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Sun Viking Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2411 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118   |  
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lithia springs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Another wonderful stay @ SVL! The hotel has gone through some great renovations, and the place was as wonderful as ever. My family & I enjoyed the pool, easy access to the beach, the activities, and the nicest people ever to take care of any needs. There are never enough words to express how amazing it is to go back there year after year and still be happy w/ the place.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms in the high rise are the best!
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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, June 17, 2013
First I want to thank this repeat guest for their loyalty and for staying with us again. The best part of operating our motel is that our repeat guests are the best. Over the years we look forward to their return and hopefully they enjoy seeing us too. In addition, many times our guests form long-term friendships with other guests who vacation at the same time each year and look forward to seeing them as well.

We receive many compliments about our staff and we would agree, we are blessed to have a great staff and the many wonderful vacationers that stay with us throughout the year.

It was nice to read that this family enjoyed their return stay with us, thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This older property is well maintained and was a great buy for us. Service was good, rooms were clean and comfortable. Two modest pools, both indoor and outdoor. One with a 40-50 foot slide. Plenty of chairs. Free beach towel with check in and towels pool side.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, June 17, 2013
We are glad to read that this guest found the Sun Viking Lodge a “great buy” and also found our rooms clean and comfortable. We agree . . . our guests love our free 60-foot waterslide along with our Indoor & Outdoor heated pools. One of the benefits of our indoor pool is that when a guest wants a little break from the sun, they can still enjoy a dip in the pool!

Most of our guests are repeat guests and we hope that this family will plan another visit with us. Thank you again for taking the time to send in this nice review.
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Can't beat this family-friendly place. Great location, right on the beach. Love it! Neat and clean, with the same terrific pool and water slide. Comfortable room with good beds. Hot tub and cafe adds to the convenience.
If you are used to swanky ritzy places than this isn't the place for you. It's convenient, comfortable and a great value. We've been here at least 4 times and will be back.

Room Tip: For best view, book oceanfront room in the 8 story tower, above the 2nd floor indoor pool atrium.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
How wonderful to read that this family enjoyed their return stay with us, thank you.

We were happy to read that you found the pools and room clean and the beds comfortable. Most would agree with you, that our 60-Ft. waterslide is a big hit, especially with the kids.

We have always specialized in families and couples, hoping to extend a warm welcome and a very comfortable stay. We certainly are not an upscale or luxury hotel but most find our casual beachside setting perfect for their needs. The family activities and amenities including our beautiful beach all add to a memorable family vacation as children reconnect with their parents and siblings . . . you can’t top that!

We feel truly blessed that we have such wonderful guests. Thank you again for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming this family back to the Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed at the Sun Viking for the Easter Weekend. This is the best "family" hotel I have ever experienced. The whole staff is wonderful. They had free programs for the kids and a special (free) bar-b-q for guests on Easter Sunday. The room had a great kitchen and free Wii for the kids. The pool has a great slide that my son LOVED!!!! I could not have asked for a better place to stay!! We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: pick a room with a kitchen..I like the rooms by the pool..but the rooms in the high rise were nice t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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, June 17, 2013
I would like to thank this guest for sending in such a nice review and thank you for the high ratings in all categories. It is certainly an honor to know that we were able to make this family’s vacation a hit. Although we are not an upscale resort, we do have much to offer when it comes to family fun.

Our free Easter cookout is always a big hit along with the free Easter candy hunt, poolside games and face art. I feel quite sure that your kids will long remember the time spent together at the beach as you make family memories that will last a lifetime; something money can’t buy!

Thank you again for your kind compliments and we’ll all look forward to your next visit.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at the sun viking many times but was very disappointed this time. The pools are clean, the rooms are somewhat clean but there's room for improvement. Most of all was disappointed in the attitude of the staff in the office. I'm sure my little bit of business won't break these folks but they have got their last dollar from us, but we can help them ADVERTISE.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
First I would like to say that we are sorry to read that this guest has decided not to return after staying with us many times. Since we are not exactly sure what offended this guest, I can only say we are sorry.

Opposed to what this guest states, we sincerely appreciate the business from all of our guests, including theirs and more importantly, we always hope that all our guests depart after having a great time.

Once again, we are sorry and we hope that these visitors will continue to return to Daytona Beach where there are many fine hotels.
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Lake Placid, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We made a last minute reservation at the Sun Viking. We have been going to Daytona for 25 years and never stayed here. From now on, this will be the ONLY place we stay. What great people and a wonderful location. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 22, 2013
How nice to read that this guest enjoyed their first stay with us and that they plan to return. Actually, it was our lucky day when they decided to give us a try; we now have more friends in our Sun Viking family.

We are blessed to have 3rd and 4th generations retuning year after year to our resort; every time it definitely is like seeing family members and we all look forward to all their return visits.

Thank you for rating us so high in all the categories and again, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome!
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Urbana, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at the Sun Viking many years ago and so we hoped it would be as good as it was then. However, although the outside is well kept and very clean, the rooms could have been better. They were tired looking and not as clean as they should have been. The pull out couch had a mattress that felt like you were sleeping on a board. I would have switched to another motel if I would have known where to find one. As it turned out, the weather was bad and we left early anyway. I would say the staff was friendly and the pools were both nice and clean. There are lots of activities for kids, but if I go to Daytona again, I would probably find another motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
I would like to thank this guest for taking the time to send in their comments. I would like to apologize to this repeat guest for not living up to their memories of us; we point out in our ads, that we do not offer upscale or luxury accommodations; we offer casual family accommodations in a relaxed beachy ambiance, as we have always done for many years. I do agree that our room decor is more like a quaint small hotel than a trendy fashioned property.

It was nice to read, this guest felt the outside of our property was well kept and very clean and that our staff was friendly, also commenting, that the pools were both nice and clean. We were also glad to hear that they found that “there are lots of activities for kids” so hopefully they enjoyed that part of their stay with us.

Our sofa beds offer the same challenges as all beds do; some guests like them firm and others guests like them soft. These sofa beds are the same exact sofa beds that many upscale hotel use; unfortunately, a sofa bed will never be as comfortable as our pillow-top beds.

I hope this family returns to Daytona Beach and it would be nice to welcome them back however, there are also many fine hotels in our area to choose from.

Thank you again for your review.
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Also Known As:
Sun Viking Hotel Daytona Beach
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
#30 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sun Viking Lodge 2.5*
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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