Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Hawaii
An artsy north shore hideaway with private beach access.
The chic Paia Inn provides a calming sanctuary in the heart of eclectic, funky Paia on Maui's north shore. This 1920s-era property has been renovated and transformed into a boutique inn that fuses European-style elegance with tropical décor. Of note among original details are the beautiful dark hardwood floors. Three standard rooms look out over the town's main road and come with flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, iPod docks and refrigerators. While the standard rooms are reason enough to stay, the garden suites are magical. Three spacious one- and two-bedroom suites feature kitchenettes, and the three-bedroom beach house boasts a hot tub, stainless steel gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, outdoor lounge and secluded oceanfront location perfect for watching surfers and sunsets. All rooms showcase the brooding, locally-inspired artwork of local artist Avi Kiriaty. Guests enjoy private access to sandy Paia Bay, and from there can hook up with walking trails that lead to various north shore beaches. Rates include complimentary Internet, parking (first come, first serve) and complimentary use of beach gear.