Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
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... V rocket, which was the one used to launch the moon missions. This was really interesting, learning about the different Apollo missions.
Last stop was an attraction centered on the Atlantis shuttle. This one actually had the real Atlantis suspended from the ceiling - a spectacular sight! Gary and the kids went on a ride/simulation which was apparently pretty average. Overall, the Kennedy ...
... Room 4 today and imagine what it must have been like during the final countdowns of each mission. Previously used to manage Apollo and Space Shuttle launches, the firing room used about 600 engineers and managers in the Apollo era and 200 personnel in the space shuttle era. The room is outfitted with semi- circular computer consoles that serve as the nerve centre for mission control. It is here that the test director polls ...
... of the Kennedy Space Centre (KSC), it was all becoming real as we could see the Famous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) getting closer and closer as it would in movies like Space Camp and Apollo 13.
Through the gates and into the Rocket Garden, we were dwarfed by the enormous rockets of the past on display. We walked by towards the bus tour but we came back later and played astronauts as the girls and I hoped in and out of the display space capsules.
On the bus, the ...
When I woke about 5:30 it was quite foggy. I had hoped to watch the
Monarch come into Port Canaveral, but it arrived earlier than I expected
and also there was quite a heavy fog. I left the hotel around 10,
dropped my bags off at the pier, and took a walk in Cocoa. It was just
after noon when I turned in my rental car and made my way to the pier.
It was about 1 when I completed checkin and was surprised to learn that
... two off the beach and decided (for old time sake) to try IHOP - International House of Pancakes. This was a place that Linda and i had eaten at almost daily on our previous visit to Disney 15 years prior. Our memories had obviously dimmed or the food had gotten really bad....not a place we will even think of eating at again!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Disappointing sub standard hotel
Smelly and old and in great need of a refurb. This is he worst hotel I have ever stayed in and I cannot believe that Hilton has it's name on it. Instead stay at the double tree up the road which is supurb. The food is not fab but the building and rooms are new and the service brilliant. To eat go to Bernard Surf south of the hotel and enjoy friendly people and great food.
Hilton location was perfect
I recently stayed at the Cocoa Beach Hilton and I was concerned because of some of the reviews that I came across (after I booked) on this site. I was relieved to find a clean room - NO mold or dirty laundry - believe me - I looked under each bed. It is an older hotel, but the beach is breathtaking. We had breakfast - AYCE buffet for $7.99 in the hotel restaurant directly across from the ocean. It was awesome. I didn't want to leave my table. The only thing I was disappointed in (and also lacked at the hotel in Orlando) was a hot tub. The staff was great and helpful for sightseeing. It was better than I thought it was going to be!
Not up to the hilton standard. We had a "club level" room, there was a continental breakfast available in the club, but the hostess watched your every move and was so desparate for a tip it was pathetic. that was about all the amenities for having a club room. on weekdays, i think they had cordials or something, but we were there on a weekend.
the room was ok, nothing too bad or too great about it, felt more like a Holiday Inn. view was of a brick wall.
the pool is extremely small! we were shocked because the photo on the internet made it look much larger. there is no "family" restaurant on the premises. they only have a fancy schmancy restaurant with a brunch that's pricey. nowhere to get a burger or something for the kids.
the elevators were reminiscent of the tower of terror. made really horrible screaching noises and we were afraid everytime we got in them.
i personally woudl not stay there again.
Not what we expected
We stayed here for bike week in 2003. The hotel was ok. Ususally all of the other Hiltons I have ever stayed at were alot nicer but it was decent. We had a regular room on a high floor. The room was clean. The restaurant was very good. They have a buffet on the weekend that is all you can eat and it overlooks the ocean. There is a pool and a tiki bar facing the ocean. There was a wedding the when we stayed but not any trouble.
Not up to Hilton standards
I only stayed here one night and I thought that it was just an okay hotel. I was expecting more because of the Hilton name. The appearance of the hotel is kind of cold and drab. It looks like it should be in a city rather than on the beach. The rooms do not have balconies and the windows don't open. Our room also had alot of ants near the window. It is a good hotel for business but not for vacation. The only thing that was good was the location- right on the beach.
Staff was great
I had a great time at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and went the extra mile to please us. The pool was a little small but it was heated and sufficed. It's right on the beach so thats always a plus. I would recomend staying here.
Outstanding atmosphere, food, pool
Our family has enjoyed returning to the Cocoa Beach Hilton every year. We rate the Hilton 'excellent' in service, cleanliness, and dining. The pool deck and bar are wonderful and lead to the ocean. Bob the bartender made the best drinks in Fl. The food was prepared to satisfaction and consistently!
Bad Experience all the way around
I usually stay at a Sheraton or Westin and try to pick luxury accomodations. We booked a last minute trip and I trusted the Hilton name. This hotel was not only dirty and full of mold, it was so old that it was plan rundown. It rained during our stay and the windows poured rain into the room and soaked the carpet about 4 feet of carpet wall to wall was so soaked, you couldnt get near the window. We were moved to another room and still the same problem. I can only imagine what is under that carpet after being rained on time after time. My asthma couldnt take the mold at this place! The chair in the top of the line suite was dirty and stained, the bathroom had peeling paint and had mold on the door jam. There was no hot water unless you rain the facet a minimum of 30 minutes, it plain smelled in there. And all this joy for $159 night.
Save yourself and your lungs the aggrevation and skip this one. It wasnt worth more than $30 a night. I would rate this one negative 1 star.
No Frills, Family Fun
My family and I stayed here for Easter Break of 2002 and had a great time. It was clean and the staff members were friendly. The price was great, so we knew that the hotel was going to have "no frills." The pool was small but the hotel was right on the beach. Restaurants were nearby and my kids loved Ron Jon's Surfshop, which was right down the main strip.
Hilton at Cocoa Beach
Hilton Hotels have always been nice till we got to this one. The room was no frills, had dirty laundry under the bed. The room had a view of the beach but you couldn't open any of the windows. The restaurant food was cold and stale, breakfast was very limited to stale donuts and old eggs. There was sundry shop about the size of small closet that had enough room to turn around in to make a fast exit.
For the money you would have been better off staying at a Holiday Inn or Howard Johnson's. A bad deal all the way around, wouldn't recommend this to anyone.