I could not agree more. I have read more positive cruise reviews than I have negative. I finally get a chance to sail the Destiny in July. I am staying at the Sheraton Old San Juan (formerly the Wyndham). It is directly across the street from the pier. Many say that you could walk vs. taking a cab. I'll see for myself once I get there. I have heard that the Embassy Suites is a nice hotel to stay at as well. If you are looking for a closer hotel to the pier I would try one in Old San Juan.