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Nice places to stay near Cape Canveral

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Nice places to stay near Cape Canveral

My Mother and I will be travelling by car from Miami, up the East Coast, then inland to Orlando. We have planned to stop at the space attractions at Cape Canveral on the way. We will do this over 2 days in June.

We are looking for somewhere to stay in or near Cape Canaveral (or surrounding area) for our first night, and then somewhere to stay in or near Orlando for our second night. The kinds of things we like in a place to visit are nice beaches or other nice landscapes/views, and places with interesting or unusual features.

Does anyone have any suggestions for the best cities/towns/locations to stay in?

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1. Re: Nice places to stay near Cape Canveral

If you want to stay near the Space Center and are driving inland to Orlando the next day, look in the Cocoa Beach forum or go to one of the major travel sites to find out what hotels are available. There are no hotels on the barrier island where the Space Center is located. The closest hotels would be in Titusville which is not on the ocean. The closest hotels on the beach would be in Cocoa Beach.


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2. Re: Nice places to stay near Cape Canveral

There are numerous hotels along highway A1A, which runs through Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral. The space center visitors' complex is about a 20-30 minute drive from those hotels using highway SR 3.

Some of the hotels that are on, or very close to, the beach are: Hilton, Hampton Inn, Doubletree, and La Quinta Oceanfront. all of those have at least some rooms that have ocean views, although the Hilton does not have balconies. The International Palms, Ocean Landings, and Best Western are older, larger hotel complexes that each have a few rooms in a beachside building..

Tne Discovery Beach Resort and the Resort on Cocoa Beach have 1-3 BR units, many with views. The Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort in Cape Canaveral has a building that overlooks the ocean. It is more geared for families with children, however.

The nicest hotel for adults is the Inn on Cocoa Beach, which is a boutique hotel that has some rooms that overlook the beach. There are also a few small hotels south of downtown Cocoa Beach that date back to the 1960's, but are right on the beach. For example, see Anthony's.

From any of these hotels, it is a 45-60 minute drive to Orlando, depending on your exact destination. In Orlando, you have a choice of hundreds of places to stay, and you should narrow it down by the area that you wish to be in.

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The Country Inn and Suites is 1 mile to the beach and only 20 min to KSC, there are two nice parks on the beach Jetty Park with concessions but you do have to pay to park or Cherie Down Park w/restrooms but parking is free. We offer a full hot buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi and home baked cookies. Please call myself for the best rate at 321-868-8582 (Tina)

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If you want to stay at a really nice resort on the beach by Jetty Park, look into Ron Jon's resort in Cape Canaveral. It is a timeshare, but they do also rent. Otherwise, I've stayed at Comfort Inn and Suites in Cape Canaveral twice. It is a block to the beach and close to shops and restaurants. It has a very good breakfast. Be sure to get a room or suite facing the courtyard. It is reasonably priced. If you want great Italian food go to Papa Vitos in Cape Canaveral. If seated (there usually is a line) before 6:00 you get one pasta meal free with the purchase of another pasta meal. I know it has been reviewed on tripadvisor.

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