658 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761-1266
Phone: 808/661-3636   |   Fax: 808/667-5708   |   34 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Experience the stunning natural glory of Maui from our historic hotel in Lahaina, the BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn, located on the edge of Lahaina Harbor, the whaling capital of the Pacific.

Few things in the world can approach the splendor of a Hawaiian sunset, and our hotel on Maui gives you the opportunity to take one in every evening. Our building, constructed in 1901, is a registered historic landmark from the plantation period. Its white columns and colorful roof contrasting with the surrounding greenery make it a sight to behold in its own right.

You'll be just as impressed by what's on the inside of this front street, Eco-Friendly Maui hotel. Our 34 rooms are newly renovated and wired with Wi-Fi, with a pool that is open year-round. Our onsite restaurant, the Pioneer Inn Grill, serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, while the Whalers Saloon gives you a place to order drinks without having to travel away from our Lahaina hotel. We also have meeting and event space, including an outdoor gazebo that's ideal for weddings and Snug Harbor private dining room. We have everything you could want in a hotel on Maui.

You can practically roll out of bed and into the water outside of our Lahaina Hotel, where you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, surfing, parasailing and whale watching. We are the only harbor view hotel on Maui. There are plenty of yachting options as well, including sunset dinner cruises, or you can catch the ferries to Lanai or Molokai. We are also a popular place to stay for employees of the State of Hawaii, Maui Divers, Transmarine Navigation and the US Navy.

There's much to do on land, starting with the shops, restaurants, art galleries, and museums of the Historic District within easy walking distance of our hotel on Maui. Just behind our location is Banyan Tree Park, featuring a famously massive, 16-trunked banyan tree planted almost 150 years ago.

Book your stay at the BEST WESTERN Pioneer Inn in Hawaii today!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Outdoor pool
  • Meeting facilities, up to 50 people classroom style
  • Safe deposit box
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Interior corridor
  • Banquet facilities, two facilities. Snug Harbor 48 maximum. Courtyard 125 maximum.
  • Catering
  • Parking for the physically challenged in front of hotel
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Sunbathing, outdoor pool
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Ticket purchase to local events
  • 20 Shops
  • Boutiques
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Free parking, two blocks away, off-site, secured lot
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Truck/RV parking, off-site, free


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Conveniently located, the best western pioneer inn in Lahaina, Hawaii is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 20.872411  /  Latitude: -156.678096


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Kahului Airport. Exit airport and continue onto Dairy Road. Drive 6.10 miles and turn left onto Honoapiilani Highway. Drive 16 miles and turn left onto Prison Street. Drive 0.20 miles and turn right onto Front Street. Go 0.10 mile and turn left onto Hotel Street. Turn right onto Wharf Street and you will be in front of the Reception area.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park contains a range of natural ecosystems including the Oheo stream, the sub-alpine shrublands, a dry forest and rainforest. The diversity extends from the Haleakala Crater, the dormant volcano summit area, to the beautiful coastal Kipahulu area.

Bird-lovers enjoy hiking to the summit of Mount Haleakala to view the nesting colony of the Hawaiian Petrel, an endangered species of migratory seabird. Be sure to hike to the nearly seven-mile across, two-mile wide crater, for an incredible view of the cinder cones up close.

Pack a picnic lunch for a beautiful hike through the rainforest to the base of the 400-foot Waimoku Falls. Be sure to stop along the scenic Hawaiian roads to admire the views from the overlooks, and don't forget your binoculars at night, to view the incredibly clear sky. After a day in the park, drive a short distance to the historic district of Lahaina, to enjoy comfortable accommodations with Best Western hotels.

Hana Highway

The Hana Highway traverses along Maui's eastern coastline for 52 miles, and offers incredible ocean views along its narrow and winding path. Recognized as one of America's most scenic highways, travelers drive across several historic one-lane bridges and hundreds of hairpin curves. The average speed is 15 mph, so plan accordingly when visiting this popular Maui tourist attraction.

This cliff-hanger National Millennium Legacy Trail, has several must-see attractions along the way. The favorites include the Garden of Eden Arboretum, the Lower Puohokamoa Falls, Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Waianapanapa State Park, 'Ohe'o Gulch and Wailua Falls. Stay with Best Western hotels on the northwestern coast of Maui in Lahaina for a comfortably night's rest in this tropical paradise. Be sure your Hawaiian stay is an enjoyable one.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Located on the Big Isle, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park act as a monument to the state's living and breathing volcanic history. Whether passing through for the awe-inspiring scenery or planning an in-depth exploration, the park offers plenty of activities in the face of nature's most powerful event.

Take in the summit of Kilauea volcano through the scenic Crater Rim Drive, which summits and passes through the caldera floor or head down the Chain of Craters Road, where the route descends to the coastal area of the park and where lava sometimes meets water. Don't forget to take in the park on foot with its many biking and hiking trails.

Iao Valley State Monument

The Iao Valley State Monument, a Maui State Park, features a beautiful botanical garden and the 'Iao Needle - a 1,200-foot vegetation-covered lava remnant. The short hike allows visitors a beautiful viewpoint of the needle and the surrounding West Maui Mountains.

The park was once the site of the battle of Kepaniwai in 1790, when the Kamehameha I army conquered the Maui army. Maui's Best Western hotel in historic Lahaina offers exceptional quality lodging and guest services for Hawaii travelers.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Located on the island of Molokai, Kalaupapa National Historical Park was once the site of a leper colony in the 1800's, originally established to banish all the afflicted onto the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore of the island.

Today, the site dedicates the memory of the colony and the experiences of those who lived there. To visit the remote peninsula, visitors must take a commercial tour operated by a third-party. The tours stops at all major points of interest and also includes scenic views of the north shore cliffs.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Gracing the shorelines of the Big Isle, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park preserves the history and engineering skills of the native Hawaiian people and their lifestyles before the arrival of Western civilization.

Start with a walk along the Pacific Ocean and catch glimpses of coral reefs, sea turtles, and tropical fishes before exploring the fishponds that enabled the native communities to catch fish and survive.

Lahaina Kapalua Airport

Serving an annual average of 50,000 passengers, the Kapalua Airport (JHM) is five nautical miles northwest of Lahaina in Kapalua on the island of Maui. The airport is owned by the Hawaii Department of Transportation and has only one runway.

Covering an area of 50 acres, JHM is under strict regulation by the Maui County Council to limit commercialization of the Kapalua community. Mokulele Airlines began scheduling flights to Honolulu and Kailua-Kona on July 1, 2013.

Lahaina Town

Lahaina Town

Sunny beach at Lahaina Town

One of Hawaii’s most visited destinations, Lahaina is located on the western shores of the island of Maui. The town’s rich whaling history, along with numerous sites like the U.S. Seamen’s Hospital and Hale Paaho on the Lahaina Historic Trail, have landed the town on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, Lahaina's downtown area is known as a tourism hot spot, boasting dozens of art galleries, shops and restaurants. Called one of the “Top Ten Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association, Front Street offers visitors fresh Hawaiian Cuisine, access to seaside luaus, and even a glimpse of Hawaiian culture with the award-winning show, Ulalena, at the Maui Theatre.

Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center is a three-acre aquarium and marine science center that features the Western Hemisphere's largest tropical reef aquarium. Scuba enthusiasts will flip at the opportunity to dive into the center's Open Ocean tank and swim with more than 20 sharks, stingrays and tropical reef fish during the Shark Dive Maui experience.

More than 60 indoor and outdoor exhibits including the Living Reef, Turtle Lagoon, Hammerhead Harbor, Tide Pool and Sea Jelly Gallery are featured in the center. Stay with Best Western hotels, a short drive from the center in historic Lahaina, for comfortable accommodations and exceptional guest services. Have a great time during your visit to Hawaii.

Molokini Crater

Molokini Island Preserve

Molokini Crater

Set in the Alalakeiki Channel, the Molokini Crater – also known as the Molokini Island Preserve – is located off the shores of Maui in Hawaii's Maui County.

This 23-acre crescent-shaped island is a volcanic crater found southeast of Lahaina – just west of the Makena State Park. The Molokini Crater is both a Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary and Marine Life Conservation District.

Home to a multitude of seabirds, 260 marine species, 100 species of algae, and 38 species of coral, the crater is a hotspot for bird-watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, and even snuba – a combination of the two.

Enjoy boating and diving tours, or learn of Molokini Crater's fascinating history involving World War II and Hawaii mythology.

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Set on the Big Island’s western shore, the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is a 420-acre beach park operated by the National Park Service.

Both a City of Refuge National Historical Park and a United States National Historical Park, the park was once a refuge for early Hawaiians who broke ancient laws.

Visitors to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical may gaze upon the Hale O Keawe heiau reconstruction, or spot yellow tang and sea turtles in the Keone'ele – or royal cove – and follow the two-mile 1871 Trail to Ki'ilae Village.



Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Pu'ukola Heiau National Historic Site preserves the ruin of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple that was built during King Kamehameha I's reign. Built entirely by hand by 1791, the temple was also the site where Kamehameha unified the Big Island of Hawaii before going on to unify the whole state a few years later.

Today, the park is open to walking tours, living history tours, ranger talks, educational tours, and cultural demonstrations. Don't miss the huge temple mound or take to the ocean and see the submerged ruins of a temple once dedicated to the sharks that swim through it.

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument commemorates sites at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu in Oahu. Visit memorial such as the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial, and the USS Oklahoma Memorial before visiting the mooring quays of Battleship Row and officer bungalows on Ford Island.

Today, the monuments preserves the stories and perspectives of the soldiers, officers, and civilians involved in the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. See interpretive sites on the events of the attack and its aftermath alongside memorials to those who lost their lives and the stories of those who survived.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.01 mile(s) from fishing
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Lahaina Harbor
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Baldwin House, historic missionary home
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Banyan Tree Park
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Wharf Cinema
  • 0.20 mile(s) from sandy beach
  • 4.00 mile(s) from golf course
  • 7.00 mile(s) from horseback riding
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Maui Marine Center
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Maui Memorial Hospital
  • 0.05miles(s) from Front Street, Quaint historic town eight blocks long, boutiques, art galleries, souvenir shops
  • 0.05mile(s) from Wharf Cinema Center, Shopping across the street, jewelry, movie theater, restaurants, clothing
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lahaina Cannery Mall, Air conditioned mall with grocery store, clothing and retail stores
  • 1.20 mile(s) from Lahaina Gateway, Newest shopping center, restaurants and boutiques

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Kapalua
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Wailuku
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Kahului
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Makawao
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Kula

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Our Maui hotel offers three quality on-site restaurant options so you can enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks right outside your door.
  • Pioneer Inn Grill, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily.
  • Whalers Saloon, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Cool Cats Cafe, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.15 mile(s) from Kimos, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Hard Rock Cafe, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Lahaina. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

February 2015

February 28, 2015
Art Affair 2015 Visit the Kaluanui Estate for an evening of dancing to live music, a delicious dinner, and open bar.
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