10 Best Places to Stay near Malabar, Florida

Malabar, a small community on the Space Coast, Fla., is a great place to stay if you are traveling on a budget. Although Malabar itself does not boast a wide variety of lodging options, you can find an assortment within a 20-minute drive of town. 

Many of the Malabar area's hotels are budget-friendly. The Comfort Suites Palm Bay, the Quality Inn Palm Bay and the Motel 6 Palm Bay are all three inexpensive options that are also centrally located. 

For the more upscale options, head slightly farther north to Melbourne. The Residence Inn Melbourne is close to the airport and offers spacious suites. The award-winning Hilton Rialto Melbourne Place is great for business travelers. The Courtyard Melbourne West is not close to the beach but it does serve Starbucks coffee on site. 

Also look for a handful hotels around here (such as the Holiday Inn Express Melbourne) that offer complementary breakfast, or make your own in the full kitchen at the Residence Inn Melbourne. 

If you don't mind the short 15-minute drive over the bridge to Melbourne Beach, the Doubletree there is a beautiful resort that's closer to the ocean. 

Here are our favorite 10 places to stay if you want to make Malabar your home base. 



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...  Read More

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

Holiday Inn Express Melbourne
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The Melbourne International Airport and downtown Melbourne are situated five miles from the Holiday Inn Express Melbourne. Also nearby are must-see places like the Andretti Thrill Park, Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne Square Mall, Maxwell King...  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

Quality Inn Palm Bay
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Downtown Melbourne is located two miles from the Quality Inn Palm Bay. Several famous sites are also nearby, including the Melbourne Beach, Andretti Thrill Park, Indian Harbour Beach, Cape Canaveral, Disney World and the Kennedy Space...  Read More

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
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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...  Read More

Residence Inn by Marriott Melbourne
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The spacious suites here include free wireless Internet, cable TV, sofa beds and full kitchens. Guests get access to a meeting space, a copy and fax machine and in-room desks. The Residence Inn is an extended-stay hotel that feels like home away...  Read More

Comfort Suites Palm Bay - Melbourne
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The Comfort Suites Palm Bay offers easy access to Interstate 95 and to several attractions. These include the Andretti Thrill Park, Melbourne Beach, Brevard Zoo, Sebastian Inlet State Park and the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum. The Melbourne...  Read More

Sandy Shoes Beach Hotel
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Families can rest assured there is enough room for them to spread out in the large family-friendly rooms. At Sandy Shoes Beach Hotel, suites are all oceanfront or ocean view. Sit out on the deck and listen to the ocean waves crash. Rooms...  Read More

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palm Bay
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Palm Bay is just six minutes from Malabar. It's also within 12 miles from Melbourne International Airport. The hotel is also close to the Melbourne Greyhound Track, Brevard Zoo, Patrick Air Force Base,...  Read More


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