9 Convenient Mobile “Park and Cruise” Hotels

It’s one of the little-known secrets about saving money on a cruise… and it can save you a lot of money.

The market for hotels is always competitive, especially in Mobile, Alabama. As a result, many hotels will offer perks in order to attract more guests. And with a major cruise port in town that brings in guests from all around the region, that means offering parking packages that include free or discounted parking as a thank you for booking.

Parking can be a pretty hefty price on top of your cruise fare. Fares run $18 a day at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. That means for a 5-day trip, you can expect to pay $90 for parking.

But if you are staying in the area, then you can find a hotel that offers a cruise parking package. These packages include parking in your hotel fare, typically for an amount that’s a little more than the regular room rate, but less than parking at the cruise port. In addition, they will often include transport back and forth from your ship.

To be sure, if you don’t plan on staying at a hotel the night before, then doing it just for the parking isn’t worth the added expense. But if you are going to stay somewhere, we suggesting finding a place with cruise parking to save some money.

We’ve rounded up a list of hotels in the area that have parking packages for Mobile cruisers.

Prices are for a search for a recent Saturday night stay and are subject to change. Click each hotel name to read recent reviews from TripAdvisor.com.

The Admiral Hotel
Normal Rate: $99
Parking Package: $144

Includes complimentary breakfast for two and parking for up to five nights while you take your cruise.

Courtyard Mobile Daphne/Eastern Shore
Normal Rate: $85
Parking Package: $159

Package includes guest room accommodations, parking for the duration of the cruise, and round trip transportation to the cruise terminal.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile Daphne/Eastern Shore
Normal Rate: $75
Parking Package: $149

Package includes guest room accommodations, complimentary breakfast, parking for the duration of the cruise, and round trip transportation to the cruise terminal.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile I-65@ Airport Blvd
Normal Rate: $98
Parking Package: $169

Free parking at the hotel for the duration of your cruise and round trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal provided. Guests will call and arrange their own transportation

Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile- Downtown Historic District
Normal Rate: $129
Parking Package: $154

Includes one night’s lodging and a voucher toward the cost of parking at the terminal. No parking at the hotel. Package also includes complimentary breakfast.

TownePlace Suites Mobile
Normal Rate: $85
Parking Package: $159

Includes parking for the duration of your cruise and round-trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Guests will call and arrange their own transportation by calling Derek’s Taxi Service.

Residence Inn Mobile
Normal Rate: $96
Parking Package: $179

Includes parking for the duration of your cruise and round-trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. According to the hotel’s website, guests will call and arrange their own transportation through Derek’s Taxi Service.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile
Normal Rate: $75
Parking Package: $159

This package includes parking for the duration of your cruise and round-trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Guests will need to call and arrange their own transportation by calling Derek’s Taxi Service.

Courtyard Mobile
Normal Rate: $83
Parking Package: $164

As with other packages, this one includes parking for the duration of your cruise and round-trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. Guests will need to call and arrange their own transportation through Derek’s Taxi Service.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Normal Rate: $84
Parking Package: $120/$130

Located in Saraland, Alabama, this hotel is about 10 miles from the cruise port. The parking package rate increases slightly for the summer season, but is still a pretty good deal versus parking at the port. A shuttle for up to four people is included with the package.

More on Cruising From Mobile

Getting to the Mobile Cruise Terminal — Transportation options from airports and the Mobile area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Mobile Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Mobile Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.