A team of Oyster reporters headed to Maui to visit the area's top resort hotels. We slept in the beds, lounged on the beaches, ate in the restaurants, and even danced some hula, all with an eye toward selecting the most distinguished properties. Here's a list of our favorite child-friendly hotels. All these places offer solid value, but families that are particularly budget conscious might also check out our list of the best value hotels in Maui.
Days Inn Maui Oceanfront, Kihei, HI. $76. Oceanfront rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges, a fabulous on-site restaurant and on-site snorkeling and scuba diving make the non-smoking Days Inn Maui Oceanfront a lovely landing pad for a memorable Hawaiian vacation.
From the moment you set foot on Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, you are greeted by friendly and helpful staff, you're treated to a lei of beautify purple flowers for the ladies and beads for the men. When we walked into our room I was amazed at the size, the decor is tropical resort-esque, and everything was immaculate. It's a 5-star hotel, and that's how you are treated.