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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

3850 Wailea Alanui Drive | Wailea, HI 96753 [See Map]
#12 in Best Maui Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 3553 reviews
Property Type Resort with 780 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional, Modern
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Directly overlooking Wailea Beach, the hulking Grand Wailea does everything big. Take the pool, for example: This beloved swim spot is a behemoth set of waterfalls and waterslides connected by a water-powered elevator. Meanwhile, The Spa Grande's 50,000 square feet are devoted to Asian-, European- and ancient Hawaiian-inspired treatments. Guest rooms here are also impressive: Each accommodation boasts its own private balcony, as well as a flat-screen TV and complimentary Internet access. Although hotel rates here are already high, previous visitors highly recommend splurging on a room that faces the ocean, saying that the stellar views are worth the threat of lofty prices. Because this is a Waldorf Astoria resort, members of the Hilton HHonors program can use points to cover the cost of an upgrade. That way, you can afford to splurge on a meal at the resort's super-scenic Humuhumunukunukuapua'a restaurant, which sits atop a saltwater lagoon that's filled with tropical fish and lobster.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“Tropical garden paths meander past artwork by Léger, Botero, and noted Hawaiian artists — sculptures even hide in waterfalls. Spacious ocean-view rooms are outfitted with stuffed chaises, comfortable desks, and oversize marble bathrooms.”

Frommer's

“There's nothing subtle or understated about it, but many travelers adore this over-the-top fantasy resort.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Oyster.com

“The beautifully designed, 780-room Grand Wailea is awe-inspiring in its scale: It's got the best pool in Hawaii, one of the top U.S. spas, and a prime location on one of the best U.S. beaches.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Rooms

The 780 rooms recently underwent major renovations and now feature a fresh, modern look and feel. The rooms are decorated with light wood furnishings and a muted palette of brown and green tones. Creature comforts are abundant, as expected in a hotel that bears the Waldorf Astoria brand name.

  • Most rooms feature ocean or garden views
  • Daily resort fee of $30 covers wireless Internet, bottled water, in-room coffee and tea, yoga classes, scuba clinic and more

Standard room size:

640 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Grand Wailea is a luxe resort that rests on 40 lush acres against Wailea Beach on the western side of Maui, consistently rated one of the top beaches in the world. The hotel is renowned for its art collection, which includes the largest collection of sculptures by Fernand Léger outside of Paris.

  • No airport shuttle available
  • Kahului Airport about 15 miles north

  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Dining

Grand Wailea offers a wide variety of dining selections. From romantic cabana dining for couples or small gatherings to bountiful breakfast buffets at the Grand Dining Room to fresh fish in an oceanside setting complete with a thatch roof, the restaurants cater to a variety of moods and guests.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Most options offer al fresco dining

Number of restaurants:

8

Cuisine types:

Buffet, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Grand Wailea’s pools are most certainly its calling card. The Hibiscus Pool is an adults-only spot named for the giant hibiscus inlaid in the bottom of the pool. The pool is constructed out of 2.2 million individual tiles and two Jacuzzis are located within this pool. The Wailea Canyon activity pool is a child’s dream, complete with slides, waterfalls, caves, a Tarzan pool with rope swing, four jungle pools and three Jacuzzis.

  • Cabanas may be reserved up to a year in advance when booking room reservations
  • There are height requirements for waterslides

Number of pools:

9

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Spa Grande, the largest in Hawaii, has been voted as a top spa in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines in the past. Expect to be dazzled at this 50,000-square-foot spa with 40 treatment rooms and a comprehensive treatment menu.

  • Exclusive Terme Hydrotherapy Circuit features Roman tub, cascading waterfalls, Japenese furo, Swiss jet showers and more
  • Treatments designed especially for kids, teens and couples are available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort caters to families with a 20,000-square-foot family-focused facility with a kids camp and teen lounge. Activities outside of the kids camp are plentiful and the Wailea Canyon pool is reason alone to stay here for most kids. It’s packed with fun features, including four pools, waterslides, a Tarzan pool with rope swing and more.

  • Kids crafts like paint your own pottery and Maui stuff a bear are offered daily at the pool for a $25 fee
  • Kids camp is available as full day, half day morning, half day afternoon, and evening

  • Kids club ($65 to $125)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The 2,500-square-foot fitness center is part of Spa Grande and is equipped with cardio and weight-training machines. There is also a half court for basketball, racquetball, squash or/and handball. Fitness classes, including spinning, are also available. Water sports, including kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving, are available through resort’s activity partner.

  • Access to the fitness center is included in resort fee
  • Personal trainers are available for a fee
  • Morning yoga classes are complimentary; all others are $10 per class

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The Grand Wailea is well-equipped to host meetings of all sizes. There are 17 breakout rooms and a 28,000-square-foot ballroom. In addition, there are seven outdoor venues for meetings or events with a view.

  • Private dining space in the restaurants is ideal for pre- or post-meeting gatherings

Number of meeting rooms:

22
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

Though not located on property, three championship 18-hole golf courses and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy are nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The hotel's pristine setting makes it a popular choice for weddings. There is a seaside chapel and gardens for the ceremony as well as traditional Hawaiian details, such as hula dancers and conch shell announcements. Receptions can be held indoors or outdoors.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

2,500
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

3850 Wailea Alanui Drive | Wailea, HI 96753 [See Full Map]