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#41
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Going on Princess Ruby 1/27/18. I have read about hotels, but now we need transportation from LAX to hotels. Can anyone advise us the best way to go? we are coming in on Friday as we live in Chicago and we always get nervous about weather that time of year. Any advise, help on anything about this cruise and how to get there and back to LAX would be SO appreciated. Thank you.
#42
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Originally posted by djtx2
Going on Princess Ruby 1/27/18. I have read about hotels, but now we need transportation from LAX to hotels. Can anyone advise us the best way to go? we are coming in on Friday as we live in Chicago and we always get nervous about weather that time of year. Any advise, help on anything about this cruise and how to get there and back to LAX would be SO appreciated. Thank you.
Assuming you are flying in the day before and staying in a San Pedro Hotel, here are your options:

Car service: The simplest and easiest, though a bit pricier than some methods. But you can get picked up at LAX with little hassle and driven directly to your hotel without delay or unnecessary stops. There are lots of Limo companies in LA, but look at Super Shuttle's Execucar service (you can get pricing/reservations for them using the SuperShuttle booking site) for some reasonable car service prices.

Shared Shuttle: Look at Super Shuttle (Also Prime Time, RoadRunner, Karmel, others). Fairly inexpensive--about $17 pp one way. The main issues many have are that you share a van with others and, often, they will float around LAX until they have a full shuttle and then may make other stops on your way to your hotel. If you have plenty of time to waste and don't mind a little delay, it's a cheap way to get there...At least you get "door-to-door" service.

Uber/Lyft: Cheaper than taxis, door-to-door service, usually quick response. If there is an issue, it's that you can often get hit with "surge pricing" leaving LAX--which makes that savings evaporate. At that point, you can either wait and hope the surge disappears...or go find the Super Shuttle rep.

Taxi: It can be a very expensive taxi ride down to Pedro as that meter keeps ticking. It's a 20 mile ride and there's no knowing what route that taxi driver might take to run up the charges or how much traffic you'll hit.

Public transportation: Though some here will tell you it's doable--DON'T. Yes it;s cheap, but you'll end up doing some transfers and a little walking in places...and the buses really aren't equipped to handle your luggage... and you could always get lost. If you are on that tight a budget, spring for the shared shuttle.
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#43
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Originally posted by djtx2
Going on Princess Ruby 1/27/18. I have read about hotels, but now we need transportation from LAX to hotels. Can anyone advise us the best way to go? we are coming in on Friday as we live in Chicago and we always get nervous about weather that time of year. Any advise, help on anything about this cruise and how to get there and back to LAX would be SO appreciated. Thank you.
You can take a private car for less than a taxi. Ontime1 will take you from LAX to a hotel in San Pedro in a town car for $55.
#45
Coronado, CA & Corona del Mar, CA, USA
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Originally posted by kluv2cruz
is there somewhere to get our 2 bottles of wine pre-cruise near the doubletree or crowne plaza?
There are a number of liquor stores in the area, but I'd prefer the Von's (Safeway) on Gaffey.
#47
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Bruin Steve, do you have any recommendations for getting from LAX to Crown Plaza in San Pedro?
We are not a fan of Super Shuttle and thought you have a favorite car service, etc. Thanks

Originally posted by Bruin Steve
There are several hotels in San Pedro, but only two have my full recommendation...

http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotel...pv/hoteldetail

http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hot...PDT/index.html

Both have "park and cruise" offers available that include parking during your cruise...but, of course, remember that any such rate really just incorporates the parking charges into the room rates. Both will shuttle you to the Pier.

But, in any event, these are the nicest two hotels in San Pedro--best locations, most amenities, nicest rooms, etc. The Doubletree is located in a little more remote, but very pleasant, location--down by the marina--downchannel from the cruise port near the harbor entrance...very picturesque, but really only one good restaurant choice in walking distance--the 22nd Street Landing. But the hotel will shuttle you to restaurants in the Downtown San Pedro area. The Crowne Plaza is in the heart of Downtown San Pedro. The cruise port is really only short walking distance--but the hotel will provide a shuttle. There are a great number of good restaurants close by. My favorite is the San Pedro Brewing Company--within a block of the Crowne Plaza...But, also, there are the Green Onion, Acapulco, the Whale and Ale, Rafaello, Niko's, Neil's Pasta and others all within about a two block radius.

There are a few other "lesser" hotels in San Pedro that you may hear mention of--The Best Western Suites, the Vagabond and the Sunrise, to name three. The BW and the Vagabond are on Gaffey right where the 110 Freeway dumps out into San Pedro...not a great location and not really first class hotels. The Sunrise is close to the Cruise port, but, also, not a first class hotel. There are lots of people who are fine with staying at any of these--but, remember, people have varying standards as to what they think is a "decent" hotel. Read the reviews.

Good luck.
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#48
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Several years ago, we stayed at the DT and I contacted the owner at OFF THE VINE WINES in that area. I told him what I wanted and he delivered it to the hotel for me. It was waiting when we arrived.
Originally posted by kluv2cruz
is there somewhere to get our 2 bottles of wine pre-cruise near the doubletree or crowne plaza?
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#49
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Originally posted by sunneesmile
Bruin Steve, do you have any recommendations for getting from LAX to Crown Plaza in San Pedro?
We are not a fan of Super Shuttle and thought you have a favorite car service, etc. Thanks
There's two choices for me--Uber or Execucar Express. Execucar is run by Super Shuttle, but it avoids all of the usual objections to a shared shuttle--no additional stops, no circling the airport to pick up others, etc. You get your own town car or SUV...You call when you have collected your luggage and are ready to go. Less expensive than taxis or smaller limo companies.
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#50
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We used Lyft to get to the Crown Plaza hotel it was about $32 before tip and was much cheaper than Uber. I would not recommend staying at the Crowne Plaza though.
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#51
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Originally posted by octoberdana
I would not recommend staying at the Crowne Plaza though.
Curious about why not?

We stayed at CP in January & it was good and previously stayed at Doubletree...we'd happily stay at either one again.
#52
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Originally posted by Astro Flyer
Curious about why not?

We stayed at CP in January & it was good and previously stayed at Doubletree...we'd happily stay at either one again.
Our stay at the Crowne Plaza was not good. Hotel is run down and is generally showing signs of age. For almost $300 a night with taxes and fees, breakfast was not included but was an additional $12-$14 in the hotel restaurant which required a 45 minute wait to even get a table. Our room was on the 10th floor and only one elevator was working it would often take us 10 minutes or longer to get up or down from our room. The shower didn't drain so water pooled around our feet in the bathtub while we were showering. The only positive was that it was close to the cruise port and we could walk it. Not even any coffee or water in the lobby, instead you had to buy snacks or water. For the $ I expected more especially out of a Crowne Plaza.
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#53
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Thanks for sharing your experiences which thankfully didn't affect our stay there. We had a park & cruise package that included parking our car during the cruise, shuttle, buffet breakfast & a cocktail hour glass of wine for $250. It was slightly cheaper than paying to park our car at the port & was a more relaxing experience.

We've had shuttle issues at the CP and Doubletree but could walk to the CP. Both cost about the same price & the CP has places such as SP Brewing within easy walking distance to eat.

Appreciate sharing your experiences & something we'll consider before another visit.
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I believe they have a 15 day limit on parking so it doesn’t work on a 28 day South Pacific cruise


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Originally posted by Astro Flyer
Thanks for sharing your experiences which thankfully didn't affect our stay there. We had a park & cruise package that included parking our car during the cruise, shuttle, buffet breakfast & a cocktail hour glass of wine for $250. It was slightly cheaper than paying to park our car at the port & was a more relaxing experience.

We've had shuttle issues at the CP and Doubletree but could walk to the CP. Both cost about the same price & the CP has places such as SP Brewing within easy walking distance to eat.

Appreciate sharing your experiences & something we'll consider before another visit.
Good to know about the breakfast included rate we paid $268 per night just for the room!
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#56
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Originally posted by octoberdana
Good to know about the breakfast included rate we paid $268 per night just for the room!
We booked online over 6 months in advance directly with the hotel for an early January one night stay: $209 + $32.79 = $241.79
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Wow !!
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Originally posted by jigger
Wow !!
Parking would have been $270 for 15 days at the port so the park & sail hotel package was a no-brainer for our cruise.
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Originally posted by calisilent
Thank you Cormike for posting this review! It's great to hear that you had a good experience so recently! We are staying there pre-cruise only on the 24th of this month.

LadyLeo, I will absolutely post on this thread when we return on November 2nd!



Cathy


Hi Cathy! I will be anxiously waiting for your review. Lol. We are in the planning stages for Jan 2019. I've been watching this hotel and the crown plaza. So far, on TripAdvisor, BW s getting better reviews. Thanks, in advance, for your review.

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#60
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Wow, when did you last stay there?.
Originally posted by octoberdana
Our stay at the Crowne Plaza was not good. Hotel is run down and is generally showing signs of age. For almost $300 a night with taxes and fees, breakfast was not included but was an additional $12-$14 in the hotel restaurant which required a 45 minute wait to even get a table. Our room was on the 10th floor and only one elevator was working it would often take us 10 minutes or longer to get up or down from our room. The shower didn't drain so water pooled around our feet in the bathtub while we were showering. The only positive was that it was close to the cruise port and we could walk it. Not even any coffee or water in the lobby, instead you had to buy snacks or water. For the $ I expected more especially out of a Crowne Plaza.
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