Hotel/Transportation Before Alaska Cruise

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by DL2013, May 3, 2013.

  1. DL2013

    DL2013 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    18
    My family is planning an Alaska cruise for 2014. The Wonder departs on a Monday so we will have a full weekend in Vancouver. Anybody have any recommendations on hotel and how to get to the port without a car?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Gilland18

    Gilland18 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    608
    We stayed at the Pan Pacific - not cheap but they had some specials on their website. We took a town car from the airport. We took the elevator downstairs to get to the ship. We saw the Wonder dock from our room and the hotel bell services took our luggage to the ship for us. The mass transit train is very near. There is food across the street. We loved the location.
     
  4. amandaroseziegler

    amandaroseziegler First Family Cruise

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    57
    We want to book there too, the price is all over the place, waiting for it to drop again
     
  5. ScottFamily2005

    ScottFamily2005 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    84
    We go next month!

    We are flying into Seattle and taking the Amtrak to Vancouver. It's cheaper than flying into Vancouver and we get to explor two cities on our way.

    We will take the sky train from the Amtrak station which should get us pretty near the Pan Pacific. Yes, it is expensive, but most hotels in Vancouver seem expensive to me.

    The Pan Pacific is just so convenient to the cruise terminal - and seems to be a great home base for exploring the city.
     
  6. manqvu

    manqvu Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    97
    Has anyone stayed at the pan pacific after disembarking? If so, did the hotel bell staff retrieve the bags for you?
     
  7. comet1

    comet1 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    65
    If you mena retrieve bags on ship and take to room, no, you must take your bags thru customs and immigration.
     
  8. IBelieveInTheMagic

    IBelieveInTheMagic DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,596
    Like several other posters, we are also staying at the Pan Pacific. We got a little discount on it, but not much but for us convenience and location also ranked high up there! ;) We are taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel and I've read it's about $35 so that doesn't feel bad to me since we are use to paying $35 per person with the Disney transfers from airport to the port. We also booked a Harbour View room because my DS loves ships and freighters, etc and we wanted to have an awesome view of the ships (and the Wonder) in port! We can't wait! :cheer2:
    Hi Paula!! :wave2: You know I agree with you - yes it was a little pricey, but worth it to us and we are so excited! See you next month :cheer2::cool1::goodvibes

    Heather
     
  9. OrcaPotter

    OrcaPotter Lucky to be local to the Mouse

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,045
    I desperately wanted to stay at the Pan but I could not justify the price just for a hotel room. For the same price I could go on 2 excursions. For half the cost, we're staying at the Sutton Place a few blocks away. Even for the cost of a taxi back to the port, what we're saving allows us to enjoy doing a lot more. As nice as the convenience would be, close to $1000 for two nights is too much for me.
     
  10. deanimal

    deanimal DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Messages:
    681
    The Fairmont Waterfront is a beautiful hotel and is literally across the street from the terminal. The Fairmont Pacific Rim is almost as close and is brand new and one of the nicest hotels in the city. Unfortunately they are also usually as expensive as the Pan Pacific, but you may be able to find good prices if you look around. I've also stayed at the Coast Coal Harbour and the Hyatt Regency, which are a 5 minute walk (downhill!) or a pretty cheap cab ride. They are both very nice and often have great rates online.
     
  11. IBelieveInTheMagic

    IBelieveInTheMagic DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,596
    I don't blame you!! Ouch - I guess my rate right under $300 a night (with tax and upgraded to Harbour view) wasn't so bad then! I agree, it would have been very unlikely that I would have paid $1000 for two nights! That is actually more than our excursions cost!

    I've heard awesome things about the Sutton Place so I know you'll love it :goodvibes

    Heather
     
  12. JOANNEL

    JOANNEL <font color=deeppink>DVC MEMBER 6/02<br><font colo

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,910
    We stayed at the Coastal Coal harbor. You can walk to the port. In 2011 it was 149.00. Very clean, friendly staff and a great location!!
     
  13. AZMermaid

    AZMermaid DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,630
    We are staying at the delta inn half mile from the port. They are all suite style rooms for 210 CAN a night. It is a block from the train station, so we are doing that for trans. Technically the inlaws are cabbing it with all our stuff and meeting us there, but this saves us having to bring my sons car seat. We might all take a taxi yo the port just for luggage reasons, but we are leaning towards our family at least walking.
     
  14. HealthyDisneyGuide

    HealthyDisneyGuide always planning the next trip!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Messages:
    68
    Good to know! We're staying there in a few weeks before the 5/27 sailing, but the best rate I've found is through AAA for $240/night. That's for the superior room with a harbor view, though, I think I could get the smaller city view for just a bit less. We're planning to take the Skytrain to & from the airport and just walk to the port.
     
  15. *pixie*

    *pixie* Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    328
    We are staying at the Pan Pacific in August and were able to book a Premier Double with harbor view for $288 through AAA. Pricey, but we are flying into Seattle and then driving to Vancouver, so I wanted the most convenient hotel to get to the port the next morning. But, mostly, I think my family will love seeing the float planes and ships!
     
  16. lisettemac

    lisettemac Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    72
    Right now, the Sutton is showing as the same price (approx) as the Pan Pacific - $376 per night for the Sun night before our cruise. Ouch.
     
  17. lisettemac

    lisettemac Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2013
    Messages:
    72
    Fairmont is even more - $523. Looks like it's the taxes of over $100 per night. All prices from Kayak.
     
  18. emilyann415

    emilyann415 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,046
    I think I see people reporting getting Sutton Place on Hotwire for much much less than that. I want to say around $150? We are staying at Pan Pacific in Aug but got a good rate of $289 for a harbor view! I had to prepay a few months ago but if going in 2014 check rates in jan or feb and see if they have some good deals!
     
  19. Freesia123

    Freesia123 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,013
    A different choice for you : the Lonsdale Quay hotel. It's directly across the port in north Vancouver with a stunning view of the skyline. You can very easily take the 13 minute sea bus over to downtown and walk to the terminal (less than five minutes)
     
  20. Freesia123

    Freesia123 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,013
    Oh and if you stay at the Lonsdale quay hotel you can take the sky train from the airport to the sea us. Total cost? Under $5 a person and faster than driving. I live in Vancouver so if anyone has any questions feel free to msg me
     
  21. TwingleMomFl

    TwingleMomFl Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2011
    Messages:
    133
    I got the coast coal Harbour hotel for 119 per night on Hotwire for July of this year. And my friend got the Hilton for 150.
     

Share This Page