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Sun Viking Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2411 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118   |  
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Ranked #15 of 109 Hotels in Daytona Beach
lithia springs
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Another Great Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We just returned from another great stay @ Sun Viking Lodge and had a wonderful time. The kids enjoyed the activities-Brandi always does a fantastic job :) Love the new carpet in the room. Staff was very helpful & went out of their way to help us a few times.

Room Tip: The view from the oceanfront balconies can't be beat.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
It is always a pleasure to read that a repeat guest enjoyed their stay with us. All of us here at the Sun Viking love welcoming back our repeat guests – they are like family to us.

We are happy that you like our new carpet which is now in all rooms; many other guests have also complimented us on it.

Brandy does a great job as our activity director – she is loved by everyone especially the kids. We are very proud of all of our staff; we are always being complimented on how friendly and helpful our employees are.

Thank you again for your comments; we hope to welcome you back soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Last May was my first visit to Sun VIking, and we were imediatly in love with this place! I've been 3 more times for weekend trips this year!!! The best part of this hotel is the indoor/outdoor pool. This gives vacationers who travel in the winter a chance to visit Florida and still enjoy the pool! The rooms are very efficiant and for those going on vacation with a budget, Sun Viking has a small kitchen so you can cook at home and save some money. (little travel budget hint.. we make caserols up ahead of time so all we have to do after being on the beach all day is pop the pan in the oven and eat). Last time we were there we grilled out, the grills are super clean and they offer several of them so multiple people can use them. The water slide is def. a crowd pleaser with my kids! I swear they could go down that slide all day! They offer a grassy area to lay out right off the beach, so you can get some sun and hear the ocean at the same time! Also, on the side of the building is a great little playground for kids to play on. Everything is exceptionaly clean and staff is always so nice! I reccomend this place to everyone I know who is visiting Daytona! Looking for clean, fun, family orientated place this is the place!!! Side note this summer prices seem to have went up :( even with my repeat customer vip card, I won't be able to afford as many trips this time.

Room Tip: Indoor pool rooms are super nice! You have a balcony that over looks the pool and you can listen to...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
It was so nice of this repeat guest to take the time to review our property; thank you for your kind comments. Many of our guests agree with you and love the rooms that overlook our indoor garden pool – especially those who have had a bit too much sun!

Almost all our guests save money by having kitchens in their rooms which lets them cook-in a few times during their stay; most would also agree, that the outdoor grills are great for oceanside family picnics. Our oceanfront hot tub is also quite popular; many of our guests find the tropical ocean breezes relaxing as they soak in the hot tub.

Summer is our busy season when our rates are higher; to help economize, we suggest coming early June or mid-August. If you avoid holidays and special events, we also have great rates in the Fall and May.

Seeing that this family enjoyed their stay is a tremendous compliment for a hotel owner to read; making our guests feel at home is our ultimate goal. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Thank you again for your kind review and we look forward to your return visit.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This hotel was very clean and nice. The staff was very pleasant. The rooms were great for the price. The only thing we could suggest is a coffee pot in the room. My husband paid for coffee at the cafe a $1.00 a cup. No one told us there was free coffee at the office. Other than that great place would go back

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
We are happy to read that this guest found our rooms and property very clean and that our pricing is reasonable. We also appreciate the high marks given in all the different categories, thank you!

I am not sure if this particular room was missing a coffee pot but every room is supposed to have an automatic drip coffee maker.

We’ll have to do a better job at communicating that we offer free coffee in our lobby and apologize that this guest had to purchase a cup of coffee at our poolside cafe. Unfortunately, we charge for purchases at our café.

We appreciate the kind words of this review and look forward to this couple returning to our Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where they are always welcome!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We had a surprise party for my sister at Sun Viking and they were great. The facilities were clean and in working order. The rooms were spotless. The front desk was very accomadating when we needed a ground floor room for a friend in a wheelchair. The slide and the pool area is awesome. lots of room and fun things going on most of the day. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are tons of stuff for the kids to do: playground, indoor and outdoor pool, and volley ball on the beach and a basketball hoop. Shuffle board was fun and the cafe was convenient. We will be back!!! Thanks Sun Viking for making my sister's 40th party the best!!!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are nice but you can not see the ocean. Don't stay by the pool unless you lik...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
It is always nice to read that a surprise party went well . . . and thank you for all of your nice compliments. We agree with this guest; that our employees are very friendly and helpful. Most of our employees have been with us for many years and they treat our guests like family, looking forward to seeing repeat guests year after year.

As a casual beachside resort, we want people to relax and unwind so we offer many things to do while soaking up some of our tropical sunshine. Many of the competitions in our free activity program are designed for all ages, encouraging re-connecting with family.

We certainly look forward to welcoming this guest back and thank you again for sending in this review.
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Elk Grove village, IL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We used to come here when my kids are little until my son said that there were only '5 year olds' there. My daughter just got a job in Florida so we went back since the drug testing facilities was pretty close to Sun Viking. In May, it was pretty empty. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and a long walk on the beach. They say it is one of the cleanest but I noticed when I was lying in bed that the ceiling fan badly needed cleaning. I think the rooms need some updating but love the location and service at the front desk can't be beat!

Room Tip: If you want a kitchen, make sure you ask for one.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
I would like to thank this guest for taking the time to send in this review and ranking us so high in all 6 categories. It was also such a nice compliment regarding our front desk and our oceanfront location.

After reading the comment on the ceiling fans, we immediately did a check on all fans. Our fans are on a continuous cleaning schedule, and we too expect them to be clean. Not to be used as an excuse, but since our fans are in constant use, the “edges” of the fan blades have changed color compared to the flat part of the blades. Even when the fan blades are wiped clean, these edges still appear as a different shade of color.

Thank you again for sending in your review.
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Boardman, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My family has been going here since it's been called the old name. I'm pretty sure this is the BEST family hotel in Daytona. I been going to this hotel for about 6 years now with my family and i'm READY to be back! The rooms are so nice and are always very clean. The indoor garden pool is very relaxing just sitting by the waterfall enjoying the weather, and the outdoor pool is very nice as well , the sixty foot water slide is so fun and is a huge hit! I wish the pool wasn't so crowded! The Viking Kafe is a great addition, we always eat there at least once during our stay! The idea of the wristbands are great, because your pool is such a hit; we probably would get strangers from the beach! I love waking up in the morning and walking on the beach and then relaxing on the Sun Deck (the grassed area with lawn chairs) waiting for the pool to open. The hot tub is nice because it is shaded and it gets you away from the sun for awhile! All together this is a great hotel! And congrats on your TripAdvisor award. Thank you for such nice workers, and greaaat quality! See you in June! :)

Room Tip: Try to get a top floor on the High Rise building! SO SO SO NICE, looking out on the balcony in the m...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Thank you for sending congrats on our Trip Advisor award in the “Family Travel” category for small hotels. We are honored and humbled by this award, especially being the only Florida small hotel to receive this award, ranking 10th in the U.S. and 14th in the World!

We’d also like to send you a great big thank you from our Sun Viking staff, for taking the time to send in such a nice review, it is sincerely appreciated. A large segment of our business is returning guests that have come for several generations; they are like old friends returning year after year!

As you know, we are not an upscale property offering luxury services; we offer casual accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere. Our guests look forward to a flip-flop, beachy ambiance enjoying tropical breezes along a beautiful section of the beach.

Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Deltona, FL
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Spent the weekend here with my husband and 10 yr old and we really enjoyed it. The rooms that face the indoor pool were really nice. We loved the fact that they had an outdoor pool and an indoor pool and also a nice hot tub outdoors as well. Rooms were clean and comfortable. We will certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
I would like to thank this guest for their review of our property. Many of our guests love the rooms that overlook our indoor garden pool – especially those who have had a bit too much sun! Our oceanfront hot tub is also quite popular; many of our guests find the tropical ocean breezes relaxing as they soak in the hot tub.

Seeing that this family enjoyed their stay is a tremendous compliment for a hotel owner to read; making our guests feel at home is our ultimate goal. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Thank you again for your kind review and we look forward to your return visit.
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Address: 2411 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
#18 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sun Viking Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sun Viking Lodge, located oceanfront in Daytona Beach and Florida's only winner of the 2012 Trip Advisor "Family Travel Award" for Small Hotels - offers spacious guest rooms, kitchenettes, suites and private cottages. Expect casual accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere with a beachy flip-flop ambiance! Kids love this "Unique Family Resort" featuring a 60-foot waterslide, kiddie pool, beach volleyball, basketball goal, game rooms, playground, poolside bingo and free recreation program providing beachside fun for all ages! Work out in a complimentary fitness room or jog on 23 miles of scenic beach, then relax in a sauna or an oceanfront hut tub. Enjoy indoor and outdoor heated pools, spacious oceanfront sundecks. The Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome! ... more   less 
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