We choose an oceanfront room and was so unhappy with the hotel. Since we had been at a real boutique hotel at the Koa Kea in Kauai, we had high expectations. The Mauian was sub par at best. There is no luxury here. The hotel is surrounded by a billion condominiums and all the people scout out a place to spend the day at the beach right in front of the Mauian which meant they were all there with their screaming little ones (I like kids but not screaming all day right next to my room on vacation). Also, since we were on the ground floor we could hear EVERYTHING upstairs. There is also NO upgraded features at all. If you are looking for privacy, luxury and quiet this isn't the place for you. The included breakfast was direct from Costco - fruits and breads. Nothing special here.