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Hotel in LA, cruise leaving on Long Beach - any transportation tips?

We are cruising January, 2008 from Long Beach, CA. We are flying into LA. Do you know of any hotels that offer transportation to and from the port and back to the airport?


Answer (8):

1. dr_nigel_c
There are plenty of hotels that offer transportation to the port, but I don't think any of those would offer shuttles to and from LAX - is that where you're flying in?

I'd first check the Comfort Inn in Long Beach, they definitely offer port shuttle:
2. T
I just went through the exact same thing this past May. We stayed one night in LA and then took Carnival Cruise Lines to the Mexican Riviera. It was impossible to find a hotel that would take us to Long Beach. We just ended up reserving a car. We picked it up at LAX when we arrived and dropped it off the next day at their Long Beach location. I think we used Hertz, or maybe it was Avis. We arranged transportation though Carnival for our trip from the port to the airport.
Good luck and have fun!
3. Zef H
From LAX to the port in Long Beach is about 25 miles. I assume you are going on Carnival, since only Carnival leaves out of Long Beach. All the other lines leave from San Pedro - about 7 miles from the port in Long Beach.

Because of the distance, you will find hotels with transportation to one or the other, but not both. Some of the favorite places to stay in Long Beach pre cruise are:

The Queen Mary Hotel, which is right next door to the Carnival dock. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/Z...

The Coast Hotel which is just down the block (see the green arrow). http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/Z...

The Hyatt, which is just across the harbor from the Long Beach dock. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/Z...

You will find that the Long Beach Airport is much closer to the Long Beach dock than LAX. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/ZefH/LBairport.jpg

Two transportation options from LAX to Long Beach include taxi or Super Shuttle. There are of course other transportation options.
4. cruise lady
check out www.greatports.com. The site lets you know which hotels in area provide cruise packages, shuttles and distances from the port, as well as general info about the port that i've found really helpful
5. Muppet
Stay at the Queen Mary, it is right next to the cruise port.
Getting to and from LAX you are on your own. Take a taxi.
6. Wounded Duck
Many in downtown Long Beach
7. Tivogal
hotels.com would be my choice to find a good hotel.
you might also check b&b's in the area.
good luck

8. AdonalFoyle
this site has some tips