I just got back from a four night stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui. I paid $175 per night through Priceline, thanks to many weeks of watching the bids on this board, thank you to the administrators for running such a wonderful service.
We arrived and checked in very quickly, I found the front desk staff to be very friendly and we were given a partial ocean view room. Our first impression of the hotel was incredible, the typical Hyatt atrium lobby but Hawaiian style with pineapples, birds (although the penguins look very sad) and a large koi pond. The difference between this Hyatt and many others is that one side of the atrium is entirely open, overlooking the water with steps to their mammoth pool below. The pool was fantastic, a large pools with varying depths from 3 feet to 9 feet, two waterfalls, a cave with bar and a tube slide. There is also a children's pool with fake dolphins, turtles, mist, etc. They have numerous chairs, some with canopies, others without. There is poolside food service and a self-serve/cafeteria/grill restaurant also adjacent to the pool.
Our room was very nice, great berber carpeting, a very nice, upscale south pacific design and one of the most wonderful beds I've slept in (they have a number on the nightstand if you choose to call and order a bed for home too). What was different about this hotel room than most was that it felt like a little home, a nice tiled entry way upon entering, rather than walking directly into the bedroom, a great area for getting ready. The mini-bar is shockingly lacking. Our view was a nice one, we saw the Westin and a good part of the ocean from our Lanai.
We didn't get a chance to eat at all of the restaurants but did go to the Luau on site, which was terrific.
The negatives are: 1. location - the beach at kanapaali is not very nice no matter what the tour books say, Wailea is 100x nicer, although the proximity to Lahaina is nice. 2. the spa. I've been to spas all over the place (who doesn't like a spa?) and this is by far the most expensive spa I've ever been to (more than a Ritz Carlton, more than a posh Beverly Hills spa, more than anywhere I've seen). A manicure and pedicure were $150 (pre-tip).
A very enjoyable experience, I don't know if I'd stay here again basically because of the beach but the hotel itself was wonderful.