Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach) – Hotel Tour and Review (2021)


 (2021

The Residence Inn by Marriott Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach) is an extended stay type hotel located less than one mile from Port Canaveral and just a short distance to the world famous Cocoa Beach.

This four-story, 150-room property was originally constructed in 2006 and last renovated in 2013.  During our most recent stay the building and grounds were found to be in good condition and well kept.

Hotel features include a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness center with strength training and cardiovascular equipment, an outdoor sports court with basketball hoop, lobby marketplace & breakfast area, outdoor patio bar and 1,000 square feet of meeting space.

Our most recent stay was in June 2021 so COVID protocols were in place.

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The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hotel rates at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

Hotel rates at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral typically range from less than $150 per night for a studio suite to more than $300 per night for the two-bedroom suites, depending on the time of year. 

The hotel charges premium rates (approximate double standard rates) during special events like rocket launches from nearby the Kennedy Space Center and during peak season

How close is the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral to Port Canaveral?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is one of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral and is less than one mile to most cruise ship terminals.

Is the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral near a Beach?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is on the western side of Cape Canaveral (near the Banana River) and is approximately one mile to the nearest beach.  The Cocoa Beach Pier is 2.6 miles away and Jetty Park is 2.2 miles away.  

Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

There are no resort fees at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral but self-parking costs $10.00 per night.  Long term parking for cruise passengers is available and shuttle transport service to the port is available for $10.00 per person round trip.

Is there a pool at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral features a fair sized outdoor pool at the rear of the hotel, just beyond the lobby area.

What are the food & beverage options at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

There are no on-site dining restaurants at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral. A complimentary breakfast is offered daily along with appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Is the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral close to Walt Disney World?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is approximately 60 miles to the Walt Disney World Resort in nearby Orlando, Florida.  It is quite common for guests to take a day trip to Disney, Universal Orlando and the other Orlando area attractions.

What is the check-in and check-out time at Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

The check in-time at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is 4:00 pm and check out time is at noon.

What is the pet policy at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is pet friendly hotel allowing up to two pets per room.  There is a $100.00 per say non-refundable fee charged to the hotel guest.

How many Marriott Bonvoy points is needed to stay for free at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral?

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 5 hotel where 30,000 points are needed during off peak times, 35,000 points are needed during standard times and 40,000 points are needed during peak times.

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About the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach)

Originally constructed in 2006 and last renovated in 2013, the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach) is an extended stay type of hotel which features large studio and one bedroom suites.

The hotel is one of the closest to Port Canaveral and is a very good place to stay when vacationing on one of the local area cruise ships.  While amenities are not considered to be extensive, the Residence Inn features a heated outdoor pool & spa, fitness center, outdoor sports court, on-site marketplace, breakfast area, outdoor barbecue grills and a small outdoor patio bar.

In addition to the amenities the hotel offers guests a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and an evening social featuring light snacks along with bee and wine.  The evening social is held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the exception of major holidays.

In addition to Port Canaveral, the Residence Inn is close to Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Zoo, the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier and the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach)

8959 Astronaut Boulevard

Cape Canaveral, Florida  32920

321.323.1000

Web Site

The nearest major international airport is located in Orlando.  It will take about 45 minutes to get to the Residence Inn from the Orlando International Airport.  It is a very easy route as guests will take SR-528 (Beach Line Expressway) east to A1A (the route does not change) through Merritt Island to Cape Canaveral.  The hotel is on the west side of A1A less than one mile from entering Cape Canaveral.

The time / distance to other popular local area attractions is as follows:

  • Port Canaveral: 1 mile, less than 5 minutes
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: 15.4 miles, 23 minutes
  • Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier: 2.6 miles, 8 minutes
  • Ron John Surf Shop: 3.6 miles, 10 minutes

In addition to local area attractions, the Residence Inn is fairly close to the Orlando area theme parks.

The Rooms and Nightly Rates at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach)

There are five different room types offered at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral which are as follows:

  • Studio suite with one king bed: 500 sf with separate living area & sofa bed, kitchenette and work desk.
  • Studio suite with one king bed and balcony: 500 sf with separate living area & sofa bed, kitchenette and work desk.
  • One bedroom suite with one king bed: 500 sf with separate living area & sofa bed, kitchenette and work desk.
  • One bedroom suite with one king bed and balcony: 500 sf with separate living area & sofa bed, kitchenette and work desk.
  • One bedroom larger suite with two queen beds: 525 sf with separate living area & sofa bed, kitchenette and work desk.

 The kitchenettes feature a refrigerator/freezer, cooktop, microwave oven, dishwasher, kitchen sink, toaster, coffee maker, flatware and all the cookware needed to prepare simple meals.  There is also a two person table for dining.

All rooms have flat panel televisions with cable television, free Wi-Fi, a work desk with chair, alarm clock, hair dryer, in room safe and an iron/ironing board.  

Important Note: the Wi-Fi service was found to be somewhat slow.   According to Speedtest.net, download speeds was 9.83 Mbps.  However, upload speeds of 9.7 Mbps is considered to be respectable.

Hotel Rates

Like most hotels in the greater Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach area, rates at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year.  

The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three different room types offered at this hotel.   These rates were obtained directly from the hotel web site at the time of publication.  Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.

Rates for 2021-22   December 15th March 15th June 15th
Studio – One King   $279.00 $349.00 $299.00
One-Bedroom Suite   $299.00 $369.00 $319.00
Two-Bedroom Suite   $309.00 $379.00 $329.00

On-site self-parking costs $10.00 per night for hotel guests and long terms parking is available for cruise passengers.

If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member you earn or can use points to stay at this hotel.  Category 5 hotels require 30,000 during off peak nights, 35,000 during standard nights and 40,000 during peak nights.

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About Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful central Florida, the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach area is one of the most recognized places on the “Space Coast”.  From Port Canaveral to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex along with great beaches, there is so much to see and do in this area.  

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What We Liked about The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral:

There are a number of things to like about the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral.  Following are some of the highlights:

  • Great location near Port Canaveral
  • Large rooms with plenty of space
  • Complimentary breakfast and evening social

What We Didn’t Like at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral:

There are some things about the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral we do not like which include:

  • Room rates are fairly high for the central Florida area
  • Overnight parking charges
  • The hotel is a very far walk to the beach

What We Think The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is perfect for:

The Residence Inn Cape Canaveral is a very unique hotel and we find it perfect for:

  • Guests going on a cruise out of Port Canaveral
  • Visitors to Kennedy Space Center
  • Florida vacationers looking for a nice spot for a weekend getaway

 Our Endless Summer Hotel Rating

We gave this hotel 4.0 out of a possible 5 stars during our visit.  This was our first time staying at the Residence Inn Cape Canaveral but it will not be our last when visiting the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach area.

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