15+ Easy Port Canaveral Hotels With Airport & Cruise Shuttles

Taking a cruise from Port Canaveral and looking for an easy place to stay before your trip with a shuttle?

As one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, the port is a popular point to sail to the Bahamas and the Caribbean. And with so many people coming through, that also means that you have plenty of options for a stay right before your trip.

The biggest negative about Port Canaveral is its location. Situated about 45 minutes from the Orlando airport, you have to find transportation to the port before you can start your trip.

The good news is that a number of companies have sprouted up offering shuttle services from the Orlando airport to Port Canaveral. As well, some hotels in Cocoa Beach (the town next to the port) also offer easy shuttle services from the airport.

Once you are near the port, there is no shortage of hotels that offer shuttles to the cruise terminal. While many of these shuttles are included for free with parking packages, you can request a ride anyway, even if you don’t book the package. It may cost a nominal amount ($5-10) but is well worth it.

Below, we’ve arranged two groups of Port Canaveral hotels for cruise passengers. The first are hotels in the area with shuttle service to the Orlando airport and the cruise port. The second are hotels that offer transport to the cruise terminal only.

Click each link to read more about each hotel (including reviews) and see prices on Kayak. Keep in mind that hotels offering shuttle packages may have to be booked through the hotel’s website or via phone.

More Hotel Ideas: Flying in and want to stay near the airport? We have many hotels near the Orlando airport offer shuttles to Port Canaveral. Driving in? You can also see “Park and Cruise” hotels in the port area.

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Port Canaveral Hotels with Orlando Airport AND Cruise Port Shuttles

The following hotels offer shuttles between the Orlando airport and the hotel, along with a shuttle to and from the terminal. You’ll want to check the price of the regular room versus the cost with the shuttle package. Sometimes it’s cheaper to book a room and transportation separate.

Radisson Resort at the Port
As with many hotels in the area, the Radisson caters to cruisers. But not every hotel can offer the resort style feel and attractions of the Radisson, such as the large pool with waterfall.

The hotel offers parking packages and a shuttle to the port ($6 per person without the package). As well, the Radisson offers a “Fly, stay, and cruise” package that can get you from the Orlando airport to the hotel, a night’s stay, and transportation to the port for two people. Additional guests are $45 each. It also includes your ride back to the airport after your cruise.

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

Beachside Hotel & Suites
Situated in the heart of Cocoa Beach, Beachside Hotel & Suites is right near the water and only a 10-minute ride to the cruise terminal. In other words, the location is ideal for anyone wanting to spend some time in the area before their cruise. The hotel was recently renovated and now includes a large lazy river pool and updated rooms.

The hotel’s website offers airport shuttle and cruise shuttle packages. This includes a “Fly, Snooze & Cruise” deal that includes round trip service to/from the airport and a transfer to the terminal. 

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 40 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 Courtyard uses Cocoa Beach Shuttle (321-631-4144) to provide hotel transfers from the airport to the hotel. They also offer a ride to the cruise terminal at a price of $7 one way or $12 round trip. 

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

Best Western Cocoa Beach
Within walking distance of the Cocoa Beach Pier (and a Publix grocery store for any last minute needs), the Best Western is just a few miles (< 10 minutes) from the cruise terminal. The hotel offers a “Stay and Cruise” promo that offers transport between the hotel and cruise terminal. You can also just pay $9 per person for a ride without the package.

In addition, they work with Cocoa Beach Shuttle to arrange transportation between the Orlando airport and the hotel. You will need to book this part of the ride yourself.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Days Inn Wyndham Cocoa Beach
Just a block from the ocean, the Days Inn is in the heart of town and near a number of restaurants and things to do. The “Fly, Snooze and Cruise” package includes transportation to and from the Orlando airport and to and from the cruise port. If you don’t need a ride to the airport, there is also a shuttle available to the ship for $9 per person each way. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Cocoa Beach Suites
This hotel is a short 2-minute walk to the beach, and you don’t even have to have a car to get to your room. If you fly into Orlando International, then the airport offers transportation options. Specifically, they offer a “Snooze and Cruise” deal that’s about $90 more than the base rate. With this package you get transportation for two from the airport (Orlando, but Melbourne and Sanford are also available), transportation to the ship, and then back to the airport.

  • Price: $-$$
  • Distance to Port: 4.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Port Canaveral Hotels with Cruise Port Shuttles

Country Inn Port Canaveral with shuttle

While only a few hotels offer packages with shuttles from the Orlando airport to Port Canaveral, many more offer shuttles to the cruise terminal. If you like, you can arrange your own transportation to the hotel and then hop on one of these shuttles to and from the cruise port.

Since most people book parking packages with free transportation included, you might have to pay a small fee ($5-10 per person) to take the shuttle without the package. Uber/Lyft are also available and cost about $10 (for up to four people) to get to the port.

Note: If you don’t plan to park a car during your cruise, don’t book a parking package just for shuttle access. It’s much more expensive. Simply pay for the shuttle separate or book an Uber/Lyft.

Country Inn & Suites By Radisson
Shuttle: Included with package; $5 per person without
While the name my sound old-fashioned, the Country Inn & Suites is a clean and modern hotel right near the port. While it offers a parking package with an easy shuttle to the cruise terminal included, you don’t have to book that package to get transportation. A shuttle ride to the port is only $5 per person. The hotel suggests calling 48 hours before to book your seat.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach
Port Shuttle: Included with package; $7 per person without
For a great all-around hotel, it’s hard to beat Hampton Inn. There are two in the area. This one is right near the beach and tucked in from the busy road, offering a bit more privacy. The hotel offers a shuttle to the cruise terminal for $7 per person one-way, or $12 round trip. You can also book a parking package that includes the shuttle fare.

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

Hampton Inn & Suites Cape Canaveral Cruise Port
Port Shuttle: $8 per person
One of the newest hotels in the area, this Hampton Inn is just a mile from the ports. That means it’s not only a nice stay, but also extremely convenient to get to the cruise ship on embarkation day. We called the hotel, who told us that they offer arranged transportation to the port for $8 per person. The shuttle departs at 11 a.m. and you’ll just let them know at check-in that you’ll need a ride. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Springhill Suites Cape Canaveral
Port Shuttle: $10 per person
Another newer hotel in the area, this location puts you about as close to the cruise port as you can get. The hotel also offers suites for those that want a little more space. On cruise day you can get a ride to the port for just $10 per person. Simply let the staff know at check-in that you’ll need a ride and they can arrange to get you to the ship.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cape Canaveral-Cocoa Beach
Shuttle: Included with package; $8 per person without
If you need a ride to the port, this represents one of your closest options — just minutes from the ships at Port Canaveral. The hotel offers a shuttle for just $8 per person each way. If you plan to park, they offer a parking package with your right included. Simply let them know you want a ride when you check in.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa Beach
Shuttle: Included with package; $7 per person without
Cocoa Beach has a lot to offer and is one of the most popular spots in the state. If you plan to enjoy the town before your trip, then you might like a hotel that’s in the heart of the action. This hotel is short walk to the pier, restaurants, and Publix. The Holiday Inn Express offers a parking package with parking and cruise shuttle included. If you just want a ride to the port, it’s $7 per person.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 3 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Econo Lodge Hotel Port Canaveral Area
Port Shuttle: $15 per person
Looking for an affordable option? The Econo Lodge offers affordable lodging that even with the cost of the port shuttle, can be less than many other hotels in the area. On the day of your cruise you’ll have the option for a $15 per person shuttle ride to the cruise terminal. Just let the staff know at check-in that you need transportation. A parking package is also available.

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

La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach
Shuttle: Included with package; $10 per person without
In the heart of Cocoa Beach, the La Quinta Inn is a good option for those wanting affordable accommodations near the port and the beach. If you are parking then you can get a parking package that includes a shuttle. Otherwise, it’s $10 per person for a lift to the port. 

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 5.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Residence Inn by Marriott
Shuttle: Included with package; $10 per person without
While the prices are a little higher, this hotel features suites, great reviews, and is among the closest hotels to Port Canaveral. If you need a shuttle, then it costs a reasonable $10 per person. You can just let the staff know at check-in that you would like a ride.

  • Price: $$$
  • Distance to Port: 1 mile
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
Shuttle: Included with package; $18-20 per person without
If you need a ride to the port without the package, the Hilton Oceanfront offers trips for $18-20 round trip per person, depending on the terminal. The hotel is also among the best reviewed (nearly 4.5 stars on Google) and just about 15 minutes from the terminals. Simply let the staff know when you check in you’d like a ride to the port. 

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

Keep in mind this list isn’t exhaustive. If you find a different hotel that you like, simply ask if they offer shuttle service to Port Canaveral. Odds are they do.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are shuttle rides round trip between the hotel and the cruise port?
While a number of hotels do offer roundtrip service, some offer only one-way trips. Any package you book will tell you clearly if the ride is roundtrip. If not, you’ll need to arrange alternate transportation to wherever you need to go. There are a number of affordable transport options between Orlando and Port Canaveral that we’ve covered here.

If I need to shuttle to the airport, what’s the earliest I should book a flight from Orlando?
Many people fly in for their cruise from Port Canaveral and then fly out the day the cruise arrives back in port. To allow plenty of time, we suggest giving yourself at least an hour after arriving to get off the ship and another hour to shuttle to the airport. We also suggest giving yourself at least two hours before your flight. So if your ship arrives at port at 8:00 a.m., the earliest (and it still cuts it close) we’d suggest a flight is 12:00 p.m. It would be more comfortable for 1:00 p.m. or later. For more on when to schedule your flight after a cruise, read our article here.

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  1. Update on Cocoa Beach Suites: they do not have a transportation department and have no plans to open one so no shuttles there unfortunately.

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