we have reserved a hotel at the airport too, I am hoping to get something in the city if the prices go down. But like you said, I have spent tons of cruise, airfare, and port adventures. I need to save somewhere. Was it easy to get in and out of the city? Did you do it by car? How long of a drive was it to Mt. Rainier? I am sure I will be happy for that first sea day when I can sleep and relax!