Affordable Accommodations on Maui


Maui’s Paia Inn

Maui might be the playground for celebs and folks with heaps of bling, but you don’t have to pay accommodation prices on par with your mortgage payment to have a nice bed to lay your head. Glossy mags might not spread the word, but there are plenty of places to stay in Maui for under $200 a night.

If you’re ok with making your home base in the tropical North Shore, the lovely Haiku Plantation Inn offers a great value. Decor blends typical B&B style with tropical touches like Hawaiian quilts and artwork. A hot tub, lovely gardens, continental breakfast and a friendly innkeeper add to the charm.

Also up in the North Shore are Haiku Cannery Inn and Hale Hookipa Inn–both worth a peek, if you are in the market for a unique Maui lodging experience far from the beaches of Kaanapali.

Urbanites wanting a central location between Lahaina and the lush Hana Coast appreciate Paia Inn. This boutique hotel might be smack dab in the center of Paia Town, but it feels worlds away from just about everything. Standard rooms are small but feature just the right dose of style with primary colored artwork, comfy beds, and access to the onsite tiki bar, beach and the cool kids who know Paia is the place to be.

Over on West Maui, deals abound, especially in Kihei. Mana Kai Maui is a local secret for simple rooms in a great location on one of Maui’s best beaches, without the pomp of neighboring complexes. Rates are decent in high season and fantastic during the value season.

Another low cost option is Luana Kai. These condos aren’t known for their stylishness, but their proximity to the beach, Kihei shops and restaurants and the right price make this a local secret.

Up in Lahaina, you can find a bed for a hair under $100 at Lahaina Inn. Don’t expect a resort experience, though. Instead you get a simple room in the heart of Lahaina town with a sweet rocking chair on your balcony to people watch and sip coffee all day.

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