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“Nice room and location -- musty closet” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2225 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118   |  
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Nice room and location -- musty closet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed here a couple of nights over Thanksgiving while enjoying the Turkey Rod Run. The beachfront location is fantastic, and all the rooms have balconies angled to give you a view of the ocean. The rooms have nice kitchenettes and are spacious. Beds are not spectacular but are comfortable enough.

However, when I opened the closed I was immediately assaulted by a musty/mildewy/moldy odor coming from the closet. I grabbed the luggage stand, quickly shut the door and did not open it the rest of the stay. I could sense a trace of the stale odor in the rest of the room -- although my wife who has asthma was able to stay there, so it wasn't bad. I know mildew is a constant battle at the beachfront, but the closet was not usable as a result.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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BahamaHouse32118, Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for your taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. While we’re happy that you enjoyed the room overall, we do apologize for the unpleasant odor in your closet. Our staff works hard to keep the guest rooms in tip-top shape but we fell short of that standard in your case. We do encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there is anything that falls short of expectations so that we can resolve an issue immediately. We have addressed this particular issue with our staff to help ensure that we improve for future guests. We do hope that you come back to stay with us again and give us a chance to exceed your expectations!
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed there this summer and I am SOOOO ready to go back!!!... Months later aqnd I am still raving about this property and the staff... food was good and room was clean... I am making this at least a yearly vacation if not a quarterly get away.... You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Deborah R
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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

It was our first time in Daytona Beach and we were not sure at all where to go. We are glad to have stayed here. We had a very nice view of the ocean, the room was quiet, clean and spacious. Having a 6 years old and a 8 month old baby, it was definitely a plus to have a refrigerator, microwave and mini stove in the room. The restaurant was a bit outdated but the food was good after a long trip. The breakfast had bread, bagels, juices, pancakes, scramb. eggs, sausage, cold milk, cereal and coffee. If you want more, conveniently there is an IHOP right across the street. The staff was very pleasant, polite and quick with any requests. We would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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BahamaHouse32118, Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate it! As you discovered, whether you are traveling with children, are a couple looking for a getaway weekend, a golf group, or family reunion, the Best Western PLUS Aku Tiki caters to you. The staff at the Tiki prides themselves on keeping the hotel clean and catering to our guests. Thank you again, we look forward to seeing your family next time you're in Daytona Beach!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I've stayed here 3 times its my hotel of choice! Awesome people and friendly service!!! Beautiful views from every room!!! VERY CLEAN!!! I give this hotel 6 stars and it only goes to five!!! Ohhhhh did I mention the pool!!!! The POOL is Olympic size! Heated and you can go in as late as you want!! As long as you don't bother anyone!! Great hotel!! And not to far from main st!!! And ALSO very bike friendly!!!!! ******

Stayed October 2012
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BahamaHouse32118, Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thanks to one of our repeat visitors for such a glowing review. Our Olympic-size pool and kiddie pool are popular with a lot of our guests. We love hearing from our guests and hope to continue to impress you while remaining awesome & friendly! See you again soon!
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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed here three nights during Biketoberfest. Hotel goes out of their way to accommodate trailers and motorcycles. We had a kitchenette with a full-size fridge, stove, and table/chairs for four. Balcony looks directly onto beach...with many bikes in Daytona for the week, we never heard them since we were on the beach-side. Also could look into parking lot & keep an eye on the bike. Beds were very comfy, but sheets were older & limp - I prefer mine newer & crisper. The olympic-size pool was very refreshing. Had dinner one night @ hotel - it was fine. Free breakfast menu includes variety - eggs, sausage, cereal, danish, toast, oatmeal, juices. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing ocean are definitely quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at the Aku Tiki this past week. All of the employees we encountered from the maids to the restaurant workers were friendly and helpful. The pool was clean and the free breakfast was good(eggs, sausage, pancakes, fruit, etc). Free happy hour in the evening with $5 baskets of appetizers was also a good deal. Can't beat the view! IHOP, grocery store, and mini-golf within walking distance. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GenieKY
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BahamaHouse32118, Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thanks for a great review! The Best Western PLUS Aku Tiki staff works hard to make sure that every guest has a great vacation experience - we are happy to know that we are achieving success and look forward to your next visit!
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Address: 2225 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#17 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
#19 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
#20 Business Hotel in Daytona Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this family owned and operated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located on the "World's Most Famous Beach".Welcome to the newly-renovated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located directly on the white sand beaches of Daytona Beach. This family friendly hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be conveniently near the Ocean Center Convention Center, Daytona International Speedway and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. The BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn proudly offers 132 spaciously appointed guest rooms each complete with cable satellite television with HBO®, microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy dining at Traders, the onsite full service restaurant. ... more   less 
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