Palm Plaza Oceanfront Resort Hotel

, Daytona Beach, United States
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Palm Plaza Oceanfront Resort Hotel

, Daytona Beach
3 star

Rooms: 98

3301 South Atlantic Avenue - Daytona Beach - Florida - 32118 - United States Hotel Website | | 386 767 1711
67 Traveller

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Okay, but staff was not friendly!

from Ms_Boles
The housekeepers were nicer than front desk staff. On a scale of 1-10, I give it a 5.

They Have Much to Be Proud For--Judging By Their Rates

from stanleyimaging-com
Cons:
- stove & kitchenette counter top had some stuff on it
- bathroom a bit small
- value
- internet in the room was about $10/day
- balcony railing felt a bit shaky (don't lean too heavily)
- no restaurants within walking distance
- had to drive into town for decent restaurants
- the drive to one of the main shopping attractions was too far & snarled by traffic (5 mph hey check out my ride kind of traffic)
- single fabric shower curtain
- straight shower curtain rod (c'mon innkeepers--we want those cool curved ones to help combat claustrophobia and that annoying tendency of whispy curtains to touch us as we shower)
- breakfast area can get a bit cramped due to traffic and room layout
- the inclination to charge for every detail ($7 for lost/stolen beach towel; $1.50/day for safe useage; $10/day for internet in the room; $$ if you don't wash the dishes; etc.) -- I know that stuff costs--but I got the impression that they needed the money.

Pluses:
- kitchenette with stove, oven, microwave and full-sized fridge
- all rooms face the ocean with a balcony
- two nice pools (one specifically non-smoking)
- right on the beach
- generous with their towel supply (beach towels provided free)
- activities for the kids
- air-filter in the room
- copious area guides in the room and lobby
- wifi internet in the lobby
- family owned & operated
- generous continental breakfast
- ample parking
- luggage carts

With the promise of newer development in the surrounding lots, more restaurants & shops should pop up within walking distance. Overall it was a decent place to stay, but the price tag was a general reminder of how much proximity to the sand costs the green. Shop around!

Nice Hotel, Great Service

from shellysand
We stayed a week at this hotel and had a great time. They have children's activities, stuff for the kids to play with in the pool and the beach. The rooms are a little dated, but very clean. The elevators are slow and somewhat shaky at times, but did not feel unsafe. This part of the beach is very quiet and family oriented. You have to drive a ways to the boardwalk. I would definitely stay here again. The view of the ocean is great and you are right on the ocean. We stayed in the penthouse and it is two rooms connecting with separate balconies. We had seven people and a baby and had ample room. Thanks!!

Needs some work but good location

from Indiepixie
I spent a week at this hotel and these are the positives and negatives....

Positives:
- Great location right on the ocean
- Pool is a reasonable size and is heated so felt warm even when the sun went off the pool
- Nice hot tub
- Room cleaning lady was effcient and friendly

Negatives:
- Front desk staff were rude and unhelpful (they had a college kid working who was friendly and nice but unfortunately he didn't work all the time)
- Hard to get in the room - card key needed jiggling about and the room door sticks so needed a good shove to get it open
- Bed was quite hard but the pillows were unbearably uncomfortable - I had to go to the nearby walmart (port orange) to buy my own pillows as the hotel's were so bad
- One elevator was out for the entire duration of my stay - the other elevator worked but was slow and juddered alot which was a bit worrysome
- The weather was windy during my stay so the only door from the hotel to the pool was locked and you had to walk through the car lot and then through reception to get back to your room - this was not great when you're in swimwear! Presumably the hotel gets windy conditions quite often (being on the coast) so you'd think they'd come up with a better solution ie put in another door to the side that could be opened in windy weather or put a shelter on the existing door.
- The hotel charges you a buck a time for local calls or using a calling card (even the cheapest motels on the beachside advertize free local calls)
- Hotel generally feels a bit 1970s in decor style though they have made some attempts to get into the 21st century with wifi access in the lobby


The other negative wasn't totally the hotel's fault - they had several large groups of kids staying for an JROTC competition for part of my stay. Most of the kids were fine but some were a pain - running around screaming, banging on walls, throwing items from their rooms down into the pool etc. I would have liked to have seen the hotel people around keeping an eye on things. I complained at the front desk and the retirement-age lady just shrugged and carried on with what she was doing (photocopying wet paint signs).

Below Average Motel, Expensive Rates

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I have stayed at Palm Plaza twice a year since it opened. This year we found the desk clerk rude, motel needs repairs (birds nest over entry door to room), rates much too expensive for the accomodations. The rooms needed a good cleaning and carpets worn. One elevator was out of service almost the entire time we were there.

Not really modern, but OK

from Visionmixer
The Bad
Smelly lobby, rickety elevator, only one elevator working.
Goofy room key did not work well. One bedroom suite
had bedroom at entrance to room with living area on other side.
Not really convient for someone wanting lots of privacy in the bedroom.
No sofa in the living area due to murphy bed.
Donuts and coffee for breakfast, ugly and univiting breakfast area, take a seat by the coke machine or the video games please.
The location: nothing to do(other than beach) in the area.

The Good
The location: probably keeps the drunken spring breakers closer
to the action and away from here.
Room was clean, nice to have kitchenette (Publix supermarket a mile north on A1A)
Staff was responsive to key problem and went out of there way to find my son's toy that was left in the room after we checked out.
Mostly quiet while we were there.

Very enjoyable stay

from fishngun
My husband and I stayed two nights and this hotel was very enjoyable. The beach area was clean and fairly uncrowded. We really enjoyed the private balcony, even though it is small. We did not use the in-room kitchen facilities but they seemed clean and nice if we had wanted to use them.The room and public areas were reasonably clean since sand is tracked in by everyone. It's true that some of the hotel is showing it's age, but we had a very nice stay and would like to come back here again.

great views

from truthfulinFL
oceanfront views best feature...our room was clean but could use remodeling, carpets worn, bathroom tiles could stand to be replaced (chips, etc.), faucet dripped...our room came with a kitchenette and balcony overlooking the ocean which made up for the room...reasonable price if you use coupons, called the hotel before checking in to see if the coupon price would be honored and they tell you first come, first served but did tell me that the alloted number of rooms had not been taken yet that evening, we arrived 45 minutes later and they did not give me any problem with the coupon (maybe that's why I got an older room?)...the continental breakfast was box-like donuts, ordinary danish, cereal, juice and coffee...the location is primo and I'd definitely stay here again and this time I'll ask for a room that's been remodeled

Manager needs a customer service seminar or two

from A TripAdvisor Member
The location was nice on the ocean, beautiful view. The bed was very uncomfortable & seemed worn out.
The front desk & housekeepers were average, some friendly.
But the manager was the most rude & obnoxious person I have ever spoke to in management in my entire life. I travel alot & I expect courteous staff, including the manager, especially at $225 a night for a $69.00 a night room. He has no people skills at all & due to is nasty disposition I would never recommend anyone to stay here ever!

Nice Place

from traveling419
The Palm Plaza is a nice , but older hotel on Daytona Beach Shores. We booked through Expedia, however, upon arriving, the hotel did not have our reservation. Each blamed the other. Luckily, it was a bit slow, and they did have rooms available. They honored the rate quoted by Expedia, which was less expensive than the going room rate at the time. The room was spotlessly clean, with a small kitchenette. The staff was extremely nice. The clientelle was pretty old - we're in our forties, and were the youngest people there most of the time. The only complaint I have about the hotel is about the bed and bedding. The mattress was extremely hard, and the pillows were hard and lumpy. The sheets and blankets were probably original to the hotel - rather gross. Honestly, my dog sleeps on a better quality blanket. One other note about the area - if you are going to Daytona, make sure you stay in the Daytona Beach Shores section, as Daytona Beach itself is still a huge dump.

Top Local Tips for Daytona Beach

Best food Go to BOONDOCKS-an outdoor restaurant on the water. Great prices & best "catch of the day" Casual non-touristy! Located S. Atlantic off Mallard St (you drive around what seems to be back of a neighborhood.

Aunt Catfish and Shell's Love both of these restaurant's. We visit Daytona Beach every fall and make sure to visit each of them twice.

Convenient to Palm Plaza We always enjoy DJ's Deck, under the Dunlawton Bridge, even when we've stayed at Ormond Beach or north Daytona Beach!

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  • Address: 3301 South Atlantic Avenue - Daytona Beach - Florida - 32118 - United States
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