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Hotels in Cape Canaveral near Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral Introduction

You can watch cruise ships glide by, feast on seafood and soak up the sun at Port Canaveral, a world-class cruise and cargo port on Florida’s Space Coast. Opened in 1953, Port Canaveral is a deep water cargo port and one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, with an average of 10 ships passing through each day. Nicknamed ‘Florida’s Fun Port’, it features a popular entertainment and dining district called The Cove, home to waterfront restaurants, shops, bars, and nightlife. Port Canaveral also offers fishing charters, casino cruises, and other attractions, and is 45 minutes east of Orlando.

Hotels near Port Canaveral

The majority of hotels near Port Canaveral are relaxed, family-friendly properties with a wide range of amenities. Most offer outdoor pools, kids’ pools, restaurants and bars, as well as fitness centers, and cruise ship terminal shuttles. You’ll also find camping options and simple, budget-friendly beach motels, resorts, and family hotels between the port and Cocoa Beach. The best time to get a hotel bargain is between April and May, and from September to November. You can avoid the high tourist season then and the weather is still warm. Hurricane season can hit from June to November.

Where to stay near Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral is in Cape Canaveral, a busy tourist area and part of the region known as the Space Coast. The city of Cape Canaveral is south of the port and offers several hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightlife attractions. It’s popular with individual tourists, groups and families. Cocoa Beach is a family vacation spot with a lively beach culture, as well as plenty of water sports activities, entertainment, shopping, and dining options. Titusville is a small town close to the Kennedy Space Center and about 15 miles from Port Canaveral. It’s close to wildlife refuges, beaches, and river parks.

Things to see near Port Canaveral

You can visit the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, a futuristic, 7-story tower with observation decks and a state-of-the-art theater. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Cape Canaveral Lighthouse are both in the same area. The Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island is a 17-minute drive away. A 9-minute drive away, the historic Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and offers entertainment, fishing, surfing, and live music. Manatee Sanctuary Park on the Banana River offers boardwalks, picnic areas, and walking trails. It’s less than 2 miles from Port Canaveral.

How to get to Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral is ideally situated within walking distance from the area’s nightlife, restaurants, and bars. It’s 42 miles from Orlando International Airport. Most hotels in the area provide airport and cruise ship terminal shuttles, and several cruise lines offer shuttle services from Orlando International to Port Canaveral. The Port Canaveral shuttle bus service offers private and shared transportation around the area. There are plenty of taxi services to and from the port and surrounding districts. You can also also take the Florida Express Bus which offers cruise ship terminal transportation from the airport, Cocoa Beach, and other locations along the coast.