Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
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... driveway, we had our first inkling that some changes were in the offing.
During our absence, daughter Holly, her boyfriend Troy, and grandson Leighton had not only remodeled our guest bathroom, but had installed a new patio door and floor tile in the family room, a new A/C wall-unit in the family room, and laid new tile on the walkway to the front door!
On top of that, although it was difficult to get a true sense of it until ...
On our journey north to Savannah, we decided to stay in Daytona for the night. This is a short stay. We are in a motel on the world famous Daytona beach which is great, for only $30 each for the night.
the first thing we did when we arrived was go for a long walk down the road to the local mall. We got subway for dinner, then walked back along the beach. We saw the Daytona speedway on the way in. It is one mammoth venue.
We then spent a good hour ...
... anyway so we only took notice when the first lightning struck and a little later was followed by the thunder. Being the eternal optimist my thoughts where,it will be over soon and the park ranger told us earlier we'd get a little rain......
The first huge drops fell and quickly anything wet sensitive was taken into the van, like cameras,maps and us. Then we sat and waited.The little rain turned into ...
... stopped to visit w/ our dear friends Karen & Peter..
Camp Serrao was was so enjoyable that we ended up spending the entire day ...
... was enormous. Once upon a time, the largest building in the world. Largest open building I think it meant, as the internals of the building was designed to assemble the Saturn rockets on their launch platform and the shuttle years later. We followed the crawler tracks and drove around the different launch platforms. The crawler track is the roadway where the large crawling platform would move the rockets or the shuttle from the assembly plant to the launch platform. It is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
You can drive up and down A1A all day but you can't honestly pick a hotel/motel resort just by looking at the front of the property.
I just got back from the Inn on the Beach in Daytona. We stayed for 4 days, 3 nights and were overall pleased with the hotel. I am 16 and I went with my mom (40), my boyfriend (17), my two sisters (8 & 4) and my grandmother (65). First of all, I have to say that my mom and I read every single review of almost every single hotel on Daytona Beach and if you are doing the same thing...STOP. We walked up and down the strip and almost every hotel that recieved a low review score was beautiful...and vice versa. Although, if you are thinking about staying at the Inn on the Beach, I would definitely reccomend it. The hotel itself is fairly old and in some parts you can tell but the thing about Daytona Beach is that all of the hotels are pretty old. The Inn on the Beach was a perfect stay for families or anyone looking to have fun.
Will go back again
We just returned from Daytona and we stayed at the Inn On The Beach. We really enjoyed our stay there and I would stay there again. We stayed on the third floor with a oceanfront view and view of the pool. The room was very clean and the staff was very friendly. We always had clean towels and hot water. My kids loved it there. The bar was a nice place to get a fast and good lunch and we also ate at the restaurant a couple of nights. I would recommend it to anyone.
I also read the reviews and was very scared about changing my reservations to this hotel a week before the Pepsi 400 7/5/2003! I made an excellent decision! Our room was very clean and the staff was very nice and helpful. For the hotel rate of $179 a night at the last minute, we got a great deal! We had an oceanfront room on the first floor and it was very convenience to park right in front of our room and unload. The oceanfront view was awesome and it was great to see all the fireworks! The location of the hotel was great too! When we left the Pepsi 400, we figured we would be in the parking lot for at least 2 hours and we were very surprised to be back at the hotel in 15 minutes.
That a miracle! We will go back again next year!!!!
I too read the terrible reviews for the Inn on the beach. I am so thankful I didn't listen!! Our room was wonderful. It was clean, comfortable and the kitchen was great. I reserved a oceanview room on line and when I checked in, it was a aceanfront efficiency. The pool was kept clean and we were very happy.
I read the reviews on Inn on the Beach after my return from there two days ago and I wonder if we are talking about the same place!!! I spent 3 days there and it was wonderful. I was accomodated with an early check in (11:30 AM) and the staff was totally courteous and accomodaring the entire time. The grounds were kept clean throughout the day (which is near impossible with so many people around no less children).My suite (full kitchen) was immaculate, there was hot water, towels to accomodate 20 persons (even though it was only two of us) and although I was over the pool & facing the beach on the third floor (which I placed a special request for prior to check in) I had no problems with noise levels from the pool or bar below. The last night of our stay we did get some noisy neighbors (on the floor) which was addressed immediately. The restaurants are good for a quick snack or a lazy evening that you do not want to dress up for, but the food was good with good size portions. If I were you I would give it another try. The other families there were having a ball! Maybe next time you can request accomodations for your special needs or preferences and they will come through for you. I travel in my line of business and have stayed in the Hiltons and Ritz Carltons...on my budget the Inn on the Beach was a wonderful break from the business world! We are planning to go back in a couple of weeks!
Surprised..in a BAD way
From the photos on the internet the place looked pretty good. Dont be fooled. As soon as my husband and I stepped foot in the place we knew that it was much less than we expected!!! Dirty, funny smell, very beat up..even the blankets made us CRINGE. AAA rated 3stars ??? Thats a joke.
Flea Bag Inn
What a nitemare we paid for an upgrade on our vacation package and got this. No hot water , no towels were brought to the room when we ask for more no coffee filters, bugs were in the room. Carpet was so dirty it was terrible. Very loud and noisy. We had to hang a spare blanket up between the two curtains on the window because they wouldnt close together we only stayed one nite and was scheduled for two nites. I would not stay here even if it was free. The Fetty's
I would not stay at this establishment again
I chose this establishment after researching lots of places. This place was old and very loud. We were in the room right next to the bar and every night until very late they either had someone playing music on the patio or they were playing jukebox. I have 2 kids and this was unexceptable and they were booked up. From reviews that I have read since then there are many more places that are better to stay at for the same or less price. Think twice about staying here.
As Inn on the Beach may be on the beach, the cleanliness has
little to be desired, while the rates are out of this world. While the new Holiday Inn Suites-Daytona, offers during the winter months 2-nights for price of one @ $90/two, or $45/night, Inn on the Beach obviously believe
they have superior type 'Hilton' accomodations @ 1 night for $150.00 -no break! Ouch! Maybe management needs to reevaluate their rates?
Get with the times, Inn on the Beach. People are in a recession, you know, and for $150, they'll stay at the Hilton.