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The 6 Best Beach Hotels In Orlando, Florida

The 6 Best Beach Hotels In Orlando, Florida

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A young woman relaxing at an oceanfront pool deck.

Orlando proves that you don’t need to go to Miami to enjoy a wonderful beach vacation. Just an hour’s drive from the “theme park capital of the world” lies the swirling Atlantic coast, where you can indulge in water sports, awesome seafood, luxurious beach resorts, and gorgeous nature all in one. 

So, if you feel like taking a break from Orlando’s adventure-packed attractions, staying at a beachfront hotel near the city might be just what you need. And whether you’re seeking a romantic stay or family-friendly accommodation, you’ll be happily surprised as the city has something for every traveling type.

We’ve curated 6 top-rated beach hotels that are located less than 2 hours from Orlando. That way, you can get some fun and excitement by the ocean, while still having easy access to the city’s theme parks, outlets, and family-family attractions. The best part? You can find all these hotels at the best prices on CuddlyNest.

Sounds like a plan? Then have a look below and pick your favorite!

6 Amazing Hotels On The Beach Near Orlando, Florida

Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach

Room at Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Photo Credit: Black Dolphin Inn

Black Dolphin is a jewel on Florida’s East-Central Atlantic coast. Set within a restored inn from the 1950s, this AAA Four Diamond inn has 14 luxurious rooms, each with unique charm and spin. Some feature angled bay views and air-jetted tubs, while others boast “free-floating” Kohler soaking tubs centered under sky-lit cupolas.

Want to secure the best prices when staying at Black Dolphin? Then make sure to book it through CuddlyNest. For $266 a night you can stay in a spacious Deluxe Double Room with a comfortable full double bed and a signature breakfast included.

The inn also treats guests to a myriad of premium amenities, including a full southern breakfast on weekends, daily beverage and snack offerings, free wifi, and complimentary bike rentals.

Just minutes away from the Black Dolphin Inn lies New Smyrna Beach. This white-sand shoreline is a mecca for surfers, as it boasts one of the finest waves on the east coast.

Location: 916 S Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

Distance From Orlando: 55,4 miles/ 59 minutes

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Cocoa Beach

Suite at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Cocoa Beach
Photo Credit: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is a family-friendly beach town located an hour’s drive east of Orlando, on Florida’s Space Coast. Its glittering coastline features a wide beach with golden-hued sand and world-class waves, making it a sought-after surfing destination.

A great spot to base yourself in Cocoa Beach is the oceanfront Hilton Hotel. Aside from offering guests direct access to the beach, the hotel also flaunts a robust lineup of fun activities such as deep-sea fishing and surfing lessons.

With CuddlyNest, you can book your stay at Hilton Cocoa Beach easily, and at the best prices. For $192 a night, you can stay in a spacious bedroom featuring a king-size Suite Dreams bed with 250 thread-count sheets, and breathtaking views down the Atlantic coastline. No wonder this is considered one of the best Orlando beach hotels!

Location: 1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Distance From Orlando: 59,8 miles / 1 h 7 min

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, Florida, at nighttime
Photo Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Families seeking to experience both Orlando’s theme parks and the nearby beaches can’t pass up the chance to stay at Daytona Beach. Thanks to its 23 miles of idyllic beaches that are wonderful for watersports and fun activities, this glittering coastal town is considered one of the top kid-friendly Florida vacations, and one of the best budget beach breaks in the United States.

When it comes to places to stay in Daytona Beach, the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is one of the best bets. To start, the hotel has a collection of elegant rooms and suites that are well-equipped with signature “Sleep Like a Rock” beds, spa-like bathrooms, private oceanfront balconies, and even jaw-dropping ocean views.

Hard Rock also has a wealth of dazzling amenities that provide guests with a one-of-a-kind experience. There’s a health and wellness spa, an oceanfront swimming pool framed by private cabanas, and even a youth club where little ones can participate in fun-filled activities while the adults relax at the beach.

Book through CuddlyNest to save money while staying at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. For $158 a night you can stay in a spacious Double Room featuring Sleep Like A Rock® bedding, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, Rock Spa® bath amenities, and plush towels.

And whenever you feel like it, you can always drive to Orlando for an adventure-packed day in Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Florida.

Location: 918 N Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida 32118

Distance From Orlando: 57 miles/ 1 h

Delta Hotels by Marriott Daytona Beach

The pool area at Delta Hotels by Marriott Daytona Beach, Florida.

Amplify your Orlando vacation by staying at Delta Hotels by Marriott, in Daytona Beach. Located within a walking distance of the beach, this oceanfront oasis welcomes travelers with a plethora of perks, including a glittering outdoor pool, a breezy seafood restaurant, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Secure the best prices when staying at Delta Hotels by Marriott by booking your stay through CuddlyNest. For $266 a night you can have a comfortable stay in a spacious double room with two queen beds, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, a 50-inch flat-screen TV, luxury bedding, and plush towels.

And in case you feel like venturing out of the hotel, great news: there’s plenty to see and do around. Thrill-seekers will enjoy visiting the iconic Daytona International Speedway, where they’ll drive a NASCAR race car by themselves, while sports enthusiasts will gravitate towards the nearby golf courses. In search of the ultimate family fun? Then the bustling Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier is the place to go.

Location: 2505 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida 32118

Distance From Orlando: 57 miles/ 1 h

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, Florida.
Photo Credit: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

Cozy suites with king-sized Sweet Dreams® beds, 37-inch TVs, and direct views of the Atlantic Ocean are the shiniest gem in DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Designed to encapsulate discrete elegance and serenity, the accommodations are stocked with deluxe bath products, aside from offering room service.

Book through CuddlyNest to save money while staying at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach. For $179 a night you can stay in a spacious double suite equipped with a king-size bed, a sofa bed, complimentary WiFi, two 37-inch TVs, and a breezy balcony offering beautiful direct views of the Atlantic Ocean.

There are several options of things to do in and outside DoubleTree Suites. The hotel boasts a sparkling outdoor pool, a breezy lounge, and an on-site restaurant where guests can feast on classic American fare, from buffalo wings to juicy hamburgers.

But while staying at the hotel does sound tempting, there’s plenty to see and do outside. DoubleTree offers direct access to the beach, aside from being located less than an hour from the world-famous Kennedy Space Center. There’s complimentary shuttle transportation to attractions within a three-mile radius.

Location: 1665 N. Stateroute A1a, Melbourne, FL 32903

Distance From Orlando: 71,1 miles (1h12 min)

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront

Suite at Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront, Melbourne, Florida.
Photo Credit: Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront

Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront is a jewel spiked on the shores of Melbourne Beach, along Florida’s Space Coast. All of the hotel’s 168 suites are supplied with floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies, from where guests can have a cup of freshly brewed coffee while catching a glimpse of the ocean in the morning

Are you visiting Melbourne Beach with your family? Then a great option is to stay at a spacious Double Family Suite, which features bunk beds for kids and a separate bedroom for extra privacy. In addition to all one-bedroom suite amenities—including two flat-screen TVs—, there’s also an oceanfront balcony accessible from both the living room and the bedroom. Through CuddlyNest, you can easily book the Double Family Suite for just $257 a night.

Radisson’s large outdoor pool is the perfect destination for a refreshing dip at any time of day, while the 15th floor’s high-end fitness center allows guests to work out while indulging in stunning ocean views.

Steps away from the hotel lies a white sand beach, a go-to location for fun activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing. If scuba diving is more of your passion, head over to the nearby Sebastian Inlet, one of Florida’s most popular destinations among nature lovers.

Location: 3101 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903

Distance From Orlando: 71,1 miles (1h12 min)

Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, Florida.
Photo Credit: Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

If you’re seeking to enjoy a wonderful beach vacation without having to leave Orlando at all, then Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is your perfect match. The centerpiece of this island-themed resort is an inviting 16,0000 square feet pool with a water slide, cascading waterfalls, and not one, but two white-sand beaches!

Located within the Universal Orlando resort area, Loews Sapphire was named one of the best hotels in Orlando thanks to its variety of perks and benefits. These include water taxi and shuttle service to and from the theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, ride access at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and early park admission for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Location: Universal Orlando Resort  (6601 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819)

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida.

As soon as you step foot in the World Dolphin Resort, you’ll forget that you’re in the heart of Orlando. Gloriously located in the heart of Walt Disney World, the resort has a private beach, and 6 crystal blue pools, including a grotto pool with tropical waterfalls and a water slide, which are perfect for a refreshing dip. 

And the beach fun does not stop there, as the resort treats guests to an array of activities. They can either relax in a poolside cabana, which includes an HDTV, and a mini-refrigerator stocked with soda and bottled water, play volleyball in the sand, or even rent a watercraft.

The Dolphin Resort also offers guests a complimentary water taxi from their boat dock to Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and free transportation to all Walt Disney World parks and attractions, including Disney Springs. 

Location: Walt Disney World Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

FAQs

What is the closest beach to Orlando, FL?

New Smyrna is the closest beach to Orlando. The driving distance is 57 min (55,4 miles).

What beach is closest to the Walt Disney World Resort?

Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Walt Disney World. The driving distance is 1h5 min (65,4 miles).

What are the best Orlando hotels near the beach?

The best beach hotels near Orlando:

  • Black Dolphin Inn, New Smyrna Beach
  • Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront
  • Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Daytona Beach
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
  • Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront;
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort;
  • Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

Do any Disney Resorts have a beach?

Disney owns and operates two oceanfront resorts just hours away from Walt Disney World: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

Does Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort have a beach?

Yes. The Lazy River Courtyard, at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, is home to a sand beach, and a sparkling swimming pool with a winding river.

Is Grand Beach Resort By Diamond Resorts at the beach?

The hotel is actually located in Orlando’s Lake Bryan, and it features a lakeside beach.

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