Rated 1 out of 5 by Ceh613 This Hotel ignores its guests
I stayed at his property 3 times between Nov and Feb of this year, was only SPG floor once, despite lifetime gold status. On my middle trip I was charged 3 times for Internet access, 3 x $104 / week. I noticed when doing my expenses and phoned the hotel, was transferred to accounting, left my name, phone number and account number, no returned call. I was sent an email asking for this public referral, but if I had an issue to please send a private email. I did, along with a PDF image of my bill showing the 3 charges for over $104, no response from the Hotel.
Add to this frequent long lines at reception as another sign of uncaring staff and I recommend you stay at one of the other fine Hotels at Ka'anapali.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by missingmaui wonderful facility wonderful staff
Comfortable, clean, stylish and great views!
The Westin Maui Resort and Spa makes paradise even better!
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ricky43 Tropical Paradise
The staff at the Westin truly makes you feel as though they want you to have the best experience ever! They cater to all your needs with compassion but most definately with ALOHA!
April 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricky26 This resort is walking distance from everything you may want to do.
The resort has a beautiful location on Kaanapali Beach. It is walking distance from great good, shopping, and numerous water activities. We got married at the resort and found the staff very courteous and helpful.
May 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JMNYC Disappointing service despite beautiful property
I am an SPG Platinum member and booked a room using Starpoints for an impromptu getaway. Having been to the Westin Maui as a child with my family, I was excited to return and introduce my boyfriend to the beautiful property I remembered -- the lovely artwork, the amazing brunch buffet, and the magical pool/beach area.
While the grounds were as beautiful as I remembered, and the pool/restaurant staff were lovely, the front desk staff disappointed severely.
I originally applied Suite Night Awards to the stay, but upon speaking with SPG Platinum Concierge before arriving, I was advised that availability looked good and I was likely to get a Platinum room upgrade without using up my Suite Night Awards. Upon checking in, I was told that the hotel was fully booked, and no Platinum upgrades were available. Not a huge deal, but the front desk wasn't at all apologetic. The mountain view room was fine, except for very slow drains in the tub and sink,
On our first day, we returned to the room at 4pm to get ready for a luau dinner, only to find that the room had not been cleaned. I spoke to the front desk to make sure there wasn't some sort of mix-up with our reservation, and the staff member defensively replied, "well, our staff have until 4pm to clean the rooms." When I pointed out that it was already 4pm and the room was not clean, she simply replied, "well, sometimes it takes them longer." I didn't actually mind that the room wasn't made up -- I simply wanted to make sure the hotel knew we weren't leaving -- but I did mind the unfriendly reply.
Besides the lack of a room upgrade, I was really disappointed in the Platinum benefits provided by the hotel. I understand that this is a resort property in a popular area, but there were virtually no Platinum benefits that didn't require additional purchase. Nearly all perks were 10% or 20% off additional purchases or services. As such, I didn't feel rewarded for my loyalty in the slightest -- I felt that any reward was contingent upon additional custom, which is contrary to how most Starwood properties acknowledge my loyalty.
One of the most appreciated Platinum benefits is guaranteed late checkout. However, this property doesn't offer this benefit -- Platinum late checkout is "upon availability." When I requested an extended checkout at exactly 8am the day of our departure (the first moment I was permitted to place the request), I was denied. Funny that it was critical that the staff clean my room immediately when I was departing, but not at all when I was staying. I ultimately negotiated my way to an extra hour in the room, but once again, the staff was defensive and unfriendly regarding my request.
While the property remains magical, I was disappointed in the service -- on my next trip to Maui, I will opt to pay more to stay somewhere else where customer service is a higher priority.
October 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by UNINFORMEDGUEST Under Construction
You need to inform guests that the hotel will be under construction and give them a deal for tolerating such conditions. The construction elevator, the back-up noise of trucks, the jack hammering, drilling, etc. We couldn't use our room during the day. We were woke up early with construction. This was annoying when you're on VACATION. Why are you doing construction during SPRING BREAK??? One of the busiest times of the year???
The key cards worked one out of 10 times.
The bathroom doors didn't lock.
The paint is peeling off. The wallpaper is bubbling all over the place.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wynnesf11 My wife and I rated this hotel a "10"
My wife and I just returned from our Honeymoon. We rated all of the hotels we stayed at, the cruise we were on and all of the areas we visited. This hotel was the only thing close to a "10".
The resort was unbelievable! There were pools, waterfalls, wildlife, trees and lights everywhere! It was literally right on the beach too. The view from the beach, and our room was amazing as well. You can see the islands of Lanai and Molokai perfectly.
We also visited during the Whale season when all of the Humpback Whales travel to Hawaii. We sat on the lawn chairs at the resort and watched the whales in perfect naked eye view breaching and playing for hours. It was so incredible! The area is part of a whale sanctuary so they play all day long and it was so cool to watch.
This hotel was absolutely the cherry on top for our final few days of our Honeymoon.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chenley Great hotel but no balcony in small S tower rooms
We love staying here and the small room is perfect for us. My only "complaint" is that the small units in the south tower do not have balconies upon which you can sit. We did no realize this before and will be sure to ask for a north tower room in the future.
Also, WAY more kids this year (during school time) than ever before (and the "adult" pool is NOT in a sunny location.)
LOVED the canoe trip which left right in front of the place and snorkeling is fabulous right off the beach!!
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcoletto Excellent Amenities
The pool, spa, gym, etc. all exceeded my expectations!
April 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HazelV This hotel has been "rode hat and put away wet"!
Upon arrival we were told our room was being cleaned and would be ready at 4. We checked several times with the front desk as the time grew close to 5pm. Same answer every time "it's not ready yet" "we will call you when it's finished. Finally, after getting very frustrated after 5pm my husband went to the front desk to complain and we were told that the room was actually finished at around 3. Seriously!
Biggest let down is the rooms are outdated and just plain worn out!
Carpet in the hallways leading to the room are filthy and bunched and gathered. Walls look dirty and old.
Bathrooms are again outdated. Tiles have cracks and grout missing walls just dirty
Carpet in the room dirty, bunched and gathered with threads hanging out
Balcony was cracked and bubble with paint lifting. Rails are old and dated
Staff at front desk were very basically unhelpful and just the attitude of going through the motions
Concierge were terrific
Housekeeping were most helpful considering the very daunting job they are given
Hostess for Relish is like a robot especially at breakfast. Like they are doing you a favor to take your name to seat you.
Waiters and bartenders were great
Valet were great
Pool and beach staff were great
Spa is worn out. Who wants to pay money for that!
Blond spin class teacher is soooooo annoying!!!! Which many of us comment on after the class was over. Where was Alesha or an equivalent replacement while she was on vacation.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoconutMaiTaiDenise The staff is what makes this hotel so great
I've stayed at the Maui Westin Resort many times and I keep coming back because the staff is so great - specifically Brent, Jose and Guy at the Relish Bistro Bar or as I still call it, Ono's Bar & Grill. Brent, Jose and Guy are top notch, first class, the best at what they do - which is to make guests feel welcome and comfortable; they're just like old friends!! Also on this most recent stay I was very impressed with the person who helped me when I checked in.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeslieK Fun & relaxing resort!
It was great to get away to Kaanapali, Maui for a vacation with my dad, who is an SPG member. We had our room upgraded to ocean-view, and had a fantastic time. The grounds were beautiful, the pool was fabulous and the proximity to shopping (Whaler's village) was awesome! Will definitely come back!
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BANDIT05 THIS IS A GREAT RESORT HOTEL
The changes made to the overall facility and rooms since I was last there are positive.
The restaurants could be better to encourage more facility use.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shirley1225 We love Westin Maui Resort Hotel, but it needs help!!!
Our overall rating was good..we had some issues with some staff members, and our room was not always cleaned to our espectaions, i.e., supplies missing, also room was not properly cleaned on our last day (bath supplies only were replaced) but beds were not made before we left Maui. During 1st few days the refrig. froze everything incl. our drinks. Mechanic tech. turned down the refrig. temp. than it leaked water everywhere. We had to pay $73 for 2 sandwiches thru your in-room service + tax & tip.! That is rediculously high!!
**We are Platinum members of SVP!!!**
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Margo27 Relaxing
The resort was located in a great area of west Maui. Had a nice boardwalk along the ocean. Loved the pools and water slide. Just beautiful to walk the grounds and relax.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mandtgrassi GREAT STAY
We had a wonderful stay, this was the second time staying and everything was perfect.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vacation22 Excellent Hotel
Very well maintained hotel, friendly and helpful staff.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pin16 My stay at the Westin.
Excellent breakfasts, staff was terrific, especially housekeeping. Concierge was very helpful, and even sent over an appetizer for us at the restaurant.
Only 1 minor drawback was we requested early check-in, and that was not available.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dian14 Out-of-this-world Experience
We've been to the islands before, but this was a new experience --enjoyed all the accommodations, facilities, etc.. The shuttle to Lahaina and other spots was a true bonus (we hardly used the rental car).
May 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beda233 No ocean view
I wish I could post a current photo of my ocean view room. I'm sitting on my patio while my baby naps. We upgraded using starpoints because we knew we would spend 2-3 hours mid day back at the room while he napped. What a disappointment. We look straight ahead to the ocean tower and to the right we see the roof of the beach tower. We also had a nice conversation with the maintenance workers yesterday who were picking up trash from the roof we adjoin.
We can see the ocean if we stand up on our balcony, but that's the only way. Maybe I've been spoiled by Gold status over the years. With upgrades at check in at most resorts.
It's still a nice place, but don't upgrade. Not worth the points for what you get. Maybe paying guests get better views?
September 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nimul This hotel isn't all that great.
We decided to stay at this hotel for my 30th birthday. We had a Golf course and mountain view, which was ok. But then our TV broke and they changed our room. It all went down hill from there, the room they switched us to smelled like a sewer it was awfully loud and when I called to complain, they said they would switch our room again at 9:30pm! Considering we had 2 sleeping toddlers there was no way we were moving everything again! They didn't much to accommodate us either. I'm disappointed and probably will never return there or recommend it.
February 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by December2012 Needs updating
The pool was the best feature of the hotel.
The rooms need updating and cleaning (dead bugs on the ceiling, patio furniture was covered in dirt). The cleaning service did not do a good job at all. Mounds of dust left on nightstand around phone, patio was never cleaned, and the sheets had stains on them.
The concierge service messed up an appointment (booked it on the wrong day).
Nice access to the beach and a sunset cruise leaves directly out back (whale watching).
The fitness center has an outdoor area which was nice to workout outside.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nycdesign Rest and Relaxation
This was the perfect resort to stay at while in Maui. The grounds are beautiful - roaming flamingos, beautiful waterfalls, and the pools! The pool deck was beyond incredible. We had a great time relaxing by all of them, and had to take just a few steps to get to the sandy beach. It was perfect. The staff were very polite, attentive and accommodating. The food was good. I would definitely return.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danielle23 Best Hotel In Maui !
Beautiful hotel in a perfect location! The hotel is right on the water and near lots of fun restaurants, shops and amazing sights to see. The staff was nothing but superb and were always available to answer questions and give you ideas of fun activities to do. Special thanks to Sulinn for making my stay amazing and being so helpful. Overall I highly recommend this hotel for romantic getaways and family fun! I would choose this hotel over and over for my future stays in Maui !
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SweetSam09 Great Location Perfect for Kids
We recently spent 7 nights at the Westin in Maui along with our 4 kids, ages 9, 10, 13, and 13. No one wanted to leave. The 5 pools offered great variety for the kids. We were walking distance to Black Rock for some wonderful snorkeling. The luau on the Westin grounds was great for kids. Great show with fire dancers and NO buffet line. Family style table service was wonderful.
The 'self-parking" lot was full most nights so we received valet parking at no cost. Departure day was sad for everyone. The hotel offers a "hospitality" room so that we could check out at noon, swim the rest of the day, and still have access to a clean, fully stocked room to shower and dress for our late flight back to the mainland. As one of my daughters said, "I love my Westin."
August 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becky14 Beautiful hotel
The facilities are beautiful and every room has an amazing view of either the ocean or the mountains. The openness throughout the lobby and the great pool and beach views are amazing.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darkwing36 Love this place...
My wife and I have stayed here a minimum of 6 times, absolutely love this hotel, the location, the facility and especially the staff at this resort are amazing.
Would recommend this resort everyday of the week and have. The spirit of Aloha can really be felt and you can just slow down and escape into relaxation.
We'll be coming back again and again.
March 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by best427 This hotel has great features
tried to give us a much less of a room than we had paid for in the old part of the building we paid extra for the view of the pools and ocean and they told us the mountain view was an upgrade. unsat
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeatherTony88 We loved our stay
We really enjoyed our stay at your hotel. We thought the room was spacious, clean, loved the mountain view. The staff were all courteous and friendly, and we loved the coconut flowers from Ronzie in honor of our 25th anniversary, which we were celebrating with our stay. We attended the Wailele luau, and thought it was very good, the food was good - and the entertainment was good. We thought the breakfast buffet, though very good, was very pricey. We loved all the amenities of the hotel and would stay there again.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheGlenns Excellent Hotel for our Honeymoon
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in December. While we had some reservations about the hotel due to the construction, our stay was fantastic.
The construction noise was a bit loud at times, but overall our stay was great. The room was perfect and we loved the location right on the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the spa was truly amazing. We enjoyed our time there very much.
February 13, 2014