Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Condo

3.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 3 and 4 stars. 3 star - Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1323 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Lovely views

    Reviewed by V9513PHalexg(Ka'anapali, Hawaii) on Apr 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The Aston was very nice- great beach access with a really nice partial view of the ocean from a small balcony! Each unit is privately owned so the decor probably differs from room to room. Towel service at the pool was really nice! We would stay here again, though I think it’s a little less fancy then some of the neighboring hotels. It was great to have our own small kitchen!

    Whaler 963 and 965

    Reviewed by RKCDVM0409(Oceanside, California) on Apr 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    DO NOT RENT EITHER OF THESE UNITS. I rented both of these units for a week, for my wife and I and for my son and his girlfriend. One of the primary reasons for staying at a beach front condo/hotel is that we like to leave our balcony door open at all times to hear the ocean waves and feel the ocean breezes. Needless to say, it is also very enjoyable to sit on the balcony and enjoy this experience. However, this side of the condo building abuts up against “The Whaler Village”, which includes a number of restaurants and retail shops directly below. Though we were well above the outdoor mall (9th floor – Units 963 and 965), we could not hear the ocean, at all, because of the constant (24/7) din of the ventilation systems from the businesses below. It was lovely hearing birds chirping at 6:15am but they were interrupted almost every morning by trucks, backing up to make their deliveries to the businesses below. We have stayed in the Whaler Resort, three or four times previously, including a stay several floors directly these two units. (We’ve always loved The Whaler). We have never experienced this. Upon checking out, I was asked by a front desk staff member about our stay. I explained how awful the sound was and that we had never encountered that before at the Whaler. The staff member explained that a number of trees, between our condo building and the restaurants/shops next door had been removed, because they blocked some of the view for the lower units. However, now, there is nothing muffling the noise from the ventilation systems below. The only remedy is to stay on the north side of Tower 2 or either side of Tower 1. This noise factor should be disclosed to potential guests staying in units on the south side of Tower 2 and the unit should be heavily discounted because of it. Otherwise, you will be paying a premium amount of money for a far less than satisfactory experience. Note: I should mention that aside from the noise issue on the south side of Tower 2, I would give the Whaler an excellent rating.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Location!

    Reviewed by ez_in_australia(Victoria, Australia) on Apr 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Stunning location - those Hawaiian sunsets are truly something else. Rooms are ridiculously well equipped, made for an enjoyable stay being able to prepare meals in the room as the restaurants on offer int he area all sold the same food. The hotel also has a BBQ area, which was fabulous. The pool is right next the beach - best of both worlds. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Would definitely recommend a stay if you're heading to Maui.

    Amazing staff and property.

    Reviewed by ldithurbide(Edmonton, Canada) on Apr 05, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I just checked in to the Whaler again for the second time on my vacation to Kaanapali. We stayed here last year and were very impressed with the level of care they take with their guests. Upon arrival we were greated and taken care of buy the best staff I've encountered on any 5 star resort I've stated at in the past. We we t for a walk and a snack and upon returning we were very pleasantly surprised to have an amazing gentleman delivering fresh pineapple, champagne, water and chocolates. I had mentioned to my booking agent that we were celebrating our anniversary and it certainly didn't go unnoticed. Thank you to the amazing staff at this beautiful property and you definitely have a returning guest for many years to come. Looking forward to the next 10 days on the beautiful island of Maui and being treated so well by such amazing people. Mahalo from Lucina Dithurbide in unit 1263.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Our Home Away From Home

    Reviewed by Linda P(Massachusetts) on Mar 31, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is our second visit to the Whaler, staying in the same penthouse unit. We do not rent through the Whaler but through an outside source. The unit we stay in is absolutely beautiful, clean beyond belief, everything you could need for a wonderful stay. And having a washer and dryer in unit was perfect, I actually got home with no laundry to deal with! With a wrap around lanai it is just perfect for sunsets, sunrises and whale watching. Cannot tell you how many times we just sat and spotted whale after whale. Our unit was a one bedroom, 2 bath, with tons of room to spread out. Happy hour was always on our lanai with our friends who were in another unit. The Whaler resort is a great property, the lobby area is so inviting which looks out onto the koi pond, which is cleaned constantly. We never use the pool, why would you when the ocean is at your doorstep and gorgeous at that. The beach hut has all your needs, there are free beach chairs, pretty basic, fine for my husband but I did rent the Tommy Bahama reclining beach chair. Our unit had a beach umbrella which we used. The beach is unbelievable, waves galore and on our last day we ventured in to do some body surfing, I'm sure we looked hilarious! A great walking beach to get in some exercise. Everyone we encountered at the Whaler were wonderful. We would never stay anywhere else and plan on returning in a couple of years, staying in our favorite unit, don't want it to get out our little secret!!!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

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