Ok, but where are the 5-stars? A review of Daytona Beach Regency

Just returned from a short stay in Daytona Beach at what was a 5-start timeshare resort (turns out the rating was in 2002). The only amenities here were the very attentive staff & the quiet of the hotel. We did have a partial ocean view which was nice. The poolside tiki bar was not in use, though there was an indoor lanai lounge just off the pool area.

No onsite restaurants or cafe's, no room service, just a "good morning coffee & juice area" & some vending machines right off the lobby. We helped ourselves with our luggage & when we got to our room, it had not been entirely cleaned: food/crumbs in the microwave, counters that hadn't been wiped down, no dishtowel or dishwashing detergent available, a used bar of soap was in the shower. The livingroom carpet had some spots in front of the couch that were something sticky matted into the carpet & what appeared to be a cigarette or cigar burn. The railing out on our balcony was loose. We were hopeful that bedding & towels were fresh. It appears that the hotel will be undergoing renovations as there were schematics & color/fabric choices on the wall by the front desk dated 2/04 which might just make it the resort it appears to be on the website. The hotel was quiet despite the fact it sits right on the very busy main strip along the ocean thru Daytona Beach. It you want a quieter, less busy area, try Daytona Beach Shores at the other end of Atlantic Ave. This was not a bad place to stay if you don't expect a 5-star resort/timeshare.

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