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BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn
Ranked #8 of 103 Hotels in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

My siblings and I spent a week at the Aku Tiki last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were neat and clean, the staff extremely helpful and did everything they could to see that we had a good time. We appreciated the breakfast buffet and the happy hour. The pool area was always clean and tidy and we had such a great time at the pool bar with Benson the bartender!! We will be back this week and we're all looking forward to a wonderful time.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

I found a crack pipe and syringe on the desk in my room.
When I went down to show the front desk what I found the women working there didn't seem surprised. One didn't even look up from her computer screen. All they offered was a "upgraded" room.
The "upgraded" room was just as filty. The first room must not have been cleaned or the maid would not have left it on the desk. I assume either the maid was the one smoking in there or a staff member went in there for a quick smoke. If it wasn't past midnight I would have left.
I slept with my clothes on, one eye open and my Kimber 45 acp by my side.
This is a crack hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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BahamaHouse32118, Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review, 10 September 2012
We do have a record of this incident occurring in January 2012. When the guest advised us that items had been left in his room, we immediately responded and moved him to a new room.

Unfortunately, a hotel has no control over what guests do behind closed doors. We do have a responsibility to provide each and every guest with a clean and comfortable room – we failed on that account with this guest.

When this incident occurred 9 months ago, we used it as a re-training opportunity for our Housekeeping Staff. They have completed the Best Western I-Care 1 Certification and are now working on I-Care 2 Certification to help ensure superior customer service for all guests.

We do believe that this is an isolated incident and have put in place staff initiatives that will prevent an incident like this from ever occurring again.
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Absolutely fantastic.....that describes it perfectly. Let me start by saying how helpful all the staff was and accommodating to such a large party. There were about 30 of us there for a family reunion/65th wedding anniversary/holiday weekend. That alone can seem like a daunting task but the staff made it look easy. The pool was very large and clean and towels were easily accessible. The beach was right there, just steps away and even a grassy lawn with lounge chairs and umbrella tables & chairs. An outside bar, ping pong table and a couple of covered tables for shade when needed. One of the biggest reasons for staying there (sight unseen) was because they have a restaurant on site and we wanted to have a big family dinner so no one had to driver anywhere. The staff did a great job and they have a "free" cocktail hour..no really it's totally "free"! My only suggestion is that if you have a large party for dinner make sure they know how many in advance. I did that for the Anniversary dinner but not the next night and they already had a large party in there and it was difficult for them and a little stressful for all. That was completely my fault....not theirs. I can't say enough positive things about our stay. They just know how to do it "right"! I hope the owners and the staff never change.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Enjoyed a very pleasant weekend here! Will keep this on our short list for future trips to Daytona Beach! Good breakfast buffet...nice staff...attractive pool area with a short walk to beach. Great experience!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012 via mobile

Stayed here with two kids for one night. We had no reservations just walked in. Quick check in. Got a room 3rd floor ocean view. Room was clean, and had a nice size refrigator. The pool was great. We also enjoyed the beach. They had a very nice breakfast buffet which we used. . I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a great family hotel in Daytona beach.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

We have been coming to the Aku Tiki for the last 18 years. This year we had 3 generations of us staying at the beach. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. Benson was the best! He kept young and older alike entertained and he really seems to enjoy his work. The best pool around and so clean. We can't wait to get back to the beach!! Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

First time at a Best Western and I was impressed, right on the water, we had a side ocean view this is right across from 7-eleven and a block from winn dixie which was very convenient as we had a kitchen area in our room... easy parking, the rooms were a great size with a little kitchen area-- the ice machines always had ice which was great. :) They had a wonderful hot breakfast and the cocktail hour was an added pleasure. We also ate at the restaurant there (the Traders) which was very good. The pool area was relaxing with music playing and also a big kiddie pool with the bar tender blowing bubbles to the kids they had tiki hut to get drinks you can play shuffel board or ping ping or go down the steps to the beach. The staff was extremely helpful and very nice to talk to I would definitely stay there again great place with reasonable prices!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn
Address: 2225 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Region: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Daytona Beach
#15 Romantic Hotel in Daytona Beach
#18 Family Hotel in Daytona Beach
#18 Business Hotel in Daytona Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this family owned and operated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located on the "World's Most Famous Beach".Welcome to the newly-renovated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located directly on the white sand beaches of Daytona Beach. This family friendly hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be conveniently near the Ocean Center Convention Center, Daytona International Speedway and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. The BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn proudly offers 132 spaciously appointed guest rooms each complete with cable satellite television with HBO®, microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy dining at Traders, the onsite full service restaurant. ... more   less 
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