This 133-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel opened in January 2008. The hotel is located within the City of Melbourne, Florida in east central Florida, also known as Florida's Space Coast. The Residence Inn is located 8 miles northeast of Palm Bay, 21 miles south of Cocoa Beach, and 90 miles south of Daytona Beach, home of the famous Daytona 500. The Residence Inn is ideally located in the center of the City, less than one half mile from Melbourne International Airport. The economy of Melbourne is diversified with defense-related service, technological, manufacturing and tourism industries and is one of the most underserved hotel markets in Florida. Amenities include complimentary high-speed internet access, a sport-court, a fully equipment kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in each room.