Hotels on Molokai
Information about hotels and motels on Molokai island in Hawaii.
At one time there were three rather upscale hotels
on Molokai, the Lodge at Molokai Ranch, the Beach
Village at Molokai Ranch, and the Kaluakoi Resort Hotel.
The latter was closed in January of 2001 and the two
former were closed in April of 2008. A smaller
hotel, the Pau Hana Inn, was converted into a religious
retreat in 2002. So that leaves only one hotel on Molokai,
the Hotel Molokai near the town of Kaunakakai.
A low-rise, Polynesian village style hotel on Kamiloloa Beach, about two
miles from the town of Kaunakakai. The Hotel Molokai has
a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant and bar.
Each of its 55 cottage studio units
has a lanai with a swing. Room rates: $55 to $95.
Contact was Hotel Molokai, Box 546, Kaunakakai 96748, or call 800-367-8047.
Closed Molokai Hotels
The Lodge at Molokai Ranch
(closed April 2008)
This luxury hotel on the west end of Molokai is located at an elevation of 1200 feet,
in the town of Maunaloa. It has 22 rooms with large private
bathrooms, refrigerators, cable television, and private
lanai. Lunch and cocktails are served at the Paniolo Lounge
and breakfast and dinner is served in the Maunaloa Room.
Beach Village at Molokai Ranch
(closed April 2008)
This unusual lodge is also located on the west end of
Molokai. It has 40 two bedroom canvas
"tentalows", which sit on platform decks. Units
have picnic tables and open air bathrooms with toilet
sink,and shower. Meals at the Beach Village are served
in an ocean front community pavilion, sometimes
buffet style and soemtimes cooked to order.
Kaluakoi Hotel and Golf Club
(closed January 2001)
The 152 room, oceanfront, Kaluakoi Hotel and Golf Club on the west coast of Molokai
opened in 1977 and closed in January of 2001.
After its closure it was purchased by the owners of the
Molokai Ranch, who eventually (by 2005) refurbished and reopened
the golf course. At one point the Molokai Ranch
had plans to re-open the resort hotel but since
Molokai shut down all of their operations in april
of 2008, that is no longer likely to happen.
Note that Web site Kaluakoi.com is no longer associated
with the the Kaluakoi Resort
292 rooms and lots of activities. Rates: $79 to $185.
Kaluakoi Hotel and Golf Club, Box 1977, Maunaloa 96770, or call 800-367-6046.
Pau Hana Inn/font>
(closed in 2002)
In the Spring of 1998 the 400-room, low-rise, beach bungalow style
Pau Hana Inn in Kaunakakai was in danger of being shut down. Its owners, Molokai Beach Ltd.
publicly announced their plan to close the hotel and its Banyan Tree Terrace
Restaurant as of May 31, 1998. A community group called the Pau Hana Ohana signed an agreement of
sale in June of 1998 to purchase the hotel.
I'm not sure if that sale ever went through, but in 2002
the inn was sold to the New Hope Christian Fellowship
in 2002 and turned into a private religious retreat called
the New Hope Molokai Oceanside Retreat.
The Pau Hana Inn was located on Pau Hana Road near the junction
of Oki Place and Seaside Place in the town of Kaunakakai.
HISTORY OF THE PAU HANA INN:
The Seasidee Inn opened on the Pau Hana Inn site 1946.
B&C Trucking of Honolulu bought that inn in 1970. They
tore most of the original inn down and rebuilt it as
the Pau Hana Inn. About a year after the new hotel opened,
a new bar and restaurant was added. In 1986, Molokai Beach Ltd,
which built the Hotel Molokai in 1966, bought the Pau Hana Inn
and put both of the hotels under the same management.
In 1994 the Hotel Molokai closed its restaurant and bar,
which gave more business to the hotel and bar at the Pau Hana Inn.
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