Just stayed at the Seahorse Inn over June 29-July1 weekend. This is an old motel just off the beach (no views) that may suffice for an overnight but not so much for any length of time. The floor is old linoleum, a bit dinghy, and the walls are 'wood' paneling. Our bed linens were clean, the bathroom (shower only) was clean with some spots of missing grout in the shower stall. Had a mini-fridge that cooled but the ice trays never got solid in two days. The TV worked, didn't try the microwave. The air-conditioner (window unit style) was marginally effective at best. There was a dresser with 6 drawers and an open closet area with some hangers and a luggage rack in it. Also a small round table and two armchairs. There is not a coffeemaker for every room - we asked for one well in advance but didn't have one until the night clerk took one off another visitor's room (evidently they weren't using it). The day clerk suggested we go to the 7-11 for morning coffee. Room had an ice bucket but there is no ice machine on the premises (yes, you could go to 7-11 for ice, too). The night clerk was sweet enough to go empty her own personal ice trays from her apartment into my bucket.
There is a lack of hotels in the immediate area due to current building restrictions, and I read in the local newspaper that they were planning to change the restrictions from a limit of 24 rooms to 95 rooms, however any proposed new hotel construction will have to conform to some location restrictions, so I don't think there is going to be much competition for the Seahorse Inn anytime soon. I suppose I would somewhat unenthusiastically return here for a quick visit to NSB, as I'm not about to spend the $$$s required for the condo associations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will love our location! The Seahorse Inn, is located on Central Florida's Atlantic coast, 50 miles east of Orlando's Disney World,15 miles south of Daytona Beach and 60 miles north of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The Seahorse Inn is situated on Historic Flagler Ave., in New Smyrna Beach, one of Central Florida's most beautiful and peaceful vacation spots. Stay with us and enjoy some quiet relaxation. Unique shops, fine restaurants, fun pubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seahorse Inn Beach Side Hotel New Smyrna Beach
- Seahorse Hotel Beach Side