The walking/biking path around Praia bay is just out the back gate of the hotel. The closest restaurant in the downtown direction is 'Clube de Officiais.' It is the old Portuguese Air Force Officer's club on the bay. It is open to the public and run by an American-Azorean. The bay view from the dining room is superior and worth the extra steps to get up to the restaurant. It's got a great wine selection, fully stocked bar and excellent food at reasonable prices. Selections range from steak to seafood as well as traditional local fare.
Prós: Views of the bay were excellent. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were all very professional, personal and helpful. Our suite had a refrigerator, microwave, silverware and plates.