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“Loved it except for hide-a-bed couch”

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Royal Floridian Resort
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Ormond Beach
Reviewed May 24, 2011

Loved the resort....the pool...the inside pool.....the Tiki bar (with great prices for drinks)....and especially loved the room overlooking the beach. What was the only awful thing was the couch/hide-a-bed. Impossible to sleep on.....all springs, no padding and very thin, (and our room was in the new tower building with new furniture). So a roll-away bed was ordered for a $10 fee and that mattress was awful too. That mattress was placed on top of the hide-away bed giving a double level of comfort which was only somewhat OK.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

I don't know if everyone who stayed in the same arrangement as the "two-bedroom" we had, but it was truly strange. It was two units - the smaller of the two was a bedroom with a king size bed, bath, and a small refrigerator and micro. It did have a balcony that overlooked the ocean, which was really nice. But it was basically just a "motel room". The other unit was a one-bedroom. The bedroom was small (double bed), dark, with a small bathroom attached. The living area was probably the smallest at any resort I've ever stayed at. The kitchen was absolutely tiny, with a 3/4(?) size stove (old) and hardly any counterspace. There were NO drawers. The silverware was in a cupboard, of which there were only a few. The dishwasher was under the sink!! Since I like to save some money by cooking in the unit, this unit made it extremely difficult. The "Pluses" of the resort: The only plus for the unit with the living area was the balcony that overlooked the ocean. The outside pool and surrounding area is beautiful. The pool was kept at a temperature I could enjoy. The pool sits on the ocean side of the resort, so you can enjoy the ocean and not have to sit on the sand unless you desire to. Then it's just a few steps away. Although I did not participate, they seem to have a lot of activities for guests. Another plus was the underground parking. So, if you don't care about your living area, this resort could be a "yes". However, if you do, it's definitely a "no"!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

We had one of our best vacations ever at the Royal Floridian. We stayed in a top floor effeciency.Our view was fantastic. The beach and ocean were super to watch at sun rise. The managment did a great job of making everything beautiful. Everything was clean and well kept. The bed was comfortable and not nasty like the review in March. I think that person stayed at a Motel 6 and not this great resort. Everything is close by including restaurants and shops. If you wanted to park your car you could go to a different place to eat everyday you could. Most parking is under the resort and close together but we found spaces everyday with no trouble.This is a timeshare resort not a hotel so do not expect sheets to be changed everyday and new towels. If you want a hotel go to one. If you want a beautiful resort right on the Atlantic ocean the ROYAL FLORIDIAN is a great place to go. We are making plans to go back later this year since it is now a favorite of my wife and myself. Beautiful pool and spa and a put-put course and basketball for young and young at heart. A great staff too. Internet service is not great but they know the problems and say it will be fixed We loved our vacation!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

My husband and I, along with another couple very much enjoyed the Royal Floridian. Our Suite 506 was very nice. We had the pleasure of enjoying the master bedroom and waking to the sunrise across the beautiful ocean every morning. The balcony across the front of the unit was really nice. The kitchen was well-equipped. The amenities were great, a very nice pool, mini-put and we used the shuffle board area every day! The BBQs were a great asset as well. Our bed was a little uncomfortable and the bedding could have been updated, but other than that, absolutely no complaints! Would for sure consider returning to the hotel in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 25, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for two nights and that was two nights too many. The room had a smell that was noxious and very unpleasant. The sheets were stained and box spring was in tatters. The entire place is tacky beyond belief which is unfortunate due to its prime location. Had there been another hotel with a vacancy, we would not have stayed even one night. If you have to stay in the Daytona area, do not stay at the Royal Floridian.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

Bike Week at the Royal Floridian was terrific as usual. Everybody was friendly and made our stay go much to fast. From the time we arrived to the time we left the newly remodeled Royal Floridian was everything that we had remembered. The location is top notch, underground parking for the motorcycles is perfect. It's everything you could ask for in a timeshare/hotel. We are planning already for next year and Bike Week at the Royal Floridian.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

We were here during bike week with a group of friends. I Loved the hotel in and outside. Very homey feeling and appearance. Great location, pools, etc.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Additional Information about Royal Floridian Resort

Address: 51 S Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176-6618
Location: United States > Florida > Ormond 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Ormond Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Ormond Beach
Price Range: $84 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Floridian Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience all that the Royal Floridian Resort has to offer. Our award winning property is located on the white sandy shores of beautiful Ormond Beach Florida and has recently undergone a multimillion dollar renovation including the addition of the newly constructed Royal Floridian South. The property's ideal location and array of amenities make the Royal Floridian Resort the perfect place to stay while vacationing in the Daytona Beach area. The resort's 168 spacious guest rooms, featuring oceanfront and ocean view rooms offer ideal lodging accommodations. All rooms in our north building are equipped with at minimum a microwave & mini-fridge, color cable television, DVD player, alarm clock, and large private balcony. Laundry facilities are also located on site. All units in the newly opened Royal Floridian South include private balconies, full kitchens, LCD televisions, granite countertops, soft marble showers, along with in room washer dryer combos. Whether your stay with us is for business or pleasure you'll feel right at home. Our tropically landscaped pool area includes a heated oceanfront pool, kid’s pool, and playground area. Also included are a hot tub, tiki bar, miniature golf course, basketball court, and shuffleboard courts. Seasonally the resort offers activities for both children and adults such as pool-side games, ice cream socials, and wine and cheese events. Indoor facilities include a heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, gaming area, and pool table. Royal Floridian Resort is located just minutes from the Daytona Beach International Airport (DBA) and Daytona International Speedway. The Ocean Center Complex, Destination Daytona, and Ponce Inlet Lighthouse are all within miles of the resort. Walt Disney World Parks, Cape Canaveral, and Sea World are all located about an hour away. ... more   less 
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