While Maui has the reputation for being super expensive, it’s actually possible to find a place to stay at ALL price levels. If you’re looking for one of the cheapest ways to do Maui, you’ll find several budget hotels in Maui that are perfect for saving a few bucks but still staying in style.
Not very familiar with Maui? Read up on the lay of the is(land) here to get an idea of what part of the island you’d like to stay on.
Before I tell you my favorites, let me break the pros and cons of staying in a budget hotel down for you:
Pros of Staying in a Budget Hotel
- A budget hotel is one of the cheapest accommodation options in Hawaii.
- You’ll be able to book direct with the hotel (no dealing with an individual property owner like if you use VRBO or Airbnb).
- You’ll get many of the amenities you would at a resort (maid service, front desk concierge, etc.).
- There are quite a few budget hotels right on the beach in Hawaii.
- You’ll always get a cheap price no need to wait for sales and book vacation packages.
Cons of Staying in a Budget Hotel
- You won’t get all the amenities of a big beach resort.
- It may not be nice enough that you just want to lay around the pool every day.
- You may be able to find a vacation rental or condo for about the same price that would have more amenities (full kitchen, washer and dryer, etc.).
My 2 Cents: I like to book a budget hotel when I just want a clean and convenient place to set up a home base from which to explore the island. If I’m going to be out and about adventuring every day, I don’t need a nice beach resort, or even a condo with full amenities.
Maui Budget Hotels
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel: Located right on bustling Ka’anapali Beach, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is the perfect place to stay on Maui’s west side. Located on the Ka’anapali beach walk nearby the Sheraton, Westin, and Hyatt, you’ll enjoy being in west Maui’s gorgeous resort area at a fraction of the price. This charming “old Hawaii” hotel starts at $149/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Maui Coast Hotel: Located super close to Kamaole Beach I in the heart of Kihei on Maui’s south side, the Maui Coast Hotel has great amenities including outdoor pools, a hot tub, a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a poolside café, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a shuttle to Kihei and Wailea. Pricing starts at $157/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Lahaina Inn: Located in the heart of Front Street in Lahaina, this inn is housed in a restored 1938 building and features plantation style rooms with private lanais. Guests at the Lahaina Inn can also use the facilities at the nearby Royal Lahaina Resort. Pricing starts at $115/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Aston at Papakea Resort: Located in the Ka’anapali area near Honokowai Beach Park, the Aston at Papakea is an all-condo resort with a pool, tennis court, and putting green. Pricing starts at $159/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
The Mauian Hotel: This small vintage Hawaiian style hotel has a prime spot on Napili Bay (one of Maui’s best beaches). The rooms are modern (all with at least a small fridge and microwave), but no phone or TV. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning. Pricing starts at $209/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Best Western Pioneer Inn: Located right on the water on Front Street in Lahaina, the Best Western Pioneer Inn has a prime location from which to explore the island. The building is circa 1900 and features an outdoor pool and onsite restaurant. Pricing starts at $182/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Not sure where to begin with deciding where to stay in Hawaii? I mean, even once you’ve settled on an island (or two), deciding which part of the island to stay on can be tricky, especially if you don’t really know the lay of the is(land). I’ve created a guide that breaks down the different resort areas (and more off the beaten path parts) of each island to make your planning process easier. Sign up below to get your FREE where to stay guide (it’s 6 pages y’all!) and get started planning your vacation.
Days Inn Maui Oceanfront: Located right on Keawakapu beach (one of my favorites on Maui), Days Inn won’t win any fancy awards, but it’s a solid budget hotel with an excellent location. Parking is free and pricing starts at $115/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Napili Sunset on Beach: With the perfect location on Napili Bay, this quaint little resort has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub as well as free parking. Pricing starts at $170/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Royal Lahaina Resort: This 25-acre resort right on Kahekili beach (north Ka’anapali beach) has three outdoor pools, two hot tubs, tennis courts, a full service restaurant, and even a luau. Pricing starts at $195/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Napili Shores: The beachfront resort is a staple on Napili Bay, being home to the famous Gazebo restaurant. Each studio has a kitchen and balcony, while one-bedroom units have their own separate living space. Pricing starts at $179/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Courtyard Marriott Kahului: While it’s technically an “airport” hotel located in Kahului, the Courtyard Marriott is actually pretty conveniently located if you’re wanting to explore the island. It’s close to the north shore (Paia) and not a bad drive to the south side or west side. Pricing starts at $204/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
Residence Inn Wailea: If you’re most comfortable staying in familiar hotel chains (maybe you’re a points tracker?) and want more space to spread out, you’ll love the Residence Inn Wailea. Swanky suites just a short walk from the beach plus an outdoor pool with ocean views are what you’ll find here. Pricing starts at $234/night. Click here to check pricing for your dates.
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