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Cheapest Ocean Front Hotel in Lahaina. Mt. View, Remodel, near Shps of Front St

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, Kitchen, Lanai, Mountain View, Seconds From The Beach Pool & Spa

Our Hotel, Lahaina Shores Beachfront Resort, is open for guests after a lovely remodel. Please come and feel the Aloha! This is, after all, the only beach front hotel location in the town of Lahaina itself. It's perfect for the traveller who gets to Maui and doesn't want to travel any more! Walk to almost everything.

Room #224," Lani Moana, Heaven by the Ocean", is located on the second floor, features stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and reflects a modern plantation decor. There is a 24 hour front desk where you check in, receive your key card, and check out when your stay is over. There is a concierge who can assist you with booking recreational activities.

Lahaina, also called West Side, has the best weather Maui has to offer. The average day here is sunny, clear and about 82 degrees. Two miles north in Ka'anapali, there is twice as much rainfall. Four miles from here in Honokawai, it rains almost every day. Eight miles from Lahaina in Kapalua, it often rains multiple times a day, on average four times the rainfall of Lahaina town. Make Lahaina your tropical destination. You'll be glad you did!

The unit #224, the one I own, is air conditioned and has an adjustable thermostat, 47 inch flat screen, king size 'Heavenly' bed, and a beautiful lanai, (balcony) with a breakfast table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a full sized refrigerator, as well as a new ceramic cooktop stove with matching microwave. All cooking utensils and silverware are included, as well as a blender, toaster, and coffee maker. Four seats are available for dining inside, two at the bar and two at the dining table.

The unit was recently renovated with new artistic tile insets and beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. We installed a large walk in shower with granite turtle insets and a glass wall.

Save by eating in for breakfast, and enjoy an amazing number of dining choices for "dining out" within easy walking distance. Directly next door through a tropical passthrough is Betty's Beach Cafe, a direct waterfront eatery that offers a nice, inexpensive breakfast till' 2:00 P.M. Close to Betty's, is Spanky's Riptide, a friendly sports bar. Another twenty steps leads you to two, four star restaurants on the beach, including Pacific-O that features amazing fish entrees. My wife and I like Lahaina Fish Co. for ribs and fries. If you head South,try Nalu's in Kihei for the same great local choices. For cheap, try #One Barbeque on Wainee St. and Prison Pizza on Prison St.

Don't miss Harry Troupe on guitar on Wednesday's and Friday's at Cheeseburger's on Front Street. Catch the Hawaiian blessing at Fleetwoods on the rooftop at sunset. Rent a Harley on Front Street. Go on the Atlantis Submarine and descend 130 feet and see a really cool wrecked ship. it's all good fun! The harbor is just a few blocks from the hotel.

Resort amenities include, but are not limited to, a large, spacious lobby, a lush oceanfront private oasis, including beautiful pool and Jacuzzi. There is easy beach access less than fifty feet from the lobby. Off-street reserved parking is available ($3.50 per day) and you'll be enjoying very convenient access to Front Street Lahaina shops, restaurants, activities, theater, and live music.. You're certain to leave with a lifetime of memories. I am local, please do not be afraid to contact me for any further needs 8 A.M. to midnight, Hawaiian time. I usually try to provide beach towels, beach chairs, and boogie boards. There is often snorkel gear available in the unit. Sorry, No Graduation Parties. The Primary registering guest must have a valid credit card and be 21 years of age.

Aloha Nui Loa!

*One night guests can get a special cleaning rate. Just text or call.

Pete Smith

More Details

Pete Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Pete Smith

I am a retired school teacher. I taught Second and Third Grade for most of my career. Bought land in 2003 and had my house in Lahaina built. I love my beautiful wife, Cat, motorcycles, muscle cars, Maui, and painting scenes from my life and the lives of my friends. My club, RocknRoll MC buys and collects Toys for Tots and School Tools. K Mart gives us a super deal, so we buy up all the new bicycles that need work in the warehouse, fix them, and deliver them to the shelters in Wailuku and Kahului. Big fun for us, big fun for them. It's been good making my life in retirement about motorcycles, art and giving a little help to some of Maui's coolest people...the Keikis. RocknRoll!

Pete Smith purchased this hotel in 2013

Why Pete Smith chose Maui

I love Lahaina Shores Beach Resort. It's a boutique hotel like you might find in San Francisco or New Orleans. It isn't a metropolis like the big Ka'anapali hotels. Everything is close. People are friendly. The air smells so fresh. It rarely rains. Baby beach is so beautiful. The hotel is old school in design, but just renovated, so everything feels traditional; but it works and it's so attractive. The pool and the hot tub are just right. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. More fun is just steps away.

It's one mile from my house, so I can take care of my guests easily. The property is just stupid beautiful and yet very affordable to buy, and to rent. And rain bows... and my friends from the mainland line up to visit me....and...and

What makes this hotel unique

It's close to Lulus restaurant (near Safeway). About 1.5 miles away in Cannery Mall. It's famous for many things, including its owner Ron Panzo, who helps everyone in his island wide Ohana. They serve a Banana Foster Desert with local vanilla ice cream, hot and caramelized, bananas, whipped cream and other killa good stuff, so addictive it should be illegal, Awesome Baby Back Ribs, and a crazy good Lava Burger. All at prices so reasonable you won't even believe it. It's not fast food, so be prepared to have drink and wait while everything is prepared fresh. We wen grind Lulu's...Was so Ono! Also live music some nights.


Lahaina Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , large walk in shower with glass partiton and marine artwork.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , second rollaway single available.
  • The rollaway is really only suitable for a child of 12 or under. It is six feet long but a little narrower than a twin, with a four inch mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maui County Tax ID: TA-30143862


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Cheapest Ocean Front Hotel in Lahaina. Mt. View, Remodel, near Shps of Front St
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Excellent Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice intimate resort close to everything Lahaina. Updated and nice units with underground parking. Very convenient. This is our 3rd year to stay at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louis. Very happy you like our hotel enough to come back three times! It's kind of an insider secret! This one hotel on the water in Lahaina town vs. the megaplex in Ka'anapali! It's a great alternative destination..Aloha, Pete
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Nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

I rented this condo for my son as part of a big family vacation (we rented four units at LSBR). He found it quite comfortable. I didn't spend any time in it, and he didn't do any cooking, but I noticed its lovely, substantial furnishings and tasteful decor. The bed looked like a (good) hotel bed.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cara for the review! Glad you folks picked Lahaina Shores and #224 for part of your big family vacation. Hope you come back next year! I try to keep the unit looking sharp. I enjoy keeping it up and live close, so it's easy. Thanks for appreciating the decor!
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The room is neat and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The room is neat and cozy, pete is really helpful and replied my messages really fast.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, my friend. I try my best to stay in touch with my guests as they are planning their trips. I like making your visit easier by being available if you have a question. Sometimes my computer skills are not up to my guests', but I'm getting better. Born in the wrong era! Aloha, Pete
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Astoria, NY

Convenient beachfront location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Lahaina Shores! We appreciated being walking distance from the shops, restaurants, and piers in Lahaina. The pool and beachfront were lovely - always lots of room to spread out and enjoy the surroundings. The room was as described with a good layout. The bathroom was especially spacious and we enjoyed the large shower! The room was clean and everything was in great shape. We didn't use the kitchen very much, but it seemed well-equipped to cook meals with a good selection of dishes and cookware. There were lots of towels + beach chairs, boogie boards, board games... really anything you might want! We were very comfortable throughout our stay and thought the condo was a great value for the area! Would definitely return if in Maui again and recommend to family/friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for picking my condo #224.. You came all the way from New York! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The county just remodeled Lahaina Harbor visitor area. Built new trellises, bricked the activity area and rebuilt and restored the cradles for the old canons that protected the port in the early 19th century. They did a wonderful job restoring the area without changing the character. Across from the hotel, the archaeological site is coming along nicely as well. It now has some very old sacred sites restored that can been seen across the street from the hotel....more restoration is coming soon...Aloha, Pete
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect condo for my husband and I to stay in. Very clean. Loved that we could walk to downtown Lahaina. Beautiful beach. We can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the view from the hotel beach. The first thing I do after breakfast, when I stay there, is walk the beach north towards the surf break to watch the surfers and people playing in the water. A variety of ships are moored outside the reef. You never know what you'll see.If you walk south it's quiet and peaceful. Lahaina Shores is the only hotel in Lahaina town that is on the beach.
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The Perfect Room for Us

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed some extra room to accommodate my 5 brothers and sisters and their spouses who came to Maui for a family reunion. This room was perfect for our needs. It was updated and clean and the bed was very comfortable. And the price was right. We didn't use any of the condo facilities as we were busy with our family activities, but, from past experience of staying here, they are very nice. The location is within easy walking distance of all that Lahaina has to offer and it is right on the beach. We will definitely stay here again if the need arises.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray. Nice that you picked Maui for a reunion! That would be my choice too. Thanks for the kind words about my condo. Just purchased new sheet sets, 400 thread count, 100% cotton in taupe. Should have them in the unit by early November. I am trying to keep 2 beach chairs, a cooler and a boogie board available in the closet. People seem to like that. Sorry you didn't get to hang out too much with your busy schedule. When I stay there, I like to just melt into the lawn recliner and stare at the ocean....Pete
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Spankys Riptide
Nearest Ferry
13.9 Miles
Four winds
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kaanapali Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Sugar Cane train from Lahaina to Ka'anapali
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Lahaina Beach
Car: not necessary

Even a little Hawaiian history is available with self guided tours of historic sites within walking distance and free access to the original Lahaina courthouse displays. Lahaina was the summer gathering place for the royal family, so areas that they frequented are identified with signage and fun to discover and read about. This starts just three blocks from the hotel. An ocean going teaching vessel, totally made in the traditional Hawaiian style, is housed just one half block from the hotel and is free to view. It is called the Mokole'ala. You can even volunteer to work on it if you like. The Jodo Mission is a mile and a half from the hotel. It is the largest Buddist Temple in Maui and features beautiful, traditional Japansese architecture and Bonn festivals in June and a New Year’s festival as well, with dancing lions and dragons. The bronze Buddha is one of the largest outside of Asia.

Just past the Misson is Baby Beach where local people love to come with their children because the water is so warm and shallow. The reef protects the swimmers from big waves. You will be welcomed there if you come. Just remember to stay off the submerged rocks and coral when wading, so animals will not be damaged.

The harbor is three blocks away with active fishing boats offloading their catches, dinner cruise yachts coming and going, and the singing lines of sail boats serenading as you walk the promenade and choose your activity for the day. You can go out on one of our many whale watch boats, in season, or just watch them from the pool area at the hotel. We love the Atlantis submarine tour which leaves from the harbor and dives down 130 feet . You are guaranteed to stay dry and see lots of fish.

Farther north, Honolua Bay is great for snorkelling , but so are many other spots, like Black Rock in Ka’anapali. You can go on canoe tours to view marine life breeding areas in Olowalu. Horseback riding in the ranches in the mountains, zip lines, the beautiful drive to Hana, off road adventures on four wheelers, paint ball, skate parks…..You name it….We have it….well, most of it!

Enjoy your stay!



Rates & Availability

Lahaina Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Medium Season 3
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3B
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3C
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 1
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Oct 25 2017 - Oct 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 3
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season 1
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
medium season 2
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3B
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Medium Season 3C
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 1
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Oct 25 2018 - Oct 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Low Season 3
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season 1
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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