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Cove Motel Oceanfront
Ranked #28 of 72 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Bangor
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Almost part of the beach”
Reviewed April 8, 2008

We visit Daytona twice a year for two weeks each time and have stayed in several hotels in Daytona, but none more so than the Cove Motel in the past six years.

As you can see by the photo you are literally on the beach and with no lobby to go through you can live between your room and the beach freely. The rooms are clean enough and roomy, though a little old, the balcony on all the rooms has a great view, its big enough for a couple of chairs.

The only problem we have had on a couple of stays are the smells of smoking or cooking from adjacent rooms. This was so bad last year we bought duck tape to seal up the door and sadly this has meant we are trying somewhere else this year.

Its an easy going place, you don't see much of the staff and its quiet and relaxed, this more than makes up for the decor and age of the bulding.

Stayed April 2008
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TimKeon, Owner at Cove Motel Oceanfront, responded to this review, April 21, 2008
Thanks for the nice picture and kind words!

I'm very sorry about the issue you had with your neighbors. We will be systematically phasing out smoking in all quest rooms over the next year as well as adding seals to the connecting doors.

We are also adding free WI-FI throughout the building next month.

We hope you'll come back and see us again!

Tim and Jeanette
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mpcmk
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Reviewed January 20, 2008

We stayed at the Cove Motel in Daytona Beach, FL and had a fabulous time. My husband and two sons all surf and we found it to be the perfect surfers paradise. It was so nice to leave our very nice & comfy rooms...take just steps to the beach with boards in hand and hit the waves. Then we would return to the Cove...enjoy the outdoor shower to rinse from the saltwater and rinse the boards. Then a quick swim in the pool and back to our rooms. We enjoyed all the amenities and comfort of our room. We especially enjoyed having a kitchen in our room and the flexibility of cooking our own meals...which saved time and money on eating out. The kitchens are very clean and fully equipped with everything you may need to cook a good family meal. We found the staff to all be very friendly and helpful and always available. We even met the owners...a nice, young couple that take alot of pride in their place. We look forward to returning to the Cove for more surfing weekends in the future.

  • Liked — the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff
  • Disliked — ??
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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147 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2007

horrible, smokey, dirty, moldy, we left early even though we had paid for more nights. there is a sign that says "no refunds", now I know why. I read all the great reviews and rolled the dice, couldn't believe how bad this place is. when got home, saw that all the reviews are old. it has really, really gone down. if you stay there, do not say that you were'nt warned. wish i could upload the photos (they are simply unbelievable - tons of mold) but it keeps telling me that they are too big.

  • Liked — beach was nice, pool ok
  • Disliked — rooms are anceint and filthy
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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TimKeon, Owner at Cove Motel Oceanfront, responded to this review, December 3, 2007
I am very sorry that your stay at the Cove was as horrible as you make it out to be. As the owner and operator since 2002, I have always gone out of my way to make guests happy and resolve any issue that may arise.

Did you attempt to address your concerns with the front desk? Had this issue been brought to my attention, I would have been happy to help.

Tim Keon
Owner
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Sarasota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2006

The Cove Motel was one of the most relaxing stays I have ever had at any hotel anywhere. No, there is no fancy ammenities, no workout room, no disco bar, just the perfect setting for the next Corona commercial, miles away from the ordinary. The lady at the front desk called G.G. went WAY out of her way to make our stay feel like we were at home. The young guy that cleans up the pool was constantly making sure the property was spotless. The housekeepers were friendly and fast. We felt like we were in our own home on the beach.

Ron & Kathy from the other coast of Florida.

  • Liked — The Staff
  • Disliked — Small parking lot
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2006

Great Stay,
We Had One Of The Most Comfirtable Stay At This Motel.The Service Was Great And Friendly The Surroundings Beautifull.Amenities A+++++.Everything Was Just Right.We Would Highly Rcommend This Property To Others.

Raman Mehra

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — nope
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Battle Ground, In
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2006

The Cove offers all the comforts of home, only on the world's best beach and at a fraction of the cost of it's neighbors. The rooms are clean, every ocean view room has it's own private balcony/patio, the laundry rooms are clean and functional, the kitchenettes are fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, etc. The help is friendly and available. Can't beat the location; a nice half-hour stroll up the beach takes you from the relative quiet and space of the beach a few steps from the Cove to the tacky/cool noise and action of the pier area. 10 year-old daughter loved it, middle-aged mom and dad loved it, senior neighbors seemed to love it. We'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed July 31, 2005

I rented two oceanview rooms for my guest and I to stay for a week at this hotel. The cove is close to all attractions that Daytona has to offer as well as being directly on one of the greatest beaches in Florida. The staff was friendly and understanding to help out a few out of towners who wanted to have a good time. The rooms were clean and the maid service was excellent. I am visiting this hotel again this year and I cant wait to get down there. Thank you Cove

  • Stayed August 2003
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Property: Cove Motel Oceanfront
Address: 1306 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-3633
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cove Motel Oceanfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Daytona Beach, this oceanfront Florida motel features an outdoor heated pool and free property-wide Wi-Fi. Guests are also within 8 miles of the Daytona Speedway. A cable TV and coffee-making facilities are included in all rooms at this Oceanfront Cove Motel. A kitchen with a microwave, small refrigerator, and stove are included in select rooms. Cove Motel Oceanfront guests have access to an on-site laundromat. Free on-site parking is available for added convenience. Daytona Beach International Airport is within 7 miles of the property. Guests are 3 miles from Manatee Island Park. Cove Motel Oceanfront is under new ownership and has been completely renovated, take a look at the new photos posted by management. ... more   less 
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