Re: Re: OK..I'll do todays POLL.. we can take turns
With only one cruise to my name, and living w/in driving distance of FLL, I don't have a pre- or post-cruise hotel. And, again this April we will take the bus to the port the day of departure instead of taking our own car. Trying to see which works best for us.
But one of my favorite memories of a land trip was the Cancun Ritz Carlton.
We had a lovely ocean balcony room, the architecture was beautiful, as was everything.
We visited Tulum, X-Caret, etc. on that visit.
The best hotel that I have stayed at before a cruise is "Miami Inter-Continental" near Bayside. I wasn't sure what to expect and it turned out to be awesome. Sheraton Bal Harbour in Miami was also nice.
I am sure the best hotel for me is still yet to come! I can't wait to try Pan Pacific in Vancouver.
La Galeria San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I love it, love it, love it. It is the home of an ex-pat American artist, Jan D'Esopo and her husband, Manuco Gandia, a horseman. The bed and breakfast is full of Jan's art, paintings, sculptures, etc., and it is also a working art studio. I can't wait until we get a chance to go back again. Here's their website:
It's a wonderful place to stay.
I have not yet found a favorite pre stay hotel. I guess it is the excitement about going on the cruise the next day. Most of the time we just do a one day pre cruise so I am hoping to find our favorite in Hawaii with the 2-day pre cruise.