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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Jewels Resort Daytona Beach
Ready to return again!!!!!
We have stayed at the Ocean Jewels in July 2003 and May 2004 and were greatly satisfied both visits. Although the hotel is old, it is in fair condition. We did find better prices by booking via internet than calling direct(use travelodge website). Staff was very polite and helpful. We had requested a ground floor room for 2003 visit and even though hotel was crowded, they worked us into an ocean front ground floor room facing the pool - A++++ staff!!! Where else can you get a oceanview ground floor Jr. Suite(w/kitchenette) for $53.95 a night? I was also able to book a second room two weeks before arriving for my daughter and grandkids also poolside oceanview for $55/ngt. Sure it's a little old, but worth more than what you pay. I'm planning a return visit already.
If you are in the mood while on vacation to wallow in a pile of garbage, make sure you stay at the Travelodge. This place is a piece of trash that is only designed to make you puke. When we 1st arrived, we were told our week's stay was only booked for one night. They made changes for longer after some confusion but told us we would have to check out of the 1st room by 11:00 and then come back into another at 3PM the next day. We went to the 1st room on the 5th flr. by walking through the grimmy lobby and "game room" (2 arcade games?) into the greasy elevator. Exiting onto the concrete walkway covered with who knows what, we had to step over garbage laying in the walkway. We then were startled by 3 pigeons just laying in a corner, I guess waiting for more garbage to spill for their dinner. After traveling for 2 days to Florida, my wife and son were crying for such deplorable conditions. We left and went looking for another hotel right away after checking in. But the hayseed desk clerk said she was going to have to charge us for the night just the same. This place is a con game for vacationers, stay away, stay away, stay away, unless of course you like sleeping in garbage.
Great place for the money
We stayed there over spring break this year and it was really nice. The staff were all very helpful if we needed anything. Had an oceanfront room with a very beautiful view. The room was clean, the only problem we had was the bathtub kept running the first night we were there, but someone came and fixed it the very next day. Will definitely stay there again.
Better than most of the hotels along the beach, Denny's restaurant is about 2 blocks north, Pizza Hut about 3 blocks. The Famous Ocean Deck Bar and Restaurant is a quick 10 minute walk up the beach and another 5 minutes your at the boardwalk amusement center. A 10 minute wak to the south and you will find Mike's Famous Diner.
Staff is pleasent, rooms clean, beatiful deck and pools on the edge of the ocean along with beautiful grounds with flowers, grass, and palm trees. We will go back!
We stayed at the hotel and felt the rooms needed new carpet, bedspreads and curtains along with a major cleaning in the kitchen, the cupoards had crumbs and dirt in them the stove area was greasy and the pots and pans were filthy. The wall paper border was falling off the walls and the bathroom sink and tub had been refinished with paint and was chiped and in poor condition. Our room was a called a side suite, it had a separate bedroom with a balcony that had a view of a nasty hotel next door and a palm tree. Being charged $116.10 per night for this type of quality is outrageous.
Loved the Travel lodge Ocean Jewels Resort!
Our family stayed in the Penthouse Suite for 9 days in May of 2004. The view was out of this world. The Penthouse balcony was large as was the Penthouse. There were 6 adults and we had plenty of room. The staff was nice. Would definately like to go back. You do need some sort of transportation to get to area restaurants etc.
Would and did go back
We have stayed at the Ocean Jewel on three different occasions. We always enjoy our stay. Although I would agree that the hotel is in need of some renovations, it is starting to show wear and tear. But it is still one of the better hotels. I should know I actually walked the strip and visited more than a dozen. What I found were a lot of dirty pools and patios and run down hotels.
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon in August.
You find many hotels in Daytona Beach, but can't go wrong with the Travelodge Ocean Jewels Club (3-star, I would say). The hotel is in good condition (definitely better compared to some others on the strip), and is centrally located. My husband and I recently stayed at a cute room (#255) in one of the smaller buildings with a great view to the ocean and swimming pool. I think, we were lucky to get an ocean-view room all the way in the front. The room had a kitchenette, with refrigerator and microwave, and the dining table was right by the window with view to the pool and ocean, on the first floor, steps away from the pool and the ocean. Open your windows and enjoy your breakfast, the palm trees, and the breeze! The hotel has two swimming pools, plus one baby pool. The crowd is middle class, I would say, not your typical biker crowd. There is also a small bar by the pool. You will need a car in Daytona Beach, and there are restaurants and breakfast places close by. But you can also buy your food and dine in.
Been to better
This hotel is okay if you are looking for a budget hotel for a few nights. Staff was not helpful. You had to go to front office to get extra towels, etc. Old hotel that has had touch ups to make look new. Rooms smelled old. The rooms are pretty small for a family of four. If you are used to a Choice Hotel or Holiday Inn type, do not stay here. Also, there is nothing around hotel for restaurants.