Napili hotels are a great place to stay on the west side of Maui. The weather here is a bit cooler than it is in Lahaina and there is a tendency for afternoon showers to come through. The hotels here on average have an older age than the resorts farther down in Kaanapali. However, there are some great deals that can be found here if you catch it during the slow season from September to November.
If you decide to stay in Napili it is really hard to enjoy yourself if you do not have a rental car. The taxi fares from here to Lahaina are fairly pricey and if any weather comes through and you want to migrate away from the Napili hotels and head south for some sun it is much more time-consuming. Many of the hotels here are also many “multi-purpose buildings” that also have condo units in them, which can make for lucrative investment opportunities.