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Question: Marriott Maui Lahaina/Napili 3BR units

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Are all these 3 BR units at Marriott Maui Lahaina and Napili Towers lockoff units? I hope so..........
 

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I spoke with the resort. All 3BR units in Maui are lockoff. I needed to make sure because we rented a 3BR unit from an owner and wanted to make sure that 2 separate familys or groups could travel and share the reservation.
 

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I spoke with the resort. All 3BR units in Maui are lockoff. I needed to make sure because we rented a 3BR unit from an owner and wanted to make sure that 2 separate familys or groups could travel and share the reservation.
I think all keys will open both rooms through. You could ask for this not to be the case but I'm not sure that'll be an option in this situation.
 

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Even if on one reservation?
Yes. I did it in 2020 and plan to do it again this April. When I go to Maui and only use half a unit, I will rent the other half but not split it in the Marriott system to save the split fee and then I separate the unit by key and credit card.
 

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Yes. I did it in 2020 and plan to do it again this April. When I go to Maui and only use half a unit, I will rent the other half but not split it in the Marriott system to save the split fee and then I separate the unit by key and credit card.

It may work if you are there occupying one side while renting the other. But it may not work if you rent both sides separately while having one single reservation for the whole 3br lockoff.
 

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It may work if you are there occupying one side while renting the other. But it may not work if you rent both sides separately while having one single reservation for the whole 3br lockoff.
I've never done it under that scenario but know of others that have, at least at the Frenchmans Cove, because this issue just cam up on FB and many said they have done so under one reservation and no lockoff even. I thought that wasn't possible but many said it was. Not sure if its unigue to FC?
 

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Yes. I did it in 2020 and plan to do it again this April. When I go to Maui and only use half a unit, I will rent the other half but not split it in the Marriott system to save the split fee and then I separate the unit by key and credit card.
I know of other situations where it did not work out (not at this resort) so one should be prepared for the possibility as it's likely to depend on who you get at the front desk.

ETA: It's also possible to lock it off later by calling MVC but I also know of situations where that was not allowed also. Granted none of this knowledge is first hand.
 

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I know of other situations where it did not work out (not at this resort) so one should be prepared for the possibility as it's likely to depend on who you get at the front desk.

ETA: It's also possible to lock it off later by calling MVC but I also know of situations where that was not allowed also. Granted none of this knowledge is first hand.
Where did it not work out? Marriotts? I was surprised to hear a non LO resort would do it but it seems so based on multiple confirmations. A simple phone call to the resort would confirm.
 

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Where did it not work out? Marriotts? I was surprised to hear a non LO resort would do it but it seems so based on multiple confirmations. A simple phone call to the resort would confirm.
I've seen an instance from Surf Club and from Ocean Pointe at the resort. I'm not sure that simply calling the front desk would be 100% simply due to variability between employees. I know I would not want to risk it if trying to rent both sides to groups not acquainted with each other unless I could call MVC and have them actually lock off with different reservation numbers.
 

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I've seen an instance from Surf Club and from Ocean Pointe at the resort. I'm not sure that simply calling the front desk would be 100% simply due to variability between employees. I know I would not want to risk it if trying to rent both sides to groups not acquainted with each other unless I could call MVC and have them actually lock off with different reservation numbers.
That's not what is involved here, because I agree, renting separately without splitting is dicey. In this case, unless I'm mistaken, 1 group rented the unit and they want to split between families within that group, so I think that won't be a problem whatsoever.

At the MOC, I've even split keys and CCs for LOs of exchanges. Again this involved me using half of the unit. In Nov 2020 we traded some 1BDRM MOC units into back to back weeks into 3BDRM MOCs and invited "friends" to use the LOs. We had no problem LO the units with separate keys and CCs even though technically we didn't own these units.
 

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That's not what is involved here, because I agree, renting separately without splitting is dicey. In this case, unless I'm mistaken, 1 group rented the unit and they want to split between families within that group, so I think that won't be a problem whatsoever.

At the MOC, I've even split keys and CCs for LOs of exchanges. Again this involved me using half of the unit. In Nov 2020 we traded some 1BDRM MOC units into back to back weeks into 3BDRM MOCs and invited "friends" to use the LOs. We had no problem LO the units with separate keys and CCs even though technically we didn't own these units.
This is true but this is not the owner, they are renting. What we don't know is how much of a problem it would be if this didn't work out, are they acquainted or is this 2 families essentially unknown to each other. The OP didn't give that info even when it was mentioned earlier in the thread. It could be they ended up not needing the entire reservation and either have or were considering subletting one side. If so, I still think it's a huge risk. I do believe there are ways to reduce or eliminate the risk though. Ask the owner to split it and pay the additional fee if there is one (not enrolled). Call the resort and speak to a front desk supervisor getting names if explicitly told it could be done. Communicate with the other party just in case it didn't work out. I know as an owner, I would not be happy if a renter was able to do this without my knowledge or permission.
 

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I'm thinking of adding a fixed week oceanfront unit in Lahaina tower. Are any of the 2BR units lockoff capable so that I can occupy the 1BR and rent the Studio?
 

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I'm thinking of adding a fixed week oceanfront unit in Lahaina tower. Are any of the 2BR units lockoff capable so that I can occupy the 1BR and rent the Studio?
Of course you can do that.
 

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I'm thinking of adding a fixed week oceanfront unit in Lahaina tower. Are any of the 2BR units lockoff capable so that I can occupy the 1BR and rent the Studio?
Just so you are aware, the 3BR studio is effectively OV, not OF. Still awesome units if you can find the fixed week and floor you want.
 

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While I agree it’s risky if you’re renting both sides, but if you’re there to speak with a manager if necessary it’s unlikely to be an issue.
Since there was a question about policies at other resorts, while I have not personally done it, I know every time I check in at the Aruba Surf Club I’ve been asked if I wanted the keys keyed for both units, so presumably I could opt to key them separately.
The bigger concern of a single reservation number is that there have been many reports of problems with charges not getting separated properly even when people have requested that and left different credit cards upfront for different sides of units on the same reservation. I don’t have personal experience with it but have seen many reports, so that’s a risk; an annoyance when traveling with a friend but a risk if with a “friend.” If it’s an owned unit if might be worth the lock off fee (free with enrolled weeks) to eliminate the risk of sorting out room charges


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I have a different question about the Napili/Lahaina 3BR rooms. What size beds are in the bedroom with the double beds? Queen? Full? Twin? Can it vary by unit?
 

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I have a different question about the Napili/Lahaina 3BR rooms. What size beds are in the bedroom with the double beds? Queen? Full? Twin? Can it vary by unit?
There are 2 double beds in the 3rd bedroom- that’s the size.
Double is the same thing as full.
 
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There are 2 double beds in the 3rd bedroom- that’s the size.
Double is the same thing as full.
I could have sworn they were queen beds. Attached is a screenshot from my 3D scan. You can see the 2 beds compared to the King in the lock off. They look like queens to me.
 

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I could have sworn they were queen beds. Attached is a screenshot from my 3D scan. You can see the 2 beds compared to the King in the lock off. They look like queens to me.
There were 2 doubles in our 2 BR of a 3 BR NAIA in 2018.
 

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I could have sworn they were queen beds. Attached is a screenshot from my 3D scan. You can see the 2 beds compared to the King in the lock off. They look like queens to me.
The resort web page says 2 doubles in the 3rd bedroom and kings in the other 2.
Have a look at the site yourself.
Do you think they are wrong?

The fact that @MDteX said “double beds” made me think they were confusing the word double for 2. Double means the same as full size for beds. I didn’t see any Queen beds listed at this resort.
 
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This could be a difference between Lahaina and Napili tower. I know Lahaina 3BR is over 1700 sq feet. The 3Br listed on Marriotts site shows 1620 sq feet. Maybe one tower has doubles and the other has queens?

I’m familiar with doubles and fairly confident they are not doubles in Lahaina.

The site also says occupancy of 10. And I know that it holds 12. I. Some cases, they now say it can hold 13 with the sofa bed.
 

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This could be a difference between Lahaina and Napili tower. I know Lahaina 3BR is over 1700 sq feet. The 3Br listed on Marriotts site shows 1620 sq feet. Maybe one tower has doubles and the other has queens?

I’m familiar with doubles and fairly confident they are not doubles in Lahaina.

The site also says occupancy of 10. And I know that it holds 12. I. Some cases, they now say it can hold 13 with the sofa bed.
@MDteX should probably call if that 6 inches would matter.
A double or queen could both sleep 2.
Interval says 12 maximum occupancy.
 
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