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Sun Viking Lodge
Ranked #7 of 102 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Disney Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed here for three nights before heading to Disney World just before Christmas. The stay was very nice. The room was cleaned every day, the beds were very comfortable and I was surprised that the room was a big as it was. The hotel is about 3 miles from the boardwalk and away for the noise that comes with the major areas of Daytona. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Daytona.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank garchr
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
How nice to read that this family enjoyed their recent vacation here at the Sun Viking Lodge. We certainly have heard many times that our rooms are clean and “roomy”. The short distance to the boardwalk area makes our location convenient for those who want to avoid the crowds.

It was also a nice to read that that this guest would highly recommend our hotel – what a nice compliment. Sharing family time together at the beach will make memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you for taking the time to send in such a nice review – we appreciate you, your family and your kind words!
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mizztake
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

We were traveling home from a cruise out of Miami and after hours on the road in heavy rain and stand still traffic we decided to spend the night in Daytona Beach before completing the rest of the journey. Called Sun Viking from the road and they offered us an incredible rate with a king size bed facing the indoor pool. At check in our clerk was extremely helpful and when he heard I was a smoker moved us to a room at the very end so i only had a few steps out of my door to walk to their covered patio for a smoke. (This property is smoke free inside) We enjoyed a dip in the ocean side hot tub after our road weary experience and a refreshing cool off in the indoor pool afterwards. The room was lovely, with a comfortable bed, large flat screen TV, nice bathroom, fridge & microwave! Our only regret was having to head home the next day. The next time we are in Daytona we will stay here for sure!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mizztake13
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
As a motel owner, we always hope that everything is perfect for all our guests and especially for those who stay with us for the first time.

How nice to read that this guest enjoyed their accommodation overlooking our indoor garden pool. The housekeeping staff was happy to read that this guest found their room clean and also found the bed comfortable and room well equipped. Our guests would agree with your comment, that our staff does a great job! It is certainly nice to read they plan to stay with us again when returning to Daytona Beach!

Thank you for your kind words and your most gracious remarks.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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133 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed here just for one night, so we didn't get to enjoy as much as I would have liked. The hotel rooms were fine - the one we stayed in had a little kitchen area, which would have been nice if we had stayed longer. The bathroom was tiny, but it had everything you needed. Overall, I would say you can tell it is older, but everything was clean and in working condition, so I would go back.
The pool looks like a lot of fun. They have a slide for the kids and they give you bands when you check in so nobody from outside the hotel can use the pool (keeps it from being crowded, although when we were there, it was pretty empty anyway). We didn't have time to play in the pool (beach won out), but it would have been great if you have a few kids. Instead, we went to the beach, which is right off the pool. Nice area, easy to walk to.
The only real negative I have is that smoking is allowed outside the rooms, and we were in the building where the room doors go to the outside. That meant if your neighbor was smoking on the balcony, you could smell it.
Overall, I would stay again - for the price we paid, it was a good deal. (Staff was friendly also.)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa H
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to send in such a nice review. We were happy to read that you enjoyed your first visit with us and that you plan to return. Yes, we agree, the beach and ocean are always a wonderful choice.

Hopefully, when you return, you will be able to extend your stay and enjoy our 60-Foot Waterslide and our many other free amenities. In addition, you might also enjoy the addition of new flat screen TV’s in all rooms, new kitchen cabinets in our 8-story building, new granite bath vanities and new drapes and bed throws in our 2-story building.

We sincerely appreciate your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome!
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We first came to Sun Viking in 1979. We had to come back. We came back in 2009 and kept coming back every year since. We are booked again for 2014. Why do we keep coming back, it is a very relaxing place for a months vacation. Weather has been cooperative, come back home with nice tans. Meet the same people every year. We also have pictures from the 1979 visit, which we bring with us to show new guest, and new staff what it was like in1979. The rooms are very nice, and now have flat screen tv's. We recommend it very much. The staff is very friendly. We like Daytona alot. Michele and Joe from Chicago

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aajoeyb1
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
It is so nice to read this review from a loyal repeat guest and sincerely thank you for ranking us so high in all the different categories.

Wow, when I think back to 1979, the world has certainly changed. But what does not change, is a relaxing vacation with old friends. Memories of the many happy times spent together with family and friends, is what grounds us and reinforces values that are so important to pass down to our kids and grand-kids.

Many of our guests who stay a month or longer actually see the real Daytona . . . a lazy, relaxing experience that restores the soul. We are glad you were able to see old friends and that you enjoyed the new flat screen TV – we are almost done – soon they will be in all rooms.

Thank you again for your kind review and for your loyalty!
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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Had been years since I had been here and it's still a great place to stay!! Wonderful accommodations and the best staff around!! Nice to see we still have American owned and operated!! The pools are very nice and the great thing is going on beach and have fresh water at steps to clean all the sand off!!

Room Tip: Ocean front with a kitchenette
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Butch L
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Thank you for your kind review and ranking us so high in all the different categories.

What a pleasant surprise to read, that this guest from years past, came back to visit with us at the Sun Viking Lodge. As time passes and we all go our separate ways, there is something refreshing and reassuring about connecting with pleasant memories of the past.

I was glad to read that this guest enjoyed the return visit, our accommodations, pools and our beautiful beach. We certainly agree with this guest, our staff is great; many of them have been here 20 years and more!

Thank you again for taking the time to send in such a nice review. We all look forward to seeing you again – and . . . don’t be a stranger!
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Clermont, Florida
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102 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

Put valuables and money in the safe. Came back from walk on beach and they were gone. Sun Viking management could/would do nothing about it. Will never stay there again.

Overall, the motel is okay. Once the trust is gone, it makes it difficult to stay there. The management seemed clueless.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
I was sorry to read of your experience; to be honest, I am not sure how to respond to your comments.

Since this happened a year ago, it is difficult to address this issue in a responsible way. As far as something missing from the room safe, we don’t have a record of any room safe being broken into. Did you or our Management report it to the police so a police report could be made?

We have owned the Sun Viking Lodge for over 42 years and I can tell you it is extremely rare that a guest is missing something. When a guest occasionally reports a missing item, many times, after they return home, they call us back to inform us that they found the missing item when they unpacked from their vacation.

Again, I am sorry for your experience. Should you return to the Daytona Beach area, I feel sure you will be able to find another great hotel.
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Lakeland
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had 5 rooms booked over Labor Day weekend for a family get together. This place was awesome...an indoor pool area, an outdoor pool with a large water slide, a children's playground and it is locatedright on the beach. There are gas grills to use, free of charge, you just have to reserve one in advance. There was planned activities. The balloon clown was not only entertaining for the children, but the adults as well. There was a misunderstanding when I checked in, with vehicles, but once I went down to the office and gave more details, the situation got solved quickly. The housekeeping staff were very friendly and we had a few good laughs!!! The family that we went with have gone there every year for Labor Day, for years. This was our first experience...We will DEFINITELY return!!!! We had an awesome time!!!!

Room Tip: They all seemed to be good rooms. We prefer ground level rooms, they do have one building that is 8...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LakelandLaura
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BarbaraBrown-1, Owner at Sun Viking Lodge, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
First, let me thank this guest for sending in such a nice review and ranking us so high in all categories. It was even more exciting to read that as this new guest vacationed with their friends, they enjoyed their first stay with us so much, they plan to return.

We are glad to read that you felt the Sun Viking Lodge was “awesome” and that you and your family enjoyed our many amenities, pools, waterslide and activity program. All our guests love our balloon clown and they too find him very entertaining.

We are so happy that you had an “awesome time” and we all thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back to your new “home away from home”!
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Property: Sun Viking Lodge
Address: 2411 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Region: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
#9 Best Value Hotel in Daytona Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sun Viking Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sun Viking Lodge, located oceanfront in Daytona Beach and Florida's only winner of the 2012 Trip Advisor "Family Travel Award" for Small Hotels - offers spacious guest rooms, kitchenettes, suites and private cottages. Expect casual accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere with a beachy flip-flop ambiance! Kids love this "Unique Family Resort" featuring a 60-foot waterslide, kiddie pool, beach volleyball, basketball goal, game rooms, playground, poolside bingo and free recreation program providing beachside fun for all ages! Work out in a complimentary fitness room or jog on 23 miles of scenic beach, then relax in a sauna or an oceanfront hut tub. Enjoy indoor and outdoor heated pools, spacious oceanfront sundecks. The Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome! ... more   less 
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