🍪 We use cookies for best user experience. We never sell your data.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Ship Hotels Near Your Port

Embarking on a cruise can be an experience of a lifetime. Whether it’s your first time, or an annual affair, cruises are quite literally a boatload of fun. 

While being on a cruise is about as close as one can get to constant bliss, there are some elements before and after the voyage that are less exciting – namely, the pre- and post-cruise logistics. 

No one wants to deal with the buzz kill of getting off a cruise and then being stuck in a parking lot with nowhere to go until your flight departs hours later. Similarly, arriving too early to the cruise departure point can leave you twiddling your thumbs for what can seem like an eternity. 

If you’re taking a cruise, you probably want to be fully immersed in your vacation – not thinking about how to kill time. Fortunately, there’s now a perfect solution for travelers who have extra time before or after their cruise: day use hotels. 

 

Why Daytime Hotel Bookings Are Ideal for Cruise Travel Logistics

 

It’s possible you’re not totally familiar with the concept of a daytime hotel booking. If so, you’re not alone; it’s a relatively new concept that’s totally changing how people travel, work, and recreate. 

In essence, it’s exactly what’s implied by the name: a hotel room that you can book during daytime hours. This can be done for the afternoon, or just a couple hours. You can book same-day rooms; or, forgo a room altogether and simply book a pass for amenities like the pool or gym.   

While this might not sound like a revolutionary concept at first, when you digest the details, it begins to make sense why this is such a valuable resource – especially for those seeking cruise hotels. Here are some of the benefits of utilizing HotelsByDay near a cruise port:

 

  • Don’t waste a moment of your vacation – You work hard to get time off. Nobody wants to waste their precious minutes and hours in ways that aren’t productive or enjoyable. A day room hotel near a cruise port allows you to get the most out of your vacation. 
  • Save money on flights – Flying to your cruise’s departure point can be one of the most expensive aspects of the whole trip – particularly for those traveling with a large family. It’s possible to minimize your flight costs when you opt for pre- and post-cruise hotels. Booking a day room for the family in order to catch a cheaper flight is almost certain to save you some bucks. 

  • Be confident in your flexibility – You never know when life is going to throw you a curveball. This can be extra frustrating when you’re away from home. If you have a flight cancellation or another issue with your itinerary, a day-use hotel room can be the ultimate audible. Instead of having to frantically regroup at a cafe, the airport, or even on the sidewalk, you can simply relax by the pool or take a nap.

  • Day rooms are all over – It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for hotels near a cruise port in Miami or San Francisco – there’s a day-use room to meet your needs. 

 

The ability to easily book a day-use hotel room in a cruise port city can radically change your vacation experience. Use our search bar to book a day room for your next cruise 

 

I walked out . It was awful, more stressful than remaining in the airport. LAX is an International Airport, being a transit place for long haul flights. This hotel only really caters for Americans. It took me 2 hours to get there. I could n Read More
Julie Dewa
Easy to use. I arrived in Orlando at 8am with a 4 pm checkin to my resort. I booked the room from their parking lot! Only issue was when checking in, the price was higher than advertised. The hotel clerk was great though. I showed her the c Read More
Queenie C
It’s very quiet in there but the only thing I don’t like is these two women who work that have some issues. Everytime me and my bf come they are the same two people who try to barge into the room sometimes an hour before checkout an say Read More
John Doe
Am on a transit and the layover was a bit of lengthy hours. It was a nice hotel to within the proximity of the airport
Yusuf Eyitayo
The hotel lobby was gloomy and did not look updated. The room was very nice though and the colors and carpet were fresh and clean. It took the heater awhile to get the chill out of the room but eventually it go warner. The staff "Co Read More
Rosemary Parker

What our Guests Say

Here's a snippet of what guests say about
booking day passes on HotelsByDay
4.5 Out of thousands of reviews
See All Reviews

What our Guests Say

I walked out . It was awful, more stressful than remaining in the airport. LAX is an International Airport, being a transit place for long haul flights. This hotel only really caters for Americans. It took me 2 hours to get there. I could n Read More
Julie Dewa
Easy to use. I arrived in Orlando at 8am with a 4 pm checkin to my resort. I booked the room from their parking lot! Only issue was when checking in, the price was higher than advertised. The hotel clerk was great though. I showed her the c Read More
Queenie C
It’s very quiet in there but the only thing I don’t like is these two women who work that have some issues. Everytime me and my bf come they are the same two people who try to barge into the room sometimes an hour before checkout an say Read More
John Doe
See All Reviews

Choice

Hourly stays, early check-in,
late check-out

Flexibility

Pay now, pay later,
easy cancelable

Discount

Up to 75% off
from night stays

Rewards

Earn loyalty points,
and redeem for free stays

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, day rooms are 'run of the house' - meaning that whatever room is vacant will be assigned to you.  If you have a specific room request, we suggest you write on the 'message' section during your booking, or simply request it at check-in. 

Yes. The hotel is under contract to keep your room until one hour prior to your day room check-out time.

You have two options to book with HotelsByDay:

You can "pay at the hotel" which grants you free cancellation up to the same day.

You can also select a "non-refundable" booking. This means that you'll need to provide credit card details to book a day room. Once booked, the hotel will not allow us to change the date, cancel, or refund the stay.

For 'Pay at hotel' bookings there are no card details taken at the time of the booking non the website, and you will pay at the hotel upon check-in. 
However for 'non- refundable' bookings, a card is required and payment is processed at the time of the booking.

In both cases, you are asked to check-in at the hotel with a matching ID and Credit Card, matching the name on the reservation.

No - our bookings come manually and are entered into the hotel's reservation system ONLY on the day of your check-in. All you have to do is to show up with a copy of your reservation, as well as a valid ID & credit card that matches the name on your reservation.

Please note that regardless if you pre-paid for the room or not, the hotel will momentarily charge your credit card for incidentals. They will refund the hold within four business days post-stay.

HotelsByDay logo