Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. They are much appreciated.
We have had a 2nd look at our flight times and we are getting in later than originally planned so are taking the LAX suggestion. We got a great deal at the Rennaisance at LAX.
We are staying in LA for 2 nights following the cruise to do a bit of exploration. We are booked in Le Montrose - our travelling companion gets a film industry corporate credit there so price was good for West Hollywood.
Rollerdonna, hope to see you on the cruise. We are a couple in our mid forties who will be travelling with our 4 year old (yep we are 45 year olds with a 4 year old you did not read that wrong - it will be her 4th cruise). Also joining us is a great friend of ours who is female, single and in her mid 50's. We are usually easy to spot.