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The 9 Best Boutique Hotels in Maui, Hawaii [2023]

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Maui is Hawaii’s second-largest island and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. With its heavenly beaches and lush valleys, Maui includes everything Hawaii has to offer in one island. There are rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and many more unforgettable sights to behold.

With so many experiences to have, visitors to the island will, no doubt, want comfortable accommodations with luxury amenities. Luckily, there are plenty of boutique hotels available — here are some of our favorites.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Maui

Hana-Maui Resort

Hana Maui Resort
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Price: From $569 per night

Set on the legendary Road to Hana, this exclusive resort can be found in the coastal town of Hana, which is full of charm and aloha spirit. It’s only a few minutes away from the Hana Cultural Center and Museum and the Hana Bay Beach Park.

The resort is spread across 66 acres of tropical beauty. The Hana-Maui Resort boasts amenities like a spa, pool, restaurant, and a dedicated concierge service.

There are numerous room types available, including family residences, guest rooms, suites, and private bungalows. Most of them feature partial or full views of the Pacific Ocean, so guests can revel in stunning Hawaiian vistas wherever they may be.

Predictably, family residences are the most spacious rooms and feature access to private lanais. Some rooms are also purposefully designed to not have items like clocks or TVs to ensure complete relaxation.

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Hotel Wailea

Hotel Wailea
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Price: From $999 per night

This adults-only oasis sprawls over 15 acres of tropical hillside, making it the perfect location for a romantic getaway. The Hotel Wailea boasts unobstructed views of 3 islands, and its grounds feature tropical gardens, waterfalls, and winding alleys.

Luxury amenities provided by the hotel include an open-air restaurant and cocktail lounge, in-room dining from the restaurant, complimentary valet parking, and even access to Tesla Model X or Land Rover Defender house cars as long as you stick to the Wailea area.

All suites feature Nespresso coffee machines, kitchenettes, private lanais, and soaking tubs in each bathroom for an extra dose of pampering. The property also features a Peloton fitness studio that’s open 24/7.

Kohea Kai

Kohea Kai
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Price: From $288 per night

This beautiful resort is just a 5-minute walk from beautiful Kalepolepo Beach and just 15 minutes away from Kahului Airport (OGG). Kohea Kai’s excellent location also provides easy access to the most popular parts of the island, like Lahaina, Wailea, and Makena.

This intimate beachfront hotel is an oasis of relaxation for all guests. The rooftop lounge, outdoor pool, and panoramic ocean views are just some of the features that travelers can enjoy.

All rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, premium bedding, and signature deluxe bathroom amenities. Guest rooms and suites have either ocean, pool, or garden views. Some rooms include kitchenettes for extra convenience. And finally, those seeking extra luxury can opt to stay in one of the penthouses.

Lumeria Maui

Lumeria Maui
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Price: From $449 per night

The Lumeria Maui is an immersive retreat experience that doubles as an exclusive boutique hotel.

Found in Upcountry Maui, the Lumeria Maui boasts stunning views and refreshing ocean breezes that keep guests cool and comfortable, even without air conditioning. All guest rooms include premium amenities like a comfortable terry bathrobe and deluxe linens, in-room minifridges, and complimentary parking and Wi-Fi.

All guests can take advantage of unlimited enrollment in classes and activities. This unique Maui experience allows guests to explore the North Shore without the usual distractions that come with booking tours through a resort.

Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay
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Price: From $1,148 per night

Located on Namalu Bay, this heavenly resort seeks to provide an authentic Maui experience full of island hospitality and luxury amenities. The Montage Kapalua sprawls over 24 serene acres, providing the utmost in relaxation and pampering.

All rooms at this property are residential-style and range in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms — all feature amazing views of the ocean, of course.

Other amenities include fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, laundry facilities, and separate sleeping and sitting areas. The high ceilings and wide windows allow plenty of natural light to stream into each room.

Napili Surf

Napili Surf
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Price: From $302 per night

This stunning resort is adjacent to the heavenly Napili Beach. It also has beautiful views of the neighboring islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i. The eco-friendly Napili Surf is a fantastic choice for anyone hoping to relax and unwind.

This recently renovated hotel offers studios and 1-bedroom accommodations that include full kitchens, lanai access, and views of the gardens or the ocean.

Amenities at the Napili Surf include easy access to Napili Bay, 2 solar-heated pools, gas barbecues, and a shuffleboard court. The resort also provides opportunities for socializing: on Tuesdays there are Mai Tai mixer events and on Fridays there are morning social hours with fresh pastries and coffee.

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The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
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Price: From $120 per night

Full of authentic Hawaiian charm, the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono provides a great alternative to the many huge resorts on the island. This cozy and intimate property allows guests to enjoy Maui as the locals do.

While the Inn is designed to feel like a home away from home, it’s full of premium amenities that make any stay extra special. The Old Wailuku Inn is renowned for its cleanliness and attention to detail that rivals the most luxurious resort hotels.

All guest rooms are unique and include private whirlpools and stunning views to delight every guest. Some of the rooms have private lanai access or exclusive outdoor seating areas, while others have marble floors and hand-painted antique furnishings.

The Paia Inn

The Paia Inn
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Price: From $299 per night

This stylish hotel is in the heart of the beautiful bohemian beach town, Paia, right next to its famous fish market. It’s a perfect retreat for anyone looking for exclusive experiences without breaking the bank.

This hip surf location has amazing dining options that offer fresh and locally-sourced dishes. All guests of the Paia Inn will receive guest passes to Paia’s Fuzion Fit gym.

All rooms and suites include deluxe salon-quality bathroom amenities, curated local artwork, and private travertine bathrooms. Suites may include kitchenettes and private, covered outdoor patios. Most of the rooms on the property are just steps away from the beach, and some have private garden lanais or even outdoor barbecues.

The Plantation Inn

The Plantation Inn
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Price: From $218 per night

Guests can find this charming hotel right next to the waterfront in the beautiful town of Lahaina. The Plantation Inn is a great property for those seeking an intimate experience of the island. The hotel is set within the former sugar plantation that lends it its name.

The Plantation Inn has rooms spread across 2 buildings. There are 4 suites that boast private lanais and super-comfortable king beds. All rooms have a unique flair that sets them apart from each other, but the Hawaiian plantation architecture influences the décor across the property. Most rooms also boast private outdoor space.

The 2 buildings are connected by a peaceful courtyard that includes a tiled pool and a jacuzzi. Throughout the property, you can expect to find elegant and charming touches like wood furnishings and floors, wainscoting, local artwork, and pineapple-themed accents.

Final Thoughts

Maui is home to incredible sunsets, beaches, food, history, and culture. Any one of these boutique hotels will make a perfect home-away-from-home as you soak up the sights and culture of this special place.

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