. Also please forward your billing request to: reservations@royallahaina.com
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US$496 - US$664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Lahaina Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Lahaina Resort?
Nearby attractions include Maui Escape Rooms (1.2 km), Ka'anapali Beach (0.8 km), and Kahekili Beach Park (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Lahaina Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pulehu, An Italian Grill, Hula Grill Kaanapali, and Castaway Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Royal Lahaina Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Lahaina Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Lahaina Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Lahaina Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Lahaina Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.