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)
We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Long Beach for our cruise in 2006 to Alaska. They offered free transportation to the pier when we stayed there. Another suggestion is to check out car rental prices for one day at LAX and then drop in downtown Long Beach on the day of your cruise. Two years ago we rented a car for less than $20 for a full day and drove to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library the morning of our cruise and had a fantastic time. You might want to check out web sites that give current reviews of hotels in the area.
Have a fantastic cruise.