Hotel at port for family of 8...

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  1. keam

    keam Earning My Ears

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    Hi. I was hoping to get some suggestions for a hotel at Port Canaveral. DH and I are sailing Thanksgiving week with 6 kids (15, 12, 10, 6, 4, 1). We are driving in the day before and need a nice hotel that would offer connecting rooms. I know that many of the hotels are "suites." Do they have connecting rooms available?

    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
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  3. TCB in FLA

    TCB in FLA Mouseketeer

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    Try the Country Inn and Suites. We're booked in a "kids suite" room with room for 4 kids -- I can't remember if there was a connecting door or not. It's a newer hotel with tons of rooms, so I'm sure something would work. Plus, it has a great breakfast buffet.

    Which T'giving cruise are you on? We're doing the 3-night Wonder, Sun-Wed. before turkey day. We've got a great group on the meet board.
     
  4. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Marriott Residence Inn is also very nice.....very near port and the rooms were great (suites) and I am pretty sure they had some connecting rooms.

    They also had a complimentary hot buffet breakfast in the morning. We are staying there again this October before our cruise.
     
  5. Octoberbride03

    Octoberbride03 <font color=660000>I think Tweetie done gone Cucko

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    FYI, No matter which hotel you book, I'd book it ASAP. I booked Country Inn & Suites a few months ago, for our cruise and found I'd put it off too long. Last i heard prices for my weekend were 200.00. And from when I went searching for hotels I doubt that its out of line with others. The only 1 really chepaer at the time was the Raddisson, but the cancellation policy had a fee. CI&S does not unless you cancel day of I believe.

    SO if your cruise is this coming Thanksgiving. Get booked TODAY.
     
  6. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

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    Hate to say we booked the Marriott Residence Inn over 18 months ago and got a rate of $105 per night for a 1 bedroom suite. So your advice above is right on the money!!!
     
  7. Octoberbride03

    Octoberbride03 <font color=660000>I think Tweetie done gone Cucko

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    We are paying $139 at CI&S. I waited till i was sure I wouldn't have to put off the cruise and then 1 more week to see if I could get in on Allen's rate. Price went up $10 in a week.

    If I had it to do over. I would have booked at 12 months out which is as far as you can book at that CI&S i believe and canceled if I'd had to. Had it booked for the cruise we needed to push back and cancelled it but it was too early to rebook. Now I know better. But Dh is happy with price so I am too.
     
  8. MaryKLady

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    Do any of these hotels have a shuttle to the port? Or do you have to catch a cab?
     
  9. Octoberbride03

    Octoberbride03 <font color=660000>I think Tweetie done gone Cucko

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    CI&S has its own shuttle. I believe a couple of other hotels do too. There is also a local shuttle that services a bunch of the hotels down there as well.
     
  10. keam

    keam Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the replies. We are doing the 7 night western the week of Thanksgiving. I'm going to call Country Inn & Suites and the others listed. Obviously, we're a little late to the party, so to speak. :snail: Oh well, I guess we'll pay what we pay as long as we get the rooms we need at this point. After paying for 3 cabins (one for my sister and her family, too), what's two hotel rooms for one night? All I have to say is ... these memories BETTER be priceless because they're going to cost me an arm and two legs!! ;)

    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  11. Happy4Disney

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    I'm glad you asked the question because we are also cruising the week of Thanksgiving and I did not make any hotel reservations. I even read through the FAQ sticky towards the top of the board with all of the hotel info listed and still did not call!

    Well thanks for the reminder, I made the call today and can check this off my list as complete! :banana:
     

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