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“Best place to stay before a cruise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach

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International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931   |  
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Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Cocoa Beach
Charlotte, NC
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“Best place to stay before a cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We've stayed at the International Palms 2x - once in the August summer season b2010 efore heading to Orlando and once during spring break in April 2012 before getting on a cruise. We liked it both times, although there was more open on the resort during the summer.

First of all, this is a huge resort with plenty of amenities. When we first arrived, we were concerned because there was a large group of high school kids staying there, but the resort is so big that we hardly noticed all the teenagers. In the summer, the pool water is warm and there is a fantastic shallow pirate ship pool for the kids. There is an outdoor bar by the pool and a hut selling reasonably priced swim gear. We bought a noodle for $5, which was a fair price to at a resort store. The beach access is conveniently located, and there is a large outdoor bar with music and a decent menu right by the beach entrance. I needed a sun hat, and in August there was a little wagon that sells hats, beach dresses, sunscreen etc which allows you to use your hotel key card to charge your purchases. The beach is clean and their are beach rentals with umbrellas. It was a great three-night stopover before heading to Orlando.

During spring break, the weather was chillier and we weren't able to use the pirate pool because it was too cold. The large main pool is heated, so my son still enjoyed swimming. The pool bar was not open, which was disappointing, but the outdoor tiki bar by the ocean was open. I recommend the lemon drop shots - very tasty! The little wagon store by the beach and the one by the pool were not open, either, so it felt a little less festive, but it was still a great place to stay before getting on our cruise.

We reserved the speciality "kid's room" which had a cute cubicle in the center of the hotel room decorated with dolphins. Our son had a bunk bed, his own TV, and plenty of space to call his own in his private sleeping quarters. Next time, we'll probably try one of the oceanfront rooms. The hotel is near Cape Canaveral, and it is well worth spending the day at the NASA tourist attraction. The hotel sells discount tickets, so be sure to buy them there instead of at NASA.

All in all, a great hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
THANK YOU for your review! Our tiki bar over-looking the ocean is a guest favorite as well as the pirate ship pool! I am pleased that your son was able to enjoy our junior-Olympic sized pool while the weather was chilly! We keep our pool at a sensational 82degrees! It is exciting to hear that he also enjoyed the feeling of having his own room with the mini walls and his own TV. Thank you again for your excellent review and we look forward to your return.
Sincerely
Dustin S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We decided we needed a weekend getaway close to home but not to close. Upon check-in we were overwhelmed by not only the hospitality but just how big this resort really was. It was the off season so it was almost like we had the place to ourselves. The food at both Mambos and the Captains Grill was excellent as well as the service. We will definitely go back again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
THANK YOU for your excellent review! I am thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves while you were here with us! We take great pleasure in taking care of our guest so I will be sure to pass your feedback along to the rest of our staff! Thank you again and we look forward to your return.

Sincerely,
Dustin S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

spent two days at this resort. it ws the first time for this hotel and we were extremely please with the experience. from the registration with Mark who was extremely accomodating and helpful with directions and things to see while here, to Judy in the Captain's Cafe where we had breakfast, and Mombo's was really good for lunch. All meals were generous portions so if over 55 or a light eater you may want to share a meal. Rooms were clean and a nice bonus was a coffee maker in the room, nice not to have to go out for a cup early in the morning. Computer in the lobby was a pleasant surprise and made it easy to check e-mails.

Room Tip: stayed in room 615 that provided a great view of the ocean, Mark's recommendation!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
THANK YOU for your amazing review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed some of our many amenities during your stay with us. I will be sure to pass your great feedback to our entire team! We really enjoy treating our guests with excellent care!
See you soon.

Sincerely

Dustin S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Resort is an older resort but the owners have done a marvelous job with upkeep and the grounds were just impecably kept. The first night was in a standard room that was dated and not a 5 star by no means but quite adaquate. The next night I upgraded to an oceanview suite. It had been updated and was outstanding. The views were as good as any I have ever had. Quite and out of the busy part of town. Ocean steps from room. Super large suite with seperate living area, large bath and kitchen. Room was as good as any I have had before. The staff here are awesome, eager to please, had room service bring extra pillows one evening, the called to verify that all is well. Could not ask for better service. I would use them again. The only negative is that the rooms all have outside corridors, This is unavoidable due to design but a ground floor room would cause me some security concerns. Other than this. 5 star for me.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
THANK YOU for your 5 star review! We are putting a lot of energy and enthusiasm into keeping our grounds looking beautiful! The view from our suites is priceless! I am pleased that you enjoyed yourself... Our entire staff will be thrilled to hear all of these great comments! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Cocoa Beach.

Thank you
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had the most wonderful time this past Saturday night at our Annual Christmas banquet of The Royal court of Jesters. Everything was perfect! The room was beautiful, the food was subperb and the service was Excellent! They put the right girl at the head table for us! Rusty was most accomidating and made sure that we had everything that we needed! Very wonderful night for all of us. Thank-you and Happy Holidays..LadyLinda

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
We are very excited to hear you had an EXCELLENT stay with us! Our staff always works hard to make sure our guests have everything they need to make their stay more enjoyable. We are so glad we were able to host your annual Christmas banquet. We look forward to seeing you and your group next year!

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last year and decided to come back this year....We were NOT disappointed. Rooms and grounds have been updated, we upgraded to an ocean front suite (which i highly suggest). Staff was great, especially Dustin, who made our stay outstanding!! We will certainly be back!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
THANK YOU for your 5 star review and your business! I will be sure to pass long to to our staff! Our team really does take pride in taking care of our guest, as you know... Enjoy the rest of your stay.
Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Dustin S.
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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Hi there, just wanted to let everyone know that weare very pleased that we came back to Cocoa Beach and stayed at The International Palms Resort for a 3rd time this year! We really enjoy this place...everyone is soo friendly, most of all Rusty in the Capt's Grill, she 1st waited on us in the Spring, and everytime we return we request her table. Rusty is always very friendly and she alweays remembers us and our names! Walking into the restaurant and hearing "Good Morning Karen and Bob" really means alot! and not just us we had another couple with us and they agreed that Rusty is Awesome! The rooms and the grounds have improved soo much over the summer! Same smiling faces though everywhere! Although the service at the Beach Bar was not the same, some of the servers seemed to be occupied on their phones. The server at Mambos we did like was Tonka (think that was her name) lol, she took good care of us as well. Since we just live in Lake Mary we will be back again!

Room Tip: Worth it too upgrade!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Dustin S, Front Office Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your wonderful review and your business! I will be sure to pass long to Rusty and the rest of our staff! Our staff really does take pride in taking care of our guest, as you know...
We truly look forward to your return.

Thank you
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Additional Information about International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach

Address: 1300 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Location: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Cocoa Beach
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cocoa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 500
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Listen to the soothing waves of the Atlantic Ocean & sink your toes into our white sand beach at the oceanfront Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Florida Hotel, the finest in Cocoa Beach accommodations. Soak up the sun at our Cocoa Beach Florida resort as you relax beside the largest hotel pool in Cocoa Beach. Kids will have an adventure in our kid-friendly Pirate Ship themed pool. Oh, the choices to make, white sand and boogie boards or wacky water cannons! Adventure seekers will love the challenge of many onsite water sport activities including surfing lessons. The best of Cocoa Beach is just outside your Cocoa Beach, FL, hotel room or one of many spacious suites. Connection to the business world is never far with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. The only decision you will need to make is business suit or bathing suit . This spacious oceanfront hotel in Cocoa Beach Fl is located only 7 miles from Port Canaveral and 17 miles from Kennedy Space Center. While in town be sure to visit Ron Jon s Surf Shop, historic Cocoa Village, the Brevard Zoo or many of the Central Florida theme parks. All are a short drive away. Look no further for a hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Paradise is a click away! The Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort hotel is the best choice for your Cocoa Beach lodging.Florida resident discounts are available You must be 21 or older to check in! ... more   less 
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