The Best Hotels to Book in Cocoa Beach for Every Traveler

The Inn at Cocoa Beach offers a prime seaside location
The Inn at Cocoa Beach offers a prime seaside location | Courtesy of The Inn at Cocoa Beach / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Cocoa Beach is one sweet oceanside retreat. On the shores of the Atlantic, along Florida’s Space Coast, it’s conveniently close to the best theme parks in Central Florida. This city has it all, with fine coastal dining, great shopping and plenty of waves to catch. Just make sure you spend your vacation at one of the best hotels in the city – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach, an IHG Hotel, for beachside snacking


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach pool exposed to the elements with columns at night
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Allow the Holiday Inn Express & Suites to facilitate your first foray into a longtime Floridian ritual: taking a Publix sub sandwich to the beach. You can grab a Pub Sub from the grocer right beside this Cocoa Beach hotel for lunch because the Holiday Inn already has you covered for breakfast. Meander right across the street to the shore whenever you please. And, for the record, a hulking chicken tender sub tastes just as amazing beside the pool or in your plush hotel bed.

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, for rocket viewing

Chain Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront outdoor pool with lounger and palms
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How does the DoubleTree by Hilton improve upon the already remarkable beachfront setting? By providing oceanfront balconies for you to watch rockets take to the sky. This Space Coast beachfront hotel in Cocoa Beach is prime for lazy days spent on the beach, in the pool, or atop your balcony. It doesn’t matter where you hang out. As long as you’ve got a complimentary chocolate chip cookie in hand, you’ll be just fine.

3. Courtyard Cocoa Beach - Cape Canaveral, for a stellar location


Courtyard Cocoa Beach outdoor terrace with fairy lights and fire pit
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An out-of-this-world visit to the Kennedy Space Center is made even easier with Courtyard by Marriott. Less than 20mi (32km) from the visitor center and fewer than twenty paces from the Atlantic Ocean, this tropical Cocoa Beach hotel is a fuss-free Florida vacation if there ever was one. Even when the Florida winter forces you to snug up with a hoodie, you can still enjoy the oceanfront bliss around the fire pit – or the Tiki Bar, if you’d rather warm-up that way.

4. The Inn at Cocoa Beach, for easy luxury


The Inn at Cocoa Beach room with ornate rug and balcony overlooking the sea
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The Inn at Cocoa Beach has three reasons why you’ll forgive yourself for staying indoors instead of on their beachfront. The massage room is the leading reason, with the jacuzzi a close second. Alternatively, cocktails around the fireplace in the cozy lounge make for the perfect way to let small talk fill a chilly afternoon.

5. The Resort on Cocoa Beach, a VRI resort, for living like a Floridian


Exterior of Resort on Cocoa Beach, a VRI resort with palms on a sunny day
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Imagine what living in Florida is like with a little help from The Resort on Cocoa Beach. The two-bedroom condos have full kitchens and laundry machines, so it’s effortless to slip into a daily routine. The sun is the friendliest of neighbors, greeting you warmly every time you step out for pickleball, shuffleboard, or a dip in the pool. You could also schedule your days like a true local: hiding from the high afternoon temperatures in the game room, movie theater, or indoor play center.

6. Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, for sea-based activities

Chain Hotel

Beach Bar at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront with sea view and thatched umbrella
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You’ve flown to Florida for the warm beaches, fresh seafood, and endless rays of sunshine – and all three are on tap at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. Create your own water-based agenda or get the concierge desk to schedule surfing lessons and deep-sea fishing trips for you. Content staying close to your suite? Grab a drink with a little umbrella shading the rim at Castaway’s Beach Bar, order amazing frozen treats at Gilberto’s Gelato and Creamery, and hang out on the pool deck; all without venturing more than a few paces from your plush boudoir.

7. Best Western Cocoa Beach, for pier views

Chain Hotel

View from the balcony at Best Western Cocoa Beach toward the pier
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Best Western Cocoa Beach is designed with diverse travelers in mind. You can park yourself poolside in the garden courtyard rooms or get an aerial view of the pier from a beach tower suite. Put up your whole clan in the spacious rooms equipped with kitchens in the family suites building – pets are welcome too. Visiting solo? Any room will do because (let’s be honest) you’ll be spending most of your time at the beach.

8. Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach, for family fun

Chain Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach exterior in unique style with lots of colour and surrealist sculpture
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Only in Cocoa for a minute? Don’t waste a second of your time; Four Points by Sheraton can pick you up at the airport or cruise docks. If you arrive early, grab a cup of Starbucks in the hotel lobby. If you make it in late, the Shark Pit Bar and Grill has a good stiff drink and a burger with your name on it. Keep the kids entertained with an outing to Golf N Gator or Cocoa Beach Aerial Adventures, then tuck them up in bed so you can hit the outdoor pool – or perhaps the 24-hour gym if you had that burger – or some much needed alone time.

9. Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach, for easy access to attractions

Chain Hotel

Ron Jons shop by the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach at dusk
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Are the Atlantic Ocean, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Kennedy Space Center on your vacation itinerary? Then check in at this treat of a retreat: you’ll love that all three are quickly accessed from Hampton Inn. Before you take the elevator from your room to the beach make a detour to Ron Jon’s shop just five minutes away for a new boogie board. When skies are clear, a 30-minute drive to Kennedy Space Center will put you at the front of the queue for a rocket launch.

10. Discovery Beach Resort, for lazy days of fishing


Discovery Beach Resort exterior in classic Florida style with palms and white and blue colorway
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If you’re staying at Discovery Beach Resort you may want to pack more than one swimsuit. When you’re not doggy-paddling in the outdoor pool or catching waves thanks to direct beach access, you may be warming your muscles in the sauna or hot tub. Don’t slip into those trunks just yet though; an afternoon of fishing awaits. And once that fish is on the line Wine Down Wednesdays at the Tiki Bar is next: bottles of wine at 50 percent off and discounted pasta dishes – you’re welcome.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Florida for every traveler and book now on Culture Trip.

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