We enjoyed the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans - good view of the ship, right across from Riverwalk Mall and a few blocks from the French Quarter. (about $119 a night) We also stayed at the Tremonte in Galveston on the Strand ($99 a night when going on cruise otherwise about $150 a night) and if you like old historic hotels it is nice. We will try the San Luis ($150 a night for cheapest room) in Galveston in a month for our upcoming cruise. Also in Galveston they have the Flagship Hotel actually built on a pier out over the ocean so the water comes under the hotel - almost like beling on the cruise ship! It is an old hotel built in the 60s but it is nice for a different experience. There are people wade fishing right undre your room! (about $109 a night) We stayed at the Sheraton San Pedro by the Los Angelos port and it was very nice with very helpful people. ($99 a night). Debbie
Vancouver B.C. "Listel Hotel" This is a four and one-half star property with very modest rates. The rooms feature down comforters with Duvee covers, etc. It is very close to the cruise ship terminal and houses one of Vancouver's premier jazz/blues clubs. There is great artwork throughout the hotel as well.
London: "Sherlock Holmes Hotel" I loathe the kitchy name but it is a beautiful small boutique hotel with a great location and wonderful amentities. They have one of the finest breakfasts included with your stay. Huge bowls of fresh raspberries from Spain were my favorite vice in the breakfast buffet.
N'awlins: "The Frenchman" This is an artsy guest house on the edge of the French Quarter that is friendly, fun, and moderate in price. It has funky edges but is still a great place to flop when you want a great location at a good price.
Location: Indiana in the middle of a farmer's former cornfield.
Re: POLL- Your FAVORITE Port City Hotels??
We really enjoyed the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. It was convent to everything, especially the short walk across the street to board our ship. The rate must have been okay because I don't remember what it cost us. I remember the high ones! Our room was very clean and well maintained and the staff was extremely friendly. Rita especially enjoyed the mini-mall downstairs.
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