Rinker, I think the poster booked at the Holiday Inn BAYSIDE. The hotel to which you referred is Holiday Inn ON THE BAY. altogether different location. We stayed there ('on the Bay') in Dec of both 06 and 07 and simply pulled our luggage across the street to board the Summit. I have a picture taken from the hotel lobby entrance that looks like the ship is parked at the driveway. Total cost with taxes etc. was around $150.00. One of the nice things about San Diego is that the airport, port, downtown, gaslamp quarter etc. are all very close--a cheap cab ride or a good walk.