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We are currently planning to cruise to Hawaii in January 2008 on Princess. Planning on doing the pre-cruise in San Perdo. However not sure which hotel would be recommended. Also how is the neighborhood where the hotels are located. Any thoughts?
The most seemless option is to purchase a precruise package through your cruise line, as this includes transfers between the hotel and the pier (the transfer between the airport and the hotel is part of the cruise line's air package).
If you are looking for something less expensive, I got a great rate with a prepaid (non-refundable) room at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles International Airport a few years ago. The catch is that the piers at San Pedro are not exactly next to the airport, so a taxi won't be cheap and the hotel's shuttle probably won't take you there because it's too far. A hotel in Long Beach also would be an option, though, as Long Beach is right next to San Pedro.