If you stayed here before you'll be disappointed
First of all, one thing that hasn't changed is the staff. Overall they were outstanding as always. However, the hotel has changed ownership and some things are not the same as they were. First of all,... more
First of all, one thing that hasn't changed is the staff. Overall they were outstanding as always. However, the hotel has changed ownership and some things are not the same as they were. First of all, the famous Happy Hour is gone. This alone would be enough for me to find somewhere else. But additionally, what used to be a good breakfast is now nothing more than Hampton Inn quality swill. Nothing is prepared fresh. Fruit is in cans. It was a big disappointment.
The pool is great. Because this is an older hotel, it is larger than most and is 8 feet deep at one end. The Tiki Bar (which is only open during 'warm weather') is nice, but if you're over 5' 5", be sure to duck when you go to sit down.
This used to be a great place to stay, something beyond a typical Best Western. But now that's all it is - a typical Best Western. The main thing it has going for it is that it is on the beach. Main Street is 2.5 miles away, so walking there is not much of an option.
Won't be going back. less
Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Our complimentary breakfast is something our guests typically rave about, we apologize that we missed the mark during your stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed our pool and our proximity to the beach. Daytona Beach offers a variety of ride share services that do frequent our resort so guests can patron our area restaurants and attractions. We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your 5 star rating, we hope you will give us another try on a future visit to the area.