When cruising from Port Canaveral many cruisers mistakenly believe a hotel in Cape Canaveral puts them close to the port. Often, hotel guests arrive believing they’ll step out their door, cross the street and board their ship. When they arrive they are disheartened to discover that they are situated on an isolated stretch of road at the edge of town, nowhere near the port, the beach or the fun.
Lucky cruisers who do a little research, however, discover that Cocoa Beach, located a mere 5 to 10 minutes further away from Port Canaveral, proves to be a better and far more entertaining choice. In fact, if you want to shop, dine, or go to the beach you’ll be traveling to Cocoa Beach anyway. That is if you are lucky enough to have a car. So, why not stay in Cocoa Beach.
If you’re planning on taking a walk or eating on the beach, you can forget Cape Canaveral. That’s what Cocoa Beach is all about. And, with an average annual temperature of 73°, the beach is welcoming all year long.
Cocoa Beach, Orlando’s closest beach, is home to world famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, and a wide selection of restaurants, from fast food to fine dining, the famous Cocoa Beach Pier & Entertainment Complex with enough fun things to do that you could entertain the family for days.
At least that's what many guests end up thinking. You're on vacation so where's the fun? In Cocoa Beach! So, instead of being miles from nowhere in Cape Canaveral with little to do before or after your cruise, do what many smart cruisers do and enjoy a mini-vacation at the beach before your cruise by staying at the Quality Inn & Suites in Cocoa Beach.