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Old 01-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Post cruise Cocoa Beach stay

I am reposting this because I gave my original thread the wrong title. Sorry if you have already read and responded.

I want to stay in Cocoa Beach for a couple of days after our cruise in June, but would like some help with hotels. I know that we would like to be close enough to walk to the beach, so I am mainly looking at the Doubletree, Hampton Inn, and Hilton. All three of them have similar rates with Hilton Honors Rewards, the main differences being that the Hilton looks like it is right on the beach, but the Hampton has a free breakfast.

I also priced out the LaQuinta and the Four Points at about the same rate.

I looked at Ron Jon and it looks nice, but a little more pricey than I would like. Is it worth the extra expense for anyone who has stayed there before? It will be me and my 3 sons (11, 8, & 6.)

Does anyone have any input on these or any other beachfront hotels that won't break my budget?

I would like to take the boys to visit Kennedy Space Center while we are there, so I am guessing I will need to rent a car when we return to the port and a hotel shuttle will not be necessary.
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I am doing the same thing post cruise and would also love opinions.
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I am reposting this because I gave my original thread the wrong title. Sorry if you have already read and responded.

I want to stay in Cocoa Beach for a couple of days after our cruise in June, but would like some help with hotels. I know that we would like to be close enough to walk to the beach, so I am mainly looking at the Doubletree, Hampton Inn, and Hilton. All three of them have similar rates with Hilton Honors Rewards, the main differences being that the Hilton looks like it is right on the beach, but the Hampton has a free breakfast.

I also priced out the LaQuinta and the Four Points at about the same rate.

I looked at Ron Jon and it looks nice, but a little more pricey than I would like. Is it worth the extra expense for anyone who has stayed there before? It will be me and my 3 sons (11, 8, & 6.)

Does anyone have any input on these or any other beachfront hotels that won't break my budget?

I would like to take the boys to visit Kennedy Space Center while we are there, so I am guessing I will need to rent a car when we return to the port and a hotel shuttle will not be necessary.
I have stayed at the 4 Points and will stay their again. It is about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach. It is right next door to the Ron Jon Surf Shop and it is across the street from Walgreens.

I loved Cocoa Beach and look forward to hanging out on the beach before our cruise over Easter.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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We stayed at Cocoa Beach after a cruise and have been going back for 10 years now.

LaQuinta is right on the beach. Balconies overlooking the water, can hear the ocean. Also right next to the pier for lots of action and some good eats. About a block to the grocery store and several restaurants nearby. It is my choice for a hotel .

Only a few of Ron jon's rooms are on the beach and those are not as close to the water as LaQuinta - the rest are a good walk away or you can ride in the golf cart shuttle - it is a bit isolated in my opinion and not the place to stay if you want the beach. You really have to use a car to get anywhere.

Hilton is interesting as a beachfront hotel because it does not have balconies. A big negative for me. No way to hear the ocean. it is on the beach but the location is not my favorite.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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We just got back Saturday from our cruise and drove down and stayed the night before at the comfort Inn it was very nice and clean, good breakfast too! We had balcony with ocean view from hotel you could be on the beach in about 3min!! We used their park & cruise package for 1 night in king suite we paid somewhere around $150!

From our balcony the morning we boarded!

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input! I'm relieved to hear that Ron Jon is further out, I can cross it off my list and not feel bad. Interesting that the Hilton has no balconies, I kind of noticed that in the picture, but thought I was missing something. I will have to look at LaQuinta a bit closer, I like the idea that it is close to a lot of things to do.
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We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in 2011 and were very pleased. It is not right on the beach, you do have to walk down a short path. The hotel is updated and we were impressed with the deal we got! Have fun!
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We stayed at the Doubletree for a night pre cruise. I liked that it was oceanfront and we could walk right out to the beach. Very nice hotel. Our rate was great too - $108 I think. Downside is that they don't do free breakfast unless you're on the concierge floor.

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We stayed at the La Quinta in July and loved it. Right on the beach within walking distance to the Cocoa Beach Spa, Dunkin Donuts, the Publix, restaurants and gift shops. The rooms have wood laminate floors which were nice with the sand.
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