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Studio Units at MArriott and Starwood


Tug Review Crew
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Jun 6, 2005
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Carlsbad ca
I was wondering if anyone has seen the studio units at both Marriott properties and both Starwood properties on Maui. Any suggestions as to which is bigger and nicer or has better resort amenities.


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Sep 15, 2005
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The Beautiful Pacific NW
I have stayed at both properties on Maui and IMHO the Starwood (Westin) studio is much nicer than the Marriott studio although I have not stayed in the new purpose built Marriott Lahaina Villas so I can't speak to their studios. The Westin has a 2 burner cooktop, a separate tub and shower and a washer and dryer none of which the Marriott have. The original Westin buildings do not have studio lanais with the exception of a few units The new North Westin property has lanais for the studios. The Marriott also has lanais for the studios. Location is another thing altogether. I prefer the location of the Marriott. I can easily walk to several resorts and Whalers Village along the paved beach path however many people prefer the more laid back atmosphere of the Westin property. I think the Westin has a nicer beach area but it is a very short walk from the Marriott to a nicer beach area. I also prefer the Marriott pool to the Westin's but I don't know how much the new Marriott buildings will impact their main pool.
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