I'm staying at the Best Western right near the convention center. The room is tiny but just fine for me. It is literally a block from the convention center - so convenient! The picture below is the view from the front of the hotel. The convention center is the big black building at the end of the street. As you walk from the hotel you pass the "stable" where the carriage horses are kept. Across the street is an auto repair shop.
I could not be happier with this hotel and I highly recommended it to anyone who comes to BEA next year.