Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort Review

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3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea HI
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Editor’s Review of Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Lissa Poirot Editor’s Rating 4/5 Wailea is known as Maui's strip of high quality, luxury resorts lining the wide expanse of beach. In the midst of this collection sits the pink grand dame, the Grand Wailea, which has reigned supreme in this location for more than 20 years (most recently becoming part of the Waldorf-Astoria Collection). The resort spans across 40 lush, tropical acres with 780 rooms and suites, fine dining with menus created by world-famous chefs, kids' and family programming, the largest spa in all of Hawaii, and pools with a water park so popular, islanders make reservations just to visit it.

In August 2014, the resort began renovations and remodeling of guestrooms, pool areas and meeting spaces; all updates will be complete by early 2015.

Our Editors Love
  • Water park playground
  • 50,000-square-foot spa
  • Kids programs for all ages
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Water Sports
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Resort Fee
As is common at Maui resorts, Grand Wailea charges a resort fee ($25). This fee includes welcome flowers, punch and ... Get more Planning and Tips

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Standard rooms at the Grand Wailea are placed in categories by view: Garden, Terrace, Ocean Front and Ocean View. All feature private lanais, empty mini-fridges, 55-inch, flat-screen TV's and marble bathrooms. Cribs are available upon request.

Deluxe Garden
These rooms offer views of the Grand Wailea landscaping and feature one king or two queen beds.

Terrace Rooms
These offer views of Haleakala Mountain in the Molokini wing. They feature one king or two queen beds.

Ocean Rooms
These provide ocean and garden ... more views and are typically on higher levels. They also feature one king or two queen beds.

Deluxe Ocean
These provide ocean views and are on the upper floors of the Haleakala, Wailea and Molokini wings. Again, a choice of one king or two queens is available.

Suites at Grand Wailea
Suites provide ocean views, higher floors, living areas, and one- to two-bedroom accommodations with sofa beds to accommodate up to eight.

Alii Suite
Located in the Lagoon and Chapel wings, these suites are typically quieter due to their location. Thirteen suites are available with one king bedroom and a living room. They can be connected to another room to create a two-bedroom suite.

Wailea and Molokini Suites
These large suites are located in either the Wailea or Molokini wings and feature a king bedroom and a living room, with the option of connecting to a second room to make a two-bedroom.

Deluxe Suites
Located in the Molokini wing, these suites provide an option of one king or two queen beds with a separate living room. The six suites also can connect to another room to create a two-bedroom suite.

Napua Suites
Housed in the Napua Tower, the Napua Suites are club suites with a private concierge and two private lounges serving free continental breakfast, snacks and hor d'oeuvres daily. Seven standard one-bedroom Napua Suites are available, along with eight Napua Nani Suites that can be connected to another room to create a two-bedroom option. Four Napua Royal Suites are also located in the tower with parquet wood floors, oversized balconies and two-bedroom options. Napua Club Rooms are also available as standard rooms, with the same private concierge and lounge access.

Luxury Suites
Three oversized suites are available for those who don't have a budget to consider. Two Grand Suites provide panoramic ocean views, two-bedroom suites with a third bedroom option, club level amenities, private lanais and luxurious amenities that include a grand piano. The resort also offers Ho'olei villas, which are private vacation rentals. These rentals feature full kitchens, dining, outdoor barbeques, garages, and up to three bedrooms. A shuttle provides service between the villas and the resort. less
Family Reviews
This hotel was amazing!!! There were so many water slides and pools, and the beach was so clean and perfect that we debated that it was artificially created! The grounds of the resort were immaculate, and the chapel area where ... more
I have been going to this hotel for 10 years in a row now, from the time I was 12. There has never been a dull moment. They provide plenty of supervised activities for kids 5 and up, and adults can go off on their own to do ... more


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