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29 hotels in Maui, Hawaii, you can book with points

May 02, 2022
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Between flights, lodging and dining, taking a trip to Hawaii can be expensive. Luckily, you can save some money by booking flights to Hawaii with miles. And you can also cut costs by booking your lodging with award night certificates or points.

There are eight large Hawaiian islands. But in this guide, I’ll discuss the hotels and resorts on the Hawaiian island of Maui that you can book with points. There are plenty of options across the major hotel loyalty programs; only IHG One Rewards and Radisson Rewards Americas don’t have any properties in Maui.

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World of Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Maui in Hawaii. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

The World of Hyatt program currently has 16 properties in Maui. And you can redeem World of Hyatt points for stays at every property besides Wailea Point, a Destination by Hyatt Residence, a condo resort available exclusively for stays of 30 days or longer.

Maui World of Hyatt properties bookable with points

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort — Category 8.
  • Hoolei Residences, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 8.
  • Wailea Beach Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 8.
  • Hana-Maui Resort — Category 7.
  • Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Kaanapali Beach — Category 7.
  • Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 7.
  • Makena Surf, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 7.
  • Polo Beach Club, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 7.
  • Puunoa Beach Estates, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 7.
  • Wailea Elua Village, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 7.
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa — Category 6.
  • Wailea Ekahi Village, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 5.
  • Wailea Ekolu Village, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 5.
  • Wailea Grand Champions Villas, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 5.
  • Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, a Destination by Hyatt Residence — Category 4.

TPG’s valuations peg the value of World of Hyatt points at 1.7 cents each. So, if you want to maximize World of Hyatt award redemptions, you’ll want to get at least this value when you redeem Hyatt points.

Related: Here’s how to quickly stock up on Hyatt points for your next vacation

How to pick the best Maui World of Hyatt property

Wailea Ekolu Village in Hawaii. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

If you want to use World of Hyatt points on your trip to Maui, you have plenty of options. However, most of Maui's World of Hyatt properties are Destination by Hyatt hotels or Hyatt Residence Club properties. Because of this, you may be able to book a condo or villa with a full kitchen using points. However, some Destination hotels don’t participate fully in the World of Hyatt program. Specifically, some Destination hotels don’t offer World of Hyatt elite benefits such as room upgrades and the Globalist breakfast benefit.

If full World of Hyatt benefits are important to you, you may want to stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui or Andaz Maui. Both properties are oceanfront and have beaches, but the Hyatt Regency is in Lahaina while the Andaz is in Wailea.

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The Hyatt Regency and Andaz both charge daily resort fees, but Hyatt waives these fees on free night awards (and for Globalist elites on other eligible rates). You can enjoy some neat perks such as yoga sessions, mixology classes and stand-up paddleboard lessons as part of the resort fee.

Related: Book this, not that: Hawaii resorts edition

Marriott Bonvoy

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali, in Hawaii. (Photo by Madison Blancaflor/The Points Guy)

Marriott Bonvoy has 12 properties on Maui. Most of these properties are bookable using Marriott Bonvoy points, but I couldn't find a single award night bookable at the following Marriott properties in Maui while writing this article:

Some of these properties are vacation ownership resorts. So, if you happen to find award availability, you may have a kitchen or kitchenette in your room.

Maui Marriott properties bookable with points

Marriott recently switched to dynamic pricing, but award rates for most Marriott properties will remain within the previous award pricing bounds for stays through the end of 2022. You can also redeem points with a cash or points upgrade at some Marriott hotels, which might let you snag a larger room, a better view or even a suite.

Related: Marriott’s dynamic award pricing is live — here’s what that means for travelers

How to pick the best Maui Marriott property

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii. (Photo by Eric Rosen/The Points Guy)

When deciding which Marriott hotel is best for you, consider what you are looking for in your stay. Some properties have impressive pools and slides. For example, the Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui has one of the longest hotel waterslides in Hawaii. And the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has a 142-yard lagoon-style pool.

However, some of Maui's Marriott hotels and resorts charge resort fees. So, make sure you understand the full cost of your award stay when booking.

Related: Ways to earn lots of Marriott Bonvoy points

Hilton Honors

Beach in Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by Shane Myers Photography/Shutterstock)

Hilton Honors has three resorts on the island of Maui. Specifically, you can use Hilton points for a Hawaiian vacation on the island of Maui at the following three resorts:

The Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea has sparse standard room award availability. If you find availability, you’ll need to redeem 110,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Premium room awards are available on most dates but start at 564,000 Hilton Honors points per night at this hotel.

The Hoolei at Grand Wailea currently has no standard room award availability, but you can book a premium room award for a three-bedroom villa starting at 564,000 Hilton Honors points per night. And I only found one night with availability at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Maui Bay Villas.

The Waldorf Astoria may be appealing if you find standard room award availability. But unless you have 4 million Hilton points like TPG reporter Kyle Olsen, I wouldn’t recommend booking a premium room award at any of these Hilton properties due to the high number of points required.

In the end, the best property for you depends on what type of room you want and how many points you’re willing to spend.

Related: Best ways to earn points with the Hilton Honors program

Accor Live Limitless

Waianapanapa State Park in Hana, Maui. (Photo by Laszlo Podor/Getty Images)

The Accor Live Limitless program has one resort on Maui, the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Luckily, you can use your ALL Rewards points at this resort located in Wailea. The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers suites with private lanais as well as luxury beach villas.

However, the number of points you’ll need for a free night varies because the Accor Live Limitless program uses a fixed-value redemption formula. Specifically, you can redeem 2,000 ALL Rewards points for 40 euros off a stay. And, based on current exchange rates, 40 euros is worth about $42.

A night at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui currently starts at $955 — but you can only redeem ALL Rewards points in increments of 2,000 points. So, you could get a night for as little as 44,000 ALL Rewards points and about $31.

Related: You can now book these awesome Accor hotels with miles

Choice Privileges

Beach in Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by M Swiet Productions/Getty Images)

The Choice Privileges program only has one hotel on Maui, the Kohea Kai Maui, Ascend Hotel Collection. The Kohea Kai Maui only has 26 rooms and suites, and the rooms are more practical than luxurious. But the property is lush and the rooftop lounge has impressive ocean views, and the hotel is within walking distance of the beach.

You can book a reward night for stays through Sept. 15 for 30,000 Choice Privileges points. Best of all, you can even book a suite with a kitchen. But you can’t book Choice award nights more than 100 days before your stay.

Related: Book this, not that: Getting the most from your hotel points in Maui

Wyndham Rewards

Part of the Road to Hana on Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by Royce Bair/Getty Images)

The Wyndham Rewards program only has one hotel in Maui. The Days Inn by Wyndham Maui Oceanfront is bookable for 30,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.

You can snag a queen room with either no view or a partial ocean view for 30,000 points on most dates. So, snag the partial ocean view if it’s available. But this hotel isn’t what many consider luxurious. You may find that 30,000 Wyndham points per night is too much even if you get a partial ocean view.

Related: Best Wyndham properties to book with points

Best Western Rewards

Beach in Maui, Hawaii. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

The Best Western Rewards program‘s only hotel in Maui is the Best Western Pioneer Inn. This 34-room hotel is on the edge of Lahaina Harbor.

This small hotel has many unique features. For example, the building was constructed in 1901 during the plantation period and is now a registered historic landmark. And the Pioneer Inn claims to be the only harbor-view hotel on Maui. Plus, you’ll be within walking distance of Lahaina’s Historic District.

Best Western Rewards uses dynamic pricing. I found award availability on many nights for about 40,000 points. Generally, you can book a room with one queen bed or two single beds at this hotel using Best Western Rewards points.

Related: I had sworn off Hawaii during the pandemic — here’s why I went back (and plan to again)

Bottom line

Regardless of your budget, loyalty and preferences, there’s likely a hotel bookable with points for you in Maui. My choice would be the Kohea Kai Maui. After all, it’s relatively affordable using Choice Privileges points, and it’s even possible to snag a suite with a kitchen when booking with points.

There are also some spectacular luxury hotels in the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Accor portfolios. These properties may be a good option if you’re willing to save up points for your trip or have a free night certificate.

Best of all, most hotel award night bookings are freely cancelable until shortly before your stay. So, by booking with points, you’ll usually provide yourself the flexibility to postpone or cancel your trip if needed.

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