OK Lets here your good experiences with hotels in Jacksonville the night before the cruise. Which is closer? Do they have shuttles? Did you like staying at the hotel, yet parked somewhere off site?
4 years ago I stayed at the Microtel, Airport. It was new. Accommodations were fine, shuttle was cheap, to and from. Parking was free at the time. Not sure if anything has changed.
December 2012 we're staying at the Residence Inn Airport, 2-bedroom accommodations on a bonus reward night (free). Residence Inns have always been good...don't look for any dissapointment. Paying $27 to park at a secured parking area with shuttle service (free) to and from port...pretty cheap pre-cruise stuff.....
Lovin' that FREE LAUNDRY & QUICK ENTRY/EXIT!
Carnival Inspiration - 1999!
Carnival Fascination (X4)
Carnival Breeze - coming December 2013