15+ 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 $19 a day at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. That means for a 5-day trip, you can expect to pay $95 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.

Click each hotel name to read recent reviews from TripAdvisor.com. For parking packages you may have to book through the hotel website, which is linked on TripAdvisor.

Note: This article contains affiliate links to TripAdvisor. We earn a commission for clicks made on their website, at no charge to you. Review ratings come from either Google or TripAdvisor and are rounded to the nearest half point.

Mobile Hotels with Cruise Parking

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The Admiral Hotel
The Admiral Hotels offers a “Park, Stay, and Cruise” package for its guests. About $30 more than the lowest base rates in our search, the package includes complimentary breakfast for two and free parking while you take your cruise (up to five nights). Note that there is no mention of transportation to the port, which is about a mile drive away.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 0.8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Courtyard Mobile Daphne/Eastern Shore
The hotel’s “Park, Ride and Cruise Package” includes room accommodations, parking for the duration of the cruise, and round trip transportation (for up to five people) to the cruise terminal. At pricing about $50 higher than the base room rate, this package can save you about $40 off parking at the port for a five-day cruise.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile Daphne/Eastern Shore
Similar to the Courtyard mentioned above, this package includes guest room accommodations, complimentary breakfast, parking for the duration of the cruise, and round trip transportation to the cruise terminal for up to five people. The hotel is about 10 miles away from the cruise port, so allow about 15-20 minutes to get there on cruise morning.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Mobile-East Bay/Daphne
This edition of the Hampton Inn sits across Mobile Bay from the cruise port, about 11 miles or a 15-minute drive. They don’t have an official parking package, but a phone call to the hotel told us that you can park for free if you stay with them the night before. Simply let the front desk know you want to leave your car for free and fill out the vehicle waiver.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West
One of the better reviewed hotels on our list, the Hilton Garden Inn also offers cruise parking. We gave the hotel a call and they told us that you can either book the parking package online or simply let them know that you’d like to leave your car after your stay to cruise. (We’d suggest double-checking with the hotel directly before you book).

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Garden Inn Mobile-East Bay/Daphne
We’ve featured several Hilton Garden Inns on our list, and this version in the East Bay area offers free parking while you cruise. Simply stay with them the night before your trip and they will allow you to leave your car in the lot while you sail. Just let the front desk know. You will need to get a ride (taxi or Uber/Lyft) to the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Homewood Suites Mobile-East Bay/Daphne
Reasonable rates and a location that’s a straight shot to the cruise port (about 15 minutes away), there is a lot to like about the Homewood Suites in Daphne. Perhaps what’s best for cruisers is that you can park your car for free while you cruise. Simply let the front desk know when you check in. When it’s time to sail, just catch a cab or Uber to the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile- Downtown Historic District
One of the few downtown hotels offering a parking package, the Hampton Inn includes one night’s lodging and parking at the cruise terminal for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise. Complimentary breakfast is also included. You can book directly with the hotel here.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 7 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

TownePlace Suites Mobile
With the TownePlace Suites “Park & Cruise” package, you will get parking included for the duration of your cruise and round-trip transportation to the Alabama Cruise Terminal. During our search we found rates about $60 more than the standard rate, so if you are cruising from more than three days, you’ll save money versus parking at the cruise port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Residence Inn Mobile
Driving in and want a well-reviewed hotel to stay that also has parking? This Residence Inn offers a parking package with space for your car during your cruise and a ride to and from the cruise port. According to the  hotel’s website, guests will call and arrange their own transportation through Derek’s Taxi Service as part of the package.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile
Similar to the TownPlace Suites and Residence Inn, 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. The location is in a cluster of similar hotels about six miles from the port. It should only take about 15 minutes to get to the ship on cruise day.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (Saraland)
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. we found rates about $60 over the standard room fare. That’s about three days worth of parking at the port. The hotel offers parking for the duration of the cruise, and a shuttle for up to four people is included with the package.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 10.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Travelodge by Wyndham Mobile
No need to worry about packages with the Travelodge. While they don’t show cruise parking on their website, when we called we were told that parking is offered at a flat $20. So for the price of one day parking at the cruise port, you can leave your car here. You will need to get a taxi or Uber to the ship.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Drury Inn Mobile
Located in a small cluster of hotels about six miles from the port, the Drury Inn also offers a cruise parking deal. Using code “PARK 5” or “PARK 10” you can book the deal with five or ten nights of parking. The special also includes breakfast and roundtrip transportation between the hotel and the ship. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Baymont by Wyndham Mobile/ I-65
One of a handful of hotels with free cruise parking, we were told by the Baymont that they allow you to leave your car at the hotel when you stay with them before your cruise. Simply let the front desk know. They don’t offer a ride to the port, so you’ll have to get a cab or Uber to the port.

  • Price: $
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 2 out of 5

Wingate by Wyndham Mobile
Sitting about 15 minutes from the cruise port, the Wingate offers their “Park and Cruise” package, complete with a night’s stay, parking while you sail, and a ride to and from the cruise ship. During our search we saw the rate for the package at only $30 more than the standard room — meaning that if you cruise for longer than two nights, you’ll save versus parking at the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Extended Stay America Mobile – Spring Hill
Extended Stay America offers rates that start at under $100 per night, making it affordable. We called and were also told they offer five nights of cruise parking for $40. That’s more than half off the rate charged at the cruise port. You will need to find your own transportation, but the ride should only take about 15 minutes.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 6 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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.

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  1. Hello, I am reaching out from the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Mobile, Al Historic. Thank you so much for listing us on your website. We have reached out before and kindly ask that you place the word “from” in front of $149, as to not confuse potential guest that a flat rate is available. Rates vary by demand and we would like the ad to reflect that. Thank you so much and have a wonderful day.

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