Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
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This was our first day at the beach. We drove our Car to the beach and parked it right on the beach only a few yards from the sea. We spent almost the whole day in the atlantic ocean and liked it very much. Later in the early evening we drove to Orlando where we stay for two days at the Rosen Inn near Universal ...
After a short stop @ the Welcome Center on I95, where we got a lot of informations about Florida, we drove straight to Daytona Beach, where we found a room @ the Holiday Inn Oceanfront. After visiting our room we went for the beach and had a long walks to the pier and we ate dinner at Johnny ...
... morning, our backyard had morphed into a mini-Luxembourg garden, complete with French graffiti on the back fence. There is now a statuette of a nude female (tastefully attired in "pasties"), of which we saw many (sans "pasties") during our travels. It resembles a cruder version of the famous Venus de Milo in the Louvre, albeit without a head, but it does add a certain charm to the garden!
The remodeling crew did a fantastic job, and both ...
... swimming in the water. I am in the hotel now updating my blog. They claim that Daytona Beach is the most famous in the world. It may be the most famous, but it has nothing on Australias beaches.
It was nice, however the sand was very hard. The water was very warm, probably as warm as an indoor pool.
I'm about to go to bed. Tomorrow we are going for a swim in the beach in the morning, having short look around and then continuing North To Savannah.
... with Thunder and Lightning just about the same time. In the mean time our fire was dead dead and the chicken was half raw and getting washed. By now we where very hungry.There was only one thing to do strip,naked, wet clothing is not a good thing in a small van, so I dashed out got the cooker, chicken, plates and cutlery and Michelle cooked inside.It was pitch dark and thick with water out there, so I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
Can't judge book by the cover...
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.
Sometimes the outside looks better than the inside. Now I recently spent a few days at Inn on the Beach and even though the outside "looks" old, the inside, considering the motel is 30 or so years old, is in good shape. The lobby was recently renovated, rooms have new furniture and the beachside pool and lounge is to die for. This is truly the most important quality of a "beachside" property. The restaurent food is really good but you wouldn't even know that If you didn't go inside to see. The staff if very courteous and they do a great job in maintaining a very old property. So if you're looking for "value" and a full-service, clean, friendly, family-oriented atmosphere, I would definately recommend Inn on the Beach for a good time for all ages.
Perfect Vacation Getaway
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.
The pool was great, always clean, especially with all of the people in it all day. The poolside bar was a great place to get drinks and food.
The rooms were clean and well kept. Most of the renovations were the new furniture, the room itself could probably have used some uplifting, but all in all it was great. The hotel was great! The service was excellent, we never regretted our choice. Although if you are looking for a more upscale hotel, the extremely nice ones we saw were : The Plaza Resort and Spa, Adams Mark, Bahama House, and Treasure Island Resort. I hope you have a great time!
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.
...luck of the draw
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.