Not really near anything but kind of halfway between beach area and the historic cafe area. I got stuck with a very noisy air conditioner and was woken up at 4 AM by loud street noise coming up through shaft. Internet worked reasonably well 75% of the time. Room was relatively clean. No carpet. Staff spoke very little to no English, but this is par for the course in Brazil. If I went to Sao Luis again, I would stay on the beach since city is very stuffy.