Even though you cannot see the ocean, you can enjoy water views! The building is right on the river and I not only had a room overlooking the river but I also enjoyed the breakfast included in my booking watching teams of rowing enthusiasts. It is only a short walk to the ocean and there are plenty of restaurants around. There are renovations going on at the moment but these did not disturb my stay in any way. The staff and more than willing to make sure your stay is a pleasant one.