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)
If you are getting in the night before the cruise, forget Long Beach. Why would you want to taxi to Long Beach, sleep then taxi to the port. it is futher than 10 miles btw.
There are many choices around LAX, we like Embassy Suites because the hotel is friendly and they offer a 2 hr cocktail party at night and full cooked to order breakfast, but there are many other choices. If you do decide to venture to San Pedro, yes the Crown Plaza is your best bet. We booked it through Priceline for about $80.00 per night.
Oh and Debra, isn't the Reagan library something else? We absolutely loved every minute we were there.