Maui/Ka'anapali-Lahaina - Hyatt Regency Resort*

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dphaneuf
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dphaneuf
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Joined: October 12th, 2002, 8:06 am

June 2nd, 2003, 12:54 am #21

Just got back from our stay and the hotel was the highlight of our vacation. Awesome room, view, staff and the coolest pool I have ever been in. My son (3 yrs) loved the kiddie pool and the daily koi feeding at 9:30. Of course everything was expensive which is normal for Hawaii but I felt that $145 with the $12 resort fee was still a deal. I would hate to try to please the people that were unimpressed by this property.
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MonicaE
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Joined: September 25th, 2003, 3:49 am

September 24th, 2003, 8:49 pm #22

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.
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Joined: May 29th, 2003, 5:57 pm

February 24th, 2004, 3:24 am #23

Just returned from an eight-night stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. We paid $175 per night for the room. The resort fee is now $15 per day. It covers unlimited local calls, which saved a few dollars for local reservations and unlimited online dialup access. The final bill contained an error of an additional $12 daily resort fee which they corrected. Valet parking is $10 daily but self-park was nearby and easy. Check-in was smooth and the front desk arranged for a free in-room refrigerator for our excursion drinks. The staff couldn't be nicer. Our room was one of the most comfortable we've had. The bed was great.

Of course, this is not inexpensive. Breakfast for two at the chic Swan Court was $50. There is a good and less expensive food court at the pool, open 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. but closes when occupancy falls below 80 percent. We found the pool bar tropical drinks good but the mai tais in the restaurant were thin. For good and convenient food, try the Comfort Zone deli and grill just north of the hotel row open until 7 p.m.
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Joined: March 13th, 2003, 2:27 pm

March 22nd, 2013, 6:27 am #24

At the property from February 28 - March 5, 2013. Three nights at $175 per night, and one night at $158 per night.  Fabulous property and wonderful support staff.  Would stay here again in a heartbeat.  The north side of the main tower is undergoing some minor exterior remodeling. I was offered a resort credit of $150 if I agreed to stay in a room that would have contractors working on the exterior deck from time to time. The remodeling is to update the shelf that is adjacent to the patio outside of the room. The workers are present only from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I was also offered a room that would not be affected by the remodeling. This is not to be confused with the major construction activity that is on the north end of the property.  There is limited on-site parking due to the construction on the north side of the property--one of the two on-site parking lots closed down while we were at the resort.  There is additional parking available less than a 5 minute walk from the front door of the hotel.
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