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“Fun, clean, & comfortable, but resort could be improved”
Review of Wyndham Ocean Walk

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Wyndham Ocean Walk
Ranked #22 of 73 Hotels in Daytona Beach
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

My husband and I visited Ocean Walk during mid-May and had a pleasant stay. It was our first visit here. The resort is comfortable and clean and we found several things to like about it. There is a nice bar and restaurant inside of the resort. Additionally, there is a shopping, restaurant, and move theater complex (Ocean Walk Shoppes) next door to the resort where there are several great places to eat, including Cold Stone Creamery and Johnny Rockets. You are able to get to the Ocean Walk Shoppes directly from the resort; there is a connecting hallway which we found very convenient.

We found the resort staff friendly and helpful. Halfway through our stay our room key card stopped working and the staff apologized and immediately replaced it. The staff was also very helpful in answering any questions we had. We felt very safe at the resort, too. Your room key is required to get into the parking lot and pool area (if you are coming from outside). I noticed there were always several security guards at the resort at all times, including one at the front entrance and one in the back pool area.

There is a gift store, small convenience store/grocery store, adult lounge (consisting of a pool table and a few computers), computer room, arcade, kid’s craft area, and miniature golf area in the resort. The resort is within walking distance of many eateries and gift shops and within driving distance of several pharmacies and grocery stores, including Publix, Winn-Dixie, and Walgreens. There is a gate the leads from the pool area to the ocean, which is also very convenient.

The resort appears to be kept up well. The outer appearance is very nice and looks much better than many of the other hotels in the area. The unit we stayed in was very clean and all of the furniture was comfortable. There was a washer and dryer in the unit, which was very convenient. I would suggest bringing your own laundry detergent or buying it somewhere other than the resort, though. You are given a small amount of laundry detergent initially, but even with just my husband and I, we quickly went through this. The laundry detergent sold at the resort was overpriced.

As much as we enjoyed our stay, there were a few things we were not entirely happy with. Using the internet is very difficult at the resort. The wi-fi signal is only in the lobby area and the signal was very weak, though we tried moving to several different spots in the lobby. There is a computer lab in the basement, but there were only a handful of computers and they were always occupied. The resort has an outdoor bar by the pool, but it closed very early in the evening. We were also disappointed in the activities the resort offered. The week we visited had very bad weather. There were several severe thunderstorms and an unusually large amount of rain that made outdoor activities impossible most of the week. There were a couple of days during our week-long stay that it rained nonstop from the moment we woke up in the morning to the moment we went back to bed that night. The resort staff called our room on those days with a message I assumed went to all rooms at once. The message always began by stating it was a “Liquid Sunshine Day” and the resort had planned activities to keep guest entertained. The activities were very disappointing, though! The resort showed movies on these days, but they were always movies that have been released for a very long time, such as Disney’s Monster’s, Inc. (Monsters, Inc. was actually shown on two different days during our stay, so it seems the resort has a very limited movie collection to chose from!) Bingo and karaoke were also offered on a couple of different days, but this was it as far as activities for adults went. I cannot comment on the activities offered for kids, though I think there was a daily craft offered for children. The resort does have movies for rent for viewing in your own room, but their movie collection is very outdated and I only saw VHS tapes for rent.

The resort has several outdoor and indoor pools and two outdoor hot tubs. However, there were not hot tubs accompanying the indoor pools, which I found strange (usually if there is an indoor pool there is an indoor hot tub). The two outdoor hot tubs did not seem big enough to accommodate a resort this size. On the few days it didn’t rain, we had trouble finding a time when the hot tubs were not too full for us to use.

Overall, I would recommend staying at this resort, as it looked to be one of the nicer ones at Daytona Beach. I would suggest that anyone staying has a back-up plan for what they will do if it rains several days in a row during their visit, as the resort doesn’t offer enough to keep you occupied if you can’t go outside.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

As a VIP owner of Wyndham Timeshare points, I have had mostly good things to say about different Wydham properties. Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach, Florida, is a different story. First, as a VIP owner, I am supposed to be given priority for room selection (or atleast that's what they promise at the owner update sessions). On this trip, we were put in the South Tower. To put it politely, the South Tower is run down. The cabinets are chipped and peeling, there was missing kitchen tools, no pillows or blanket for the fold out couch, and moldy looking patio furniture. The front desk was polite about the shortcomings of their facility, but offered nothing to correct the situation. The only thing they offered was to send us out to dinner to make up for it.
This fall they plan to start renovating the South Tower. Until then, I suggest you stay away, or demand to be placed in the North Tower. The sample rooms they show you during the "owner update" presentation are located there, and they look pretty nice.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

I read all of the reviews and was a little worried about what to expect, but my experience was great. Check-in is at 4:00pm - not a minute sooner - you've read it many times and it is true, so just don't get worked up about it. We (family of 6) arrived about 1 hour early, so we just walked around the resort until 4pm. The young man at the check-in desk was very cordial, and he go us pre-registered and parked, so we could just pick up the keys at 4:00 and get righ to the room.

The room (oceanfront 2br on the 10th floor) was very nice, and it did not show some of the wear and tear that many beach hotels have. It's a little wierd this day not to have internet in the room, but we adapted. The kids also thought their view of the coke machine from the 2nd bedroom was funny (our oceanfront view from the master bedroom was just fine.)

Pool chairs were tough to come by, but we had a great time out on the beach in the morning ($25 to rent 2 loungers and a big umbrella) and then hit the pools after the crowds left. The beach is clean and wide, and a nice tidal pool and sandbar appears at lowtide - perfect for the kids.

Oceanwalk next door was convenient for food (we ate at a pizza place and Bubba Gumps, and there is also a Johnny Rocket's over there.) The water park across the street was great for kids (don't remember the price.) We also saw a movie at the Oceanwalk theaters. There's a Starbuck's at Oceanwalk too.

Overall, very few if any complaints. Great room, great price, great location (no beach raffic in front of the hotel either.)

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

If you want to pay "luxury resort" prices for Motel 6 accommodations, then this is your place! If you want to check-in to a "zoo", then this is your place. The only thing the Wyndham has going for it is location. Service? Non-existent. No valet parking, no bell assistance with luggage, no room service, no in-room internet connection, no daily room cleaning. Want clean towels? Better find a maid's cart -- they tell you to wash your own. Yes they provide a stackable washer/dryer in 1-bedroom units, but who wants to do laundry on a vacation weekend? When you walk into the lobby you feel like there is absolutely no control over the place. It's like a free-for-all with a lot of "lower class" people with tons of unruly kids running around in wet bathing suits dragging their blow-up air mattresses behind them. Smelly old men with Speed-o bathing suits in the elevator. Elevators? Only 4 small ones and SLOWER THAN A SNAIL. Don't even think about trying to get on one with luggage. That's a 30-minute wait to find one that's even close to being able to accommodate you and your luggage. Oh yes, did I mention the Spa? Or rather the non-existent spa--they advertise one, but it is permanently closed.
Don't waste your money here. Instead book at the Hilton right next door. At least they can truthfully say they are a luxury resort. The Wyndham is a Section 8 housing project!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2009

I was disappointed and expected the rooms and property to be much nicer. I don't know if this is a privately owned unit or not. (1627) I rented online and assumed it was a Wyndham hotel. We rented a two bedroom oceanfront unit in the north tower. I can't complain about the size, the unit was huge with pleanty of room. The two full/queen beds in the first bedroom were in horrible shape. The mattresses were sagging in the middle and were as far from luxury as you can possibly get. Unfortunately I got stuck with that room and did not sleep for two days. The pillows were also flat and the linens were heavily used and needed to be replaced. Even a matress pad would help. The king bed was also hard as a rock and way past it's peak. Seriously folks ... the beds were horrible. The kitchen and dining area was absolutely fine. The living room furniture was a bit grubby and needed cleaned. Balcony was nice and the view was awesome. Traveling with teens, finding something to do was not a problem. They enjoyed the pool and lazy river. The pools are on the verge of needing resurfacing or something .. they appear more green than blue. None the less it was fine. The tiki bar at the pool was fun ... but it closed really early ? Not sure why. We had no problems with check in or the service. They are a little stingy on parking ... only one vehicle allowed. I guess if this is a privately owned unit someone needs to tell the owner it needs some work ... if this is a Wyndham unit I'd say their standards have gone down hill. This is not a luxury property by any means but all in all we'd go back but hope for a better unit.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

We stayed in rooms 1211 a/b and we had a great time. The owner we rented from was very nice and very professional. The rooms were in great condition and were well taken care of. The only small complaint was that the hotel could have more computers. Their so-called business center had 3 computers in the adult section that were not that great. Their were 4 more computers in the general area, but kids usually had the run of those.
The activities desk personnel were very helpful. We checked with them approx. 5 times for different activities/events. The a/c went off in some of the rooms and a maintenance man was in our room at 11pm making sure it was working efficiently. One other time we asked that someone check it and they were there in 15 mins. Kids seem to really enjoy themselves here and we will probably come back and rent from the same individual when we do.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2009

My family and I rented unit 1304A & B in the south tower for 4 nights from an owner. When we arrived in our room, the smell was awful. The whole place smelled like rotten garlic or something. I too agree with everyone about the B units.... do NOT stay in one. Ours had a lovely view of the hallway too, which we were told it had a riverview, but I guess it did if you opened your blinds and looked through the hall out the back of the place. But who wants to open their windows into a hallway where everyone can look in your room as they pass??? There were no overhead lights either. All you had were lamps so it looked like a dungeon. Also, the first night we were there, the air conditioners on the entire 13th floor were out. We called repeatedly to the front desk and all we were told is we were on a waiting list. I finally asked to speak to a manager and she said there was nothing they could do. Meanwhile, my 4 year old daughter was pouring in sweat in her sleep in our 1304B dungeon. The front desk staff were rude and acted as if they couldn't care less! So I waited out in the hallway for the "engineer" and my mother camped out in the lobby along with other guests from our floor until they finally did something about it. Also, the water in the B unit never would get hot. The dryer in the A unit would run continuously all night even unless you stopped it.

Elevators at this place are a nightmare. Especially in the afternoon thunderstorm time. We waited up to 40 minutes one time just to get on an elevator.

Also, in the lazy river, be sure you get a hold of one of their 15 round floats or else the nazi staff will boot you out. They insist you have one of their floats in the lazy river, yet they only have a handful of them. So you spend a great deal of time standing at the steps waiting on someone to feel guilty enough to get off and give you a turn with one. Crazy!

They don't allow anyone on the water slide until around 10:30 or 11:00 and they shut it back down around 5 or 6. Ridiculous!

Room keys rarely if ever worked when trying to get back into the resort from the Ocean Walk Shoppe area. Had to stand there and wait until someone happened to walk by to let you in. Room keys also rarely worked for the parking garage and quit working to our rooms a day early!

Ocean Walk is nice for the location... but that is about it.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Wyndham Ocean Walk

Address: 300 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-3902 (Formerly Ocean Walk Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Daytona Beach
#7 Green Hotel in Daytona Beach
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range: $142 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Ocean Walk 3.5*
Number of rooms: 710
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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