With its roomy studios (equipped with kitchenettes), and one- and two-bedroom suites, this contemporary tower is an excellent choice for families (it’s also right across the street from the beach). It offers standard doubles, as well, but we think it’s worth the relatively small extra charge to upgrade from the small street-facing double rooms in the older wing to the larger sea view deluxe rooms (ask to stay in the newer wing above the reception area). The optional breakfast, at $50 for two people, is overpriced—you’ll do better whipping something up in your kitchenette or heading to a neighboring restaurants. But the hotel’s policy of offering free Wi-Fi, free international calls to land lines, and complimentary use of bicycles are all terrific, money-saving perks. The hotel is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness room and a small pool (usually open until 7:30pm). We give it two rather than three stars because housekeeping and service are not strong points.