Dubrovnik walking distance to Old Town
Pile at the entrance to the Old Town
Pile is part of Dubrovnik which is, in fact, the entrance to the Old Town from the west. That is the most vital part of the city because from that is starting point for most of local buses to other parts of Dubrovnik. There is also taxi stop on the Pile. Pile consists of many cafe bars, restaurants, supermarkets, tourist information center. There is also the beach Danče and one of the most famous night clubs in Dubrovnik - Latino club Fuego and night club Capitano. In the history Pile had a very significant geo-strategic importance for Dubrovnik, so there is also the Fort Lawrence / Lovrijenac.
If you want to book the accommodation close enough to the Old Town and not to use the bus, definitely Pile is the right choice for you.
Ploče at the entrance to the Old Town
Ploče is part of Dubrovnik which is, in fact, the entrance to the Old Town from the east. There are cafe bars, supermarkets, bus station where stop buses number 5 and 8, taxi stop ... On Ploče there is the most popular Dubrovnik beach Banje and beautiful beach Sveti Jakov. Also there is night club East-West on Banje beach.
If you want to book the accommodation close enough to the Old Town and not to use the bus, definitely Ploče is the right choice for you.