Holiday Inn Express and Suites Oceanfront
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express and Suites Oceanfront Daytona Beach
Great stay at Palm Plaza
Had a wonderfull time over the New Years Weekend. Rooms were the cleaniest of any of our stays in Floirida. Have an Air cleaner machine in all the rooms there like we have at home. Quiet section of the beach. Very friendly staff.
Awesome time at the Palm Plaza
I just returned from a awesome weekend at the Palm Plaza in Daytona Beach Shores. The hotel was situated on a beautiful stretch of beach that was uncrowded and very clean. The water in the Atlantic was clear and warm and the weather was fantastic. Our room was an efficiency with small kitchenette (micro, fridge, stove & sink). It also had a dining table, two double beds and bath. The room was clean and quiet as all doors open to an outside walkway. We also had a small balcony from which we could watch the sun come up each morning. There is a continental breakfast (donuts and juice) available in the snack bar on the pool level. There are two large pools (one which is non-smoking), a hot tub, kiddie pool and plenty of lounge chairs on the deck. The pools were clean and a perfect temperature in which to relax.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway or family trip to the beach, I would highly recommend this spot. This area is several miles south of the Boardwalk area in Daytona beach, so if you are looking for action at Bike Week or Spring Break, stay farther north. There are not many restaurants right on AIA, but there are many places like Panera Bread, Lone Star Steakhouse and Chili's just a couple miles west on Dunlawton Blvd as well as several well-known local seafood places in Port Orange. You can also take a drive up to the new Ocean Walk Resort for shopping and food at Bubba Gump's or Johnny Rocket's Diner.
All in all, I would return to this spot again, as I felt it was worth the price; $109. Go to the hotel's own website for the best rate.
Overpriced Palm Plaza
The room was ok, the pool was very nice, the employees were friendly, but $140.00 was too much to stay here, next time I'm going back to the
Royal Holiday Beach Motel where the rooms are less expensive and much nicer!
If you are looking for nice quiet place go to this hotel.We 've spent 4 days here in December .What a great view!!The room was very clean every day.The price was fair,we paid $75.If you want a fancy hotel this is not what you are looking for.We asked for a smoking room, found no smell at all.You can relax and enjoy the view!
A million dollar view!
The Palm Plaza would be just an average hotel anywhere else. What makes it great are the private balconies with a marvelous view of the ocean and up and down the beach. It felt like pure luxury to walk across the pool deck and down onto the beach. I could just feel the stress leaving my body!
Although the hotel and the lobby in particular leaned toward an outdated tropical-style of decorating, it was very pleasant.
Since our stay was part of a package, I really can't comment on the price, but the room was very pleasant as well. It was clean and having the kitchen let us cook a few meals and save money for more exciting activities. Because we had the kitchen, we didn't try the free breakfast since it was nicer to get up when we wanted and have breakfast on our own balcony.
Most of the staff were very pleasant. The maids who looked after our room were friendly. One man at the desk seemed rather grim. I thought at first it was because it was busy when we checked in, but I stopped to ask a quick question another evening when there were no guests around and he was still 'Mr. Charming'.
I may or may not stay here again if I'm in Daytona Beach, but that decision would be based more on the fact that there's so many other interesting-looking places to stay there rather than anything negative relating to this hotel.
We stayed one night at the Palm Plaza on our way to Cape Canaveral. We had picked up one of those tourist books at a rest stop when we got into Florida and saw the hotel in there with a good rate. We ended up paying $92.25 total. I felt it was a fair price for the hotel. We were, of course, there in off season. The hotel is old like many of the properties on Daytona Beach Shores. They stated the rooms had been refurbished after the hurricanes. The room was very clean. It also had a full size refridgerator, cook top, microwave and table and chairs. This would be very nice if you were vacationing for several days. You could see some age on the bathroom mirror. It had a foggy look around the edges. We were on the 10th floor and the view was incredible. The marine layer was extremely thick when we got up, so we didn't get to enjoy it much as we had to get on the road. It also had two pools. The front desk staff did not seem especially friendly, but I had to retrieve my pillow after checkout and the housekeeper and maintenance man were very friendly and helpful.
I would recommend the property. In season, rates of $150 would not seem too high to me. There were several hotels that we passed getting to Palm Plaza, and many of them looked terrible. This was not just because of hurricane damage, either. Palm Plaza looked maintained both inside and out.
Okay but over-priced
I was rather disappointed with this hotel given the room rate. The view was the best part of my stay at this hotel.
I'm reluctant to be too skathing about this hotel as to be frank most hotels in Daytona Beach are poor quality, in need of refurbishment, over-priced and provide poor value for money (I stay in Daytona twice a year and struggle to find anywhere decent to stay but my best tip is the Best Western Aku Tiki ocean and pool view rooms ~ the car lot view rooms should be avoided. Otherwise I would recommend avoiding Daytona completely and staying in Orlando).
What disappointed me about the Palm Plaza was as follows:
* The reception staff were surly and unhelpful;
* The hotel is old and in need of repair and refurbishment;
* They seem to do odd bits of painting here and there without warning guests so that you get paint on your clothes;
* The lock on my room door was inadequate as the housekeeping staff wandered into my room without knocking and when I was still in bed. Funnier yet was that they carried on cleaning and chatting until I asked to be left in peace!
* The room and bed sheets / comforter had a dank musty smell
All in all, not great for $160 a night!
Great Place to Stay
Staff was very helpful. Room was very clean. The resort is easy to get to. We will surely stay here again the next time we vacation in the Daytona Beach area.
Really good overall!!!
We stayed here for 7 nights from July 26-Aug.1,2004, Me and my wife and 2 kids,8 and 4 we had a very good time here.The only real drawback is the price @200.00 a night was kinda steep for the room maybe 120 would have been more reasonable.The resort is nice showing a little age but well maintained.The beach great my third favorite behind 1-Hawaii2-Cancun MX.far nicer than myrtle beach.Daytona usa a must for any racefan and big Earnhardt fans!bottom line nice clean safe stay no real problemsjust a little pricey in comparison to the other hotel specials.
Best Hotel In Daytona Beach!!
Very clean hotel with a great view. Hotel staff is very friendly and provides outstanding service. We were extremely pleased with our stay!
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