I arrived at the hotel very early at 9:30am and was fully prepared to wait until the afternoon to get a room but was pleasantly surprised when they gave us a room on the spot. The front desk staff was very friendly and professional.
We had an oceanview room on the 9th floor of the North Tower. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I was surprised that the furniture was in need of a facelift, mainly the TV console/dresser and desk could have benefited from sanding and a coat of paint. This isn't a big deal for me, just something I am not accustomed to seeing in a Hilton property.
The crib was adorable and sturdy but very small. While it would have worked perfect for a newborn, it was too small for my 1 year old that is accustomed to sleeping on a pack n play. He had to sleep in bed with me which led me to having a sleepless night because I was afraid of him falling off the bed. I probably would have had trouble falling asleep due to a blinking light from the smoke detector that would come on about once every 45 seconds. Sadly we didn't noticed this until we turned off the lights to go to sleep and by then the kids were sleeping so I couldn't contact hotel staff to fix it.
The bathroom door lock didn't work but the door was misaligned with the door frame so with the amount of pushing and pulling needed to open and close the door I guess the lock wasn't really needed. The air conditioner worked well but I couldn't understand why I had to set the thermostat to 58 so the room could cool down to 72. At least we figured out that trick so we wouldn't be sweating at night.
I had placed a request for additional pillows and blankets when making our reservation online and despite having an e-mail confirmation for it those items were never delivered. I was too busy with a conference to call and complain so I made do without but was disappointed nonetheless.
The wifi was SLOW, so slow that I gave up and just used my cellphone's 4g for internet.
The grounds are very well maintained, the public spaces are very clean despite never seeing a custodial worker cleaning. The conference space was comfortable and nice.
There are lot of amenities at the hotel and it's location is the best on Daytona Beach. On site food options are very pricey, 2 non alcoholic beverages at their grab and go store came up to 8 dollars, the same ones came up to just over $4 across the street. The shops, theater and restaurants are literally next door on one side of the building while the amusement park is next door on the other side. Once you park won't really need a car again as there is so much within walking distance which is a good thing because self parking is a block away across the street. A slightly frustrating thing is that self parking was free with our room rate and we were supposed to exit the lot with our room key. But we had to return our room key at checkout so we had to show our hotel room receipt to the attendant so she could let us leave.
I really loved being able to get free late checkout for being a HHonors member. Our conference ended at 12:30 and I was able to avoid having to checkout early in the morning and have our luggage in storage. Instead I packed and checkout after the conference ended.
Overall we had a very pleasant experience at this hotel and would come again. Some of the other conference goers didn't have such good luck and needed to change rooms several times so I guess that luck plays a role on this
- 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:
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