Ocean Landings Resort
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... Cocoa Beach is where the Kennedy Space Center is, and so there is a lot of space themed things, even the telephone area code is 321, just like 3-2-1-lift off. Coming into Cocoa Beach across the bridge we could see the place where they keep all of the space shuttles off in the distance which was pretty cool. For dinner we all had a BBQ which was so good just to have a home cooked steak and salad for dinner, and then just hung out by the pool. Some of the guys ...
... country, it's vast, awe inspiring and home to some real characters (And I'm not talking about the Mickeys Mouse variety). One such character was a Native American chap we met in our hotel bar in Alberqurque called Rick LittleAxe, I think we were chatting away with him for the best part of 4 hours. Such a fascinating person, he had story after story that he told like it happened just the other day, and he demonstrated what the locals would call 'Southern Hospitality'. Lovely ...
... trippers rafted up. Circled around “Distant Dawn” and exchanged hellos and then headed out of the harbor. It was so beautiful and Biscayne Bay was so calm, we decided we’d rather anchor outside of NoName on Biscayne Bay and catch all the breezes. It was so worth it.
We were so content to just hang here on our anchor we ...
... we could stop him he pulled Max’s Boston Red Sox cap of his head and signed it! Ahh…yeah…great, thanks for that! We quickly ushered Max away as we knew what he was dying to ask, which he did…”why did the astronaut write all over my new cap”???? Oh well, he will be the only kid with a Boston Red Sox cap signed not by a baseball player but by an Astronaut!
We left the KSC as we will be returning tomorrow morning ...
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Phew, that was another long one!! So I stayed over night, in the aptly named 'Apollo' motel, which was just fine, nice and clean this time.
In the morning in search of breakfast I went to Cocoa Beach and passed the famous Ron Jon's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Landings Resort Cocoa Beach
Friendly and helpful staff, but...
I really have to agree with some of the other user reviews.
This is not a resort, but more like a motel. Our room in building A was OK for the price, had a fridge, micro-wave and a coffee-maker (all in the bathroom / restroom...) but also a nice DVD-player.
We do not demand very much from house-keeping and Yes they made our beds, but we soon found out just how dirty the dark green carpet was. Our bare feet turned black! Of course I have had the same experience in other motels (however they seldom have been labeled Resort...).
Location is great, so is the beach and, as i mentioned, we also liked the staff in the main lobby.
It is very important to know which building type you are in, to know what to expect from this place. Buildings 'C' and 'D' are ocean front condos (Caribbean and Dream Buildings). The remaining buildings are basically converted motel units in the middle of the complex - without a view of the ocean. This review will be based on our experience in the condo unit.
The man in the main lobby was very nice, we also appriciated the security guards on site. Friendly pool staff as well.
Went to FL for Disney and then a beach break. Initial reservations in Cocoa Beach were for Holiday Inn but the reviews scarred me. Ended up choosing Ocean Landings. Hard to find pics of the "resort" because they'd probably scare you off if you're a 4 or 5 star resort person. Pulled up to the front entrance and saw the 1 story rooms behind it with the air conditioners sticking out of the windows so we drove around back and parked to take a walk. The one story buildings appear very old and run down. I really hate to say it, because it's not, but the single story units really looked to us like a roach motel. There are 2 five story buildings way in the back. We walked to check out the beach. Those 5 story buildings are not attractive either but I read that they were all renovated in 2000. Also spoke with a guest who said they they're nice.
Just returned from Spring Break 2004, had no reservations and walked in to check on availability and they were able to get us in. This place is better than the HILTON. Truly is an Oceanfront Location. Room was incredible. Everyting was beautiful and clean. I wouldn't stay anywhere else again in Orlando!!!
We spent week 52 in 2003 at this resort and loved it. The Ocean View room was wonderful. It is located close to everything you need. We are going again this year.
Great resort, beautiful beach.
This is a very convenient resort with many amenities offered. There are many great restaurants nearby and the beach is very safe and nice. I own 2 weeks of timesharing there, one in the spring and one in October. Less crowds then, but still the weather is nice.
Wonderfull, 2nd year now & ready for year 3 ! Highly recommended.
Great place, location & service. Priced just right. Will go back at any opportunity !
My 1st time there
Just spent my first week at Ocean Landings and I was very pleased.
Activities are offered everyday for both adults and kids, including arts & crafts, live animals and more. The beach is HUGE and uncrowded, at least when I was there (Aug 17-23). The staff is the nicest I've seen and I used to travel for a living. Comedy club on site offers a great show. Gregory's restaurant is excelent. This isn't the fanciest or newest timeshare around, but it also isn't as expensive as others.
Cocoa Beach offered some great seafood all week long. Plus, the deli accross the street delivers to your room. Can't wait to go back next year.
We have owned a time share at Ocean Landings for 15 years. We love it. And, it is centerally located to all the attractions in centeral FL. We can sit on our balcony and watch the "shoots" from Cape C. We sit on our balcony and watch the ocean and really enjoy that, too. Lots of nice golf courses close by. Well kept property.