If you want crowds on the beach, a trip up the elevator to get to your room and a restaraunt in the lobby, this is not the place for you. If you want to walk right out of your room, past the deck to the beach and relax in peace; this is the place for you. If you want a good clean room at a very good price, this is the place.
We spent our Spring Break in Cocoa Beach because our son was playing baseball at the Cocoa Expo. I spent hours on the computer debating where to stay. I liked the looks of this place online, but there were some bad reviews. However, I liked that the management answered them. The price for eight nights was great, and we would save money because I could cook our meals. We took a shot and hoped for the best. We were very glad we did!!!
This place was awesome. The rooms were a nice size, with a closet for our stuff. The kitchens have full sized refridgerators and cabinets to store food. The AC would freeze you out, but we quickly decided that we preferred to open all the windows to feel and hear the sea breeze. But more importantly than all that was what the outdoors offerred. The courtyard was complete with a small picnic shelter and a couple of very nice grills to cook on. There is a horseshoe pit and plenty of comfy chairs to laze around in. There is even a hammock spread between two palms that our son took a three hour nap in. The deck overlooks the beach, and the sand is mere feet away. On the busiest day during spring break week, there were maybe 40 people on the surrounding beach at the height of the day, otherwise, ten people at any given time made for a busy beach. The hotel is away from all the hustle and bustle of a busy vacation town, but close enough for a short drive.
For you other baseball parents out there, the drive to the expo is about thirty-five minutes. That was the hotel's biggest drawback for us, but the drive was well worth it. Many of the families stayed close to the expo and had no beach, scenery or peace. I can't imagine driving 900 miles to stay in a place like that.
This was my husband's first trip to the beach and he fell in love. Before we left in the morning, he was on the deck watching the waves roll in before the sun was even fully in the sky. When it stormed, we stood on the deck and watched the surfers roll with the tide. At bedtime, we relaxed on the deck and continued to listen to the waves after we could no longer see them ( I actually fell asleep outside most of the nights we were there). I can't imagine a more peaceful, relaxing place to be.
The staff was very accomodating. We hosted a small cookout for a few of the other team families on a Monday night. The staff cleaned out the fire pit for us and helped us with anything we needed. The other parents there that evening really enjoyed the layed back atmosphere surrounding the hotel. They were also very impressed with the price we payed for our stay. I'm sure that we will not be the only baseball family staying there next year. Our family will return most every year for probably the next 9 years or so, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else.
I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The South Beach Inn is pet and child friendly ocean front inn located in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It is a perfect vacation rental and is closely located to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World. The Inn offers efficiency style units-wonderful for families and those who would like to relax and enjoy a peaceful and open ocean front space. Enjoy cooking out on our ocean front gazebo, or relaxing on our open air deck. Surf, shell, photography, and nature are just outside your door. Along with your children and dogs! Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- South Beach Hotel Cocoa Beach
- South Beach Cocoa