I have always been partial to Renaissance properties. So when planning for our Hawaiian getaway we considered going with the always safe Renaissance. As most web surfers know Marriott has the worst website so you really can't get much on the hotel properties.
I found that the hotel was very nice overall. It was clean , the rooms were spacious and offered a private lanai. The hotel is ideally located offering quick access to the beach, town and best of all Wailea Tennis Center (for the tennis enthusiast).
The hotel restaurants are not the greatest. Some of the guidebooks brag about the Maui Onion as a "must do" when visiting or staying at the Renaissance. Don't believe the hype - it is over priced and you can do better for burgers and onion rings in the Wailea Shopping center (next door).
I was fairly pleased with the Renaissance until I saw the neighboring hotel (e.g. Fairmont, Four Seasons etc.). The Renaissance is probably the smallest of the luxury resorts - which means you have to compromise on amenities.
Having been there and seen it all I would personally stay at the Fairmont. Now that's a place you don't have to leave. I found I had to leave the Renaissance to do anything (including Tennis).
Now readers don't get me wrong, the Renaissance is a nice place but it is definitely overshadowed by the others on the beach.
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