The Holiday Inn at the port is a resort for active travelers who want easy access to the beach, directly from the hotel. Splash down the waterslide in the pool, drift the day away in the sun in the lazy river and watch the cruise ships slowly drift by. This resort is near the fishing pier and Jetty Park, where you can catch some of the port's most interesting views. The Holiday Inn is not far from all of the Space Coast's best sites, from the Kennedy Space Center to the markets at The Cove. Back at the hotel, guests can stay active in the fitness club, play basketball, play mini golf and hit tennis balls. Then relax at the on-site movie theater – a unique and fun way to cool down for visitors of all ages. The on-site Surf Grill will keep you energized for the resort's water sports.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Holiday Inn is family-friendly, and it has everything you could need for your trip to the Port.
Convenience is paramount here; the Courtyard is only two miles from the international airport, and it's not far from the best tourist attractions and restaurants, as well as some of the area's most prominent businesses. Check the weather on the GoBoard. Stay connected throughout the hotel with free wifi. Rooms at the Courtyard Melbourne West is a Marriott hotel come equipped with free Internet, cable, ergonomic chairs, desks and optional sofa beds. Suites have microwaves. Relax in the outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, or get ready for that great Florida surfing in the fitness room. Grab a bite to eat, whether that's a refreshing breakfast with Starbucks coffee or dinner and drinks, at The Bistro. Note: The Courtyard is about 30 minutes from the beach.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Courtyard is conveniently located near the airport, many prominent businesses and great tourist attractions about 30 minutes from the beach.
When you stay here, you stay oceanfront. Rooms include free Internet, a microwave, refrigerator and cable TV. Suites feel like a home away from home, with full kitchens and living rooms. The fitness center is open 24 hours, and the hotel can hook you up with whatever beach rentals you could need. The newly renovated hotel is well known for its expansive meeting and banquet space (excellent for weddings). The Crowne Plaza has everything: a business center, outdoor pool, Ocean Reef Spas, a free airport shuttle, surfside lounge, ocean deck and on-site restaurant, MARiSOL. The Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is near the mall, zoo, air force base and other Space Coast highlights.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Crowne Plaza is a relaxing, beachfront escape perfect for weddings, a spa vacation or conveniently located ocean vacation just an hour from Walt Disney World.
The Doubletree is close enough to the Space Coasts best spots that you'll be busy enough to barely need to spend time in your room. But you'll want to. The Doubletree's exceptional hospitality starts as soon as you arrive and are greeted with a warm walnut and chocolate chip cookie. The suites here have balconies or patios with sweeping ocean views. Got work to do? Rooms come with free wireless, work desks, ergonomic chairs and more. Pamper yourself with designer toiletries, curved shower rods and multiple recreational offerings, such as a 24-hour fitness facility and an outdoor pool with a sun deck. Grab a bite to eat on site at the poolside bar or Atlantic Jack's Grill. Seafood is the speciality here, and the views of the pool and deck set the mood for a relaxing meal at one of the Space Coast's best hotels.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: The Doubletree stands out for its hospitality and attention to details, from the cookie at check-in to the designer toiletries in every room.
The award-winning Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place is ideally located near the Brevard Zoo, a mall, the stadium, the Kennedy Space Center and more. It's only a mile from the airport, but plenty close to the sand, too. The Hilton Melbourne is ideal for business travelers, with its large meeting and banquet space and 24-hour business center. The 200-plus rooms and suites are spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows and include beds from the Hilton Serenity Collection, complementary WiFi, 37-inch Flat Panel HDTVs, large work desks, Hilton Alarm Clock Radios with MP3 connection, wet bars, sofa beds and more. Guests can take advantage of the outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, laundry facilities and 24-hour modern fitness center, including basketball and tennis courts. Dine at the on-site restaurant, Rustic, with an international menu and fresh seafood, or enjoy a drink at the Rialto Lobby Bar.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: While not directly on the beach, the Hilton Melbourne is close to the airport and ideal for business travelers.
The Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront is directly on the beach and is close to some of the Space Coast's best attractions, including the Kennedy Space Center, Sebastian Inlet, Greyhound Park, Space Coast Stadium and the King Center for the Performing Arts, and is only seven miles from Melbourne International Airport (MLB). The eco-friendly, green hotel offers 200-plus guest rooms and suites which all include complimentary WiFi, 37-inch HDTVs, kitchen appliances, ironing equipment, dataport phones, Hilton Alarm Clock Radios, luxurious bedding, upgraded bathrooms and balconies with stunning views. Some rooms come with separate living rooms and dining areas. For business travelers, the Hilton Melbourne features a fully equipped, 24-hour business center and large meeting space. In addition, guests can spend time in the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa tub and 24-hour fitness gym. On-site dining options include the Atlantic Blue Beach Bar (with a view of the ocean), the Atrium Lounge and the Ocean Grille, with a delicious seafood menu.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Enjoy breathtaking views with the luxury you would expect in a Hilton. Bonus: The hotel is eco-friendly.
The historic Port d'Hiver Bed and Breakfast Inn in Melbourne Beach is a luxurious retreat perched just steps from the beach. Stroll through the winding brick paths along the peaceful, lush grounds. Soak in a large spa tub in your cabana room. Enjoy breakfast served on fine China on your large, private balcony with a stunning ocean view, or dine in the lovely dining room and garden courtyard. Feel right at home, with complimentary drinks, evening appetizers and fresh cookies all day. Rooms here include internet, flatscreen TVs, an evening turn-down service (with a homemade treat), top-notch amenities, covered parking, full concierge services and more. This award-winning getaway is friendly, warm and thoughtful.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: This intimate bed and breakfast feels like a vacation within a vacation, just steps from the sand.
Located in Cocoa, on Florida's Space Coast, the inn was originally a stunning and dramatic Victorian Queen Anne-style building nicknamed "The Castle," for its large turret out front, next to its white porch. The inn is located just steps from downtown Cocoa Village, one of the best places to shop on the Space Coast. The inn offers five suites, each with its own character, decor and features. Continental breakfast cooked on-site may include anything from fresh baked fruit muffins to banana bread or bars. The kitchen is open 24/7, and it's always stocked with snacks, to add to the personalized, comfortable feeling that you're staying at your own home.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Join in on the complementary wine and cheese evening gatherings.
The Crane Creek Inn Waterfront Bed & Breakfast in Melbourne is more than your typical B&B. This stunning property features everything you might expect at a higher-end chain resort – a wide breakfast menu, beach equipment, DVDs to rent, books and more – but with personal charm and a unique touch. All rooms are individually decorated, with private bathrooms and entrances. Crane Creek offers its own private dock, off which you can fish or watch for alligators or manatees. Grab a book and relax by the pool or in a hammock, before you take a canoe or paddleboard onto the water.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic balcony views of the ocean. Enough said.
Florida's finest boutique oceanfront retreat is Seashell Suites. Guests here enjoy complete privacy and luxury, including granite kitchens and bathrooms, pool, ocean deck, two HDTVs per suite, free internet and telephone. This small, isolated resort is perched on a barrier island abutting Sebastian Inlet State Park, making it an ecotourism heaven and a truly unique place to stay for a Florida beach vacation. At Seashell Suites, the miles of white sands look untouched, and often the private beach is. Other amenities at Seashell Suites Resort include a covered oceanfront deck with a cupola and loungers; a heated pool; a Finlandia supreme sauna; a continental breakfast (juice, muffins, fruit and coffee); and daily social hour with snacks and drinks.
Recommended for Best Hotels because: Luxury meets wilderness in these oceanfront rooms located on a private beach.