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“Great beachside hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Shores Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (Formerly Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 109 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great beachside hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Beautiful resort with a nice pool located on the quieter end of Daytona Beach. Several members of our family stayed here for a wedding, and the staff here couldn't be more accommodating.They have a wading pool area for young children, and a Tiiki bar area for adults, so everyone was happy! And of course, they are known for their firepits with s'mores roasting at night. The hotel is beautiful, both inside and out. Killer bathrooms with spa amenities. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to play during the day in Daytona, but have a peaceful, quiet place at night.

  • Stayed September 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Pros:
1. Nice outdoor area facing ocean with pool, jacuzzi, bar and fire pits that include a "free" s'mores kit when you arrive at your room.
2. Nice bathrooms which seem recently renovated.
3. Big flat screen TVs in each room.
4. Some rooms have a balcony which include pretty good view in either side of hotel.

Cons:
1. Rooms with shotty renovation work.
2. Towels with bodily fluid left in the towel rack in our bathroom.
3. Pubic hair in the bathtub.
4. A bathtub that drains slower than paint drying.
5. Undisclosed $15 per night "resort fee"
(Remember that free s'mores kit? Not so free now.)
6. $10 per night parking (This is Daytona Beach, not Walt Disney World, gimme a break)
7. Unaccommodating hotel staff when notifying them of problems with the room.

Just not worth the $150+ per night we paid for this room when you can pay the same in Orlando for a MUCH nicer hotel. Buyer beware.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at this hotel with my family was pretty shocked how good it looks on the outside.The valet service was great Jimmy spoiled us he treated us like royalty he took us to the cellar for dinner and was always very attentive of our needs the restaurant was great and fire pits where nice.Would recommend this hotel to everyone visiting daytona.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I liked the hotel but it needs new bathroom towels they are old and grey. Nice music in the pool area. When we arrived the valet parking guys were not helpful because we wanted self parking. There was nobody to help with luggage we had to take it to the rooms ourselves. Bar and pool staff really nice and helpful

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Stayed at this hotel while visiting wedding of friend. Extremely nice rooms and beds were amazingly comfortable. We never did eat at the hotel restaurant but thought that the coffee you could purchase was amazing. We were right across the street from an IHOP and grocery store. Also, really enjoyed the firepits they had.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Orlando, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This hotel was rated 4 stars on the review site. It is a decently remodeled property, pretty clean, quiet but the bathrooms could use a more full upgrade. The showerhead was great, a waterfall style. The bed had a pillowtop mattress that was really soft. I think this hotel should be rated 3 stars though.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I originally booked my stay with hotels.com and upon arrival, everything fell apart. We booked an ocean front room and was given a partial ocean that looked at the garbage containers in the parking lot, come on people I know it was a third party site but really? do you actually want guest to return. After talking to the manager we were placed in an ocean front room whose balcony wasw being replace so was not useable, ok another trip to the front desk (now this is over an hour into our arrival) finally get an ocean front room with a useable deck. (Originally told that none was availble do to renovation and had to show the rooms availble to manager). There was no one dinning in the resturant for dinner so we skipped it. Breakfast was fine but I couldnt understand why they put the buffet in the bar instead of the resturant. The views are lovely and s'mores in the rooms was a treat. The fire pits are great. Overall I would say the hotel is really trying to get their act together and I would recommend staying there.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (Formerly Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Daytona Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Daytona Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Daytona Beach
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#26 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
#39 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shores Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shores Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique resort located on a quiet stretch of beautiful beachfront property in the town of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. A short five minute drive from Downtown Daytona Beach, The Shores Resort & Spa is the only AAA Four-Diamond luxury beachfront hotel in Central Florida. Our amenities include waterfront rooms with balconies, oceanfront dining, full service spa, spacious sundeck with swimming pool, oceanfront firepits, Tiki Bar, jacuzzi, private beachfront cabanas, and much, much more. The only way to experience the luxury is to visit The Shores Resort & Spa today! ... more   less 
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