Originally Posted by familycruiser
We are cruising on Sapphire Princess on Oct 11, 2008 out of San Pedro. It looks to us like it would be nicer to stay in Long Beach the night before and there is much more variety of hotels to choose from, and more to see. Also the Crowne Plaza in San Pedro looks good. Our flight gets in late the night before so another option is an airport hotel at LAX.
Long Beach looks about 5 to 10 miles away from the Princess port in San Pedro. Does anyone have any advice or prior experiences to share. 8)
The Crowne Plaza is about 1/2 mile from the pier and is very nice. The Doubletree is a bit farther but still close and is also very nice - right on a marina. Hotels in Long Beach near the Queen Mary are a short ride from Long Beach to San Pedro over 2 short bridges. Any of these would be good locations.