It's very close - just 3 or 4 miles, I thilnk. The Sheraton Yankee Clipper is just a bit closer - maybe by a mile? Those are some of the nicer "beach" hotels in that area - which is a nice, touristy, but active area. I have never stayed in the Sheratons but read a lot about the hotels in that area and know the area from being there in the past. There are some closer hotels to the port just south of the Sheratons, however. They are below l7th St., I think it is. If you go on some of the hotel discount sights (like hotelwiz.com, hoteldiscount.com, travelocity, etc., some hotels show a little map, and/or they will say how close they are to the port. Hope this helps!