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“Awesome Find”
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South Beach Inn
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2012

This motel is a great find. We stayed the weekend and it's a perfect dog-friendly beach front property. We found out that the black mold issue a few of the other reviewers talked about was not really an issue, but a miscommunication to the owners from a disgruntled manager (Gene) who is no longer there. The current managers are fantantastic, as are the owners. The other guests were verly pleasant and the atmosphere is super friendly and relaxing. We even so dolphins swimming by one day. The rooms are all efficiencies so you have a kitchen which is super convenient. We will be back!

Room Tip: All rooms seem ok - you have a choice of one bedroom or two.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank Samantha2012-2013
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We made reservations two months out to stay at this hotel. On our way to cocoa beach, literally 20 minutes out we got a call saying they found black mold and we cannot stay. I completely understand and feel horrible for them, but what drove us crazy was that they had no alternative suggestions for their reserved guests. I asked if they knew of any hotels with availbility and was told that they didn't know. This was a Friday night 6pm during prime spring break- how utterly disappointing customer service. We were completely left hanging with 2 tired kids and no where to turn. Thank goodness for smart phones.

Stayed: March 2012
5  Thank Liberty Z
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

I will never be that good returning customer. I reserved a room for my wife, the dog and me for the weekend on thusrday. We loaded up the car and was driving two hours to Cocoa, almost there when we got a call from South Beach saying our room had BLACK MOLD! and we could not stay there! Are you kidding me! In fact the lady (Diane) said that the entire hotel would not be able to have guest because of the mold. So it being a very busy weekend we were screwed. All of the hotels at that point were booked. After searching for two hours we got lucky and finally got a room that was a last minute cancel at the LaQuinta late Friday night. Not on the beach, but close. When we drove by the Southbeach...you got it! There were cars and people there and they were obviously open. So instead of them honoring our reservation, they just sold it to some one else I guess for more money and didn't have the balls to explain to us that they overbook! BLACK MOLD!!! Yeah right! Not how you treat your customers!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank John N
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We recently had the pleasure of staying at South Beach Inn in Cocoa Beach, but it came about completely by accident!

I always try to book our hotel stays through hotel.com because you get a free night after booking 10 rooms with them.

Supposedly this makes me the "expert" on travel in the family. We arrived in Cocoa Beach ready to check into our hotel only to be told that I'd booked the room for the next month. To make matters worse they had no rooms available.

No problem - I'll just jump back online...wrong! It's spring break in Florida and there are no rooms to be found. We decided to just drive by smaller hotels that don't use a large booking service like hotel.com. There weren't a lot of rooms to be found, but South Beach Inn had one!

It is an older hotel, but it is very clean and well maintained. New owners took over recently and have added flat screen TV's and lots of cable channels. Not that you want to spend too much time inside when you're at the beach!.

Warning - this is a pet friendly and smoker friendly hotel! The floors in the room are terrazzo - that's what makes it work. Our room was very clean and there was no smoke or pet odor! There is no pool (they are on the beach), and the beds are older.

All in all, we were very happy with our stay. The owners and staff were great, and everyone staying there was very friendly!

I actually wrote a review about this hotel on my website; just cut-n-paste this link:

http://www.vacation-on-florida-beaches.com/south-beach-inn-cocoa-beach.html

Room Tip: They'll let you check out the rooms ahead of time.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

It's not new but they've updated it but you should expect some old fixtures. They make things work. You really are ocean side with a equipped kitchen and grills. Hang out on the deck or chairs overlooking the ocean or walk down to the beach it is right on it. And the prices are better than the newer fancyer places up the road and you are much closer to the ocean in your room here.

And probably the best part is the people here are friendly and really want things to work for you. Try it I think you'll like it but if you have to have newer rooms you should see the room first.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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7  Thank Zoom_in_IA
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

The new owner Gene and Linda are great people. My wife and i left a play just south of the south beach inn the days inn to stay at thiers what a good choose we made.right on the ocean just a few miles from cocobeachcan'nt say enough good thing about the inn you'll love your stay at the south beach inn 5 stars in my book
rick and joy

Room Tip: one and two bedrooms units with kitchenetts ...no pool but who needs a pool when you got a big beach...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank 581joym
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Good - Location is awesome. Far enough south of town that you aren't in the busy area but within an easy drive or cab ride from multiple restaurants and bars. The staff was very friendly and the grounds are very well maintained. Dog friendly but they aren't allowed on the beach due to Brevard county ordinances. The rooms are very clean despite the age of the place and comes with a fridge. The bathroom in the room appeared to have been recently renovated. There are a couple grills and a nice picnic area in the courtyard.

Bad - The rooms could use some updating. The dinette/living area furniture was mismatched and one of the chairs was broken. Over all the interior decor has a dated and well worn feel.

Overall a great value and the good greatly exceeds the bad.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms appeared to have flat screen TVs and others didn't. Next time I'll ask fo...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about South Beach Inn

Address: 1701 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-2345
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Region: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Cocoa Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Cocoa Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cocoa Beach
Price Range: £121 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — South Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The South Beach Inn is pet and child friendly ocean front inn located in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It is a perfect vacation rental and is closely located to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World. The Inn offers efficiency style units-wonderful for families and those who would like to relax and enjoy a peaceful and open ocean front space. Enjoy cooking out on our ocean front gazebo, or relaxing on our open air deck. Surf, shell, photography, and nature are just outside your door. Along with your children and dogs! Welcome! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
South Beach Hotel Cocoa Beach
South Beach Cocoa
South Beach Inn Cocoa Beach, Florida

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