I would highly recommend the Mahana. This place will do nothing but delight you. Every room has an unbelievable ocean view. If you’re in the living room or on the lanai you’ll feel like you’re in the ocean. We were there this February and you can just sit and gasp at whales breaching and swimming right in front of you. You almost feel that you can just reach out and touch them.
Now in addition to clean, great rooms, with kitchen etc. the grounds are also fantastic. Walk to the beach and then walk as far as you’d like. The other thing I like is the location. Grocery and restaurants in walking distance.
My only other comment. It’s not just a great place for whale season. We’ve been there in August and the sunsets, which you won’t miss one, are fantastic every night. All I can say is we’ll be back, hopefully.