10 Best Hotels in Cocoa Beach: From Beachside to Family-Friendly Stays

Cocoa Beach, Fla., is one of the Space Coast's most popular oceanfront playgrounds for travelers. It's the home of the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop, the exciting Cocoa Beach Pier, some of the region's most delicious restaurants and, of course, the sandy beach itself, with its great surfing waves. 

Because it's such a busy tourist destination, Cocoa and Cocoa Beach is not short of lodging options. You can find a hotel to fit whatever needs are your priority. 

Traveling with kids? Stay in the International Palms Resort, with its on-site water park and family-friendly rooms. Looking for luxury? The Inn at Cocoa Beach features steam baths, freshly baked muffins and a wine and cheese gathering every night. 

For an all-around great stay that feels like a home away from home, the Beach Place Guesthouse is our top pick. These private beach cottages are steps away from the sand, with fully appointed kitchens and separate living areas. Find a similar personal, homey feeling at the Discovery Beach Resort. These condos even have laundry rooms. 

If you prefer the predictability of a chain hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton on Cocoa Beach is a solid choice. It's especially ideal for the business traveler and features a large conference room.

Here are our 10 favorite places to stay on Cocoa Beach, Fla. 

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

The Resort on Cocoa Beach, a VRI resort
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The Resort on Cocoa Beach features an exciting new kids' area and "fun center." Watch family-friendly movies in the cinema, cook out in the barbecue area, play in the game room and go wild on the kiddie playground. Kids will also enjoy organized...  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

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 Inn at Cocoa Beach
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The Inn at Cocoa Beach is a European-influenced hotel that stands out for the details – from fresh-baked muffins in the morning to a wine and cheese gathering every evening. Relax in unique, individually-decorated rooms or exercise in the...  Read More

International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
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The International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach is situated along 13 acres of property along the ocean. Nearby scenic family-friendly destinations include the Brevard Zoo, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Wildlife...  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 Cocoa Beach is a top choice. Condos here all feature full kitchens, separate living room areas, cable TV and...  Read More

3800 Ocean Beach Condo Vacation Rentals Cocoa Beach
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Vacation rentals at the 3800 Ocean Beach Condo Vacation Rentals Cocoa Beach come equipped with essential amenities. These include fully appointed kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, sofa beds, cable televisions and private balconies...  Read More

DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
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This six-story hotel is a luxury-lover's dream because of it's ideal Cocoa Beach location and its stunning private beach. Guests enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, a fitness gym, a gift shop, laundry facilities and a multilingual staff....  Read More

Beach Place Guesthouses
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Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in your own private cottage on the beach? All guesthouses at the Beach Place Guesthouse are just steps away from the beach. These are provided with fully appointed kitchens, dining sets, living areas,...  Read More


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