Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Travel&Dining > Luxury Hotels
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 6, 12, 3:18 am   #1
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Maui: Fairmont vs Four Seasons

7 night trip to Maui, trying to decide between Fairmont & Four Seasons Wailea.
Will have 2 year old with us so the suites at the Fairmont seem like a good option. Looking at Deluxe Ocean view- would a room upgrade (Virtuoso) be to the Kilohana room? Is the FS worth the extra $$? Service sounds good, availability of babysitters, etc. Would consider 2 rooms if could get a decent rate. Any parents out there with advice to offer? Thanks
aussieshamrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 12, 10:40 am   #2
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern California
Programs: SPG, Amex Platinum
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by aussieshamrock View Post
7 night trip to Maui, trying to decide between Fairmont & Four Seasons Wailea.
Will have 2 year old with us so the suites at the Fairmont seem like a good option. Looking at Deluxe Ocean view- would a room upgrade (Virtuoso) be to the Kilohana room? Is the FS worth the extra $$? Service sounds good, availability of babysitters, etc. Would consider 2 rooms if could get a decent rate. Any parents out there with advice to offer? Thanks
You will love the FS. It is the best by far in Maui and well worth the extra cost. Service, accomodation, facilities, restaurants are all top notch. Kids club staff are awsome although you will need to stay with your child while there as he or she is too young for their independent programs.
aesla11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 12, 11:06 am   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Programs: AA Platinum, UA Silver, HHonors Gold, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by aussieshamrock View Post
7 night trip to Maui, trying to decide between Fairmont & Four Seasons Wailea.
Will have 2 year old with us so the suites at the Fairmont seem like a good option. Looking at Deluxe Ocean view- would a room upgrade (Virtuoso) be to the Kilohana room? Is the FS worth the extra $$? Service sounds good, availability of babysitters, etc. Would consider 2 rooms if could get a decent rate. Any parents out there with advice to offer? Thanks
We spent 5 days over this past thanksgiving at the FS Maui with our 2 year old daughter and had a great time. We drove to the Fairmont for consideration for our next visit but I didn't think it compared to the FS at all. The level of service at the FS is beyond what we had ever experienced at any other resort....until we made it to FS Hualalai right after Maui (hands down the best resort ever). The Kids for all Seasons (included in room rate) at the FS Maui is a good option since they have a lot of toys that he/she can play with and also borrow for the duration of the stay. However, an adult has to be with the child at all times. Only children 5 years and older can be left with the FS staff. We also ended up using the Nanny Service arranged for by the Hotel Concierge for 2 days....totally worth the money spent...got some well deserved alone time with the Mrs. If you do end up using the nanny service....request for Susan. Our daughter loved her instantly and remembered her throughout the trip. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any specific questions.
__________________
AA Platinum, UA Silver, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Gold, SPG Platinum, Marriot Gold, ClubCarlson Gold, Langham Voyager
thestallion123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 12, 1:33 pm   #4
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by aesla11 View Post
You will love the FS. It is the best by far in Maui and well worth the extra cost. Service, accomodation, facilities, restaurants are all top notch. Kids club staff are awsome although you will need to stay with your child while there as he or she is too young for their independent programs.
Couldn't agree more- i too looked at fairmont (it will be less), but you really cant beat the FS. It is excellent in all areas
off2rome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 12, 11:21 am   #5
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Programs: HHonors Gold, National Exec, Marriott Silver
Posts: 267
Although i love the Fairmont and the suite is really nice for families, the level of service probably isn't up to true 5-star standards.
RewardTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 9, 12, 2:46 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Chicago
Programs: AA Lifetime PLT, SPG PLT
Posts: 2,310
Not even a fair comparison, the FS Maui is the preeminent property on the Island of Maui
mktozd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 9, 12, 3:18 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Colorado
Programs: AA Lifetime Platinum, HH Diamond, AE Platinum, SPG Gold,
Posts: 5
Wink Waldorf Astoria - Grand Wailea

It's next door to the Fairmont and FS. However, they have the BEST kids pool on Maui. They are a Hilton partner...

Excellent child care services. We have stayed there every year for the last 5 years with our kids.. (Going again in two weeks).

Larger complex than either the Fairmont or FS but the kid area is not going to be beat.

FS has the some of the best dining options in Wailea - Spago, Duo, Italian joint...
coloradogator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 9, 12, 4:16 pm   #8
Moderator: Fairmont Hotels
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: FRA / LON / YEG
Programs: AC Super Elite, AA EXP, Hyatt Diamond, IC Amb., Club Calrson Gold, Fairmont Platinum
Posts: 7,839
Having stayed at the Fairmont Maui and visited the FS Maui, I´d agree that the FS Maui is the more luxurious property (and more expensive as well).

The only feature the FS Maui doesn´t offer is the excellent bistro/café located on the lower floor of the Fairmont Maui. If you enjoy eating at a restaurant three times a day or leave the resort for lunch/dinner, great, but if you sometimes just enjoy grabbing a sandwich, some icecream and a bottle of champagne for lunch (and not spend a fortune) this is an excellent feature.
Jasper2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 9, 12, 4:26 pm   #9
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 15
IMO, you cant go wrong by going with Fairmont. I really like both FS and Fairmont. FYI, sometime in this Spring, Fairmont is going finish up remodeling one of their restaurant called Ko which is going to be awesome. The beach at Fairmont is really nice and has a great sunset view.
edwardsail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 10, 12, 9:52 am   #10
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 90
FS Maui

Traveling with a 2 year old - good for you! It's been awhile since we were at that stage but we've stayed all over Maui and as stated previously none of the other properties compare to FS Maui. The regular rooms are larger, Kids for all Seasons is a huge hit with all of my kids, access to childcare for a fee is the best, seperate pools and - THE CLUB FLOOR. Don't tell anyone about the club floor, it's a secret
You pay a premium, obviously, but with a small kid in tow it's simple simon to have most of your meals AND drinks in the club then occassionally do a nice couples dinner. The staff and service are unmatched! You don't need to seek service anywhere on the property because the club folks will take good care of you. Think of the club lounge as an extention of your room, like a family room (as long as your kid is well behaved).
* When your kid/s are older consider a room at FS and one at Grand Wailea. The best of both - luxury and a Hawaiian 'Disneyland' experience for the kids.
Here's to a wonderful getaway, whatever you choose !
calitripgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 12, 1:05 pm   #11
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 192
Def go with the FS!
MCruler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 12, 8:42 pm   #12
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
FS is the winner

Thanks everyone for your very helpful feedback- we picked the FS and are very excited about the trip.
aussieshamrock is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 1:00 am.