Cocoa Beach Suites

Cocoa Beach Suites

Introduction to Cocoa Beach Suites

Cocoa Beach Suites is a 48-room hotel in Cocoa Beach two blocks from the ocean known for its large 2-room suite rooms yet affordable rates.

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Location

As you can see in the aerial photo below, the Cocoa Beach Suites (highlighted in green) is located a short distance from the ocean (it is not an ocean-front property).

The area is very safe to walk and the closest best restaurant is Brano’s across the street. The Suites share a block with Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and a Waffle House.

If you want to walk about 5 blocks to the north (passing Brano’s on your left) you will find more restaurants, shopping, mini-golf and the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Cocoa Beach Suites Location
Cocoa Beach Suites Location (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in cruise packages. Departure time is 11:30am for those without vehicles.  Extra persons are $6 per one-way trip.

The hotel also offer transportation from and to Orlando airport (average about $50 for 2 persons one-way)

Onsite Parking – No, but nearby in a parking garage

Hotel parking included in Cruise Packages but you park your vehicle in the parking garage of the Sheraton Four Points (4 blocks north) and use their shuttle to the port (10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm).

Rooms

There are 48 suites – 12 per floor on 4 floors. Six suites face east with distant ocean views from floors 5 or 4 because the lower east-facing rooms look into an apartment building! 6 suites face west overlooking fast-food restaurants and the setting sun.

All the suites offer two rooms with a mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. You can choose one of three suite layouts:

Standard Queen Suite – One Queen Bed and one Queen Sleeping Sofa. Sleeps 4. These are accessible suites.

Standard King Suite – One King Bed and one Queen Sleeping Sofa. Sleeps 4.

Standard Family Suite – One King Bed and two Double Beds. Sleeps 6.

Cocoa Beach Suites - East (limited ocean views) Rooms
Cocoa Beach Suites – East (limited ocean views) Rooms
Cocoa Beach Suites - West-facing Rooms
Cocoa Beach Suites – West-facing Rooms behind Taco Bell and Long John Silver

Pool

The hotel does not have pool but guests can use the pools at two different hotels – Four Points By Sheraton and Radisson Resort. The Radisson pool is by far the best!

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Quality Inn & Suites Port Canaveral Area

Quality Inn Cocoa Beach
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites

Introduction to the Quality Inn & Suites

The Quality Inn is located off busy A1A just a block or two from the beach in a popular area of Cocoa Beach. It is an older motel-style hotel but very popular with cruisers.

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Location

The Quality Inn & Suites is off A1A in Cocoa Beach about 5.5 miles from the cruise terminals. The location is in a very popular area of Cocoa Beach within everything nearby – restaurants, bars, grocery stores, shops and the beach just a block to the east. You can easily walk to all the places of interest to you.

Ron Jon Hotel Cluster Map
Ron Jon Hotel Cluster Map

Ron Jon Surf Shop is the biggest attraction nearby but folks also love the various beachwear shops, minigolf across the street and Sandbar Sports Grill about 4 blocks north for great food and music. Brano’s is the most consistently best restaurant nearby!

Please look at our real-time map to see what is nearby – http://cruiseportcanaveral.us/maps/

Port Shuttle – Yes

Please book the shuttle during check-in but to ensure you get on the earliest departure for the cruise terminals, call ahead soon after booking. The departure times differ depending on bookings and ships but can be as early as 9am for the largest ships such as Oasis of the Seas.

The Park and Cruise Package include 2 people per shuttle to the Port. Extra persons are $8 per trip.

After your cruise you have to wait for the first available shuttle. The hotel currently uses Beach Line Transportation for shuttle services.

Airport transfers for 2 people are also available if you book a Fly, Snooze and Cruise Package. Extra persons are $20 per person.

Comfort Inn & Suites-Cocoa Beach Shuttle
Comfort Inn & Suites – Port Shuttle (click to enlarge)

On-Site Cruise Parking – Yes.

The hotel parking is behind the hotel in two areas as shown in the pictures below. As you can see there are no gates; anyone can walk up to your vehicle from the street. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle where it can be seen by passers by!

When we last checked, parking costs are FREE for the duration of the cruise (you pay for round-trip transfers).

Comfort Inn-Parking
Quality Inn – The main long-term parking lot on St Lucie Lane (click to enlarge)
Comfort Inn & Suites-Cocoa Beach
Quality Inn & Suites – Long-term cruise Parking is behind the sign in the photo above (when the St Lucie lot is full) – click to enlarge

Restaurants and Bars

No restaurant but the usual hot breakfast is served near the reception area.

The Lagoon Lounge serves all your favorite drinks and offer karaoke and trivia nights. We especially like the fresh popcorn!

Rooms

With 170 rooms and suites it is a large hotel with facilities covering two blocks near the beach.

2-Room Suites

These are available with Courtyard or Ocean views (the ocean views are restricted due to an apartment complex between the hotel and the beach). 4 – 6 persons.

  1. Bedroom has either One King Bed or Two Queen Beds.
  2. Living Room has a Double Sleeping Sofa and flat-screen TV, a mini-refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, wet bar, microwave and dishes.

The 2-Room Courtyard Suites are either ground floor (has a patio) or 2nd floor (has a balcony)

The 2-Room Ocean View Suites are in a high-rise with balconies. Top floor is the 6th Floor and the best views will be from this floor.

Comfort Inn-Ocean View 2 Room Suites
Comfort Inn – Ocean View 2 Room Suites (click to enlarge)
Comfort Inn-Courtyard 2 Room Suites
Quality Inn-Courtyard 2 Room Suites (click to enlarge)

Standard Rooms

The 40 standard rooms have Two Double Beds and are on the ground floor on the north side of the pool. These come in two configurations:

  • Standard
  • Deluxe – Includes a kitchenette with a burner stove and utensils.
Comfort Inn - The 2 Room Courtyard Suites are on the left and Standard Rooms on the right (click to enlarge)
Quality Inn – The 2 Room Courtyard Suites are on the left and Standard Rooms on the right (click to enlarge)

Pool Area

The pool and playground are located in the courtyard and both are very popular with the kids!

Comfort Inn - Pool
Quality Inn – Pool (click to enlarge)
Comfort Inn - Playground
Quality Inn – Playground (click to enlarge)
Comfort Inn-Pool
Quality Inn – Pool  Area (click to enlarge)

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Four Points By Sheraton Cocoa Beach

Four Points by Sheraton

Introduction to Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton is a popular hotel near Ron Jon Surf shop in Cocoa Beach.

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Sheraton - Parking Garage and Hotel
Sheraton – Parking Garage and Hotel
Sheraton - Reception
Sheraton – Reception (click to enlarge)

Location

The Four Points Sheraton is off A1A in Cocoa Beach about 5.3 miles from the cruise terminals. The location is in a very popular area of Cocoa Beach within everything nearby – restaurants, bars, grocery stores, shops and the beach just a block to the east. You can easily walk to all the places of interest to you.

Ron Jon Surf Shop is the biggest attraction nearby but folks also love the various beachwear shops, minigolf across the street and Sandbar Sports Grill about 4 blocks north for great food and music. Brano’s is the perhaps the most consistently best restaurant nearby but there are plenty of other excellent choices including the Shark Pit Grill inside the hotel!

Ron Jon Hotel Cluster Map
Ron Jon Hotel Cluster Map

Please look at our real-time map to see what is nearby – http://cruiseportcanaveral.us/maps/

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park and Cruise Packages for up to 4 persons. Departure times are 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm.

You can also book a Fly, Ride and Stay Package to include a shuttle from/to Orlando Airport.

Sheraton - Shuttle Van
Sheraton – Shuttle Van (click to enlarge)

Onsite Cruise Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park and Cruise packages in a covered parking garage. Regular guests pay $6 per night for parking.

Sheraton - Parking Garage
Sheraton – Parking Garage (click to enlarge)

Restaurants and Bars

With so many restaurants and bars nearby, it is perhaps surprising to know that the Shark Pit Bar & Grill on the ground floor is quite popular even with locals! The main attraction is an actual shark tank where you can watch them getting fed on Saturdays!

Sheraton - Shark Pit Bar and Grill
Sheraton – Shark Pit Bar and Grill (click to enlarge)
Sheraton - Shark Pit Bar and Grill
Sheraton – Shark Pit Bar and Grill (click to enlarge)
Sheraton - Shark Tank
Sheraton – Shark Tank
Sheraton - Shark Pit Bar and Grill
Sheraton – Shark Pit Bar and Grill (click to enlarge)
Sheraton - Starbucks
Sheraton – Starbucks (click to enlarge)

Rooms

A unique feature of the Sheraton is that many rooms face inwards – overlooking the surf shop and restaurant areas! This means many rooms do not get natural light – much like the inside cabins on a cruise ship! This is not for everyone so please ask for outside rooms if you want.

The outside rooms do not have balconies and the views are of the hotel across the street.

For inside view rooms – choose odd numbers (e.g. 405). For outside view rooms – choose even numbers (e.g. 406).

The 5th floor is the top floor with room 500 closest to the parking garage and rooms 515 or 518 closest to A1A.

All rooms have a microwave and fridge. There are two types of rooms:

  • Traditional Guest Rooms – Two Queen Beds. Sleeps 4 or One King Bed. Sleeps 2
  • Junior Suite Rooms – A separate lounge with a partial privacy wall. Two Queen Beds and a Queen Sofa Bed. These rooms are slightly larger and have inside views. Sleeps 6
Sheraton - Shark Tank With Overlooking Rooms
Sheraton – Shark Tank With Overlooking Rooms (click to enlarge)
Sheraton - Room Views
Sheraton – Rooms Overlooking the Shops and Restaurant (click to enlarge)
Sheraton - Rooms with Windows
Sheraton – Rooms with Windows
Sheraton - View from Rooms with Windows
Sheraton – View from Rooms with Windows (click to enlarge)

Pool

It needs to be said – the Sheraton pool is the least attractive and most uninteresting of all the hotels in the area! It is basically a part of the parking garage so you may want to swim in the ocean a few blocks away!

Sheraton - Pool
Sheraton – Pool (click to enlarge)

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Fawlty Towers Motel

Fawlty Towers Cocoa Beach

Introduction to Fawlty Towers Motel

Fawlty Towers Motel is a budget hotel in Cocoa Beach.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

La Quinta Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
La Quinta Beachfront Hotel
La Quinta Beachfront Hotel (click to enlarge)

Introduction to La Quinta Inn Oceanfront

La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is one of the best beach-side hotels in the area and it overlooks the famous Cocoa Beach Pier.  If you are interested in the La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

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Location

A beach-front property located in the Northern Cocoa Beach area only 4.5 miles from the cruise terminals. The location is wonderful within walking distance of the famous Cocoa Beach Pier, several restaurants, bars, grocery stores and liquor stores.

Please look at our INTERACTIVE MAP for exact locations of the places mentioned below.

Across A1A is a Publix grocery store and liquor store as well as several very good restaurants.  Do check with the front desk if they have discount vouchers for any of the nearby restaurants or shops:

  • Coasters Taphouse – very popular sports bar with excellent food and many beers, wine and liquor on tap and bottled
  • Kim Bo Chinese – the best Chinese food around. Mostly takeouts but friendly and clean
  • Flavors of India – with authentic Indian cuisine – very good food!
  • El Buzo – good Peruvian food in a plain unpretentious setting
  • Salsas Mexican – there are many Mexican restaurant in the area and this one has nice décor with a comfortable bar. Good food and affordable drinks.

Near A1A, there are 2 more restaurants:

  • Cocoa Beach Ale House – the bar is fine with a good selection of drinks but the restaurant is hit or miss. Despite the traffic the outside seating area is nice on a pleasant day.
  • Ohana J’s Steak and Seafood – another restaurant well-known for its inconsistency and reviews reflect this. A bit expensive for what you get. Located at the Best Western Hotel.

At Cocoa Beach Pier you have a choice of several eateries. Let’s be honest, the area is touristy and the food is typical of touristy areas along the Florida coast but the setting is worth the extra costs for sometimes average food! Watching local surfers play in the waves below while you sip a cocktail is priceless! Nothing will put your mind in cruise mood faster than that!

Pier Points To Ponder:

  • There is a$2 charge (free when you have a drink receipt) to walk out on the pier beyond the restaurants. When paying you get a $2 discount token to be used when ordering drinks at the tiki bar!
  • You can rent beach chairs, toys and umbrellas from 3 places around the pier. The stall on the north side (in front of La Quinta) is the cheapest!
  • You can rent bikes from Trader Ricks but there are cheaper places that deliver to your hotel (please read our bike rental page)
  • The pier has 3 small shops for beach wear and beach-related items. For a larger selection, you can visit Beachwave just south of the Holiday Inn on A1A
  • If you have a vehicle it is best to park at the hotel and walk or pay $10 -$20 per day until 4pm (cost varies)

If you want to travel to other parts of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Uber is available and recommended. You can also use the local SCAT bus with stops nearby (please read our SCAT Bus page).

Cocoa Beach Pier Hotels
Cocoa Beach Pier Hotels

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park, Shuttle and Cruise packages for all registered room guests. $7 per person each way. Departure times are 10:30am and 12 noon. They currently use Beach Line Transportation for shuttle services.

La Quinta Beach Shuttle
La Quinta Beach Shuttle (click to enlarge)

Onsite Cruise Parking – Yes

Free parking for guests during their stay. Cruise parking at the hotel is included in Park, Shuttle and Cruise packages.

Restaurants and Bars

None onsite except for the usual Bright Side Breakfast, but there are several other choices within a block or two.

The Ale House is a popular sports bar and restaurant. Across the street near Publix is Coasters Taphouse – one of the most popular restaurant/bars in Cocoa Beach with great food and many beers and wine on tap! A few doors down is Flavors of India with authentic Indian cuisine – very good food! For takeout meals, Kim Bo Chinese is recommended.

Right next door to the south of the hotel is the famous Cocoa Beach Pier with several restaurants/bars and always busy with both locals and visitors! Ohana J’s Steakhouse is fine although not as popular as the others.

Rooms

Most of the 78 rooms have ocean views but the direct oceanfront executive rooms are special not only because of the views but because the balconies are private. The rooms overlooking the pool have side views of the ocean but their balconies are not really private as you can see in the photos below (the design allow your neighbors to see you on your balcony).

You can generally choose between 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed with a Twin Sofa Bed. The cheapest rooms have the poorest views!

In the photo below, room 607 is an open floor-plan ocean-facing room on the top floor. It has a bedroom on the left in the picture with a King Bed and on the right is the living room with a Queen Sofa Bed and a Twin Sofa Bed.

Room 501 is the ocean-facing room on the far right in the photo below and 508 is the one on the left. The 4th (401 to 408) and 3rd floor (301 to 308) rooms also have great views. All these are called Executive Rooms and you can choose between a King Bed with a Twin Sofa Bed, or Two Queen Beds.

Note the rooms on floor 1 and floor 2 look into the dunes.

La Quinta Beachfront Oceanview Rooms
La Quinta Beachfront Oceanview Rooms (click to enlarge)

In the photo below of the rooms overlooking the pool (most have ocean views too), please look at the two top floors (5 and 6):

  • There are two Balcony Suite rooms – one on floor 6 and one on floor 5
  • The suite rooms to the right (with the 4 smaller windows) has a separate lounge (with a Queen Sofa Bed and a Twin Sofa Bed) and Twin Queen Beds in the bedroom.
  • It has two doors and is numbered (609A and 609 on the top floor) or (509A and 509 on the floor below)

In summary, the rooms in this section are (right to left):

  • 609A/609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615 and 616 (on the left corner)
  • 509A/509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515 and 516
  • 409-416. There is a small strange 408A room (no balcony) across from room 408!
  • 309-316
  • 209-216

You can see the ocean views are gone when you are on floors 3 and 2.

La Quinta Beachfront - Pool rooms
La Quinta Beachfront – Pool rooms (click to enlarge)
La Quinta Beachfront - Views from 6th floor
La Quinta Beachfront – Pool Room views from 6th floor room 609 (click to enlarge)

Every room has a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Pool

The pool is not big and certainly not private but right next to the beach and it is actually quite attractive with a pool bar on the side!

La Quinta Beachfront Pool
La Quinta Beachfront Pool (click to enlarge)
La Quinta Beachfront Pool
La Quinta Beachfront Pool – note the pool bar with bar stools

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BEST WESTERN Cocoa Beach Hotel & Suites

Best Western Cocoa Beach
Best Western Ocean View
Best Western – The Beachside Tower is on the left (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Best Western Cocoa Beach

The Best Western Cocoa Beach is a very popular campus-style hotel with 6 buildings near the famous Cocoa Beach Pier. If you are interested in the Best Western, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

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Location

A beach-front property located in the Northern Cocoa Beach area only 4.5 miles from the cruise terminals. The location is wonderful within walking distance of the famous Cocoa Beach Pier, several restaurants, bars, grocery stores and liquor stores.

Please look at our INTERACTIVE MAP for exact locations of the places mentioned below.

Across A1A is a Publix grocery store and liquor store as well as several very good restaurants.  Do check with the front desk if they have discount vouchers for any of the nearby restaurants or shops:

  • Coasters Taphouse – very popular sports bar with excellent food and many beers, wine and liquor on tap and bottled
  • Kim Bo Chinese – the best Chinese food around. Mostly takeouts but friendly and clean
  • Flavors of India – with authentic Indian cuisine – very good food!
  • El Buzo – good Peruvian food in a plain unpretentious setting
  • Salsas Mexican – there are many Mexican restaurant in the area and this one has nice décor with a comfortable bar. Good food and affordable drinks.

Near A1A, there are 2 more restaurants:

  • Cocoa Beach Ale House – the bar is fine with a good selection of drinks but the restaurant is hit or miss. Despite the traffic the outside seating area is nice on a pleasant day.
  • Ohana J’s Steak and Seafood – another restaurant well-known for its inconsistency and reviews reflect this. A bit expensive for what you get. Located at the Best Western Hotel.

At Cocoa Beach Pier you have a choice of several eateries. Let’s be honest, the area is touristy and the food is typical of touristy areas along the Florida coast but the setting is worth the extra costs for sometimes average food! Watching local surfers play in the waves below while you sip a cocktail is priceless! Nothing will put your mind in cruise mood faster than that!

Pier Points To Ponder:

  • There is a$2 charge (free when you have a drink receipt) to walk out on the pier beyond the restaurants. When paying you get a $2 discount token to be used when ordering drinks at the tiki bar!
  • You can rent beach chairs, toys and umbrellas from 3 places around the pier. The stall on the north side (in front of La Quinta) is the cheapest!
  • You can rent bikes from Trader Ricks but there are cheaper places that deliver to your hotel (please read our bike rental page)
  • The pier has 3 small shops for beach wear and beach-related items. For a larger selection, you can visit Beachwave just south of the Holiday Inn on A1A
  • If you have a vehicle it is best to park at the hotel and walk or pay $10 -$20 per day until 4pm (cost varies)

If you want to travel to other parts of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Uber is available and recommended. You can also use the local SCAT bus with stops near the Holiday Inn (please read our SCAT Bus page).

Cocoa Beach Pier Hotels
Cocoa Beach Pier Hotels

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Stay and Cruise packages for up to two guests. Departure times are 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am on weekends and 10:30am and 11:30am during the work week.

Best Western Port Shuttle
Best Western Port Shuttle (click to enlarge)

Onsite Cruise Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Stay and Cruise packages. Otherwise $5 per night.

Restaurants and Bars

The hotel serves hot breakfast in the breakfast area of the Family Suites Building. This is standard for these kind of hotels.

The small Veranda Bar next to the Garden Pool is seasonal and weather permitting.

Complimentary evening social on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm in the breakfast area beer, wine and snack food.

Note – while Ohana J’s Steakhouse & Grill is next to the hotel lobby, there are several other choices within a block or two. These are shown on our map.

The Ale House is a popular sports bar and restaurant. Across the street near Publix is Coasters Taphouse – one of the most popular restaurant/bars in Cocoa Beach with great food and many beers and wine on tap! A few doors down is Flavors of India with authentic Indian cuisine – very good food!

Just a block to the east is the famous Cocoa Beach Pier with several restaurants/bars and always busy with both locals and visitors!

For takeout meals, Kim Bo Chinese Is recommended.

Rooms

The hotel has a campus setting with rooms located in 5 buildings. You can see the buildings on our map below.

Best Western Layout
Best Western Layout (click to enlarge)

The Tower Building (FLOORS 3-8 = 6 FLOORS) is the most desirable with beautiful ocean views:

  • Choose the upper floors 8, 7, 6 or 5 for the best views.
  • Choose between 42 oceanfront (direct ocean views) or 18 ocean view rooms (these are on the side of the building facing south and southwest).
  • The middle 5 rooms on each floor have either One King Bed (sleeps 2) or Two Queen Beds (sleeps 4).
  • The outer two rooms on each floor are called junior suites and offer Two Queen Beds and a Double Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 6 in total).
  • Every room has a small fridge and microwave.

    Beach Western Tower Block
    Beach Western Tower Block (click to enlarge)

The Family Suites Building (FLOORS 2-5 = 4 FLOORS) is perfect for families. The fitness room and breakfast room are located on Floor 1:

Floor 2 is just above the pool. Floor 5 is the highest.

Each suite has TWO ROOMS (bedroom with door and a lounge) with a kitchenette (full fridge, sink and microwave).

Each suite offers One King Bed and a Double Sleeper Sofa in the lounge (sleeps 4 in total) or Two Queen Beds and a Double Sleeper Sofa in the lounge (sleeps 6 in total).

Best Western Family Suites
Best Western Family Suites (click to enlarge)

The three Garden Room Buildings (FLOORS 1 and 2) have many rooms on TWO FLOORS.

  • Some rooms face the streets and others face the courtyard or pool.
  • Choose Building C if you want to be closer to the beach, or Building B if you want to be closer to the breakfast room
  • Each room offers One King Bed (sleeps 2), Two Queen Beds (sleeps 4) or Two Double Beds (sleeps 4).
  • Ask about a FREE crib.
  • A few rooms have kitchenettes (full fridge, sink and microwave).
Best Western Garden Building C
Best Western Garden Building C in the foreground and Tower in the back (click to enlarge)
Best Western Garden Buildings B and A
Best Western Garden Buildings B and A are visible in the middle (click to enlarge)

If you have a family of 5, do ask about a rollaway bed (extra costs) to add one to a 4-person room.

Pool Area

Two pools are available. The Garden Pool is more private (best for adults) and with the Veranda Bar mentioned above. The Family Suites Building has its own pool with the east-facing rooms looking down on it.

Best Western Garden Pool
Best Western Garden Pool (click to enlarge)
Best Western Suites Pool
Best Western Family Suites Pool (click to enlarge)

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach

Holiday Inn Express Cocoa Beach
Holiday Inn Express Cocoa Beach
Holiday Inn Express Cocoa Beach (click to enlarge)

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Location

In Cocoa Beach only 0.3 miles from the famous Cocoa Beach Pier (restaurants, bars and shops) and beach (with beach rentals). Please look at our INTERACTIVE MAP for exact locations of the places mentioned below.

Next door is a Publix grocery store and liquor store as well as several good restaurants.  Do check with the front desk if they have discount vouchers for any of the nearby restaurants or shops:

  • Coasters Taphouse – very popular sports bar with excellent food and many beers, wine and liquor on tap and bottled
  • Kim Bo Chinese – the best Chinese food around. Mostly takeouts but friendly and clean
  • Flavors of India – with authentic Indian cuisine – very good food!
  • El Buzo – good Peruvian food in a plain unpretentious setting
  • Salsas Mexican – there are many Mexican restaurant in the area and this one has nice décor with a comfortable bar. Good food and affordable drinks.

Across A1A, there are 2 more restaurants:

  • Cocoa Beach Ale House – the bar is fine with a good selection of drinks but the restaurant is hit or miss. Despite the traffic the outside seating area is nice on a pleasant day.
  • Ohana J’s Steak and Seafood – another restaurant well-known for its inconsistency and reviews reflect this. A bit expensive for what you get. Located at the Best Western Hotel.

At Cocoa Beach Pier you have a choice of several eateries. Let’s be honest, the area is touristy and the food is typical of touristy areas along the Florida coast but the setting is worth the extra costs for sometimes average food! Watching local surfers play in the waves below while you sip a cocktail is priceless! Nothing will put your mind in cruise mood faster than that!

Pier Points To Ponder:

  • There is a $2 charge or use your receipt from one of the other restaurants!  When paying you get a $2 discount token to be used when ordering drinks at the tiki bar!
  • You can rent beach chairs, toys and umbrellas from 3 places around the pier. The stall on the north side (in front of La Quinta) is the cheapest!
  • You can rent bikes from Trader Ricks but there are cheaper places that deliver to your hotel (please read our bike rental page)
  • The pier has 3 small shops for beach wear and beach-related items. For a larger selection, you can visit Beachwave just south of the Holiday Inn on A1A
  • If you have a vehicle it is best to park at the hotel and walk or pay $10 -$20 per day until 4pm (cost varies)

If you want to travel to other parts of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Uber is available and recommended. You can also use the local SCAT bus with stops near the Holiday Inn (please read our SCAT Bus page).

Holiday Inn Express Walk to Beach
Holiday Inn Express – Walk to the Beach (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – Yes

Operated by Beach Line Transportation. Departs at 10:30am. $7

Holiday Inn Express Shuttle
Holiday Inn Express Shuttle (click to enlarge)

Onsite cruise parking – Yes

Free parking during stay. Included in cruise packages.

Restaurants and Bars

Complimentary breakfast in the breakfast bar with limited seating inside (a few more tables outside).

Holiday Inn Express Breakfast Bar
Holiday Inn Express Breakfast Bar (click to enlarge)

Rooms

4 floors – 60 rooms (including 16 suites)

Two Bedroom VIP Suite – King bed in master bedroom and two queen beds in other bedroom. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, microwave and fridge. Sleeps 8.

One Bedroom King Suite – King bed in bedroom with privacy door. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, microwave and fridge. Sleeps 4.

One Bedroom Queen Suite – Two queen beds in bedroom with privacy door. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa, microwave and fridge. Sleeps 5.

Standard Jacuzzi King – King bed with a jacuzzi in room and a queen sleeper sofa, microwave and fridge. Sleeps 2.

Standard King – King bed with a microwave and fridge. Sleeps 2.

Standard Queen – Two Queen beds with a microwave and fridge. Sleeps 2.

Pool Area

The small pool is mostly under cover leaving only a narrow row of pool chairs in the afternoon sun next to a busy road. Your children may be very disappointed!

Holiday Inn Express Pool
Holiday Inn Express Pool (click to enlarge)

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Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort

Introduction To Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort

Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort is off A1A in Cocoa Beach but stretches to the beach. It is recently completed major construction upgrades but we still recommend you call to check before booking. Is everything completely open? Is it safe for kids? Are there construction noise? What time do they start each morning? And so on.

Calling the hotel a “Resort” may just be a bit of a stretch. At close to $300 per room per night (on average with taxes) it is one of the more expensive places to stay in the area.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Cocoa Beach Pier (also a Westgate property).

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Port Shuttle – No

Contact local transport companies or Uber/Lyft.

Pool

Yes! We love the large lazy river pool despite a complete lack of privacy!

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La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach

La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach

Introduction to La Quinta Cocoa Beach, August 2019

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Location

Please know there are two La Quinta hotels in the area. This is the La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach. The other one is Oceanfront and much further north.

The Lori Wilson Park area (location of this hotel) is the furthest south from the cruise terminals and home to three hotels. The La Quinta Inn is not beachfront but the ocean is just a short distance away.

La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach Map
La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach Map

The area is somewhat isolated but you have two eateries on the hotel premises. Siam Orchid is a very good Thai restaurant and JT’s Social Club is popular with locals thanks to good prices and a lively atmosphere. Just a block away Gregory’s is an old-fashioned stylish (pricey) restaurant with solid food reviews and recommended if you want a date night! Mambo’s is a typical local beach bar (unfortunately with limited ocean views) and a good option on a lovely Florida afternoon or evening.

Denny’s is next door!

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Snooze and Cruise packages for all registered room guests. Departure time is 10am and 10:30am but it depends on bookings.  Extra persons are $8 per one-way trip. Current shuttle service is Road Runner.

La Quinta Hotel Shuttle Bus
La Quinta Hotel Shuttle Bus

Onsite Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Snooze and Cruise packages. Parking is currently on the property but may change to an adjacent lot in the future.

Restaurants and Bars

No, but JT’s Social Bar on the 2nd Floor is one of the areas most popular hangouts with excellent drink specials and great food!

Bright Side Breakfast as per most La Quinta’s.

Rooms

The hotel is U-Shaped with the pool in the middle.

Pool Area

La Quinta has a good-size pool in front of the property.

La Quinta Pool
La Quinta Pool (click to enlarge)

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