In June 2002, we stayed at the Best Western right near the port. We requested a bayside room on one of the top floors and we could see the ships in port which was fun. It is right across from the Bayside shopping/restaurant area which is a fun place to hang out and within walking distance. The port is a 5 minute tax ride at most. I found the hotel through AAA and it was a 3D at that time, not sure what the status is of it now.