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  1. Below is a comparison table: NOTE – Due to Covid-19, hotel services are constantly changing. These tables show normal services. Please call the hotel to check!:
  2. I agree with John. There are many transportation options available for you. This is certainly one of the very last things I would book in this upside down cruise world Who knows which transportation companies will still stand by next year? To give you an idea, here is a comparison table of a dozen or so solid SHARED SHUTTLE companies I've seen at the Port dropping passengers. To link to the websites of any of these companies, please go here - Top Shuttle Companies to Port Canaveral.
  3. Not sure what your parameters are but two new hotels opened this month and a third is close. Options are increasing especially in Cape Canaveral. Here is a comparison table. For more information about the contents, Cape Canaveral - Cocoa Beach Hotels - Comparison Table
  4. A glimpse of what's to come later this year! It is great to see a Carnival ship at their new home. Port Canaveral Terminal 3 is slated for completion on May 20. This will be home for the Mardi Gras and other ships. The terminal is looking great!
  5. Thanks! Good info! Which shuttle van company did you use? Did you prebook or just walked up (if so, did they accept cash or credit)?
  6. Holiday Inn Club offers the best views of the harbor channel (and later this year Terminal 3 will be right in front of the hotel). You can aso see the ships in the distance from the top floors of some rooms at Homewood Suites and Country Inn
  7. The restaurants nearby are on this map: Zarellas, Zachary's, Kelsey's, Preacher Bar and Thai Thai
  8. The location is at the airport where all the other rental agencies are. Unfortunately as far as I know Sixt does not offer free shuttles to/from PortMiami but it is best to call and ask. These companies do:
  9. Indeed, here is the comparison table. The new hotels start to open in April:
  10. Ditto to all the above. I stayed there and loved it. Had a great view of the cruise port. More pictures and info about the hotel here: http://cruiseportmiami.us/downtown-miami-hotels/ This image shows the neighborhood: View from my 7th floor room:
  11. Option 1 is OUT - friends are not staying at a hotel and cannot get parking unless some negotiation Option 2 - BEST if you want to save money Option 3 - most convenient but most expensive For option 2, look at this table and pick one:
  12. And here is a better image of PortMiami Car Rental locations with free shuttles:
  13. No, you are mixing up the companies!! Take a look at the image below - it shows the company locations with free Port shuttles. For more information, please read: http://lets-see-america.com/car-rental-at-port-of-miami/
  14. I recommend you take the tour. You travel a different route to the KSC and avoid the general entrance lines and lines for the standard bus tour (included in standard admission). This will save a lot of time. You may also get to see a bit more of the active launch areas than the standard tour (your route depends on the actual rocket launch activity on the day of your tour - some areas are closed to the public during those times). You may also get to stay a bit longer (for some tours the KSC offer extra time to watch the IMAX films, etc).
  15. As promised! I took these pics yesterday: Springhill Suites - Feb 2020 Hampton Inn - Home2Suites - Feb 2020
  16. I need to go take latest pictures today of these new hotels - rumor has it the Sringhill Suites are opening in April this year.
  17. That's been the case for a long time. Those codes are just to tell the rental company they need to have a shuttle ready for you (airport to port and back). Alamo, Enterprise, National, Dollar and Thrifty rental car offices are located in the same building! Once you return the vehicle, you will be directed to their Port of Miami Shuttle van just outside the door. Sometimes the wait can be as long as 45 minutes depending on traffic. Customers needing shuttle service to the Port of Miami must book the Miami Cruise Ship location (National – MIA/Dollar – MIAP01/Thrifty – PM4), as the return location and return the vehicle to the Alamo, Enterprise, National, Dollar or Thrifty rental counter at 3900 NW 25th Street (Miami Airport location) .
  18. Yes, they do. Book Port Of Miami Shuttle For Cruise Ships, Q8M Also read here for an AVIS video, etc http://lets-see-america.com/port-of-miami-rental-car-drop-off-free-shuttles/
  19. Other than rideshare: First Choice -Airport, Disney, Universal, Kissimmee, SeaWorld, International Drive and Buena Vista hotels Tropicana Transport (Port Canaveral Shuttle Service) – Airport, Disney, Universal, Kissimmee, SeaWorld, International Drive and Buena Vista hotels Port Canaveral Quick Shuttle – Airport, Disney and International Drive hotels Orlando Express Shuttle – Airport, Disney, Universal, Kissimmee, SeaWorld and International Drive hotels
  20. There are two new places on the water near Rusty's - Junkanoo and Gators. The Cocoa Beach pier was mentioned. There is also Island Time (near Florida's Seafood) thats very popular with locals. Its a marina with large restaurant/bars. We also like The Island a bit further west just over the bridge. Further south, Squid Lips is right on the water.
  21. Not knowing your budget and needs, tough to recommend a hotel but since you may be looking for hotel parking in June, here is a comparison matrix:
  22. Best is obviously a private service of some kind - Limo, Private car/van, Rental Car, Uber/Lyft Cheapest depend on how many people. A rental car can actually be cheapest at times. With enough passengers even a private ride can be comparable in cost to shared rides. Shared rides are popular because those are generally cheaper and worry-free (as long as they show up on time) Here is a list of popular shared transportation companies:
  23. Here is a list of new or fairly new properties that "may" fit a $250 budget: Fairfield Inn Las Olas Comfort Suites Dania Beach Wyndham Garden Dania Beach Tryp by Wyndham Home2Suites Airport Deco
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