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Desert Inn Resort

900 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The hotel was actually pretty bad. We stayed there over Valentine's weekend, as a romantic weekend getaway. So glad I brought my own sheets, pillows and comforter! Its under new ownership, and hopefully when they renovate it, they also renovate their staff too! Maybe its because they can't/won't give or offer anything to accommodate you. There were ants in our... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stayed here quite a few years ago ,with family year after year .have met some lovely people and all Staff were all lovely and put themselves out at allllll times .met Joe and our kids were young then and they loved the music by the pool the dancing and all games ..our kids always talk about this hotel and Deytona... More 

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Covington, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed here several years ago. It is now the joke of our Florida vacation!! It was simply the worst. The outside looked so nice. We had to get into the elevator and go down to what seemed like a dungeon. The moldy smell was so bad that I could not eat in the room. The room was layed out... More 

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Macon, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were going to Daytona Beach on Labor Day Weekend, so I saw a hotel that I never been in. Desert Inn Resort....We walked in and out of nowhere, the smell of heavy cigar smoke, the place looked like it was raining inside the building. We then go a room on the 4 floor, the elevator was SUPER scary!!! I... More 

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Searcy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was quite worn down and showed signs of a lot of partying in its past. Don't have high expectations. We were allowed to view our room before paying. Our room, bathroom and balcony was clean and no bugs. Some of the positives: The hotel would allow you to swim in the indoor pool after posted closed swimming hours... More 

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High Springs
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is the most disgusting place I have ever stayed at. When we got there the main check in/out room was beautiful but when we went to our room was a totally different story. First the room was freezing so we turned the A/C down. We went to my Aunt's house for a couple of hours and when we returned... More 

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Kberthiaume, Director of Sales at Desert Inn Resort, responded to this review

We have just taken over the property. We are getting the rooms cleaned and repaired just as quickly as we can. I know the rooms are dated, but we have gone in and deep cleaned them. We are now offering pre renovation rates at a bargain while staying just steps away from the ocean. I will look into your concerns... More 

Metro Orlando
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel has been bought and will be closing at the end of the year to be completely gutted and rebuilt. The folks doing it have done the same sort of thing before and done an incredible job. This is great news for the Daytona area!

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Kberthiaume, Director of Sales at Desert Inn Resort, responded to this review

We just purchased this hotel about two weeks ago. We have gone through all rooms and deep cleaned everything. You can get great rates now with one of the best pool decks in town. The pool is 12ft deep and it is huge. Come down and stay these rates will not last forever. We will be doing a major renovation,... More 

Tampa, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed here in the past enjoyed our experience immensely.....not this time!!!! The hotel has severly not been kept up, you have to ask for things that should already be in your room. They have no washcloths!!! Rooms were not clean like they use to be, others had ants and roaches in their rooms. we were missing things like....light. Another... More 

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Kberthiaume, Director of Sales at Desert Inn Resort, responded to this review

We know prior to us owning it that the rooms were not in working order. I can assure you that the rooms we are renting now do. Everything is cleaned and in working order. Please come back and you will see our ongoing efforts as each day it is getting better and better. More 

ENFIELD CT
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am a big fan of Daytona beach and read all the reviews for all the hotels on the beach and this one with all the bad reviews I finally had to see for myself.I visit Daytona beach every summer and I stay at Wyndham Ocean Walk resort would never stay anywhere else.I went to Desert inn and asked to... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I walked into this hotel looking for a room. The staff was rude and the look of the hotel was way under par. It looks like no one has taken care of this property. Found the lobby to be dirty and saw bugs crawling around. Based on the first experience from walking into this hotel I decided to leave. And... More 

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