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“Best Place on the beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Resort on Cocoa Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1600 N Atlantic Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931   |  
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Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Houston, TX
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Place on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

My husband and I needed a place to stay prior to our cruise out of Port Canaveral the first week of May, 2009. We love the beach so I did extensive research trying to find a place to stay that was on the beach with a balcony, preferrably in the bedroom, so we could open the door and have the sea breezes come in. Needless to say, there are very few hotels or resorts for that matter that have balconies on the bedroom, unless you are an owner and can get a double balcony. I finally selected the Resort on Cocoa Beach because it was a resort, had one of the nicest pools in the area, had ocean front rooms with a balcony and had a washer and dryer to make sure all our clothes were clean prior to our cruise. The resort is also close to the Port , only an hour drive from Orlando and the theme parks and airport . The pier is a short drive up the road and Ron John's Surf Shop is close by as well. The beach in front of the hotel is clean and does not get too crowded since you are not close to a public access to the beach. You will only find people who are staying at the resort or other resorts nearby on your section of the beach.

The staff at the resort were very helpful and friendly. My husband wanted to watch a Boxing match on PPV and the staff went out of their way to find the names of all the sports bars, with phone numbers, for us so we could find someplace to watch it. Unfortunately, if you want to watch something like that, you won't find it in Cocoa Beach.

Merritt Island is just a short drive, maybe 15 minutes, across the causeway and you will find a shopping mall and movie theatres.

The rooms were big and clean and we heard no noise whatsoever from the the Hilton HVAC next door, as one reviewer had mentioned. The pool area was big and very nice and there was always live entertainment during the day, with a Tiki bar for great drinks and hamburgers, hot dogs, or food from the Mexican Restaurant, which is on site.

Make sure you get a room above the 2nd floor, or you won't be able to see the ocean. There are protected dunes right behind the hotel that block the view. These dunes are where the sea turtles live. We had a room on the third floor and our view was perfect. Just a short walk across a boardwalk and you are on the beach. We bought an umbrella and two chairs at the local Publix store to take to the beach, but after a day, rented the lounge chairs and big umbrella (for $20) because they were more comfortable. It's really nice having a full refrigerator and kitchen if you are into cooking or eating in. We ate out all of our meals, but loved having a refrigerator. You can get fresh squeezed orange juice at Harvey's Grove store right on Atlantic Avenue and keep in your refrigerator. Great to have first thing in the morning.

Although the resort does have a Mexican restaurant on the property which is good, it is not open for breakfast and there is no room service, if that is what you are looking for. We decided to try out several of the restaurants reviewed here on Trip Advisor. We went to the Omelette Station the first day, okay, but nothing to write home about. The best place for breakfast was on our last day, Simply Delicious. The name says it all. they have homemade bread, pastries, pies, desserts and jams. They also serve a full breakfast and on Sunday have a breakfast brunch buffet that includes all of the pastries in the price of the breakfast. We just wished we had discovered it sooner. For dinner we tried several places, Grills at Port Canaveral, which is nice to sit outside and watch the big cruise ships come and go. Our favorite restaurant was the Lobster Shanty, which had a whole lobster for only $19. It was the best lobster I had ever eaten!!

We liked this place so much we actually bought a timeshare so we are now owners! The only complaint I have is that checkout time is at 10:00 a.m., way too early, if you ask me. If you stay any longer you get charged $100. Also, they turn off your room key and you can't get back in. We went out to take out the trash and get the cart for our luggage and we couldn't get back in at 9:30 a.m. Apparently their "time" was messed up to turn off the room keys. Very annoying to have to make a trip downstairs to get the room key inactivated. Obviously a computer error, and not the fault of the personnel. Will definitely be staying here again!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Went to resort on an RCI exchange. Based on past experiences with timeshare exchanges at the beach, we really had low expectations. Boy were we surprised. The resort is wonderful. The unit was in fabulous condition and all the furniture was in great shape. Check in was smooth and fast. While we were there, they were reroofing, but we heard absolutely nothing, no noise at all. Only knew they were doing this because they informed us that it was going on. Housekeeping was great. The unit and all the resort grounds were very clean and neat.
There is an onsite restaurant, but we did not get a chance to use. Just too busy. The resort is only about 3 miles from Kennedy Space Flt center and you can see the lauch pads from the beach out front. While we were there we could see the shuttles on the pad. Plus a delta rocket set to carry a GOES sattellite. Bummer, all were delayed, so we did not get to see a launch, but this would be a front row seat.
The beach was nice. Plenty of space.
Another big plus for us was the free hi speed wireless internet service.
All in all a great place to go and a truly gem by the sea.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muskoka, Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days at the end of April 2009 and can't think of one thing to complain about; we are a family of 4, my son is 9 and my daughter 4. We flew into Orlando and picked up our rental vehicle at the airport and its about an hour and a half drive to the resort.

We had an ocenan front condo on the 4th floor. Not once did we hear the HVAC system from next door, the master bedroom was huge as was the master bath. The kids room was perfect, with 2 single beds and a TV, closet and dresser. There is a washroom right next to their room.

We liked the condo idea as we are able to prepare our own meals, not so much dinner as we ate out, but for breakfast and lunch it was nice and far less expensive than eating out for every meal. There are beach towels in your room, and there is a towel exchange to change them between 9 and 5. There is a washer and dryer in the room and being able to stay on top of the laundry is awesome, so you can come home and simply put your clothes away!

The hotel is right on the ocean, with spectacular views from the balcony. The beach is beautiful as well...you can rent boogie boards for $5 for the day and 2 chairs and an umbrella for $20 for the day...this would get expensive if you're staying for the week but you can buy your own and probably just leave them with the hotel when you leave.

We also enjoyed the pool, it was warm and the entertainment was great and made you feel like you were in the Carribean. The tiki bar is a nice touch to grab a few drinks and you can some fast food items there as well.

We have already booked our stay for next year, but for the entire week this time...the entire family would prefer to stay at the ocean than go back to Disney!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2009

My husband & I bought 2-wks. timeshare, sight unseen at this resort, in March 2008. We were so pleased to see we made a great decision. We had a double balcony with a full view of the ocean, from our MBR & the LR. (This is for owner's only if their timeshare indicates full ocean view.) We never heard any HVAC noise from the Hilton next door, as one review said. Our unit was very clean, the maid did a full clean after our 1st week also. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We were glad they have wireless in every unit, as we like to bring our laptop. The heated pool is big & beautiful, same for the hot tub - which is up a long stairway outside but also accessible by taking the elevator to the 2nd flr., then walk outside. The live entertainment at the pool was an added touch - and the Tiki Bar at the pool was great, for food & drinks. When we discovered the area, we couldn't believe how close everything was to us that we liked -- Blockbuster's across the street, Wendy's, Waffle House, CVS, Wal-Mart, Ron-Jon's Surf store, etc. We saw the shuttle take off right from our beach, an unexpected treat. We took a casino cruise from Port Canaveral, with a shuttle picking us up at the resort and bringing us back. We ate dinner out at great restaurants, all nearby, and we also ate at the Mexican Restaurant in the resort, twice. We visited Cocoa Village, Daytona Beach, and EPCOT. We were going to go to the west coast next year but already booked our time again at Cocoa Beach, then we're taking a cruise to Mexico from Port Canaveral after our time at the resort . We will visit Kennedy Space Center next year also. One rule we liked about the resort was, they will not tolerate any noise (inside or out) after 10 p.m. When some teenagers were acting up at the pool, they handled it right away. The only bug we saw the whole time was a lady bug! And that even includes the beach - not a fly, or anything (where are the bugs?). The morning sunrise over the ocean from our balcony was worth getting up for!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2009

We enjoyed our week (2/15 - 2/22) at the Resort on Cocoa Beach. Staff was very nice, on-site Mexican restaurant was surprisingly good (we ate there twice), oceanfront condo was pleasant, kids really liked the pool. Only negative to me was the loud HVAC noise coming from the Hilton next door; it would cycle on for about 5 minutes every 20 minutes or so, round the clock. Although we used the balcony, we used it less due to this racket. I was surprised to have never read about this before; maybe it's not like this all the time?

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

2 adults and 2 kids, had a greta time. Can't think of anything bad to say. Not a 5 star Ritz, so if you weant luxury, not the palce, but it is a very clean very nice 4star type place. Will go there again next year without hesitation. We are a same sex couple with 2 adopted kids and we were treated with the utmost respect by all. That made our week!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

Highlights: hot tub and pool areas, right on beach, lots of activities if you want to do them, good for people with walking difficulties. Negatives: a little dated, could do with a refurb, gym equipment is old but okay, a little confusing to find your way around due to a lot of locked gates, absolute crap shower.

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 1600 N Atlantic Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Location: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Cocoa Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Cocoa Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Cocoa Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cocoa Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cocoa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Resort on Cocoa Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on beautiful Cocoa Beach, yet close enough to Orlando and all major theme parks to "truly have the best of both worlds"; The Resort on Cocoa Beach is a premier destination in the Cocoa Beach area. We are located just minutes away from Port Canaveral and all major cruise terminals. We offer deluxe two bedroom, two bath condos with full kitchens. There is an endless array of fun activities both at the Resort or just minutes away. Enjoy surfing, golfing, kayaking, parasailing, deep sea fishing and Kennedy Space Center just to name a few! ... more   less 
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