Stay in Style: 10 Best Hotels in Melbourne, Florida

Although Cocoa Beach and the port get a lot of the tourist love, Melbourne, Fla., is one of the biggest cities on the Space Coast, Fla., and it's a great place to visit if you want to be in the heart of the action. 

Melbourne boasts some of the best shopping, bars and restaurants in the region – and some of Melbourne's top hotels are within walking distance of the bustling downtown. 

Of course, the Melbourne zoo is a hit among families, which makes hotels like the Days Inn a popular choice. 

Or stay just east on the beach. Melbourne's beach, south of the more popular tourist beaches, is known for its pristine, powder sand, great surfing waves and less busy stretches – especially during off season. Our favorite beachside hotels include the Hilton, where every room has an ocean view, and the nearby Doubletree, with its upgraded suites and great balconies. The newly renovated Crown Plaza is another beachside hotel not to overlook. 

Other hotels, like the Courtyard, may not be located right on the beach, but they are located near the airport or other popular attractions. 

Melbourne also is home to some budget-friendly lodging options, such as the Fairfield Inn. It's not fancy, but it's convenient and a great price. 

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Melbourne
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The Melbourne International Airport is within a mile away from the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Melbourne. Also close by are the Melbourne Square Mall, Andretti Thrill Park, Brevard Zoo, Brevard Bowling Center and the University of Central...  Read More

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Melbourne Palm Bay/Viera
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Guests at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Melbourne can easily reach a number of tourist sites. These include the Kennedy Space Center, Coast Stadium, Henegar Stadium, Brevard Zoo, Palm Gardens Golf Course, Melbourne Greyhound Park and more. The...  Read More

Crane Creek Inn Waterfront Bed & Breakfast
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The Crane Creek Inn Waterfront Bed & Breakfast in Melbourne is more than your typical B&B. This stunning property features everything you might expect at a higher-end chain resort – a wide breakfast menu, beach equipment, DVDs to rent,...  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



The Days Inn Melbourne is easily accessible via Interstate 95 at Exit 180. Interesting sites to see include the Andretti Thrill Park, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne Square Mall, Florida Tech Botanical Gardens and the Brevard Zoo. The Melbourne...  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

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
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The award-winning Radisson provides easy access to downtown Melbourne, as well as some of the Space Coast's best attractions, restaurants and shops. Rooms here are fully equipped (down to iPod docks and mini fridges) and spacious, with...  Read More



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

Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne - Oceanfront
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When you stay here, you stay oceanfront. Rooms include free Internet, a microwave, refrigerator and cable TV. Suites feel like a home away from home, with full kitchens and living rooms. The fitness center is open 24 hours, and the hotel can...  Read More

Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
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The Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront is directly on the beach and is close to some of the Space Coast's best attractions, including the Kennedy Space Center, Sebastian Inlet, Greyhound Park, Space Coast Stadium and the King Center for the...  Read More


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