Awards & Reviews


  • Hawaii Magazine - Awarded #1 "Best Budget Hotel" and #1 "Hotel with The Best Aloha Spirit"

  • No. 1 Hotel or Resort with the Best Aloha Spirit

  • No. 1 Best Budget Hotel

  • No. 2 Best Hotel or Resort Staff in Hawaii

  • Hawaii Magazine's "Best Ranked Breakfast or Brunch Buffet in the state"

  • Best Of Maui - Best Brunch

  • Holidays with Kids - Top 10 hotels in Hawaii

  • MLT - 2015 Quality Assurance Award


    • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    • Hawaii Magazine - Awarded #1 "Best Budget Hotel" and #1 "Hotel with The Best Aloha Spirit"; #3 "Best Hotel or Resort Staff"; #5 "Best Hotel" or "Resort for Families"; #8 Best Hotel or Resort for a Long Vacation"

    • Maui News - "Best Lodging Kamaaina Discount

    • TripAdvisor Rated Excellent by over 1200 travelers

    • - Award of excellence


      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

      • Hawaii Magazine - Awarded "Best Budget Hotel"

      • Maui News - "Best Brunch Buffet"

      • Maui No Kai Oi Magazine's Aipono Award, Gold Level - "Best Buffet"


        • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

        • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for outstanding traveler review 

        • Flight Center USA - "Best Boutique Hotel Hawaii"


          • 2011 Telly Award - Emme Tomimbang of EMME Inc. and Kaanapali Beach Hotel receives this honor for its award winning video Kaililaau's Canoe: A Journey of Spirit that tells a story about a boy, a canoe, and the people who made a family's dream come true. This is the hotel's first honor, and the 4th for EMME Inc., their first award in 1983. The Bronze Telly is an industry honor for the best work by the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. Winners are chosen from more than 11,000 entries from 50 states and many countries.

          • MLT University - Quality Assurance Awards - The Kaanapali Beach Hotel has been awarded the Quality Assurance Award at the recent MLT University event held at the St. Paul Hotel in October. MLT represents over 2,300 hotels and resorts and amongst those, less than 200 have been awarded the Quality Assurance Award, achieving a score of 99% or better for product satisfaction voted by their customers. This is the 2nd year in a row that The Kaanapali Beach Hotel has achieved this honor. November 18, 2011: Interview with Brian Hegarty, Senior Director of Product Development for MLT Vacations

          • Maui News - awards Kaanapali Beach Hotel for the third year, Maui's Best Sunday Brunch, voted by the readers of Maui News. If you haven't tried it, it is a must do experience. For reservations, click here or call (808) 667-0124.


            • TravelAge West Magazine - "Ten Beloved Hawaii Hotels: Islands Landmarks that captivate clients and keep them coming back." Only one other Maui hotel made the list.

            • Family Vacation Critic travel Website recognized Kaanapali Beach Hotel as one of the "10 Best Budget-Friendly Resorts". Of the properties mentioned, only six are in the U.S. Kaanapali Beach Hotel is one of only three beach resorts as well as the only Hawaii hotel.

            • TripAdvisor, the most trafficked travel website, has named Kaanapali Beach Hotel as one of the "Top 10 Family Hotels in the US" This list is developed solely through positive guest comments. Again, Kaanapali Beach Hotel is one of only three beach resorts featured and the only Hawaii hotel to be recognized.

            • America Online (AOL) Travel website included Kaanapali Beach Hotel in their list of 10 "One-of-a-Kind Beach Retreats Within Reach". Again, just six of the properties listed are in the U.S. and Kaanapali Beach Hotel is the only Hawaii property.

            Previous Awards

            • TravelAge West Magazine's Wave Award "Best Resort for a Hawaiian Cultural Experience," as nominated by the editorial staff and voted by Travel Agents.

            • National Geographic Traveler's "Stay List" - One of 150 properties named in National Geographic Traveler's first-ever Stay List. Hotels and resorts featured on the list are recognized for their dedication to offering guests a unique cultural experience and preserving the local heritage. Click here to read the press release. Click here to read the magazine excerpt (pdf).

            • Family Travel Forum's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness in 2005. Family Travel Forum is the Internet's leading subscription site dedicated to travel with kids.

            • Hawaii Tourism Authority - He Kuleana Ke Aloha Award. Lifetime achievement award recognizing business, individuals or community organizations for demonstrating ongoing responsibility, personal commitment and dedication to honoring and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture for generations to come.

            • America's Best Beach according to Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research.

            • Wanda Award from Travel Holiday Magazine for excellence in price, location and service

            • Best Places to Stay Gold List from Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

            Kā‘anapali Beach was awarded

            • No. 1 Best Beach for Stretching out on the Sand,
            • No. 1 Best Beach for Swimming,
            • No. 2 Best Beach for Snorkeling.

            Lāhainā was awarded No. 1 Best City or Town.

            Maui was awarded No. 1 Best Island.

            Guests Comments

            A big "Mahalo" to all of our guests who've sent comments to us the past few months. Here are a few comments we would like to share from guests around the globe. Email your comments to

            Ahhhhh! A beautiful Hawaiian hotel for our "Beautiful Hawaiian Love", the Kaanapali Beach Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding anniversary with our Hawaiian Ohana! Mahalo
            - Larry and Betty

            My wife and I stayed at KBH for a week in April, and loved every minute. The staff was so friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere was true "aloha". Our room was clean and comfortable, with a nice ocean view. The grounds are lovely, with mature trees and beautiful shrubs and flowers. It was so relaxing to sit under the shade trees in a lounge chair and read, or just snooze. The beach is one of the best in Maui: fine sand and warm, clear water. We LOVED the Tiki Bar, and the many fine restaurants at Whaler's Village are only a 5-minute walk away. The Hawaiian music and hula shows were charming, especially the Keikis, who were cheered by their proud ohana (and us!). We enjoyed our stay so much, we are coming back next month!
            - Warm regards,
 Michael and Anne, Santa Cruz, CA

            "Great beach, nice atmosphere"
            We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Maui and stayed at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, largely because of reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a beautiful ocean front room for a very affordable price. The hotel is located on the widest, most beautiful stretch of Kaanapali Beach. The ocean is also the best for swimming -- free of rocks and coral. That cannot be said for other area hotels.
            - MommaBear541 - Hartford, CT - Trip Advisor

            "Great value for the money"
            Our room was in a great location with a view of the pool and ocean. This hotel could use a little lovin', but you get great value for the money. It is on a nice, swimmable beach, has a good pool, and a cute bar. The room cleanliness was fine, but some updates are definitely needed. The Whaler's shopping centre is a short walk away, along with some nice restaurants.
            - LindsayC00 - Victoria Canada - Trip Advisor

            My husband and I stayed at the hotel for our first visit to Maui and couldn't be happier. The people were more than helpful and nice and the hotel was very beautiful. Loved being able to walk the beach and so close to all the attractions at the resort. We will definitely be back next year.
            - Patty Stevenson

            We took our family vacation to the KBH this year, we were very pleased with everything, it seemed like they did everything to make your stay work the best they could for you. Beach was great, those that snorkeled enjoyed Black Rock, shopping at finger tips. The highlight would be the Magic Show, dinner was very good, served nicely, and fast. During dinner, we were entertained by the Hawaiian Culture through dance, song, and story. Then came the Magic Show, all we can say is you must attend, it was most entertaining, I do not think anyone should go to Maui and miss the Magic Show at KBH. We are now working around schedules to make our reservations to return.

            - Nancy, Willow Creek, CA

            I would like to thank the staff of Kaanapali Beach Hotel for the greatest vacation ever!!!! Our stay in Hawaii was stress free due to the wonderful staff at our hotel. From Nenika, our maid, who hugged us when we left, to Patty who went above and beyond with recommendations to set us up with our great tours, to Esther, at the front desk, always with a smile, answering all our questions, to Jessie in the gift shop, to Rance "who loves a picture", to the bartender at the Tiki Bar, whom my Husband called maestro. And, saving the best for last, let's not forget Malihini, with her gentle soul and awesome teaching and Mike who took time to sit with us and discussed real estate in Maui. We were awed by the sense of caring these people showed. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we spent our time solely in Maui and did not regret it. We had much rest and relaxation, along with scuba diving, whale watching, the magic show-Kupanaha, 'Ulalena at the Maui Theatre, Old Lahaina Luau and many memorable meals. When we left we felt like we were leaving friends. Thank you for the Kukui Nut lei. WE WILL BE BACK!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL

            - Dave & Marie

            Having just returned from two weeks vacation at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel we wanted to report how much we enjoyed our stay. The hotel provides a truly "Hawaiian" experience such that the staff makes you feel you genuinely belong to the Kaanapali family. The service, the room, the restaurant food and the beautiful grounds make for a truly wonderful vacation. Mahalo!
            - Trevor & Giselle, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

            I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for a wonderful vacation. It was my second visit to your hotel and I could not imagine staying anywhere else. This most recent trip, I brought with me 20+ family members and they all loved your hotel. Your wonderful employees, beautiful grounds, excellent location, and enjoyable hotel activities made such a lasting impression. We cannot wait to visit again.

            - Shelley & family, Calgary, Canada

            We have been coming to KBH for the last 15 years! The staff is amazing and they truly live the Hawaiian culture. Throughout the years, we have shared in the aloha experience of excellence with Malihini, Mikiala, Tom and Dale (the bartenders), Jaime, Salome, Rudy, McLord, Lopaka, Jimmy (the cook), and many others. Each time that we return, we are welcomed as "Ohana" and the spirit that is Hawaii. We truly enjoy the food, entertainment, and amenities, but most of all the Hawaiian spirit of the entire staff! One year we did stay at a luxurious resort in Maui "for the experience" and quickly realized that the personalization, care, and culture of the islands were missing! We came back to our "home away from home" the next year and every year since then. We have collected many white kukui nuts with pride and always recommend this hotel to our friends and family. Mahalo!

            - Robert, Natalie, Christen, Natalia, Brittany, & Bobby, Naperville, IL

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