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Pioneer Inn

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#9 of 27 hotels in Lahaina
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When you visit historic Lahaina, treat yourself to the hospitatlity of Hawaii's plantation era while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of the Best Western Pioneer Inn. Although the exterior faithfully preserves this historical hotel, inside and around the grounds, visitors will enjoy up to date accomodations and facilities. Guests are surrounded by constant reminders of Hawaii's special beauty and will find the Inn's staff as warm and hospitable as a gentle island tradewind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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nikinou wrote a review Sept 2023
Massapequa, New York21 contributions18 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Pioneer Inn in July 2023 and really enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed sitting outside on our deck facing Front Street and the Banyan Tree. Alex the parrot in the beautiful courtyard was fun to visit. Sadly, this 122 year old hotel, the oldest hotel in all of Hawaii, is gone now, the terrible fire destroyed it and the entire town. I hope that the town and its people recover well and rebuild, honoring the history of this special place.
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jrbtc wrote a review Jul 2023
Capitola, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
Located on Front Street next to the harbor. Walking distance to many boating activities. Well maintained hotel, but not fancy. Staff is all friendly and helpful. Nice underutilized pool in the center courtyard. Alec, the resident parrot, is always good for a few words. Great breakfast/lunch restaurant and bar on the lower level. Depending on the room location there can be lots of street noise and loud music from bars across the street. We have stayed here in prior years and expected it. Some rooms face away from the street if that doesn’t work for you.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Yankee33 wrote a review Jul 2023
Williamsville, New York956 contributions182 helpful votes
This hotel is located right on Front Street, the main drag of Lahaina. We had a nice room with a small bathroom, but a large shower with good water pressure. Our room came with a refrigerator but no microwave. Our TV remote did not work well, and did not get better when we installed new batteries. Our bed and pillows were quite comfortable but we had an early morning natural wake-up call. We took a room with the balcony facing Front Street and a small park across the street. This park has several roosters, which have decided they need to make noise starting at 3:30 a.m. each day. Tip, take a room with a view of the water if you don't want the noise. Another issue is the hotel does not have an elevator and we had lots of luggage to take to the 2nd floor. Fortunately one of the staff helped us.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Brads Travels wrote a review Jul 2023
9 contributions9 helpful votes
I enjoyed my stay in Lahaina at the Best Western. It is a nice Hotel. It has a lot of character. Reminds me of the old days but completely updated for todays traveler. It is centrally located right in the center of town with great harbor views. I would recommend adding a Laundry room. It is inconvenient for washing clothes.
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Dawn J wrote a review May 2023
Plant City, Florida19 contributions8 helpful votes
The only thing great about this hotel is the location. There is no elevator so plan on dragging your luggage up some stairs. You must park your car a couple of blocks away and hope it doesn’t rain. The staff was great but the hotel was run down. I felt that it was very expensive for what i got but you can’t beat the location.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Travel63772968555 wrote a review May 2023
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The staff are exceptionally caring and helpful. There is free parking (important value). We go a room with a great view of the harbor. The room was very clean with an updated bathroom. Careful... the rooms are upstairs with no elevator. Great location for the city activities.
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Brad E wrote a review May 2023
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The Pioneer Inn is a fantastic place to stay in the historical heart of Maui. Don't expect the latest in flashy decor, but do expect a traditional lanai and a comfortable bed. The bathrooms have been updated as well.
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MrsMessy wrote a review May 2023
Southampton103 contributions40 helpful votes
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This was a quirky hotel - we aren't sure whether to describe it as 'tired' or ' has character'! It was the first hotel built on Mauii, so is historic. There is an onsite restaurant but we didn't use it. Good things - friendly receptionist, we enjoyed meeting Alex the Parrot and Wuss Puss the tabby cat, lovely balcony which overlooked the street so you could watch the world go by, a nice courtyard where we sat and ate ice creams, excellent location on the harbour and very close to the whale watching boat trips, nice comfy bed Negative things - bizarrely there are chickens roaming around Lahaina and the cockerels woke us up at 4am the first morning crowing loudly, the air conditioning was noisy, you had to ask to have the room serviced, we were on the first floor but there was no lift so we had to carry out bags to the room, there is car parking but it is a 2 minute walk from the hotel and it is a public car park that you get a voucher for
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Candace F wrote a review May 2023
Northern California61 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed at the Pioneer Inn 6 years ago and had planned to stay again in 2020 but had to cancel due to the Pandemic. This time we stayed 5 nights and were in a room facing the Banyan Tree Park which we had requested. The room has a verandah with a table and 2 Adirondack rocking chairs. The room was just the right size for my husband and I, the bed was very comfortable, there was a fan over the bed as well as A/C. We mostly used the fan. The staff members Mark, Samantha, and Kiely were the best! They were so helpful and always said if we had any questions or problems to let them know. Our fan broke near the end of our stay, and Mark had an electrician come in the next day and replace it with a new one. We were amazed that this was done so quickly. They really know how to take care of their guests!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jet57481967518 wrote a review May 2023
Cobb, California10 contributions7 helpful votes
This is an old building, but holds old building charm. It is near the water, and all of the touristy town is walkable. Our room had a second story patio that overlooked the pool, and was open to a very nice courtyard. My wife and I are early risers, so we liked the morning chatter of chickens and birds. One bird, Alex, an African Grey tropical bird was the morning star. He talks, whistles, and eats bacon and eggs. He is cared for by the staff, and the staff member we met that was very delightful as well as helpful was Kiley. My wife and I would go back to the Pioneer anytime.
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Responded 9 May 2023
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. Hope to see you again when you vacation in Maui.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pioneer Inn?
Nearby attractions include Maria Lanakila Catholic Church (0.4 km), Hawaii Ocean Project (0.08 km), and Lahaina Banyan Court Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pioneer Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pioneer Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pioneer Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Pioneer Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pioneer Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Cafe Maui, Baya Bowls, and Lahaina Yacht Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pioneer Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Pioneer Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pioneer Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pioneer Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Lahaina Courthouse (0.9 km), Lahaina Jodo Mission (1.5 km), and Wo Hing Temple Museum (0.5 km).
Does Pioneer Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.