Beach Hotels

Beach Hotels

Beach Hotels

Find fun in the sun with a beach holiday

Do you yearn for blue skies and white sandy beaches? A beach holiday may be exactly what you need. With beachfront properties, you can have all the seaside has to offer right on your doorstep. A beach view property might mean that you'll have to walk a bit further to feel the sand between your toes. Either way, blue skies and warm waters await.

Beach resorts often include indoor and outdoor pools, on-site shopping, restaurants and bars. Some even have swim-up bars! Not all beach hotels have the same on-site amenities as the resorts, but they won't be far away.

Looking for the shortest distance between you and the beach? Look for a beachfront room, which is typically a ground-floor room with easy beach access. Want sweeping vistas of the water? Check out ocean view rooms, which are typically upper-floor rooms with great views of the water. Partial view rooms often have intriguing peek-a-boo views—but not the grand vistas—of the warm waters that await you.

Find your fun in the sun today.

Highest rated Beach Hotels around the world

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$830 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arena Gorda Beach and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. Punta Blanca Golf Course is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,329 reviews)
"27 yr old women, wanted fun and relaxation and looked at 10000000 reviews before choosing our hotel. We had an amazing time at Majestic. The staff is great and hotel very beautiful. Everyone was very helpful with any questions. Front desk was quick and easy for check in and check out. We tried the ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
3 out of 5
1300 N Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Cocoa Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of I Dream Of Jeannie Lane and Cocoa Beach Beach. Cocoa Beach Pier and Lori Wilson Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).
3/5 (2,773 reviews)
"We have no children but were impressed with the ship/splash area/pool for small children. Location right on beach. Prices for food at bar were way too high. Very basic bfst was offered and cost $30 for 2 of us. No towels at pool. Room was cleaned once in 2 weeks and sand on floor was daily problem. ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2022

International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$465 per night from 4 Feb. to 5 Feb.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district, steps away from Kuhio Beach Park and Duke Kahanamoku Statue. International Market Place and Honolulu Zoo are also within 10 minutes.
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,098 reviews)
"Hotel amenity fees were overpriced, but everything else was pretty decent for a four-star hotel."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
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Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$297 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Honolulu Zoo and Ala Wai Golf Course. Ala Moana Center and Diamond Head are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4/5 Very Good! (2,292 reviews)
"We stayed here for convenience to the beach. It’s was just across the street. It was really nice beach which had a break wall and was easy to swim in and hang out at. At the end of Waikiki you could see diamond head and walk to anything you needed. The property let you use there towels and gave you ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$446 per night from 22 Feb. to 23 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center. Diamond Head and Na Ala Hele Manoa Falls Trailhead are also within 6 mi (10 km).
4/5 Very Good! (5,026 reviews)
"the whole area is beautiful to walk, perfect location for the beach, you can see the sunset & the sunrise there, it's incredible! the service is amazing!!"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Maui Coast Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$787 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated in Kihei, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamaole Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Keawakapu Beach and Maluaka Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
4.5/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"The hotel was located right across the street from the beach which was great."

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2021

Maui Coast Hotel
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera El Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$752 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Arena Gorda Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Macao Beach and Bavaro Beach. San Juan Shopping Center and Downtown Punta Cana are also within 12 mi (20 km).
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,093 reviews)
"beautiful place. Everything was top notch except for the food."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 19.5, Lt 59-2, Sección A, 2 da etapa Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$400 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of El Rey Ruins Trailhead, Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins. Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Maya Cancun Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,650 reviews)
"We really enjoyed the hotel but the food was horrible and having to make reservations a day before for the restaurants was a hassel and impossible"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$432 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall, La Isla Shopping Mall and Cancun Interactive Aquarium. Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Aquaworld are also within 2 miles (3 km).
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,063 reviews)
"Everything is great except for not much activities there."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Perdido Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Located in Orange Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Gulf State Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Perdido Key Beach. Ono Island and Catman Road Trailhead are also within 3 miles (5 km).
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"This is my all-time favorite place to stay and I don’t mind paying the cost. The service, amenities, cleanliness, bed is all excellent"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2022

Perdido Beach Resort
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What is a Beach Hotel?

On Expedia, you can find hotels located on the beach or within walking distance from the coast. Many hotels will have some rooms with a view of the beach or sea.

What is a Beach Resort?

Beach resorts offer a full range of vacation facilities on a single site. Resorts are usually larger than hotels. Besides your hotel room, within the resort you'll be able to enjoy several restaurants, bars and shops, along with recreational amenities. This often includes multiple swimming pools, family-friendly activity options and easy access to the beach.

If you are staying at a beach resort, there's often enough to do within the resort itself that you barely need to leave the resort to enjoy your holiday.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

What is the difference between oceanfront and oceanview hotel rooms?

An oceanview room in a hotel means you can see the ocean or sea from your room. However, this does not always mean its a wide view. To qualify, a room only needs a partial view of the water from your window or balcony.

An oceanfront room on the other hand, is usually a higher tier room directly facing the ocean. The view will be better than an oceanview room. An oceanfront room usually costs more than an oceanview room.

Every hotel is slightly different so it's best to check the room details of your hotel of choice. On Expedia, you can find out more about the different room types on the hotel page. You can also see what guests had to say about the view from their rooms.

What is the difference between a beachfront and an oceanfront room?

A beachfront room generally means your hotel room is on the ground floor, where you can easily access the beach. An oceanfront room is usually located on the higher floors with direct view of the water. Potentially a better view of the sky too, to gaze out and watch the sunrise or sunset from your room -- depending of course on the destination itself. Beachfront rooms are usually more expensive.

In some hotels the oceanfront room is just a floor or two above the beachfront room so the view may be fairly similar. In other cases, beachfront rooms don't have a view because of trees or other obstructions between the room and the ocean, so the main benefit is that you can stroll directly out of your room onto the beach.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

How to choose a good beach hotel?

The best beach hotels offer rooms with a wide view of the ocean, direct access to the beach, or a private beach just for hotel guests. There may be hotels which offer these - look out for those when searching.

In general, beach hotels with large swimming pools, infinity pools and swim up bars, are usually highly rated by guests. Another thing to consider is whether the hotel provides beach chairs on the nearest beach that you can rent as a guest, and if they have a food/drink service while you are there.

If you are on a budget , look for beach hotels which aren't directly on the beach or facing the sea, but still within walking distance.

On Expedia, you can also filter your search of beach hotels to display only hotels that have received excellent feedback from previous guests. You may also wish to search by price, area and amenities. Filter your search by 'Ocean View' to find the best rooms that are either by the water's edge or offer a great view of it.

How do I choose a good beach hotel for a family holiday?

Some top features and amenities to consider are:

  • Location: Some beaches are quiet but a little harder to get to. Other hotels are on the main beach with lots of activities, transport options and tourist facilities around.
  • Room Facilities: With sand aplenty, hotels with a shower instead of bathtubs are a good option. Choose a room with a view or a beachfront where you can easily access the beach.
  • Recreational Amenities: Supervised kids clubs and children's pools give the little ones lots of fun things to do. Beach resorts are a great option because they have plenty of things to do onsite, suitable for different age groups and activities that can be enjoyed as a family. And the beach is never far away. In destinations with All-Inclusive beach resorts, your family can enjoy all the facilities without worrying about going over budget.

In some destinations, you may even find for hotels with water slides or water parks for extra fun.

Ready to find your hotel? On Expedia, search for hotels that are close to the beach, and select 'Ocean View' as a filter option under the Amenities section. Next, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand panel to the 'Trip Type' section and select 'Family Friendly' as a search option. This will ensure only hotels that include family essentials such as in-room conveniences and child-friendly activities are included in your list of accommodation options.

How do I choose a beach hotel that’s good for a couples getaway?

To set the romantic mood, look out for the following when choosing a hotel in a beach destination:

  • Beach Access: Hotels with a private beach, hotels with direct beach access, restaurants on the beach
  • Authentic Reviews: Positive guest reviews by couples
  • Good pools: Adults-only pools, infinity pools, swim up bars, private pools
  • Room Features: To bring romance to your room, look for hotels that offer oceanfront rooms so you can enjoy a great view from the privacy of your room or balcony. Couples also appreciate hotel rooms with private hot tubs, private villas with its own pool, swim-up rooms, rooms with deep-soaking tubs.

Are all beach resorts all-inclusive?

No, not all beach resorts are all-inclusive.To find all-inclusive beach resorts on Expedia, input your destination and dates, click ‘view all resorts’ then use filters on the left to narrow listings to all-inclusive resorts only.

What are All-Inclusive beach resorts?

All-Inclusive mean your booking covers your room along with food, drinks, recreation and entertainment available onsite. This often includes free use of lounge chairs on the beach, water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, and nightly entertainment that incorporates some local culture. Guests enjoy being able to enjoy all the facilities without having to carry a wallet around or worry about going over budget. Note that some premium items may be excluded from your all-inclusive package.

All-Inclusive beach resorts are typically located on a coast, with a range of water activities available. Non-motorized water sports like snorkelling and kayaking are usually included in the rate. Motorized activities and professional lessons are usually available for an extra charge. Jet-skis and scuba diving lessons usually fall into this premium category.