I went to Bike Week with a friend and we decided to ride to Daytona and then find a room. It's often cheaper to do this. We called the hotel from a local restaurant and they did have a room with two beds left. They gave us what they said was a discounted rate because the room was in their "older" building. Figured we'd give it a whirl. After arriving, we saw that the room was really old; but seemed clean. They had done some very light remodeling (replaced the door to the room, some caulking, etc. It had a new A/C - Heater unit that looked as if some half-blind amputee installed it. But it did work. So far, so good. On our second night, we got home late (around 1 a.m.) and saw the sink overflowed. There was a dead roach that had floated up out of the drain and crap in the sink. The floor was all wet but it was contained to the bathroom. So we went to bed and in the morning, the sink overflowed again and kept on flowing. We called the front desk and maintenance said there was a sewer system backup. After we complained face-to-face with the staff, they didn't charge us for the second night. They explained that this building was remodeled and they've never had all rooms occupied since so they didn't know the plumbing was messed up. Basically, this place is an old, very rough and absolutely not worth $138 a night plus tax. This is a $39 hotel at the most. But during bike week, they gouged us just like everyone else. Stay away from this property unless it is your last resort. If there aren't any rooms anywhere else, then stay here. Otherwise, run away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Makai Beach Lodge is primarily a beach side hotel located at the connection of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, this allows us to offer the fun of Daytona Beach with the pristine white sands of Ormond Beach. The hotel has a private beach entrance and beach side pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, grills, shuttle board and more. All rooms have modern LED Tv's with HBO included, free WIFI and most rooms have a fullsize kitchen with the rest having at a minimum fridge and microwave. Free parking is provided and we offer typical hotel amenities like vending, laundry, free ice and a 24 hour front desk manned with knowledgeable staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makai Beach Hotel Ormond Beach
- Makai Beach Ormond