Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Cape Canaveral
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... a Saturn V rocket. It is HUGE. I was so excited I forgot to turn on the flash on my camera so may have taken 100 blurry photos - hope not - will see when I download them before bedtime. There is also a lot of information about the Apollo program. Having not had breakfast we had brunch there. Marie had chicken tenders and fries and I had the pulled pork sandwich meal (burger and fries). The return bus trip was only ...
... for USA. They stepped you through the ups and downs of getting rockets off the ground, even allowing us to experience the first successful launch of Apollo 8 through the communications centre - wow! What a great thing to be part of for those who were there. We also got to watch the first landing and walking on the moon. We got to stand under the largest rocket ever made - the mighty Saturn V. This monumental 363-foot rocket was America's lunar transportation for ...
... saw movies about the international space station and the Hubble telescope at the 3D IMax theatre.
I got to touch a moon rock. It was smooth and flat (not as I imagined).
Then we went to the Angry Birds Centre which had some kids space activities and I had to dodge some lasers in a Laser game.
Taking a break from the travelling and driving, we have chilled out in Miami for the last few days, (maybe more, I've lost count... :))
We are staying in a very trendy part of Miami known as South Beach. This is where the rows and rows of apartment blocks line the beach front. Lamborghini and Ferrari are common place. Beautiful people abound... Nah, not for me...
It has been a nice place to relax, but it really is ...
... missions took off and many of the space shuttles.
This place is only open 9-5 so we really had to pack in some exhibits after the tour. We saw the Apollo/Saturn V rocket (363 feet long) and the Apollo 14 command module (aka tiny claustrophobic pod that would disqualify me from becoming an astronaut) Next we went back to the rest of the Atlantis exhibit that we did not see in the a.m and then on to the Shuttle Launch Experience ride.
We got ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Cape Canaveral
Perfect pre-cruise stay
We stayed here with our two children (7 and 5) the night before our cruise.
Check-in was quick - bellboy carts were readily available.
The decor is welcoming, almost home-like. There were cookies on the counter - a nice treat for the boys after 5 hrs of travelling.
Our room was clean - the kids had their own mini-bedroom (complete with half walls that were painted like a treasure map). The kids room slept three - there was a bunk bed and another single bed, a tv and a book/toy shelf.
A microwave, mini-fridge and table with four chairs was handy.
Our room looked on to the pool which was nice - rooms on the north side have a view of the ships (obscured - I'd rather have the pool)
The pool was a large free form - very clean. A deep hot tub with waterfall is right beside the pool (good for mom and dad while kids swam)- and the hot tub was HOT! a nice surprise for a hotel hot tub. There is also a mini-splash pool for very little ones but that water was cold!! (Feb). Oh - and there is a swamp behind the pool - I swear we saw a mini gator there! very exciting for us Canadians. Pool towels are out and waiting in the deck area. Fresh coffe was brewed in the self-serve kitchen throughout the day - they even had flavoured cream!! a big plus for me.
The continental breakfast was perfect for an excited family eager to get on the ship. There were protein bars, streudels, fruit, yogurt, toast, bagels, cereal, sausage or ham mcmuffins (nuke yourself) coffee, tea, juices... everything was plentiful and clean. The eating area was large and there were plenty of seats and tables.
Checkout was very quick. The attendant offered to mail us our slip so we didn't have to wait. The service at the front desk was exceptional, very friendly. The staff here talks to you like you are friends. I would highly recommend this hotel.
PS - this is the closest hotel to the port.
Nice Hotel , Bad experience
I recently returned from this hotel, Beautiful hotel nice breakfast area and a crystal clear pool. All was great until we went to our room and it was trashed filled with bags of trash and popcorn that the maid must of left while she was cleaning the room , Only she left in the middle of her cleaning process. I called the front desk and she offered us a jacuzzi room, That was nice but isnt exactly a suite one tv and a tub and well two chairs. Since we were staying 4 nights we preferred having the separate living area with two tvs. They assured us they would move us in a king bed suite the following day because they were sold out and the maid would clean our old room the next day. Wrong! They told us the next day that our old room wasn't available and there were no more king rooms. They placed us in a room with two doulble beds so for four nights my husband and I slept in different beds. The worst part was our new room was two doors down from the dirty one and the following day another couple was in our old room. Very Disappointed. Make sure when you get this hotel you get the room you paid for. Also a Great Restaurant to Check out while you're visiting is Florida's Seafood House only 5 mins from the hotel. The hotel will suggest a restaraunt called Fishlips. Don't waste your money.
Perfect for a pre-cruise stay!
We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites before our cruise on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas.
I love the fact that the entire hotel was non-smoking. The room was clean and comfortable.
The complementary breakfast was adequate - cold cereals, microwave English muffin sandwiches, danishes, ect. A lot of pre-packaged foods.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to a friend!
Unbelievable Place to Stay
This hotel is wonderful. Not even a year old and looks like it opened it's doors yesterday. Lobby has the most beautiful staircase. King rooms are very spacious, bed very comfortable, bathroom large and roomy. Our view was the great pool outside our bedroom window. Breakfast was sufficient and good but have had many more choices at other hotels but we didn't leave hungary. Just a hop and skip from the Carnival Ship Port which was very convenient for a cruise. When in that area taking cruise or just sightseeing, will definately stay here again.
A Smoke Free Hotel...staff very friendly and efficient. Just a wonderful experience. Security was great and parking was plentiful....Trip Advisor with the information it post from other travelers was a tremendous help and made our trip and stay great.
Roger, we are go for liftoff
Just confirming and updating the positive remarks of others. Somebody said the pool was not heated, as of mid-Feb it was heated although I did not have time to use it. All breakfast items are packaged, but better quality than I have seen in many U.S. hotels. Like I say, I agree with the positive comments of others so why ramble on?
LOVED IT...LOVED IT....LOVED IT !!!
We stayed one night precruise and could not have asked for a better experience. The hotel is brand new, VERY clean and very well run. If your room is up high enough and on the correct side you can see the cruise ship from here as it is only about 3/4 mile from the port. They have a great swimming pool and hot tub.
We were able to leave our car for free and had no qualms about doing so. Trust me, my husband is very picky about where he leaves his vehicle and he had no hesitation. We rode the shuttle to and from the port for only $3.00 per person each way and the free continental breakfast was very good and filling.
I would not hesitate for a second staying here again. We have a group of 20 coming on a cruise in the Fall and you can bet tthis is where we'll be staying !!
A good choice
We just stayed at the Country Inn after a cruise that left from Port Canaveral. We were very pleased with our choice.
The rooms were great and very comfortable and a very nice continental breakfast was served. The front desk was also very pleasant and helpful.
I would stay there again if we are in the vicinity.
Stayed at Country Inn Jan. 7 for one night.
Arrrived before noon and checked in early w/o any problem. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly.
Room and hotel were exceptionally clean.
Pool area is nice, however, website stated the pool was heated. The large pool was not heated, only the smaller "hot tub". Not a problem for me, but thought I would mention it for others benefit. The pool area also has an enclosed kiddie wading pool with a fountain.
There is a convenience/gas station next to hotel, within walking distance.
Breakfast was the usual continental breakast with pastries, cereal, fruit, and juices. They also had Jimmy Dean sausage biscuits and english muffins w/ egg and cheese to heat in microwave.
I would definitely stay here again.
Very nice stay at the County Inn!
Booked this hotel for one night before our cruise out of Port Canaveral. We had a very late arrival and had requested four extra towels and four extra pillows for our room...check-in at 12:30am was painless and everything we requested was already in our room--including four extra SETS of towels (body, hand and washcloth). Above and beyond!
Very clean rooms, with extremely comfortable beds. Outstanding continental breakfast the next morning including Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches...this is one of the more complete breakfasts I have seen.
BEAUTIFUL large pool with a seperate outdoor hottub and a kiddie pool with a "mushroom shower" in the pool made for loads of fun. Stunning location--we could see our ship outside our room window when we woke up!
Highly recommend this hotel for your stay before your cruise (or any other reason you're in the area!)
A Country Inn above the rest!!!
I'm in the Cape Canaveral area every couple of months and watched them build this hotel. When I saw that it was going to be a Country Inn & Suites, I couldn't wait for the property to open.
I finally got an opporunity to stay here in October, and I was amazed. This is a Country Inn like none I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them! The lobby is gorgeous and the front desk staff was incredibly helpful. I had a great view of the cruise ships from a room that appeared to be larger than a normal room, with nice decorations and a comfortable bed. I needed an extra pillow and got one within about 5 minutes of calling.
Spent a little time in the pool - not an ordinary pool by any means - two shallow ends with the deep end in the middle! And the hot tub had a really nice waterfall. Also saw that there was a kiddie pool there. Looks like a great place for families.
The breakfast room is right by the pool and is huge! The breakfast was good too, and the staff very friendly.
Overall, I'd definitely stay at this hotel again, and would recommend it to anyone - business, family, vacation, whatever. If I could give it 6 stars I would. I wish all Country Inns were like this one.