Econo Lodge Cocoa Beach

Econo Lodge - Street View
Econo Lodge – Street View

Introduction to Econo Lodge Cocoa Beach

If you are interested in the Econo Lodge Cocoa Beach, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews. It is a budget hotel in a safe area.

Location

The Econo Lodge is 6.2 miles from the cruise terminals in a quiet area of Cocoa Beach. As can be seen from the image below, the beach is 3 blocks to the east across the busy A1A.

There are no restaurants or bars in the immediate vicinity but if you walk 4 block to the south, there is a Publix grocery store, an excellent restaurant (Florida’s Fresh Grill) and an Irish Pub (Paddy Casssidy’s).

EconoLodge Location
Econo Lodge Location (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park, Stay and Go packages for all registered room guests. Departure time is 11am but depends on bookings.

Onsite Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park, Stay and Go packages. There is limited parking available so book early!

Restaurants and Bars

No, but guests get free vouchers for breakfast at Sunrise Diner – exactly a mile away by car!

Pool

A good-sized pool is in the front of the hotel.

Econo Lodge - Pool
Econo Lodge – Pool (click to enlarge)

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Cocoa Beach Suites

Cocoa Beach Suites - Hotel
Cocoa Beach Suites – Hotel

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.

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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Motel 6 Cocoa Beach

Introduction to Motel 6 Cocoa Beach

Motel 6 is a budget hotel in Cocoa Beach just a block or so from the beach in a good location. To keep rates low, the idea is that you pay extra for things you may not need such as breakfast, coffeemaker, wifi, microwave and fridge.

Location

About 6 miles from the cruise terminals, the Motel 6 Cocoa Beach (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. A block away you will find a 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.

Motel 6 Location
Motel 6 Location (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttle

No, but easy to arrange with Uber and others.

Onsite Parking

Parking is free for overnight paying guests.

Rooms

With 151 rooms it is a large motel so expect a motel-style design (no balconies, elevators, etc.) The rooms are located in three sections surrounding the large pool area.

All rooms offer Two Queen Beds and are sparsely furnished. You can choose from three room configurations:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Standard Rooms with Fridge and Microwave
  • Standard Rooms with a Kitchenette

 

Motel 6 - Rooms facing A1A
Motel 6 – Rooms facing A1A (click to enlarge)

Pool

The pool is large and gets plenty of sun – functional and certainly not fancy.

Motel 6 - Pool
Motel 6 – Pool

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Four Points By Sheraton Cocoa Beach

Sheraton - Front View
Sheraton – Front View (click to enlarge)

Introduction to Four Points by Sheraton

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

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!

Sheraton Location
Sheraton Location (click to enlarge)

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 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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Doubletree Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Doubletree - View From the Beach
Doubletree – View From the Beach (click to enlarge)

Introduction to Doubletree Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

The Doubletree by Hilton is a beachfront hotel in Cocoa Beach. With plenty of parking, ocean view or partial ocean view rooms, an on-site restaurant and a nice pool, it is a popular hotel with cruisers who enjoy the beach as well as the perks offered by the Hilton Hotel group at lower rates than the nearby Hilton hotel.

Location

The Doubletree Cocoa Beach is an oceanfront property only 6 miles from the cruise terminals. The beach is just steps away! Expect to pay about $32 per day for 2 beach chairs and an umbrella.

Doubletree - View From the Beach
Doubletree – View From the Beach (click to enlarge)
Doubletree - Beachfront Hotel
Doubletree – Beachfront Hotel (click to enlarge)

As shown on the map below, the hotel is located in a quiet area of Cocoa Beach but there is a Publix grocery store across the road (sells wine and beer). The strip mall is also home to one of the area’s best restaurants – Florida’s Fresh Grill – as well as an Irish Pub – Paddy Cassidy’s (no food). Please call ahead to avoid disappointment at the Grill because it is very popular. The friendly Irish Pub offers pool and darts with occasional live music but is somewhat dark inside.

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

Port Shuttles – Yes

Included in Park, Stay and Go packages for all registered room guests. Departure times are 10am, 11am, noon.  Extra persons are $8 per one-way trip. Shuttle services are provided by Cocoa Beach Shuttle.

Doubletree - Port Shuttle
Doubletree – Port Shuttle

Onsite parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park, Stay and Go packages for up to 7 nights. Otherwise $8 a night.

Restaurants and Bars

Yes!

The 3 Wishes Restaurant and Lounge is popular even with locals who stop in often to enjoy the bucket drinks and brick-oven pizza!

Doubletree - 3 Wishes Restaurant & Lounge
Doubletree – 3 Wishes Restaurant & Lounge (click to enlarge)

Rooms

Most of the rooms afford some ocean views but the ones nearest to the beach on the higher floors are clearly the best.

Doubletree - Rooms
Doubletree – Rooms (click to enlarge)

Pool

While the heated pool itself is rather small with little privacy, the area takes up most of the space between the hotel and the beach and is actually very inviting.

DoubleTree Pool
DoubleTree Pool (click to enlarge)

 

DoubleTree Pool
DoubleTree Pool (click to enlarge)

 

DoubleTree Pool
DoubleTree Pool (click to enlarge)

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Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach

Hampton Inn - View from the beach
Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach – View from the beach – That is the hotel on the left behind the apartments (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach

If you are interested in the Hampton Inn in Cocoa Beach, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

Location

As you can see in the aerial photo below, the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach (highlighted in blue) is located a short distance from the ocean (it is not an ocean-front property) but most of the rooms have views of the ocean.

While the area is very safe to walk, there is not much nearby. The closest best restaurant is Brano’s a few blocks to the north. Near Brano’s are fast food restaurants Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and a Waffle House.

If you want to walk about 8 blocks to the north (passing Brano’s on your left) you will find more restaurants, hotels, mini-golf and the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Hampton Inn Location
Hampton Inn Location (click to enlarge)

To reach the beach you have to walk to the pool area and then down a path for only 0.1 miles (marked in green in the photo above). You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for about $32 per day.

Hampton Inn - Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn – Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn - Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn – Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn - Path from the Beach
Hampton Inn – Path from the Beach

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park and Cruise Packages for all registered room guests. Extra persons are $10 per roundtrip. Departure times are 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm. The Hampton Inn currently contracts with Cocoa Beach Express for shuttles to the Port.

Hampton Inn Port Shuttle
Hampton Inn Port Shuttle – click to enlarge

Onsite Parking – Yes

Hotel parking is free for guests during a stay and included during your cruise when booking a Park and Cruise Package.

Restaurants and Bars

No. The usual Hampton Inn hot breakfast is served downstairs. Happy hour (5pm to 7pm) and a more substantial breakfast are available next door at the Marriott Courtyard in the Bistro.

Hampton Inn Breakfast Area
Hampton Inn Breakfast Area
Hampton Inn Breakfast Area
Hampton Inn Breakfast Area

Rooms

Note – the room numbering system is funky here! There are basically 2 clusters of rooms – those east (beach-side) of the elevators and those to the west (A1A-side) of the elevators!

The numbering begins in the middle as shown below! Room 810 is way west (left) and 820 is way east (right) closest to the beach.

Hampton Inn - Room Numbers
Hampton Inn – Room Numbers (click to enlarge)

The higher rooms on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors have the best ocean views but it depends on the room location. For example, rooms immediately to the west of the elevators may not have ocean views because of the structure.

If you want to overlook the pool, pick rooms 820 to 811 for example. Or 220 to 211 to stay just above the pool!

Rooms can accommodate either 4 or 6 persons and include a mini fridge and microwave. Options are:

  • A King Bed with a Sleeping Sofa. Maximum 4 persons.
  • Two Queen Beds with a Sleeping Sofa. Maximum 6 persons.
  • Two Queen Beds. Maximum 4 persons.

 

Hampton Inn South Facing Rooms (overlooking the pool)
Hampton Inn – (East rooms overlook the pool) – click to enlarge

Pool Area

The pool is on the south side of the building in order to get maximum sun!

 

Hampton Inn - Pool
Hampton Inn – Pool (click to enlarge)

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Explore Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Cocoa Village using SCAT Buses

Explore Port Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Cocoa Village using the Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT bus)!

The SCAT bus is a comfortable and affordable way to explore the area near Port Canaveral while on a Port visit. You can hop on and off at your leisure – all while enjoying the comfort and safety of the local transportation system. You will find the drivers to be friendly and helpful if you have questions.

While exploring, please open our interactive Google Map in your phone browser.

Using our interactive map – You can track your location and click on each icon for more information and photos. You can also see the map below on this page.

Introduction

SCAT Bus at Port Canaveral
SCAT Bus at Port Canaveral

The SCAT bus system covers a large part of Brevard County but Port Canaveral is on Route 9 – Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach. Most visitors do not have to change routes but you can easily do so if you wish to visit areas further away such as Cocoa or Merritt Island.

Our focus is the Cape Canaveral section of Route 9. You can see the route shown in red on the map below. This is the most popular section for cruisers and the bus will take you from Cruise Terminals 1 or 3 all the way to the Cocoa Beach Pier, the Ron Jon shopping area and back. However, we do include a short description of the route to Cocoa Village below.

You can transfer to other buses and travel much further south and west but those options will take time – not ideal for port visits when you have limited time. It is best to get Uber.

How to Ride the SCAT bus

It is very simple.

SCAT Payment
SCAT Payment (click to enlarge)

Here are a few important things to know:

  • There is an App for this! You can search for 321 Transit in Google Play or App Store. You will get timetables and maps, however, the system is easy enough to use without the App.
  • The bus uses designated stops and you can expect a bus every 30 minutes on weekdays. You cannot wave it down like a New York cab! So always be aware of your nearest bus stop.
  • Each stop has a timetable posted. Most stops are open – no protection from wind or rain.
  • The bus route is circular – not two-way – meaning the bus travels in one direction only. Anti-Clockwise (driving west from Terminal 1)! Once you depart your stop you have to complete the whole route in order to return.
  • On average it takes about 15 – 20 minutes from the Port down to Shepard Park which is the southern most point of the Canaveral Loop. And then it takes about the same time to get back to the Port.
  • Have exact change please! The machine on the bus takes coins and notes and change is not given. Please visit the SCAT website for latest fare information. In early 2017 the fare was $1.50 per ride or $0.75 (discounted).
  • You pay every time you get on unless you have a transfer ticket! Please keep this in mind if you have a really tight budget! Tell the driver that you will transfer to another bus when you get on.
  • When the bus nears your stop, simply pull the rope above the window to ring a bell for the driver! Please do not distract the driver while driving. It is best to ask for advice as soon as you step on the bus before he/she starts to drive.
SCAT Bus Schedule
SCAT Bus Schedule example (click to enlarge

Is the SCAT bus for you and your family/friends?

In terms of convenience, one cannot beat taxis or Uber/Lyft. These will be waiting at your ship and easy to call from anywhere in the area. On the other hand, the bus is slower and cheaper and you must be willing to walk and wait!

So it depends!

Here are a few things to consider:

  • If your ship docks at Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 then the SCAT is an option. If you dock at another Terminal then do not bother! Take a taxi or Uber/Lyft.
  • Do consider the weather. If it is very hot or rainy, then you may want to reconsider using the SCAT because you will be exposed to the elements.
  • You will have to walk quite a bit but Central Florida is totally flat!
  • The bus is family friendly and used by vacationers, locals and business travelers!  Do not be concerned about safety.
  • And should you run late and miss the bus you can always get an Uber ride back to the ship from wherever you are!

Actually the bus systems runs until late so there will always be another bus to catch!

SCAT Bus Stop at Terminal 1
SCAT Bus Stop at Terminal 1 (click to enlarge)

Exploring the Cape Canaveral Area by SCAT bus

Here are popular destinations that cruisers can visit by SCAT bus:

  • Liquor Stores, pharmacies, banks (ATMs) and grocery stores
  • Unique shops such as Ron Jon and Dinosaur Store
  • Swimming beaches for tanning, surf lessons and bike rentals
  • Local breweries and popular beach-side bars/restaurants
  • Adventures such as zip line fun, mini golf and escape challenges
  • Cocoa Village (about 40 minutes each way)

In the following sections we will discuss each activity to help you manage your visit and bus rides.

1. Local Beer Brewery

The Florida Beer Company has done a wonderful job with their visitor center and it is a fun place to visit (opens at 1pm until late). Best of all, it is very near the Port! You can actually walk back to Terminal afterwards!

Please know you can get to the Brewery rather fast by bus but to return to the Terminal you have to complete the loop and this may take at least 25 minutes. Or take Uber/Lyft.

Highlights:

  • A brewery tour on weekends but you must wear closed toe shoes!
  • A large sports bar area with many craft beers on tap and bottled. You can see the brewery floor behind the glass windows. Snack food is available.

Bus Stop – only about 2 minutes from Terminal 1. Step off at the Burger King as shown on the map. Cross the busy A1A and walk south for a block. Turn left on Imperial Blvd and you will see the building ahead.

SCAT at Burger King for Brewery
SCAT at Burger King for Brewery (click to enlarge)

 

Florida Beer Company
Florida Beer Company (click to enlarge)
Florida Beer Company
Florida Beer Company (click to enlarge)

2. Closest Liquor Store

Cape Canaveral Liquors has a wide selection of spirits and wine. The selection is not as good as Publix or ABC but you will find most of what you need.

Bus Stop – only about 4 minutes from Terminal 1. Step off at the south-bound Patriots Park stop (at a Mobil gas station). Cross the busy A1A and walk east on Church Ln. The liquor store is in a strip mall at N. Atlantic Ave (to your right).

Afterwards, the fastest way back is to walk south for one block to the north-bound bus stop at Jefferson Ave. Once on the bus it is only about 8 minutes back to Terminal 1.

SCAT at Mobil for Liquor Store
SCAT at Mobil for Liquor Store (click to enlarge)

 

Cape Canaveral Liquors
Cape Canaveral Liquors (click to enlarge)

 

Northbound SCAT near liquor store
Northbound SCAT near liquor store (click to enlarge)

3. Mini Golf and Aerial Zip Lines

If you want to see live alligators then plan to visit Golf N Gator mini-golf. They have baby alligators and other reptiles on display! And the mini-golf courses are very good too.

Just a block to the north, you will find Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures  – a challenging aerial obstacle course for the Ninja Warriors in your family!

Bus Stop – only about 7 minutes from Terminal 1. Step off at the National Rent-a-Car bus stop. Walk north for a block or so to GolfNGator and Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures.

Afterwards, the fastest way back is to cross A1A to the nearest north bound bus stop (at Lido Cabaret).

SCAT at National for Mini golf and zipline
SCAT at National for Mini golf and zipline (click to enlarge)

 

Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures
Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures (click to enlarge)

 

SCAT at Lido Cabaret
Northbound SCAT at Lido Cabaret (click to enlarge)

4. Publix Grocery, Pharmacy and Liquor – Also Cocoa Beach Escape

The best place to go if you need any of those! Cocoa Beach Escape is a fun escape room activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Bus Stop – only about 8 minutes from Terminal 1. Step off at the Coasters Taphouse bus stop at the strip mall. Walk straight across the parking lot to Publix and the Escape Room.

Afterwards, the fastest way back is to cross A1A to the nearest north bound bus stop (in front of Sunrise Bank).

SCAT at Publix
SCAT at Publix (click to enlarge)

 

Escape Cocoa Beach
Escape Cocoa Beach (click to enlarge)

 

SCAT at Sunrise Bank
SCAT at Sunrise Bank (click to enlarge)

5. The Beach at Cocoa Beach Pier

Our highly recommended stop for visiting cruisers when using the SCAT is the Cocoa Beach Pier!

Bus Stop – only about 10 minutes from Terminal 1. Step off at the bus stop on the corner of Ocean Beach Blvd and Pulsipher Ave (you can see the pier straight ahead).  Walk across Ocean Beach Blvd to the famous Pier where you can rent beach equipment, learn to surf, play volleyball, have cocktails while watching the surfers and much more!

Tip – the beach rentals are a bit cheaper on the north side of the pier (in front of La Quinta Hotel).

Afterwards, the fastest way back is to walk west towards Publix on A1A and wait at the Sunrise Bank bus stop.

SCAT at Cocoa Beach Pier
SCAT at Cocoa Beach Pier (click to enlarge)

 

Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach Pier (click to enlarge)

 

SCAT at Sunrise Bank
SCAT at Sunrise Bank (click to enlarge)

6. The Beach at Shepard Park, Ron Jon and Dinosaur Store

This is the beach where ship excursions go so you will find many of your fellow cruisers there! You can have drinks at very popular Sandbar (no ocean views though) or upstairs at Captain J’s (some views).

Bus Stop – near Pizza Hut only about 15 minutes from Terminal 1. Just walk a short distance to the east and you will see Sandbar on your left and the beach in front. There are beach rentals on the beach.

To visit Ron Jon, walk west a short distance towards A1A then turn south and you will see Ron Jon on the next block. It is a great store for souvenirs, clothes and beach-related items.

The Dinosaur Store is a bit further west (you must cross A1A and it is hidden behind CVS). It is a fun store for adults and kids alike!

Afterwards, return to the bus stop where you step off (Pizza Hut) and make sure you get on the bus heading north back to Port Canaveral! There are other buses going south.

SCAT at Shepard Park
SCAT at Shepard Park (click to enlarge)

 

Shepard Beach on Cruise Day
Shepard Beach on Cruise Day (click to enlarge)

 

Dinosaur Store
Dinosaur Store

7. Cocoa Village

Shore Excursions arranged by your ship normally include a visit to Cocoa Village. You can do this on your own by SCAT Bus!  It will cost only $1.50 pp each way and takes about 50 minutes!

  • Take the #$9 bus to Shepard Park. Tell the driver you will transfer to Cocoa Village.
  • At Shepard Park, get your transfer pass as you step off the bus.
  • Wait for #4 bus to Cocoa. Show your transfer pass to the driver
  • Exit at the 520/Brevard Ave bus stop (Village Plaza) and walk south along Brevard Ave to the village.
  • To return, use the nearby bus stop at Tulip Restaurant on Brevard Ave

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Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Hilton Cocoa Beach
Hilton Cocoa Beach (click to enlarge)

Introduction to Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

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Location

The Hilton is an ocean-front hotel about 6.5 miles from the Port. The location is secluded in the sense that it is some distance from restaurants and shops but it is perfectly safe to walk around the area, especially during daylight hours and early evening. The hotel has good restaurants and bars so you may not want to dine elsewhere but Uber or taxis are available if you want to explore.

One of the area’s top restaurants, Florida’s Fresh Grill, is located about 6 blocks to the north as shown on the aerial photo below.

Hilton Location
Hilton Location (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park, Stay and Go packages for all registered room guests. Departure times are 10:30am and noon.  Extra persons are $5 per one-way trip.

The hotel does not offer airport transfers and partner with Smart-two.com instead.

Hilton - Port Shuttle
Hilton – Port Shuttle

Onsite Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park, Stay and Go packages for up to 7 nights. Otherwise $5.95 per night plus tax.

Bars and Restaurants

Yes!

Inside you can choose between the Salt Lounge or Salt Restaurant for drinks and/or meals.

Hilton Hotel - Salt Restaurant and Lounge
Hilton Hotel – Salt Restaurant and Lounge (click to enlarge)

The Longboards Tiki Beach Grill is outside and you can choose to dine or drink under shade or in the warm Florida sun if you are working on your tan!

Hilton Longboards Tiki Beach Grill
Hilton Longboards Tiki Beach Grill (click to enlarge)
Hilton Longboards Tiki Beach Grill
Hilton Longboards Tiki Beach Grill (click to enlarge)

While relaxing on the beach you can walk up to the Castaway Bar for refreshments!

Hilton Castaway Bar
Hilton Castaway Bar (click to enlarge)
Hilton Castaway Bar
Hilton Castaway Bar (click to enlarge)

Rooms

The 7 floors of the Hilton offer direct ocean views and several other directions. The best views will be from floors 3 and higher.

Pool

The hotel pool also has a fun splash area and your kids will love it!

 

Hilton Hotel Pool
Hilton Hotel Pool (click to enlarge)
Hilton Hotel Pool Deck
Hilton Hotel Pool Deck (click to enlarge)
Hilton Hotel Pool with Splash Area
Hilton Hotel Pool with Splash Area (click to enlarge)

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Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral

Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Courtyard Cocoa Beach

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Location

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

While the area is very safe to walk, there is not much nearby. The closest best restaurant is Brano’s a few blocks to the north. Near Brano’s are fast food restaurants Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and a Waffle House.

If you want to walk about 8 blocks to the north (passing Brano’s on your left) you will find more restaurants, hotels, mini-golf and the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Courtyard Location
Courtyard Location (click to enlarge)

To reach the beach you have to walk to the pool area of the Hampton Inn and then down a path for only 0.1 miles (marked in green in the photo above). You can rent an umbrella and two chairs for about $32 per day.

Hampton Inn - Path to the Beach
Courtyard – Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn - Path to the Beach
Courtyard – Path to the Beach
Hampton Inn - Path from the Beach
Courtyard – Path from the Beach

Port Shuttle – Yes

Included in Park and Cruise Packages for two registered room guests. Additional guests pay $10 roundtrip. Departure times are 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm.

Fly, Cruise and Snooze Packages from/to MCO are valid for one person only. Additions persons are $45 each.

The Courtyard currently uses Cocoa Beach Shuttle for airport shuttles and Cocoa Beach Express for Port transfers.

Courtyard Port Shuttle
Courtyard Port Shuttle

Onsite Parking – Yes

Hotel parking cost $5.99 plus tax for guests. Hotel parking included for the duration of your stay and cruise in Park and Cruise Packages.

Restaurants and Bars

Yes. Happy hour (5pm to 7pm) and meals are available in the Courtyard Bistro. The Kohia Tiki Bar is open on weekends.

Rooms

There are very limited ocean views from the top floors of the east-facing rooms.

Rooms can accommodate up to 5 persons and include a mini fridge and microwave. Options are:

  • Executive King Suite – a lounge with wet bar and a bedroom with a King Bed. 4 persons
  • Extended King Room – a King Bed with a double sleeping sofa and wet bar. 4 persons
  • Spa Room – a King Bed with a whirlpool bath. 3 persons
  • Extended Queen Room – two Queen Beds with a sleeping sofa. 5 persons
  • Standard Room – choose between a King Bed and sleeping sofa, or two queen beds. 4 persons

Pool

Not the most interesting pool in the area but functional on hot days!

Courtyard Pool
Courtyard Pool (click to enlarge)
Courtyard Pool
Courtyard Pool (click to enlarge)

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