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Small Hotels to Try on Your Next Maui Vacation

Want to take a Maui vacation, but without the extravagance of a high-end resort?

There are plenty of small hotels throughout Hawaii and Maui. From boutique hotels to bed-and-breakfasts, Maui has no shortage of small hotels suitable for the traveler who’d rather focus on the vacation than the frills.

Here are some of Maui’s best:

Paia Inn

Paia Inn is locate in Paia, a quiet surfer town in northern Maui.

This charming boutique hotel offers a great change of pace from the fancy resorts that crowd major island hotspots. The inn itself is cute, modern, and conveniently located. The staff are extremely friendly and have even been voted The World’s Sexiest Staff by Travel and Leisure.

Travaasa Hana

Located in Hana, the famous Maui town on the eastern shore of the island, this boutique hotel delivers luxury in the midst of nature.

With around 70 rooms, you don’t need to worry about massive crowds. Instead, you can focus on relaxing in the secluded tropical environment. This unique hotel is couched in craggy cliffs and tropical forests. It’s the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to perch above the ocean in a private space.

Plantation Inn

This 19-room bed-and-breakfast is located right in Lahaina, the hotspot of western Maui.

Its location makes it convenient to restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, and tours that depart from Lahaina. And its small size makes it a great option if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet in the midst of this town.

Pioneer Inn

Pioneer Inn isn’t just one of Maui’s small hotels, it’s also a historic monument.

It was originally built in 1901 and has survived the test of time. Today, it is operated by Best Western, but don’t let the big hotel chain scare you away. It has been remodeled to meet Best Western standards, but this 34-room hotel still has all its old charm.

Pioneer Inn is also located right on Front Street, just steps from the beach.

Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast

Another Lahaina favorite, this bed-and-breakfast only has 7 units.

This quaint hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from Wahikuli Wayside Park, the closest beach. The hotel owners maintain a beautiful garden in the outdoor area, where continental breakfast is served 6 times per week.

If you’re looking for a place to stay that is affordable, quiet, and charming, then this may be the choice for you.

The ilikahi

The ilikahi is a boutique resort with only four suites, but if you want an ultra-luxurious experience without an ultra-high price tag, then The ilikahi is worth checking out.

This boutique hotel carefully cultivates a serene, tranquil environment. Everything from the natural gardens to the ambient sounds of birds and nature are designed to help you relax and unwind.


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