Florida Tech Orientation
Arriving at Florida Tech
Arriving at Florida Tech and getting familiar with the area is extremely important. Knowing your way around the campus and community makes transitioning into college easier! Florida Tech offers a number of ways you and your family can experience the beautiful campus and welcoming community. The choice is up to you:
Explore the community and what it has to offer by following the link below! Keep tabs on major store locations, emergency locations, and transportation options offered in the Melbourne area.
If you or your families/friends ever want to visit Melbourne, make sure to review the suggested hotels and airports listed below! All of these hotels are located within minutes of the Florida Tech campus and some offer special room rates for our visitors. Discounted reservations must be made directly with the hotels by calling their local telephone numbers. Be sure to mention you are visiting Florida Tech.
Melbourne International Airport
We strongly suggest you fly into Melbourne International Airport (www.mlbair.com) which is located less than 10 minutes from the campus. Air service is provided by Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airways. Local taxi service is available from the airport.
Melbourne Airport Express
Melbourne Airport Express offers door-to-door pickup service. For information and reservations, call 800-826-4544 or locally at 321-724-1600.
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport is located approximately 1 hour away from campus. There are several transportation options available to you to get to campus.
The most economical way to reach Florida Tech is to use Melbourne Airport Express. For information and reservations, call 800-826-4544 or locally at 321-724-1600.
The cost of the trip from Orlando International Airport to Melbourne International Airport is $58. Alternatively, you could hire a taxi from the airport to get a one-way trip from Orlando to Melbourne.
Orlando International Airport Shuttle Service
Hotels in Melbourne:
We have many wonderful hotels located around Florida Tech! Below you will find Orientation's recommended hotels:
Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott - Melbourne, FL
When it comes to hotels in Melbourne, Florida, the Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott provide all of your lodging needs. At Courtyard, our spacious guest rooms and suites feature oversized work desk, plush bedding and in-room coffee. Start your day with our Eggs are It - cooked to order breakfast and finish the day in our indoor Jacuzzi.
The Residence Inn provides a home away from home atmosphere with fully equipped kitchens in roomy suites, complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily, and 2-3 socials weekly. Stay connected with complimentary internet access or grab a snack from the Market.
For more information about accommodations at both hotels, please visit http://cwp.marriott.com/mlbap/floridatech/.
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
The award winning Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place is centrally located in the heart of Melbourne next to the Melbourne International Airport, minutes from FIT, Historic Downtown Melbourne, and the pristine beaches of Florida’s Space Coast. In addition the area plays host to numerous theaters, art galleries, shopping and fabulous dining options.
The Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place also offers full service dining in Rustic Restaurant; an international menu with a Floribbean flair;, the Rialto Lobby Lounge, as well as over 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
* The Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place provides the following complimentary services and amenities: wireless internet throughout the hotel, extensive Business center with remote printing, 24hr state of the art fitness center, outdoor heated pool with whirlpool and poolside food service, tennis and basketball courts, and 24hr room service.
* The Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place provides complimentary parking, and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel including, service to the FIT Campus, Historic Downtown Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, shopping and the beach.
* For our Hilton Honors guests, the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place offers the areas only key-access executive floor, featuring a Monday-Friday complimentary continental breakfast, light refreshments throughout the day and a Monday-Thursday nightly reception with hot hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Marriott
The Fairfield Inn and Suites Melbourne FL is a brand new, AAA 3-Diamond awarded Marriott property. And it's no wonder when their amenities and services feature a complimentary continental breakfast every morning, a well-equipped business center, exercise room, heated pool, and free high-speed Internet access throughout the property. Just a short trip to the Florida Tech campus, this Fairfield Inn also offers Florida Tech visitor rates all year.
Each spacious guest room comes with a well-lit work desk, 32" flat-screen TV, iron and ironing board, coffee maker/tea service plus a refrigerator. King Suites feature one king bed plus double sofa bed, Sony CD player, and microwave.
Catch the latest movie with discount tickets from the front desk to Cinema World Movie Theater just next door. Our guests will also receive our more for your money card at check in offering them a variety of discounts at local restaurants and shops in the Melbourne area.
Please visit http://cwp.marriott.com/mlbfi/floridatech/ or call 321-722-2220 to make reservations
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront
Wake up to the calls of seagulls, splash in the warm surf, and swim in our crystal-clear pool—at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, you can do it all. Our inviting Melbourne, FL accommodations feature plush, comfortable guestrooms and suites, perfect for families, group travel, business trips, and romantic getaways. Indulge in our amenities, including the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, plush linens, and a complimentary shuttle to Melbourne International Airport (MLB). The Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront is located only 7 miles from the Florida Institute of Technology campus.
Our Melbourne, Florida beach hotel is located in close proximity to Patrick Air Force Base, Port Canaveral, and the Kennedy Space Center, as well as an hour from Orlando, home to such major attractions as Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. Spend one day of your vacation strolling down the Florida seashore or surfing Cocoa Beach, and spend the next on the area’s most thrilling rides and sweetest theme parks—the possibilities are endless.
Please visit our website: www.cpmelbourne.com or call 321-777-0035
Crowne Plaza Melbourne features include 290 beautifully renovated guestrooms including 24 suites, Quiet zone for business travelers, Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, 10,000 square feet of indoor and 6,000 square feet of outdoor deck meeting space, Complimentary business center, Outdoor pool, hot tub, and sun deck, 24-hour fitness center, Ocean Reef Spa, On-site restaurant, MARiSOL Restaurant, Surfside Lounge, oceanfront lounge and bar, Ocean deck, Beach rentals, Complimentary shuttle to Melbourne International Airport, In-room microwave and refrigerator, Close proximity to Patrick Air Force Base, Port Canaveral, and Orlando attractions