The Best Hotels in Daytona Beach, Florida for Every Traveler

If you love the beach, Daytona Beach is an excellent place to visit and has a hotel to suit everyone
If you love the beach, Daytona Beach is an excellent place to visit and has a hotel to suit everyone | © Sean Pavone / Getty Images
James Callery

Daytona Beach is likely to rank highly on anyone’s list when visiting Florida, as it’s home to 23mi (37km) of sandy goodness, the Nascar headquarters and the annual Daytona 500 race. Whether you’re looking for a party-friendly base or a more relaxing retreat, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Daytona Beach.

1. The Shores Resort and Spa

Resort

The Shores Resort & Spa
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If sipping on wine in front of a glowing firepit overlooking the sea is your sort of thing, then look no further than the Shores Resort and Spa. This award-winning boutique resort beside Daytona Beach has everything you need for a family break, with a children’s pool, a kids’ club and deck games to keep the little ones happy. Elsewhere, take advantage of the signature ritual baths at Indulge Spa, or recline in the hot tub.

2. Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center

Resort

Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center
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The pools are the stars of the show at this clean, modern and minimalist resort. There are four, including one for the kids, one outdoor pool overlooking the beach and an elegant indoor spot for swimming. Of course, there are many water-related activities to try, and the dolphin tour will surely be a winner. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Blue Spring State Park, where you can see manatees and alligators in their natural habitat.

3. Bahama House

Hotel

Bahama House
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Bahama House’s bright and warm interior perfectly mirrors its setting beside Daytona Beach. The view is so good that it put the pool right next to the sands. There are more stunning views to be had over your complimentary breakfast, where you can find danishes, donut holes and a pancake station. If you overdid it during the previous night’s cocktail hour, there is also a microwave and refrigerator in each guest room for restorative snacking.

4. Nautilus Inn

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Nautilus Inn
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The Nautilus Inn offers a glorious oceanfront sundeck, complete with a heated swimming pool and a whirlpool, and its rooms come with ocean views and balconies. With the world-class Daytona Beach in front of you, it’s only a short walk to the boardwalk and pier, and you’ll be in proximity to the Ocean Center (less than 2mi/3km) and Daytona International Speedway (about 8mi/13km). There’s a complimentary breakfast buffet each day to raise the energy levels.

5. Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Chain Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
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If you’re looking for accommodation that cranks it up to 11, the Hard Rock Hotel is the place to be. Here, you can party until the early hours in front of flickering firepits at Wave Terrace, the nightly stage for live music and fun. You can even order a guitar and record player for your room. There are also plenty of opportunities to wind down, with private cabanas next to the oceanfront pool and fine dining accompanied by panoramic ocean views at Sessions.

6. The Villa Inn Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Guesthouse

The Villa Inn Bed & Breakfast
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From the historical Spanish mansion exterior to the lavishly decorated themed rooms, the Villa Inn Bed and Breakfast – which sits between the Halifax River and Daytona Beach – offers something a little different. You can choose to stay in the King Juan Carlos, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus or Queen Isabella rooms. The great room is equally striking, with its baby grand piano and terracotta floors. The tropical garden, with a beachside pool and a hot tub, rounds off a B&B that’s full of character.

7. Dream Inn

Hotel

Dream Inn
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This small oceanfront motel beside Daytona Beach offers a heated pool overlooking the sea. Selected rooms come with spa baths and private balconies. It’s in a great location – the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum are within proximity. Those seeking water-based activities will find it all here, from fishing and surfing to sailing.

8. Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort

Apartment

Hawaiian Inn 238
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The Hawaiian Inn Beach Resort is right on the beach, just off South Atlantic Avenue. Its Olympic-size swimming pool has one of the largest pool decks in the city, and it also has an indoor heated pool and a children’s wading pool. Two shuffleboard courts and a nine-hole mini-golf course provide alternative ways to spend your days in the sunshine.

9. The Foxtail Estate

Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Guesthouse

The Foxtail Estate
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Owned and renovated by couple Yuri and Amira Melnichenko, this boutique B&B features beautiful grounds, making it a popular choice for weddings. The converted 19th-century building is on the National Register of Historic Places, but the interior is elegant and modern. A repurposed piano coffee bar and a designer white leather sofa are examples of fun touches that add bundles of character. From the blue-painted wooden exterior to the nearby Halifax Harbor Marina, everything about this place smacks of an Instagram classic.

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