My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a week on Maui the first week of September. Despite the occasion and the fact that it's our first vacation without kids, this is a budget trip! I have pretty much decided on the Royal Lahaina but need to decide between the cottages and the tower. There are great packages thru Hawaiian Air right now and the price difference is only $8/night. I really like the idea of being about to walk right out across the lawn to the beach but I keep reading that the cottages are in really bad shape. We don't need fancy but we do need clean and not dingy. Any thoughts from people who have stayed in the cottages recently?