Hi everyone! Firts time poster long time lurker. I have been on several cruises before and loved everyone. We usually either fly in the morning of or have stayed with friends near the port in the past. It looks like we will be flying in on th day before our cruise this time and just seeing if anyone has a hotel suggestion.
We are going on the miracle out of Tampa on Sept. 24 and would like to stay somewhere near the dock as we probably won't be going out any saturday night. Maybe somewhere to watch football since it is that time of year. Thanks in advance to any replies maybe I will be able to return the favor sometime.
Or, search the net for listings for hotels in the Tampa area. Also, view the cruise line forum you are going on. I can pretty much guaranteee someone has already posted several listings of Tampa hotel's.
I've stayed at chase suites, Wyndham westshore and doubltree Westshore and all were fine. Chase Suites and doubletree offer shuttles from the airport and to the pier. The Wyndham only has an airport shuttle. It was about a $10 cab ride to the pier. I got the doubletree on Priceline for a $60-$70 bid and the Wyndham on Hotwire for $75. Chase suites was about $160/night for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom suite (we were traveling with our 4 kids on that trip).
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03