Rated 4 out of 5 by HenryNTS Excellent place to stay in Maui
Westin Kaanapaii Ocean Resort Villas has the perfect location in Maui. Beach front property, close vicinity of Kapalua and Lahaina. Lots of coral reefs just off the beautiful sand beach with many fishes. No need to book snorkeling trip. Great place for family vacation.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNDTX We will be back and soon!
This was our first trip to HI and we will be back! The Westin is AMAZING! We were not disappointed. The spa is wonderful and we recommend the lomi lomi massage. The staff is inviting and accommodating. We had everything we needed right there on the resort. There is so much offered to you as a guest; spa, pool, jacuzzi, beach, snorkeling, scuba, BBQ grills, workout facility, tennis courts, 3 restaurants and so much more. Thanks to The Westin for making this an amazing experience!!!!
August 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Horowj Next door to a water and sewage facility
At first it looked like paradise. Nice pools right on the ocean. Great snorkeling right outside on the beach. However this was all severely diminished because of its location next to a sewage plant. Apparently a line broke in the plant and we were the recipient of a foul smell throughout our stay. What makes me give this hotel the thumbs down is that we didn't know what the smell was from for a few days. I thought it was fertilizer at first or a bad tide. Then I thought it was the smell from the plant because of how the wind was blowing (that's what the hotel staff told me). I was so disgusted that I inquired about checking out to a new hotel. That's when the manager on duty told me about the issue at the plant that wouldn't be fixed for 7 more days. What really pissed me off was that he hotels attitude was it was a city of maui issue and that they wouldn't do anything for their pissed off guests. They wouldn't release my unused funds that was prepaid to Check in at a diffent property. The last straw was that I left a message for the manager on duty, a voicemail message , to see if they would at least give us passes to hang out for the day at their sister propery (westin maui resort) which didn't have the odor problem. Not even a call back.!! Other issues. I prepaid for laundry service for each day. They offer go green service if you don't need the room cleanup each day , call them and they will give you a 10 credit to your room. Sounds good. I did this for a few days but still needed towels which you could just request delivery of. I had to call 3 times to get the towels delivered. Then instead of a credit of 10 bucks they charged me 15 dollar towel service fee. This was fixed however I had to spend 30 minutes of my vacation at the front desk to get it sorted out. I understand that the hotel can't control the city water plant issue, but they sure could have communicated it better and tried to make it up to their guests In some way. They weren't even sympathetic to those that spent good money for a weeks vacation, that was pretty much ruined by the smell. There attitude was it will be fixed next week. Guess what I will be home then writing this review. I expected more from the westin management in site.
August 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by vmonk Better than expected
Considering that these are also vacation rentals and timeshare units, the room were much better than expected. Our room was up to Westin's standards.
Our favorites: the swimming and snorkeling in front of the hotel is convenient and fantastic, we didn't feel nickeled & dimed (they some "free" activities like the fish feeding for kids and grills for dinner, kids movie night), and great amenities (Starbucks in the north tower).
It seems like they could use more front desk staff based on wait times, however everyone was generally very friendly and helpful.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marylouwho Heaven on Earth
My husband and I are counting the days until our October return to the Villas. Then again in January, 2014, for our "Ohana" vacation. The resort has absolutely EVERYTHING for a romantic getaway, or bringing along the kids and grandkids. The pools, restaurants, bars, attentive staff from the arrival time until departure makes this place as close to "Heaven on Earth" as one can be. Highly recommend for any age, any physical condition, anyone who wants to experience true Hawaiian "Aloha."
August 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chieko8411 BBQ's Not Working & Failure to Fix
This is the first time we have experienced such a significant lack of response a request to the Service Request people AND General Manager Nolen's "hotline" for sharing of concerns.
Two of the six BBQ's next to building #3 were not working for four of the seven days of our stay. My wife called Service Express requesting that someone meet me at the BBQ area. The Service Express lady said a maintenance person would be there shortly. Nobody responded during the 1.5 hours I was there. I also reported the problem to a staff member and GM Nolen's number with no results... You can do better than this!!
August 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ASB24 Hotel Review
I stayed at the Westin Villas for August 3-August 10. When I first arrived at the hotel I was not greeted as I have been greeted at previous Starwood hotels. I booked the vacation 8 months in advance and paid for an ocean view. The gave me the worst "ocean view" in the hotel. It as literally the last room (farthest away) from the ocean. Half my view was a parking lot. After complaining for an hour and finally getting to speak with the manager, my room was changed but I had to spend my first night in the unpleasant room. We were not happy. The second day I had to check out and check in again to get the next room, which had a better view and was a bit closer.
The people at the front desk were not the most accommodating. When I finally spoke with the manager, he was only 3 days on the job and did not make me feel good or confident that he was going to take care of me. I had to push him. When I saw him the next day there was no follow up communication from him until I asked him to follow up.
The hotel grounds were very well kept. Beautiful surroundings. The ocean was one of nicest I have been too. Very clean, soft sand, crystal clear water which made for excellent snorkeling right outside the hotel. Paddle boarding was fun and the staff was nice and helpful.
We used the kids club one night, and our kids loved it.
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sheri17 If you want to cook and clean
This is a great place to stay if you want to cook and clean up after yourself. It is convenient to make your own meals. However only having housekeeping once in a 5 night stay was not ideal, especially after spending time at the beach. It is a good location and I would stay here again, but would pay for more cleaning services.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alicia59 This hotel is very beautiful!
Had a very good experience through out. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Restaurants were excellent.
August 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by David113 Paying customer gets screwed
At check in we were upgraded to a room on the first floor, next to the buildings main entrance, next to the elevator and across from the kids pool. When the sprinklers came on around 10 pm it really enhanced the mood. Why is the adult pool tucked into the corner with a view of the parking lot?
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by behappy Fabulous, fun and easy vacation
This property is a wonderful. We had a stress free and fun vacation. It is close to restaurants and shopping. The beach is great and the pool is no too crowded.
August 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SadWestinVacationsOwner Leaky toilets and airconditioner!
Booked four rooms for four families to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. Requested rooms be near each other. Rooms were placed on opposite sides of the lobby, one on the North side and the other on the South.. When questioned, the front desk attendant said curtly its just a request that they didn't have to satisfy. In our room we are on our second toilet leak in addition to an air conditioner leak on the carpet! They take care of each problem but we are scared of flushing the toilet and have to step on soggy carpet. Westin is really bringing our vacation down.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jalpack Great for families
This was our first time in Maui and certainly not the last! The Westin is absolutely beautiful property! The pools were great and location was perfect for everything! The beaches were amazing and great snorkeling in front of the hotel. I just wish the fitness facility was a little bit bigger and had a view of the outside instead of a wall. Most of the staff were very friendly. However, there was one person from concierge who was rude. I had just asked a simple question and she answered me like I was dumb and should've known the answer . We had also looked into their ownership and was a bit uncomfortable when one the person who talked to us about cost was intoxicated.
The food is quiet expensive. We were glad we had a kitchen.
Overall, we loved it and in fact will be coming again next year!
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edwallie Mr & Mrs Edward Ashford
The pleasure was all ours. This vacation was all that I could have ever imagined. My husband and I are already planning another trip to the Islands, this time with our sons/daughter and their families.
Thank you so much,
Mr & Mrs Ashford
San Antonio, Texas
Keep your valets!!
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMyers10 Great Maui Option For Families
If you are planning a trip to Maui for the family, this property is a great option. The pool is great, location is close to many dining and activity options. Due to the size of the complex, the beach was always crowded while we were there, but if you have a rental car it is a short ride to public beach many of which are not very crowded during the week.
July 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CLouis Too many misses
Beautiful piece of property.
Good snorkeling off beach
Good food quality
Laid back atmosphere
Many outdoor gas grills
Very limited shade around pool
Extremely uncomfortable lounge chairs
4 by 4 foot opening between bathroom and living space results in limited privacy
Table in studio too small to eat at
South Villa Studio's have no balconies
Location is North of Black Rock and somewhat remote making it very difficult to walk to restaurants and shopping
Ten dollar cocktails
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TraceyTraveler Westin Ocean Villas
The staff was really helpful. Rooms were very comfortable with kitchen, and washer/dryer. Definitely would stay there again.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrissyo Beautiful location and amenities
Our stay here this past week was absolutely wonderful. The grounds, restaurant, pool, lobbies etc. were perfectly maintained and staffed for this busy time of year. Joyrama was especially helpful to us when we had a hiccup with our "go green" promotion one evening. We will definitely be back as we also so appreciated the showers and guest lounge while we had to wait for our red-eye flight back to California. So very nice to have.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by USCTROJANS Housekeeping:(
We stayed here for 5 nights and 6 days for our 2 year anniversary.Housekeeping cleaned and made up our room 1day! We called and requested that our room needed to be cleaned. Each night we returned from all day sight seeing and excursions. Our room was never made up or cleaned. That is totally (Unacceptable)! Other than the housekeeping,the resort is AWESOME!
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JasLace Wonderful Experience
This Resort was great. It had such a great location and great amenities. We loved the beach in a spot that wasn't very crowded. The whirlpool tub was great. It was nice having the washer dryer, full fridge, and dvd player.
It was near everything and the shuttle to all the other SPG hotels was great to have access to their amenities like the golf course.
The staff was so friendly and they gave us a nice welcome gift. Every person stopped what they were doing to help or ask questions. We were treated very well here.
We will now make this a must return location because of this place. Our only fear is there was construction going on next door, it looks like another resort being put up. So we are worried that quiet part of the beach may not be so quiet if we return.
July 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MAUIAZ AVOID- they don't care!
AVOID AT ALL COSTS! WE OWN 2 WEEKS IN A 2 BEDROOM AT THIS RESORT - OCEAN VIEW TOO. WE BOOK OUR RESERVATIONS 8-12 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. EVERY SINGLE YEAR WE GET SCREWED AND PLACED IN AN AWFUL ROOM. THERE IS ALWAYS A NEW EXCUSE FOR WHY WE ARE NOT GETTING OUR OCEAN VIEW ROOM. I AM HERE NOW FOR MY 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND THIS PLACE HAS RUINED IT! On top of always getting a horrible room, they now allow smoking! I have owned here for 7 years and there has never been smoking allowed. Apparently smoking was voted in a couple years ago- we were never informed or given the chance to vote against it. Now we have to endure the smell of cigarettes our entire vacation. The spa was awful. Paid $105 for a gel manicure and the girl left me with 3 bleeding fingers! Both fitness centers are small and packed until 2 pm in the afternoon- great time to work out while on vacation right? Housekeeping service is very friendly. The front desk is by far the worst out of every SPG property we have ever stayed at. They just don't care at all about anything. It's almost like they think we have to stay here and don't have any choices to stay somewhere else! I'm dumping this property as soon as we get home! The only positive thing about this place is the snorkeling in front of the property - it's the best on the island! Thankfully it's a public beach so you don't have to stay here to use the beach. Goodbye Westin Ka'anapali - never again will I stay here.
July 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JE326 Nice hotel but service was lacking
During our stay;
* The first room we were given, the room key didn't work
* Once we got a key that worked the room wasn't cleaned
* Front desk stay was unhelpful in finding another room
* As soon as we got to our new room the toilet clogged
* Waited an hour for maintenance to turn up
* Maintenance left a mess
* Waited another hour for housekeeping to turn up to clean the mess
* In all the toilet clogged four more times while we were there
This is a nice property, in a great location but the service does not meet our expectations of the brand. We were hoping for a nice relaxing vacation but ended up spending far too much our our time dealing with "issues".
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zolten5 5TH Birthday
Living on Maui it is always nice to dress up and play "visitor" for a day.
We were able to book a villa, during PEAK season, using our SPG points. The upgrade to ocean front was above and beyond any expectations. A few of my son's friends were able to come join the fun at the pirate pool and the amazing Fish Pipe.
The parents enjoyed my famous grilled fish tacos under a cabana near by.
Reviewing the pictures I will bet that my boys favorite part was enjoying an XL bubble bath with hid two year old sister.
Many Mahalos for everything!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobby1531 Fitness facilities need improvement
Beautiful villas and grounds on a great beach; very clean and well tended to EXCEPT for the fitness centers. There was no one monitoring either of the two fitness facilities and kids were often found running around unsupervised. The equipment was old, dirty and not well maintained and had limited or broken TV's. VERY disappointing as I need to workout daily due to a physical condition and we were told that The Westins are known for their fitness facilities.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CM32 Great experience
The Westin Ka'anapali is a wonderful resort, the grounds are fabulous and the staff is great.
The only draw back is that the studio rooms are small and not very family friendly. They have small fridges and no stove which makes feeding kids hard.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill36 A Relaxing Place in the Sun
The Western KA'ANAPALI Ocean Resort Villas Is a prestine abode far from the madding crowds ignoble strife. The sun , the wind the ambience of the resort all combined enhances yur stay at the resort.It is truly a welcoming place to melt your worries away. Try it you will like the resort .
July 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by keenirene Very comfortable, well appointed studio
This studio villa was very well appointed with everything we needed to do some basic food preparation. The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff very responsive to all requests. We enjoyed the proximity to the pool and ocean and were grateful for the Kids Club activities.
July 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ilovemaui OK but not great
The parking is awful!!!! Something needs to be done asap. The accessories (from decor to kitchen accessories) in the room are super cheap. I felt like one in a million and like more personal service at smaller venues. Plus I felt they nickel and dime you alot (cost for cabana, beach chairs, etc)
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Di4tennis This hotel was absolutely amazing
This hotel was amazing; the staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Very clean room, pools were very nice. We loved the features from access to the beach and several gas grills we used to cook our dinners! We highly recommend this hotel for a vacation; especially if you have kids. Beaches were pristine and the snorkeling was the best we have seen.
July 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fri2013 Vacation at Westin Ka'anapali
Relaxing hotel with excellent snokeling just off the beach. This is our second visit and plan on returning in the future.
July 1, 2013