Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Melbourne, Florida. In no time you’ll be meeting astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center and exploring seaside marshes near pristine white-sand beaches.
The 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, a short drive from our hotels in Melbourne. You can tour actual space-shuttle launch pads and see the historic rockets that sent the first NASA astronauts roaring towards the moon. You can also meet a real astronaut and do a little zero-gravity training in spaceflight simulators yourself. Be sure to pack a swimsuit and a good beach read for a leisurely afternoon at nearby Canaveral National Seashore, miles of untouched, unobstructed beach fringed in palmettos. Settle in on a stretch of powdery white sand for a classic South Florida afternoon. Our Melbourne hotels are near the Brevard Zoo, where you can navigate a kayak past giraffes and rhinos in the African plains exhibit.
Our hotels in Melbourne put you near the city’s reasonably priced restaurants, serving everything from fresh local seafood to tangy Southern barbeque. Historic downtown Melbourne’s wide, palm-lined streets feature an assortment of cafes and shops. On the second Friday night of each month the city hosts a free festival along Main Street, featuring street vendors and live entertainment. Visit in spring during the Melbourne Arts Festival or in the fall for Oktoberfest in Wickham Park.
Book your room in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Melbourne to discover the best of South Florida’s sun-drenched living at down-to-earth prices. It’s a quick drive over the Indian River to Melbourne Beach and Indialantic, where you can spend a day splashing in the turquoise waves of the Atlantic Ocean.