Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center
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... G/G" to get the bug bodies off. While we were busy on the outside washing and rinsing, the washer was working on a load of clothes.
We went to Halpin's for dinner and were joined by Michael (David), Shari, and their girls, Katie and Natalie. It was a good visit with them over a good meal. We stayed and visited with Bob & Kimbra for a bit longer then came home.
Tomorrow we're going to St. Augustine for the day. ...
So here we sit at the Highland Park Fish Camp in Deland, FL. We arrived at the campground around 4:15 pm after a couple of slight delays, but that will have to wait a bit.
Got up this morning and had a quick breakfast. We wanted to get on the road as early as possible, but first we had to figure out the best way to get out of our site. Yesterday when we drove in, we had to unhook the car before getting to our site because ...
We spent the weekend in Daytona Beach for the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500 is a 500 mile long (805 km) car race held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida. The first Daytona races were held on the beach. In 1959 the first race was held at the Speedway, which also coincided with ...
the last 4 months where really busy , between Upgrading the Hangar in Ormond Beach , starting Building the Boat Seatta among tausend other things.....
beginning march I will take my 2nd Daughter Cecilia to South Africa to show here all the ...
... it. The fountain is at De Leon Springs State Park in Deland, Florida. The waters of the De Leon Springs have stories about these waters being "Healing Waters". It is said that Ponce De Leon discovered his famed fountain of youth here. We saw the Old Spanish Sugar Mill where you can make your own pancakes at the table. We didn't make pancakes, nor did we jump in the "Fountain Of Youth". ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center
Place was great
We reserved a room at the Best Western next door after seeing pictures on the internet. The pictures looked great but the room was NOTHING like the picture. We called Daytona Beach Resort and went to see a room there. It was beautiful. We had a great time. I would definitely stay there again.
Run away fast!!!
I agree with other horrible reviews of this place. The lobby and pool areas are very deceptive. The rooms are terrible, rusty, dingy, and dank. The mattresses were filthy and in horrible condition, nobody slept a wink! You would have better service and cleanliness at the Motel 6 anyday. Our TV picked up service about as well as the one in our garage, and our AC gave out a few times - nothing like Florida in July with no AC! Don't stay here - you'll be miserable!
I was there one night and had about 35543 problems. Yeah, the place looks nice from the outside and the lobby.. nice pool, etc. My room had an uncleaned bathroom, flickering bathroom light, broken microwave, appliances unplugged. I was on floor 3. Ice machines didnt work on 2,3, or 4. I called about the microwave, the clearly annoyed girl in the lobby said she will have maintence come fix it.. but NO idea when. 5 min? 5 hrs? "I dont know". I asked for another room. Room #2: the door to the room didnt close without MAJOR force applied, the shower rod fell down while I was showering (good thing no one was hurt), the bathroom sink had ONE temperature and the knob didnt move, the shower was only warm, even with hot all the way on and no cold at all, and again the appliances werent plugged in. This was rediculous and I would NOT recommend the hotel for the prices they charge.
My family of 10 people rented the two bedroom oceanfront room for two nights. The rooms were very large and had all the amentities you would need. The staff was extremely friendly. We were coming off a cruise ship and I arrived at the hotel four hours early. The staff had our rooms ready and let us check in early. Very nice of them. I read some of the reviews before going and was concerned about the oceanfront rooms that were really looking into the hallway. I called the hotel and they told me I had a nice oceanfront room which I did. Not only did you see the ocean but it overlooked the pool area. My kids had a ball in the lazyriver. There is a mall right next door and you are steps away from the boardwalk. They have a nice indoor pool and huge gym room. They have donuts and coffee in the mornings. The hotel is very big and nice. Well kept. The only thing I would not recommend is eating at the small cafe next to the lobby, took forever and was overpriced and not very good. overall a great place to stay.
Great location and amenities!!!
We stayed at the Resort and loved it! We were there for a week over Memorial Day The room was a roomy studio and had a great oceanview.
The pools were beautiful! We just loved relaxing by the patio and listening to the ocean. This was a nice family resort and I loved the convenience of having restaurants and grocery within walking distance. We went thru the models...they are Gorgeous! Breat Location and amenities...I would recommend
About two weeks ago, my family and I stayed at the hotel with a promise of it being a "resort" by a local travel agency. They were right about one thing- the downstairs entry, pools, mini golf course and lobby very nice, but that doesn't make up for how crappy the room was!!! We had to trek many feet to the elevators from the main lobby, after going down a long fancy corridor, we reached the elevators. Once upstairs, a rancid smell emitted from the dingy carpeting down each hallway. We got off on two different hallways just to compare and they wre all the same. I tried to switch rooms and was told the newer, nicer rooms were (condos). Of course ours was a dump. The smell was like wet socks!!! The bedspreads and curtains were dirty, with stains on the chairs that came with the "mini table". We were told it was "oceanview"; but it was a nice view of the road and rooftops instead. The back door's doorknob was falling off, the balcony's plastic chairs were so filthy were never sat there. Also, the bathroom looked filthy like they never even cleaned it!!! The toliet lid was up as it looked like it was just used prior to us getting there. There was a half-used roll of toilet paper in the bathroom with no spares. And the toilet paper didn't even have a holder!!! The microwave and toaster looked like roaches live there and the beds were old and decrepit and sank to the floor when you even sat on one!!!!!!!!!!!Once we checked in and saw what a dump it was, we left and went touring Daytona's stores and stayed out until 11:30p.m. so we didn't have to spend any time in there but to sleep. Which by the way we didn't get any sleep because people were slamming doors or partying all night! So, we checked out as fast as possible the next day @ 8:30 and didn't even take a shower as the towels looked filthy and so did the tub and bathroom floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never again will I be mistaked for the front lobby and pools to lure me in. Look at the rooms, that is what counts the most!!!! They have a big sign in the top of the hotel that reads: "Condos for Sale". They need to sell that crappy tall part of the hotel instead!!! Or bulldoze it over and build something respectable!
This was the far most worst place i have ever stayed in. first of all we were on the second floor room 254 and it was dirty had no upper lock on the door, the toilet paper holder was falling out of the wall and etc. had to call matenance because we had no hot water in our room when i was going to give my daughter a shower(would not let her take a bath in that room) they told me it would take 20 minutes for the hot water to reach the room. something about that the hot water tanks are on upper level so they sent a guy to come in and turn on both sink and bathtub and let them run for 10 min. before it got hot. had to go to 5th floor for a coke because the coke machines were not working on all other floors. complained to front desk at check out and all they told me was not to ban them yet to try there condo's because they are all updated and nicer. what?? i paid a hundered dollars for the night for a trashy room that should of been nice and clean and you want me to try your condo's no way! needless to say after this experience i will never go back again ever! my recommendation to you is before you decide to stay the night check the room out first you will change your mind.
I love my family, and was really looking forward to a vacation on Florida's famous "Daytona Beach". The location of this hotel is amazing and it offers alot of activities (a mini golf course over looking the beach), but when my family and I went to stay for my daughter's beauty pagent..."the wheels feel off the wagon". On the third day of our stay we retuned to our room to find the housekeeper hadn't come close to cleaning the room. My youngest daughter (a toddler) had "become sick" that morning in the bed. when we came back (well after housekeeping had finished for the day) the bed was made with out the sheets being changed! When I tried to call housekeeping to get fresh sheets (at this point I would make the bed myself) the head of the department started to yell at me. She went on and on, in a terribly offensive mannor, saying I was lieing and calling me really rude names! This was only topped by the walk to the front desk. You have to walk past a beautiful indoor pool area with two hot-tubs. It would be a great place to take the kids for a swim, only that a copule was "consimating" their relationship in the hot-tub! With glass walls to the indoor pool area i can only hope that no children saw that!!!! Did I mention that we where unable to eat our food in the hotel resturant because there where nats flying around our plates! We where so discusted by this hotel! My husband and I are amazed it's allowed to stay in business. PLEASE DON'T STAY AT THE DAYTONA BEACH RESORT! The location, the pools, golf, all of that falls away when things like this happen.
This hotel would be a little above average or just plain average in so many ways, the restaurant has limited hours, poor service and so so food, staff was courteous enough but not amazing, and the rooms are pretty standard but the location of the hotel makes up for it all. The hotel is located right on the beach, and across from a shopping center. It has 3 waaaaaarrrrrrm pools, 2 hot tubs (albeit small) and a mushroom spouting water for the young 'uns. There's a bar in the pool area and you can walk right into the sand from the hotel. It's a pretty nice place, near the beach and since you can eat at the Red Lobster or buy something from the grocery store (makes up for the poor restaurant). The hotel was in the process of a big renovation when were there, however we barely noticed and were not at all inconvenienced by it. Definitely, recommended.
Loved this place!
We go to Daytona several times a year to enjoy the beach. We have always tried different hotels just for variety. Never again! We LOVED this place. There is a kiddie pool with two mushroom waterfalls, an indoor pool, two out door pools and beautiful rooms. This is the best kept secret in Daytona.