Boardwalk Inn and Suites
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Not what they show online
We recently stayed at the Boardwalk for spring break. The hotel doesn't look like the pictures online, the rooms are gross and the staff doesn't appreciate business from college students, who made up the majority of guests there. We got a suite and an additional room. The kitchen/living area was compact and the furniture was stained. Not to mention the carpet was absolutely disgusting. Be careful when you book at the Boardwalk! We could have gotten something so much better for the money we spent!!!
The boardwalk is a flop
Well some friends and I picked up and went down for a few days for a "pre spring break" week. Well it was supposed to be a week, we ended up staying two nights. We were quickly judged by the staff as just "kids" like our business didn't matter to them. They were rude and ignorant at the desk. The restraunt inside gave us our bills all together and we asked for them to seperate them this greasy looking monkey guy who also works there and prepares the food! (watch out) said "you are college students you should be able to figure that out" and the practically naked server who made us go to the bar to serve ourself insisted that they dont seperate cheques for parties of 3 or more... WHILE the group of older people just had it done ahead of us. It does look REALLY nice in brochures but I have definetly seen better. Pool wasnt kept to clean and there was so much sand in the hottub to build a sand castle. The people that cleaned our room must have gotten sidetracked cuz they left cleaner in our room and no towels in the bathroom. There are many many many hotels along the strip! I suggest you check out a different one!
In real need of upgrades
While attending the 04 Daytona 500 I prebooked Months in adavnace and paid 3x regular rates and a 5 day min.( to be expected for speedweeks) Hotel looked good from the street but stopped there.The room smelled, the carpets where filthy. The pool and hot tub didn't look like it had been cleaned in sometime. They must use a very wide lens in the web site room photos. A request to speek with a manager went unanswered.
Why would he, he already had my money! Room access is from an outdoor balcony so lots of street noise. The employee leaving work each night at 3:00am on his open piped Harley had to give us all a few extra reves to ensure everyone was awake. We checked out a day early.
We were celebrating a Birthday party so to make things nice we paid extra money for a jacuzzi suite. One jacuzzi didn't work and was filthy so we switched rooms. This jacuzzi then didn't work and there was nothing they could do is what they said. The room was filthy...hair was everywhere. The parking was horrible and the staff was very rude. I will never go back there.
Centrally located and Good for the price!
It really depends on what you are looking for in a hotel. The hotel is clean, on the Atlantic Ocean and is centrally located. The main drag is Atlantic Avenue and International Drive in Daytona Beach. The Boadwalk intersects the two. There is access to drive on the beach right next to the hotel. The location is good and bad. The bad part is it is very noisy due to traffic. The rooms have everything you need in a small room (we faced the parking lot). The doors face the outdoors so again there is not a buffer when it comes to noice and car stereos. The Boardwalk is also across the street from the Shark Lounge (or questionable strip joint), if you're into that type of thing. The hotel is within walking distance to the Ocean Walk and other restaurants and bars on the beach. Our room was kept clean. The only problem we had was that the cable tv kept giving us an error saying we are not authorized to CNN. The Boardwalk web site and advertising in the Daytona Beach Visitors guide advertises it as new and it looks really great. The hotel was actually just "gutted" and re-done. The Boardwalk is average and you get what you pay for. We stayed in November, which is off-season. I can see parking being an issue if you are staying during their peak season. If staying at the Boardwalk, I highly recommend stopping off at the "Little Italy II" restaurant right across the street from the Boardwalk parking lot. It seems like a little whole in the wall but the owners made it seem like home. My husband and I stopped for a drink and some pizza. There was another couple in their small dining room and the wife? tried to get their tape player to work with no luck for a little dinner music. The next thing we knew the husband/owner that cooked our pizza came out and started to play the accordian and sing to us! Couldn't have been a nicer place to stop off for a bite. My husband is on the Atkins diet and was only going to eat the toppings. I knew after he made the pizza, served us and started to sing he couldn't resist : )
When our family got off at Interstate 95 we were surprised the resort was located so close to everything, Especially to the Daytona International Speedway. We enjoied 8 night in an oceanfront suite and had lots of room. Staff was freidly and pool deck was very well kept.
We will be back again in January. Great Time!!!!!
Room ok, hallway terrible
Room was nice. We had a suite and thought that was nice. The only thing i did not like about this hotel is that the hallways(outside hallways) were completely disgusting as well as the stair cases. Parking was terrible. Parked underground most of the time.
DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE NET..
Boy, Where do i start?? Lets see. Our stay was, JUNE 6 THRU THE 11TH 2003.First of all we had paid for our room "IN FULL" in jan.when we go to check inafter driving for over 24 HRS the first thing we hear not hello or how are you today? but how are you gonna pay for the rest of your nights? Thats not what you want to hear.The parking is a joke.As for our room (505) our bed was broken, the springs were stiking out the bottom.My husband went to get a doughnut, well it was moldy. He went to use a coffee cup there were ashes in it..We never once seen them clean the pool or huttub.There wasso much sand in the huttub you could build a sand castle.It was a total letdown. I too wrote a letter, still nothing from them..The only thing i can say is be carefull. I wish i would have looked more, it was a waste of money.Next time our money will go elsewhere.
Needed to talk to a manager!
We found Boardwalk Inn and Suites clean and most staff friendly. Food was delicious! However, we rented a jacuzzi suite and the jacuzzi did not work right for three nights and had a foul smell the first night.
We were not compensated for this loss of service and were very disappointed. On check out, my husband felt brushed off, and we wrote a letter on our return home. We still have not received a reply and it has been two weeks. We paid a lot of extra $$$ for this service so be careful what you rent!
Not bad for the price
Decided to go to the beach for a couple of days, so picked up a Roomsaver Hotel coupon book and saw a big ad for this place with a great busy season rate of only 60.00 a night (Perry's charges $80.00 with a coupon but never seem to have any rooms available at that price, so it's a bargin). Went in and found a very pleasent desk clerk who was helpful every time we asked questions or needed help. The place was clean and comfortable. Pool deck was great with a bar that served food as well as drinks, a kid's splash fountain, and hot tub. Plenty of lounge chairs and lots of nice tropical gardens spaces too. They have a cafe/bar above the lobby which offers free coffee, juice, and donuts in the morning and serves food and drinks in the evening. Coffee makers, micro, and fridge in every deluxe room and also kitchen suites.Here's the only problems...Parking is tough but they do have Valet Parking Attendant who will sort out the nightmarish situation for you. If you chose to park in the underground parking, it's very limited and hard to get in and out of due to the overcrowded valet parking lot.Also, when talking to another guest she told me they had a room with a lovely kitchen area but with no table and chairs. She thought this rather odd and so did I. I mean, what is the point of saving money by cooking yourself if there's nowhere to sit and eat??Other than that it was a nice place located at the end of Hwy 92 (International Speedway Blvd.) and Atlantic Ave. with the Boardwalk about 2 blocks north.
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