Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Wailea
Wailea , Hawaii
Tel: 888 236 2427 (toll-free)
Tel: 808 879 1922
Concierge.com's insider take:
Located on the same stretch of sugar-sand Wailea beachfront as the Four Seasons and the Grand Wailea, the Marriott may be the best deal on the island. Thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in 2006, gone are the stale, dated interiors that practically screamed budget. The extensive face-lift has delivered an almost all-new resort, with sophisticated island decor in beige and brown tones, structural changes to improve the lobby, a new restaurant—the second location of Lahaina's popular foodie hangout, Mala Wailea—and a spa and fitness center. It still doesn't have the cachet of its five-star neighbors, but the Marriott is a poor relation no longer. If the view is a priority, spring for an oceanfront room—spending the same amount next door will only get you windows onto the Four Seasons's gardens.