This 38-room inn in central Road Town is a favorite of folks doing business in Tortola; it’s close to the ferry and has little balconies that open right onto the harbor. Rooms have been updated and now add a modicum of stylish chic to their comfort (especially the enormous premium rooms in the hotel’s new wing, sleekly outfitted in dark wood furniture, quality bedding, and rich buttery hues), but at night you may be too busy inhaling the sea breezes from your balcony and admiring the harbor lights to care. The hotel updates include a business center and fitness room. Sample excellent Caribbean cuisine at Maria’s on-site restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on an alfresco patio overlooking Sir Frances Drake Channel.