Looking for a last minute getaway, I booked this hotel, not knowing what to expect. The best word to describe it is "excellent!" It is perfectly located near shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The decor is thoughtful, and definitely fits with the "whale" theme. I was most impressed, however, by my deluxe queen room. The bathroom was beautiful, had luxury toiletries, and the room itself was very cozy. I particularly liked the fridge/coffee area, fire place, and charging station in the bedside table. However, what impressed me the most was that my room was spotlessly clean! Everything was in "like new" condition, including the iron and ironing board. I appreciated thoughtful features such as wine glasses and real coffee mugs. The staff are friendly and helpful. Free parking is available with in the municipal lot behind the building for which a pass is issued. There is also a small patio in the back which I missed until my check out day. I would definitely stay here again!