I have stayed at many of the Kaanapali hotels, and other hotels,and condo's. This hotel has the closest to the ocean views I have seen. Most properties angle away from the beach.This property is close and parallel to the beach. Awesome for whale watching on the deck. Rooms are nice, pool is nice, close to Duke's restaurant, daily coffee, and adequate maid service. The price for the deluxe efficiency is equal or better than Kaanapali hotels and you get more. The immediate ocean access behind is not great for swimming, but there is a nice beach plus a lawn. All in all a great buy for the view.