11 Convenient Port Canaveral “Park & Cruise” Hotels

Port Canaveral isn’t the most convenient port for cruise passengers. While other Florida ports such as Miami are close to the airport, Port Canaveral is about 45 minutes from Orlando International. That means cruise passengers sailing from the port have to figure out transportation to the port before they can set sail.

Because of the distance, many people elect to drive to the port. Of course, if you plan to drive then you will have to also figure out parking. Parking at Port Canaveral is expensive. Rates run at least $18 per day at the cruise terminal.

However, there is a cheaper way to park. If you plan to stay in the area the night before your cruise, many area hotels offer parking packages. Stay a single night and they will let you park your car for free or at a much lower rate than what it costs to park at the port. In addition, the hotel will often provide transportation to the port.

In all, the costs savings versus parking at the port can be hundreds of dollars, depending on the length of your trip.

The list below isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point for many of the hotels in the area with park and cruise deals. If you have a hotel in mind not listed below, call and see if they offer cruise parking.

Rates are for a recent search for a Saturday night stay and will vary. Click on each link to read reviews from TripAdvisor.

Port Canaveral Park and Cruise Hotels

Budget Inn Cocoa
Distance to Port: 14 miles
Price: From $49 per night

Located on the mainland about 15 miles from the port, the Budget Inn offers free parking during your cruise. Shuttle transportation is available for an additional charge.

Comfort Inn and Suites Cocoa Beach
Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
Price: $154 per night

The Comfort Inn is located about 6.5 miles from the port and just steps from the beach. For the price you get a night’s stay plus roundtrip transportation included, at a rate that’s about the same as parking at the port for a week.

Best Western Cocoa Beach
Distance to Port: 5.5 miles
Price: $175 per night

Located just a block from the beach, this Best Western is in the heart of Cocoa Beach with tons of activities within walking distance. Meanwhile, their parking package includes round-trip shuttle to your cruise ship (additional charge for more than two people) and free parking while you are away.

Days Inn Cocoa Cruiseport West At I-95/524
Distance to Port: 13.5 miles
Price: $110 per night

This hotel is located on the mainland as you head toward Cocoa Beach. So while you aren’t on the beach, their parking package does include transport to and from the shuttle and up to 30 days of free parking while you set sail.

America’s Best Value Inn – Cocoa/Port Canaveral
Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
Price: $75 per night

One of your cheapest options, America’s Best Value Inn is a great option if you want to save some cash. For as little as $75 per night you can park your car for free for up to two weeks. The hotel is located in Cocoa, on the mainland so it’s a few miles to the beach and the cruise port.

Country Inn & Suites
Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
Price: $185 per night

If you want close to the cruise port, this is it. In fact, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the ships cruising in and out of Port Canaveral. The parking package includes parking for one vehicle and shuttle transport roundtrip to and from your cruise.

Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach
Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
Price: $209 per night

Homewood Suites offers a location that’s right near the cruise ports. In addition they offer a “Park, Stay, and Go” package with cruise parking for up to 7 nights along with transport to and from your cruise.

Radisson Resort at the Port
Distance to Port: 2.5 miles
Price: $167 per night

Stay at the Radisson and you’ll be only 2.5 miles from Port Canaveral. The Park & Cruise package includes a shuttle to and from the port for two people along with free parking while you sail.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach
Distance to Port: 5 miles
Price: $160 per night

This Holiday Inn Express is in the heart of Cocoa Beach and just a couple of blocks from the city pier where there are lots of attractions. Rates are reasonable and the parking package includes overnight stay, parking, transportation to the port, and free breakfast and wi-fi.

La Quinta Inn
Distance to Port: 7 miles
Price: $134 per night

La Quinta Inn is south of the busiest part of Cocoa Beach. If you select the parking package, you’ll receive a night’s stay and free parking during your cruise, plus transportation back and forth from the port. Breakfast is also included.

Four Points by Sheraton
Distance to Port: 6 miles
Price: $140 per night

Located right in the heart of Cocoa Beach, the Four Points is walking distance to parks, restaurants, the beach, and the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. Stay one night with their cruise package and you’ll get parking for the duration of your cruise plus a shuttle ride back and forth from the port.

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