The Lake Mary Garden Inn is a great hotel for its location and for quiet relaxation. Less than two minutes off busy I-4 (the main highway between Daytona and Orlando), it is cleverly set back in a quiet, densely treed office park with other hotels and many restaurants nearby. The pool area, although not the biggest by hotel or other standards, is an oasis of calm when there are not too many kids there (which occurs usually mid-day). It is extra quiet, totally peaceful, and very sunny, with nice lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas.
Try their little restaurant too. The food is good and there are usually daily happy hour food and beverage specials. We had a wings and beer special that could not be beat anywhere.
Staff were all very helpful too!