Beach Resorts & Hotels

Beach Hotels

Beach Resorts & Hotels

Find the Best Beach Hotels

Enjoy some fun in the sun with a relaxing beach hotel

Finding fun in the sun is easy when you book a beach hotel. Instead of having to travel early in the morning to get a good spot by the shore, all you have to do is take a few steps outside of your hotel, and you'll find yourself on the sand. Some of these hotels even offer special access to certain parts of the beach, so you can enjoy a more exclusive kind of holiday adventure when you book those refined establishments.

Beach hotels tend to have some pretty impressive amenities to take advantage of, especially when you book beach hotels in Brighton and other popular destinations. For example, it's common to find hotels with balconies by the beach, as they let guests enjoy impressive views of the shore without ever having to leave their room. Additionally, you'll typically find a pool, letting you enjoy some time in the water without getting sand everywhere. Pools also offer a safe, calmer atmosphere for the younger kids to swim.

When you book with Expedia, it's easier than ever to find the beach hotel you need, whether you're looking for a beach hotel in Scotland or any other part of the UK and beyond. All you have to do is apply the beach filter, and your results will automatically be sorted to only feature beach hotels. Of course, you can narrow that down even further if you like with additional filters covering amenities, star ratings and hotel types.

Highest rated Beach Resorts & Hotels around the World

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4.5 out of 5
Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana, Punta Cana, La Altagracia
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,497 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach bar, massages on the beach
Travellers say...
"Liked the relaxed atmosphere. Everything went well for our stay Didn’t like servers were few. They were very nice but there wasn’t enough to feel like we were being taken care of for drinks at pool and dinners seemed to take a long time for the food and service"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana - All Inclusive
International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
Great for beach holidays
3 out of 5
1300 N Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Cocoa Beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of I Dream Of Jeannie Lane and Cocoa Beach Beach. Cocoa Beach Pier is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...
3.1/5 (2,692 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach bar, kids' pool
Travellers say...
"Was very good hotel for the money"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

International Palms Oceanfront Resort Cocoa Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Great for beach holidays
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £348 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,371 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, beach towels, kids' pool
Travellers say...
"My husband stayed at Alohilani Resort for our anniversary for 6 nights. While the location and ambience were nice, we would choose to stay somewhere else if we return to Oahu. Positives: Clean, Modern room View (ocean view) was beautiful Friendly staff Great location across the street from Waikiki ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2021

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
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Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £217 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
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. ...
4/5Very Good! (2,587 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, outdoor pool
Travellers say...
"All good"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £307 per night from 26 Jun to 26 Jun
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (5,539 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Travellers say...
"Amazing view from our room."

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Maui Coast Hotel
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
2259 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
Travellers like: near the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...
"Kids loved the pool and the beach is right across the street. Everyone was very friendly."

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

Maui Coast Hotel
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Carretera El Maca, Punta Cana, Punta Cana
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,458 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach bar, massages on the beach
Travellers say...
"Our stay at the Majestic Elegance was exceptional. The resort has extremely friendly and attentive staff. The night-time activities were also unique to the resort, providing a great nightlife for all ages Some of the beach and ocean activities include: Volleyball Beach Soccer Kayaking Bananaboat ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

Majestic Colonial Punta Cana - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 19.5, Lt 59-2, Sección A, 2 da etapa Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £205 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of El Rey Ruins Trailhead, El Rey Ruins and Delfines Beach. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,749 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, sunloungers, beach yoga, massages on the beach
Travellers say...
"The oceanfront view was beautiful! Our waiter at poolside “Xavier” was out of this world. He was very nice and he was always tentative to all his clients. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The resort was always clean and appealing. The food in the main dining hall was terrible. It needs ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Great for beach holidays
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13.5, No. 32, Seccion A, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO
The price is £217 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall, Cancun Interactive Aquarium and La Isla Shopping Mall. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,350 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, beach bar, beach towels, kids' pool
Travellers say...
"Great resort with friendly staff! When we booked it, they advertised 9 or 10 restaurants...only 4 on sight. Looks like it has been updated on Expedia. Beautiful resort, great beaches - chairs and umbrellas included. Hard to get a reservation at an offsite restaurant included in the all-inclusive. ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

The Royal Sands All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Perdido Beach Resort
Great for beach holidays
3.5 out of 5
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
The price is £445 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Orange Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gulf State Park, Adventure Island and Perdido Key Beach. Ono Island ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,125 reviews)
Travellers like: on the beach, kids' pool
Travellers say...
"Nice property and the layout was convenient. Staff was very friendly, quick to respond and helpful at all times. The new room upgrades appear nice and clean but seems some things weren’t ready. The AC had no readable thermostat and seemed outdated and hard to use and out of place in the updated room. ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2021

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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