We flew out to LA on Jan. 5 (Celebrity Panama Canal - full transit on Jan. 6) and stayed on the old Queen Mary. Was interesting - has a nice
restaurant (dont' go to the Steak House - lousey service). The room or I should say cabin was quite roomy but remember the ship is old - lots and lots of woodwork - our cabin was down the hall from Winston Churchill's suite and we were able to "peek" in and walk around when the maid was
cleaning - I booked through our Entertainment Book and got a reasonable
price considering it was in the same area as our Celebrity ship was leaving from - the cab ride took about 20 minutes and ran about $ 30 - this was about 11 am on a Sat. morning. We took the shuttle service the
day before from the airport to the Hotel - don't bother to book ahead - they seemed to loose our reservations - the shuttle is about $ 17 @ - I am sure it stops at a lot of other hotels - in my research, I didn't want to
pay $ 150 for a one-nite stay in LA which was what my TA suggested but
that was before I told her about the Entertainment book option.