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Bahama House
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118   |  
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Ranked #13 of 109 hotels in Daytona Beach
Florida, Massachusetts
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“Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

We stayed on the tenth floor in a corner room and it was perfect! The kids loved how high up we were and that they could see the beach and the pool from the same spot. The room was beautiful, loved the plantation louvers!! The bathroom, bedroom and living area were all really large and there were two closets for our belongings.

The breakfast staff was exceptional! The food was good. Our daughter loved getting up early for breakfast and hitting the pool while everyone else was still snoozing. Both of my kids have become GREAT swimmers after spending a whole day in the pool. They loved being able to build a sand castle and then run over to rinse off and jump in the pool to cool off.

They also enjoyed a night time exploration on the beach where we spotted lots of little sand crabs! It just so happened that there were fireworks that night which made it even more amazing. Overall it was a WONDERFUL experience!

We were able to get two suites next to each other so we could enjoy the trip with our friends and their small children. Check in and check out was as simple as can be. The cookies and locally bottled water were a great way to kick off the drive home.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

Our family stayed at the Bahama House from Sept 5th until Sep 9th, so we were there during part of the Labor Day Weekend and during the part of the "slow season".

Mediocre:
Pool and Hot tub are just that.

Pro's:
1)Rooms are nice and clean. Kitchen is equipped nicely with marble counter-tops, modern flat stove top, a few dish essentials, sink, microwave and small refrigerator.
2) Continental Breakfast & Complimentary Happy Hour & Free Cookies baked thru out the day are a nice touch.
3)Staff is efficient - We asked for a Crib for our newborn and it was in the room upon arrival. Anything we asked for we received promptly if we didnt already have it. The breakfast staff is on top of things and constantly replenishing.
4)This place is quaint, comfortable and quiet.
5)We needed to do laundry, and fortunately for us we were located right next to the laundry room.

Cons:

WiFi was not very stable. I work in IT, so I could troubleshoot that the signal effectively enough to recommend not staying in one of the corner rooms if WiFi is important to you.
Yes the Adult Stores across the street are an eyesore, but actually Daytona Beach Shores is a pretty nice area- just that one little strip is run down.
We didnt mind the location and still traveled to Parks, Inlet Harbor, Ocean Deck , and Aunt Catfish's for dinner.

We will definitely be staying here again, and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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bstaedl, Manager at Bahama House, responded to this review, September 24, 2010
Thank you for your positive review; we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Wtih regard to the WiFi problem, we are currently addressing the issue, and it should be resolved soon.
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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

My wife and I, with our two boogie-board fanatic sons (ages 8 & 6), stayed at this hotel on Daytona Beach (yes, ON the beach) on Sept. 18-20. The hotel is conveniently located far enough away from the usual Daytona Beach Boardwalk attractions to not get the loud partying college-aged nonsense, but close enough to drive and be there within 10 minutes.

There is an underground parking garage underneath the hotel, which allows your vehicle to avoid the sun and ever-present beach sand while enjoying your stay. However, the garage is cramped, so be careful while driving out of it...once, we had to make a 3-point turn just to exit.

When we checked in, we were quickly attended by the desk manager while the flat-screen TV entertained our sons with the Florida-Tennessee matchup. We were given an ocean-view room on the 9th floor, complete with 2 queen beds and a kitchenette. The room was very clean, especially the bathroom, which is not a common thing for a hotel directly on the beach. The refrigerator was spacious (lots of room for beer!!), but the ice-maker did not work, and there were no ice machines anywhere near our room. I had to go to the lobby and request ice, but no one minded at all, and the young gentleman that filled my cooler was very friendly about it...if there had been beer already in it, I would have given him one!

Our room also had a small balcony, which gave two adults enough room to sit comfortably. Although the smell of cigarette smoke was pervasive from the adjoining balconies, the room did not smell of smoke at all. With the southeastern exposure, it was delightful to sit on the balcony before 7AM with my cup of coffee (brewed in-room), read the local Daytona newspaper (delivered outside the room every morning), and watch the sun come up with the sound of the surf below. Quite the idyllic setting!

Also to be enjoyed are a decent-sized pool and jacuzzi (I liked the water temp, my wife thought it was too hot). It can't be stated enough that this hotel is directly on Daytona Beach...just walk out of your room, catch the elevator down to the lobby, walk out the back door and around the pool, and you are literally wading into the Atlantic Ocean! Next to the hotel is the entrance for cars to drive on the beach (if you're not used to this, beware!! Don't put your chairs, umbrellas, etc., in the middle of the car lanes!! It gets REALLY fun when the tide comes in...), but "Speed Limit:10MPH" signs are posted in close proximity. We never had an issue with a "cars vs. kids" moment...I was more concerned about the 9th-floor balcony railing than the on-the-beach traffic.

There are many nearby restaurants for whatever food you crave: seafood, Italian, American cuisine, bar & grill, etc. There are also two supermarkets just south of the hotel (Winn-Dixie and Publix). The Boardwalk area, less than ten minutes north, offers some arcades, a pier (closed at night, apparently), taffy and ice-cream shops, and t-shirt souvenier markets. Salty Dog and Maui Nix surf shops are down that way, too. We chose to eat at Racing's North Turn on Daytona Beach Shores (near the southern end of the island, close to the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse)...can't say that we were impressed, but that will be another review. There are also three quality mini-golf places south of the hotel (toward the lighthouse): Congo River (closest, but most expensive), Hawaiian Falls (2 courses, and a $3 re-play rate!), and Pirate's Island Adventure (didn't even call this one). My two mini-golf enthusiasts both enjoyed the experience at Hawaiian Falls.

There were minor issues with the room, but they didn't take anything away from the convenience or cleanliness of the hotel, or the friendliness of the staff. 1.) There was not much water pressure in the shower, so to feel completely sand-off-me clean, it was a good idea to use the cold water shower by the beach before going back to your room. 2.) The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, including all cold items (bagels, croissants, cereals, fruit). The fruit was not very fresh, the coffee was pretty weak, and the orange juice was slightly sour. The kids loved the cereal and the Sweet Sixteen powdered white donuts, though! 3.) There is a daily Happy Hour between 5:30-6:30, but the service is apparently so slow that my wife and I never got to partake. I stood in line on Saturday afternoon for five minutes, and the line hardly moved. 4.) The parking garage is pretty awkward to navigate with a mini-van. 5.) From the 9th-floor balcony on the south side, one can see the rooftops of the adjacent motels, one of which looked closed except for one door that remained open the entire time we were next to it...for all we know, a family of squatters could have been living there...there were NO vehicles in the parking lot of this place.

One final note: when we got in the swagger wagon to depart for a family night out on Sunday, we realized that our car battery was dead (the interior lights were left on when we unpacked the evening before). Not only did the staff find jumper cables for us, they even used the hotel's own truck to charge our battery, and THEN let us take the cables with us for the evening in case we need another charge somewhere later!

It's the little things. We will be back to this place. The waves were great (as opposed to Gulf Coast beaches), the location was perfect, and the price was right!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This is a lovely hotel to stay at. Everyone is extremely pleasant and helpful. The beach location is great and everything is well maintained. Unfortunately the area seems to be going downhill. Possibly due to the economy. Across the street from the hotel is an "adult store".

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Stayed here for one night on business. The Bahama House is an excellent choice directly on the beach with a very nice pool. Rooms all have balconies facing the ocean. Each room is recently refurbished with a tropical decor. All rooms contain a fridge, 2-burner cooktop, microwave and complimentary internet access. Daily complimentary continental breakfast and happy-hour. Staff is very professional and friendly. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat and plan to return for more than one night. Free parking, too!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Excellent cleaning in room, facilities and surroundings. Painstaking service. Definitely lodge again in the future. Connection Wi-fi in room poor. Breakfast and "happy hour" as complementary.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Hartford
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

The Bahama House was recommended by a friend. I was not disappointed. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the airport. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We had a ocean view room with a kitchen. The room was clean and comfortable. The continental breaksfast was ok and the happy hour was nice. WiFi worked fine.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bahama House

Address: 2001 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#14 Business Hotel in Daytona Beach
#15 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bahama House 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the perfect location for your Daytona Beach vacation. Located directly on the ocean and built with our guests in mind, we offer all the amenities you need for a perfect beach getaway. All over sized rooms have fantastic ocean views, most include full kitchens. Great value rates always include daily deluxe continental breakfast, cocktail reception, newspaper and fresh-baked cookies. Wi-fi Internet access and parking are always free and we never charge Resort Fees. Families love our Oceanfront pool,Jacuzzi and sun deck. ... more   less 
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