okay...we first came here because it's pet friendly. Now, we don't have a dog anymore; but we still like it. I have to tell you that the traffic noise can be loud. Ask for a room towards the back. The rooms are comfortable. The ceilings are high. The staff members are very pleasant. The location is good if you want to go to the waterfront. Our local friends say it's in the "too touristy" district. And that we need to get into "the district." But we like it. Hard to put my finger on exactly what it is...maybe just familiarity? The breakfast was good. Parking is not great...but you're in the middle of a cramped little city. There's Vic's (I think that's what they call it) across the street. Check in, and go to Vics for good food and a drink and a nice view. i think that may be what i like about it...that you FEEL like you're in the middle of everything.