Daytona Beach, Florida is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world, fabulous boutiques and shopping centers, and many fun attractions. It’s a great vacation destination for families, couples, and those flying solo, and if you’re an outdoors lover you’ll find plenty to do in the city. Daytona Beach also has a great selection of hotels that run the gamut from prestigious and sophisticated to classic beach condos.
Here are five of the top hotels in Daytona Beach.
Hampton Inn Daytona Beach
One of the most highly rated 3-star properties in the city is Hampton Inn Daytona Beach. It’s among the many Daytona Beach hotels that’s close to the downtown area, and it’s also near Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park. If you’re looking for a family friendly and laid back property with great service, this hotel will definitely fit the bill.
Hampton Inn Daytona Beach has a hot tub, fire pit, outdoor pool, fully equipped gym, and business center available to guests. Additional amenities include complimentary parking and a free hot breakfast each morning or breakfast to-go bag during the week.
The guest rooms at this hotel all have flat screen televisions, HD channels, free WiFi access, desk areas, minifridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites feature private balconies with fantastic views, separate living spaces, wet bars, and pull-out couches.
Nightly rate: starts at $119
The Shores Resort & Spa
The Shores Resort & Spa is a four-star hotel in Daytona Beach that’s less than four miles from the Boardwalk. The chic and upscale resort boasts a gorgeous exterior and a number of plush amenities inside. Along with a tiki bar and saltwater pool, The Shores Resort & Spa has a large gym, free s’mores packets that you can roast on its beachside fire pits, and a rejuvenating spa. There’s also an on-site seafood restaurant on the oceanfront that offers freshly prepared dishes, weekend brunch, and private dining options.
The rooms at this hotel are well-appointed and feature classic furnishings and decor along with four-poster beds swathed with gorgeous canopy curtains. Guests will also find flat screen televisions, DVD players, iPod docking stations, and minibars. The most luxurious suites include private balconies and spacious sitting areas.
Nightly rate: starts at $98
If you’re looking for Daytona Beach hotels that are two miles or less from the Boardwalk, consider Nautilus Inn. The three-star property is a nine story tower along the beachfront that’s a good bargain and a pleasure to stay at.
Nautilus Inn has a hot tub and outdoor pool for guests to enjoy, as well as free cocktails in the evening. Every morning, guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast spread complete with classic favorites like scrambled eggs, sausage, and juice and quick bites such as cereals and bagels.
The rooms at this hotel are comfortable and roomy, and many have excellent ocean views. Select suites have pull-out couches, while all rooms come with balconies, flat screen televisions, and full kitchens. If you prefer to cook your own meals while you’re away from home, the amenities at Nautilus Inn are ideal.
Nightly rate: starts at $92
The Plaza Resort & Spa
The Plaza Resort & Spa is one of the most renowned and luxurious Daytona Beach hotels. It’s less than a mile from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Daytona Lagoon, a popular water park with visitors and locals alike. This 4-star hotel has a history that dates back over 100 years, and it offers top amenities.
The resort features an Olympic size pool and oceanfront bar, relaxing spa with 16 different service rooms, and a well equipped fitness center. At Ocean Waters you’ll find a beautiful atmosphere that’s reminiscent of upscale European spas, along with 30 different treatments that range from facials and hydrotherapy baths to Vichy showers and pedicures. The spa also has a retail area where you’ll find high end candles, beauty and skin care items, and gifts.
The Plaza Resort & Spa’s fee includes WiFi access throughout the property and parking for one car. On-site dining options include a swanky lounge and casual restaurant that serves American fare. Rooms at the hotel have traditional decor, minifridges, microwaves, 42 inch flat screen televisions, free cable, and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites feature private balconies with great pool and ocean views, sofa beds, and kitchenettes.
Nightly rate: starts at $139
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village
Hilton’s Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village is a popular option that’s situated along a scenic beachfront. If you’re looking for four-star Daytona Beach hotels that are a walk away from Ocean Center or Daytona Lagoon, this is an excellent hotel to consider. This is also a good choice for families who want a resort that offers a wealth of amenities, activities, and dining options.
This resort has 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as a business center. Additional amenities include a fabulous spa, several hot tubs, two outdoor pools, and a state of the art fitness center. The spa offers a number of highly sought after services, such as anti-aging treatments, Platomer facials, Myoxy Caviar and Pearl treatments, body wraps, and deep massages.
This Hilton property has a range of on-site dining options that will suit just about any occasion or palette. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and The Clocktower Lounge are high end options that offer gourmet cuisine. For dining on the go try Atlantic Marketplace Deli, or head to The Pelican Bar for poolside eats.
Guest rooms at Hilton Daytona Beach Resort come with specially designed beds, televisions, and attractive contemporary decor. Some of the rooms have ocean views, and upgraded suites add separate living areas. Bathrooms for all accommodation options are spacious and filled with designer toiletries. If you want to stay as close to the beach as possible reserve one of the hotel’s beachfront cabanas, which come with private patios.
Nightly rate: starts at $109