Inn at Cocoa Beach
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... Major Nelson and Jeannie.
We checked in to our hotel, The Inn at Cocoa Beach and joined the other guests for wine and cheese. Our hotel is right on the beach, however, given the cold snap around at the moment, we will not be spending time there. We had dinner at the Shark Shack Grill, and I had a salad with seared tuna. Really happy to be making good food choices after all that amazing yet fattening Southern food. Tomorrow we will be visiting the Kennedy Space Centre.
... missions, making him a record holder for the most spaceflights. It was interesting to meet and talk to someone who had actually been into space.
The Imax theatre was showing a 3D feature on the Hubble Telescope and the various missions to repair and upgrade the telescope so it can continue to offer glimpses into distant galaxies.
We spent a full day at Kennedy Space Centre and felt like we had just scratched the ...
... we arrived at..... a two story structure that allows for a distant view of launch pads 39 A and 39 B. Climbing to the top for a few pictures we then returned to the ground to take the bus on the next leg of the tour towards the Saturn V exhibition building.
At the Saturn V building the adjacent garden hold a grand stand that is said to be where the family of the Apollo mission astronauts would view their loved ones beginning their dangerous and yet adventurous journey into ...
... manatee! We never saw the manatees but we saw some great parks and marinas. Along the way we saw some beautiful wildlife.
While here we have experienced some wild weather! A tornado passed by about 50 miles north of here. When they have a storm brewing the base commander makes a loud speaker announcement to basically take cover and get out of the weather. Thunder storms cause great damage here....the land is so ...
... my having a bit of trouble staying awake was not Tom’s fault.
Today’s parting shot will be the Monarch itself. I wanted to sail her before she leaves the fleet, and the only real down side for me is the short, repeating itineraries. It seems in really good shape, the primary negative I saw from the point of it’s age was the small windows and sparse verandahs. I think the ship will be a real asset to the new owners.
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Enjoyed our Stay at the Inn!
We needed a little weekend get-away after being very tired of the cold Chicago spring! Could only find good airfare to Orlando, but did not want to do a "Disney thing". The drive to Cocoa Beach from the Orlando airport is a snap! The Inn is lovely and the employees/owners make up for any slight disappointments one might have in the property. Their pleasantry and kindness is amazing...the homemade breakfast muffins and breads are outstanding. Great O.J., too! Even the coffee is great! Lots of magazines and daily papers out in the lobby, breakfast room and in the rooms. As for the rooms, very clean and nice linens. Baths do not have any extras like shampoo or hair dryers. No little frigs either. We stayed in a deluxe room with king bed...so big that the space is almost a waste. The TV is so far from the bed it's hard to see. We never had to use the Air-conditioning as the weather was perfect. The a/c unit is on the balcony, and I can see why it has the potential to be noisy. The pool area is very nice, and quite pristine. The chairs are tied down, so don't try to move them as the sun moves around! Other reviewers have mentioned the fact that the Inn calls itself "oceanside", and it certainly is on the ocean, but it does have a small parking lot between itself and the beach. The parking lot seems to be a public lot for beach-goers, but we did not have any noise problems with it. It is rather deceptive to see the picture of the hotel on their website which shields or hides the lot, but it really wasn't a big deal for us. We loved the dogs and parrots in the lobby areas...obviously the owner is a great animal lover. Owners seem to live on the premises, and this certainly correlates with the pristine condition of the property and the incredible hospitality of the entire staff. Hotel is in a great location for walking to shops. We would stay here again.
A Great Vacation at the Inn.
I was recently in Florida with my special lady visiting DisneyWorld followed up by a couple of days at the beach. I had booked us a room at the Inn, and let me just say, we had a wonderful time. My special lady sounded like a dolphin with all her squeeling! She liked it to say the least. The staff was friendly and knowledgable of the area, giving us great ideas of things to do. Unfortunately we had to leave, but with every beautiful sunrise, there is a sunset. My only complaint is that they couldn't make it a few degrees hotter outside, but I think the weather is a little out of their control. Next time I'm in Cocoa Beach I'll definately be staying at the Inn...and bringing more sunscreen!
I would just like to say what a wonderful time we had at the Inn. The service was excellent. The entire staff could not have been more pleasant and attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very warm and homey-feeling. We will definitely be back!!
Quite a friendly little spot,
During my visit at The Inn Iwas made to feel like I was the sole guest! I was shown all the hospitality a person could ask for, from the loveable pups, to the VERY funny Jerry, who I think is a very sweet person, who made me feel so welcome! All I needed was to "ask" for anything, and there was someone there too give me all the details or directions I required, I would highly recommend a stay at "The Inn" with it`s cozy rooms and love of the little guys, (the pups) There was always a smiling face to greet me, (at any time of the day!) I`m looking forward to my next stay in October! I`ll definitely be a repeat customer at the Inn!
Compliments to the Management of the Inn at Cocoa Beach
I very much needed a get-a-way. The Inn at Cocoa Beach was perfect. I really appreaciate that the property is not one of the large resorts with too much going on and too many people. A person is not just a face among the many there. Yet, this property offered all of the amenities of a much larger property. Everything was tastefully done, the service was excellent, the property was well maintained, and I'm so grateful for the friendly atmosphere. I travel alone a great deal so feeling taken care of and comfortable is important to me. The location is wonderful and I can't say enough for the help I received booking things to do in the area. I would highly recommend this property.
We had a suite with a balcony during the Christmas season and it was just wonderful. Standing out on the balcony at night during an exquisite lightening storm while the wind was warm was incredible. We actually left the balcony doors open and watched the whole show with the lights off and the sheer curtains blowing into the room. I would give anything to experience that again. They had a great brunch which had a nice variety and I loved the fact that I could take it back to our room. It was really very convenient to be able to walk out to the beach after passing through their cute pool area. Everything was very accessible. There was so much to do within walking distance of the inn. We did a lot of walking and shopping and had a fabulous time. We will definitely stay at the inn again. The Inn At Cocoa Beach is very quaint and homey without lacking any of the luxuries. A true home away from home.
Fair Place to Stay
My wife and I checked in around March 2004 and found this place to be your average B&B.
The service was pleasant when we checked in and the staff was willing to assist us with any needs
We stayed in a delux room. This means you are facing the beach and have a nice breeze coming into your room. The rooms have a touch of charm with their decor, homey but a little out dated.
Breakfast was casual, basically self-service. The menu is limited, hard boiled eggs, fruits and assorted types of bread.
The website gives an illusion the hotel is on the beach, this is incorrect. There is a large parking lot that divides the beach and hotel. Not a big deal but for $250+ a night I expected better.
This year in late August I wanted to stay five days at the Inn while visiting the Kennedy Space Center.
I booked the room on the internet. Yes, the hotel has a great website. Unfortunately it doesn't fit with reality. Between the hotel and the beach there is a big parking lot. So the picture on the internet was done perfectly, you cannot see the parking lot. Additonally the whole facility is roden. The furniture is old, there is no frigde or any minibar at al. And there was not any desk in our room. The blankets had holes, and the bathroom was dirty. The aircondition, the operating machine was on the balcony, made a horrible noise, so sleeping was hard. So after one night we checkout immediately and went to the Hilton at Melbourne Beach (boy, what a difference).
So if you are looking for some luxory and comfort, avoid the Inn at Cocoa Beach.
A lovely spot at the beach
Our visit in May, 2004 was our second visit to the Inn and it was just as pleasant as the first. I'm so glad we came back. Some renovations had been made to upgrade the facility, but all the charm and appeal remained. The brunch is still absolutely wonderful! And the room where it's served is among my favorite spots. I also have to rave about the people who run the Inn. They are so upbeat and positive and fun to be around. We also love the lobby dogs...so cute and friendly. I understand that rooms are going to be updated. I have no complaints about the rooms we stayed in, but I'm sure the new furnishings will be as tasteful and unique as they are now. I also like the location of the Inn...it's a great morning walk along the beach to the pier. Also, it's easy to walk to all kinds of stores & restaurants, but when you're at the Inn, you think you are the only ones on the beach. The Inn was recommended to us by friends, and I'm so glad we took their advice.
The "IN" about the "INN"
Getaway From this Getaway I had recently read and article on MSN about the top 10 adult getaways and it included the Inn at Cocoa Beach. I had booked a Disney Cruise and was looking for a place to stay nearby for a few days after. Boy was I wrong to stray off the beaten path. When I booked the room I informed them I would be coming off a cruise, and the person I spoke with at the Inn told me I would have to arrange my own transportation to the hotel with a local shuttle service, however on thier site the advertise shuttle service to and from the cruise ships.
The website is decieving. Yes the motel is pink, and so is the Howard Johnson down the road. The inn actually looks like a motel 6 with a lot of money invested in home depot lawn furniture. The room we stayed in was very small and was decorated like my 80yr grandmothers house. If cramped means cozy, this was as cozy as it gets. The carpet was terrible and the room had looked like it had been 'fixed' up by the handyman who has no business being a handyman. The only exciting thing about the room was while taking a shower you never knew if the water would go from hot to cold. I thought the accomodations were bad, but the service was worse. 2 hours after checking in, we asked if we could pay more to upgrade to a larger room, and we were told we would have to pay for housekeeping in our original room plus the upcharge, for 2 hrs of luggage storage. If you need to check the internet or have email make sure you bring a laptop to this antiquated hole, I asked to use the internet to get driving directions and was explained by the receptionist and/or manager that during the previous week they had a worm (whatever that meant)? I can understand saying that no computer access was available to guests but don't make up some story while you are logged onto yahoo on a computer in plain sight. In their defense they did however give me directions to the library. Also, my companion was training for a marathon and wanted to do some running, so we decided to check out the fitness room and were not impressed, they have a walkman CD player with computer speaks for guest use. So we gutted it for the first night and were awakened the next day to sweet sounds of wheelbarrows and men working on the pool at 8:00 am. Since I was up, I decided to partake of the homemade muffin continental breakfast that was highly touted by the receptionist. Yes it was nice, but when I was leaving to take back my tray to my room I was asked if I could bring back my dishes to the dining room after I was done. Be prepared to bus your own dishes at this quaintest of quaints. I was told that the maids weren't setup to bring back dishes. So I inquired if the maids had arms, and they did, so in my opinion they were 'setup' to bring back the trays. I also mentioned that for $150+ a night, if I was suppose to wash the windows and help make beds on my way back to the room. Stay away from this overpriced, obnoxiously staffed, beat up, fixer upper of a joint. I was left wondering which member of the management had relatives that write for MSN?