Rated 5 out of 5 by YandS Great service
This hotel was not only beautiful but offered excellent service!
March 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mcksteve Poor room cleanliness & staff communication
Arrived early, so expected to wait. took 3 1/2 hours to get a room and was never called by staff to notify room was ready. Checked many times.
Hotel lost my families luggage and I had to search throughout the hotel to only find our luggage unsecured with no other luggage carts. Never asked for ID to get it. I had a hip replacement and asked to use cart to take to our room and staff aggressively rejected my request.
Bed sheets in room had blood and dirt in the sheets. Staff did replace, but this is unacceptable.
Upon check out, my son left a carry on bag at hotel. I called and staff was helpful to ship back to us and of course charge. Not a big deal if our bag ever reached our residence, but has not in over 2 weeks. Was told it cannot be tracked and we are out the baggage containing memento's and the cost of shipping. Was informed that staff asked me the level of shipping and was correct. I was however never notified as to having no availability to track with the shipping I chose. I was also let know that the loss prevention people don't ship items, so are not aware of shipping levels. I suppose I am the only person to have left an item in the Westin before then.
Attractions at hotel were great.
Cleanliness, staff helpfulness, communication of staff and actual value of stay are on par with a 2 star hotel.
My last stay in Maui was at another hotel (4 star) in Wailea and was cheaper and a much more efficient & friendly staff.
I extensively traveled with work until about 2 years ago and lost my platinum starwoods membership status. I suppose I should have taken that as a sign before staying in a starwoods hotel.
August 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by brian62 the hotel was average
The lobby area was beautiful.
The rooms were very average (just renovated).
The toiletries are weak (not even in the room the first night).
The food pricing was outrageous ($32. for a sandwich and a bag of chips through room service!!).
The computer system to change rooms must be archaic as it took half an hour to find another room.
Would not recommend
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by amkelly Most Amazing Hotel!!
What an absolutely stunning hotel to stay at while already on such a beautiful island!
We came to Maui on a trip with our friends for 6 days before my boyfriend & I checked into the Westin for our last night in Maui together, we were so excited! Westin Hotels are my favorite Starwood Brand - oh the Heavenly Bed, its so comfortable!!
Dawn at the Front Desk was an angel, she was able to upgrade us to the most amazing Suite since we were only there for one night (Thursday) and sent up a bottle of Champagne. My boyfriend actually ended up proposing that night, so it literally made the entire night a dream!
I work at a resort in San Diego and could not be happier with our entire experience at this hotel. We can't wait to come back!
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teabee excellent service by staff
The Hotel staff from checking to checkout were absolutely fantastic. Just one example is Housekeeping. Our housekeeper was Merlita Bagalacsa. She cleaned our room and made it shape every day. Her friendly attitude and constant smile, were evident that she wanted to do her part to make our stay fantastic. You could tell she really enjoyed her job!
March 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by marco60cr Mixed Feelings
This is almost certainly one of the best hotels in Ka’anapali. This was our second stay, the first one was memorable, and even this one was pleasant; should we come back, we may stay here again.
Having said that, there are few things that would require hotel management’s attention:
We were on the 8th floor, in the Beach Tower overlooking Whalers Village, Ka’anapali beach, and the island of Molokai; indeed a beautiful, very spacious room, well maintained, with a great view. There is one drawback, though: at 6am, sometimes even earlier trucks begin loading/unloading stuff at the Whalers Village; they don’t care about your sleep, so they keep the trucks engine on all the time, to say nothing about the continuous beep-beep, when they are maneuvering; if you are not an early bird, you have to know that the top and most expensive rooms are not the best as far as sleep quality is concerned.
We had breakfast buffet at the Relish – formerly ‘Ono – restaurant throughout our stay; we would like to thank Carlito for warmly welcoming us every morning, always striving to give us the best table, and to make us feel special. The quality and variety of the buffet though was a serious issue: if you are staying more than just a couple of days, you will get really bored. From a $30 per person buffet, plus tip, we would have expected higher quality, and especially more variety.
Housekeeping must be severely understaffed: they knock at your door as early as 8am, and if you miss *this* opportunity, your room may be made sometime in the afternoon; even repeatedly calling guest services won’t help much: “we ares sooo sorry!”, but nothing happens, which makes us think that staff couldn’t care less.
No SPG line at check-in; minimal benefits for SPG platinum (premium internet for free) and gold members. Last minute breaking news: we didn’t get a 1pm “late” check-out – standard check-out time is noon.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VitaminDdeficient Could not have been happier.
After reading some of the less than stellar recent reviews of this property, my wife and I seriously considered staying elsewhere prior to booking. We eventually decided to spend eight nights at the Westin Ka'anapali with our young children and we could not have been happier with our decision. The location and amenities were ideal and each and every member of the staff went above and beyond our expectations. It was the perfect getaway for our family. Thank you to all of the hotel staff members that helped make our stay so memorable!
March 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by atlanta246 Dated, Lots of Construction, Not Execeptional
We arrived in late September for a seven night stay at the Maui Westin. The lobby entrance was nice and check-in went smoothly, after check-in we headed up to our room on the 8th floor. This is where our problems started.
Our initial impression was formed by the smell of stale air as we walked into the room, the room smelled "wet," not a fresh sea breeze type of smell, but one from a damp closet where the air had sat stagnant for an extended period of time.
The fit and furnishings to the main living area/vanity area/bathroom could best be described as dated - like a room that would have been popular in style while Miami Vice was popular. Westin apparently agrees with me on some level because much of this tower is being remodeled.
Construction starts every morning promptly at 9a and ends sometime after 5p from Monday to Sunday (despite what the desk states about construction halting on Sundays, it most definitely occurred while we visited) and consists of the drills, saws and other power tools that shook and rattled our room. It was impossible to sleep in, enjoy breakfast in the room or hang out on the balcony to take in the view while construction went on during the day.
I cannot express my level of frustration with the way hotel management handled our issues with the construction. We were blamed by staff for booking during a construction period which is spelled out somewhere on this website, but I absolutely cannot find. We were offered either eliminated resort charges OR a room change to an available room. Since the only available room meant moving from an ocean view to a 2nd floor view of the parking lot, we opted for eliminated room charges. My opinion is that management's attempts to the remedy the situation fell flat and there seemed to be a general level of disinterest in dealing with construction complaints because, again, this was apparently my fault.
In all, it was an extremely disappointing stay in a dated property with an awesome location on Maui but I would definitely not recommend the hotel or the staff for a stay in the near future.
October 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by chickenbark Construction Alert!!!!
I checked into the Maui resort this past Friday, April 13 and here for a few more days. While I agree that this resort is outdated and needs updating I WAS NOT told that there would be construction going on during my stay. I would not have chosen to stay here during this time. It is bad business to not let customers booking your hotel know that you will be doing construction. This hotel is over priced and does not meet the expectations of what you expect from a Westin property. Rooms are small and bathrooms resemble something you would find in a cheap hotel. There is nothing exceptional about the room other than the view of the ocean. You will pay a pretty penny for that.
I have called the manager of the property about the construction. I'm still waiting for a call back.
April 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Janellem Westin Ka'anapali
While I appreciated the upgrade to an ocean view room, the room was not available until 3:45PM, even though they promised 3:00PM. My husband wasn't feeling well, otherwise this wouldn't have been a big deal. The biggest disappointment was the room was above the alley between whalers village meaning we heard the delivery trucks, the trash dumps, the recycle dumps, the backing up trucks, etc. Even with the door closed. I wish the front desk would have disclosed this as I would have opted for a room that was quiet without a view.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nitch Great location
For a romantic getaway with incredible scenery, recreational features including golf, whale watching, beautiful beaches and pools, combined with unique boutique art, clothing and jewelry shops surrounded by fantastic food wherever you go…this is a keeper!
March 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by FL12 Not up to Westin Standards
We are Gold preferrred members & stay almost exclusively at Starwood properties. We were very disappointed with the service we received by the front desk staff at this resort (very rude and unaccomodating). We booked an oceanview room & our view was 80% obstructed by the other tower and we were not moved until the next day. The rooms are small and in need of major renovations. The bathroom was extremely small and dirty (looked like a bathroom you would get in a motel). The only positives we experienced here were the beautiful landscaping, the pools,the location, and the wonderful concierge staff. We come to Hawaii often and do not plan on staying at this resort again & can't recommend it to any others. For the amount of money we spent on this resort, we cannot say it was worth it.
February 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by clean789 great hotel horrible day spa
gorgeous hotel and "lobby" area.
super friendly staff everywhere.
private beach with tons of water activities available.
awesome pool(s) and pool bar.
great room, comfortable, awesome view from balcony.
excellent proximity to shopping, restaurants.
bathroom in our hotel room had beach sand on the floor from previous guests.
There's only 1 Jacuzzi in the pool area that's really small and not super hot.
the day spa is a joke. It's way over priced, and when we went, the men's steam room was broken and the women's Jacuzzi was broken. The staff was a bit snooty about it and the inside of the women's locker room was completely trashed-wet towels everywhere, used products strewn about, used wash rags in the shower, hair and hair ties on the counters, cups everywhere....I paid double price for THIS?! So not worth it.
-construction was going on, so we had to PAY more to get a room that didn't have construction noise/interference. We were not told about this at booking.
-the beach yoga teacher never showed up...glad we didn't pay ahead of time...
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ottschwiz Ottschwiz
The first night we signed up for the "green" initiative which says that we would waive room services for the next day. What we didn't realize was that their stance was that if you waived one day, you waived your entire trip so we went six days without any cleanup or fresh towels. Completely unacceptable when you are paying this type of premium for a room. Also food at the resort restaurant is average at best and very expensive for what you get.
March 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lwyr2002 Disappointed thus far...
Just spent 10 hours flying across country only to find out my reservation hasn't been properly followed thru with and now the charge per day extra to guarantee connecting rooms that I was quoted and agreed to pay just happens to not show up anywhere now...not NEAR the level of customer service one has grown accustomed to with a Starwood property and the Westin name. We will see, maybe this will turn around,,,I will be more than happy to amend this review if it does.
March 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BMW719 Tired Gem
This place is in an ideal location-but the facilities are tired and the front desk staff are "resting on their laurels." They do not have to treat you like you are wanted and special because they are so use to people picking this place due to the location that they do not have to work hard for repeat business.
The good news is that they are remodeling. However, that just means that soon they will raise their prices, and still not worry about customer service
July 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by FRANKW VERY NOISY "DELUXE" ROOM
This was our first vacation in 10 years. When making the reservation, I stressed that we wanted a quiet room. We were talked into to the "DELUXE OCEAN VIEW ROOM."
However, that room overlooks an alley where deliveries to a number of restaurants and other business occur every morning, starting at 7:00 a.m., and sometimes earlier.
Back up alarms, loud voices, slamming doors. . . . all were awful.
We tried to move rooms twice . . . but no assistance.
February 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dana Disappointing Stay
I visited the Westin Maui as the first leg in my Hawaiian honeymoon. Upon entering the hotel, I was very impressed with the look of the lobby. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there. The woman who checked us in was quite rude from the start. We had to wait several hours for our room to be ready and I was completely shocked when I opened the door. The room is clearly in need of updates - the carpet was fraying, the furniture was all scratched up, the TV was ill placed, and the bathroom smelled musty. We were promised an ocean view and while we could see the water, a large portion of the view was blocked by the new tower.
The concierge that we met with was unhelpful and decidedly unprofessional in demeanor.
While the shared facilities (pool, beach, gym) were great, I could never really get over the rough shape that the room was in.
January 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by WirePaladin This can't be a Westin
The previous review is spot on. This hotel does not come close to what should be Westin standards. Small cramped outdated rooms, poorly designed. Loung chairs by pool totally jammed up against one another perfect if you're a sardine. Pool service virtually non-existant. They put used amenity bottles in the room! The manager did not seem to concerned when complained, offered nothing in good will. On the par of a budget hotel. Location was good.
February 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stefen123 Very Disappointing Accomodations!!!
Booked trip with points for 2 rooms from 12/26/12 - 1/2/13. Had requested upgrade months ahead of the actual stay with plenty of upgrade awards in my account.
At checking, was told no upgrade, and no room with any view available.
We were given 2 rooms overlooking the parking lot with tons of noise and construction work going on the entire time.
To add insult to injury, we asked for late check out (4pm) which is very common for platinums at this property. Had to request to speak to Manager and after insisting, we were allowed to keep only 1 of the 2 rooms until 4pm (and had to move all our stuff into 1 room, wasting ton of time instead of enjoying the ocean).
January 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Melb2013 Extreme disappointment
We were extremely disappointed. The old rooms were not clean, falling apart, tiny and extremely expensive given their appalling condition. We were not told of construction noise until our arrival. There was no information readily accessible to advise of such noise on the website. We were not provided with promised follow up by managenent. We moved hotels after 2 days. At new hotel we paid less and received far superior service.
January 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by rds15 Hotel has staffing problems
Hotel much better than last trip 4 years ago. Disappointed with staffing at front desk at checkout. We left at noon which is check out time and only 2 pp working the desk and line for check in/out was long.Felt the F&B service was just ok, with their pricing I expected more. $30 for breakfast buffet? Wow! Why do you close the "snack bar" at 3:30 each day? Makes no sense. The self park is good however the stalls are too small.
November 21, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by KGTraveler Room Cleanliness or lack there-of
It took 4 complaints to 3 different managers to get my room cleaned at my recent stay at the Westin Resort in Maui - very frustrating, especially when spending a significant amount for a 1 week VACATION in Hawaii. I provided my feedback to the Starwoods corporate team and they accommodated my concerns with points back. While it doesn't make up for the frustration, it was great to see them make an effort to correct a mistake.
January 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JOSEZAPATA Hotel room is worn out
The hotel room needs a renovation
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusieCanada Best vacation ever
Just got home from 6 nights @ the Westin Maui and trying to figure out how to get back. The hotel is beautiful !!! We loved going between the ocean and the pool swimming each day.
The lady (she was english) who cleaned our room (1085) was wonderful and did everything she could to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. I am just sorry that I didn't get her name.
The Luau was terrific as well and the master of ceremonies was VERY funny.
Only 2 negatives 1) our room faced Whalers shopping plaza and every morning at 6AM we were awakened to the sound of the trucks going BEEP BEEP BEEP backing up to drop off their deliveries. I could also hear the room upstairs and next to us opening up their sliding doors. I would have thought that sound proofing would be better.
2) For a hotel that costs over $400 a night, you look cheap handing out a 50 cent shell lei. You should be giving women a nice one with flowers. I was really looking forward to this and was very dissapointed.
November 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JRflorida Dirty and underwhelming. Does not meet Westin standards.
We travel a lot and stay in Westins worldwide. Although conveniently located, this Westin does not live up to the Westin standard. It was old, shabby, dirty and understaffed.
The rooms are small and dark. the pool is nicely landscaped but outdated.
At one point the property Was nice but it needs an overhaul. The spa and gym was an exception. It was very nice.
December 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by harriman12 Way too overpriced
At almost $600/night, I was extremely disappointed with my room. The "ocean view" looked over the roof of the building overlooking the pool. If you looked sharply to the right you could see a little bit of the ocean. The staff was not very accommodating when I arrived and stated my dissatisfaction. I did stay 5 days and the staff I encountered got better.
January 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stacy25 Construction Really Loud!!
We went 25 years ago for our honeymoon it was really great! We went back for our 25th Wedding Anniversary it was a nightmare!!! The worst trip we have ever had. The staff was rude, management was awful! I really cannot believe The Westin and SPG recognize this property as theirs. Really bad! Do not stay here!!!!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beaversosu Returning gold SPG guests
We are always treated so well upon arrival from the bellman to the front desk. We most always receive some type of upgrade!
February 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rahul31 Horrible check in, rude and inattentive staff, mistakes in invoice
Starting from check in experience, the board says for elite but anyone standing in that line is ignored.
Rooms remained uncleaned for 3 out of 4 nights we stayed there. Everytime we ordered dinner for two they forgot to bring enough plates and silverware. Food order itself was mistaken. Asked for salt and pepper, both things came in empty.
Worst of all, the invoice of some other room was added to ours, the only helpful staff (Nika/Niko) was helpful in correcting that.
The staff was rude when we asked for late checkout and they started lecturing us about what we should and should not do to avoid such a situation.
June 27, 2013