We always stay at a place called the Hollinsed house, its 1 block from Duval St. and it's very nice. They took 2 houses and made them into rooms. So you can get a whole floor to yourself. I think they are at http://hollinsedhouse.com/
I usually stay at the Pier House or the Hilton resort & Marina. Both are where the action is on front and duval streets. All the places are booked for the next 2 wks due to the 24th Annual Fantasy Fest. Awesome event. I could not get in this year, tried to book to late, all hotels filled.
I see your from Bermuda. My school mates live in bermuda. When i went to school in Maine i made friends with 20 or so mates. I still stay in touch with Steve Smith. In fact i stayed with him 2 yrs ago at his new house he built on the island. I visit bermuda usually every other yr.
Just passed up my trip 3 wks ago due to some medical issues.