Hotel was perfect as location from which to go to Cinque Terra. Roms were quiet, breakfast was good, staff was helpful. Older hotels even when remodeled are not like Marriott and that is what gives them character. Train station access couldn't have been better and like a previous reviewer said, the trains are more like subways and extremely quiet. La Spezia was also fun to explore and less touristy than some cities. We had a great time.