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Arizona
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We are booked on a Coastal cruise on the Grand Princess for April 2014. The itinerary shows a port stop in Long Beach (not Los Angeles/San Pedro). We are doing a roundtrip out of San Francisco.

Does anyone know if Princess actually docks any of their ships in Long Beach?

Thanks.
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Originally posted by critterchick
I believe that was the Sunrise. It was once a Best Western, but now I think it's an independent.
Has anyone stayed at the Sunrise Hotel in San Padro since it's become an independent hotel? I'm trying to research this hotel, but haven't seen too many reviews.
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Originally posted by MICHIGAN MAMA
Has anyone stayed at the Sunrise Hotel in San Padro since it's become an independent hotel? I'm trying to research this hotel, but haven't seen too many reviews.
Here are reviews on Trip Advisor for it:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...alifornia.html

We stayed there 3 years ago and wouldn't go back. Check the reviews for the last few months ... lots of 1, 2, 3 out of 5.
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Arizona
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Originally posted by MilliesMom
We are booked on a Coastal cruise on the Grand Princess for April 2014. The itinerary shows a port stop in Long Beach (not Los Angeles/San Pedro). We are doing a roundtrip out of San Francisco.

Does anyone know if Princess actually docks any of their ships in Long Beach?

Thanks.
Did some double checking and cross referencing of itinerary confirmations. Looks like on our itinerary out of SF that we actually do dock at Long Beach not San Pedro.
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San Pedro, CA
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The new Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles opened in June. Here is a link to their website: http://craftedportla.com/

This new facility is on the corner of 22nd and Harbor. You can take the Red Car to 22nd street or in the fall, they should have the trolley running from the Port to Cabrillo Beach. At least that is the plan.

So with the USS Iowa, Crafted and the new Trolley there is no need to leave San Pedro if you need to kill a few hours before heading to the airport.

We are trying to get our local PBID to fund and open a luggage storage area near the Port. I'll update any progress on that as soon as I hear from them.

For a calendar of events go to the Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.sanpedrochamber.com/

They are doing a superb job of keeping their site updated with all that is happening in San Pedro.

Fall is fast approaching...welcome to San Pedro!!!
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Originally posted by MICHIGAN MAMA
Has anyone stayed at the Sunrise Hotel in San Padro since it's become an independent hotel? I'm trying to research this hotel, but haven't seen too many reviews.
2-star at best. If you are coming in late at night and just need a bed...you'll get that and not much else.

They are not community friendly and don't know much about the area. How one can operate a business and not know anything of your surroundings is pretty remarkable to me.
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Can you tell me how much a cab fare is from the cruise ship port to long beach airport to pick a rental car?

And we are staying at the Crowne Plaza is there any good seafood places fro dinner close by that we can walk too? not fancy

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I guess you can try the San Pedro Fish Market, or anywhere at ports o call it is a few blocks from the hotel, gets kinda busy on weekends.

sanpedrofishmarket dot com
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Originally posted by beauty1492
Can you tell me how much a cab fare is from the cruise ship port to long beach airport to pick a rental car?
I have had decent success estimating taxi rates by using the following web site:

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.p...=Long-Beach-CA

By entering your from and to addresses, this site uses google maps to estimate the fare for light, medium, and heavy traffic.

For a taxi ride from World Cruise Center (600 N Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, California) to LGB, taxifarefinder.com gets a 12.6 mile trip at $37.62 + tip for light traffic, $41.38 + tip for medium traffic, and $46.08 + tip for heavy traffic.

Unfortunately, the site does not give the date for the rates being used for Long Beach as it does for Seattle. A quick search at Yellow Cab for Long Beach (http://longbeachyellowcab.clickforward.com/rates/) shows that the initial charge is $2.85 plus $0.30 for each additional 1/9th mile plus wait-time charges. The calculated fares suggest to me that the rates being used by taxifarefinder.com are close enough for estimating purposes.

It is possible that a flat rate may apply. Another member reported that flat rates are posted inside the taxi, which I did not think to ask about or look for on our last taxi ride.

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San Pedro, CA
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San Pedro Fish Market, Crusty Crab at the Ports of Call. Downtown you have Baramee and the 7th Street Chophouse.
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thanks! I see a cab from LAX to the Pier is around 35-40 so I definitely ask about a flat rate.
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Originally posted by usviking
I have had decent success estimating taxi rates by using the following web site:

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.p...=Long-Beach-CA

By entering your from and to addresses, this site uses google maps to estimate the fare for light, medium, and heavy traffic. ....
The link shown is not working. Here's another try to provide a valid link.

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.p...=Long-Beach-CA

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Oregon
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Originally posted by beauty1492
thanks! I see a cab from LAX to the Pier is around 35-40 so I definitely ask about a flat rate.
My only direct experience with taxi fares in Long Beach/San Pedro is from LGB to Crowne Plaza so I hesitate to comment, but $35-$40 seems low for a taxi fare from LAX to the pier unless it is available as a flat rate.

For a taxi ride from LAX to World Cruise Center (600 N Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, California), taxifarefinder.com suggests a 19.8 mile trip at $56.62 + tip for low traffic, $59.44 + tip for medium traffic, and $62.98 + tip for heavy traffic. A lower flat rate, of course, could very well be available.

I cannot vouch for taxifarefinder.com except when I have used it as a tool to estimate fares in Seattle and Long Beach, it has been close enough to actual to satisfy me.

I hope that you are correct about the fare from LAX to the pier and others with direct experience will comment.

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San Pedro, CA
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Here are my recs for dining in Downtown San Pedro:

7th Street Chophouse (steakhouse)
http://www.7thstreetchophouse.com/live/


Beach City Grill (eclectic)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/beach-city-grill-san-pedro


Raffaello's (Italian)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/raffaello-ristorante-san-pedro


San Pedro Brewing Company (eclectic)
http://sanpedrobrewing.com/


Neil's (Italian)
http://www.neilspasta.com/Info.html


Think Cafe (eclectic)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/think-cafe-san-pedro


Baramee (Thai)
http://www.barameethairestaurant.com/online/


Alcapulco's (Mexican)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/acapulco-mex...tina-san-pedro


Whale and Ale (English Pub)
http://www.whaleandale.com/


Mishi's Strudel
http://www.mishisstrudel.com/


Happy Diner - Small Diner
http://happydinersp.com/
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We've been to Whale and Ale ... very good food.
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Tropical NC USA
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We will be staying at the Crowne is there near by stores for suntan lotions, beer, wine? thanks for the info!
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I'm not sure if this is the closest location .... when we were at the Crowne Plaza this past May, we walked up to CVS ... it may have been a @ 5 - 10 minute walk ... we actually passed Mishi's Cafe (which has great comments on this thread), but we had already had lunch.
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Wineaux, i have justed finished reading all 26 pages....you are to be commended for your efforts on this year longwonderful story of San pedro....we are staying at the Crown in October and have found your thoughts and suggesttions to be very very helpful...thanks very much, terry
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Originally posted by tml1230
Wineaux, i have justed finished reading all 26 pages....you are to be commended for your efforts on this year longwonderful story of San pedro....we are staying at the Crown in October and have found your thoughts and suggesttions to be very very helpful...thanks very much, terry
And I thank you for reading ALL 26 pages!! I hope this thread is able to help people experience the "real" San Pedro.
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Leaving Mon. AM for LB and the Inspiration. Driving from SD. Any freeway issues, besides the usual, that we should know about ?

Thanx,
Pat
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