by Amanda Geronikos
Opened in 2016, Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea is the brand’s first foray in Hawaii. The modern, all-suite property features spacious one- and two-bedroom units that are perfect for families, each one with a fully equipped kitchen and lanai (balcony) overlooking the beach or mountain range in Maui.
Guests of the Maui hotel enjoy complimentary breakfast, complimentary grocery delivery service, an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, sports court, guest laundry facility, and a 24/7 onsite market selling snacks and beverages, toiletries and souvenirs. Parents — if you like to golf, there are three courses near the hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite beach resort
- Complimentary breakfast
- Free grocery delivery service
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I found this Residence Inn very welcoming and the location was perfect. We were upgraded and had a very nice ocean view room. Nice to get away from the crowded beachfront resorts, and the overcrowded walkway. We went to Polo beach and the less crowded Palauea beach both within 5 minutes drive. The happy hour at Nick's Fish Market was fun. The crowd at Monkey Pod not so good, but worth a stop for their famous Mai Tai's. Will stay at this location again when in Wailea.
by Mary Anne N
We are a middle aged couple who has stayed in Wailea many times, usually at the Marriott beachfront full service resort, and wanted to try something different. The Residence Inn qualified as a very different experience, although not necessarily in a good way. Pros include a less crowded pool area than the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort and proximity to several of our favorite restaurants, the Shops at Wailea, and the Wailea Blue golf course. And friendly and readily available shuttle service to Wailea destinations. However, there were many disadvantages from our perspective. The property is uphill from the beach, which, if the beach is the reason you go,to Hawaii, is a big negative. We knew this, so were willing to accept that tradeoff. There are few amenities—a pool (about which more later), play area for small kids, “complimentary” (i.e., included in the price of,the room) breakfast, and grills for cooking. No poolside drink service, no room service, very few options in the hotel for food after breakfast (mostly bar food, frozen pizzas and the like). Some of the design is poorly thought-out—for example, the play area is right under the ocean-view rooms. One of the pleasures of staying in Hawaii for me is sleeping with the window open, but with the little ones revving up as early at 6:30, it gets noisy early. The hotel is designed in a u-shape, which concentrates the noise from common areas. And the pool—there is a single pool, no separate pool for adults and small children, so you are essentially swimming in water shared with toddlers. The breakfast is standard Residence Inn fare, mediocre quality, nothing special, almost no variation from day to day, no local specialties (even the pineapple when available isn't ripe and sweet), and a poorly designed and congested food and coffee buffet. Despite the disadvantages (for us), the hotel has some of the friendliest and most accommodating staff of any property we've ever stayed in, and the quality of service was high even by Marriott's normal high standard. To me, it's a hotel designed to meet the needs of families with small children, and not a destination for couples wanting a little pampering, a full range of resort amenities, a modicum of quiet, and some creature comforts. I don't think we will be coming back.