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Fountain Beach Resort
Ranked #37 of 74 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We were in Daytona the during Bike Week (not as a biker, but a spectator) and wanted a room close to Main Street. We were surprised that Fountain Beach had rooms available. That should have aroused our suspicions. The lobby is deceiving...large, nicely furnished. The small old elevator should have also been a clue, but we REALLY wanted to be in town and on the beach.
The room location was okay. Small patio that if you look to the right you could see the beach. But the room itself was dark...no lights above, beside or anywhere near the beds. The plumbing was poor. The vanity sink wouldn't drain. Had a hard time flushing the toilet. No ice machine on my floor so I went down to the lobby to buy water. Pop machine wouldn't take my dollar bill. I was told I needed to use quarters. Got my quarters but no money. THEN I was told, Oh, yeah, it's out of water!
The whole place is just rundown and in desperate need of some TLC.

Room Tip: Stay at another property!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Well we arrived for bike week from the UK raring to go, checked in no problem and the blonde girl on the front desk was LOVELY! We stayed in 416 which was fine, king size bed but it was mega noisey turning over at night, the room was dated but clean bathroom was small, TV was bulky but overall great for what we wanted. Only issue we had was the balcony door, it wouldnt lock properley! as the room was not secure we decided we needed saftey deposit box - they are in the rooms but when we went to get key and report door not locking we were told the ones in the rooms dont work but we have a secure facility behind the desk which we could use. We used it for out passports only, we lost the key and they wanted 100 dollars to open the box, it was like a mini filing cabinet!

Any how we never paid it and got them back with a few grunts from the management, they reckon no one ever lost a key before? and they had no master! who knows.

The guys that i dealt with behind the desk wernt overly friendly, asked for change for quaters one day to use the washing machine was told they had none and he walked off!

On the plus side the location of this place is great, 3 blocks from main street, pool stairs lead down to the beach, friendly Tiki bar pool etc. I would go back there if i got it for a good price again.

Room Tip: City view - faces another hotel, can see pool on the right or road on the left if you look.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We booked our hotel stay back in August, and when we get to the hotel with our reservation in HAND. Fountain Beach Resort tells us there's no reservation. But that they'd take a copy of our reservation and it would be taken care of. We get home 3 days later and guess who charged us TWICE! Yep, Fountain Beach Resort charges us for the room on top of what Hotwire.com charged us in August!! We even asked the lady at the desk this morning if everything was ok and she said yes, but took ANOTHER copy of our reservation sheet to make sure. KNOWING the whole time that they had already charged us. NOW, Howire ot the hotel will not refund us our money! My ADVICE IS TO NEVER USE HOTWIRE.COM or FOUNTAIN BEACH RESORT
313 S. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Your entire experience at this property will depend on your room. Each one is individually owned, and decorated differently. If you are fortunate to get an updated room, then you will enjoy your stay. Ours was somewhere in the middle (Room 605). Kind of looked like it was decorated with GOODWILL finds, but it was clean. We had a 2 room suite, and the view of the ocean is excellent. You must be on the right side to get the best view. Oceanfront, and oceanview, are only 1 room apart, and are the same size unit, so you don't need an oceanfront. There were no backups in the elevators, as in previous reviews, even though we were there for Turkey Run Weekend at Daytona Speedway. The hallsways did not smell either, as previouslyend reported. Did love our new HD widescreen in the living room. TV in bedroom was so low you could not see it over your feet. A/C worked great. Kitchen was well stocked. Had coffee-maker, but no COMPLIMENTARY coffee. Had to go out and buy our own. We were fortunate to get a great rate due to a glitch in their computer system, Buy 1 nt, get 1 free. They quickly fixed that, and it became buy 2 nts, get 1 free, still a decent deal.
Kristen at the front desk was great! She managed to be extremely pleasant and helpful, on an event weekend, with her computer system down, manually checking in all guests. Again....great employee...give Kristen a RAISE! The back parking lot lights were out and you practically had to feel your way around at night to get to our car. All in all, it really wasn't that bad. Loved driving on the beach. Get a great unit and you'll have a great time. Also....Seafood down the road at "Boondocks" was out of this world! Nothing fancy, just great seafood on he water. Best fried oysters I've ever had.

Room Tip: Try to get a "REFURBISHED" room.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

We have now stayed twice at the Fountain Beach Resort and have just scheduled a third visit to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Although we were hesitate the first time we stayed because we normally stay in the shores, we found the area to be super. The hotel itself is great, spotlessly clean in all areas, rooms, hallways, public spaces. The staff went out of their way to insure we had a wonderful stay.

The tiki bar and it's staff are great. Music all afternoon and into the evening. The food we ordered was great. My husband who is very particular raved about the clam strips. Never saw him eat so much.

As I said we just rebooked for our 20th anniversary and know the resort will make it as special as they have done in the past.

We live just over the bridges in Port Orange and this is our new get away place. I would recommend it to everyone. Please feel free to email me if you want additional information.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

This isn't a Hilton or even a hotel really - from what I could see most of the units are privately owned and rented out by either the owners of the property or the individuals themselves so every unit is different.

We went to Daytona for the beach and the weather and wanted a room that was clean, quiet and cold with a comfortable bed and a working shower and that's exactly what we got. The A/C was ARTIC - our balcony view was amazing, the staff was helpful and it has a Tiki Bar right next to the pool, jacuzzi and mini golf. AND IT'S DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH!!!!! Great bartenders, great food and ice cold drinks! The room and the lobby were dated but who cares? We didn't go on a beach vacation to sit in either place. If you're looking for a laid back relaxing vacation- book here...... If you're wanting turn down bed service and a conciergego - pony up at least 60% more & go stay at the Hilton - you'll HATE this place.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Some of the rooms in this place are privately owned like the one we stayed in...#606...you can tell from the lobby and check in area that they have renovated this place...the lobby is very "old school" charming w a lot of Florida decor...the hallways (at least on the 6th floor) smell like someone has pee. It's a hideous knock you out smell...the elevators work but they are def a little scary and very old and grungy...the room we stayed in was very nicely decorated and had pleasing colors and decor...the night stand in between the beds has a mold issue that I smelled all night and the bathtub has major issues w soft spots and tile rot....overall for the $$ we paid, this room was very nice and the owner of this unit obviously cares about it...only other thing is if you are sensitive to EMF's, then be careful...very odd but everytime i have walked down the hallway to our room I have gotten extremely dizzy(almost disoriented feeling) an no I wasn't drinking...hubby's said he felt it too...very strange I have never had that happen before...give the place a chance! For the $$, like I said it's fine...only other complaint is that the balconies are sideways facing...so you are looking at the parking lot, their little golf course thing and the ocean beyond that.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Address: 313 South Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4503
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Region: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Daytona Beach
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range: £71 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fountain Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fountain Beach Resort Hosts the World's Small MeetingsThe Fountain Beach Resort not only specializes in family travel, its meeting and conference facilities are just right for small groups. Our exceptionally large suites, all designed differently, feature-striking vistas overlooking the ocean. Enjoy spacious living areas, full kitchens and luxurious bathrooms with garden spa bathtubs. Watch the sun come up over the sparkling Atlantic Ocean from your private oceanfront balcony and relax at the day's end with the glow of the setting sun.The resort is Home to the Oasis Tiki Bar & Grill where great food and refreshing libations enhance your experience. Enjoy a seat on our 100 foot long drink rail overlooking the ocean, a great spot for lunch and people watching.The Fountain Beach Resort offers 129 spacious guestrooms and suites. The views are breathtaking and the amenities make guests feel right at home with cozy double, queen or king size beds, and cable television channels. Enjoy Wi-Fi for easy Internet access. Accommodations offer full size kitchen units and suites with whirlpool spa bathtubs and more.The Fountain Beach Resort comfortably hosts meetings from just two or three to 200 people. These include youth groups, senior groups, religious groups, business groups, fraternal and military groups and more. Our attentive meeting staff helps make every meeting a success. Facilities include reception and banquet rooms, classroom and theater configurations and dining arrangements suitable for everything from a cookout to a formal banquet. The Caribbean Room, our first floor main meeting room is unlike any meeting room you've ever seen! A large pre-assembly area designed to handle registration, displays and general information for your group, opens into the main meeting room. Spectacular rooms and Suites, all uniquely different, provide just the right space and environment for your group to convene by the ocean. .'Oasis Catering’ is the exclusive caterer for all events scheduled. Our staff is committed to quality, affordable catering and banquet services with creative presentation backed by extraordinary service.Enjoy our State-of-the Heart Experience!"It's a great alternative for groups that prefer a more intimate setting, but still need the services of an experienced meeting and conference property,” "Meeting and conference delegates experience a family-friendly oceanfront hotel and still take care of business; truly it is the best of both worlds”. ... more   less 
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