This great-value option in the population-dense residential neighborhood of Sea Point puts business travelers and vacationers in the heart of Cape Town. Guests are close to the sea while also being near the eclectic bustle of Main Road, where there are restaurants, bars, shops, and people from every imaginable walk of life. A slick overhaul of a turn-of-the-century Cape Dutch-style building, the interior of this hotel has been transformed with a modern touch: Bedrooms are compact, but outfitted with lots of high-tech conveniences (including Apple Macs) and superlative bathrooms (with gigantic showers, but no tubs). Lines are elegant and beds are spectacularly comfortable, consuming most of the room space. The bar and bistro spill out onto a street-side veranda and attract lots of locals, so guests feel more like part of the neighborhood than removed and aloof. It's worth asking for a room with a balcony—No. 7 for a partial sea view, or No. 6 for a room that's a bit larger than the rest.