Choosing the perfect hotel is just as important as choosing the right beach vacation destination.
If you love ocean views and beach access, along with freebies and unique amenities, no doubt you'll love these 10 cute coastal hotels we've picked out for a beach vacation you won't forget anytime soon.
1. $229+ Monterey Bay, California: Seven Gables Inn with Free Breakfast, Cookies, Wine & Cheese
Every room is an ocean view room at the Seven Gables Inn, which overlooks Monterey Bay in Pacific Grove, California. But the perks of staying in this 4-star hotel don't stop there — guests are also invited to enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning, as well as homemade cookies and milk, and even wine and cheese during an evening reception.
Add to that free parking and free WiFi and you have yourself a mighty fine deal.
2. $161+ Puerto Rico: 4-Star Guest Rated Waterfront Sheraton in Colonial City Near Beaches
The Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel boasts an enviable location on the waterfront, just at the edge of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico's beloved colonial city with walkable streets and brightly colored buildings.
Cruise ship piers are nearby, and so is the iconic Fort San Cristóbal and some of the best beaches in town. Enjoy views of the surrounding area from the sleek rooftop pool and lounge area.
3. $170+ Melbourne Beach, Florida: Delightful B&B with Amazing Guest Ratings
If you're looking for a tropical escape in a laid-back Florida beach town, the SeaGlass Inn Bed and Breakfast might be your best bet.
TripAdvisor reviewers certainly think so — they've given it a perfect 5-star rating time and again. It's the delicious breakfasts, evening receptions, welcome cookies and relaxing outdoor pool area that keep guests coming back.
4. $46+ Ibiza, Balearic Islands: 4-Star Guest Rated Comfy Apartments Near the Beach & Ibiza Castle
Suites at the Apartamentos Malacosta in Ibiza do not disappoint. In addition to simple, modern decor, cozy living spaces and fully equipped kitchens, they offer private balconies and free WiFi.
This doesn't mean you won't want to leave your room, however. The condos are close to lively Bossa Beach, the Ibiza Castle and all the vibrant nightlife you could ask for.
5. $148+ Amalfi Coast, Italy: 4.5-Star Guest Rated Hotel Tramonto D'Oro with Free Beach Shuttle & Breakfast
You'll swoon when you see the Hotel Tramonto D'Oro, located in Italy's famous Amalfi Coast. First, there's the incredible sea views. Then there's the outdoor pool and terrace, charming in both the daytime and the night.
Enjoy a nice meal at the hotel's restaurant, which specializes in Italian cuisine and goes the extra mile to accommodate dietary requirements.
To get down to the beach, take advantage of the free shuttle bus. Breakfast is complimentary here, and so is WiFi and parking.
6. $101+ Jamaica: Cliffside Resort in Negril with Amazing Sunset Views & Patio Dining
A simple, colorful property nestled on a cliff, the Samsara Cliffs Resort is a prime place to relax in Negril, Jamaica. The sunset views are one of a kind, and if you get the urge to jump right into the sea, go for it — you'll be in good company. Otherwise, take a dip in the outdoor pool or lounge on the sun terrace.
Later, dine in the hotel's restaurant, which offers Caribbean cuisine served al fresco.
7. $120+ Valencia, Spain: Beachfront Hotel Neptuno with Rooftop Terrace
If you make the trek all the way to Spain for a vacation, it only makes sense to stay right on the beach.
At the super-mod Hotel Neptuno, a long stretch of sand and the vastness of the Mediterranean sea are right outside your door. And you won't be too far from Valencia's city center to check out its cultural and historical attractions. WiFi is included, and parking is free, too.
8. $123+ Mazatlan, Mexico: 4-Star Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique in Downtown Mazatlan
At the 4-star Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique, you won't have to choose between the beach and the city — both are just steps away. Enjoy morning walks along the Malecón, the seaside promenade, and then sit down for breakfast at a cafe in town.
You'll be impressed by the ocean views from the adorable rooftop pool and terrace area — the sunset is especially spectacular from here.
9. $149+ Key West: Avalon Bed & Breakfast in Victorian House on Duval Street
There's nothing like waking up in a Victorian house set in the middle of a tropical oasis. The Avalon Bed & Breakfast puts you right on Duval Street, the main commercial district of Key West.
Start your day with a deluxe continental breakfast, and then spend the rest of the morning hours people-watching from the house's comfy front porch. After an afternoon exploring the neighborhood, go for a dip in the outdoor pool, or walk just a few minutes to beautiful Smathers Beach.
10. $148+ Catalina Island, California: Hotel Atwater, Historic Property Near Beach
Built in the 1920s, the stylish Hotel Atwater is located in Avalon, Catalina Island, just a short walk from the beach and from Lovers Cove. The island's palm trees and lush mountains will bring to mind some far-off Mediterranean escape.
The hotel offers complimentary baggage service from the ferry, as well as free high-speed WiFi.
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