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Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Left the craziness of Orlando and headed "inland". So glad we did. What a wonderful place. Clean lovely rooms. Many amenities and a staff that is glad you are there. Wish we could have stayed all winter. Thank you Hontoon Landing!!

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I have stayed at this facility many times over the last 20 years and it has always been a wonderful, enjoyable stay. Now that I am married and have children, it is nice to have a place that you can go and rent a boat for the day, get a room that has a kitchen, plus you are so close to so much. We just love being able to take our kids and show them deer, gators, etc. from the boat or from the car. Whether you want to cruise the river, explore the Ocala National Forrest, or sit on the dock with a cocktail, it's a great experience at a fair/reasonable price. Staff is very helpful and pleasant to work with too !

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We loved this little vacation. Cruise on the St. John's River included all sorts of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Very quiet, but there is TV and wireless. Suggest you bring your own food as the restaurants are not close and not wonderful. Our room had a full kitchen and a small bath. The people who work here are more than kind and friendly -- they made it even nicer. Can't wait to go back with family and friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This resort is my favorite in Deland. It is very quiet and peaceful along the Saint John's River. When staying at the resort, you have access to fishing boats, pontoon boats, fishing gear and bait. There is also a little gift store inside to pick up souvenirs for your family and friends. The service is reliable and friendly. This is the second time I've stayed and I'll definitely be going back soon!

Room Tip: I would pay a little more and get the room with a full kitchen. There aren't a lot of good rest...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed over thanksgiving. Family of 5 in executive suite and 2 adults, 2 children in one of the regular rooms (get the one with the kitchen, well worth it). Staff very friendly and accomodating. Dont expect 24-7 coverage, as its not that kind of place- but the service you get is friendly and personal. Rooms clean, well appointed, as portrayed on the website. Kitchen had the basics- oven, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, can opener and basic pots and pans- enough to put together a simple Thanksgiving meal. multiple nearby large grocery stores, nice restaurants in town- but you need a car. Basics available at the store on the premesis. Grounds well maintained, pretty, and safe. Kids loved playing along the water edge- catching turtles, lizards, etc. Even saw a 1.5ft aligator sunning itself on the dock and the manatees swam right by! Outdoor patios a pleasure to hang out on. Hontoon Park is available in a short walk from the hotel where you catch a ferry to the island- very clean and nice.

Rented a pontoon boat- tons of fun and reasonably priced! We had no trouble navigating the waterways with the map provided (the water is deep) and the boats are well maintained and easy to operate. the Dead River looks like its out of a movie! Do get the additional insurance for $25. We were told the prop would need to be repaired (suprise to us as one of our boat members is very experienced and didn't notice anything was struck) and that this occurs in 3/10 boats that go out. You can beach the pontoon at Blue Springs Park (a 15-20 min boat ride away) but the water parking space is very limited- went on-land the next day by car which is also about 15-20 min ride). Manatees were awesome from the boat (came right up to us) as well as from the walkway in the park.

In Deland- the Reptile Research/venom lab a must! Blue Srpings State Park also.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Had booked a cottage here for a two day rest between tour east and west coasts of Florida.....what a nice surprise !.....Hummingbird cottage was just right for a couple....fully equipped kitchen, separate bedroom from living room.....all super clean and very quiet.....staff was friendly and efficient, but also respected our privacy.......the resort is small and family friendly......We took the free ferry to Hontoon Island to hike all morning, then drove to Blue Springs State Park to watch the manatees......spent hours there watching the gentle giants, some with calves.....wonderful place to visit......next morning we booked a boat tour with the Blue Heron directly from the resort......we were the only ones booked that morning, so ours turned into a private tour.......wonderful scenery and the naturalist, captain will show you all types of birds, flora and fauna....I guarantee you will come back from this trip with knowledge you didn't have before......
Have stayed at many very nice places in Florida over the years, but this will certainly be included again in our next trip !

Room Tip: Splurge for one of the cabins.....more room to stretch out and fully equipped cooking facilities...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We just spent four peaceful days in this beautiful part of Florida. The resort was exactly as pictured on the website and the staff was super helpful and friendly. The town of DeLand has several nice shops and restaurants as well as a Winn Dixie. Also, don't miss the pontoon boat ride with a Florida certified naturalist which you can take right from the resort.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina

Address: 2317 River Ridge Rd, DeLand, FL 32720-4302
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Location: United States > Florida > DeLand
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in DeLand
Price Range: $107 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is located near DeLand, Florida and is nestled along a bend in the St. Johns River - directly across river from Hontoon Island State Park. The resort is situated on three acres and provides accommodations and lodging in 18 riverside rooms and suites. Kitchens are available in most of the rooms and suites. Resort accommodations are provided in five buildings - Riverview Building, Executive Building, Captain's Suite Building, Hummingbird Cottage and Duplex Cottages. The resort offers for your relaxation and enjoyment...Boat Rentals - 24' Pontoon Boats for exploring the St. Johns River and viewing the abundant and varied wildlife, and 16' fishing boats for pursuit of the bass, crappie, or whichever may be your favorite. River Tours - offered daily aboard the brand new 49 passenger "Great Blue" Tour Boat, your front row ticket to the world of nature. Birdwatching - Whether you are a beginner or have been a bird watching enthusiast for many years, our Resort could become your favorite destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the river and abundant birds and other wildlife. Hummingbirds - The Resort is a haven for the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds arrive in late February and remain until late August when they begin their migration to Mexico and Central America.The Resort also offers a Sparkling Pool, Ship's Store, Slips for Private Boats, Hummingbird Garden, Hummingbird Plaza, Boardwalk, Riverside Patios and Decks, Manicured Lawn & Grounds and Free Wireless Internet. ... more   less 
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