Since you are getting in late the night before you might want to stay close the LAX. My friends always stay at the Radisson, which is the closest to the airport. I don't know if they have a shuttle to the port but you can always go back to the airport and catch the ship's shuttle or use Super Shuttle.
The Crowne is a nice place to stay also and very close and convenient to the port.
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