I just came back from a three day stay at the Oceanfront Inn. I decided to come here based on the reviews in TA, and they are mostly on the money.
One can tell that the owners have put quite a bit into the renovations at the Oceanfront. I was curious that the hotel was not full despite a lack of rooms being offered on the discount travel websites. I had to go directly to the OI website to get a non smoking room a few days before we were to travel there. The smoking rooms were offered at a cheaper price through those sites.
The room was clean, albeit a little small, but it basically met our needs. There was even a limited Continental Breakfast that was not listed on the website, so that was a plus.
We did have a little trouble with the coffeemaker coming on the first time I used it, and my wife and I both had trouble opening the coffee packets without opening the inner filter--be VERY careful when doing this, and it is better to do this in the bathroom to ensure that the grounds don't spill all over the place.
For some strange reason, there were small black specks that kept falling on our bed--nothing major, just enough to be an annoyance. It was also strange to see a gap between the ceiling and the back wall on the back wall of our room. We were on the bottom floor. so I don't think was any potential issue with leaks.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the desk clerk at the counter. They helped recommend places to eat and go while in Ormond Beach. You can also purchase drinks for $1.00 at the counter and there is a Family Dollar across the street (and other stores) where you can fill your refrigerator. Our freezer really did not work very well, though.
Overall, the Oceanfront Inn is a very nice place to go for those on a budget. It is away from the craziness of Daytona Beach but not that far away if you wanted to drive down there.
I would disagree with the previous reviewer that said that the parking is tight--not compared to other hotels in the area, believe me. We had to be watchful, but it was not very difficult to maneuver around for our car.
Thanks for a nice stay, and we will definitely consider going again--hopefully when the weather is a little better!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OceanFront Inn & Suites is a 100% NON-SMOKING "Old Florida Style" property located just 1 mile north of Daytona Beach. Guests will find the rooms equipped with modern amenities and comfort. All rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Free High Speed Wireless Internet is also available. Guests staying at the property can enjoy a swim in the sparkling pool overlooking the beach, soak in the sun on the sun deck, or take a nice stroll on the beautiful sands of Ormond Beach. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Booking.com, Priceline, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your OceanFront Inn and Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.