We stayed at the hotel for four nights. During the day we went to the Kennedy Space center and Merritt Island.
The location of the hotel right on the beach and next to the pier is great . It was also a good value. I had checked it out on Trip Advisor so I was aware of the comments regarding the wood floors,((bring slippers) not enough seating at breakfast, and the band noise.
I made a reservation for an ocean VIEW room instead of what I wanted, an ocean FRONT room. I think that the website could give a better description of the differences between the two rooms. Our ocean view room 612 was half parking lot, half ocean view.
The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, especially Christopher and Lorre who printed our boarding passes because the printer was out of order.
The rooms were large with good drawer space, comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee maker,
We loved the funky pier next to the hotel and enjoyed dinners there, at the Marlin and the Atlantic Grill. At the end of the pier you can get a drink at the Tiki bar and watch the surfers, people fishing off the pier, and the pelicans walking around.
There's a delightful free park about 5 minutes away (no playground equipment) where you can sometimes see manatee's and dolphins. Manatee Sanctuary Park. We did not see any manatees but did see some dolphins in the distance. Take Atlantic to W. Central Ave. between Zachary's Restaurant and the Traxx mini golf right by the Radisson Hotel. When you get to the park walk toward the left to the end of the beach to a little cove where, if you're lucky you'll see some manatees.
The pool area is very pleasant with a bar, comfortable chairs, and a shaded area. We were pleased with our stay and would return.