Shelly are you flying in early? We are thinking about arriving on Saturday and staying at the Holiday Inn. Does anyone know of any other nice Hotels that is close to the pier? Well, as you can see I'm getting exciting about everything, we are also working on our airline tickets as well.
While we didn't stay at a hotel because we live close enough to drive down the day of sailing, our TA as well as others here have recommended the Coast Long Beach Hotel. They offer included in the stay is parking for your cruise. If we had stayed in May it would have cost us $70-75 for the hotel/parking and breakfast as well at the hotel. Hotel takes you to and from the Carnival terminal possibly avoiding traffic problems though there was none for us. Hope this helps!