A Review of the Four Points by Sheraton in Cocoa Beach
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As part of our family trip to Florida we decided to spend a weekend with my parents and my sister and her family in Cocoa Beach. We went through Hotwire to get our hotel and our “Secret Hot Rate Hotel” was the Four Points by Sheraton in Cocoa Beach. It didn’t include breakfast, but it was within walking distance of the beach which was our first priority anyways.
The first positive thing was parking was free and in a parking garage. In a place where thunderstorms are common, it was good to have covered parking. We each had large rooms (whether we had two or four people per room) that included two queen-size beds as well as a pull-out couch. The décor was modern with a beach theme but not over-the-top.
They also gave people an incentive to decline housekeeping service by offering a $5 voucher or 250 points for each night you declined service (not including the day you check out). I thought this was a great incentive and hope more hotels will offer something similar in the future.
We had to put the “Make a Green Choice” sign outside our door before 2am; then the next morning the $5 voucher with our name and room number was slipped under the door. If you want the 250 points instead you turn in the card at check-out. You could also check out pool and beach towels at the front desk so you don’t have to use/bring your own.
We also received two free bottles of water in our room which I thought was a nice touch.
There is a sports bar and a Starbucks inside the hotel and it’s within walking distance of several restaurants. There’s also a huge surf shop in the middle of the hotel; in itself that’s not a problem, but our rooms overlooked the sports bar and surf shop. The outside of the windows are tinted so people can’t see you at your window unless they’re looking for you, but it was odd to look out the window and see the TVs of the sports bar or people eating. It also meant we had no source of natural light in our rooms which is something I’m weird about. There’s a shark tank as well so the kids thought it was cool they could see that from grandma and grandpa’s room, but it was still a little odd.
The room had free wireless internet but I had trouble with the connection on my laptop (other people didn’t have that problem).
The hotel has a small pool with a waterfall and a hot tub. We were originally a little disappointed that the pool area was so small, but on the positive side it was almost completely covered. After being in the sun at the beach all day it was nice the kids had a place to swim that was in the shade.
I wasn’t eligible to receive points on this stay because we booked through a third-party site, but I was able to give them my Starwood Preferred Guest number and still receive credit for any charges to the room as well as the 250 points for declining Housekeeping service the first night.
If we stayed here again I would want a room with an “outside” window; but overall it was a very enjoyable stay and I would definitely recommend it to others.
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