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Purdue74 Nov 3rd, 2008 03:51 PM

Pre-cruise hotel in San Juan
There seems to be more activity on the Caribbean site than the cruise site, so I'm seeking help here first....We arrive in San Juan at 6 pm(no time for doing much)the night before a cruise on the Celebrity Summit. Does anyone know of a hotel with a free airport shuttle and also drop-off at the pier the next day?

Caribzack Nov 3rd, 2008 04:28 PM

Check with the Ritz Carlton

fosterag Nov 3rd, 2008 05:07 PM

We stayed at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel before our Panama canal cruise with RCCL. It was a great hotel with a great restaurant. Had booked transfers thru Rccl so don't know about shuttles, but great place to stay.

doug_stallings Nov 4th, 2008 05:05 AM

There are no hotels in San Juan with free airport shuttles. However, there is a free bus in Old San Juan that passes by the cruise pier there (if you are sailing from the other pier, then you still have to take a taxi).

Sheraton Old San Juan is the most convenient location to the Old San Juan cruise piers, but it's kind of expensive. There are some cheaper options, but I think staying in Old San Juan is the best alterantive since you probably won't arrive in the hotel much before 7:30 or 8, and then you will have dozens of restaurants wtihin an easy walk.

doug_stallings Nov 4th, 2008 05:11 AM

By the way, Howard Johnson Plaza de Armas usually has fairly cheap rates, though there are much nicer hotels in Old San Juan.

StanKase Nov 4th, 2008 03:24 PM

There is a hotel, I would rate 2-3 star at the airport, but it is inexpensive, and it might pay to stay there and taxi to the cruise port. We stayed there 3 years ago because of an overnight lay-over to the Grenadine Islands and it was fine and I think then it was $130+/-. I cannot imagine the taxi can be more than $25 and yoy can board after 12 noon most likely so that is another option.

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