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“Great Family Vacation and New Years Eve!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1000 Shorewood Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 (Formerly Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cape Canaveral
Montreal, Canada
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“Great Family Vacation and New Years Eve!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

7 of us (4 adults and 3 young girls ages 9 - 13) spent Dec. 29th - Jan. 5th in a 2 bedroom villa. Loved it and the resort. Very spacious for all of us and had all of the amenities of home, except for a good egg pan (only issue). Thoroughly enjoyed the pool, hot tub (really hot), restaurant, game room (pool tables), happy hours, beach, and especially the weather. Would go back again in a heartbeat. Very friendly staff, except for one young "unhappy" girl at the store our first night. Spent New Years Eve on the beach with fireworks and great people. Shopped at the larger Ron Jon Store nearby which had some great deals. Also, visited Kennedy Space Center...NASA, great experience! Got a family 4 pack for $99 which was a good deal for full tour; IMAX; Space Shuttle Launch Experience. We would recommend this resort, especially to families...you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: had villa 1304 overlooking the miniature golf...nice and quiet! Had an eagle on a street light each...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed at Ron Jon on a Disney Vacation Club exchange. After staying at Disney I was so disappointed to drive up to Ron Jon - such a small property. Walked into my unit and was just as disappointed. Red formica counter tops, low ceiling in entry. And where was the lovely ocean view I saw on the web site? After my Disney vaca this felt like a letdown. The feeling did not last long. I grew to really love the Ron Jon Resort and am look forward to returning. It's compact but has everything you need. Know in advance that unless you book a 2 bedroom unit you will not be on the ocean. Also if you book a studio you have no view at all...no windows at all.

Once I was over the lack of ocean view I really began to like Ron Jon. We had a nice corner unit in the main building looking down onto the pool area and palm trees. The sliding door in the unit opens both ways and makes it feel like you are living outside. Loved it. The pool is nice, lazy river was fun and water was warm. The pool area - as a matter of fact the whole resort - is so family friendly. Tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, mini golf, movies, magic shows, animal shows...then the beach! Restaurant was really good. The resort is in a quiet residential area - it all makes for a super relaxing vacation.

Forgot to mention clean. Extremely clean. Much cleaner than Disney timeshares I have stayed in. When I saw a housekeeper with a mop and bucket...did you ever see a mop and bucket at Disney? Try this resort - you will love it.

Room Tip: No windows in the studios would be an issue for me. We had a corner one bedroom and was able to ope...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Did New Years at RJCCR and it was again a terrific experience. Clean, well staffed with friendly helpful folks, and just a great place to stay with the kids. The beach is amazing and being at the end of the Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral run to the port make it far less busy than other resorts in the area. Service at the Grill was much better this stay. The room was clean, everything was working, and was well equipped. The only downside is that the Ron Jon Surf Experience stopped coming out to the resort since our last stay. Tennis, mini-golf, lazy river, giant water slide, and beach access all made it another wonderful vacation for us.

Room Tip: You have to stay 7+ days to be in the beach front building. However, the pool and other amenities a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SKirby369, Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you so much for joining us again and for your great review! We always appreciate our returning guests! See you next year!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Perfect resort!!!!!! Gorgeous pool, heated, pleanty of seating, large hot tubs, VERY HOT, fun lazy river, fast water slide, great fast pool side frozen drinks 4.00$ and food (pizza and motz.sticks), loved the poolside music and games. Easy 1 mile walk? to beach (large and warm water) worth the walk to see the dolphins jumping right in front of you!! Awesome and relaxing resort, cant wait to return!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in a 1 bed condo in October with my husband and two children. It was our base whilst we visited KSC. The hotel is generally very well kept, the main pool and lazy river was open with lots of maintenance going on, the pool spiral slide was closed due to renovation, but we were only informed of this a few weeks before travel. There was plenty else for the kids to do though, and as it was a base, it would not have stopped us booking this.
The accomodation is generally well appointed, we were in the main building, again rooms were being renovated, but we did not suffer any undue noise. The restaurant is'nt the cheapest and there is not a lot else going on around here, you are right at the end of what looks like a residential street. However this makes it quite quiet, and the hotel is family orientated, which was perfect for our short stay.the hotel put on little shows, we had a wildlife show, which is free, but a contribution is expected at the end for their services!
KSC is about 30-40 mins away by car.
The beach is quite wide, there is a little trolley bus to the beach or a 10 minute walk, we were in the main building. We saw turtles in the ocean, which on our stay was okay day 1 but by day 3 as we were leaving was quite rough due to Hurricane Sandy making her way up the coastline!
We had an enjoyable time here, and would recommend.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor(5th) and thus had no noise from above.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ashland ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We Just Got Back from Ron Jon, It was our third time there and let me tell you. Its a great place for family fun.. The water park there is awesome, the staff is very friendly and helpful..I give this place a AAA+++.. Check it out you wont be disapointed. Ray, From Ohio

Room Tip: The suites are super roomy, feels like being at home.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SKirby369, Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for the great review and for allowing us to be your vacation destination. We appreciate all of our guests and are very pleased when you choose to vacation with us again and again when there are so many other places to choose from. Be sure to come back and see us again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We were recommended by our hostess at IHop in cocoa beach to stay at Ron Jon resort as it has both a wonderful pool and beach. Upon arrival, the front desk allowed us to view a model room prior to check-in. We decided to be a guest in a 6 person room which included a private bedroom with two full-size beds and a pull out sofa sleeper along with a full kitchen a little over 1,000 sq/ft. The kids loved the pool and the beach was equally as nice. The unit was modern and very clean We stayed at a Disney property prior to coming to RJ and we now wish we would've skipped staying at the wilderness lodge at Disney and stayed here all week. We will defiantly stay here again!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SKirby369, Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review. We look forward to your next vacation with us!
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Address: 1000 Shorewood Drive, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 (Formerly Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Cape Canaveral
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Canaveral
#3 Family Hotel in Cape Canaveral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Space Coast adventure, beachfront beauty and the excitement of one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, this resort provides maximum fun, entertainment and relaxation all in one place. Before you ever leave the resort, you'll discover a swimming pool, lazy river and hot tub to soak your cares away. Try the onsite mini golf course, elevated tennis and basketball courts and onsite exercise room. For kids, there's a big indoor play area with an attached child care center, a multi-row movie theater and much more. From the spacious game room to plenty of onsite activities, you won't be lost for things to do. And your roomy accommodations are perfect for settling in and staying a while. With direct beach access, an onsite restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a gift shop for souvenirs and incidentals and plenty of activities, you'll never be at a loss for breezy Florida Space Coast fun! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ron Jon Cape Caribe Hotel Cape Canaveral
Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort Cocoa Beach
Ron Jon Resort
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Ron Jon Cape Canaveral
Ron Jon Cape Caribe Fl

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