Our daughter had a beach wedding in Daytona Beach in September. We had friends who were generous enough to let us buy a week of time, points, or whatever you call it in a time share system. We were very impressed with the place.
Everywhere you turn you are propositioned to attend tiimeshare sales pitches. Depending on your position you may want to consider it. We were offered $80 in dinner funds. We weren't buying, shopped at the local Publix grocery store (excellent!), and didn't want to spend the time, so we declined.
Our room, though v ery nice, was in an interior hallway which was really weird because the only two windows (living area and bedroom) in the place overlooked an interior hallway, which meant anyone walking past could look at you like a zoo exhibit. The draw shades were light-proof, and we kept them down the entirety of our stay. We had no natural light when we were in the room. The view from the hallway was of the Halifax river and what we though may be downtown Daytona. Nice view, but it was a weird environment, as such. If you can do so, book an oceanfront room.
The couch bed in our room was really filthy from food stains. We covered it with the extra blanket and sheets in the room in order to sit on it.. We reported this to the hotel.
The sign on the outside hot tub says something like "children under 12 are permitted with supervision." Supervision for some parents is if you are within one-quarter mile. We thought there should be a ban on children in the hot tub altogether. We left twice because of the little rugrats (we raised ours, and don't care to have to watch those of strangers).
The resort apparently does not recycle. We're not tree huggers, but we have recycled for years, and I cringed every time I had to put glass and plastics with the rest of the trash into the trash chute. But hey, that's just me
The weekend we were there, there was a large adolescent youth group staying there. They held the elevators open, which were usually not a problem as far as waiting, were shreiking in only the pitch that adolescent girls can achieve, took over the pool/hot tub area in the evening, and pretty much stole one night of relaxation from us. This was a disappointment that the resort would rent to such a gaggle of hormonal youth, but they did. We didn't see an adult with these kids. We were glad to hear so many other guests express their dismay with this group, as we thought we may be the only ones. Even the lobby/bar area wasn't exempt from the noise of this group. It took an evening from us. We were not happy.
**THE SERVICE IS EXCELLENT**
One of the high points I found, was that I was willing to look foolish enough to walk through the interior hall with my laptop computer on and found a wireless internet access about 20 yards from our room, which was a **MAJOR BONUS* * iff you were willing to stand at a window with your computer. I was. Internet access is available in the lobby, but if you want to search for it, you may find it closer to your room.
We had a few problems with our room: The TV in the living/sitting area didn't work. Two lamps in sitting area didn't work. We called, and within 90 minutes this was taken care of. Problems may be considered a "con," but the time it took to fix them put them in the "pro" category.
One evening at 12:30 a.m. we realized our air conditioning quit working. A call to the front desk (they asked if we wanted it now or if we were willing to wait until the morning.... it was Florida, we weren't!) brought a maintenance staffer to our room in less than an hour, and the problem was fixed. We were quite impressed.
The fact that the resort issues beach towels is a plus for guests who are flying to this destination, as they are heavy in a suitcase.
There is an inside lobby with a bar that offers different theme evenings for those that imbibe, or just like a good time. There was a wine and cheese evening, a martini evening, and a karaoke evening for all you singers. If you enjoying socializing, this is a great venue.
There was never a search for beach chairs. There were always unused beach chairs, and tables and chairs.
If you're willing to pay the price, there is a restaurant/store in the lobby area that has *great* pizza, and good food, beer and wine available to purchase, along with just about anything else you might need, such as suntan lotions and a smattering of souveniers and clothing.
I can't speak for all the beds in all the units, but we had a king size pillow top mattress that compared to our home mattress, which was so very comfortable.
Not that we're willing to buy into timeshare, but if we were we wouldn't think twice about this one.
Thinking about staying here? Go for it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach front resort located next to Ocean Walk shops and movie theater. Units are spacious and comfortable with home conveniences including washer/dryer. Daily maid service is not provided. On site parking is limited to one (1) spot per unit regardless of unit ocupancy. Additional public parking located accross street for a fee. Studio/suites are interior/city view and do not have a balcony. Check in begins at 4pm. Please note: Some units at Ocean Walk are privately owned condominiums and are not managed, serviced or rented through Wyndham. For rental information of Wyndham managed units see Extra Holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Ocean Walk Hotel Daytona Beach
- Wyndham Hotel Daytona Beach
- Wyndham Daytona Beach
- Daytona Beach Wyndham