Maui Seaside Hotel
Maui Seaside Hotel in convenient location
The hotel is about 2km away from the airport, almost a direct route. Easy to find on the W Kaahumanu Avenue near the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Centre. It is right on the sandy beach, to the right is a dock where big ships and cruise liners can be visible and even heard.
It has paid parking space and a free parking area almost next to the paid one. When we arrived, the paid parking was full, but was nicely advised by the receptionist where the free parking lot is. It is only about 5 mins walk away and there was always enough space.
Our room was almost next to the beach and waves, in front of the designated quiet area. We loved the sound of the ocean, which was sometimes mixed with sounds from the ships engines but not a terrible distraction.
The room itself was a usual motel-like room with bathroom, TV and fridge. There were signs of it being old(ish), carpet slightly worn. It seemed clean and the room service would clean up everyday and change the towels whenever we left them on the floor. There were no odours or smells in the room, it was as clean as it could be given its "worness".
I loved the location, its immediate closeness to the beach. Only thing which took away from the location was the ugly heavy iron fence between the beach and the hotel grounds.
The service and receptionists were very nice and helpfully answering our questions.
Unique Quality: Not counting the ugly fence and the nearby port with containers, it has beautiful views of the beach and ocean and the Iao valley mountains. Front of the hotel faces the busy avenue but the sounds were not heard in our room.
Directions: 2 km away from the airport on the W Kaahumanu Ave.
There are three main hotels...
There are three main hotels right in Kahului. Since this area is so close to the airport, these hotels cater to the business traveler, and local (other island) resident who doesn't want to travel all the way to Kihei or Lahaina for a place to sleep.
The Maui Seaside Hotel is the best of the three. It is a moderate hotel, with a swimming pool, small restaurant, and hotel rooms in three buildings. The first two buildings are on either side of the pool, and the other building, called 'the tower' since it is three stories tall, is located behind one of the buildings. The hotel is located 'on the water', but the shore is rocky lava, and the smell of seaweed is often quite strong. The hotel is okay for someone not expecting luxury. The local 'kamaaina' rate is $59 or lower.
The adjacent hotel is the Maui Palms, which is a basic cheap hotel. The rooms have louvered windows and no airconditioning (some do have a/c but it doesn't work well), bare sinks with no counter or cabinet in the bathroom, linoleum floors, and beds that sag visibly in the middle, even with no one on them. It's a cheap place to stay for the budget traveler.
The Maui Beach is a moderate hotel, with an above ground pool, restaurant, and 'convention' facilities, meaning they have a large dining room capable of hosting a banquet. The facilities are okay, and at times are comparable to the Maui Seaside.
Unique Quality: All three hotels are affordable, centrally located on the island, and near the airport.
Directions: All three hotels are located on Kahului Beach Road (I think), right next to each other. As you leave the airport, turn right, keeping the ocean to your right. (You'll be passing a bird refuge, home to
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Maui Beach Hotel 0.2 miles away
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Aloha Windsurfers' Hostel 2.1 miles away
Northshore Maui Hostel 2.1 miles away
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 2
Kanaha Beach Park 2.1 miles away
Maui Tropical Plantation 4.2 miles away
Iao Valley State Monument 5 miles away
Maui Ocean Center 7.2 miles away
Maui Seaside Hotel
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Maui Seaside Kahului
- Hotel Maui Seaside
Address: 100 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, Hawaii, 96732, United States
Amenities at Maui Seaside Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Business Services
- Free High Speed Internet
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