Beach Hotel

Beach Hotels

Beach Hotel

Where to Find the Best Beach Hotels

Relax with fun in the sun at a beach hotel

Nothing gives you a sense of rest and relaxation on holiday like staying at a beach hotel that's just steps away from the sand. Expedia offers deals on many great hotels with beaches to enhance your holiday travels. These highly rated hotels with beaches will let you melt into the sand and surf in ultimate pleasure.

With Expedia, you can book hotels on the beach throughout the world to match just about any travel requirement or budget. You can find inexpensive hotels that are just a few blocks away from the beach and are great for families, or you can book a 4-star luxury hotel with a private beach so you can relax in peace away from the crowds.

Hotels with beaches make your holiday one that you're sure to remember for a long time. They're great for couples on a romantic retreat, a family holiday, or a large group travel experience. For example, you might check out our Vancouver Coast beach hotels for your next holiday.

You can even enjoy resort hotels with private beaches that are great for adults looking for private fun in the sun, like some Quebec beach hotels. For another level of enjoyment on your holiday, you might also look for hotels with a bar.

Whether your hotel is right on the beach, a few steps away, or requires just a short drive, you'll find ideal accommodation on Expedia. Get great savings, rewards back, and so much more for a great holiday experience.

Highest rated Beach Hotel 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 CA $707 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront property 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! (2,338 reviews)
"First visit to the Dominican Republic, stayed at this resort and have zero regrets! Clean facilities, and friendly staff. Resort lobbies are gorgeous and the bars and restaurants are clean and again the staff is very welcoming . Will definitely stay here again if I return to the DR for vacation."

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 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 CA $122 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Nestled on the beach, this Cocoa Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of I Dream Of Jeannie Lane and Cocoa Beach. Cocoa Beach Pier and Lori Wilson Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
3/5 (2,772 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 Jan. 12, 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 CA $334 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district, steps from Kuhio Beach Park and Duke Kahanamoku Statue. International Market Place and Honolulu Zoo are also within 10 minutes.
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,081 reviews)
"As like most properties, the pictures skew the room proportions. The lead photo is taken in the Swell bar area, nice, however, the cabanas are reserved for more important people than you and I. Eddie in Valet was awesome. Took time to remember my name and my trip. Great work. Need better scheduling ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 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 CA $213 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
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! (2,273 reviews)
"There was a toothpick under the night stand from previous occupant and there was a tube of medication left in the fridge. Need more thorough cleaning between guests"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 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 CA $322 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
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! (5,004 reviews)
"My room view was fantastic, everything is great except the parking was expensive it’s just like a amount of per day in some hotel, location is good"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 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 CA $565 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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! (992 reviews)
"The hotel was located right across the street from the beach which was great."

Reviewed on Dec. 20, 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 CA $591 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
Located in Punta Cana, this beachfront property 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! (2,101 reviews)
"It was my first time in Punta Cana and I am very happy that I chose Majestic Colonial as my resort to stay at. I loved the staff at the resort. The variety of food was great. Loved my room with pool access. I would recommend to get a room with pool access. You won’t regret it! I enjoyed my vacation ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 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 CA $275 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront property is in the city center 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 mi (3 km).
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,659 reviews)
"Nice property, friendly staff, the only downside is the food. :( I wasn’t impressed at all."

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 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 CA $455 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property 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 mi (3 km).
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,061 reviews)
"Exceeded my expectations! Very well maintained. Cleanliness rating 12 on a scale of 1-10. I didn't pay for an ocean view but walked into my room and had one."

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 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 center, 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 mi (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 Jan. 1, 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.