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The Maverick
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   485 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174   |  
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“Couldn't wait to leave...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2005

Hot water trouble on 3 rooms, we know of, on 2nd floor.Didn't meet one other guest that wasn't hating it. Guest asking guest if the same troubles were in there rooms. Even owners complaining of the conditions of the rooms and getting room changes. Beds are 1/2 doubles w/mattresses that are terrible. Pullout sofa was like sleeping on a wire frame. Desk clerks useless and rude. Left message for another room they got it after they called down to ask if they had any messages. Mayham in parking lot, desk clerks response was, "What do you want me to do?" If you like camping you won't mind cleaning, getting your own linen and putting out your trash. If there was any availibilty in the area, we would have moved out to another hotel. Oh yeah, they try everyday to get you to go to seminars to buy..very annoying.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2004

When we first arrived, the dingy hotel foyer was enough to make me doubt our choice.... However the room was a pleasant surprise. It was clean and the view was AWESOME. Every room faced the ocean, there was a nice sized pool or we could go right down to the beach. You can't beat this place for the price- We stayed for a week and had a great time-

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2004

my family and I vacation in Fla every year and its a pretty long drive for us usually 15hrs give or take, when we get there we are ready for R&R just like anyone else. This year we tried the maverick in Ormond, First appearance was decent at best we have stayed in smaller but nicer, I wasnt really disappointed until I entered the building after parking the truck, I was immediately hit with the fowl smell of body oder and stale stench of god only knows good news is that it smelled better than the stairswell at each end of the building that I only took one time :( So anyway my family and I enter our room only to be hit in the face with a sweet sour smell we could only figure came from the AC unit in the room as long as you stayed in the room for a while you became used to it...but if you went out on you balcony and came back in WHAM there it was again yuck!!! the only relief came from my wife cooked taco's one night and that killed the smell for a day! oh yea speaking of AC everytime the AC unit would kick on it sounded like a motorcycle was on my balcony trying to start up. I was so disappointed with my stay at the Maverick I left for home a day early just couldnt stand it anylonger. My advice to anyone considering going to Ormond beach is find a different place to stay or enter at your own risk .....You Have Been Warned..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2004

We stayed at The Maverick with two small children and it was GREAT! The resort is an all beach front and the balconies were very nice. We sat out every day and hardly ever sat inside our room. The kitchen was fine and had everything we needed. If you need a place to cook, just go use the grills...they are perfect for grilling out and seemed to have plenty available. The pool was nice and clean and the kids loved it. They also have a small kids pool. The beach is GREAT too!!! It's just above Daytona but a little more quiet and family oriented. I never saw anything there I wouldn't want the kids to see. Actually, we never even saw anyone with alcohol by the pool or beach. I can only assume they had it concealed...If you have kids, remember the ice cream truck comes down the beach at least a couple of times per day; and they HAD to have one... The room (a studio) was nice and clean for the most part but I have to admit the sleeper sofa could be a little better... ha ha I have heard they were upgrading the mattresses in them but am not sure if they have already done so... Luckily we had an air mattress so the boys just used that. They liked that better anyway. There's plenty of storage and all that... The staff was very helpful and friendly every time we had a question. They do have a laundry facility but it can be busy at times. It's in a good location and there's an Outback close by (just North a little) and for the ladies there's a GREAT swim shop with lots of upscale swimwear just across from the Outback. Don't miss that place! All in all, we had a great time at the Maverick and are planning to return in August. Can't wait!

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Westfield, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2004

The Maverick is an RCI timeshare resort, but you don't have to be an owner to stay there.

Best things about the resort: Amenities & Activities. All basic needs are met with some extra perks. The hotel has a heated outdoor pool & hot tub. Nonowners can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, ect. for $5/day (free for owners). Bar-b-que gas grills are available for guest use, and we observed many families taking advantage of the grills. A restaurant is on the resort and open for breakfast and lunch only. The restaurant serves only your most basic meal, such as a tuna sandwich w/ fries or hot dogs. Prices are reasonable. A turkey sandwich runs around $4.95, fries are extra. There is no alcohol served by the restaurant and no bar at the resort. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in the pool area & beach as long as there are no glass containers. The Maverick also has two shuffleboards, and tournaments are held throughout the week. Craft activities are held daily, such as make your own jewelry, picture frame, etc. The resort gives you an activities packet when you check in. They offer golf packages that include lunch, a casino cruise, makeovers held at the resort, and one could always call for an in-room massage ($65/hour). The resort has an activities director who is very nice and always willing to explain what is being offered. We took advantage of the CASINO CRUISE for $6 (yes, $6.00). The package included transportation in a chartered bus (the nice ones with TV and air-conditioning), the entrance fee for the boat, and a buffet on the boat (which was only finger sandwiches, chips, veggies, & muffins). The cruise is on the Sterling, and departs from Port Canaveral, about a 1 1/2 hour ride from the resort. There was a drawing at the end of the cruise for a free diamond necklace (we didn't win). The experience was well worth the $6, especially since we won some money on the slots & blackjack tables.

Best things near by: BEACH: The resort is located directly on the beach with a private entrance from the pool area. The beach allows vehicles to drive on the beach (probably for a small fee). There are also stands where one can rent bicycles, 4-wheelers, and other interesting mini-motor vehicles. GOLF - We played at two courses that were both inexpensive and challenging. Tomoka Oaks is within a 10-minute drive. Twilight pricing begins at 4pm, and you can comfortably fit in 18-holes for only $15. The course provided a challenge through the narrow fairways lined with trees & wooded areas (oaks). Daytona Beach & Country Club was also a good course and within at 15-minute drive. It's a public course. The afternoon fee was $28 starting at 12pm. The course design included water on almost every hole. Mini-golf is within a block walk of the resort. There are two courses with caves, waterfalls, & a pirate theme. Cost is $9. RESTAURANTS: Barnacles is well advertised and has a fun atmosphere. Prices are reasonable (about $15 per entree) and the food was very good. We ordered stuffed shrimp, which was heavy on the butter, and mahi mahi - perfectly cooked. Some other guests were having issues with the crab claws. Park's Seafood has absolutely wonderful food!!! Highly recommended. It's located in Daytona Beach. The price was great. Entrees come with mullet dip & crackers, soup, salad, & entree. Price is also about $15 per entree. I had the crab claws, which were fantastic.

The room & resort: The room contained a mini-kitchen that included everything necessary to make a meal. There was a refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, sink, and plenty of cupboard space. The room also had cookware, utensils, and four place settings. The room was very clean, and they exterminate weekly. There was a slight odor the first day, which we corrected with an air freshener. Housekeeping only cleans upon request for $2. Our housekeeper was mediocre. She missed the sink and improperly exchanged our towels, forgetting the washcloths but giving us extra hand towels. The flooring of the unit was brand new and beautiful. The décor & color scheme is teal and pink (appropriate for the beach). The bed is queen-sized, relatively firm, and comfortable. There is plenty of space for clothing, but little space to store large items, as there are only two narrow closets. The unit had a fun retractable wood & window apparatus between the bed and living room, allowing one to pull out the windows and create a bedroom. The "bedroom" had the most magnificent view of the ocean. There is a large window & glass door leading out to a balcony. (All units have oceanfront balconies.) We spent most of our mornings and evenings drinking coffee or wine on the balcony and watching the breakers. The atmosphere was perfect for relaxation. Our unit (201) was far away from the pool, and we could not hear any of the pool activity. Unfortunately, we were able to hear the guests at the neighboring hotel who would constantly walk across the parking lot of the Maverick and use our facilities. The Maverick encourages guests to report any suspicious persons, and we reported the neighboring hotel guests after they began to spit on the parking lot, jump up & down on pool chairs, and swing around the cigarette canisters. However, the resort did little. We read that the resort is considering installing a security system. Timeshare sales pitch – say no and they will not call again. Overall, the Maverick exceeded all of our expectations, especially since they are not of any RCI distinction. The Maverick is working on becoming a Resort of International distinction in the near future. I personally feel that they need to upgrade their facilities a lot more. We found the hallways and stairwells to have some form of light odor that was sometimes unpleasant. The resort also had men & women’s saunas that were great, but the area they were in contained one very old exercise bike and one shower. I guess it is their attempt at a gym. This resort was absolutely perfect for a beach vacation. I would highly recommend this place to friends and family. We went in with low expectations and were extremely delighted with our experience. I would only not recommend this resort to those persons who demand luxury. For those with families, this would be a great resort. As a couple without children, we were able to find peace, quite, & relaxation.

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Address: 485 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Location: United States > Florida > Ormond Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Ormond Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Maverick 3*
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