Stylish and ecologically friendly, this glass-and-stone boutique hotel on the parklike waterfront has helped introduce Sidney to more travelers. Rooms, done in chic dark woods and crisp white fabrics, have tall windows, rain-forest showers, and flat-screen TVs. They range from excellent value standard rooms to apartment-size suites with private ocean-view balconies. Sustainable local seafood is the focus at Haro's, the restaurant overlooking the water. The marine theme
continues with seaweed treatments at the spa, seashore walks with a marine biologist, and a marine concierge who'll set up whale-watching, kayaking, and scuba diving trips.