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Famous Shores Motel
Ranked #72 of 103 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Albany, NY
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“Don't stay here!”
Reviewed 23 April 2008

I should have known it was a mistake when it took 7 calls to nail down the manager for a reservation. Our reservation was for after Bike Week had ended. Upon arrival, we were told by a girl in the office that our room was $457 for 2 nights. We'd been told $60 per night. They honored this even though they don't give confirmation numbers or written confirmation in any form so I had no proof.

The room was very clean, even though the furniture was not in good shape. And the air conditioner did work well. Those are the only 2 good things about it.

The first night, someone in a nearby room had burned food and our room smelled horribly of burned food and room freshener that they had sprayed in our room.

As in previous reviews, the second night when we arrived back at 11 PM, there wasn't a towel in the room and noone in the office to contact.Clientele didn't make us feel safe.

I urge you not to stay here.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Smell and lack of towels
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Crystal River, Florida
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Reviewed 10 June 2006

I have stayed at this little motel many times in the distant past. Each time it has been a reliable, clean and frugal stay. Historically it has been family owned, but right now it has a resident manager and the owner drops by. He needs to stay longer, because his guests are not quite getting the service I believe he thinks they are getting. Staff is friendly, but not real clued into service, had to ask for clean towels, etc.
Stayed in a room with kitchen, used to have a oven as well, but now just a top burner and microwave, toaster,coffeepot, and standard refrigerator, so convenient if you are on a budget and/or dont wish to eat out every night. Kitchen sparsly furnished, but usable. ( I cook ahead of time in the comfort of my own kitchen, and reheat it there). The end rooms upstairs give you a little more view and more privacy on the balcony. Room 14 is a two room suite.
We paid $50 per night, the beach access was a little walk further than in the past, due to construction which has changed the topography. The Sunglow Fishing Pier, adjacent the beach access, is very convenient, bring your poles! There is also a restaurant on the Pier, serving B, L,& D, which we did not have time to try, but were told the food was good. It was always busy. I can recommend Aunt Catfish's for a great meal.
This section of town is a bit quieter than the north end, but that is about to change forever with all the building going on, sorry to say. Its turning into Miami Beach, high rises everywhere. Very sad, I fear what will happen with the next big storm.

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Property: Famous Shores Motel
Address: 3738 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118-7245
Region: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Famous Shores Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect location for whatever your desires may be. On one end we have Main st. for all you bikers, the Boardwalk, shopping, pier, clubs, cultural center and several resturants. Look to the south and you will enter Ponce Inlet. Here we have the Lighthouse, Marine Center, animal sanctuary, as well as the nature preserve, anything a nature lover could wish for.The beach is located right acroos the street. Turtle nesting is in March! The motel has rooms with or without kitchens as well as suites, pool, cable and internet. We have daily and weekly rates.We try to maintain a friendly family oriented place where you can come relax, have fun and enjoy the paridise which is Daytona Shores. ... more   less 
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