I stayed here for 6 nights in June and found the property to be excellent. Location was fantastic and the studio room was very big compared to a normal hotel room. The kitchen facilities were great as well. It was nice to be able to have the option of meals at home. Its not as flashy as the surrounding resorts but i thought The Whaler was good value and in a great location along Kaanapali. LIttle extras like having access to pool noodles and beach chairs that you can take with you to use at other beaches were handy as well.