15+ Convenient Port Canaveral “Park & Cruise” Hotels

Port Canaveral is among the busiest cruise ports in the world, but that doesn’t make it the most convenient 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 ship before they can set sail.

Port Canaveral sign in Florida

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. Rates for parking at Port Canaveral 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 substantial, depending on the length of your trip.

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

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

Note: This article contains affiliate links to Kayak. We earn a commission for clicks made on their website, at no charge to you. Review ratings come from either Google or TripAdvisor and are rounded to the nearest half point. For parking packages you may have to book through the hotel website.

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. During our search, the well-known hotel offered up a ‘Park and Cruise for 2’ package for 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 $140, the parking package here is a good deal if you plan to stay at a hotel anyway.

  • 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 round trip to and from your cruise. In addition, parking for another vehicle is just $40 for the length of the 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, they offer parking at the hotel for your cruise for $8 per day. There is also a shuttle package that you can add on for about $30 for two people to get back and forth from 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 hotel.

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. They allow you to park your car for free for up to two weeks with only a single night’s stay. The hotel is located in Cocoa — which is on the mainland — so it’s a few miles to the beach and the cruise port.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 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 for 2’ 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: 4.5 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 parking while you sail. They also offer the deal for cruises of 3-4 nights and 5-8 nights. 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 a parking deal? The Econo Lodge offers inexpensive rates, plus according to their website they have a parking offer that includes round trip transport between the hotel and port, along with free parking. Note that the Econo Lodge is on Merritt Island — between the mainland and the beach and about 20 minutes from the cruise port. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 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 for up to eight nights, 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 (up to eight days), plus transportation to the port. Additional parking is $8 per day.

  • 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. We called the hotel, which told us that you can park during your cruise for $10 per night. However, at the time they weren’t offering a shuttle, so you would need to arrange a quick Uber/Lyft to the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 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 about $20 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: 4 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 Cruise’ package on the website, with parking and transportation to and from the port for each guest.

Price: $$-$$$
Distance to Port: 6.5 miles
Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Residence Inn by Marriott
The Residence Inn is one of the closest spots 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 $30 more than the standard rate, meaning you can save a bundle over parking at the port.

  • 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 & Cruise’ package was recently quoted at $144 per night during our search, compared to a regular rate of $129. So for $15 you get parking for the length of your cruise. In addition, you’ll get a ride to the port. 

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

Beachside Hotel and Suites
Recently renovated and transformed into the Beachside Hotel, this hotel offers another option for parking. You’ll find a ‘Park N Cruise’ package from the hotel. That deal offers up to seven days of parking, plus a round trip ride between the hotel and the cruise terminal. there are also deals for shorter parking times if needed. Our search found rates for the parking deal about $35 more than the typical room rate. That’s much cheaper than parking at the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 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. They can also help you arrange transportation with a third-party to get back and forth from the ship.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 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 for parking, 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, it’s a good idea 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.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Great article! Wish we knew this before our cruise 4 weeks ago. In a future article could you include Covid testing for travel sites nearby?

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