Best Western Pioneer Inn

658 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761-1266
Phone: +1 808-661-3636   |   Fax: 808/667-9366   |   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! Enjoy your stay.


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

Best Western Pioneer Inn

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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 of the Best Western® Pioneer Inn.

Best Western Pioneer Inn

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 Crater

Haleakala Crater


Featuring over 30,000 acres of natural ecosystems, the Haleakala National Park is preserved nature area on the island of Maui – just a short drive from Lahaina

The park houses several of the island’s most iconic landmarks, like Mount Haleakala and the Haleakala Crater.

Visitors frequently enjoy miles upon miles of hiking trails – connecting sites like the 400-foot Waimoku Falls and the Oheo stream.

Bird watching is a popular activity as well, given the presence of unique species of birds like the Hawaiian Petrel.


Hana Highway

Hawaii Attractions

Hana Highway

Traversing Maui's eastern coastline for 52 miles, the Hana Highway in Hawaii 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 near Lahaina.

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.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Attractions

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Located on the Big Isle, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park acts as a monument to the Hawaii's living and breathing volcanic history.

Visitors are encouraged to make a stop at the Kilauea Visitor Center and Jagger Museum before their exploration of the awe-inspiring park for some important information about the park's diverse scenery.

Then, 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

Hawaii Attractions

Iao Valley State Monument

Home to the Iao Needle, the Iao Valley State Monument is a Maui State Park featuring a beautiful botanical garden – comprised of 1,200 feet of vegetation covered lava remnant.

Visitors can view the needle and the surrounding West Maui Mountains via a short hike through the park.

The park was once the site of the Battle of Kepaniwai in 1790, when the Kamehameha I army conquered the Maui army.

Today, the dazzling scenery lends itself to plenty of outdoor recreation and incredible sights – conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Lahaina.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Hawaii Attractions

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Located on the island of Molokai, the 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, making stops at the Kalaupapa Bookstore and a lunch at Kalawao – the latter stop features excellent views of the north shore.

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 people and their lifestyles before the arrival of Western civilization. Hawai'i Visitors are encouraged to stop by the visitor center run by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association for a quick park orientation.

Then, start with a walk along the Honokohau Bleach and catch glimpses of coral reefs, sea turtles, and tropical fish still inhabiting the area. Remants of the 'Ai'opio fish trap and the Pu'uoina Heiau offer great sight seeing opportunities as well.

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

Hawaii Attractions

Lahaina Town

One of Hawaii’s most visited towns, Lahaina is located on the western shores of the island of MauiDowntown Lahaina is a tourism hot spot, boasting dozens of art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

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.

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

Officially the Western Hemisphere's largest tropical reef aquarium, the Maui Ocean Center is a three-acre aquarium and marine science center located in the town of Lahaina. 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. Apart from the excellent exhibits, the Maui Island attraction also houses a gift shop, special events, and on-site dining.

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.


Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Hawaii Attractions

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 Hawaiian park was once a refuge for early inhabitants 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

Hawaii Attractions

Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Sit

Built entirely by hand in 1791, the Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site preserves the ruin of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple that was built during King Kamehameha I's reign.

The temple was also the site where Kamehameha unified the Big Island of Hawaii before going on to unify the entire state a few years later.

Today, the park – which is found on the northwestern end of Hawa'ii – is open to walking tours, living history tours, ranger talks, educational tours, and cultural demonstrations provided by the National Park Service.

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

USS Utah Arizona

USS Utah Arizona

Preserving several Pearl Harbor sites, the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is found near Honolulu in Oaho.

View historic memorials like the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial, and the USS Oklahoma Memorial – all are under jurisdiction of the U.S. Navy.

The monuments preserves the stories of the soldiers, officers, and civilians involved in the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor.

Interpretive sites include memorials for Six Chief Petty Officer Bungalows on Ford Island and Battleship Row.

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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool

Nearby Restaurants

  • Pioneer Inn Grill & Bar, on premise, Full Service, seafood Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from, Cool Cats Cafe, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner

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