Hey a question i can answer! I did this in October. My cousin (who lives in California) drove from the airport, so i couldn't tell you the best way to get there, but we stayed at the Holiday Inn San Pedro (is that the hotel you are staying at?) and they have a shuttle right to the ship! It was an excellent hotel and very convienient. I'd say it took us about 30 minutes to drive from the airport to the hotel.