"Downtown" Maui is considered the towns of Wailuku and Kahului, as they are in the central part of Maui, where the hotel and many locally-shopped stores are located. Sadly, tourists often only see downtown when they are coming and going to/from the airport. Because these towns are not the most popular to vacationing tourists, hotel options are very limited.
The three largest hotels in Kahului are the Maui Seaside, Maui Beach, and the Maui Palms, all located along Ka'ahumanu Avenue. The hotels are conveniently close to Maui's largest shopping mall, Ka'ahumanu mall, allowing guests to easily walk to the mall from the hotel.
The town of Paia is less than 10 minutes from the airport and a more popular option for overnight accommodations. Some of the larger hotel options in Paia include the Paia Inn and Mama's Fish Beachfront Cottages.
There are various privately owned estates that have built three to five guest rooms which can be rented to visiting tourists. These can often times be cheaper than staying at a hotel and also more adventurous.
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