We went for a graduation and this hotel had the best reviews and looked the best. While it was a little bit more price wise i would say it was well worth it.Let me start of with saying Daytona is kind of a dump to begin with. Maybe i've been spoiled with the Outer Banks, Miami Beach and Clearwater. On another note. This hotel had a great location. it was always clean and the staff was friendly. The room we stayed in (family suite with bunk beds) was plenty big enough for the entire family. Not once did i get the ick factor from the room. We had a great view of the beach and the kids loved the splash grounds and activity center. If I find myself having to stay in Daytona again the holiday inn resort will be my first choice. My only complaint is the price. I think they could bring it down a notch!