Was trying to get from South Florida back to Atlanta. Several events including the boat show and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, had flights pretty tight. So I rented a car and headed up to the Daytona, where the flights had more space for standby travel at 6am the next morning. Using hotels.com and priceline, I found the hotels, even the lousy ones to be more than $150 a night (I didn't know it was Daytona race week). This Hilton accepted my bid for the one night (actually about 4 hours of sleep).
I've seen the hotel before when visiting Daytona Beach, but it looks a lot bigger at midnight when you are sleepy.
It is a beachfront property with village shops below it and nearby. To park is $19 for valet and $12 for self-parking across the street. At that time of night, I used the valet.
Lobby: Big, but nothing fancy or attractive from an artwork or design perspective.
First Room: The first room was alright, but there were a few defects, such as a slat being missed from vertical window blinds, which means people from the next unit could see in my room. Was so sleepy I was about to accept it, but decided against that idea.
Second Room: The agent at check-out when I showed him the condition of the blinds upgraded me to a suite. It was large, yes very large, with a separate bedroom area and a large bathroom. At least 5 people could have stayed comfortably in this unit. The interior walls looked better and frankly, newer than the first unit. There was no torn wallpaper in this one.
There was a flat screen tv, nice size table for four, decent looking carpet and a vanity area.
Bed: The bed looked plush, but I couldn't quite get comfortable in it. So the four hours of sleep that I got, were not very good.
I didn't try wifi or use any other services, for my time was short.
Bottomline: Ask for a newer room in this place. There was a significant different, beyond the suite issue, in regards to the quality of the interior from one room to another.
Surrounding Area: It was eerily quiet on the street when I got there. You almost must be careful where you roam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village is located in the heart of the 'World's Most Famous Beach'. Our resort offers seven onsite restaurants and bars, a full service spa, two outdoor pools, whirlpools, fitness center and 60,000 sq/ft. Of event space. You will enjoy our proximity to great local attractions and a variety of entertainment options at walking distance from our hotel. Make sure to visit the Ocean Walk Shoppes, Daytona Lagoon Waterpark, Daytona International Speedway, LPGA International or enjoy festivals at the Daytona Beach Bandshell - featuring outdoor Summer concerts and fireworks every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Daytona Beach / Ocean Walk Village Hotel Daytona Beach
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