Rated 5 out of 5 by 1stVisit1974 One of the best on Ka'anapali
Sheraton at Black Rock has always been a favorite of ours. The grounds are extremely well kept, and the staff is friendly and works very hard tom make sure your stay is enjoyable. This was our 8th trip to the Sheraton and it was as pleasant as the first.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesF Best Resort on the Planet!
We are long time SPG members and this resort is hands down the best we have ever stayed in. The place is beautiful inside and out. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the resort staff made sure we had an unforgettable experience.
February 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MauiStay2014 Average, poor communication, non-existant "discounts"
In general the property is very nice. Most of the buildings are open, so if there are strong winds, it can be quite loud in the hallways.
The beds are ok, but I found them not to be as comfortable as other hotels I've stayed at in Maui.
A "sweepstakes" card is left in the rooms indicating you could win a variety of prizes, including cash. Scratch the card to see what you win. This is a gimmick to lure you down to the vacation desks and sign you up for a time share presentation. For your time, you can choose compensation (which appeared to be resort credit only). There was no sweepstakes.
When checking in, the front desk attendant told us we would receive a 20% discount on *all* food & beverage purchases on the property if we associated a SPG account number with our reservation & mentioned the discount when dining. No restrictions. I provided my SPG number and was told it was added to our reservation. That evening, we asked a waitress at the Cliff Drive Grill if the discount could be applied. She informed us the discount was 35% off at some of the restaurants, excluding Cliff Drive Grill of course, and the discount would be applied automatically at check-out. When checking out, we saw no discounts applied on any of the food purchases we made and asked the front desk attendant to again clarify what the discount, if any, was supposed to be. She informed us a 20% discount is available at the Black Rock & Teppan-yaki Dan restaurants only and we would need to have booked under a SPG daily room rate to receive the discount. Being told there was a discount influenced our purchases. This was a clear bait & switch tactic. Overall poor communication and unethical practices. Management needs to provide a clear message to all staff & guests and end the gimmicks.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovetogolf aloha paradise
Very accommodating staff throughout the resort and a wonderful experience. The Sheraton is perfectly located to everything, yet feels peaceful and restorative. I've been to this property several times and can't wait to return.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hula23 Paradise at black rock
This property is my favorite on Maui. From the excellent location and snorkeling at black rock to the outstanding staff and the beautiful pool it is awesome. A special thank you to Evelyn at the front desk. She made us feel very special.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by seahawks maui stay
This is the best hotel ever from the employees to the facilities,they just treat you special with a smile.The pool is incredible,thank you very much for the best vacation ever,we stay here every year on my birthday and anniversary.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sally29 Sheraton Maui Black Rock
From speaking with David in Reservations through spg to the front desk employees...ivy and Penolope...and the housekeeper for our room...it was a lovely experience and we are looking forward to returning someday.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NutsforHawaii The absolute most accommodating hotel ever!
From the time we pulled up to the circle at the lobby we were treated like family, friends, best customers. The employees made us feel so welcome and special and appreciated we did not want to leave. It was the greatest!
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by justkath great vacation
Had a nice room in building 6 which was unexpected. Total peace and quiet away form the pool and public areas. Watching whales breach was an additional treat. Nearby snorkeling was just what we wanted.
December 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mangoWoman Enjoyable
We spent 4 nights in a Deluxe Ocean View category room. No special treatment as SPG Gold other than early check-in; our room was a standard Deluxe Ocean View as far as I could tell.
The room featured a very comfortable bed, mini-fridge, flat screen TV, and safe. Internet is via a cable (no wireless) that was inconveniently placed next to a nightstand, not on the desk where one would expect to set up a laptop. Also, one of the main light switches near the entrance would shut off power to half the room, which we found very odd.
The grounds are wonderful and spacious and did not seem crowded. Beach is very nice and snorkeling around Black Rock was excellent. Service poolside was good.
Our rate included a breakfast buffet which was decent, but could have used more variety, esp. in the fresh fruit selection (no Lilikoi). The menu price for the breakfast was $29 per person which I would not recommend paying, but if you can get it included in your hotel rate for a nominal surcharge I would recommend. The restaurant seating was open air next to some pools and was very nice.
October 24, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by YongFeng Worst experience in all SPG hotels
Good at location and view.
But I was very disappoint for a terrible Front desk man. And a worse call center and complain handle way.
I've forgotten the name of that Guy.
He was very un-friendly when my arrival and checking-in(around 12:00 pm). He wouldn't answer any questions I asked.
And on the 2nd night, I found that I left my glasses in the restaurant of this hotel. When I went to front desk to seek help. He was still very unfriendly and NO HELP! Finally I went to the restaurant and another staff David help me to find my glass out.
The most bad thing is, I complained this to the call center of SPG, again and again, lot of international telephone fee, no result and sound feedback.!!!!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HI4me93 Great time in Maui
The resort room and grounds are beautiful. We had great views of Lanai and Moloka'i. The beach was the best one I've been on in Hawaii. Excellent snorkeling with lots of fish and turtels.
December 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sridhar Bad staff - especially at the reception
This hotel does not recognize you if you book the room through a 3rd party website despite you being a SPG gold member. They want you to book directly on their website for you to get any benefits.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tommy61 TRUE PARADISE
This Sheraton is great ...Very Beautiful !!!
Everything about it is wonderful...very friendly staff, great location...very happy and hope to stay again. Thank you Sheraton Maui !!
March 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MauiLover1 Good Hotel but doesn't meet Sheraton Standards
First off, the hotel staff was really friendly and trying to be as accommodating as possible. However, the facility clearly needs a refresh. Old carpet everywhere and it feels like it has never been touched after it opened.; feels like the top of the line circa 1985.
We have been asked to upgrade the room for an additional 25$ to get a deluxe Ocean View but other than being at the very last building (the far end of the hotel) the view wasn't better than the standard ocean view. For everything we wanted to do and everywhere we went there was an absurd extra expense. The internet, for which we paid in the resort fee, was really slow and barely useable. After talking to the reception they recommended that we pay an additional fee of 16$ for a faster connection.
I am a Gold member of SPG but apparently it didn't show up in the reservation system and therefore didn't get any of the benefits. I stayed at another SPG property the week before where I was properly recognized as a Gold member.
All in all, a bit disappointing and the first answer the staff was giving us at the reception was: you can get a better deal by paying more.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by randyp22 Sheraton Kaanapali
Hotel was great. Great views of the beach and ocean. Short walking distance to Whalers Village for dining, shopping, and water actives. We'll be back.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paolo2098 Spring Break Family Vacation March 2013
Facilities, staff and overall experience was among the best our family have experienced anywhere in the world and clearly tops among Starwoods properties.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cat13 Felt really part of the family of Sheraton
As a returnee twice a year I am given so much love and attention from the desk to the beach to my wonderful "angel room cleaners. " It is just awesome.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brodieb We found the sea turtles, great spot
I would go here again for sure, we stayed in a deluxe oceanfront room and it was great. good view, large room. Its not all fancy but its clean and has a good island feel, we travel in other areas of Hawaii and it was very comfortable. Friendly staff. The onsite food is quite spendy so get the lounge access for breakfast and dinner snack for free drinks, its worth it. the beach is great, good snorkeling. Black rock is where the turtles are and its friendly to jump off of... First 20 minutes in the water I was swimming with turtles.. taking my kids later this year there...
April 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tmr38 okay
It was okay but expected more for the price. the property was really nice but the food was definitely sub par and over priced even for Maui.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by m324 Perfect Location
My favorite hotel in Maui. I have stayed at many high end hotels in Maui but I always come back to the Sheraton. Best location.
July 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by HI4Me Don't plan on using the internet at this hotel.
Internet service was non-existent which was a big negative especially since it is a portion of the daily resort fee charge. However, kudos to the front desk for removing the resort fee charge from our bill upon checkout.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillW Great hotel
Been coming since 1991, love this hotel, the employees and the location.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by J4Man Clean, Nice Location
Great beach-side location. Some rooms are in isolated locations on property and confusing to find.
May 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Plan4You Sheraton Maui
Not what I expected. Sadly, it failed to meet the expectations outlined by other travellers.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarqueVI Beautiful hotel and location
One of the nicest vacation spots and facilities that we have ever encountered.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathy56 Great location and hotel grounds are beautiful
Great snorkeling/beach/hotel grounds. Registration staff and concierge very helpful.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Microsoft Best of the Best
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by John99 Beautiful Resort
First let me preface this review by saying I am Starwood Gold so I do hold Sheraton to a quite a high standard. First thing I would say is this is a stunning resort right beside black rock. Check in was a breeze, and the front desk staff was very helpful. While the resort is very spread out, if you don’t mind a small walk each day you cannot beat the views that it provides. The only draw back I found was that not all the staff are as helpful as the front desk staff. We primarily had 3 small issues that need not have happened, and could have been solved quite quickly I thought. However, 2 of the three never did get resolved ( daily paper, maintenance issue) and the third we had to keep reminding the front desk about. We ask for and were confirmed a late check out but the front desk did not put the confirmation into the system. After three visits back to the desk they finally got it right. While this in no way spoiled our vacation I really do wish they could have dealt with the issues in a more professional manner in keeping with the exceptional quality of the resort. However, overall I would give this resort a very high recommendation, and hope that they invest some more in training staff with how to deal with customer issues.
December 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bugly91 Great location, comfortable rooms
The beach is great here - snorkeling is a short walk away from your room and we saw fish, sea turtles and reef with plenty of coral. Black rock was also very scenic and there were plenty of people jumping off.
The water is very calm and is suitable for swimming, the sun is hot and it's quite perfect for family, sunbathing, couples - whatever.
The room was great, but we had two bulbs out and they had to be changed. Also, we called down to have the valet bring the car out and it never happened, so we had to sit and wait 15 minutes for this to happen. This made us late for our surf lesson.
March 14, 2013