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“Great Location But Terrible Room” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cape Winds Resort

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Cape Winds Resort
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Location But Terrible Room”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

I do not know if it is fair to rate the whole property when I have an issue with the specific condo we were staying at. Apparently this is not a hotel and therefore not all condos are managed by the same company. We stayed in 402 and it was terrible. Not only the furniture has not been updated since the early 80s (I can live with that) but it looks like the bedding has not been replaced since that time either. The beds have synthetic comforters typical of old cheap motels. The bedding is worn out and unclean. I get it, the condos are owned by individuals, but if you are going to charge people for staying at your condo, you do have to do some minimal upkeep/updating.

The building is conveniently located, right on the beach. It has a pool and a hot tub (however, the water in the hot tub was only lukewarm and it was unclear how to get it warmer).

Overall, I will not stay there again... or at least make sure we get a better room.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Alina S
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CWBoardRep, Owner at Cape Winds Resort, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Alina, you are correct. Each condo in Cape Winds is individually owned and managed. Some owners have remodeled and some have not. When calling to make a reservation, ask when it was remodeled and what was remodeled. We hope you give Cape Winds a second chance.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

First visit to Cocoa Beach and found our stay at Cape Winds very relaxing. Great OF location. We stayed in unit 404 which had a great view and nice decor. Onsite manager provided help when needed and had mid week maid service. Was able to watch two rocket launches from unit and see numerous cruise ships come into port daily. Beach was beautiful and never crowded, within walking distance to pier. Will book again in the future!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wheelers1622
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Loudoun County, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I was required to stay in Cape Canaveral to support a rocket launch campaign for several weeks. Not only was Cape Winds able to accomodate a long term stay on short notice, but they were able to extend my stay with no hassle when our launch was scrubbed. The room was clean, updated, and well stocked to accomodate a family beachfront stay. The pool and beach access is exceptional - literally opens out onto the beach. Convenient access to Kennedy, Titusville, and the local air force bases. Also within convenient trnasportation distance to Cocoa beach hot-spots.

Will most certainly stay here every time.

Room Tip: Reccomend the two bedroom rooms, which face the beach, versus the one bedroom, which are perpendicul...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kimball S
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Milton, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

It was a great decision to select this complex for our family 2014 vacation
The complex is right on the beach. We rented a two bedroom apt on the 2nd floor, with a corner balcony.
They allowed us to arrive to the apt several hours before the official checking time.
It was great to find a roomy apartment very clean, updated furniture with a very well equipped kitchen. Everything worked perfectly well.
While this is not a hotel, they provide some services that make it feel you somehow you are not far from a hotel.
The complex is very nice, well maintained and clean in a quiet area
Highly recommended place.

Room Tip: Try to rent the east corners units. Have a great balcony and beach view
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Libsal
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

My husband and two children stayed at cape winds resort in unit 106. We could not believe how wonderful the condo was for the price! You could literally walk out the back door and be at the beach in 2 minutes. the section of the beach was perfect- not at all crowded and mostly families. It was just like a home away from home with a master bedroom for my husband and I and another bedroom with two twin beds for the kids. It has an awesome full kitchen stocked with every cooking utensil you would need. We spent a lot of time looking for a good spot and you will never find a place right on the beach with all of the amenities this condo has. The owner of the condo, Jacylyn was wonderful to work with and always very prompt to answer any questions i had. This was by far the best family vacatiion we've ever had. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Christine P
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I booked a condo here based on reviews from Trip Advisor and I wasn't disappointed. My son was attending summer camp at the Kennedy Space Center, and this place ended up working perfectly for us. It took me about 20 mins each way to drop him off and pick him up each day, which was not a problem. With Cape Winds being right on the beach, that gave me plenty of time to enjoy the ocean and the beach and get back to pick him up in time.

Cape Winds itself is a nice place. We stayed in unit #405 which was updated nicely and had a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. You really have to stay on the 3rd through 5th floors if you want a view from your balcony. Even though we only needed a one bedroom, I'm glad we splurged and went for the 2 bedroom for our time there. The view was fantastic.

The nice thing about Cape Winds is that it's safe, it was very quiet, and people pretty much left us alone, which is what we wanted. I loved having a washer and dryer in the unit, and we were able to wash cruddy beach stuff every day if we needed to. Steve in the office was great, and the amenities were good. The only thing I didn't like is that they have charcoal grills to use instead of gas grills. But, if you don't grill it wouldn't be a problem, really.

Cape Winds is about a mile north of the Cocoa Beach Pier, and it's much quieter in Cape Canaveral than it is down in Cocoa Beach. It's not as crowded at Cape Winds, it's VERY family friendly, and it's sooooo quiet. You go through a residential neighborhood to get to Cape Winds, which is wonderful.

Apparently you can reserve a unit directly through Steve at the Cape winds office or through some other place. I recommend you reserving a unit directly through Steve. The units represented by the on site management are updated a little better than others. Plus, Steve was great!

If you're looking for a quiet place on the beach, then go for it. This is a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Choose a double bed room if you want beachfront rooms, and make your reservation directly through St...
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Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank BethTK
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Marion, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay in this condo resort. Easy beach access, nice pool area. We stayed in 407 which had a nice view of the beach. We did find some dirty dishes mixed in with the clean ones and the toilet leaking on floor a little bit. Otherwise every thing was great.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Stephanie W
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Additional Information about Cape Winds Resort

Property: Cape Winds Resort
Address: 7400 Ridgewood Ave, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-3018
Region: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Cape Canaveral
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Cape Canaveral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Winds Resort is a family-friendly condo resort in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Our beachfront resort offers beautiful one and two-bedroom condos that come with fully-equipped kitchens, FREE high-speed Internet, private balconies, private beach access, tennis and basketball courts, a heated pool, sauna, hot tub, and more. The sound of the ocean fills each apartment and our guests enjoy perfect beach days, long walks, and warm Florida nights with loved ones. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Cape Winds Hotel Cape Canaveral
Cape Winds Canaveral
Cape Winds Resort Cape Canaveral, Florida

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