I just booked the Holiday Inn Express. They are about 3 miles from the Pier. Everything I read has been ok as far as reviews. This hotel would be good if you are looking for a good deal. We got it for $95/night, we are staying one night pre-cruise in January. We are lucky enough to have an ex-military in our group, hence the low price. But I think the normal price is like $120-132/night.