We were in Daytona for the race and I had made the reservation in October 2012. Our room was beautiful with a view of the pool and beach (#519). It was recently updated and modern. We had a balconcy to view the firepits and activity on the beach. It was better than expected from the reviews I read when I booked our travel. Jamie and Randi were particularly helpful and Moe was most welcoming when we checked in. The staff of the restaurant were friendly and efficient. We perfer to stay in a quiet area and travel to activity, which this hotel provides. The 'action' is approximately 2 miles away; we walked but taxi and a trolley is available. The hotel is better than Daytona itself; the city is tired. This is a great spot to enjoy the sun and sand.