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MaKai Sunset Inn

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MaKai Sunset Inn

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
1415 Front Street, Lahaina, HI, 96761

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBaby Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCostantino Art Gallery16 min walk
  • Popular LocationOutlets of Maui3 min drive
  • AirportKahului, HI (OGG)40 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lahaina, MaKai Sunset Inn is on the waterfront. Warren & Annabelle's Magic! and Maui Theater are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Outlets of Maui and Whalers Village. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Baby Beach - 13 min walk
  • Costantino Art Gallery - 16 min walk
  • Outlets of Maui - 3 min drive
  • Maui Theater - 3 min drive
  • Baldwin Home Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station - 19 min walk
  • Kahului Airport (OGG) - 40 min drive


  • Mala Ocean Tavern — 5 min walk
  • Honu — 5 min walk
  • Aloha Mixed Plate — 7 min walk
  • Choice healthbar — 18 min walk
  • Gerard's Restaurant — 3 min drive

About this property

MaKai Sunset Inn

Adults-only Lahaina hotel in Downtown Lahaina with free parking
Concierge services, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite. All 18 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and coffee makers. Guests will also find ceiling fans and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
MaKai Sunset Inn offers 18 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Lahaina hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered weekly and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in July 2016.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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


  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated guestrooms - July 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
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
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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 200 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Tax ID - 81-3150145
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

We should mention

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
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 191 out of 340 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 106 out of 340 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 340 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 340 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 340 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
No review
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property couldn’t guarantee me a room despite making the reservation about two weeks in advance nor did I know the room I was going to get until a day prior of arrival. The inn keeper claimed to be “short-staffed” when it’s literally just her own self managed property and lied saying if we needed anything she lives close by in the area…not on the property itself. Don’t even get me started on the linen policy, atrocious. The headache this property caused me was not worth ruining the relaxed vacation mindset. Not worth the “savings” if you’re vacationing on a budget, spend that extra $200/300 for an actual quality hotel room.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the small, quiet feel of this property. Such a great location only being a block away from safeway, just a few minutes drive from downtown lahaina, and the middle of all the great beaches in either direction! The seating area near the water we used every day and saw so many sea turtles and dolphins! The parking area, though a little small, was great because its only a few steps from your room, and there was always spots. There are boogie boards, umbrellas, and snorkel equipment in a closet on the property for use. The kitchen was great to have to make our own food to save a little money. The only thing we wished we had was a drying rack for our things since we were in a room without a lanai. Other than that, we will definitely stay here again and recommend to our family that travels to maui!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, near restaurantes and supermarkets. In front of the sea, you can even sea turtles! Laura, the manager/owner is very nice.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This is a clean, well kept, older property; a more traditional Hawaiian place to stay. This is NOT a resort property, and they are completely upfront about that. We loved our stay because it was exactly what we wanted. While it is on the water, there is no direct beach access (but there are amazing beaches just a couple of min. driving or 10-15 min. walking). From the sea wall, we were able to watch sea turtles and stingrays each evening slowly swimming by. The units have a kitchen, sitting area, and dining area which allowed us great flexibility in our choice of dining. We don't typically spend much time in the room itself so the outside areas were much appreciated as was the lack of a TV. Wifi was very good, so we still were able to remain connected to the outside world, but only when we wanted. If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to then venture out over the island, you will love this location. If you are lookin for an all inclusive resort... look elsewhere. Thank you to MaKai Sunset Inn for helping us have exactly the Hawaiian experience we were looking for.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021