Clean hotels near port

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  1. ResortsFrmrCM

    ResortsFrmrCM Mouseketeer

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    Hi! I have read the sticky at the top of thread suggesting hotels at the port and in cocoa beach but I was hoping to get some feedback from those who have stayed nearby on a good hotel to stay at. We are arriving the day before around 5:30 pm and will be leaving the next morning to get on the ship.

    Thanks for your help!:goodvibes
     
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  3. outahere

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    Last April we stayed at the Hampton Inn in Cocoa Beach the night before a Wonder cruise. Their staff was very friendly and the hotel was clean and comfortable. We had a rental car, but I don't think they had a shuttle to the port or a cruise and park deal like some of the other local hotels. I probably wouldn't want to stay there for a week, but for a night or two it was fine.
     
  4. mmouse37

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    I have stayed at several hotels in the port area...most recently on our last two cruises we stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn. Very nice, new, clean, friendly staff, nice pool, all rooms are suites and a complimentary hot buffet breakfast in the am. About 2 miles or so from the port and shuttle is $3 pp

    Have also stayed at the Radisson near the port...fine but outdated...heard they are refurbishing...free shuttle.

    Have also stayed at Doubletree in Cocoa beach a few years ago...right on the beach and great choc. chip cookies (had a rental car). About 5 miles from port.

    And stayed at a Holiday Inn on the beach...older motel, like staying closer to port, though.

    MJ
     
  5. pam775

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    If staying at Marriott Residence Inn or Doubletree and using a rental car, when the rental car is dropped off on the morning of the cruise do the rental car companies have a shuttle to bring us to the port?
     
  6. ededmd

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    Have stayed at Residence Inn and will stay there again.
     
  7. mmouse37

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    Yes.....the four below have shuttles....Hertz is actually in the parking lot of the Marriott Residence Inn and adjacent to the Country Inn and Suites.

    The closest rental to the ports are

    Thrifty
    Hertz
    Budget
    Avis

    We have used all but Hertz in the past. I use whichever one yeilds the best rate at the time I am renting. This past October Thrifty, even with their $15 drop off fee, was the least expensive option for us (SUV).

    MJ
     
  8. rhondamccollough@hot

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    Residence Inn!! We loved it...the breakfast was a plus!
     
  9. laura001

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    Dollar Car Rental is in Port.
     
  10. pam775

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    Thanks for this. It seems you are a wealth of information. Coming from NJ I definitely want to stay somewhere close by the night before so we can get there early. This will be our first Disney cruise and first cruise for my children, 5 and 7. We sail Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2009

    Pam
     
  11. LindaBabe

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    The Radisson is lovely, nice pool, good breakfast and has a free shuttle. The Country Inn & Suites has also had good reviews.
     
  12. frdeb1999

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    Holiday inn express is also very clean and nice. We stayed in Dec and were very happy with it. They have a free breakfast in the morning, and there is a Publix right next door in case you need any last min items.
     

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