We have been coming here since before our 3 kids were born. Its always been such a warm and relaxing vacation. Clean and fresh rooms are always the norm here. Friendly staff as well. Someone mentioned about the towels on the lounge chairs. All I can say is thats how it is there. You have to fend for yourself. The place is so popular that the chairs get filled fast. And for those guests to assume the staff should take the towels off if not being used, well what would they do with the towels, put them all in a stack? I dont think so. So the way its handled is fine with me. I do have to say, they shoud monitor the parking situation. They give you a tag to put in your car front window, showing the room your in, but not everyone uses it. So actually some of the locals have friends come over and they share the rooms. So there are times there are 2, 3 or even 4 cars for one room. I understand there are 129 rooms and 129 parking spots. So on the one weekend we were there, I had nowhere to park at all. They dont monitor the quest parking at all. And they should. Another negative we found is that they are downsizing on employees to a degree. By this I mean, there is no pool guard there all week during slow times. People come on off the beach and use the slide and chairs, kids going down the slide 2 and 3 at a time, running around, and no one there to monitor them. At least not during the week. The one pool guard, Lavonne is there usually but this year I understand she was laid off til july. They have games for the kids and some for adults as well. They used to have a coffee clutch and ice cream socials but those are gone as well. Also with the games, they have bingo at least 5 times a week, but by the time everyone gets started, the games are over in 35 minutes. All in all as I said, we love this place and been there many times in the past. We will continue to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sun Viking Lodge, located oceanfront in Daytona Beach and Florida's only winner of the 2012 Trip Advisor "Family Travel Award" for Small Hotels - offers spacious guest rooms, kitchenettes, suites and private cottages. Expect casual accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere with a beachy flip-flop ambiance! Kids love this "Unique Family Resort" featuring a 60-foot waterslide, kiddie pool, beach volleyball, basketball goal, game rooms, playground, poolside bingo and free recreation program providing beachside fun for all ages! Work out in a complimentary fitness room or jog on 23 miles of scenic beach, then relax in a sauna or an oceanfront hut tub. Enjoy indoor and outdoor heated pools, spacious oceanfront sundecks. The Sun Viking Lodge . . . a place where you are always welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Viking Hotel Daytona Beach