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At 9:15 last evening, when the wheels of the MD-80 touched down on the runway at the Daytona Beach airport, our 80-day odyssey came to a screeching halt. We'd been awake since 5:00 AM, Paris time, to take a private shuttle to the Charles DeGaulle-Roissy airport for our return flight to Atlanta via Air France.
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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 ...
Today we were up bright and early and where back on the I 95 to joined the heavy traffic heading North. Sitting in the big Captain Chairs with the cruise control on at 60 mph it is very easy and comfortable to drive for hours and not getting tired. Speed limits are 65 and sometimes 70 on the interstate roads and most have three lanes becoming 5-6 when passing city's. Our next stop over night was the ...
... stopped to visit w/ our dear friends Karen & Peter..
Camp Serrao was was so enjoyable that we ended up spending the entire day ...
I sleep in a little before packing. I leave my beautiful construction view and climb in my car. The trip out of town is relatively painless. Not too many people driving on a Sunday. As soon as I'm on the freeway I'm hitting tolls again. Miami is worse then Sydney. Then there was another toll gate where I had to stop and get a ticket. I knew of this system where they measure your distance and toll you that. The maximum toll was over $15 which was outrageous. Miami, the state ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We booked a room on 6/10 for a one night stay 6/12-13, so I had very few places to choose from on such short notice. Most options were well over $100, so I frankly chose the Acapulco based on price. I was very pleasantly surprised. Our rate was $68 plus tax and it was well worth it. I've stayed at places much more expensive for a lot less hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. We didn't interact with the employees much as we didn't have any problems to resolve, but whenever we saw any of the staff they were very pleasant and never failed to offer assistance. The pool area was as nice as places that charge twice as much. As others have noted, the elevators are reaaaaalllly slow. And bumpy. The only cautions I have are: bring your own shampoo---the "conditioning shampoo" furnished doesn't show a brand name, but you might as well use bath soap on your hair for all the conditioning it does; and ask for pool towels as soon as you check in...they run out of the big ones early and the little ones they substitute aren't much bigger than a hand towel.
hotel stay was ok. the staff was polite and fullfilled all requests timely. elevators are s-l-o-w. rooms could us updating. carpet and appliances seemd old, but they worked. we were able to check in early.
Absolutely loved it!!!! My boyfriend and I stayed at the Acapulo Hotel during the 3rd week of May 2003. It was an excellent value for the low price we payed through Expedia. I was a little weary when we were given a partial ocean view room but was highly satisfied as the views of the Atlantic were great! The pool was very relaxing and clean and the two whirlpools were great amenities. There is a conventient gate off of the pool deck that leads to the beach. The only problem we had was the parking...the lanes to park are one way and a little narrow. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. Rooms were clean and had good properly stocked. We received maid service every day and the rooms were like brand new when we returned.Overall the hotel is a great place to stay and I highly reccommend it to anyone considering a trip to Daytona Beach!
Enjoyed our stay
Spent a few nights at the Acapulco Oct. 2003 visited here many times and always enjoy our stay. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast was great.
While I didn't want to be in the main drag on Daytona, this appeared to be a reasonable alternative. However, based on the price we paid, I was expecting a nicer resort atmosphere. When we arrived around 6:00pm on Sunday, it was drizzling rain, so the bar and outside had completely closed up, even though the rain soon was over. The inside bar was open, but a margarita was $6.00 (not a jumbo). The restaurant was only open for breakfast which wasn't much to brag about. We requested and received a rollaway bed to go along with the 2 tiny, old, double sized beds. When I requested more blankets and pillows, we got the blankets, but were told they were out of pillows. I tried to get more towels a few times, and they said they were waiting for them to be cleaned. Our air conditioner in our room had a real bad rattle to it. Someone had removed the lamp's off/on switch. The maintenance man who brought us the rollaway bed fixed everything as well as possible, but by the end of our 2 day stay, the air conditioner was rattling worse than in the beginning. The change machine was broken. The coke machine ate quarters for the water. The elevators were extremely slow, so we took the stairs most of the time. The parking lot was much too narrow and it was hard to park. Booking through Expedia, it was $109/night. This is not at all what I expected as a 3 star hotel ranked as 15th in Daytona Beach. The plus side was that all the employees were very nice and extremely courteous. I had the feeling they were running a very tight ship with a slight crew. Would we stay here again? No. Would I recommend it to my friends or family? No. Sorry, I don't normally write reviews, but I hope by writing this someone else that has an opportunity for a nice, relaxing vacation who has saved up money to take one doesn't get sucked into a poor choice like this one.
We arrived On May 26th and were unsure of what to expect due to booking through expedia for the first time. Some of the good things about the hotel are the Rooms were clean and private. All had balconies and a good view. The pool area was pretty nice it could be updated a little. You had immediate access to the beach just by walking down a few steps to the lovely white sand and the ocean. It had a bar outside by the pool which was very over priced and also had a lounge for the evening hours. The hot tub area definately needs refurbished a little. They were outdated with very little power and not very hot. The worst thing in the hotel was the elevators. they didn't replace them when they remodeled and they are very slowwwwwww!!! Other than that the stay was nice and I would recomend it to someone who is looking for a decent place on the oceanfront. Service and staff were really good also. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 7. Check it out if your in the area.
We were THRILLED with this place.
We booked our room through hotwire and were a tad nervous to see what the place would be like. The rooms were clean (and I am picky about this) the location was PERFECT, far enough from the northern "seedy" part of town and close enough to get to anything.We loved the kitchen unit and saved even more by cooking breakfast and lunch there, not to mention late night snacks.The only problem was the sloowwwww elevators, but we joked about it and blamed our own impatient "New York attitudes".We will DEFINITELY stay there next time we hit Daytona.
My family and I stayed there the last 3 years. The only reason we stayed this last year was a 50% discount we were given by hotel management due to last years' complaints. 1st year-the jacuzzis were not working but we enjoyed the experience. 2nd year-checkin was a mess with people turned away. We had 4 adults and the room we got had 1 king size bed. 2 adults had to sleep in roll away cots. There was minor problems with the pool. An early booking did not assure us the room we wanted since space had to be made for the cheeleader squad from Washington. No one got any sleep at nites with all the comotion and the hotel was overbooked. 3rd year- Pool was shut down for 2 days due to a hole on the side of it. We were told to walk 1and a half blocks away to go to a neighboring hotels pool. The water in the whole hotel was shut down late 1 evening. In summary, the hotel staff was nice but the continuing problems with the hotel had people complaining and recieving discounts off thier stay. Also, make sure your not stuck with a convention of high school students who curse, are loud and are not properly chaparoned. Beware!
MY mom and I had booked a room at another Daytona hotel. Upon arrival the hotel was dirty and unsafe. We Spotted the Acapulco Hotel. I call them and explained my problem they were kind enough to match my orice of the first hotel and prepare aroom right away for my mom and I. The Acapulco hotel is located on a the "safer " end of Daytona beach. It is veryt quiet and nice there . The hotel has a beatiful lobby and the gift shop has nice items at a low cost. The pool is very large and lovely.We had side view room and could see the ocen just fine from our balcony. The rooms are updated and very clean.. This place is nice a and quiet. Lots of towels in the bath room. Bathrooms are new .... None of that ICKY dirt feeling around .The parking is tight and the elevators are a little slow and older but the price and CLEANESS of the hotel rooms more than make up for it. Also they have excellent sercurity and good lighting at night.I would recommended this hotel to anyone really Its not the Waldorf but a NICE Semi fancy CLEAN SAFE RELAXING HOTEL BOTTOM LINE . Stress free really
I stay in Daytona frequently and this place is one of the better oceanfront hotels. I've stayed here twice and both times felt satisfied with my stay. Don't expect the Hyatt Regency, but for the money you get a nice hotel with friendly service and comfortable rooms. The best thing about this hotel is the oceanfront pool area. The pool is huge and is very deep on one end. There are plenty of lounge chairs and a nice elevated deck area with two whirlpools. The hotel only has about 130 rooms, so it never feels overly crowded. There is also a nice bar called the Sombrero Lounge which is open late and a game room. Access to the beach is easy. I would love to visit this hotel again sometime in the near future because I heard they recently refurbished all the rooms and the outside of the hotel as well. Their website, acapulcoinn, offers some really good specials. If you want a clean, dependable place to stay, the Acapulco is an excellent choice for Daytona Beach.