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The Fairmont Kea Lani

4100 Wailea Alanui Drive | Maui, HI 96753 [See Map]
#4 in Best Maui Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2397 reviews
Property Type Resort with 450 rooms, 7 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Shuttle Service, Internet Access See all amenities

U.S. News Review

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is a laid-back suite- and villa-filled resort of which island visitors can't seem to get enough. Travelers use words like "gorgeous" and "paradise" to describe the resort's grounds, while the accommodations here earn high praise for their laundry list of amenities. Each suite comes with separate living and sleeping space, pillow-top beds, kitchenette, marble bathroom and a private balcony that offers excellent views of Maui's coast. Although you may be tempted to hole up in your room, previous guests highly recommend taking advantage of all this Fairmont property has to offer. The resort rubs elbows with the scenic Wailea Golf Club (making it a popular choice for putters) and boasts its own Willow Stream Spa. Guests also have access to three swimming pools; parents can lounge by the adults-only pool while children make new friends at the kids club. And everyone can regroup for dinner at one of several in-house restaurants. Meanwhile, members of the Fairmont President's Club rewards program will receive extra special treatment in the form of perks like spa discounts.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's Travel

“Gleaming white spires and tiled archways are the hallmark of this stunning resort that's particularly good for families.”

Oyster.com

“Unlike its competitors, this property does an excellent job of keeping both couples and families happy without the long lines and battles for sun loungers by the pool.”

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

Guest Rooms

The standard suites are spacious enough for a family, featuring one king-sized or two double beds, plus a living room with a pullout couch. The decor is earthy, which complements the tones of the island. Internet is included in the daily $30 resort fee.

  • As part of an eco-friendly initiative, rooms feature energy-saving eco-MODE thermostats, recycling containers and low-flow shower heads
  • Each room has a balcony or lanai, but not all rooms have an ocean view
  • Larger villas, which are exempt from the resort fee, include a private terrace with a plunge pool and barbecue grill, as well as a full kitchen and a washer and dryer

Standard room size:

860 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
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Fairmont sits on Maui's southwestern coast and, in addition to the beach, guests can enjoy golf and shopping, which are just minutes from the resort.

  • Free shuttle will transport guests to the Shops at Wailea, an open-air mall with numerous shopping and dining options
  • Self-parking is included in the daily resort fee; valet parking is an extra fee
  • Kahului Airport about 18 miles north

  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The resort has a wide variety of dining options to please every palate. Ko, the hotel's signature restaurant that serves lunch and dinner daily, features regional Hawaiian cuisine. Ama Bar and Grill has poolside seating to enjoy more casual fare.

  • You can make your own picnic basket at Caffe Ciao Deli
  • 24-hour room service is available and the hotel offers a kids dining program
  • The Hoku Lani Dinner experience, or "dining under the stars," for those seeking a more elegant evening, is served on the Pacific Terrace and runs $650 per couple
  • Ko serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly

Number of restaurants:

5

Cuisine types:

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

Pool

The resort boasts three pools for both adults and kids to enjoy. The adult pool is quieter and is located near restaurants, but doesn't have a bar. The large lagoon pool has basketball nets, whirlpool and a 140-foot-long twisting waterslide. The upper pool includes poolside service with a swim-up bar.

  • Cabanas are available for rent
  • Staff provides chilled towels and sunscreen for free

Number of pools:

3

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 Willow Stream Spa offers several treatment rooms, plus a beachfront cabana, and services include a mud bar, hot lava stone foot bed and Hawaiian rain showers.

  • The spa is for guests ages 18 and older
  • There are three outdoor spa cabanas: oceanside, garden, and poolside

Services offered:

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

Kids

The Fairmont's Keiki Lani Kid's Club offers full- and half-day programs for children ages 5 to 13, for an additional fee. Daily programs include building volcanoes, crafting sandcastles, hula lessons, painting coconuts and learning Hawaiian words and phrases.

  • Restaurants feature kids menus, and children younger than 5 eat free with their parents
  • Babysitting services are available with 24 hours' notice through the concierge
  • Cribs can be rented at no additional cost.

  • Kids club ($65 per child)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

A 24-hour fitness center is available at The Fairmont Kea Lani. In addition to cardio and strength-training equipment, the fitness center has water, magazines and towels available to guests. There are also complimentary fitness classes daily.

  • Bicycles, tennis and kayaks are available for rent from third parties
  • Fitness classes include yoga, body contour training, boot camp, water workouts and meditation
  • Personal training is available with certified trainers in a one-on-one class by appointment

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

Business

The resort has a 24-hour business center that includes a full range of services, including workstations with Internet and printing, faxing and photocopying capabilities.

  • The resort has 36,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • Office equipment rentals (fax machines, printers) are available
  • Catering available

Number of meeting rooms:

12
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Fairmont allows well-behaved dogs weighing 20 pounds or less for an additional $25 per night, if they are from the state of Hawaii. Out-of-state dogs are also welcome, but must pass Hawaii state laws regarding quarantine.

  • All dogs must be leashed while on property and if left unattended in the suite, must be kept in a carrier

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

The Wailea Golf Club is located about a mile from the resort and is one of the largest golf facilities in Hawaii. This Maui golf club features three championship courses, full-service pro shops and an outdoor training facility. Hawaii Golf vacation packages are available through the resort.

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

Wedding

The Fairmont Kea Lani can host up to 300 wedding guests and offers a number of wedding packages. Ceremony locations include the Pacific Terrace, Tropical Gazebo and Polo Lawn (other venues available in the event of rain).

  • On-site staff can help couples plan ceremonies and receptions
  • Weddings can include varied entertainment like a fire knife dancer, a conch shell blower or a canoe to transport the bridal party

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

300
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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4100 Wailea Alanui Drive | Maui, HI 96753 [See Full Map]