Seven Places to Stay and Save for Your Next Trip to Maui

by Dec 14, 2021Travel Maui

Seven Places to Stay for Your Next Trip to Maui

Contrary to popular perception you don’t have to have just won the lotto to vacation in Maui.

In fact, by economizing on expenses such as flights and lodging, the cost of a family vacation can quickly become affordable for almost all. And the best part about economizing on your room is that you can free up more money for an exciting Maui activity such as a whale watching tour or snorkeling excursion. So, without further ado, here are seven places you can stay at and save for your next Maui vacation! 

Maui Seaside Hotel

First on our list is the Maui Seaside Hotel, a comfortable Kahului-based hotel that is locally owned and operated. While the hotel lacks some amenities such as on-site fine dining or a spa, there is an outdoor pool and views of Kahului Bay from the hotel’s deck. Kahului Bay offers some opportunities for recreation, but the nearest beach for swimming is about five miles away.

The Northshore Hostel Maui

While not on the shore per se, this hostel is one of the most affordable options for visitors looking for a nice—if not frill-free— experience that is clean and secure for families and single travelers alike. The Northshore Hostel Maui even has somewhat surprising offerings such as paddleboard rentals and the ability to make your own pancake breakfast each morning.

Napili Village Hotel

Those looking for a more domestic experience will enjoy Napili Village Hotel’s condominium-style rental offerings. Rooms come with a fully equipped kitchen, king-sized beds, and a balcony that offers either garden or ocean views. Of note is that none of the rooms come with TVs or stereos.

Kaanapali Ocean Inn

Looking for a place to stay for a resort-style experience—without paying resort-style prices—look no further than Lahaina’s Kaanapali Ocean Inn. A room at the Kaanapali Ocean Inn will cost guests around $250 for an off-season weeknight but booking ahead of time is crucial to getting a good price. Of course, the best part is that guests are allowed access to the full suite of amenities on offer at the hotel’s next-door sister property, the Royal Lahaina Resort.

Kaanapali Ocean Inn

Maui Beach Hotel

Another affordable option for those that want some amenities in their choice of lodging is the Maui Beach Hotel. Guests pay a resort fee that allows the use of services such as an airport shuttle, access to the rooftop pool, and a discount at Maui’s Nui Golf Club.

Bringing a pup along? You’re in luck! The Maui Beach Hotel welcomes guests to bring their dog as long as weighs less than 25 lbs.

Tiki Beach Hostel

Looking to stay near the beach but close to the action of Front Street—for less than $100 a night? Tiki Beach Hostel has you covered, it’s less than a 10-minute walk to either the beach or the central downtown. 

This Lahaina-based hostel has a somewhat unique “home-style” dormitory sleeping situation with different rooms dispersed throughout the property. Each dorm room sleeps up to four guests in either a mixed or female-only setting in bunk twin beds. There is a communal kitchen available, and linens and WiFi are included but towels are rented.

Best Western Pioneer Inn

Inside a beautiful 1900s building that overlooks historic Lahaina Harbor is a hotel that one would never guess is a Best Western. Yet a Best Western Pioneer Inn is exactly what this 3-star property is! The rooms are basic if not comfortable and the inn is steps away from Lahaina beach and the area’s surrounding nightlife. Rooms start in the mid $200s a night and include access to the pool and on-site restaurant.

We’re Always Here to Help

And there you have it, seven places to stay in Maui without breaking the bank. And, hey, if you decide to use some of the money you’ve saved on a dive trip or whale watching tour, we do hope you will consider us here at Dive Maui for all of your aquatic adventuring needs.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments that you may have our team of experienced dive- professionals are always happy to assist in whatever way they can. We hope you enjoyed reading bout Maui’s affordable accommodations and that you learned something new along the way, as always, thanks for reading!


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