Best Hotels near Port Canaveral: Enhance Your Vacation with These Convenient Stays

Port Canaveral in Florida is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. That means excellent ship-watching – and it also means the port is a popular launching point for cruise vacations. Whether you're visiting the port to watch the ships slide by, or you are getting ready to set off on an ocean adventure, the Port Canaveral area features a variety of different accommodations to meet various needs. 

Some hotels, like the Holiday Inn Express, offer special cruise deals and parking discounts. Others, like the Royal Mansions Resort, will sweep you away from the excitement with its peaceful stretch of the beach and fully equipped condos. 

Other hotels, like the Radisson Resort at the Port, are pet-friendly. The Best Western Ocean Front even has a separate family suites building, for people traveling with little ones.

If you are looking for accommodations that have it all, down to on-site food and a complimentary happy hour with wine, beer and snacks, look no further than the Residence In by Marriott Cape Canaveral, where rooms are also 50 percent bigger than typical rooms.

Where you stay on the port can extend that luxurious feeling and mental and physical getaway that attracts so many travelers to cruise ships. 

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

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. Although it's in Cocoa Beach,...  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 Port Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. Second, it offers a 40 percent discount on parking at the port, or free...  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 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, a 24-hour business center and even shuttle service to the port Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, a huge...  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

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 waterslide in the pool, drift the day away in the sun in the lazy river and watch the cruise ships slowly...  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

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Cape Winds Resort
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The Cape Winds Resort offers all of the amenities of home – plus extra luxuries to take your vacation to the next level. These spacious Cape Canaveral condos are fully furnished, with full kitchens (even full-sized refrigerators), air...  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


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