From the Port to the Beach: 10Best Hotels Near Cape Canaveral

If you're headed to the Space Coast in Florida and not sure where to stay, Cape Canaveral is an easy pick. This community is located near all of the county's best tourist destinations: Port Canaveral, with its cruise ships drifting in and out; Cocoa Beach, with its exciting pier and soft sand; and the Kennedy Space Center, where the occasional rocket is still launched. 

Cape Canaveral offers a variety of different places to stay the night, each with its own benefit. Some, like the Radisson Resort on the Port (with its lighted tennis courts) and the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (with large rooms and free breakfast), are ideally located right near the port. For a newer hotel near the port, we love the Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. 

Others are closer to or in Cocoa Beach, which is only a short drive from Cape Canaveral. Cocoa Beach tends to be more lively, with beachside bars, surfers and sometimes crowded sand.

For a Cape Canaveral stay that is a little more upscale and also private, the Royal Mansions' condos are like a home away from home. They are not far from the ocean and feature fully equipped kitchens. 

Here are our 10 favorite places to stay in and near Cape Canaveral. 



The Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach is within 40 minutes away from Orlando International Airport. Among the nearby attractions are the Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, Port Canaveral, Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory and...  Read More

Discovery Beach Resort, a VRI resort
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For guests looking for a more personal, home-away-from-home feeling that you can't find in most hotels, the Discovery Beach Resort in Cape Canaveral is a top choice. Condos here all feature full kitchens, separate living room areas, cable TV and...  Read More



The La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach is in close proximity to a host of popular sites. Among these are the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Cocoa Expo Sports Center, Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Several...  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

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

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort
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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 water slide in the pool, drift the day away in the sun in the lazy river and watch the cruise ships slowly...  Read More

Royal Mansions Resort


Royal Mansions is the most luxurious place to stay near Port Canaveral, although it's far from stuffy. This resort is cheery, elegant, spacious and private – great for longer stays. Royal Mansions is a collection of beachfront condominiums...  Read More

Residence Inn by Marriott Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach
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The Residence Inn by Marriott in Cape Canaveral is arguably the most ideally located hotel on the port. It's one of the closest places to stay near Port Canaveral – and it's the closest all-suite hotel to the famous Kennedy Space Center....  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

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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