MaKai Sunset Inn

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MaKai Sunset Inn

3.0 star property
Adults-only hotel within easy reach of Kaanapali Beach

8,6/10 Fabulous

400 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
1415 Front Street, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Lahaina Front Street
  • Kaanapali Beach - 29 min walk
  • Lahaina Harbor - 31 min walk
  • Maui Theater - 3 min drive
  • Whalers Village - 6 min drive
  • Black Rock - 8 min drive
  • Napili Bay - 14 min drive
  • Kapalua Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • West Maui Airport (JHM) - 11 min drive
  • Kahului Airport (OGG) - 40 min drive
  • Lanai City, HI (LNY-Lanai) - 18.5 miles/29.7 km
  • Kalaupapa, HI (LUP) - 28.8 miles/46.4 km
  • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station - 19 min walk

About this property

MaKai Sunset Inn

MaKai Sunset Inn puts you within a 15-minute drive of Kaanapali Beach and Napili Bay. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say great things about the WiFi and local sightseeing.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 5 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 21
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1964
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - 81-3150145

Also known as

Makai Inn
Makai Inn Lahaina
Makai Lahaina
Makai Hotel Lahaina
Makai Inn Maui/Lahaina
Lahaina Ocean's Edge Apartment
The Makai Inn
Lahaina Ocean's Edge
Makai Sunset Inn Hotel
Makai Sunset Inn Lahaina
Makai Sunset Inn Hotel Lahaina

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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely loved this property!
I sincerely can not rate this little gem of a hotel highly enough. It's ideally located with free on-site parking and amazing views. I would absolutely stay here again if I ever get the chance to visit Maui again. We took advantage of their on-site laundry and it was only $1 for each the wash and dry! I just think that speaks to the level of not-ripping-you-off this hotel cares about. They also had a stash of beach supplies that you could choose from for free (chairs, coolers, floaties, boogie boards, etc.)! Julio is the manager of the property and he is kind and helpful. I adored my stay at MaKai Sunset Inn. (Just be sure you book the exact room you want. Some of them don't have air conditioning, ocean views, etc.).
Alice, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

If you can afford better
Old room with no air conditioning. Clean for the most part and very no frills.
John, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

George, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lania one night
Surprisingly good. Outstanding location 30 feet from the water with a nice lanai. Helpful manager
Stephen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

TABATHA, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We had a nice stay. We were in the Standard Studio Suite on the second floor across from the office and it was clean and had everything we needed. The room feels a little outdated, but again it was clean which was the most important thing to me. We did have a few ants on the kitchen sink and on the bathroom sink, but they seemed to stay in those areas so it didn't bother me. Parking spots are limited at the hotel but we only had trouble finding a spot one night when we got back late (that night we ended up parking about a block away at the end of the street and our rental car was fine). The hotel is in a residential area about a mile away from all of the restaurants on Front Street, so a few nights we ended up walking to dinner, which was nice. I had the pleasure of chatting with the manager, Julio, a couple of times during our stay and he couldn't be a nicer guy. If you're looking for luxury, then this isn't the place for you, but if you are looking for a clean, affordable room then this fits the bill.
Shelley, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Quiet and great price for a wonderful get away
Loved this quiet humble place. Lots of privacy. Kind staff. Watch Sea Turtles every day right next to the rocky beach. The kitchen worked great. Simple place and wonderful spot. Kitchen worked great. Occasionally we had tiny ants in our room which is in need of a long term fix.
Lori L, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Russell, 9-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Amanda, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

The picture used for this property is not what our room looked like. This property is old and needs to be updated. The water was not drinkable. No air-conditioning or TV. Beautiful views from the common area. Parking spaces were tight.
Mary, 1-night family trip
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