Cheapest way to stay one night at park for cruise

We are going for our first DC this September. We are driving and pulling into town super late the night before. Does anyone have a suggestion for the cheapest way to find a place to sleep for the night and park? These $250 hotel rooms are killing me!


Anything close to the port is going to be pricier the night before a cruise - especially for a cruise and park package - because of supply and demand. And they know people need places to stay.

I don’t know what Country Inn and Suites at Port Canaveral is running now, but we did a snooze and cruise package with them a few years ago and the hotel is fine and parking was safe.