We chose to arrive a day early. We took Super Shuttle to the Holiday Inn San Pedro. Booked Super Shuttle on the internet and used their coupon. This was our second stay at this Holiday Inn. Their staff was friendly and very accommodating. I did ask if we could have a room on Gurley street side so we could see the bay in the morning. We were upgraded to a beautiful 2 room suite with a door that opened onto the balcony which wrapped around part of the building.
We ate dinner and breakfast in their dining room. The food was above average and arrived as we requested. We took a short walk to Rite-Aid to get a case of water for the ship.
We asked about getting to their pier and found out they had a shuttle. Since we were priority club there was not charge. They also have a parking area where you can leave your vehicle. Not sure of the cost but all cars were parked in the covered garage.