We stayed here 12/28-1/1/08. Before coming here we stayed at the Radisson at Cape Canaveral, which made this hotel look like a complete [--] hole.
The property is extremely run down. There is a putt putt course on the property...I don't think you can actually play on the course though. There is chunks of the green missing and I am not so sure the clubs even have heads on them!
The pool is not heated and gross. You can see alge growing on the walls of the pool from our balcony.
The hallways were disgusting and smelled like a dirty diaper. The building is very run down and old. Everything felt dirty. I was afraid to touch anything in our room. There was hair all in the jacuzzi and shower. I ended up buying Dawn dish soap and some cleaner to tidy up. The shower and jacuzzi were disgusting. The shower didnt drain well, so I was in calf deep in my dirty, sandy shower water. The jacuzzi was so gritty. It did not feel very nice on my bum! I took a washcloth and wiped a shelf in the living room and it turned black!
Each hotel room is a condo that is individually owned and then rented out. Our room (room 601) had a "full" kitchen, which is a 2 foot by 2 foot room with a little fridge with the door handles broke off and a nasty microwave and coffee maker. The room is so little that there was a peice of wood over the stove so it can be utilized as counter space. When I booked the room the receptionist Christine advised me the room was the same king bed suite as shown on their website...this couldn't have been further from the truth. If you left dirty dishes in the sink there was a $25 surcharge and a $50 surcharge for trash left in the room!
In the bedroom there is a sign on the closet doors saying "owners closet, not for renters use." Which creeped us out because the doors are sliding mirrors. The doors were locked. We were wondering if there was a camera or something looking onto the bed. We are waiting for someone to call us, saying they say us on the web!
There was also a closet in the bathroom that was locked and "not for renters use."
The best part was the cleaning lady. She barely touched a thing in our room. I could of done a better job blindfolded! 2 days before the end of our stay she came to our room saying this is her last day here, and was beating around the bush to try and ask for a tip. Being someone that used to clean for a living I was disgusted that she would even want her name put on the work she did. I think all she did as swap out of towels and push the dirt around the floor. She ended up drinking some of our beer and getting drunk. She never finshed our room and left her cleaning cart in the hall way with a half empty beer on it. The next day I over heard 2 other cleaning people in the elevator and they were saying was a burnt peice of trash that lady was and how she just up and quit her job. She was drinking guests beer and took their towels and linens and never replaced them. I sure hope the hotel doesn't give her, her whole pay check after leaving in the middle of her shift after drinking on the job.
We ended up staying up in our room until she left, then we locked our door. We were afraid that since she was drinking on the job and this was her last day, that she probably wouldn't have had any problem stealing from us. I wasn't about to take any chances.
There was coffee and a danish in the lobby for breakfast. You couldnt pay me enough to eat something from that hotel. There are cameras everywhere! hallways, elevator, laundry room....
The only positive thing about this hotel was the view. We had 2 balconies, one off the living room and one off the bedroom. We had the corner suite on the highest floor, so you could see (or should have been able to see) the ocean from the kitchen table. However the window was so dirty and foggy that you could barely see through it.
IF YOU STAY IN THIS ROOM, DO NOT OPEN THE WINDOWS!!! We could barely get the bedroom windows open. In the middle of the night I went to close them and the whole window fell out!
This is my conclusion: Daytona is a partying beach and attracts the crowd of people that are more into partying, drinking and not respecting property in the midst of their partying. The hotels on the beach are all "used". None of the hotels are kept up well, which gives Daytona Beach a dirty appeal. Earlier in this vacation we stayed at Cocoa Beach. This was a much nicer facility. The hotel was clean, the landscaping was nice. If your looking for a place to go to....skip daytona and go to another beach in the area...like Flaggler, New Symrna or Cocoa.
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