Closest beach to Orlando


Cocoa Beach Hotels

 Cocoa Beach Hilton Hotel

Cocoa Beach has lots of hotel rooms available. Some are right on the beach while others are across the street. Most hotels and rental properties have some units that overlook the beach, while others overlook a pool, a parking area or the street. Make sure you specify which view you want when booking. Hotels play games with words like “beach front,” beach view,” beach side,” and other variations. If you want a room that is directly on the beach with a view of the ocean, you have to make sure that’s what you are getting.

typical cocoa beach chain hotel room
Above: This is a typical Cocoa Beach chain hotel room that may range from $69 to $159.

Both chain hotels and mom & pop hotels are well represented in Cocoa Beach. I generally prefer sticking with the chain hotels unless I get a personal recommendation for a certain mom & pop accommodation. Quality varies a great deal.

Most of the action in Cocoa Beach is centered in the area around and between the Cocoa Beach Pier and Ron Jon Surf Shop. That’s a good area to book a hotel. If you prefer a quieter experience, find a hotel a half-mile or so south of that area.

Beach Place Guesthouses
Above: We've stayed several times at the Beachplace Guesthouses on Cocoa Beach.

There are no hotels near Canaveral National Seashore / Playalinda beach, but there are some reasonable hotels in and near Titusville (not on the beach).