Our stay in Daytona was spontaneous, after 4 days in Orlando parks we wanted to rest by the beach and chose to go there because of proximity to Sanford Airport. We booked on-line the night before and chose BW because it is moderate, decent and predictable chain.
To say that we were pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Honestly, we haven't met such a great staff in a while, especially for Florida, and we travel at least 4 times a year. From helpful and cheery reception, to restaurant staff, to beach bar bartender - all, with no exception, were attentive, smiling and very helpful in everything. Kudos to the management, you have a great team.
Room was good size, with balcony and spectacular view of ocean. There is a mini fridge and FREE electronic safe. Very clean room and bathroom.
The free breakfast is mediocre, but OK. Other than that, the restaurant Traders is very good for lunch - they will serve it by the pol for you if you ask. We dined out, so cannot comment on dinner.
Another pleasant surprise - free Happy Hour for guests. Not just beer and wine, but a selection of mixed drinks! That sure made us happy for the rest of the day.
The pool is one of the nicest and cleanest, large and with 11' deep end. There are people at least once a day checking water quality. Right by the restaurant.
Tiki bar is the best and is the focal point during the day, you meet lots of great, interesting people. Special thanks to barman, he made our stay unforgettable.
The beach location is a few blocks away from main drag, but that is a positive. It is clean, quieter and with substantially less vehicles on the beach. Sand is white and immaculate.
There is a supermarket across the street, really no need to drive anywhere.
When we go to Florida, it is usually South. However, when in Daytona/Orlando area, we will definitely stay at Aku Tiki, thanks to the team running it!
- 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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