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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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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great exchange resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were in the area to attend the Spacecoast Birding and Wildlife Festival in the Tutusville area so we did not use the resort as a destination, but rather as a place to stay. The resort was nicely located so we could watch the cruise ships coming and going, walk to the beach or enjoy the pool. There were so many activities, I decided I needed to come back and bring the granddaughter. Attractive decor and comfortable furniture helped make our unit a "home away" from home. The staff was very helpful an d courteous; the grounds and buildings very well maintained. This resort has easy access to the beach, the theme parks, the cruise port, Cape Canaveral . . . plus all the wonderful birding and outdoor spots in Brevard County.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We took the grandkids for a long weekend and had loads of fun. It was a bit cool the weekend we were there but there are lots of activities to do inside too. The kids really loved the indoor playground. We only got in the pool 1 day, but the water was heated -- just a wild wind to cool ;you off when getting out. They could use a morning cafe as the grill isn't open early. We were in a studio apt. and found it to be fine for 4 people. Had pizza from the grill and it was pretty good and not expensive. We plan on coming back when the weather is a bit warmer. Still there was lots to do even in the chilly weather.

  • 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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Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is one of the best resorts we have stayed at. We are on the top floor overlooking the pool and the ocean. The rooms are beautifully decorated and maintained with lots of room. The pools are just amazing.....something for everyone. We can stand on our balcony and watch the cruise ships come and go out to sea. Early in the morning they arrive with all their lights blazing and its a beautiful site. There are so many things to do here that I don't think you could get bored. The beds are the most comfortable we have slept on. We hate to leave on Sunday but we'll be back for sure.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool. You can see the sunrise everymorning.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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SKirby369, Corporate Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for the great review. It is our goal for all of our guests to enjoy their stay and want to return again and again. We have had so much positive feedback, and we appreciate all of the time our guests are taking to post their reviews. We share them with our staff to let them know that their efforts do not go unnoticed. Thank you!
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Just returned from Sunny Florida after spending a week at Ron Jon's Caribe and we will be back no doubt about it.
Fantastic Staff, food pool area beach etc just brilliant place and very very clean in all area's in fact it was spotless what more can I say.
Easy to,find great Bars a few streets away, Cruise liners to see in and out of the Terminals. And underground parking.
Top Class place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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SKirby369, Corporate Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay! We always appreciate a kind word. Come back and see us and bring your friends!
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Tampa Bay, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Although we live near the soft and beautiful sand beaches of St. Pete, we had an opportunity to stay at the Ron Jon Caribe Resort for one night. We had a 2 br suite overlooking the pool. My husband and I brought our daughters and their friends making it 5 teens (16-18). The unit was spacious and well decorated. Knowing that 2 kids would be on the pullout we brought a blowup mattress and were glad we did. Check in is at 4 but they will give you a wristband to enjoy the facilities. We also packed our big comfy beach towels. (Easy to do if you're driving.) That was key. They give you paper thin towels to use until your room is ready and you can get the "real" pool towels. The "real" towels are longer than the others but just as thin.

Pools are very nice and slide fun. Volleyball net in pool - nice touch. Beach is short walk- across a parking lot but there's a shuttle if you can't walk well. Chairs and umbrellas are available for a cost but is recommended if you don't like the hard packed sand.

Kids loved it. One day was enough for us. Had dinner in Cocoa Beach. Ate at Cocoanuts on the water with outside beach deck and live music. Great atmosphere. Food acceptable. Perfect little getaway for us.

Pros: kitchen nicely stocked. Nice pool bar. Clean. Great patio. Spacious. n/s facility. Perfect location to cruise ships.

Cons: uncomfortable pullout. Cheap pool and bath towels. -but certainly nothing to ruin our stay.

Timeshare tour-They were accommodating time wise. Tours are betw 9 and 2:30. Check out at 10am. Did tour at 11. Would have preferred doing a tour closer to 4 pm instead of taking prime, middle-of-the day time to do it. It was not a high pressure pitch- which was appreciated.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Somers Point, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The staff is very accomodating and friendly perfect for family fun. Ron Jon Resort is absolutely beautiful. You have the river park, beach, fishing and tons of stuff for every age child and adult. Close by is the Victory Casino Boat, Cape Canaveral and Disney

Room Tip: It is nice to look out your balcony at the pool area.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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