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Old 07-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #31
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We're arriving the day before and we're staying at the Country Inn & Suites. Thanks for the good report!
Same here. Driving down on Saturday to board on Sunday. We've stayed at several CI&S before and generally like them. We are a family of 5, so we like the extra space.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #32
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So, we fly into MCO at 730pm, planned to rent a car & drive to the port. The La Quinta (not ocean front, but the one that offers the parking coupon) is definitely worth $62 for that short of a time, right?!
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #33
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Stayed at the residence inn with kiddos and in laws. If traveling with a larger group the two bedroom option at residence inn really worked out well. Arrived at mco in the morning, swung by the outlets for DW and then headed over to cocoa beach for the hotel. Liked staying here bc as we pulled in there was a Disney cruise already in dock to help build the excitement. A target is conveniently located on the way to pickup last minute supplies.

Added benefit if you rent a car from hertz the rental office is actually in the same parking lot with residence inn.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #34
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So, we fly into MCO at 730pm, planned to rent a car & drive to the port. The La Quinta (not ocean front that offers the parking coupon) is definitely worth $62 for that short of a time, right?!
Are you keeping your rental at the hotel for the time on cruise?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #35
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Are you keeping your rental at the hotel for the time on cruise?
I thought we would park at the port if we had a 40% off coupon! Looking at either the La Quinta ($62) or Best Western ($83). Reviews are so mixed on both!
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We have always used the Radisson at the Port.

http://www.radisson.com/cape-canaver...-32920/flcocoa

Do you like the Radisson? We are cruising next month on Carnival and are staying there before we go. It looks very nice, I am just always concerned because the pictures always make it look wonderful. Thanks for any help.
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I thought we would park at the port if we had a 40% off coupon! Looking at either the La Quinta ($62) or Best Western ($83). Reviews are so mixed on both!
La Quinta was ok, but again as an I-95 exit type. Just clean sheets to sleep in. I wouldn't even bother with the free breakfast. It was decent, but the number of people there was a mad house.

Look at the Fairfield Inn in Titusville which is also giving out the 40% coupon.
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We're driving up Thursday and spending two nights in the La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral. We're using their 40% port parking rate available from a link on their web page. I just received the will call number for the complimentary Kennedy Space Center tickets we'll be using Friday. 77 days 'til we drive up!

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We're driving up Thursday and spending two nights in the La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral. We're using their 40% port parking rate available from a link on their web page. I just received the will call number for the complimentary Kennedy Space Center tickets we'll be using Friday. 77 days 'til we drive up!

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FYI - It's not like other La Quinta. More like a Comfort Inn... But as I said before, fine to sleep... Have fun!
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La Quinta was ok, but again as an I-95 exit type. Just clean sheets to sleep in. I wouldn't even bother with the free breakfast. It was decent, but the number of people there was a mad house.

Look at the Fairfield Inn in Titusville which is also giving out the 40% coupon.
Thanks, I will look into it. Since we wont be arriving at the hotel til close to or after 9pm, I'm not too worried about it just being clean sheets (that's all I'll need)!
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FYI - It's not like other La Quinta. More like a Comfort Inn... But as I said before, fine to sleep... Have fun!
I just switched to the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Titusville. I was unaware the Fairfield Inn offered the 40% coupon and the La Quinta has slipped from 8th to 11th on Trip Advisor since I did my research last summer. AAA rates were just $97 a night. Thanks,

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We are staying at the Motel 6 on A1A and using the Radisson at the Port parking. We decided since we are only going to be there for one night why pay for a high price room. We are paying about 50.00 for the room (one night) and 42.00 to park for a 7 day cruise instead of paying 120.00 at the Port.

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What hotels (if any) offer a shuttle service to the port?
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Do you like the Radisson? We are cruising next month on Carnival and are staying there before we go. It looks very nice, I am just always concerned because the pictures always make it look wonderful. Thanks for any help.
We have stayed at the Radisson for six of our cruises, and we love it! We splurge and get a two-room whirlpool suite, just because our daughters like the tub.
We get there early on Friday so we can swim all day; we love the pool. And, the grounds do look like the pictures; it is absolutely gorgeous. The morning breakfast buffet isn't too crowded, and it has pretty decent food.
The shuttle can be a little hectic, just because there are so many people, but it's organized pretty well. We always get their earliest shuttle & get to the terminal first thing.
We've never had a problem leaving our van in their parking lot either.
We have started staying there the night after the cruise too, just to relax a little more.
It is the place for us to stay, we won't stay anywhere else even if they are cheaper (it is part of our cruise routine now), and we recommend it highly. We already have reservations there for our cruise in May. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #45
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Booked the La Quinta on N Atlantic today with my hotels.com free night! :D Yay! We will only be there for less than 14 hours so I'm very happy. Now to find a great deal on a rental from MCO! Plan to rent the whole time and park at the port with the 40% off coupon plus we gotta hit up ABC Liquor store on the way to the port in the morning! It's all coming together. We leave in a week!
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