This blocky hotel originated as a Holiday Inn and looks it. But despite its chain-hotel bones it’s favored by business travelers and locals in transit to and from the other Virgin Islands. We think that’s because it’s well-maintained and friendly, but its location, just across the street from the Charlotte Amalie ferry docks, probably doesn’t hurt, either. Rooms are dated but very clean (a renovation was in the works when we visited in early 2014), each with its own private balcony. Book a harbor-view room to fully appreciate the size and heft of the cruise ships slipping in and out of port.