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Hotel overview

Set along a half-mile stretch of Ka’anapali’s most exclusive beach, golfers, active travelers and honeymooners will enjoy upscale accommodations amidst a welcoming Hawaiian ambiance. Home to a popular luau, it offers a wide variety of gracious facilities including oceanfront pools, tennis, 18-holes of pristine golf nearby, a beach activities center, several restaurants and a poolside grill.

Property information

Year Built: 1962
Last Renovation: 2008
Accessible rooms: 17
Floors: 12
Nonsmoking rooms: 516
Total rooms: 516


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Hotel advisories

Advisory This property is completely non-smoking. A cleaning fee will be charged to those who violate this policy.
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee of $40.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.
Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $35 plus tax per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A minimum valet parking fee of $40.00 plus tax per room, per night, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Parking fees are subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for, but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Amenity Fee includes:

- Wellness Classes:  Daily classes to be held (see resort activity sheet for details of times)

- Hawaiian Cultural Classes: Daily Classes to be held including, lau hala weaving, hula lessons and ukulele

- Hiu Wai (Traditional Hawaiian Cleaning) ritual at Sunrise on the beach

- In-Room Coffee: Enjoy a selection of signature Kona coffee and tea from the convenience of your guest room

- Internet Access: High speed internet wireless access in guest rooms and throughout the resort

- Phone Calls: Unlimited local and long-distance calls including up to 60 minutes of international calls per day

- Sunscreen and After Sun Lotion:   Reef Safe and available at the resort pool area.

- Self-service 24-hour workplace: Complimentary boarding pass printing and copying services

- Spa Service Credit: $20.00 per room per stay at Alana Spa - Please note spa services must be reserved in advance at an additional charge

- Fitness Center: Daily access to the Fitness Facilities.

- Self-Guided Botanical Tour of the Royal Lahaina Resort

- Shuffleboard and Bocci Ball available oceanside of hotel

- Resort Shuttle Service: Ka’anapali trolley service to Whalers Village Shops/Restaurants and select Ka’anapali hotels

- Hawaiian Vintage Postcard per stay from the Royal Lahaina Trading Company

- Personalized Guest Messaging Service

- Refillable Water Bottle Stations

The fee amount, taxes, and inclusions are subject to change at any time without notice. The resort amenity fee is per room per night.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good place to stay

    Clean rooms & reasonably priced. Beautiful view of the beach. The staff were very friendly. The only draw back was the $35 per day parking fee. The ice cream shop had the most amazing "Hawaiian vanilla" ice cream.

    Feb 03, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Econolodge Quality at Luxury Resort Price

    The Royal Lahaina Resort is located on the beach in the Kaanapali planned vacation community. The overall property is in a great location and the resort grounds are very well kept. However, Kaanapali Ocean Inn is an extremely worn and dated hotel (built in the 1960's??) that is located on the Royal Lahaina resort property. This building is a different world than the resort. The room smelled of mildew every time you walked into the room. The cheap wood doors and moldings showed significant splitting and rotting from water damage. The bathroom was worse than the cheapest Econolodge I've ever experienced with a stand up 4'x4' shower of very old and dated ceramic tiles with moldy grout and the bottom of the sliding door rotting with bloated/cracked/water damaged wood. We paid extra to get an oceanfront room which was a blessing as anything but an oceanfront room has no view whatsoever. However, with the supplement for the oceanfront room, we essentially got a tiny deck looking directly at the ocean with views partially blocked by the vegetation that had grown up (halfway through the week the gardeners mercifully trimmed the vegetation at my request). On this trip we stayed at resorts on the Big Island, Kauai, and this resort on Maui. With the resort fees to be on the Royal Lahaina resort, this was the MOST EXPENSIVE room on our trip and certainly the worst quality of the three. Basically an Econolodge in Paradise. Should have paid about 25% of what we did! If you stay at this resort, stay at the high rise Royal Lahaina building which looked very nice with nice amenities. Don't confuse the Kaanapali Ocean Inn with the Kaanapali Beach Hotel which is a beautiful resort in the same planned vacation community!

    Feb 02, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    return to the Royal Lahaina Resort

    Location is very nice and quiet part of Lahaina area. We stayed in an upper bungalow with a full kitchen. Full kitchen was a bit exaggerated. It lacked a lot of items to be called a full kitchen. The resort was purchased by a corporation last year and in need of major upgrades. We like our location, but the carpets were filthy and many other things not to our standard of paying $650plus a night.

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Royal? Not so much.

    The Royal Lahaina sounds regal doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled by the name. When we first entered the hotel it felt like a typical tropical hotel; open and airy lobby, attentive staff, tropical flowers. We were taken to our room by a very friendly bellhop who opened the door and stepped aside for us to enter. The “royal” feeling came crashing down. My husband summed it up nicely “this place is a dump”. The room had many mahogany accents which were unfortunately covered in an inch of dust including the three slatted doors going out to the lanai. There were several broken handles on drawers, a nightstand drawer that didn’t stay closed, a bathroom sink that did not drain, the teeny tiny bathroom with a single low watt bulb. The hallway often smelled like weed, urine or skunk, not sure which one maybe all three. You are charged $40 per day as a resort fee which gives the privilege of using two towels with the option to pay $150 A DAY for two beach chairs and an umbrella. Tip: stop at Costco and buy a chair for $30 or better yet research as to where you can rent Beach chairs for $3 per day. Not sure how much the cabanas were to rent but nobody was renting any of the beach accessories. There were plenty of lounge chairs around the two lame pools but no shade or umbrellas. There are some redeeming attributes. The easy access to the beach was nice and the restaurant/bar was easy to get seated. The food was expensive but tasted ok. Drinks and bartenders were great. We have heard that there is a scheduled overhaul of the hotel and bungalows in the near future. If this takes place we would consider returning because of the laid back and relaxed atmosphere and perfect location. Otherwise, spend your money elsewhere. I am still waiting for an itemized bill (even though our credit card has been charged) after three requests. Maui is ruggedly beautiful but I would prefer my hotel not to be.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unclean and run down room

    I paid $4,500 for a five night stay at this hotel, then had to pay $35 for my vehicle a night, and then $75. per person per night on top of the original $4,500. The room was outdated with very stained carpeting, broken drawer in the bathrooms, no windows (only glass louvers with missing pieces). Showers had only hot water and didn't drain so took shower in inches of water. Tub stopper wasn't attached to the wall. Tried to open a screen of a window and it fell on top of me. Two of the chairs at the table were broken and not suitable to sit in. I will be bring anyone back to this hotel or stay here again, when I can have outstanding accommodations at a more modern resort with working hot tubs and pools.

    Jan 31, 2023