I decided to go the Priceline route and got this hotel for $42. Has anyone stayed here? Any problems or concerns? (from what I've read this may have been previously called the Renaissance???)
We're a family of 6 and would be taking a taxi van from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the pier. Can anyone give me an estimate of what I should expect the fares for this to be?
I too got this hotel for a Feb cruise and will be using taxi's to get from the airport to hotel and then to the pier the next day. I don't think the fare will be too much, sure beats taking the cruiseline transfers. BTW, I bid $50 and got it, so you got an even nicer deal, good for U. When are you cruising?
I am also looking for a review of this hotel. Have gone to betterbidding and there is no review of this hotel. We just got it on Priceline for $40.00 for Jan. 25/04. My dh is really leery on this so I am hoping that it is a decent hotel, and near to the port.
Won't Maria be there before me? On her thread she said November 2? I was really hoping that (and I'm sure the rest of you were as well) someone has stayed in this hotel before this and could tell us what it is like. Oh well. I can't seem to find another site that gives a review of this hotel but will keep looking.
Boy I hope so because I just found a web site with a couple of reviews and except for one they weren't very good. Now the reviews were for the start of the year and they said that they were doing some more renovations.
My husband and I also bid on this Hotel for our pre-cruise stay. We bid $35.00 and our bid was accepted. I have also searched for information on this hotel, but have not come up with much information yet. I hope someone who has stayed there posts their review.
I stayed there Nov 2. It was clean and bug-free. The public areas are very nice and what you would expect at a downtown hotel in a major city. The hallways and room were not as nice, a little threadbare in places, but we may have been in a yet to be renovated part of the hotel. The pool was clean and appeared well-maintained. We had an excellent breakfast Sunday morning in the hotel restaurant.
The immediate area around the hotel is not so great. It's not really downtown as the name would imply. It's a good mile or so north of the skyscrapers/port area. They do have a free shuttle to Bayside which we took advantage of Saturday night. We returned to the hotel by the People Mover transit system. this is about two blocks from Bayside and I was starting to feel a little nervous as this was deserted and not well-lit at night. We rode it back to the station next to the hotel without a problem. I'm not sure I would do that at night again.
For $35 or $45, it's a great value. I can't imagine spending $180 or staying there for a weekend getaway.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Priceline and stay there again, but having said that, I would be happy to get a different hotel too.