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Which Maui Westin?

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We are looking to reserve a one bedroom in Maui for this fall using SVN points. There will be two of us.

We would like to be central to the pools and have an ocean view. While we have visited the location on a presentation, we have never stayed at the Westin and it has been years since we checked out the properties. We generally stay at the Marriott Ocean Club.

Which Westin would you recommend? Is the oceanfront view that we should expect as a non-owner in Hawaii worth it if we reserve an oceanfront unit.
 

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I believe the only way to ensure an ocean view with StarOptions would be to reserve an Oceanfront (paying through premium of course).

Nanea does not have many 1BR units and I’m unsure how many (if any) have ocean view. Might be tough to pick up what you want here.

WKORV you will risk getting a view overlooking the parking lot with a SO exchange (unless OF). Note most of the studios here don’t have a lanai to sit on so you would want to have the 1BR.

WKORV-N there are no units overlooking a parking lot. Even the resort views are pretty nice. Both 1BR and studio sides have a lanai to sit on.
 

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If you are getting a studio, then definitely North property (because of the Lanai). If you are getting a 1 bedroom, then I would consider the south as it seems to be slightly quieter and closer to Aunties for breakfast. Plus the beach is less rocky the farther South you go. Nanea is beautiful... for 2 bedrooms.. I wouldn't stay at a 1 bedroom at Nanea, unless you get lucky and get the free 2 bedroom upgrade since the ones are in demand, but you can't count on that. They both have their advantages, it really depends whether you want to be closer to the sports bar (north) or the restaurant (south). otherwise, you totally share the property..
 

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We are looking to reserve a one bedroom in Maui for this fall using SVN points. There will be two of us.

We would like to be central to the pools and have an ocean view. While we have visited the location on a presentation, we have never stayed at the Westin and it has been years since we checked out the properties. We generally stay at the Marriott Ocean Club.

Which Westin would you recommend? Is the oceanfront view that we should expect as a non-owner in Hawaii worth it if we reserve an oceanfront unit.
I'm confused:
  • SVN points? You mean Star Options? or do you mean Bonvoy points? As far as I know there is no such thing as SVN points now.
  • Nanea is UBER expensive in points/SO's. I would NOT recommend it. Noise, smells, views...there are some drawbacks. Now the 3br ocean front....that's another, expensive gorgeous option.
  • I am able to see oceanview/islandview bonvoy points reservations at the south, so there is more than one type of reservation. Oceanfront? not sure about that.. sorry
  • North is quiet, better views and lanai's.
my2cents
 

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Thanks. I think that North may be the best option for us but I will consider South.
 

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You may not have a choice. The ocean front units are few and far between at 8 months out, so you may not even have that option. Otherwise, you may get an ocean view, but it will typically be a narrow view between buildings. Just as an example, the last 2 times we went to North and SOuth, and in both cases could barely see the ocean over the little kids pirate ship pool. After that experience, we decided we won't go back unless we can confirm ocean front. Not worth the trip from Florida to get a bad view.
 
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PcflEZFlng

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You may not have a choice. The ocean front units are few and far between at 8 months out, so you may not even have that option. Otherwise, you may get an ocean view, but it will typically be a narrow view between buildings. Just as an example, the last 2 times we went to North and SOuth, and in both cases could barely see the ocean over the little kids pirate ship pool.
Ah yes, the oft-quoted pirate ship view. That's what we got the ONE single time we were able to get into WKORV (we were in North) in summer at 8 months on SOs. Still had a great time, though. But it was back in 2012. No luck since.
 

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We are here now and scored an oceanfront building 8 reserved at 8 months.. We are loving it despite the weather this week. Ìt is so worth it if you can get OF. We typically get horrible views otherwise but hey it's Maui so all is good
 
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