My family loves Daytona Beach. We usually rent a condo at the South end -- right where the driving beach starts (Daytona Beach Shores). Check out vrbo.com for great rates. One year I was able to rent a 4 bedroom-3 bath condo complete with washer/dryer for $80/night (Demeche Towers). The Days Inn right next door was renting for $110/per night! The White Surf is a really economical place -- great on-site manager. We've stayed here several years. You get a better deal if you go through vrbo then dealing directly with the White Surf. All condos have direct oceanfront and are two bedrooms (except the ends of the building which have three). All come with a laundry room across the hall. Individual owners mean individual condos -- some very very nice -- others a little older but CLEAN and at a discounted price. Again, I would check out vrbo.
The shores keeps you away from the 'spring breakers' however, you can still rent bikes, 4 wheelers, etc. Crabby Joes (pier) is a great place to eat. My son loves fishing off the end of the pier -- WATCH the boogy boarders -- he caught one a couple years ago.
Hope you enjoy your trip!