14 Best Hotels in Daytona Beach

Written by Bryan Dearsley
May 8, 2019

In addition to the many top attractions lining this long stretch of waterfront, visitors will find an endless variety of oceanfront hotels from which to choose. Whether you're on the lookout for luxury hotels or cheap hotels in which to stay, the best Daytona Beach resorts are never far away from the fun of the town's historic downtown district, as well as the excitement of the arcades and experiences along the Boardwalk.

Known the world over as the home of Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach has earned a reputation as one of the best places to vacation in the "Sunshine State" of Florida. In addition to its endless list of fun things to do, Daytona also boasts some 23 miles of gorgeous Atlantic beaches. Be sure to read our list of the best resorts and hotels near Daytona Beach.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Daytona Beach

1. Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

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Located in the popular Ocean Walk Village Our, top choice of luxury hotel in Daytona is the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, featuring direct access to the beach, as well as stunning views over the Atlantic from many of its rooms.

It's a big property, and consists of more than 744 accommodation options. A great choice for those wanting a high-degree of luxury are the larger suites, which come with extras including elegant Florida-themed décor, separate parlors and living rooms, handy wet bars, and spacious balconies or terraces (if available, ask for one of the elegant ground-level cabana suites).

On-site amenities include two heated outdoor swimming pools with hot tubs, a fitness center, full-service spa, convention space, and shops. There are also a variety of fun kids' activities and programs, as well as a playground for those traveling as families.

Address: 100 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

2. Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

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Owned and operated by one of the hippest brands in music-themed attractions, the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach offers a great luxury stay overlooking the beach. When booking, opt for one of the larger deluxe rooms or, better still, the "rock star" suites. In addition to superb beach views, you'll enjoy comfy beds and bedding, spacious balconies, as well as celebrity-themed décor and art. Nice added touches of these upgraded accommodations include concierge services and nightly turndown.

The guest amenities are also pretty fancy. Highlights include a full-service spa that also offers hairdressing services, a large and well-equipped fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach (plus a kids' pool), and a restaurant. Budding musicians can also request complimentary use of a guitar during their stay.

Address: 918 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

3. The Shores Resort & Spa

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Located on famous Atlantic Avenue, The Shores Resort & Spa—usually shortened to simply "the Shores Daytona"—offers quality accommodations in the heart of Daytona's bustling beachfront playground. With a modest 212 rooms and suites to choose from (many with ocean views), it never feels overly crowded, with plenty of pool terrace space—and, of course, the beach—on which to spread out and relax. In addition to great poolside dining and an on-site restaurant, guests will enjoy being pampered in the full-service spa (opt for a couples' massage).

A popular option for those needing the space (or with deeper pockets), the elegantly appointed one-bedroom suites come with plenty of living space, including separate seating and dining areas, great little kitchenettes with full fridges and a microwave, large bathrooms with robes, and furnished private balconies.

Address: 2637 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Accommodation: The Shores Resort & Spa

4. The Black Dolphin Inn

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Set in one of the oldest surviving heritage buildings in Daytona, the exquisite Black Dolphin Inn offers no end of luxury for those wanting a memorable Florida vacation. Boasting lavish décor and world-class amenities, it's a great spot for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Highlights of a stay include the chance to kick back and relax in the hotel's attractive courtyards and poolside, pull up a chair on the beach, or dangle your feet off the dock.

And with just 14 individually decorated and extremely elegant rooms, it's certainly an intimate affair. Popular choices include the spacious Honeymoon Suite, or the bright corner one-bedroom unit with its separate seating area, spacious glass-tiled bathroom, and a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. A posh penthouse suite is also available. (Some pet-friendly units can be booked, but check when making a reservation.)

Address: 916 S Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Accommodation: The Black Dolphin Inn

5. The Daytona, Autograph Collection

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Brought to you by one of the leading luxury hotel brands, The Daytona, Autograph Collection is a great new location that's perfectly situated close to top attractions, including the Daytona International Speedway and the beach. It's also conveniently located near Daytona Beach International Airport. This race car-themed location offers plenty of references to the sport, from the authentic vehicles in its lobby to the décor of its public spaces and rooms. The amenities are also great and include a restaurant, gift shop, fitness center, and large outdoor swimming pool.

Spacious and bright, the rooms feature quality beds, pull-out couches, work desks, min-fridges, and 55-inch HDTVs. Upgrade options include units with separate living areas, leather furniture, large bathrooms, and balconies.

Address: 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: The Daytona, Autograph Collection

6. The Plaza Resort & Spa

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Hosting Daytona vacationers for some 125-plus years, The Plaza Resort & Spa continues to offer its guests countless reasons to return time and again. Located steps away from the Boardwalk and the beach—and an easy walk from the resort town's most popular attractions and things to do—The Plaza consists of 323 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. In addition to comfortable pillow-top beds and bedding, you can expect to be greeted with complimentary bottled water, a coffee machine, microwave, mini fridge, and large screen TV.

In addition to its easy beach access, guests can enjoy three restaurants, a spa and hair salon facility, business center, fitness center, and a shop. Outside fun includes a heated outdoor swimming pool with a large terrace area, fire pits, beach volleyball, and basketball hoops. A nice touch is the provision of bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Address: 600 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: The Plaza Resort & Spa

7. Hyatt Place Daytona Beach - Oceanfront

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One of Daytona's most popular Boardwalk hotels, the elegant Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront has much to commend it. The hotel consists of 143 well-appointed, bright, and roomy units—each with a view of the water. Guests enjoy the resort's comfortable beds, its spacious bathrooms, and living areas with pull-out couches. Other notable features include HDTVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and private balconies. Some pet-friendly units are also available, but be sure to inquire when making your reservation.

Notable amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a good-sized heated outdoor swimming pool, a full-service spa, on-site dining, and a business center. Free on-site parking is also available.

Address: 3161 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Accommodation: Hyatt Place Daytona Beach-Oceanfront

8. Bahama House

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Located close to Daytona's top attractions and its bustling downtown area, Bahama House is a great choice for those seeking a pleasant oceanfront stay. Along with great on-site amenities including a heated outdoor swimming pool with a large terrace and hot tub, the hotel includes a great breakfast (and free cookies!) with your stay. Laundry facilities are also available.

While the hotel's standard ocean-view guest rooms are well worth checking out—they come with a furnished balcony, mini-fridge, and a microwave—why not go whole hog and book the penthouse suite? In addition to its great views over the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, this large, elegantly decorated unit comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, a dining and living room, as well as a separate bedroom with its own HDTV.

Address: 2001 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Bahama House

9. Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona Beach on the Ocean

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Another great Boardwalk-area hotel worth considering is the Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona Beach on the Ocean. In addition to being just steps away from the beach, you'll enjoy relaxing poolside (there's also an indoor pool) on the large sun terrace, as well as partaking in a little alfresco dining on the restaurant's oceanfront patio. Other notable amenities include a business center, meeting space, fitness center, and laundry facilities.

Come bedtime, your suite delivers plenty of room in which to spread out. Spacious and well-appointed, each suite comes with a separate living area with a pullout sofa bed, a dining table, mini-fridge, microwave, and very roomy bathrooms.

Address: 930 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Holiday Inn & Suites Daytona Beach on the Ocean

10. Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection

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Those wanting a great family vacation a little farther away from the hustle and bustle of Daytona should consider a stay at an oceanfront Ormond beach hotel. If this sounds like you, head straight to Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection. Here, you'll enjoy brightly decorated rooms and suites ranging in size from couple-friendly studios to larger one- and two-bedroom oceanfront units featuring large kitchens, laundry facilities, large living areas, and spacious balconies.

Notable amenities include an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool, an adjacent hot tub, and direct beach access. Handy barbecues are also available for guest use. Also available is a well-equipped fitness center, volleyball court, shuffleboard, games room, snack bar, and gift shop.

Address: 621 S. Atlantic Ave, Ormond Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection

Best Hotels near Daytona Speedway

1. Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA BLVD

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Located just minutes away from Daytona International Speedway, Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA is a great choice for NASCAR fans, who also want to be able to access the many other fun activities and top attractions available in the area (it's also just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World). In addition to a large, heated, outdoor swimming pool and on-site restaurants (room service is also available), guests have access to 24-hour fitness and business centers, and ample meeting rooms.

The rooms are bright and clean, with quality beds, fixtures, and bedding. Standard features include granite counters in the spacious bathrooms, large HDTVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. A number of larger suites well-suited to families are also available.

Address: 137 Automall Cir, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA BLVD

2. Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport

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Another great location close to Daytona speedway, the Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport is a great choice for those wanting a good quality, high-end vacation or getaway just minutes away from the region's key attractions and points of interest (as its name suggests, it's less than a mile from Daytona International Speedway and minutes away from the airport, too). Not that you'll want to venture too far, as the hotel offers a large, heated outdoor swimming pool; a fitness center (open 24-hours); plus event space.

If you're planning an extended stay, opt for one of the larger suites. These very spacious units come with everything that's needed for a great vacation, including fully-equipped kitchens with stoves, fridges, and dishwashers, plus adjoining separate living and dining areas. (The delivered newspapers are a nice touch, as is the inclusion of a grocery shopping service.)

Address: 1725 Richard Petty Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport

Best Budget Hotels in Daytona Beach

1. Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel

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Although one of the top-rated cheap hotels in Daytona, Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel offers the same excellent views over Daytona Beach as many of its much more expensive neighbors along famed Atlantic Avenue. When not on the beach, you'll no doubt be relaxing in or next to the property's oceanfront pool, or enjoying a meal at the aptly named Poolside Café (there's also a heated indoor pool, too). Other amenities of note include a business center and a fitness room.

The guest rooms are clean and well-appointed and come in a variety of sizes. A popular choice are the larger suites, which come with spacious furnished balconies, full kitchens (fridge, stove, and dishwasher included), plenty of living space, and a dining table. A two-room unit is also available.

Address: 1398 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accommodation: Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel

2. Atlantic Shores Motel

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Ranked as one of Daytona's top cheap motels, Atlantic Shores Motel offers a great deal of comfort and quality for those seeking budget accommodations close to the beach (it's just across the road). Rooms are clean and bright and recently refurbished, and they come in a choice of king or queen beds. Included is a large TV, roomy bathroom, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Parking is also available on-site.

Address: 3720 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Accommodation: Atlantic Shores Motel

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