The Best Hotels to Book in Cocoa Beach, Florida

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach offers a slice of classic Floridian style with easy beach access
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach offers a slice of classic Floridian style with easy beach access | Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront / Expedia
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16 December 2021
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There aren’t many places where you can see surfers riding waves while rocket ships cut fiery trails across the sky above you, but that’s the norm in Cocoa Beach, due to its proximity to Cape Canaveral – the launchpad for US space missions. Another typical trend you’ll find along this slice of the Atlantic coastline? Cheap hotels in Cocoa Beach. Your wallet certainly won’t blast off into a black hole if you choose an oceanfront room at an all-suite hotel. Boldly go where many families have gone before – without going broke – and book one of the best hotels in Cocoa Beach with Culture Trip.

The Resort on Cocoa Beach, for an active vacation schedule

The Resort on Cocoa Beach outdoor pool with palms and loungers
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Far be it from The Resort on Cocoa Beach to tell you how to spend your holiday, but they’re happy to suggest a full schedule of activities if you need ideas. Bingo, pool parties with DJs, water aerobics – there’s always something going on beyond the private movie theatre and beach gear rentals. Too many options? Let’s keep it simple: sleep in your suite, snooze by the beach, and have a nightcap at the tiki bar.

The Inn at Cocoa Beach, for the pleasure of staying in

The Inn at Cocoa Beach room with ornate rug and balcony overlooking the sea
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The Inn at Cocoa Beach tries its best to keep you inside, despite the sparkling waves of the Atlantic rolling below. They made sure that most rooms have spectacular views of the sea from the large windows, patios, and balconies. They even throw a jacuzzi in some rooms to tempt you into staying under their roof for longer. And just when you think you’ve made up your mind to wander out to the beach, they’ll begin the wine and cheese social that’ll make you put off the outdoors until later.

Discovery Beach Resort, for family-friendly activities

Discovery Beach Resort in Floridian style with tiled floors, wall art and ceiling fan
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Let’s talk about family vacations on a budget at Discovery Beach Resort. This cheap hotel in Cocoa Beach is ready to keep you busy and on-budget all week long. Live music, pool tournaments, coloring contests, and scavenger hunts are just a few of the activities hosted throughout the week. No need to commit to formal scheduling; you can fish, play basketball, bond with your kids in the games room, or bum around on the beach if you so desire.

SpringHill Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach, for lofty waterfront views

SpringHill Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach modern twin double with sofa, wall design and headboards
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Don’t assume that choosing a hotel by the Banana River is, well, bananas. SpringHill Suites is just a short walk from the Atlantic shoreline so you won’t miss a moment of beach action. You’ll be treated to sunsets high over the water, a perk that beachfront bungalows can’t offer. Free breakfast and resort-style pool will make claims on your time from morning until noon, while the riverfront Manatee Sanctuary Park next door will give you a shady space to relax until sunset.

Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral, for watching rocket launches

Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral fire pit with fairy lights on tree
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It’s not every day that you can roll out of bed and watch a spaceship blast off over the ocean. Oh wait, yes it is! Spotting rocket launches from your window is just one of the many perks of staying at Courtyard. Another is that you’ll be able to touch down on world-famous Cocoa Beach from your suite so quickly, you’ll think you’re moving at the speed of light. If you need us, we’ll be hanging around the tiki bar or else slowly orbiting the fire pit like some satellite planet.

Westgate Resorts, for an onsite waterpark

Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort Aloha tiki bar with straw roof
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Westgate Resorts are practically begging you to vacation in your swimsuit with their wet and wild onsite waterpark. A pool, lazy river, water slides, and a children’s splash zone are all steps from your two-bedroom suite. If you’re inclined to shuffle your sandals for a few hundred yards, you’ll hit the shores of the Atlantic. The only place in Westgate you shouldn’t wear your trunks is in your suite’s shower, but who are we to tell you how to holiday?

Beachside Hotel, for water babies

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Beachside Hotel and Suites room with bodyboard, wooden flooring, design headboards and flatscreen tv
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Now, you may be wondering why Beachside isn’t hugging the shore; we’re pretty sure that it’s one block away from the ocean so that your raft doesn’t go rogue in the lazy river and send you floating out to sea. You won’t have any qualms about lingering at this cheap hotel in Cocoa Beach; the Duck Dive Bar beside the pool is reason enough to waddle back across the street after a long day of wave-riding. And when you’ve exhausted the possibilities for outdoor adventure, go and collapse in your cheerful, pastel-colored room.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, for freshly-baked cookies

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cocoa Beach Oceanfront with carpet, surf art now all and balcony with sea views
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Direct beach access and free cookies; if that doesn’t make the kid in you squeal with joy then we don’t know what will. DoubleTree’s chocolate chip cookies at check-in are just as warm as the shoreline outside, minus the sand of course. Munch on your goodies in your light, bright room with pops of contemporary art – perhaps on your ocean-view balcony. Brick oven pizza makes for a savory alternative, though we’d advise that you wait thirty minutes to hit the outdoor pool no matter which grub you grab.

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