Live Large but Pay Less at the Space Coast's Best Budget Hotels

You don't need to spend a ton of money on your lodging when you visit the Space Coast in Florida. This relaxed community with some of the best beaches in the nation is also surprisingly inexpensive to visit. The Space Coast has a wide assortment of hotels, all for around or less than $100 a night. 

Need to save big after a much-too-expensive Disney World adventure? Some of the cheapest options include the Econolodge in Melbourne and the Motel 6 in Palm Bay and Cocoa Beach. 

Business travelers on a budget will enjoy the fully equipped Holiday Inn Viera Conference Center, with in-room desks and a business center. Need an inexpensive bed near the airport? The Courtyard Melbourne West is your best bet. 

If you are heading out for a cruise or just want to watch the majestic ships slice through the port, the Holiday Inn Express near Port Canaveral will land you in the ideal location for the ideal price. Plus, it includes free breakfast, which can save you even more money. 

Better yet, the Country Inn & Suites in Cape Canaveral is our No. 1 budget hotel pick. This newer hotel on the port has it all: a fitness center, shuttle service, free wifi, microwaves, refrigerators, free breakfast and free chocolate-chip cookies. Talk about a luxury experience for a reasonable price. 

Motel 6 Palm Bay
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A night at the Motel 6 is as inexpensive as a nice dinner out. Very budget-conscious travelers or people who want to save their money for the nearby attractions (can you say Walt Disney World?) will appreciate the bare-boned rates here. No...  Read More

Econo Lodge Melbourne
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The Hotel Econo Lodge Melbourne is one of the more budget-friendly of the hotels on the Space Coast. It is not on the beach, but it is conveniently close to the Melbourne Square Mall, as well as other popular entertainment destinations....  Read More

Motel 6 Cocoa Fl
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The Motel 6 Cocoa Beach is a decent hotel room for an extraordinary price. The location is great, too – walking distance to the Cocoa Beach Pier and the beach, several parks, the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and even a family-friendly...  Read More

Holiday Inn Melbourne - Viera Conference Center
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The Holiday Inn Viera Conference Center is ideal for conventions, meetings and business – with in-room desks, a business center and more than 7,000 feet in event space. However, it's also welcoming for tourists who want a well equipped...  Read More

Courtyard Melbourne West
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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...  Read More

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites Cocoa Beach
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The Holiday Inn Express near Port Canaveral is just plain smart. It features exclusive "park and cruise" packages that can't be beat. It's also close to some of the port's best restaurants and, of course, the beach. Business travelers can take...  Read More

Days Inn Cocoa Beach - Port Canaveral
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The Days Inn is just steps to the beach and a short distance to Port Canaveral; its the location and affordable price that set this hotel apart. Rooms here are standard: free Internet, cable TV, refrigerators and microwaves. Some rooms have...  Read More

Radisson Resort at the Port
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The Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral is a top pick for its location: just across the street from Port Canaveral. In fact, the Radisson is one of the closest hotels to the cruise ship terminals, so it's a favorite among travelers....  Read More

Best Western Cocoa Beach Hotel & Suites
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The Best Western Ocean Beach offers two things that no other hotels in the area do. First, it's the closest beach hotel to Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Second, it offers a 40 percent discount on parking at the port. The...  Read More

The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Port Canaveral
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The Country Inns, one of the newer hotels on the port, feels like a tropical retreat, with two pools, an on-site fitness center and even shuttle service to the port – a huge bonus. The Country Inns is set up to make your cruise adventure...  Read More


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