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“Perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect Place!” 5 of 5 stars
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2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in DeLand
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“Perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

What a perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect place for a family reunion....My family including five brothers & sisters, nieces, nephews, grand kids, uncles, aunts, husbands, wives, and a few adopted family members all came together for a week-end to enjoy the many activities offered.....Hontoon Resort is just the perfect place for a family to have a great week-end..Pontoon boat excursions, fishing, Hontoon state park next door with all kinds of activities..If you have a big family this is the place to stay...Compliments to April and her staff and all the other employees that were just so friendly and helpful...Not one disparaging word from any of my family members and that's saying something....There is always one in a crowd that you can't please but not at Hontoon! Everyone commented about how much they enjoyed Hontoon and want to do it again next year....

Room Tip: The executive suite is the best!!! Spacious, luxurious, and comfortable...
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  • Stayed October 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Hontoon Island Resort and Marina is the Florida I remember as a child. Off the beatan path, Peaceful, tranquil, and full of nature. Not your fancy multi resort of today, but a resort of years gone by. Great service, friendly staff and clean, modern rooms. twenty minutes into Deland, with many restaurants, and shops. Come, sit and watch the sun set over ancient oaks covered in moss, come watch the birds.
Take the pontoon boat ride for a real sight of old Florida.

Room Tip: I like the view from the second floor balcony
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  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there and took a boat ride around the island. Great birds and other wildlife.
The rooms were clean and the property well maintained but it is a stretch to call this place a resort. The rooms lack some if the basics such as a coffee maker or hair dryer. There is no restaurant, nearest one is miles away. However if you want an out of the way place to experience old time Florida this is the place to come. Just don't expect the type of amenities you will find at most typical Florida resorts. For many travelers that may not be a problem in return for the natural surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

There is not one thing negative to say about Hontoon Landing and Marina. We found Hontoon Landing on the internet. What a wonderful surprise. We stayed in the Captain's Suite. This suite has a private lanai/deck that overlooks the river. Every morning while having coffee we saw an amazing array of birds, sometimes an alligator and the beauty of Hontoon island. The entire staff of Hontoon Landing was courteous and extremely helpful. The grounds are immaculently groomed. We enjoyed the pool and the sitting areas of the gardens. We booked a pontoon boat tour of the St. John's river and the Dead River with Captain Gary. This man is so knowledgeable and excited about what he does. This is a must have to do. We spent eleven nights here and the service and cleaniness of the suite was excellent.

Room Tip: The Capain's suite is beautifully appointed. The decor is very pleasing and updated. Two very la...
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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

we found out about Hontoon Landing on the internet while searching for something different than we had been using on the west coast of Florida; staff is very friendly and helpful; Hontoon is on a bend of the St. Johns river south of Lake George, outside of Deland, Fla. There is somewhat of a drive off of S.R. 44 west of Deland, several turnoffs are required, but actually quite simple. Hontoon is located on a part of the St. Johns that has a restricted speed area ( slow and idle) so you don't have to worry about getting run over by pleasure boats!! Rental boats are available quite reasonably, and they furnish you with a map of the area so you won't get lost. We rented a Sea Arc for two days and had a blast!!! WE will be back!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Hontoon Landing for a girls getaway and had a great time. We stayed in #16 suite at the executive building. The suite itself was extremely clean, updated, and overall kept in great shape. The beds were very comfortable to both of us. The size of this suite was amazing - it was like we had our own house for 2 days. The first day we hung out at the pool (also very clean and well kept) and played cards in our private screened in patio. We cooked out steaks on the charcoal grill just next to the building.
The second day we rented a pontoon boat. The staff here is very helpful and knowledgeable. They showed us on a map a great scenic drive to take on the boat and even knew what channel marker the Gator Swamp Grill was on! Speaking of - it's a great restaurant a short boat trip away. After our boat trip we drove to the Blue Spring State park - definitely worth a visit. For dinner we went to the Main Street Grill and it was excellent as well.
For anyone coming here you should definitely plan ahead to stop at Publix on the way in. There is not a restaurant on site and everything is about a 15 minute drive away. That does not at all take away from staying here - it just helps to be prepared.
Hontoon Landing is an excellent place to getaway and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I plan to come back often I almost to encourage others to come to this hidden gem the place and grounds are immaculate and well kept and at the prices are very reasonable. A full day pontoon boat rental for guests is only 79 dollars

25 mins from Daytona and about an hour from Disney I am shocked the place is not packed

We had 2 adjoining rooms with kitchen for 4 nights and 2 day pontoon boat rental about 700 dollars

  • Stayed July 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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Address: 2317 River Ridge Rd., DeLand, FL 32720
Location: United States > Florida > DeLand
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in DeLand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is located near DeLand, Florida and is nestled along a bend in the St. Johns River - directly across river from Hontoon Island State Park. The Resort is situated on three acres and provides accommodations and lodging in 18 Riverside Rooms and Suites. Kitchens are available in most of the rooms and suites. Resort accommodations are provided in five buildings - Riverview Building, Executive Building, Captain's Suite Building, Hummingbird Cottage and Duplex Cottages. The Resort offers for your relaxation and enjoyment...Boat Rentals - 24' Pontoon Boats for exploring the St. Johns River and viewing the abundant and varied wildlife, and 16' fishing boats for pursuit of the bass, crappie, or whichever may be your favorite. River Tours - offered daily aboard the brand new 49 passenger "Great Blue" Tour Boat, your front row ticket to the world of nature. Birdwatching - Whether you are a beginner or have been a bird watching enthusiast for many years, our Resort could become your favorite destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the river and abundant birds and other wildlife. Hummingbirds - The Resort is a haven for the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds arrive in late February and remain until late August when they begin their migration to Mexico and Central America.The Resort also offers a Sparkling Pool, Ship's Store, Slips for Private Boats, Hummingbird Garden, Hummingbird Plaza, Boardwalk, Riverside Patios and Decks, Manicured Lawn & Grounds and Free Wireless Internet. ... more   less 

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