Hotels in Merritt Island: The Clarion Hotel Port Canaveral Area is conveniently located near the Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This Merritt Island, FL hotel is just minutes from Cocoa Beach and the Ron Jon Surf Shop. Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world, is only seven miles away. This is the closest hotel to historic Cocoa Village, featuring specialty shops, arts, crafts, gourmet foods, antique shops and a unique riverfront park. The Orlando International Airport is a quick 45-minute drive from the hotel. There is a spacious outdoor pool featuring a 5, 000-square-foot sun deck and Tiki Bar. Business travelers will appreciate the conveniences afforded with two business centers with free wireless high-speed internet access, and access to fax services. Meeting and banquet facilities for up to 125 people are available for most events and business functions.