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Today we left Georgia behind and finally reached Florida! But we didn't leave Georgia without checking out a few additional landmarks. We headed over to St. Simon's island to see the remains of the 18th century British Fort Frederica built as an outpost against attacks from the Spanish. There are only foundations left, but it was a beautiful park. …
Today we went to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse built in 1887. Surrounding the lighthouse are the original keepers' dwellings with historical artifacts. ( a lot of the tools there reminded me of my Dad) We climbed 203 steps to almost the top of 165 ft Lighthouse and got to walk around the top balcony. Fantastic views of Dayton Beach area and the Inlet areas. David loved it especially looking over the edge....lol NOT!!!! I got some excellent photos, and it ...
Drove to Daytona Beach,no stopping along the way. Nice hotel, right on the beach front. After we got organized off we trotted to the beach for a nice stroll, and a play in the waves, then back to the hotel to lay in the sun on the recliners before having a dip in the pool. Gorgeous day not too hot and the ocean water was so warm. ...
I surprised David with a custom road trip shirt for the trip. We left home at 6:30...Shawna and the grandkids were on hand to say goodbye and take pics of us as we left. We hit light rain briefly and took US 1 all the way into Melbourne to avoid any other rain. We met David's parents at Cheddars for a late dinner and another goodbye and then took I95 North to our first overnight stop...Daytona. While ...
... you will see what i am talking about once you see the pics. Hence we decided to stay back in Daytona for a few more days.
We spent our evenings at Mai tai bar then dinner around the beach
Sloppy Joes restaurant is one of the places i really liked. I tried sloppy joe for the first time loved it!!! if you ok eating beef you should try it!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sun Viking Lodge Daytona Beach
Great Family Vacation
Our family has stayed at the Sun Viking at least a dozen times. It has everything a family needs for a comfortable and affordable vacation. Lots to do on the beach. Rooms are always clean and maintained. Kitchens have full size refrig which is great for lots of soft drinks and ice. Indoor pool for days when the kids are burnt. Walk to inexpensive restaraunts. Rent scooters and ride miles on the beach or walk. We'll be back.
We stayed there on April 4, 2003. Loved the hotel. Didn't have any problem with the staff. They have a waterslide, playground, indoor and outdoor pool. It is on the beach. The price was very reasonable. The food in the Cafe was good. We would definitely stay there again.
THe front desk is the rudest, unfriendliest group I have ever seen. It is a small hotel, lousy parking, and cramped property. You think the owner and employees think they are the Waldorf Astoria the way they act. Not a smile, not a Thank you, could care less. The only nice guy was a bearded man. The General Manager cuts you off and asks rudly, "what do you want, get to the point" The fat lady at the desk has never smiled and the older lady is as mean. With a place that can be missed, you'd think the service would be better. SMILE folks. RUDE and Cruddy property. A topless place called Biggins is accross the street. We asked a friendly guy who was detailing the car about the hotel. He agreed that the owner thinks he is all that, and he too was met with rude and un smiling front desk people. He agreed they think they are the center of the Universe. He said he was the owner of Mobile Car Care which is a national company and used the hotel for his customers when they visited Daytona for sales. He said never again. He never recveived a thank you, and his franchisees said the front desk was as rude as they come, when asked how the stay was. He laughed at they way they act. I took his advise and looked elsewhere.
Great Family Hotel
This is a great place to stay for families. We have stayed here three years in a row and are coming back again this year.
I did not like this place very much but oh well it is ok for a hotel.
This year will be our 6th stay at the Sun Viking. We have come to appreciate the consistency of cleanliness, upkeep and ammenities. The outdoor and indoor pools are heated in the winter months for year round use. The kids love the water slide. The glassed in pool with it's waterfall and tropical vegetation is like paradise. A favorite is the breakfast/lunch cafe. Excellent menu with reasonable non-tourist prices. The kids look forward to each year's visit. Highly recommended!
Great place for families on a budget
We love this place so much, we keep coming back. The rooms are modern, tropically decorated, and clean. The staff is friendly and accomodating. And you can't beat the price. Don't be put off by the quirky facade. You'll love the glassed in pool with it's waterfall and snack shop for those days when it's just too hot or the occational storm and you can't beat the great waterslide at the outdoor pool. All in all you will be pleased you found Sun Viking and you'll be back too (besides they give you a discount if you do!).
In this age of worry regarding kids, it is nice to go to a place where they know your kids' names and watch out for them. Great place to stay!!
Great family resort
This is a great place to stay. This is not a drive by. You need to spend the night to appreciate it. The kids will have a great time so you can relax. 2 pools (one in one out) hot tub, water slide,pool side cafe. We lived it!
Very nice place to stay for a family
We have stayed at Sun Viking Lodge the past 2 years and have loved it. The outdoor pool has a slide and there is an indoor pool also. The beach is great! The rooms are very nice. The only problem we had is one day they forgot to clean our room- but took care of it when we called.