Walking into our room, we knew the South Pier Inn offered a unique experience unlike any other hotel we have ever visited. The staff was friendly and courteous - and interested in making our stay pleasant and comfortable. The room was immaculate and tastefully decorated, including local items of interest on the walls and periodicals and books. The large windows to the canal, the up close and personal view of the ships and harbor area, the romantic fireplace and jacuzzi, created a private and restful setting. Right out side the hotel was quick and easy access to the Canal Park area with its many shops and restaurants.