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“Retro on the beach”
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Sea Aire Motel
Ranked #17 of 31 Hotels in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Retro on the beach”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

We enjoyed being right on the ocean and played lots in the water. Location is just fantastic plus the kind staff at the motel let us borrow a whole bunch of sand toys for the kids and some small body boards. Don't expect modern and well maintained rooms (ie. duct tape covering a hole in the bathtub). It's all about location. We loved the old-school charm of this place and would recommend the Sea Aire Motel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

I stayed here in mid-March 2012 while visiting the Viera, FL area to catch some baseball Spring Training. This motel has a great view of, and access to, a wonderful beach, and has a nice grassy common area out back to relax, and even BBQ, if you're so inclined, but the room I stayed in was in a pretty shabby state. The sink and tub both had a layer of soap scum on them, and there was hair in the shower left from a previous tenant, the beds must have been, at a minimum, 10 years old with zero support left, there was a thick layer of dust on blinds and lights, and the appliances and lights rusty or just generally old. Honestly, I've stayed in WAY better budget hotels in Mexico for the same amount of money and had a much better experience. I definitely would not spend my money here again!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Amherst, MA
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2012

a kitschy 50's style one story motel, right on the beach with wonderful views. Management is so friendly. Inexpensive and you have to make your own bed but the visitors are all friendly and it feels so safe. No fancy amenities but plenty of chairs and picnic tables. Just a great place to stay. We're going back again next year!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We visit cocoa beach all the time to stay with parents. This was the first time there wasn't room with them so had to find something else. We went to La Quinta, International Palms because they were closest to parents, but happily stumbled upon the Sea Aire Motel. Had walked past it many times, but never looked. I was a little reluctant at first because it is truly a "motel", but if you are going to Cocoa Beach, we wanted to be on the beach, and there is no better place that the Sea Aire. Had an ocean front room. The rooms were what you would expect. They had a refrigerator, stove, etc., but no microwave in room, I would have liked that, just to heat up our leftovers every day. But, they had one in office we could use. Met Michelle and Gary on check in and both were so wonderful, very nice and they gave us a great deal for a week! Rooms were clean and it is a "self-service" motel, which I wasn't sure about, but worked out fine. That meant we had to bring them our soiled towels and exchange for new ones, which ended up being fine. They said they would change sheets if we wanted, but we were fine with new towels every few days. Every morning we could get up and walk the beach right in front and then back for breakfast sitting in front of our unit, or on one of the picnic tables available to all with the sun and ocean right there. The ocean view and sound is wonderful, many people would sleep with the door open, I preferred the hum of the air conditioning, but either is wonderful. Gary was very attentive to anything we would need. With all the big condo units surrounding this lovely motel, we hope it stays there for a long time.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I visited the Sea Aire Motel in 12/11. I was pleased when I arrived, until later the next day I went to use my Debit card. I had $56 left in my account. Sea Aire Motel had double charged my room and drained most of my funds from my account. After dealing with Sea Aire and my bank it would take 4-6 days for a refund to go through unless Sea Aire provided a fax on company letterhead with related info requesting a faster refund. Well Sea Aire never pervided my bank with this fax/info. After talking to some local restaurant/bars nearby. They informed me they have heard of the same complaints for others. So if you are rich and can afford being charged twice for a room or like to vacation on $10 a day budget Sea Aire is the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed September 15, 2011

My husbund and I stayed there 3 days in Aug 2011 enjoyed it there very much. You walk out the door a few steps and there is the beach! It was so easy to get to campared to the bigger hotels where you have to pack all your stuff and ride the elevator to get to the beach.The owners are wonderful and very helpful. Whle we were out shopping once, they came in and cleaned and washed the dishes! (We asked them to)They are very personable people. It is only 1 room, but has 2 double beds and a little kitchenette area supplied with dishes. It also has a BBQ area with a few picnic tables and shelter, and also laundry facilities. It was a clean place and I loved the huge windows where you could see the ocean!
We already miss Sea Aire and want to go back there to live!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Suwanee, Georgia
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

My husband and I have been staying at Sea Aire since we first discovered it in 1989. We call it our "Jimmy Buffetville". It is so laid back and so many places within walking distance. Gary, who has been there 14 years, and Ms. Breadwell, the owner, are super people - very personable! We like that it is only 1 floor - easier to get to the beach rather than riding an elevator down several flights and toting all your beach stuff with you. One local fancy hotel in the immediate vicinity won't even let your take your beach things to the room with you; you have to leave them in the car and go get them every time you want to go on the beach. Sea Aire is the place for us! I highly recommend it. And the rates are fantastic!

Terry and Lynn Everly
Suwanee, GA

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Sea Aire Motel
Address: 181 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-2905
Location: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Cocoa Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Cocoa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Aire Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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