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Old 07-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #46
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What hotels (if any) offer a shuttle service to the port?
Country Inn & Suites has a shuttle.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #47
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The Residence Inn at PC has a great cruise special! It's a very nice hotel.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #48
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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.
Yes, we have always liked it and had no problems.

It has a nice pool and restaurant. We usually eat dinner there after we get in.

There are a variety of rooms also. I think we booked a junior suite last time and was quite happy with it.

Another plus: it has a shuttle to the port. They periodically have cruise packages that may include the shuttle - check their website for the latest info.

We also like it because it is very close to the Budget car rental office. In the past, DH has driven over, dropped off the car, and walked back to the hotel (about 2 blocks), and we've taken the hotel shuttle to the port.

(By the way, Budget also has a shuttle. Last time, we all rode over to the Budget office and took that shuttle instead of the hotel's.)

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What hotels (if any) offer a shuttle service to the port?
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #49
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What is a good price to pay for one night? I am considering the Best Western because we plan to park at the port.

I'm seeing $125 for our night before the cruise.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #50
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What is a good price to pay for one night? I am considering the Best Western because we plan to park at the port.

I'm seeing $125 for our night before the cruise.
That seems high to me... The rate I got at Best Western was $89 with taxes. But I was looking at January, so maybe it's a seasonal thing. When are you cruising? I can't see tickers in the DISboards app.

I would also look at the Days Inn.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:19 PM   #51
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I'm cruising in October. They have an $89 rate but I need the room with 2 queens and a sofa bed since I have three kids.
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What hotels (if any) offer a shuttle service to the port?
There's a list here: http://www.parkingstay.com
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #53
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We just stayed at the Country Inn & Suites in February. (We always stay there). We called the hotel directly and got a Kids Suite room (we are a family of 5) and kept our van in their lot for $122. Great deal. Then they shuttle you to the Disney Terminal in the morning and back to the hotel when you get off the ship. Never a complaint about CI&S. We have stayed there for every Disney Cruise and will continue to do so. You can leave your vehicle with confidence. Not a problem. (Plus, the cost to leave your vehicle is $20 versus $15/day at the port)
Walmart and such is in close driving distance so you can pick up some last minute things or just to pass some time in the evening. Lots of restaurants around too for the night before the cruise.
CI&S have a nice breakfast and it is exciting to eat breakfast with other cruisers who are also excited for their vacation.

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We're doing a one-way rental from MCO to the port the night before our cruise. Have a few hours to burn that night so trying to decide between staying close to the port, or on the beach. We're renting with Budget so staying at the Radisson and just taking the car back first then shuttle over sounds like that might be a good choice.
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For those of you that have left your car at the hotel and took a shuttle to the Port, how long did you have to wait for the shuttle upon return?

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Thanks for sharing the info! We are also a family of 5 and have been looking for a place to stay prior to our cruise

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We are looking for a hotel with a fun pool, or close to the beach. I think we will rent a car at the airport and return it at the port, or at the hotel if the rental place is close.
Which do you recommend? We don't want to spend too much, but clean and comfy beds are important....
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We are looking for a hotel with a fun pool, or close to the beach. I think we will rent a car at the airport and return it at the port, or at the hotel if the rental place is close.
Which do you recommend? We don't want to spend too much, but clean and comfy beds are important....
The Radisson has a pretty nice pool but we hated the beds. They claim they are sleep number but it felt more like an air mattress and every time DH would roll over or move, I would bounce. We loved our stay at the DoubleTree in Cocoa Beach. It is directly on the beach and very a very short drive to the port. The beds were great and it has a nice pool area also.
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Just returned yesterday. We stayed at the Country Suites on Saturday night. It was great. Very clean, breakfast was wonderful and the schuttle worked great. We will be staying there again in the future.
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