Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection

Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection

Beach in front of hotel
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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Kihei
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Our beachfront hotel offers the perfect location for your dream Maui vacation. We are near the Piilani Highway 31, and our hotel is just fifteen minutes away from the Kahului Airport (OGG.) Our ideal address is nestled along the southwest shore of Maui. The pristine sands of the five-mile beach of Mai Poina ‘Oe la’u are just outside your door. Our hotel is a leisurely stroll from Kalepolepo and Waipuilani Beaches. Our central location keeps guests near other popular areas of the island like Wailea and Makena, as well as Lahaina and Hana, making us an ideal choice for your exotic getaway. Guests of the Kohea Kai Maui experience the best that Maui has to offer.

After a full day of fun, relax in our open and airy garden with patio seating. Our rooftop lounge is an amazing place for dolphin and seasonal whale watching.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

551 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Kahului Airport
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Kapalua Airport
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tonyeQFC wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are very clean! Literally a walk across the street to the best beaches. Staff so friendly anytime went into the lobby area. To pick up coffee and quick snacks that they have provided. Recommend to stay when available.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Feb 2, 2024
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. We are very delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your time and stay, we hope that you will visit us again.
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Adam B wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They provide rentals such as chairs/ towels/ umbrellas at the front office for the beach right across the street. The breakfast guy is a big help when you go for your complimentary breakfast and he was the highlight of the mornings. Cute clean rooms with a scenic little garden- perfect place to eat your hot breakfast. I would recommend staying here if you go to Maui since they’re near the center of the island if you plan on traveling between the west and east sides.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kohea Kai R, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us and especially scoring us perfect score. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities we have to offer. We hope that we can have the pleasure of accommodating you again on your next visit to the Maui.
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INNsight_HG wrote a review Apr 2021
Millbrae, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Kohea Kai for a golf trip this last weekend. What an awesome hotel in Kihei, centrally located between the airport, Wailea, and the north side of island. The property is located right across the street from the beach--it almost feels like a private beachfront. The hotel itself is great and the hospitality is top-notch. I had an accessible guest room that was spacious, offered all the features a person who has a wheelchair would need. There was even a small kitchenette which definitely comes in handy to whip up quick meals. Newly remodeled, the rooms offer triple sheeting, Ac, a view of the lush courtyard, and LCD TV and wifi. We had a group of 14 and each person had a different unique room type. We all had a comfortable stay and a great time. There is even a gazebo and a BBQ! If you are visiting Maui, Kohea Kai Resort is an excellent hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Thank you so very much for your awesome review and high scoring! We greatly appreciate your time and feedback. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed all that our humble hotel has to offer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we sure hope that you enjoyed our island Maui. We look forward to providing you great service and hospitality on your next visit to Maui. Luseane Moa General Manager
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Linda B wrote a review Feb 2020
San Jose, California18 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean, with a king size bed; however, for a place that was supposed to be like a resort, the amenities were lacking. There were no towels offered for the pool (which was small and very cold), and nowhere in the room to hang towels used. The beach was OK, but you needed to cross the busiest road in Kehei to get there. There was no view from the room. There was a small frig, microwave and a full size coffeemaker. The included breakfast was poor. Overall, there was nothing special to recommend and for the price (nearly $700.00 total for two nights) it was not worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Kohea Kai R, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I am sorry that you were not informed of towels for the pool we have at the Front Desk on a sign out sheet. We appreciate your feedback, this will help us improve our services and hopefully you will give us a chance again in the future to better serve you. Thank you for your time, we greatly appreciate it.
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Tricia B wrote a review Feb 2020
Wisconsin1,013 contribution166 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We wanted to check out the Kihei area so we chose the Kohea Kai Maui due to it being across the road from the beach. The basket with water and treats was a nice welcome. The hot breakfast was really good and is above your typical continental breakfast; loved the flavored syrups. The room was clean and the grounds were lush. Only wish we didn't have to use a pull out couch for our kiddos. Even though it is located on a really busy street, the walls were thick enough (cement blocks) to block out traffic noise.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you kindly for sharing your experiences with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, we really appreciate your feedback because we are always looking for ways to improve our services, so Mahalo (Thank you). We hope that you enjoyed our island and that you will visit us again on your next trip to the islands. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we wish you well.
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Alan B wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We would have loved to stay here, but this hotel really screwed us over. We booked a room through our Credit Card rewards site 3 months ago. The hotel oversold their rooms and decided to tell us our reservation was cancelled 3 days before we leave for Maui.

Trying to book a replacement 3 days before our trip was almost impossible. We booked a “Deluxe Suite Penthouse with Ocean View” through this hotel, but we had to settle for a hotel that wasn’t even near the beach. This is our honeymoon, so this kind of service really puts a sour taste in our mouths. Please think twice about trying to book a room from this place… you might find out a couple days before you leave that they have no room for you.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Feb 28, 2022
Aloha and Thank you for your feedback. We apologize but due to unforeseen circumstances with the room we could not rent out the rooms for safety reasons. Our other Penthouses were already booked which we would have been happy to upgrade you to, but sadly had to make a difficult decision by contacting your booking agent immediately which was back in January. We made several attempts to your booking agent to make sure that you were given amicable time and notice to find other accommodation. We were assured that they were going to take care of you and nothing was needed further. Again, we apologize and hope that in the future you will give us a chance to serve you. Thank you Luseane Moa General Manager
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N1120A wrote a review Apr 2022
San Diego, California81 contributions100 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If this place was say $99 a night, I'd probably rate it higher. The reality is that they're currently getting $300+ a night and the hotel just isn't worth that - not even close.

The good:

Staff are polite and the rooms are spacious and clean (maybe too clean, given the extreme smell of bleach after getting housekeeping). Fridge is an excellent size. Wi-Fi works generally decently.

The Bad: Overpriced, poorly located, deceptive title as a "resort," a very tight parking lot, a resort fee that is not disclosed at booking, the bathroom has neither a toilet paper roll holder nor a proper towel rack. We got one tiny bottle of shower gel and no hand soap, making us need to break out our reserve to wash our hands and use shampoo for showering.

Honestly, the Days Inn is better at the budget end and probably cheaper. Definitely not coming back to this place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Apr 4, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. We really appreciate your feedback. We apologize for failing to meet your expectations. Labor shortage has been a challenge for us, however if things are forgotten it can be easily be delivered. So Thank you for sharing and take care stay safe!
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Gary F wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live in Pukalani (Maui) and I wanted to take my wife out for an overnight date sans kids. I saw Kohea Kai in Kihei (we like Kihei) online and the price was reasonable compared to a lot of other rentals so I reserved a room. The outside was not fancy but when we walked into the room we were both very pleasantly surprised at how much we liked it; the A-frame vaulted ceiling, the little balcony. and it was really clean. I would have enjoyed a week there and I recommend it to anyone wanting to be close to the beach without needing to be close to the most popular beaches (just a mile or two down the road). Just a few steps to a nice beach.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: our room 321 on the second floor was at the end of the bldg
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Jun 28, 2021
Thank you kindly for your perfect scoring, we greatly appreciate your feedback. I am very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your "staycation" and that you liked our rooms. We hope that you visit us again neighbor =)
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Lee Fam wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for one night on December 14, 2022. It is a smaller and older property, but I found it to be very clean. I was upgraded from a standard room to a Junior Suite Room 323.

I think that my room had been renovated. There was a small kitchenette area with a microwave, mini refrigerator, and coffee maker.

The room was bigger than I expected. The king bed was a bit too soft for my liking but there was a assortment of pillows to choose from. There was a desk and 2 chairs. The ceiling fan and air conditioner worked really well. The lanai had a table and 2 chairs. There was peekaboo view of the ocean.

The shower was large. It took a few minutes for the hot water to get hot but not a big deal. The toilet seat kept shifting.

The pool is small, but the beach/ocean is literally across the road. There are chairs, beach umbrellas, and coolers to borrow which is a huge plus. I saw that there were 2 bikes and helmets that you can also borrow, after signing the waiver.
There is also a lovely garden area in the back. A BBQ and hot tube are available to use, but you need to reserve these.

There are complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks available. I think that there are only 2 restaurants within walking distance, but you are walking literally on the side of the road alternating with sidewalk. One must be careful as the road is very busy.

I had the pleasure of meeting Carol and Lucy who were at the Front Desk. Two amazing human beings. Carol offered me some of her personal food after I told her that I was so hungry and disappointed that there were not more food options/restaurants within close walking distance. When I was speaking to her the next day, she said I should have taken her car. What? This woman doesn't even know me. Lucy was so kind in answering my numerous questions and requests. She was so patient with me, and allowed me a little extra check out time after I told her that I rode the bike to so many places and was in desperate need of a shower before checking out. Thank you Carol and Lucy for being so kind, gracious, and helpful to me.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Dec 19, 2022
Thank you so very much for your kind and awesome review! It really means a lot to see that the hard work my staff puts in to make our guests experience very memorable. We appreciate your stay as well as your time to share with us your review and we hope that you will visit us again. Take care and stay safe.
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Ramey501 wrote a review Mar 2022
San Francisco, California15 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was hoping to love this place after I read the reviews. Maybe it just depends on what room you stay in, but I’m paying $415 for a room with locked windows and cinder block walls. (Yes the windows are locked close) I wanted to change hotels when I checked in, but it was too late. If my expectations were set at a $150 a night motel, I’d have been fine with it. But this is the least nice place I’ve ever stayed for $400 in my life.
This is not a resort and should not be charging $25 a night for a resort fee. It’s a motel that should be advertised as such. I know I’m not the first person upset that I’m paying $25 a day for a beach towel and some ice water and a plastic cup in the lobby.
I’m sure the staff is very friendly as other reviews have said but I haven’t had much experience with anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Kohea Kai Resort Maui, General Manager at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. I apologize for failing to meet your expectations and hope that you will give us a chance in the future as we work to improve our services. The amenity fee helps us provide more than just a towel and ice water. The amenity fees provides the in room amenities as well as parking, wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, bicycle rentals, to go snacks in the morning and afternoon plus more. Thank you again for sharing, we really appreciate your time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Maui Professional Photography (6.1 km), Island Art Party (2.2 km), and Keawakapu Beach (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Maui Fish Company, Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice, and 808 Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ka'ahumanu Congregational Church (13.8 km), Haleki‘i-Pihana State Monument (15.9 km), and Chee Kung Tong Society Building (14.0 km).
Does Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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