Our experience at 'The Whaler' was just too good! We booked an ocean view room and it was totally worth it. There was a lovely balcony with a nice view of the ocean (even though it's not ocean front and rather from the side of the building the view was still amazing). The condition of the property itself was really nice - the bed, kitchen equipments, bathroom, etc. On our usual holidays, we always eat out in restaurants but we liked the property so much that we ended up cooking at home a couple of times and staying in for b'fast/dinners on the balcony or even watching movies. They have free dvd rentals that came in handy.
The property is RIGHT on the Kaanapali beach so you don't have to do any walking to get there. The beach in front is clean and amazing. Also, it's right next to the Whaler Village which is a shopping/food area so that was very convenient as well. The Whaler Village is also a bus stop for a bus going into town (Lahaina) so that was really easy for us, since we didn't have a car rental as we don't drive.
All in all, excellent location and property. The staff were very nice and helpful as well.