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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 

 

The Congress has always served us well for years. We tried another hotel offering day rates but we came back to the comfort of the rooms and professional staff.
Mike
Easy quick check in. Nice staff. Nice Room. Enjoyed an afternoon away from the kiddos with my hubby for his birthday! Will stay again
APRIL
The hotel is gorgeous and very unconventional! We were in walking distance to Ocean Drive but far enough to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend and visit again if I’m the area!
Dom Reed
Reservation was 7-5, I arrived at 8 and was told they don't have day rooms for the hours specified. They only have them in 5 hours blocks. I showed my confirmation clearly stating checkin is at 7 and check out at 5 but the manager said they Read More
Rick
This hotel is definitely a vibe! The front desk staff was accommodating and extremely helpful. They really made is feel welcomed. The valet guy even spent extra time helping us to rent the complimentary bikes. I appreciated my short stay he Read More
Kiy Lowe

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The Congress has always served us well for years. We tried another hotel offering day rates but we came back to the comfort of the rooms and professional staff.
Mike
Easy quick check in. Nice staff. Nice Room. Enjoyed an afternoon away from the kiddos with my hubby for his birthday! Will stay again
APRIL
The hotel is gorgeous and very unconventional! We were in walking distance to Ocean Drive but far enough to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend and visit again if I’m the area!
Dom Reed
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Flexibility

Same day last minute, early check-in, late check-out, in an elegant Dayroom, all over the galaxy.

Lifestyle

Private, clean, safe spaces for digital nomads, from Workations to Daycations, at half the night rate.

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Choice

From "cancel-anytime" bookings to non-refundable offered at better rates: Pay now or Pay later.

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.

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