Awards and Recognition



Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice Awards - Awarded #1 "Best Budget Hotel or Resort" and #1 "Hotel with The Best Aloha Spirit"; #2 "Best Hotel or Resort Staff"; #4 "Best Breakfast or Brunch Buffet" 

Voted Fodor's Choice in the Fodor's Travel Maui Guide



TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Hawaii Magazine Readers' Choice Awards - Awarded #1 "Best Budget Hotel or Resort" 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 Kama'aina Discount"

TripAdvisor Rated Excellent by over 1200 travelers 

Best of Buildings Award for the "Best Green Product Building". Recognized for our sustainability achievement for use of the BIO-Amp™ - US Green Building Council, Best Green Product of 2014 Award of Excellence for the Guest Review Awards (overal reviews 8.2 out of 10)




TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Hawaii Magazine Readers' Choice Awards - Awarded #1 "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 reades 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.

Click for PDF

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 Conde Nast Traveler Magazine