by Cortney Fries
South Beach Inn is a hidden hideaway in Cocoa Beach. This colorful motel is an affordable accommodation on an uncrowded beach (yet, it has a lifeguard). Enjoy the tropical breezes and ocean views from the grassy yard or deck. Grill out and dine in the large covered picnic shelter. Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando’s Disney World, about an hour’s drive southeast.
Families, including fur babies, can enjoy the oceanfront location. Pets of all sizes are welcome. Relax in the tiki hut or recline in a hammock. Kennedy Space Center and Brevard Zoo are just a short drive away. Port Canaveral is also close.
Two bedrooms sleep up to six, with a queen, two twin beds and a full-size futon. Complimentary rollaway beds are also available by request. Kitchens are fully equipped and closets are walk in. Wi-Fi is available, or surf the ocean waters. Great surf shops are just down the street.
Military discounts are available. An onsite laundry facility makes it easy to pack light.
Our Editor Loves
- Affordable accommodations for large families
- Pets welcome
- Close to the ocean
- Free Wi-Fi
We made reservations a few weeks out and had given the deposit. We received an email confirmation which stated that a full refund is available if canceled prior to 48 hours. When we called 3 days prior to cancel the reception desk person stated that it needed to be 72 hours. We asked for the manager, but many excuses were given. This is a shady business as they waited till after the 48 hours to cancel our reservation, even though we told them multiple times via phone, email and FB messenger to cancel. We called multiple times only to be told that the document emailed was old and their website had the new cancellation policy. That policy is buried in their site. The manager never called back.
by John C
This part of the Florida east coast beaches is a much more laid back, residential section. Building codes limit the overall height of buildings to four stories - and there are less condo complexes here than further north. The beach here is wide, very level at low tide, and clean, not crowded, and driving on the beach here is not allowed - perfect for us. The South Beach Inn was exactly as promised - great location, clean rooms, comfortable beds, friendly staff. Nothing fancy, but we didn't need fancy.
We took the two bedroom suite which had lots of room for us. But the air conditioning was inadequate for the common spaces of the suite. There was an in-wall unit in the 'master' bedroom and a portable unit in the other bedroom. But there wasn't a unit that served the 'living room' so it was pretty warm there in the afternoon/early evening.