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firstime discruiser
12-22-2010, 04:13 PM
Sending a 'what would you do' to all you experts...

I guess I procrastinated too long in booking our pre-cruise hotel. There are no rooms available at the Country Inn and Suites on April 1. We need (or would really like) a hotel that provides a park and cruise option. I really don't want to pay $200 bucks for the Radisson.

Would you risk it and try to find something on Priceline? I guess I need to decide pretty quickly!

Thanks for the advice :)

kcashner
12-22-2010, 05:53 PM
If the CI&S is showing up as sold out, you won't be able to get it thru Priceline.

That said, I've been happy with all of my Priceline bookings except one (and that did not involve a Florida vacation). Just be sure that you put in the CAPE Canaveral area ONLY. If you expand to Cocoa Beach, there are lots of places you might get.

Other places with parking option include the Renaissance Inn and the Quality Inn and Suites. My experience with the Quality Inn is that it is much nicer inside than out. It is a sister hotel to the Radisson, so you park at the Radisson and use their shuttle system. (you make the reservation thru the Quality). Breakfast is free, but it not the best hotel breakfast I've had....it's enough to hold the kids till they get lunch on the ship. You might price out these places to assure the parking option.

Husurdady
12-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Sending a 'what would you do' to all you experts...

I guess I procrastinated too long in booking our pre-cruise hotel. There are no rooms available at the Country Inn and Suites on April 1. We need (or would really like) a hotel that provides a park and cruise option. I really don't want to pay $200 bucks for the Radisson.

Would you risk it and try to find something on Priceline? I guess I need to decide pretty quickly!

Thanks for the advice :)

Did you call the hotel direct, or the central ressie system? .......If not call the front desk at the hotel.

Tink113
12-22-2010, 11:37 PM
Sounds like there is "no room at the Inn" :lmao:

Merry Christmas Everyone!

AmandaRG
12-23-2010, 09:39 AM
I don't know how much this might have to do with it, but when they delayed the shuttle launch until spring, that might have prompted some ressies to be taken up by people hoping to catch it. There was to be one a week prior to our sailing, so I made our CI&S ressie back in September.

jetskigrl
12-23-2010, 01:14 PM
I don't know how much this might have to do with it, but when they delayed the shuttle launch until spring, that might have prompted some ressies to be taken up by people hoping to catch it. There was to be one a week prior to our sailing, so I made our CI&S ressie back in September.

Yep, when I emailed CI&S about something for our April 2nd reservation, I was informed that the new launch date is April 1 (and with delays, we now have a chance of seeing the launch). But I assume that means that hotels will be hard to find for the time frame.

mmouse37
12-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Try the Marriott Residence Inn....it is right next door to the CI&S....they have gov't rates if that applies to you and has a free breakfast. You can leave your car there as well. I believe there is a $4 pp charge for the shuttle. Having stayed at both properties I much prefer the MRI to the CIS.

MJ

inkkognito
12-23-2010, 02:36 PM
Personally I love Priceline. We used to use it all the time when we lived in Chicago for the night before our Disney cruises. We were using it for rooms near the Orlando airport, and there was only one really sleezy hotel. The rest were great, and we learned to bid one star level up to avoid the sleezy one. We got some really great rates, although 95 percent of the time the hotels put us in a connecting room.

robyn654
12-24-2010, 11:59 PM
I understand not wanting to pay the price at the radisson, but I just stayed there precruise the beginning of December, it was very nice and was my second stay. I booked a two room suite through hotels.com a week before my cruise and only paid 125.

Mickey4me!
12-25-2010, 10:11 AM
We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn last year and loved it! Wonderful breakfast and DH drove us to the port with the luggage then took the car back to RI to leave it for the week and took the shuttle over ($4). Easy peasy...

blkim
12-26-2010, 12:56 PM
When I went on the Wonder in February of 2010 we stayed at the Days Inn Cocoa Beach. It was clean, very nice, seemed run by a local guy, very friendly at the front desk. A five hundred yard walk to the Cocoa Beach pier, and a really nice breakfast offered just down the road at a Best Western, and down the road I mean, maybe 500 yards, also near the pier. I would stay there again in a heart beat.