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“Ron Jon Excellent Family Fun” 4 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
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Cape Canaveral
Certificate of Excellence
Sarasota
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ron Jon Excellent Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Family Fun, Mom/Dad, 4 kids (ages 14, 10, 9, 3). Entrance clean, beautifully decorated in caribbean theme. Check-in polite, professional, and quick. Rooms clean and updated. No daily maid service so keep your place clean. Kitchen has most utensils and needs. Restaurant food was great, especially the burgers. Bar...ok, plastic solo cups don't keep cold drinks COLD very long. Pool/Resort area clean, well kept, main pool was great fun for all. Slide was fun without being too thrilling for the extremely young or old. Lazy river was great for all, cruising around with the occasional water feature, my 3 year old absolutley loved the Lazy River, I think we went around 30+ times over 4 days. Jacuzzi/Hot tub was big and hot, probably 102+. No lifeguards are on duty (decrease liability) but pool staff are vigilent (in a good way, and always polite) in enforcing the pool area rules. Gated pool area very centrally located, your kids won't be far from you. Only negative, BRING YOUR OWN POOL TOWELS. The supplied pool towels are dinky gym towels, your only allowed one per guest and switching them out is painfully located down a south hall inside the hotel, when you're wet and have a wet towel...you're out of luck. I guess this cuts down on linen because towel exchange is minimized because it's too inconvenient.

For kids of all ages is a arcade (bring cash, crane games are 50 cents per game, and most others are $1.00 each go round), a movie theater playing from 9 a.m. til 11 p.m.with family/kid friendly in the morningafternoon progressing to PG-14 or R in the evening. Also the kiddie playground is hours of fun. Indoors, well air conditioned, and can probably hold 100+ kids, with crawl tubes, ropes, slides, ball pit, ladders.

Are we going back, definitely. Maybe next time we will feel the need to see the beach (a block away) because this trip we had all we needed at the resort.

Room Tip: North rooms get a view of passing ships through the port canal, east facing rooms most likely have a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This resort has it all. Beautifully landscaped and the resort is huge. Each condo is privately owned and you "rent" from them. The interior is very nicely decorated and comes with everything you need from dish soap, laundry detergent and so on. My ONLY complaint is that when you leave, they expect YOU to clean everything from the linens to taking out the trash. For that kind of $$ they should clean it.

The huge pool with a small water fountain is very nice. The lazy river was extremely fun, just beware that you HAVE to have a tube to sit on while in it. The water slides are fun as well. The children’s water splash playground was loved by our little ones.

This place has a small movie theater, a HUGE indoor playground with tunnels, slides and activity room. Putt putt is on the premises between the buildings. An indoor/outdoor restaurant with good food there. Everything you could possibly want and never have to leave.

Restaurants are a short distance away. The ships pass right beside the property. The beach is a short walk away at the back of the property. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Fairview, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I loved this place, staff was friendly and resort was clean. The pool was awesome and everybody loved the lazy river and slide. The lazy river was my favorite thing to do. The beach was ok for a public beach. The trolleys run every few minutes to take you to the beach.

Room Tip: I loved sitting on my balcony and watch cruise ships come in to port.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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SKirby369, Corporate Compliance Manager at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. It's always great to hear from our guests. Please keep us in mind for your next beach vacation. And remember - return guests receive 10% off our regular rates! Thanks again!
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Again, like I said about the Roberto's Cuban Restaurant in Cocoa Beach, we came here because of a recommendation in a dated travel article from the NY Times. I should have known better. The article was about 7 years old. But this place is very average at best. The type of people who come here are pretty tacky, so it seems to cater to that. The hotel décor in the lobby, the hotel grounds, the rooms are all pretty average to substandard. However,the people who work there are nice and helpful. But I think in general, you could do a lot better at the Radisson or some other place in town instead.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed 4th of July week. There was 100's of kids here rightfully for the forth. Many were unsupervised and doing back flips into the pool and roughhousing, pool staff said nothing 90% of the time. The room was way to small for 4 as there were 3 of us in a studio, 1 was 3 1/2 years old. The walls were paper thin, unit was near the elevator and tours went by all day long while my granddaughter was attempting to sleep. We never used the pool area, she loves the water and every time we took her down to the pool she cried and said she didn't want to go to that pool. She wanted to go to the pool at Grammy's hotel (Discovery Resort) as it was more mellow and there weren't 4 or 5 adults laying in the children's pool area. The larger pool area was littered with children and parents on the stairs, there was no access for my toddler enter. I called and asked for a wake up call at 5 am on the Monday morning as I had to go home to work 2 hours away...there was fire alarms 3 times from 12 am - 3 am with everyone out in the parking lot in our pajamas....at 5:30 I awoke to my phone alarm and called the front desk to thank them. On the Friday check out was 10 am we called and told them about Monday and asked for a wake up at 8:30 am and got 3 wake up calls at 5 am REALLY FUNNY!!!!!!!! The restaurant service was very slow but the food was great.

Room Tip: Don't get a room near the elevator......timeshare sales go by all day and unsupervised teenagers...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We loved this "family" resort. There is plenty to do for all ages.

Villa: Ours was in the main bldg with a port view - pretty cool to see huge ships passing our windows. The villa was in great condition, veryclean and typical tropical decor. Everything is very spacious and well equipped. My only con for the kitchen: no non-stick pans, so everything stuck and only 1 cutting knives, that was a mission to use (you may want to pack 1 non-stick pan & a good knife!).

Pools: Big and always clean. Our 4 kids, ranging from 16 to 5, loved the lazy river and the slide. Poolside Grill had good food, not overly priced and all kinds of drinks. The alcoholic drinks are on the weak side, but I didn't want to lose my children...lol...so that's ok. No coolers allowed inside, but you can leave them outside the gate; very safe. Twice, on different days, the pool got closed due to a parent not putting pull-ups on their toddler. They are strict about this, as they should be...the pool gets closed for 2-3 hours to clean and sterilize it again!

Beach: we're from Miami and don't have these kinds of beaches, so it was a new experience. A lot of waves and rip current, so be cautious. The boogie boarding was a lot of fun. And the water (for us) was very cold, but we still ventured in and had fun.

Kids: A lot for them to do, even at night. During the summer, the pool closes at 11pm. The movie theater was great...it's small, but impressive and runs from morning until night. The arcade is fun, too. The kids can go to the front desk and ask for tokens. The mini golf...there's always people playing. And a nice plus, the indoor playground...very nice way to get away from the sun/heat for a while.

Tram/Shuttle: I thought this would be an issue, but literally, in a blink of an eye, the tram is driving up for pick up / drop off. The wait is no more than a few minutes. Yes, you can walk, but when you have little kids and/or you're carrying a lot of stuff, the 5 minute walk can turn into torture. Keep in mind, once you get to the boardwalk, you still have another stretch of walking to do.

Beach Chairs: There's a private vendor on the beach. We paid $20 for 1 umbrella and 3 lounge chairs for the whole day.

Staff: They were really great and everywhere. I felt very safe here and allowed the 3 older kids to walk around without me. I expected more video cameras, but all the staff compensated for it.

Location: off the highway. A short drive to Publix, Walgreens, CVS, etc. Inside the Port is about 7 Seafood Restaurants. Baja was cheap, but good (oysters & jerk pork burrito). Rusty's was really good, too (oysters, shrimp, chicken, crab cakes). All face the water, have live bands and are suitable for children.

Overall, we had a great time and we had no complaints. My only real complaint was our king bed. It turns out, all the beds are new and apparently, ours had not been broken in. It felt like we were sleeping on the floor...literally. it was very hard. Other than that, this place is great.

FYI - No romancing here...this a KID resort and they're everywhere!! Enjoy :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Frederick, Maryland
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We exchanged through RCI. We spent most of our time at the pool. The lazy river is awesome. You could be in there forever. The grill is a great spot for food or drinks inside or out. If you go to the beach the shuttle will take you there but you could walk. The rooms are plenty big. The fitness room was great. Plenty to do!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort
Address: 1000 Shorewood Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-2406 (Formerly Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Brevard County > 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:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Cape Canaveral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort 3.5*
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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