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Maui Hotels Ranked Highest by Hawai‘i Magazine Readers

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Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Courtesy photo.

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel and its twin resort, The Plantation Inn, have been voted “Number One Hotel with the Best Aloha Spirit” and “Number One Best Budget Hotel” respectively, by readers of Hawai‘i Magazine.

The award for the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel has been granted for the second year in a row, and third year in a row for The Plantation Inn.


“We are honored to be recognized for our values and commitment to the Hawaiian culture,” said Mike White, general manager of Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel. “This is a true testament to our team members’ dedication and passion for delivering exceptional customer service to hotel guests. Mahalo to our valued guests for their support year after year as we continue to offer exceptional hospitality experiences at both of our properties.”

KBH Sunday Champagne Brunch. Courtesy photo.

KBH Sunday Champagne Brunch. Courtesy photo.

The awards were determined through extensive reader surveys conducted by the magazine. Thousands of local, national and international readers rated everything from the best Hawaiian hotels and resorts, bed-and-breakfasts and inns, beaches and activities. Over 100,000 surveys were tallied to compile the award-winner list, in which the two hotels were awarded for the following rankings.

In addition, the surveys rated Lahaina as the No. 1 Best City or Town, and Maui was deemed the No. 1 Best Island.

The Plantation Inn. Courtesy photo.

The Plantation Inn. Courtesy photo.


Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel 

  • No. 1 Hotel or Resort with the Best Aloha Spirit
  • No. 1 Best Budget Hotel
  • No. 2 Best Hotel or Resort Staff
  • No. 4 Best Breakfast or Brunch Buffet

The Plantation Inn

  • No. 1 Best Bed & Breakfast or Inn


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