The person who mentioned "The Wharf" was likely referring to the area near the Long Wharf Marriott and Aquarium. This is in the main part of the city and is within reasonable walking distance of Quincy Market and the North End. The area close to the cruise terminal, on the other side of the channel, has been built up recently, and there are several hotels and restaurants. There is also direct transportation into the South Station area via our relatively new Silver Line. It's a very pretty area with great views -- at least from one of the offices I visited some time ago.