I agree - where were the 5 stars A review of Daytona Beach Regency
I wasn't expecting the Ritz Carlton given it was in Daytona Beach, but I was disappointed nevertheless. The 2 bedroom layout was spacious and the bathrooms were quite nice, but the hotel has seen better days (mgmt says they are indeed renovating sometime in the future). The carpet was stained and musty (never got rid of the odor in 5 days), the sofa bed mattress seemed like it was 1/4 inch thick. There was kiddy slime all over the sliding door which was never cleaned and bird droppings freeze dried on the balcony. A dirty kitchen towel was left on the armchair. My husband was greeting by a cockroach in the kitchen the first morning - yuck! A laminated card says they only clean the rooms thoroughly once a week (the beds were made everyday) and they ask you to put your trash out in the hall by 10:30 AM each day ifyou want it emptied???? Also, watch out -- the orientation of the hotel relative to the beach means that most of the rooms have only a tangential view of the water. If you're unlucky, you'll get on the side of the hotel furthest from the beach and closest to North Atlantic Avenue, which is a major thoroughfare and noisy at night with kids in the street drunk and screaming.