Cocoa Beach may not be known for luxury or even hip boutique hotels, but this cozy, old-world European-style 50-room inn is the antithesis of the area’s bleaker, less personable stays. The inn's owner Karen Simpler has a background in interior decorating and has infused the place with a charming mish mosh of pine, tropical, and French-country pieces. Rooms in the three- and four-story buildings are the largest and have superb ocean views. There are also older, noisier rooms that open onto a courtyard with a dated but nice pool. Puppies and macaws in the lobby, honor bar, library, excellent continental breakfast, and evening wine-and-cheese social hour gives the place a B&B vibe and while kids are welcome here, the Inn’s catchphrase is “The Quiet Place,” so if that’s not a warning enough to keep the more rambunctious tots away from here, I don’t know what is. P.S.: The place is also allegedly haunted.
- Frommer's Staff