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Old 02-26-2013, 12:53 AM   #61
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It's called San Diego Airport Parking on Kurtz Rd. It's nothing fancy, just a lot. But I have never had bad service there, they shuttles are frequent and the prices are good.
Thanks for the info...I think we may use this place. We're driving down from Riverside the day of and will need a good place to park the car.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if there is any parking right at the port? I know the Port of L A has on site parking. If there is, is there a reason no one wants to park there?
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Thanks for the info...I think we may use this place. We're driving down from Riverside the day of and will need a good place to park the car.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if there is any parking right at the port? I know the Port of L A has on site parking. If there is, is there a reason no one wants to park there?
I can't think of where it would be. I'm relatively familiar with that area, but I've never cruised out of there so I can't say for sure. If you look on the port's website it gives you some suggested park and cruise locations.
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I can't think of where it would be. I'm relatively familiar with that area, but I've never cruised out of there so I can't say for sure. If you look on the port's website it gives you some suggested park and cruise locations.
The Port of SD website says no one going on a cruise is allowed to park at the pier.
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So did we figure out if there are park, stay and cruise hotels there? I need one night.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #65
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It's called San Diego Airport Parking on Kurtz Rd. It's nothing fancy, just a lot. But I have never had bad service there, they shuttles are frequent and the prices are good.
Thanks!!! I added this to my travel notes!!
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Sorry--I check Facebook a lot more than I DIS.

There are quite a few "snooze and cruise" locations (where you can leave your car.) I have booked a couple of these for clients in the past. One of my agents just stayed at the Dana on Mission Bay (located right by Sea World)...they offer a "Snooze & Cruise" package.

If you are looking for something in the Comfort Inn type of accommodation, there is a Comfort Inn, Gaslamp. They offer complimentary transportation to the cruise ship, but they do charge for parking at the hotel. There is a Hampton Inn (Downtown) that is really close to the ship (walking distance--about 2 blocks.)

If you want to stay around Old Town (which is a neat area), there is a Courtyard by Marriott that offers free transportation to the cruise ship. Old Town is about 5 miles away from the port.

The Mariott Gaslamp is only a couple of blocks away as well, and is a nice hotel.

Because we live so close by I am very familiar with the area, so let me know if I can answer any questions.

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Are you referring to the Marriott Seaport Village? I think there are a lot of hotels that are closer to the port that that. I thought it was about 6-8 blocks away from the port? I have nothing against that property, I like it very much, but it's not where I would choose to stay if I were wanting to be close to the port. But, if I was more interested in being close to the Gaslamp that would be a good choice.

My choices for near Gaslamp district would be:
In this order:
US Grant
Hyatt Machester
Hard Rock Hotel
Marriott Seaport Village

Near the port:
Westin
The W
Doubletree by Hilton
Hampton Inn
Residence Inn

I'm also an admitted hotel snob, that's my disclaimer.
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Are you referring to the Marriott Seaport Village? I think there are a lot of hotels that are closer to the port that that. I thought it was about 6-8 blocks away from the port? I have nothing against that property, I like it very much, but it's not where I would choose to stay if I were wanting to be close to the port. But, if I was more interested in being close to the Gaslamp that would be a good choice.

My choices for near Gaslamp district would be:
In this order:
US Grant
Hyatt Machester
Hard Rock Hotel
Marriott Seaport Village

Near the port:
Westin
The W
Doubletree by Hilton
Hampton Inn
Residence Inn

I'm also an admitted hotel snob, that's my disclaimer.
I love nice hotels too. Which if the nicer Gaslamp District hotels allow you to leave your car there and have cruise port transportation?
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The Gaslamp district is so much fun! I remember going to live jazz and to places for salsa lessons and sangrias! Also just great to walk around.
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I found this link that might help you, but it really looks like mostly average rated hotels have the snooze and cruise package, aside from The Dana, which is not near downtown/Gaslamp/port.

http://www.sandiego.org/articles/cru...san-diego.aspx

Personally, I would stay where I felt the most comfortable and then just park at a park and fly lot. It's only three days so the parking fees won't be that much. But, that's my personal opinion.
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Those of you that need to park and cruise have you tried looking into parking at the train station? I plan on taking the train to the port in the morning and just walking to the port.
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I found this link that might help you, but it really looks like mostly average rated hotels have the snooze and cruise package, aside from The Dana, which is not near downtown/Gaslamp/port.

http://www.sandiego.org/articles/cru...san-diego.aspx

Personally, I would stay where I felt the most comfortable and then just park at a park and fly lot. It's only three days so the parking fees won't be that much. But, that's my personal opinion.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:20 AM   #73
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Those of you that need to park and cruise have you tried looking into parking at the train station? I plan on taking the train to the port in the morning and just walking to the port.
There's metered parking on the street in front of the train station and there is a lot adjacent to the station that charges about $13/day. You can usually find a park and fly/cruise lot for about $9/day. But, you are correct, you're within walking distance to the port.
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There's metered parking on the street in front of the train station and there is a lot adjacent to the station that charges about $13/day. You can usually find a park and fly/cruise lot for about $9/day. But, you are correct, you're within walking distance to the port.
We used that lot a few years ago, we sailed on Radiance of the Sea. Came back 5 days later and the car was fine. It was a long wait to get out of the parking area though, I think there was only one cashier. We paid for the bicycle taxi to take us/luggage to the ship to be dropped off, coming back we just rolled everything across the street.
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Actually that's 95% means that 95% of the categories have availability. Here's an example, if there were 20 different categories (cat 11c, 11b, etc.), the 95% number means that 19 (19/20 is .95)of the categories have a cabin that's available to book. It doesn't give you an idea about how many cabins are available (could be just one cabin in each category) but just that 1 of the categories are completely sold out (i.e. cat R). The rest (19) have something available to book.

It took me a while to understand this concept. a question on the cruisefish forum, lol.
Thank you so much for setting me straight. I sincerely appreciate it!! Now I can tell more people about the cruise and hope they can come along too!!
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