18 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 $17 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 cost savings versus parking at the port can be hundreds of dollars, depending on the length of your trip.

The list below is meant to give you a full picture of your options of 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.

Click on each link to get pricing for your dates of travel on Kayak. For parking packages you may have to book through the hotel website.

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see hotels near Port Canaveral (potentially without parking specials) or see hotels with shuttles in the port area.

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Port Canaveral Park and Cruise Hotels

Port Canaveral cruise hotels with parking

Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach
For a great all-around hotel, it’s hard to beat Hampton Inn. The well-known hotel offers up a Park & Cruise package for $240 — or about $40 more than the base rate. This package provides parking while you take your trip and transport to the port for two people. With rates for a week of parking at the port costing about $120, the parking package here is a good deal.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Country Inn & Suites
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 hotel is also among the highest-rated in the area. The parking package includes breakfast,  parking for one vehicle during your cruise and shuttle transport roundtrip to and from your cruise.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Best Western Cocoa Beach
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 included parking while you are away. According to the hotel, this can save you more than $200 off parking at the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
This hotel offers a great location between the main road through Cocoa Beach and the beach itself. Guests are only an easy 10 minutes from the port and a short distance away from restaurants and things to do. The Park & Cruise package gives you a night’s stay, as well as parking during your cruise and a ride to the terminal. After your cruise, you’ll be given a ride back to the airport.

Price: $$$
Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

America’s Best Value Inn – Cocoa/Port Canaveral
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 with only a single night’s stay. The hotel is located in Cocoa, on the mainland so it’s a few miles to the beach and the cruise port.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach
Homewood Suites offers a location that’s right near the cruise ports — less than two miles away. In addition they offer a “Park and Go” package with cruise parking for your trip along with roundtrip transport to and from your cruise. The shuttle leaves each day at 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 a.m. to give you a number of options on getting to the ship.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Radisson Resort at the Port
Stay at the Radisson and you’ll be only two 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. Not only will you get your parking included with the rate, but you’ll be able to start your vacation early with the Radisson’s resort-style pool area.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 2 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Econo Lodge Hotel Port Canaveral Area
Looking for an affordable option… and free parking? The Econo Lodge offers inexpensive rates, plus you can park your car for free during your cruise. There is a morning shuttle that will take you roundtrip to the port for an additional fee.  Note that the Econo Lodge is on Merritt Island — between the mainland and the beach and about 20 minutes from the cruise port. Call 800-584-1482 to book.

Price: $$
Distance to Port: 8 miles
Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach
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 (both ways), and free breakfast and wi-fi. That’s a lot of value considering you’re also saving a bundle over parking at Port Canaveral

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach-Port Canaveral
La Quinta Inn is south of the busiest part of Cocoa Beach. That’s great for those that want to be near the action but not in the middle of it. 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. On a recent search the price for the package was about $45 more than the standard rate, which is about two days worth of parking at the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Four Points by Sheraton
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. Prices for the package run just about $30 more than regular rates during a recent search.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

La Quinta Inn & Suites Oceanfront
It’s hard to beat the location of this hotel, and the parking package makes it even better. Maybe that’s why it’s rated 4.5 out of 5. When we called to ask about parking, we were told that visitors booking at the standard rate (meaning no discounts or special offers) can park their car for free during the cruise. You will need to pay $7 per person for a shuttle to the port (and back), or catch an Uber/Lyft to and from the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Days Inn Wyndham Cocoa Beach
In the heart of Cocoa Beach (right near the pier), the Days Inn has a Stay & Cruise package that we found for $10 more than the base list price. For that small extra cost, you get parking during your cruise, plus round trip transportation to the cruise terminal. The location is also hard to beat if you want to enjoy Cocoa Beach before your trip.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
With Hilton, you know you’re getting a quality hotel. This spot is highly rated in Cocoa Beach. If you’re driving in for your cruise and need a place to park, it offers a Park and Go package, with parking and transportation to and from the port for each guest.

Price: $$
Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Residence Inn by Marriott
The Residence Inn is one of the closest spot to the cruise ships and one of the highest-rated hotels in the area. That combination makes it an obvious choice for many cruise passengers. If you need to park, they offer a “Park and Cruise” package that includes parking and a round trip ride to the port. It also includes wi-fi during your stay.

The rates for the package are about $50 more than the standard rate, meaning you can pay only a little more to park for the entire week. Consider that parking at the port costs $17 per day, or about $120 for a week cruise.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Cocoa Beach Suites
This hotel is a short 2-minute walk to the beach, and in the heart of Cocoa Beach. The Park and Cruise package was recently quoted at $154 per night, compared to a regular rate of $139. So for $15 you get parking for the length of your cruise. In addition you’ll get a ride to the port. You can book through the website or just add on the parking package when you arrive.

Price: $$
Distance to Port: 4 miles
Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Quality Inn & Suites Port Canaveral Area
The Quality Inn offers up a Park & Cruise package that includes your parking and round-trip transportation to the cruise ship. The base room rate is about $170 in our search, and we found the parking package for $214. While rates will change, that’s a $44 difference for parking during your trip. If you are taking a week cruise, that’s much cheaper than the $17 per day that the port charge. There are also packages available for different amounts depending on the length of your trip.

Want to just drive up and park without the package? They offer parking for $7 per day and a $12 shuttle roundtrip between the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Motel 6 Cocoa Beach
The Motel 6 in Cocoa Beach is an affordable option for those who want to stay in the heart of Cocoa Beach without spending a fortune. If you are driving and need to park your car during your cruise, it’s a simple $5 per day to park your car and only $7 per person to take a shuttle to the cruise port. It’s hard to find a cheaper deal than that.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 2.5 out of 5

More Hotel Ideas: You can also click here to see hotels near Port Canaveral (potentially without parking specials) or see hotels with shuttles in the port area.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book parking packages at these hotels?
If the hotel offers a set daily rate, then you normally don’t have to do anything special. Simply book your hotel anywhere and then you will arrange parking when you arrive. If the hotel has a parking package, you want to book through the hotel website.

Do any hotels offer free cruise parking?
A few. We’ve tried to put the details of each parking package above. Some offer free parking just for staying (such as the Econo Lodge Hotel Port Canaveral Area). That said, most of the hotels have parking packages that are a few dollars more than the regular booking rate. While the price is a little higher, it’s still much cheaper than parking at Port Canaveral.

How long does it take to get to the port from these hotels?
One of the nice things about Port Canaveral is that it’s fairly small, so at most you are about 15 minutes from the cruise ships. Meanwhile, most hotels offer several shuttles a day making it easy to get to the port in plenty of time for your cruise.

More on Cruising From Port Canaveral

Getting to Port Canaveral — Transportation options from airports and the Port Canaveral area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Port Canaveral Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

Port Canaveral Hotels with Cruise Shuttles — If you don’t need parking and only want a place with a shuttle to the port, here is a full list.

18 Convenient Port Canaveral “Park & Cruise” Hotels

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