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 1384 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Great apartment right on beach

    Reviewed by Hi-there-all(Sydney-Australia) on Feb 11, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I originally booked after finding a special on the internet. Once booked I always contact the hotel and see if there are any better deals, and sometimes there are. Also depending on what level of accommodation you have booked you maybe able closer to arrival request an individual apartment sometimes. Whalers Village is right next door which makes this accommodation even better.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Some Helpful Hints

    Reviewed by Angie49(Rochester NY) on Feb 08, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This was our fourth trip to The Whaler. Obviously we think it’s a wonderful place or we wouldn’t have stayed there 4 times. So rather than give a full review, I’d rather just give a few helpful hints when staying there. 1. When booking a room, certainly check travel websites and especially the Aqua-Aston website. But then take a couple of extra minutes to call into the reservation line. When we did, told them the dates and prices we were seeing and asked if there was a better deal – and there was. Got a better room for a lesser price than we would have booked online. May not always work, but worth a few minutes of your time. 2. There is a concierge desk, so great place to start if you have questions. She was able to point us in the right direction for a couple of activities we wanted to do. She was also able to get my husband a great deal on renting golf clubs. She is a great resource. 3. If you’re thinking of renting one of the cabanas at the beach, think twice. They cost $75 for the day, but you can no longer have them close to the shore. You have to sit further back on the beach with less of a view. However, a nice alternative is just renting beach chairs and umbrella from them. We were able to get a package for $99 for 7 days. Plus we were able to take them to other beaches we wanted to visit. 4. If you are going to be at the beach – please, please, please be careful of the surf. The waves coming in can be very powerful and the back tow is nearly as strong. We’ve seen several people caught up and knocked over at the ocean’s edge. Even if you’re a good swimmer you want to be especially aware of the surf there. 5. Check out the Fairway shops. They are up the road directly opposite The Whaler’s entrance. There’s pizza, Asian food, CJ’s Deli (awesome), a general store and more. We find the options better and less expensive than at the Whaler Village. 6. If you’re planning a longer stay there’s laundry facilities on each floor near the elevators. There should be small boxes of detergent left in your room and the machines themselves are free to use. Just remember to pack a few dryer sheets and you’re all set. This might not be for everyone, but if you’re going to be there a while it could save you on baggage fees for the airlines. If you’re willing to do a couple of loads of wash, you won’t have to pack as much. 7. Lastly, if you are parking in the underground garage and have lots of stuff to carry to your room, check near the entry door for some small carts that are available to use. They work great if you have a bunch of luggage, groceries, beach stuff. etc. They’re just a nice little convenience.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Views, aloha, Maui

    Reviewed by brownieLuv2trvl(Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) on Feb 04, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The Whaler is great, the views can’t be beat. The location is central to everything on Ka’anapali Beach. This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed and it is just sweet. We have also stayed at the Ka’anapali Ali’i. The Whaler location is better and so is the Aloha. You can get take out from any restaurant on the beach walk. Or make breakfast, lunch and dinner in your room/apartment. Complete kitchen, living area, and bath. We’ve stayed in a 1 bed-2bath, 1bed-1bath, and now a studio. All lovely-however there are a few details I wish were attended to. I’ve included pics to share. 1) please update lanai furniture-it was outdated, cheap looking and dirty 2) carpet? Please tear out the outdated, stained carpet and put in wood or wood look flooring-would be an improvement. Laundry in units but also on each floor and FREE! Definitely a benefit!! Will stay again, but just maybe book on phone to choose our room. Over all we love, just attention to details. The ALOHA and customer service is great-friendly, helpful. Recommend a Premier condo. We always book Premier.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Beautiful #624

    Reviewed by Lorhs(Rapid City, South Dakota) on Jan 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We booked on very short notice and were very fortunate to find this apartment with a lanai wrapping on 2 sides. Sunrise over the mountains, view of the ocean, and we were lucky enough to see some whales in the distance. One bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 couches, one a pullout. Dining area & kitchen. Easy access to Whaler's Village and the restaurants and ABC store there. The waves in front of the hotel didn't allow for snorkeling, though very fun, but an easy walk to the Black Rock offered snorkeling. The pool & hot tub were also nice.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Perfect hotel for our Maui Vacation

    Reviewed by Kate P(Farmington, Utah) on Jan 23, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We loved our stay at the Aston at the Whaler. We loved the location on the beach as well as being close to the Whaler shopping center. Our kids loved the koi pond and pool area. Our room had great views, we could even see the ocean from our garden view room. Housekeeping and the front desk and pool concierge were all amazing. We loved the pineapple when we checked in! When we come again, we will definitely be staying here again as well as recommending this hotel to others.