BEST WESTERN Hotel Aku Tiki Inn,  Daytona Beach

4.5/5  - based on 863 guest reviews.
2225 S Atlantic Avenue, 32118-5007, Daytona Beach, United States - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Complimenary newspaper in lobby
    Complimenary newspaper in lobby
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Stay at this family owned and operated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located on the "World's Most Famous Beach". Welcome to the newly-renovated Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located directly on the white sand beaches of Daytona Beach. This family friendly hotel offers the best in customer service for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will be conveniently near the Ocean Center Convention Center, Daytona International Speedway and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. The BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn proudly offers 132 spaciously appointed guest rooms each complete with cable satellite television with HBO®, microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy dining at Traders, the onsite full service restaurant. This Daytona Beach hotel's additional amenities include an Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, volleyball and basketball court and numerous children's activities. Business guests will appreciate the meeting facilities accommodating up to 80 guests and limited business services. The BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn is close to a variety of outdoor activities and attractions and frequently hosts guests attending the the Daytona 500, Bikeweek, Biketoberfest, Coke Zero 400, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Budweiser Shootout and the Gatorade Duel. This hotel is also near many area golf courses and tennis courts. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Daytona Beach, make a reservation at this Daytona Beach hotel today!

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BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn,Daytona Beach
  • 5
    « Great hotel and staff »

    We had a great stay at this hotel, the room was clean and nice, the bed was comfy and the pillows were great. Free hot breakfast with waffles, pancakes, eggs, sausages, potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, bread for toast, juice, and coffee. Hot and tasty! And in the early evening the hotel serves free drinks!! The pool area is well cared for and the beach is lovely; the sand is clean and very soft. The staff is very friendly and helpful and very personable. They are in the middle of a big renovation at this time and when done it will be very nice. This was our first visit, but will not be our last.

    5
    « Incredible Rooms, Wonderful Staff!!!! »

    I stayed for the first time at the Aku Tiki in August of 2016 on vacation with my in-laws. We had reserved 3 rooms for a week and they gave us a great rate, especially for the value! Not only was the buffet breakfast nice and hot as well as delicious but they give free drinks from 5:30 till 6:30 at the restaurant that is attached called Trader's Restaurant. The pool was nice and warm because it is heated, very clean and huge which was great for us adults to swim and still have room for young kids to splash around without getting in each others' way. I will DEFINITELY stay again. The beds were more comfortable than my own and the views are outstanding. Finally, the staff is the friendliest and most accommodating I have ever met! I was always met with a smile whether it was at the front desk or by housekeeping. They knew the area and had great recommendations for fun and dining. A MUST STAY AT DAYTONA BEACH!!

    3
    « Has potential »

    We had a gift certificate for this property and took a weekend "stay-cation". As mentioned in other reviews, the property is undergoing construction but since we we there on a weekend, it didn't really impact our stay. The rooms are standard fare and needs the renovation that is scheduled for the upcoming months. Our room was clean and had a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. We had a great view of the pool and beach from our balcony.The pool area itself has been nicely updated and the water was a pleasant 80 degrees. A nice bonus was the free hot breakfast buffet included in the room rate. Plenty of choices for everyone including make your own Belgian waffle station. There was also a nightly cocktail hour where you had your choice of drinks from the bar. The sign stated one per person but we were invited to have more if we wanted. The staff was awesome! Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. I believe once the renovations are complete this will be a solid 4 star plus hotel.

    3
    « Under Construction! »

    We didn't get the room we requested/reserved due to construction. The balconies were being removed from lot of rooms and we weren't made aware that our request would not be honored. The free breakfast is "average", same choices as most hotels. Sausage gravy was like water on biscuits, not edible. Eggs overcooked, but hey, it was free. If you are looking for toast and coffee you are in luck. The free cocktails at happy hour were a nice bonus even if it was hard to taste any alcohol in our drinks. The heated pool was too cool for our liking to swim in but on a warm, sunny day it might be okay. Great access to the beach and convenient to area attractions.

    3
    « Major construction should have been told this when booking! »

    November visit... major renovations going on which is good...but very noisy, dirty, and cluttered halls. Should have been told when booking room that major renovations are now under way. Jack hammer tearing off balconies begins every weekday morning at 8:55. Last day of visit left room early to avoid, got settled by the pool and they were chain sawing down major bushes around lower level rooms of pool area. Last day, came out of room and our entire hall was full of mattresses and furnishing from every room that wasn't booked on our floor. They should not occupy rooms on a floor they are working on. Poor management decisions on this visit, with no regard for the paying customers that were there. I understand it is off season and best time...so give a reduced rate or free future night stay for inconvenience, or be up front when taking current reservations. Felt very deceived and we are repeat customers.

    5
    « really nice place »

    We stayed only two nights. While the hotel did show it's age a little it was very comfortable. The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was really great and helpful answering any question we had. the pool is large and really nice and clean. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

    5
    « Super Friendly People »

    We stay here 2 times a year. One week in the spring, and 2 weeks in the fall. The people are the most accommodating and the friendliest people I have met in a long time. They go out of their way to make your stay a pleasure. The building is old but they are trying to remodel in some ways.

    5
    « cocktails on the balcony overlooking the ocean »

    This is a great hotel to choose when you are in the Daytona Beach area. It offers so much for children and adults alike. The pool is a good size and therefore we were able to do our lengths...most pools are too small to do that. Lisa, on the front desk is absolutely amazing. She is so willing to help with ANYTHING that you would need. You would not be disappointed with this resort.

    5
    « Wonderful front desk ! »

    We made reservations 3 months before our stay. Have been here before, so know the property. When confirming the reservation we were facing the parking lot... talked to Robyn and she was oh so very nice and changed our room to poolside. Robyn was a very kind and friendly person to talk too! Thank you so much for making our stay special!! Linda Coon

    4
    « Vacation 2016 »

    From making my Reservations - Thank you Ms Lisa for making it such an easy process and for all you do. For the Fantastic employees that we dealt with - thanks to all of you for making this a great vacation

  • 5
    « Awesome Getaway »

    Stayed 2 nights.Mini vacation for me . Oceanfront room.Great view.Rooms are clean and recently renovated . Restaurant food affordable and good quality. FREE big full breakfast is nice touch as is daily Happy Hour with complimentary beer AND mixed drinks.Convenient to Pier and shopping.

    3
    « very expensive for what's it worth »

    Location is great and nice view of the ocean. Could use a major update. Breakfast needs a major update. First day I was met with a cockroach in the room. Afterwards I heard about more customers had the same problem. Last day of our stay, room was not cleaned, beds not made. Only changed the towels. Cleaning personal left cleaning cloth on refrigerator. Pretty sure it was not the same person who cleaned the prior days, as the room was always cleaned nicely. Very pricy stay for 4 nights, compared to other best western I stayed in the past. Will not consider this hotel again.

    5
    « overnight get away »

    Wonderful hotel. Being renovated and would highly recommend to those looking for a reasonably priced and clean place to stay. Be sure to sign up for Best Western Rewards. Right on the water and very close to many attractions in the Daytona Beach area. Not far from Disney World Parks, and many places to check out in the vicinity. Friendly staff and the food is great.

    5
    « Mini 1 night vacation... »

    Chelsea checks us in super quick with a smile on her face. Room was good light bulb out on one of the lights and a little dusty. Was a little sad that my husband and I could not enjoy the night view because of the light from the neighboring hotel. The pool was wonderful. Nice little mini vacation.

    5
    « Wonderful »

    Airline delay prompted us to stay one more night in Daytona beach shores. The best western was an option as long as we rented our own car for the day. We are so pleased we did. The Aku Tiki was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The staff were so friendly, the property spotless and beautiful. Free drink at happy hour and free breakfast. Oceanfront with music from the Tiki Bar at the pool all afternoon. Great stay!!

    5
    « Best Motel »

    the Auki Tiki is a wonderful place to stay in Daytona Beach. the lay out of the hotel is good for families, and still have areas for those who do not want to be bothered with noisey children. The restaurant and room service has good options and prices. Free breakfast. Internet quality is good as well. t's convenient to all attractions.

    4
    « Great place for a vacation »

    Excellent staff, great breakfast, superior location, lots to do. Located right on the ocean, plenty for children to keep occupied. Lots of find places to eat nearby. Plenty of parking. We would stay here again without hesitation.

    5
    « Fun and Sun by the ocean »

    Great room right on the ocean with a million dollar view. The hotel staff caters to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable with attention to making you feel special. Hotel is currently going through upgrades to make the decor even more beautiful.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    My sister and I stayed there while visiting our father. The staff was friendly and went out of there way to help you. Met many people there that have been returning year after year..which says a lot for the place. Some construction going on this year, a little noisy at times but it will be worth it in the end. Great stay

    5
    « Beach weekend getaway »

    My son, girlfriend, and I stayed the night here just last night September 24th. Had a fantastic time from check in to check out! Every staff member we met was courteous and super friendly. Made us feel welcome and doated on our 4 year old so well! He had a blast as well! Great pool as well as very comfortable and clean rooms! Great hot breakfast included just missed the bacon lol. Wonderful beach view and super easy access to the beach. I can't say enough how great they all were and the building and rooms. Coy pond with beautiful fish and a friendly big turtle in it :)! Well decorated inside as well as out :). Just look for the giant tiki head and you're there lol. Great restaurant inside as well. Wanted to give a special shout out to the front desk ladies that checked us in especially Chelsea!!!

  • 3
    « "Daytona Beach, Fla. Trip" »

    Overall we really enjoyed this hotel and the amenities it offered. Pros: Very comfortable beds, nice overall size room, great swimming pool area, tiki bar was a plus, happy hour w/complimentary beverages was a plus, loved the beach access and the breakfast was better than most. Cons: Bathrooms are very small, carpet in room was dirty, air conditioner never really seemed to cool the room and was loud during the night, roaches and other misc bugs in bathroom and on ceiling in the room and the microwave needed cleaning before we could use it. Terry at check-in was as nice as she could be and very accommodating and showed real interest in us having a great trip. I think we would visit this hotel again but would like to see them invest in some exterminating and a hot tub would be a major plus.

    5
    « My happy place »

    I have been going here for 5 years on vacation. Every year the hotel gets better. The staff is phenomenal. The same people are there year after year, which says something. The attached restaurant has delicious food & I don't think you'll find a better free breakfast. The pool area is so beautiful & peaceful. Best place ever.

    5
    « Bestwestern Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach, Florida »

    The room I stayed in 303 was clean and pleasant, the only small issue was the bath. The tub drained slow and also there appeared to have been some sort of water leak above the tub by the shower head. I also understand the hotel is under renovation, Not a deal breaker I will stay here again in the future. Extremely large, deep, clean, pool with bar service. And direct access to the beach a big plus. Ward was extremely helpful in securing my reservation, making sure my allowed discounts were applied properly. A BIG THANK YOU to him. The Ladies at check in and checkout, Sorry I can't remember their names, were also extremely helpful and caring. Thank you to them also. GREAT STAFF. Breakfast was good, hot, with standard items, Staff was efficient and made sure items were continually stocked. A third waffle maker would be helpful during peak times, I also was not crazy about the turkey sausage offering.

    5
    « Our trip to Daytona Beach, Fla. »

    The Best Western Aku Tiki is an excellent hotel. Clean, comfortable rooms, free breakfast, which is wonderful. Not just pastries. Eggs, sausage, home fries, waffles, french toast. Anything you could want. They also have a Manager's special every afternoon which is also free. Would HIGHLY recommend!!

    5
    « Best Beach Weekend »

    My girlfriends and I plan an annual "girls' beach weekend" every year, and this year we decided to book a room here because of a Groupon deal we found. Best decision EVER. Here's why: -- Complimentary cocktail hour (1 drink per guest; tip the bartender) from 5:30-6:30 nightly. -- Complimentary hot breakfast buffet until 10 a.m. (We didn't show up until around 9:40 and there still was plenty of food: eggs, sausage, grits, bagels, danishes, etc.) -- Benson's Tiki Bar: Benson is the bartender by the pool, and he offers a variety of yummy frozen cocktails (I recommend the "Dead Lizard.") He's also the poolside DJ, and he played a little bit of everything (pop, classic rock, oldies), which we very much enjoyed. -- General layout of the outside area: The main pool is pretty big, and there's a kiddie pool adjacent to it. Plenty of lounge chairs, and tables equipped with umbrellas for those wanting some shade. They have noodles available by the tiki bar for your floating pleasure. There's also a grassy "lounge" area just beyond the tiki bar on your way to the beach that has some chairs and tables as well. -- Games: Ping pong, shuffleboard and cornhole (by request). -- Very friendly staff. -- Lots of restaurants and bars within a 10-minute radius. -- Uber-friendly area. Because of the wonderful experience we had, we are definitely coming back. Highly recommend!

    5
    « Favorite hotel »

    My friend & I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend while attending the Country 500 3-day music festival. Loved this hotel!!! Stayed here 3 different times during my double trips to FL this summer. Was at this hotel for 10 nights total. Location to the beach & ocean is wonderful!! Daily happy hour is great!! Breakfast went from fair to greatly improved. Staff is friendly too!! I'll be back!! Found my happy place!! :)

    5
    « Florida Vacation »

    Hotel was very nice. Good breakfast and happy hourt. Would stay there again in a heart beat. Was close to everything you need. Staff helped me with our luggage and was there if we needed anything taken care of. The ladies at the front desk when we checked in could not have been more helpful.

    5
    « Great location for relaxing holiday »

    The location is great-easy to get to any place on A1A. Hotel staff are very friendly and said hello every time thy saw us as well as asking how we were. Many staff were able to give ideas on what to see in the area. The hotel is clean everywhere. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom (very important to me) was spotless. Housekeeping asked if it was ok to do the room. Breakfast was better than we expected-biscuits and gravy, turkey sausage as well as pork sausage, scrambled eggs, waffles, cold and hot cereal, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea, fruit and yogurt. There is a free drink between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Food was great and reasonably priced in the bar/restaurant. The pool was the biggest and cleanest we have been in. The manager is accessible and willing to talk. Awesome place to stay!

    4
    « Very Nice Vacation »

    Nice room, plenty of room, clean room, beautiful view, awesome pool. Wonderful breakfast and happy hour! I would recommend this hotel to family, friends and co-workers. I liked the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendly service. Lots of excellent places to eat close by.

    5
    « Hotel has everything you need »

    good location on beach, extra large clean pool, room amentities are awesome. restaurant on site is a plus-reasonable and good variety. breakfast is a plus. staff is pleasant and cheerful. overall, a good clean establishment recommended to me and have stayed twice since then

  • 5
    « great hotel ex location very friendly and helpful staff »

    You will be glad you chose this hotel. The pool is very large and very clean. It is very easy to get to the beach in front of the hotel. The parking lot is very large. The beds a very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful..

    5
    « Good oceanfront hotel. »

    Our 3 days family vacation was good. This place have a lot of good going but also needs some improvements. Room was great. We had 2nd floor room which had the side ocean view. Our room was spacious; 2 tables (office and dining,) big bathroom, alot of closet space and a de-humidifier. The room, bathroom and beds were very clean. Our room included kitchenette as well. Fridge was bigger than usual hotel size. Cupboards had all nessesry kitchens utensils to acomeadate 4 people; pots, pens, cups, forks, spoons, can opener, dish soap as well as plenty of pantry space. Balcony was a definite plus because it's a perfect place to hang wet swimming suites. Breakfast is better than usual hotel fare with a little more options to pick from. Also they switch some food items from day to day. We found very convenient that breakfast ends at 10am. The manager's happy hour at the bar from 5:30pm to 6:30pm was plesent surprise. All you need is a hotel room key to get mixed drink. You can only pick a two ingredients mix. Having a grossery store across the street was a big plus. There is direct beach access from the pool area as well. Now for the things that could use improvements. The laundry facility on the property is quite lacking. Only 2 dryers available and they were busy every time I checked. Very inconvenient for a beach vacation. As a result you will see most of the balconies hanging swimming gear to dry. The biggest complaint by far was the staff. It felt like there was a serious lack in training. Front desk personal is not friendly or inviting . Staff in the pool don't care about convince of the guests. It seemed like every time you talk to them you were asking for a favor. I would definitely recommend this place. The hotel is located in a great location and has very reasonable price and a great set of amenities.

    5
    « Son's birthday weekend »

    We had a blast! We checked in with the sweet lady at the desk advised that we had a 2nd floor room with a pool and beach view (room 212). It was our son's 7th birthday. The Manager free-happy hour is great. Be sure to tip a buck a drink-they all work hard for you. The pool was SUPER clean with lots of fresh towels. The breakfast buffet is nice and has a make -yourself-waffles. Free as well, so throw a few dollars in the tip jar, they work hard and keep it filled up. It was a good weekend! Thanks

    4
    « A little too crowded, but updated and clean! »

    Friendly staff, clean, efficient rooms and free hot breakfast every morning. Can't ask for more! The housekeeper was reminding me of what I needed! She is so sweet too bad I forgot her name! We stayed 8/9-8/13 in room 102 oceanfront. It's a really decent hotel with people that care about your enjoyment and comfort.

    5
    « Remarkable enjoyment! »

    From check - in to check - out our stay was amazing! Each & every staff member was beyond exceptional, & we fully enjoyed the lounge area & pool. Thank you so very much for a welcomed stay. The parking was better than anticipated, & our view from the room of the sunset's & sunrises were amazing. During our stay we were absolutely shocked that this hotel offered a free happy hour which was made even more exceptional by the bartender named Neal!

    5
    « Fantastic Staff »

    This staff was the best and most polite of any hotel I've ever stayed in!!! I've stayed in "4 star hotels" that did not have a staff as nice as this. This place is wonderful. The pool and tiki area is a great place to hang out for an afternoon. Breakfast was terrific. Our room had a great view of the ocean. And being right I the beach was great. Now, I'm not going to lie, the physical hotel itself was a little dated. However, it was extremely clean. Certainly no problems there. I would definitely come back. No question.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    Wanted a weekend getaway. Picked Aku Tiki Inn after reading reviews We are now among those that will book this location in the future. We had an ocean front, large room that had air that blew cold!!! Beds were comfortable and enjoyed the free breakfast and happy hour. We also noticed that anytime you passed a staff member, from house keeping to maintanence, they always said hello and how are you. Keep up the good work !

    3
    « It was a ok »

    The room is dated and the balcony could have had outdoor carpet or grass to make it feel and look better. The restaurant was better than expected and the food was really good. It was a little pricey. I would stay only if I had a great discount.

    5
    « Best hotel on the beach »

    The rooms are kept clean and beautiful. The staff zre wonderful. They offer a great free delicious breakfast. The beach is awesome. My husband and I stay here when we're in town. Yes we will be back soon!!!!!!!!!!

    5
    « Family and friendly »

    Very clean and organized, love the location and the staff free wifi and breakfast and parking. The beach is very clean and gorgeous , I was fishing in the morning with my kids . The pool is clean and new and there is a happy hour in the bar . Every thing is available around you . I will come back for sure .

  • 5
    « The True Daytona Beach Vacation Experience »

    The Aku Tiki is, and has always been, a wonderful choice for a family vacation or a quick weekend away. You can not beat the amount of wonderful amenities and the quality of the rooms for the price any other place in the area. It is always a pleasure to walk into the lovely lobby and be greeted by the staff we see year after year. That in itself speaks volumes about the hotel and management of the Best Western Aku Tiki. Ten Stars and a Standing Ovation - OPM Loves the Tiki!

    5
    « Jill Roller »

    The weekend of July 29-31, we decided at the last minute to take a trip to Daytona Beach. We chose the Aku Tiki because of the pool and beach. We were ever so happy with this wonderful hotel. The staff was terriffic, the daily free breakfast was delicious, and the cocktail hour during our visit was very nice! Our room was great (#218), overlooking the pool and also had a beautiful ocean view. We had a most enjoyable visit and look forward to staying soon again.

    3
    « It is what it is, enjoy it! »

    Don't expect any luxury here (even though it wasn't cheap) and don't be too fussy, that's the best way to enjoy this place. Like most of Daytona Beach it's pretty tired and run down, but great fun. Pool is lively, full of people with beer-in-hand (myself included). You can cross the street to the local 7-eleven and stock up, order pizzas, etc. Very relaxed and easy going. Staff are friendly - I was just upset that our room wasn't properly serviced for 2 days. Hotel is on the beach, a great beach! The pool bar is awesome and the guy behind the bar looks like he's been there a while, serving up some great cocktails. Rooms are spacious and pretty decent.

    4
    « When in Daytona Stay at Tiki »

    My wife and I stay at the Best Western Aku Tikii Inn every time we are in Daytona. At least once a year for a week at a time. The staff at the hotel is the best I have ever been around. Every room has a ocean view and the pool is fantastic. The one hour happy hour is a great bonus. We began each day with a visit to the workout room and a swim in the pool....A walk on the beach was how we finished followed by some fine dinning Great Place.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We only stayed one night but wished we could have stayed more. Our room was nice and clean and the beds were comfortable. Booked a room with 2 queens and asked for a king when we got there but the clerk told us they mostly have families stay and so they dont have as many rooms with king beds. That makes sense and worked out ok. I didnt have to fight my husband for the blankets! The ocean view room was amazing, i love to sit out on the balcony. We hit the happy hour which was a surprise. There was an extremely long line as everybody else wanted their free drink as well but the bartended did an excellent job of moving the line along very quickly and managed to do it with a very friendly attitude. Overall it was a great stay, i really couldnt think of anything we were disappointed in.

    5
    « Terry is amazing! »

    I just booked a room with Terry over the phone and her customer service is the best I've ever encountered! She patiently answered all my questions and made great suggestions. I haven't started my vacation yet, but I already know I'm going to have a great time!

    5
    « Loved It!!! »

    My husband and I and our 6 year old stayed here for the weekend, and everything was wonderful. We were on the 4th floor. The room had a stove top, microwave and fridge. The room was spacious and the view was perfection. The front desk staff were all very helpful and always friendly. The pool area was great. The hotel even provides toys for the kids to play with in the pool. Housekeepers did a wonderful job! The breakfast area was nice, the staff very attentive, but the food was just ok; free though, so okay is still pretty good. The kid activities were an added bonus. The lady that did the face panting was very nice and great with the little ones. The only downside is with the location of the hotel. There's not a lot of shops within a safe walking distance considering traffic is crazy. But all the positives that's a small thing. You can walk places, you just have to really watch traffic

    3
    « It was an OK place »

    The room was very dated and the beds were uncomfortable. The pool was nice and there was plenty of chairs to relax and enjoy the sun. The breakfast was not very good and they served the same soggy stuff everyday. The happy hour was nice and they had drinks for both adults and kids. We usually stay at the El Caribe which is nearby but we wanted to try something new but it was not worth it. I guess its like they say if its not broken then don't fix it.

    5
    « Always a pleasure staying at the Aku Tiki »

    My family and I have stayed here a few times. Always a pleasant stay. Clean, friendly staff, and they have breakfast every morning. Their lunch and dinner at Traders restaurant is pretty good as well. We will be returning in the future when we come back to Daytona !!

    4
    « Fun time w family »

    Our 2nd time here with our twin 13 year old boys. Super friendly staff! Was fully booked this weekend, we got here late and weren't able to get a room facing pool:( bummed as we really enjoy that lively atmosphere...but our room was nice on the 5th floor w an ocean view. The pool area is so fun w music, basketball courts, bar, shuffle board, ping pong..etc Ocean front w awesome beaches. Was awesome to be able to drive our jeep out and park in front of hotel ($10.00 fee) Rooms a little dated, but really clean and the tiki decor works! Wish they had more than one elevator tho...although the stairs worked out when we didn't want to wait. We will be back!

  • 4
    « spring break 2016 »

    booked last minute and was pretty much the only thing left that was beach front so I didn't even do much research I traveled with a friend , honestly we were hoping was a party resort , it was not , there were a lot of families , now it was inconvenient for me and my friend , but for people looking for a family spot is definitely a great choice , nice pools , very decent restaurant and most rooms have ocean view , decent location as well

    5
    « A Well Run Property »

    A very attentive staff agreeable to any reasonable requests. Clean rooms and a maintenance staff that is always on the move. I made a very casual remark to one of the staff regarding a very minor hose issue, About 20 minutes later I happened to pass by and the issue was resolved. They really care here and it shows. You'll like it here.

    5
    « Honeymoon Again! »

    This hotel is still great! We had a lovely room with a great little kitchen area facing the pool and the ocean. We started each chilly day with a great free breakfast buffet and every evening with free happy hour drinks complements of the hotel! The weather outside was extremely chilly - 55 degrees for a high, but with the hotel amenities and wonderful staff we still enjoyed ourselves. I love Florida and will come back to this spot again and again. Are there some issues? Of course, everyplace has some little things, but your stay is what you make of it and we had a great time. Thank you Aku Tiki staff!

    5
    « Best Motel »

    We have always stayed at this location now inr our 29th year. We have seen alot of changes each year and they are great changes. We have special memories with my youngest learning to walk at the motel.

    5
    « Awesome stay »

    Just had an awesome stay at the best western we stayed 5 nights, traveled from Illinois where do i start the front desk staff was great very cordial and letting me check in couple hours early which was nice more time to enjoy, the rooms are clean the house keeping staff is very attentative to your needs the rooms were clean I know they work hard to maintain rooms clean that's y I tried too to maintain the room clean and bed having the staff get towels and pick up trash only what little there might have been. I like the fact also that the maintenance staff were there as well to take up tasks that may arise around the building outside and inside, they do a great job maintaining the pool which looks great nice and warm and very clean I just loved the pool, the tiki bar plays music to your hearts content the bartender does a good job of mixing up the music which is kool let me continue the traders restaurant is where breakfast is served and breakfast is great every morning you have a variety of options to pick and choose from it also helps not having to go out and spend on breakfast unless you want but I enjoyed breakfast every morning while there the hotel has a happy hour in the afternoon and give complimentary drinks at traders. We also had dinner there and it was very good I hope Im not missing anything overall the best western has accommodated me in every way I believe they figured out every possible area that they can accommodate so kudos to a job well done to every dept. Thats makes the best western what it is and much continued success, you just gained a loyal guest that will definitely be returning thanks for the great stay. PS. the bad part is having to leave.

    5
    « Not one of my better experiences at this hotel »

    Let me start out by saying we love the Aku Tiki Inn and have been coming here for decades. The facilities are always well maintained and the staff couldn't be nicer. It's one of the best resorts on Daytona Beach and our personal favorite. This last trip we stayed 10 nights and while overall satisfied, there were a couple of things that could've been handled better. Normally we get a great housekeeper who keeps us well stocked with towels, cups, coffee, soap, etc. I don't believe our sheets were changed once in 10 days and there were never enough towels or cups. I had to go to the front desk after there were zero cups left or soap or shampoo, or ask another housekeeper for them. The housekeeper also said she'd report a burned out light in our bathroom which never got changed and the staff could never get the phone in the room to work. We had a great dinner in the restaurant our first night. The menu was new and the food and service was very good. It was also great being able to order food from the bar at the pool without having to get dressed or go inside. That weekend, the kitchen lost power and it didn't come back on for several days. It was inconvenient having to leave the hotel grounds for meals and I know a lot of families with kids were disappointed when they didn't get their hot breakfasts. We're still looking forward to coming back again. Thank you Aku Tiki for listening.

    5
    « ENJOYABLE STAY »

    Everything was excellent except for the toilet was extremely close to the floor which made it hard to use. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, especially the Housekeeper on the 1st. floor for room 105 named Karen. Thanks, Robert Hayes

    1
    « AWESOME STAY AGAIN!!!! »

    we got here on Tuesday, went to the pool which was so clean and nice, the service here is the BEST!! my granddaughter got sunburned on her face on Wed and was crying and Benson from the tiki bar put aloe on her face which stop her from crying quickly, this was so sweet, and steven always said "hello" when he saw you. the pool was cleaned daily and our room were cleaned daily, Bonnie our maid was awesome and so friendly we always come back and stay in the same rooms because of this. my only complaint was there was a church group and they kept us up for the first three days of our trip they were disrespectful and loud, a church group with horrible parents,in charge we have stayed at other hotels and experienced this and we never go back to those hotels we have never had experienced this at aku tiki but from now on I will ask about it before I book.WE love staying here and tell everyone how great it is, but if these groups are there you will want to go somewhere else. the church kids are rude and loud with no respect for others. I messed up the rating I give this hotel a 5 star rating

    5
    « Another Wonderful visit »

    We've been staying here for over 7 years and they continue to improve. This year we could only stay for a few days due to our schedule. They totaled remodeled the decor, carpeting even in the rooms. The staff are still great and know us by name. They continue to have more activities for the kids. Benson has the scavenger hunt and on Saturdays they have a lady that does glitter tattoos. Benson also has floats, boogie boards and other floating devices for the kids.The breakfast is great and they don't run out before the time limit. The restaurant, Traders, has stepped it up this year with new menu items. Over all just a great place.

    4
    « Vacation 2016 »

    We had drove all night long for 10 hours. We were exhausted and ready for a bed. We arrived at 8am. Our room wasn't ready till 12:30. Which check out isn't till 11am so that was understandable but still was a long wait with 2 tired cranky kids. After we finally got settled in everything was great. Our room was clean and the housekeepers on the 3rd floor were super nice and helpful. The guy that brought towels and linen up to the housekeepers was super nice he always said good morning and very personable. The staff at the front desk could sure take lessons from him. He is defiantly managment materiel. The air conditioner wasn't the coldest. It needs some improvement. The view, the pool, the grounds, elevators, and continental breakfast was awesome.... we had a ball at our stay. Thanks.....

  • 5
    « Incredible stay »

    We have wanted to stay at the Auku Tiki for many years and we finally made it there. I was highly impressed with this older but very well maintained hotel. Our first interaction was with the outstanding staff at check in. The front desk lady was so polite and truly made you feel welcomed. She went above what you would expect to make sure that you were informed of the activities and ameneties as well as gave us a very great room. We loved the big pool and tiki bar. The music and service by Benson the bartender was awesome. Our room had a nice comfy bed, mini fridge and microwave. We also loved the daily free happy hour. The food at Traders looked wonderful and was reasonably priced. I only ordered one item and I was very pleased. The most impressive part of our visit was the staff. They really made you feel so valued and went out of their way to meet your needs. We will be booking this hotel again for an upcoming trip. If you are in need of a great hotel and family atmosphere within close proximity to restaraunts and nightlife on a quieter part of the beach this place is a must do.

    5
    « Checking Out the Beach »

    I had reviewed this hotel on TripAdvisor and it was highly recommended. My wife and I stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel was clean and staff friendly. The hot breakfast in the restaurant was good. We ate dinner in the restaurant one night and it was also good. We had a great view of the ocean from our room, and we enjoyed just sitting outside at night listening to the ocean.

    5
    « Aku tiki Inn at Best Western was amazing!! »

    First time in Daytona Beach and will definitely return!! This hotel is amazing! from the crystal clear pool to the managers cocktail hour we felt right at home! Service was unbelievable everyone is so sweet and caring! Breakfast was wonderful and a help to our budget!! Will be back for sure!!

    5
    « Super vacation »

    This place is amazing. The staff are extremely helpful cater to the customers. They ACTUALLY want your stay to be as care free as possible. Good room, sun, sand helpful staff. Whats not to like!!! The location is close to everything.

    1
    « Bad service and lies. »

    The clerk told me that they only had one room left. After we booked the room, they still had more rooms available. They told us that we would be able to see the fireworks from our room. Wrong again!! The bartender in the restaurant was very rude. We decided to eat elsewhere. The pool did not open at the designated hour either. It was a waste of the 200 plus dollars we spent. Dishonest and bad service. We will not do business with Best Western again.

    4
    « Complimentary happy hour! »

    What a great surprise . . . a complimentary happy hour. . . arrive as soon as it starts and have 2 drinks...great bartender. The Inn is right on the beach with a pool overlooking the beach; we stayed in an oceanfront room ; free parking; the property is an older one but well maintained with friendly staff.

    5
    « Vacation 2016 »

    I like the location of the hotel and the friendly staff. I like the upgrades that were done and look forward to be back next June. The that the hotel is right on the beach and you can walk out down to the beach. I also like the lawn chairs out on the grass the hotel provides for you to lay in looking out over the ocean.

    4
    « Relaxing weekend get away »

    Great hotel, decor to me seems tacky and kitchy with all the tiki heads on doors, grounds, and through out facility. Let's start with pros, rooms very spacious, beds super comfy not to hard not to soft, just right, never wanted to get out. Lots of space including exterior balcony for wet suits from beach or pool. Right on the beach with grass area for lounging without the sand in your toes really nice. Pool was great for in the evening, very large pool also kiddie pool too, sadly no hot tub. The evening reception was great, it's inside the restaurant so it made it convenient to have dinner on site. (Review of restaurant separate) now the cons. Bathrooms very small only room for 1, have to go entirely in to close door or if you leave open risk hiting door with knees, plenty of towels. For us no smoking allowed on balcony, but other rooms we could have smoking balcony but that ment giving up connecting rooms, however entire hallway smelled of smoke. some rooms on 3rd floor were apparently smoking rooms, only saying this because rooms on same floor didn't have no smoking signs outside doors, and we are a family of smokers, so several trips downstairs this made no sense move 2 doors down and smoke or stay with connecting rooms because of kids. Stairs lots of stairs getting around pool area and in and out of restaurant outside only one door leading out to pool area for handicap and no ramp leading to pool, from pool to restaurant you have to go back through hotel when pool and restaurant are next to each other. No access ramp to beach either, without driving onto beach in private vehicle. Handicap pool chair lift broken and covered with yellow caution tape. No hot tub, adults like hot tubs. Very limited parking and very tight for large vehicles, hotel price was reasonable.

    5
    « My favorite place to stay in Daytona Beach »

    I always stay here even though I have family here. I love the location, the huge pool, being on the beach and the cleanliness and friendliness here. They just got new beds and carpet so we got a really good nights sleep. The only negative is that the breakfast, which last time I stayed was awesome, but was awful. The turkey sausage was always cold and rubbery, no bacon no waffles, cold muffins and cold pastry and NO microwave-just not much to choose from. We only ate breakfast there twice and decided to eat elsewhere. The restaurant there is not good and is overpriced. we had a big family there so we all got something different. No one enjoyed their food - it used to be good like the breakfasts but not anymore. Don't recommend the breakfast or the Traders Restaurant. Otherwise, great place to stay.

    5
    « 2 night stay June 23 & 24 »

    Had a great two night stay here in an awesome ocean view room (#309). The free drinks happy hour from 5:30-6:30 every day and the complimentary daily hot breakfast made our stay very enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and we were able to get a great rate with a special that was offered. This may now be our new favorite place to stay when we visit Daytona Beach!

  • 5
    « Best Little Hotel in Daytona Beach »

    This hotel is very family friendly. They have a huge pool and a baby pool and they also have a handicapped chair that puts you in the water. They redecorated the whole motel this year and it looks great. The staff is wonderful. They have a full free breakfast, happy hour, and a great restaurant. The Tiki Bar at the pool has the best bartender you could ever ask for. Benson is great, kind, funny and would do anything you ask of him. He plays music and blows bubbles for the kids. He has such good music you never want to go in until he closes. This motel is the best!!!!

    5
    « Best place on the beach »

    This was our 12th summer at the Tiki...everyone is wonderful...friendly...accommodating! The hotel is being upgraded with new beds, carpet, etc... the pool has been remodeled and looks great. Love the location! We are a large group that have vacationed together for years and we would not want to stay anywhere else!

    5
    « Smith Fam Vacay »

    We all liked this hotel..great location, right on the beach. Room was clean. Pool was huge. Free breakfast was nice although could have changed the offerings up a little. Complementary drink every evening was a nice suprise. Only down was the stupid jacked up trucks on the beach..but that's just not my thing..and not the hotels fault. Great job Aku Tiki.

    3
    « Great staff, but just needs a makeover »

    Always start with the positives. This place is right on the beach, although a bit south of the main attractions of Daytona Beach. Pool looked nice but didn't use it. Free nightly reception included drinks for an hour and the breakfast was free but average. Wifi worked pretty good and the bed was comfortable yet firm, just to my taste. Why I probably won't repeat: As a couple of others have mentioned, there were some smaller roaches in the bathroom. The room smelled a little mildewy and the carpet is showing its age. It also felt like most of the guests were older, 60+. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation. I'll end with this. The staff really do seem to try hard to please their guests and make their stay fun and comfortable.

    5
    « Always a pleasure »

    We have stayed at this property multiple times. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The location and amenities here are very good. The restaurant is also a plus. Easy access to beach from here!!

    5
    « Relaxing stay »

    We enjoyed all the services of Aku Tiki, the pool was clean, close to a lot of interest of Daytona Beach, yet far enough to enjoy beach, tiki bar, rest. with out being so over crowded. A definite stay again. The Staff was Wonderful !!

    3
    « Yuck »

    I gave this at 3 because it is right on the beach, however the rooms are not clean. We woke up in the middle of the night to see tiny roaches crawling on the bathroom counter. There was mold all in the shower and the free breakfast was stale. My kids would not eat the pastries or french toast and there were not many other options.

    5
    « Always enjoy our stay! »

    When we visit Daytona, we always stay at the Aku Tiki. This was our 2nd stay just this year, but we have been there 5 times in the past 2 years. The employees are always very helpful and personable. The hotel is going through remodeling at this time, but it did not effect our stay at all. New beds have been placed in all of the rooms and we were told that new carpet will be installed in the rooms next month. We could consider other hotels in the area, but never do!!

    5
    « Absolutely Perfect »

    We checked in on a Monday evening the front desk lady was superb. She made sure we liked the location of our room before she made it ours. And the location was perfect. It's says partial ocean partial parking lot but it was mainly ocean. We were on the 5th floor toward the end of the hotel. Breath taking view from our balcony! Complimentary breakfast is way beyond what we expected. It's a full breakfast buffet. Eggs, sausage, pancakes one day French toast another, fresh fruit, muffins, yogurt, cereals, and bagels with all the toppings. Anytime you bump into a hotel staff member you are always warmly greeted. We opted out from having the room cleaned everyday while we were out but if we ran into a housekeeper in the hallway they always asked if we needed anything for our room. Never had to call down and beg for towels or anything. The rooms are very nice and spacious. Comfy beds and good pillows! We had a room with a kitchenette and it was very handy. I think the tiki man on each door is adorable. The location of the hotel is excellent. Winn Dixie right across the street to meet any of your needs. I liked that it was down a little farther from the hustle and bustle of town. Made for nice quite evenings out on your balcony or by the pool. The pool is huge! Lots of seating around the pool and even chairs at the outside edge turned so you can relax and watch the ocean waves. Right off from the pool is beach access. So handy. Walk down a few steps and your in paradise. We have definitely enjoyed our stay and will be recommending it to other. This is our Daytona Shores home.

    5
    « Excellent Beach Front Hotel »

    Stayed at the Aku Ticki Inn for the first time and it was wonderful. Rooms are spacious and large with great lighting and plenty of seating. The ocean view is wonderful. Staff is very friendly and the free morning breakfast is great! Loved the pool area and the fact their was a wading pool for the little ones. Easy beach access as well with beautiful grounds,. Planning to come back down again in the spring. My kids did not want to leave!

  • 4
    « Great place to stay on the beach, love the breakfast, happy hour and the staff !!!!! »

    Great place to stay on the beach. The free breakfast is amazing and happy hour is a lot of fun. Great views of pool and ocean, the staff are friendly and helpful. We always stay here when we go to Daytona and have always been very happy. I was there in May and going back in Aug, can't wait !!!

    5
    « Annual Aku Tiki Vacay! »

    Always a great time at this beautiful location in Daytona Beach! Love all the new renovations and upgrades too! Direct beach access with Tiki bar, onsite restaurant and beautiful pool area. Plenty of fun to be had at this BW location.

    5
    « Loved it here! »

    We absolutely loved this place! Front desk girls at check in, Benson the bartender and all the staff here are just fantastic! Breakfast wasn't phenomenal but there was hot coffee, a good variety and IHOP right across the street if you want to eat bigger. Good restaurant menu food, great Tiki bar out at pool, good prices and we just had a ball there! Bathroom was a little small, bed a little firm, but the good FAR outweighs the "still not bad" and we will never stay anywhere else!

    4
    « great value,felt welcome!! »

    stayed here 4 nights for a little beach R&R,staff was friendly and rooms were comfortable.great ocean views,awesome pool and beds were really comfy...They also have a little tiki bar off pool area and actually play decent music,no obnoxious rap/yelling crap.hotel down the road a little from "glitz" but still close by and quieter.Decent little restaurant on property and free breakfast is a plus to get something in you with really good coffee.supermarket and liquor store across the street as well.....will definatley stay here again and recommend to others

    5
    « Cool place to stay »

    Very nice staff, clean rooms and a great beautiful pool. FREE HOT breakfast too.... and perfect location. Great place for all ages, they even have a small shallow pool for kids. Everyone was nice and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Wish we had longer »

    We only had one night, wished it had been longer. Kids loved the large pool, and games they were able to play. Our room overlooked the pool and ocean, nice large room. Hotel is right on the beach, this was the first time I had ever seen the Atlantic ocean, ,so was a big deal to walk along the beach and have a paddle. They had a happy hour, free drinks which we enjoyed while the kids had a swim, then we ordered pizza in the restaurant, a good price and yummy pizza. Breakfast the next morning was sufficient to start the day.

    5
    « Love this place! »

    The Aku Tiki is a place to go to rejuvenate and refresh. It is steps from the famous Daytona Beach and has a huge pool right out your door. And all the rooms are ocean view with a lovely balcony. The best thing about the Aku Tiki are the staff. They are all sincerely pleasant and helpful and really seem to want you to enjoy yourself. Chelsea at the front desk was super--went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast is included and is adequate--only thing is that it was the same exact food for 5 days. There is also a social hour with free beer, wine and well drinks, and this is right next to the pool so you can enjoy your beverage by the pool. Interestingly, most of the guests were repeats with people that have been coming to the Aku Tiki for 13 years! They are in the middle of renovations to update the rooms and lobby. They are doing a great job and surprisingly, are very quiet. I plan to return and I highly recommend the Aku Tiki to all.

    4
    « Stay after Graduation at Ocean Center »

    Crashed here after long college graduation at the Ocean Center, nice room, breakfast buffet was ok. Nice pool area, looked like they are in the process of updating this property. Only problem was an off smell in the hallway that reminded me of carpet cleaner on the 4th floor when exiting the elevator.

    5
    « New Updates Make A Great Hotel Even Better! »

    We stayed at the Aku Tiki again this trip to DB Shores. The BWATI has been our favorite hotel in Florida since we discovered it ten or so years ago. From Teri and Chelsea at the front desk, to Kara and Neal in the restaurant, to the maintenance guys, the staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel is getting an interior facelift. New tile on the first floor hall outside rooms 101 - 1004, new tile at the ice machine/ice cream/atm machine area beside the elevator and in the restaurant. New carpet in the rooms, restaurant, tv area outside the restaurant. New bedding, curtains and bath fixtures in the rooms. New upholstery on the restaurant seating. The pool has been resurfaced. New furniture on room balconies. The included breakfast was good each morning, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage patties or ham and either French toast or pancakes each day. Fresh fruit, toast were available. Fresh coffee, apple juice, orange juice, 2% and skim milk. For some reason, a couple of days the eggs were a little wet. The new bedding made for a relaxing sleep. Overall, another great visit to our favorite hotel in the Daytona Beach area. See you again next trip!!

    5
    « You will feel welcome »

    My wife and I joined our visiting son for the weekend at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn in Daytona Beach Shores. We have traveled quite extensively around the world and find it very refreshing when we stumble into a hotel that seems to "get it". My son had visited this hotel many years ago and suggested we meet him there for a little mini-get away. My wife and I live only about 30 miles away yet had never been to this facility. From the moment we checked into the our room the employees seemed like something very special. We learned later that many of them have been working here for years and truly love seeing their visitors return year after year. You get the feeling they want you to enjoy your stay. From the genuine smiles, to the more than gracious efforts to help you any way they can, this hotel was a pleasant surprise to us. We felt like we were family after about an hour at this facility. How do you do that? From giving us a room upgrade we asked about to the genuine "Daily Happy Hour" 5:30-6:30pm where your drinks are FREE to the complimentary FREE daily breakfast buffet at Traders Restaurant (located inside or sit outside by the pool), and outside Tiki Bar & pool with music daily; the amenities are a surprise every time you turn around. Our room was on the 1st floor and Ocean Front with lounge chairs etc. Food was good, service and employees were fantastic and prices were very reasonable. Will be going back? The answer is YES probably many times to make it a staycation it is definitely the place we will go to recharge. We recommend the Best Western Aku Tiki to anyone that enjoys a true relaxing get away.

  • 5
    « Looking for a great place on the beach? This is it! »

    All the staff there are very helpful in making sure you enjoy your stay. Abundant parking, wonderful pool. all the amenities in the room were thee and functional. Meeting all of our needs. They are also undergoing some renovations throughout the hotel without any disturbance to the hotel guests that we experienced. The completed renovations are superb - thus far. Not sure if its under new ownership and/or management, but it's progressing well.

    5
    « great older place »

    We were skeptical but very surprised at how nice this place really is. Great view. Clean - large room. Nice staff. Great breakfast bar. This place has still got it going on!! Would definitely recommend to others. Much nicer than some of the other older places in Daytona.

    5
    « Great Ocean Front Hotel »

    This was a memory trip for me! The last time I stayed here I was 3 years old and 47 yrs later and this place is still open and going strong!! I had an oceanfront room with a kitchenette,which I didn't need because I only stayed one night,but I was trying to get the same room from 47 yrs before..I know STUPID!! Staff was friendly,beds were comfy and loved the décor,I didn't care for the breakfast but the coffee was good!! The room was clean

    5
    « Best hotel hands down!!!! »

    The rooms are wonderful with a fantastic view!!! The rooms are clean and everyone is so friendly. I love the happy hour and the pool is awesome. They have a great hot breakfast continental. Can't wait to go back

    4
    « Amazing Services and Stay. »

    it was really a relaxing stay at best western. as we checked in late night around 1.30 am and meet reception staff to confirm our rooms. staff was so nice and give all information about motel and rooms, even it was late night all facilities were open for us. Rooms are clean. Room size are larger than other. Best price. Comfortable Bad as we tried from the long journey so need to get ourself relaxed. Lovely and Tasty breakfast in Morning. Great Location. Highly Recommended.

    4
    « Clean, large rooms »

    This is one of the older properties in Daytona. Well maintained, large rooms, big pool and outside deck area with kiddy pool and outside bar. Free parking,wifi and breakfast included. Had a great time with friends over Mother's Day weekend. Hotel is close to many restaurants and stores but away from the crowds and tourist areas. Only one elevator, not an issue except when everyone was checking out on Sunday morning. All rooms have balcony and beach views. Not the cheapest hotel around but felt that we got a good value.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Enjoyed the view from the room, love seeing and hearing the ocean. The bed was comfy, the room had all amenities that we would need. Enjoyed the complimentary drinks in the lounge, very friendly staff. Impressed with a superb, full breakfast buffet.Would come back here again.

    5
    « Fun »

    We love you guys! We will be there aug16th for our 30th anniversary! This will be my 40th anniversary of staying there! Can't wait! And after 40 years you would think you would have more than 3 ice machines! I want one by room 206 please!

    5
    « Weekend getaway »

    Always a great time here !!. Staff is always helpful and friendly. Service is excellent !!! Happy hour is great !! Lunch and Dinner in restaurant always excellent as well. If we are in the area, we always stay here. Great spot for a weekend getaway for some R & R.

    5
    « Love this place! »

    I have been a fan of the Aku Tiki for years and everytime I go its better than the last! Consistently updating and keeping the property in top condition is apparent! Love the lawn and landscaping and the wind protected pool is just rhe best! Had the included breakfast this morning and the eggs sausage and french toast were great, fresh fruit topped it off! If u want a nice place to relax and enjoy Daytona, check out the Aku Tiki! ??????

  • 5
    « Great location with awsome views »

    We stayed here several years ago and loved it, so we decided to spend a couple nights this year. We still loved it! We were greeted by a friendly staff and were checked in more quickly then ever. We had a 4th floor room with ocean and pool views. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and had a refrigerator and microwave. The heated pool is extra large, and there is a small pool for children. Complementary happy hour nightly in the bar was a definite plus. The free breakfast was the usual cereal, eggs, fruit, coffee and tea. The entire outdoor area was clean and well kept. It is right on the beach, and there is a grassy area with plenty of tables and chairs overlooking the beach. There is also a tiki bar with lively music overlooking the pool and the beach. Every staff member we encountered went out of the way to make us feel welcome!

    4
    « My husband and I spent the weekend at the Aku Tiki. »

    When we entered the front door, we were greeted by Terri. She was very sweet and let us check the room before we paid. Our room had been recently renovated and was very clean. The view of the ocean was perfect . The private balcony was equipped with 2 chairs and a table. The hotel offed free wifi and HBO. Free breakfast was served buffet style and offered a variety of choices. We'll definitely be back!!

    3
    « In front of the beach »

    Well positioned alongside Daytona Beach. Free parking area, good breakfast choice, experienced staff. It was a pleasure to stay there. Not far from restaurant area. Rooms should be "updated" to the new standards of the market.

    5
    « Great Location and Freindly Staff »

    Very nice Hotel. Great location and reasonable rates. Rented the Oceanfront Suite Deluxe room. Great ocean views and your own personal kitchen. Full size refrigerator and stove. You must rent the deluxe room to get it though so take note. Free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast. Great pool and free parking.

    5
    « Great trip »

    My husband and I spent the weekend at the Aku Tiki. It is an older hotel that has been very well maintained. The rooms are spacious and clean. We had a wonderful view of the pool and ocean. They have a breakfast from 7-10 that is great. Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. We will definitely return!

    4
    « overall »

    The hotel was very clean and staff was extremely friendly the breakfast was really good (toaster could have been faster). Enjoyed the free drinks in the afternoon. The pool area was clean. We have stayed here each time we have been in Daytona Beach and have enjoyed it every time.

    5
    « Ocean Front Stay in Daytona Beach »

    The Best Western Aku Tiki may be the best value for a hotel stay on the beach. My family of 4 stayed for two nights in April 2016. My boys are school aged. Our welcome was warm, friendly and efficient. We had a 2 queen room on the 5th floor on the odd number side. Our balcony faced north to parking lot and I could see all the Jeeps (Jeep Beach weekend) and still saw the ocean. Room was clean and comfortable. I prefer this size hotel rather than mega-resorts that host convention-goers and athletic-competitors. The pool is huge and the kids' pool is a nice touch for littles. There seems to be plenty of chairs and seating between pool deck, tiki bar and lawn area. Pool towels were available for our use. The beach was a few steps from the resort. The vehicle beach access is several resorts down, which I think helped it stay quiet. Breakfast was great and we appreciated that the bar was open early for a bloody mary to go with our meal. Prices at the bar and restaurant are reasonable (our measure is to compare with Orlando and Clearwater Beach). The property felt safe and secure. The guests ranged from families like us to seniors on a group tour to couples just enjoying the ocean to groups of golfers taking advantage of Florida's spring weather. We look forward to a return stay and recommend this resort for like-minded travelers.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Got this on a groupon so was very surprised to see that it was as nice as it was. All rooms have some ocean view but a few on the rear have all ocean view. One elevator but very fast. Hot free breakfast was great and clean. Beds were very comfortable. Rooms were clean. Had a small amount of smell "cleaning chemicals" when we arrived but only a few hours and that was gone. GREAT heated pool. Very courteous front desk workers. I would go back.

    3
    « Rather tired, don't eat there and it's OK »

    The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn is ok but it's tired, loud and right on the street.....which is a six lane road! The hotel is a good size with decent pool and great access to the beach and what a great beach it is. The location is fine and the staff were all very friendly. The property needs a make over, it's tired and as a result doesn't look entirely clean, although I'm sure it is in fact clean enough. My room was between the elevator and the ice machine, which did not bode well but in fact I never heard a thing. Everything in the room worked fine although the a/c did struggle, even in April. There were free drinks 5:30pm to 6:30pm which was good, but like us everyone else came down for a drink and there was only one person serving so there was a long line to wait. The dinner was pretty mediocre and breakfast was poor. The pool was a good size but not entirely clean, some dirt swept up into the corners. Sadly there were speakers blaring out loud anonymous music which drowned out the sound of the waves. If I wanted to listen to music why not stay home or use ear buds? This review reads worse than it should but I can't see how to make it better and stay honest.

    5
    « Oceanfront »

    This ocean front property is clean and well managed. The staff are friendly and courteous. Their pool is protected and there is a large grassed area for sun-bathing, games, etc. And, the beautiful Daytona beach is at your front door.

  • 4
    « Good place on the beach with a old Florida feel to it. Well worth the stay. »

    Had a great time at this place. Nice pool and beach right out your back door. Bar and grill connected to the hotel were a added benefit. Breakfast and free drinks for one hour is included and was appreciated. The place was clean and the staff was outstanding in their service and information. I would not hesitate to stay and or recommend this hotel to others.

    5
    « Amazing Resort!!! »

    We stayed our first night next door at Perry's Inn (STAY AWAY), and quickly transferred to the Best Western Aku Tiki. This place is AMAZING!!! The pool looks brand new, is clean, and heated. They have a phenomenal little kids pool that my 4 year old spent most of his vacation in. They also have an outside bar (closed on Monday), that plays great music, was blowing bubbles for the kids, and has great drinks. The inside bar has a free happy hour from 530-630 daily, and free breakfast. Rooms are extremely clean, and the staff is extremely pleasant. We stayed in 3 connecting ocean front, walk-out, rooms on the first floor, and we couldnt have been more pleased. We had phenomenal weather for our trip, so we spent the entire time in the pool or at the ocean. The only downfall I see for this Hotel, is no indoor pool. If it were raining, we would have had to leave the resort to find entertainment. That being said, I cannot say enough good things about this place.

    4
    « Pleasant stay »

    Comfortable room, quiet, great staff. The laundry being out of order was a bother but the Laundromat was close by as was the grocery store..Breakfast was the same every day and was on the lower level due to roof work.Some food variety would have been appreciated. If the balconies were improved,the room would be excellent.

    5
    « Love this place... »

    We returned to the Aku Tikki again this Spring Break! This is our favorite family getaway vacation. The location is great. Very close and easy beach access. The pool is awesome (Heated and huge)! My kids age 8 and 11 had a blast. The tikki bar is lively and fun. The bartender (Benson) makes delicious drinks. He is so friendly to everyone. Other perks include a free breakfast in the morning and free drinks in the restaurant bar from 5:30-6:30pm each night.

    5
    « Gem of a hotel »

    This beautiful gem of a hotel lets you enjoy the Florida sunshine. I love that the building doesn't block the evening sun from the pool like so many other beach hotels are guilty of. The staff is friendly and the hotel is clean.

    5
    « Great Ocean Views »

    Great, clean place to stay with great ocean views. Friendly staff and workers. Breakfast and Wi-Fi is included in room rate. Getting the Deluxe Ocean View room gives you a separate kitchen and eating area (bonus).

    5
    « Awesome »

    Everything about this Hotel was AMAZING. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, the music played at the pool was great. The drinks made at the Tiki Bar was super amazing. This will definitely be my home away from home whenever I am in Daytona.

    5
    « Excellent »

    The Staff is always so friendly. Hotel is clean and nice position on the beach so pool views see ocean. nice ocean bar, clean pool. Nice place to stay when in Daytona. I would recommend this hotel to anyone

    1
    « Do NOT stay here! »

    I must say that I was looking forward to this trip and staying here because of the great reviews it received on TA. As soon as my boyfriend and I walked in, I knew that the reviews were WAY off. To offer a bit of background, I am an avid traveler and am a huge proponent of low-budget accommodations. I have stayed in some very cost effective hotels/hostels, especially when I studied in and traveled throughout Europe, so I have a rather high tolerance for less than pristine places. Please note, however, that there is a WORLD of difference between cost-effective and downright filthy. Never before have I felt more disgusted than I have staying here. After driving from WI, we arrived late. The man working the desk was short and perhaps a bit perturbed that we interrupted his viewing of Netflix from his iPad, but it was late so we didn't think too much of that. We were just happy to get to our room and relax. As we continued down the outdated halls, we both noticed a smell that was not becoming. Many people have commented on the smell and are quickly met with the reply that this is a normal occurrence for beachfront hotels as a result of Florida's humidity and the air from the beach. The smell in the hotel is NOT that of a beachfront hotel, and much more like cheap public bathroom/toilet cleaner. We then made it to our room and was met with such low standards it is unbelievable. Behind the door was trash, the light didn't work, there was hair everywhere, food left on the stove, a weird powder on the bathroom door, a mildewed bathtub, a dirty bathroom counter, and a layer of dust on literally everything. The sad thing is that these are issues that could easily be fixed. Despite many people commenting on similar things, management has not seemed to place importance on fixing these easy and basic maintenance/janitorial issues. It is simply neglectful and absolutely unacceptable. For $150/night, you owe your guests much better conditions. If my 4euro/night hostel in Barcelona can keep things clean and sanitary, so can you. I have no idea how this hotel has so many positive reviews, but I am hopeful that this honest review can help someone make a wise and informed decision with true information. There was no way that the happy hour drinks or the "free, hot breakfast" were going to make this worth it. We left after about 10 hours and found a hotel down the beach that was less costly and a WHOLE lot less disgusting. **ALSO, as an aside & an update, try to book through a third party (like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, etc) whenever possible. They have your back and will fight for you in the event that a terrible hotel tries to swindle you. We had an extra day on the tail end of our trip that had not been erased when we canceled the other days. My preferred 3rd party company contacted them in an attempt to cancel the extra night, but they said no. Then the management would not answer their calls when they tried to reach out to those higher above. Finally the rep did get through, but was told that they were unwilling to go through with the cancelation. The representative from the travel site finally spoke with a manager, and they said it is "against policy" to cancel stays. They wouldn't do anything to cancel the charge for that extra night and were unwilling to do anything about the disgusting conditions. It may be "against policy" to allow guests to cancel stays whenever they feel like it, however if an establishment cannot uphold an acceptable level of living conditions, a cancelation is more than customary and appropriate. This travel company recognized that the hotel's actions were not appropriate and refunded us the extra night. I am so thankful that we did not book directly with this hotel!

    3
    « Beware of online booking! »

    Was here for a weekend with the family. We found and booked the hotel online, even paying a little more than the other rooms listed at the same hotel because it said balcony with Oceanview. When we got to the room, it was on the first floor with a great view... Of the parking lot. When I asked the front desk clerk I was told, "that is an ocean view. If you look out the window to the right, and passed the cars... There's the ocean." When I questioned that thought I was told, "you know... Booking online. You have to BEWARE" Yes that was the word. I guess she was correct. As for the room. It was OK. Sheets and bathroom were clean. But the room was covered in a layer of dust. Would've expected this from a hotel priced $100 less.

  • 4
    « RUDE BARTENDERS »

    Everything in the room was very nice and clean. All the staff were great except the Bartenders in the Bar of the hotel and the Tiki Bar in front of Perry's Ocean Front Resort were EXTREMELY RUDE!!!!! I understand they are probably frustrated with the Spring Break type of people that travel, but the should recognize when someone is not that type.

    4
    « Nice and clean »

    Very nice hotel with reasonable price. I have double bed room and the room is big with side ocean view. It only has one elevator and you will need to use stairs when the line gets too long. This is a busy hotel and has a long line at the complimentary breakfast. Just a heads up, the breakfast closes exactly at 10am, they clear everything off the counter in 5 minutes time!

    5
    « Well worth the Money »

    Have stayed here before & it is well worth the money. Great Location on the beach, nice pool & tiki bar. Rooms have great balcony view of ocean. Happy hour is a nice addition as well as the hot buffet breakfast.

    5
    « Don't overlook this place »

    First let me say I had originally had reservations on the ocean walk and plans got changed and boy am I glad they did! Stayed here a week during spring break and I'm already wishing I was back! The staff from the moment I walked in the door made me and my family feel right at home. Had a wonderful breakfast everyday, happy hour in the evenings and the tiki bar out by the pool that even offered kids drinks. The bartender out there was the best! The heated pool was nice since there were a few cold days and never once did I ever feel unsafe or worried about having three teenage boys that went off on their own on the hotel grounds. I even learned to play shuffleboard and the boys played basketball and ping pong. The hotel was very clean and I swear every time I turned around there was staff cleaning something in the halls, or the maintenance guy checking things to make sure everything was in working order. Also don't forget to check out the great coupons they offer for in town activities. I will for sure be back!

    5
    « Loved it! »

    My fiancé and I stayed at this hotel for a few days for a little pre wedding getaway and we couldn't have been happier. The staff was always friendly and accommodating. The grounds were always clean and will kept. We stayed in room 414, the view was unbelievable. Woke up to the sunrise everyday, overlooking the pool and the ocean. I am also a very light sleeper but no complaints there. It was always quiet and the bed was like a cloud. A couple of very MINOR things are I wish there was more variety of hot foods in the breakfast bar, which was complementary and airways fresh, and for us not renting a car while we were down there, it was a little far from all the action. Other than that it was perfect! We will definitely be staying here again when we make our way back to Daytona!

    5
    « Excellent »

    This place was wonderful. Super clean and very friendly staff. New heated pool was beautiful and very clean. Lovely ocean views. Continental breakfast was exceptional and had a great variety. Will stay again. Keep up the great work. Highly recommend !

    5
    « Honeymoon destination »

    I am amazed by how great this hotel is. It is truly a gem! We came here for our honeymoon after comparing prices and reviews of other places. The pool being huge is a huge plus! Plus there are two shuffleboard courts, a basketball court and ping pong table for guest use. The tiki bar just opened during our stay here, it is truly wonderful having music outside and a few drinks while relaxing and viewing the waves coming in. There is a great continental hot breakfast, with variation of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage patties and a rotation of either French toast, pancakes or waffles. Bagels, toast, mini muffins and danishes in dry goods along with Cheerios, Raisin Bran or Frosted Flakes. Each morning coming to breakfast is never a disappointment! The front desk staff is also great! They make you feel so welcoming! I've come there 2 times for change for the washer and dryer they have on site- which is another huge plus if you like to travel light! The dollar store down the road offers tide 4 load size for one $1. The rooms are excellent too! They're a little outdated but they don't have that reeky smell. The bed linens are very good quality. Beds are comfortable- right between hard and soft. The patio door is a little tough to open but it's not a big deal. The chairs on the patio are cute, also no matter what room you are in, you always have a view of the beach! I love the layout of the hotel for this reason, no worries here! They have boards all over the lobby on their new design they will be updating to, fresh carpets, drapery etc soon so call ahead if you are picky about this type of thing- staying in a hotel that is undergoing renos. I have no doubt that we will be back again! Please check out this gem! You won't regret it!

    4
    « Bike week Visit »

    The Staff is very accommodating and friendly. The Breakfast is great, they use Turkey Sausage which is perfect. The Drinks in the happy hour are a great repast at the end of the day. The pool was under used for sure, but we sat outside at the pool and Smoked a Cigar and had a drink, that was a key part of the day. The evenings were lot quieter this year, last time I stayed there some were in the parking lot parting until late, or early depending on how you look at it.

    4
    « Aku Tiki Inn »

    Hotel staff were very nice, especially Robin, at the front desk who was very accommodating. The free breakfast and free drinks from 5 to 6 was also nice. We had a very good time! One word of caution-I was coming in to the restaurant from the pool area at breakfast and tripped on the top step and fell ( it was higher than the other few steps). Embarrassing! :) Thank God most people had already finished their breakfast and left at that time.

    5
    « Wonderful »

    Very nice hotel and staff. Loved the buffet breakfast every morning and the happy hour as well. The little tiki bar in the evening was nice since you could watch the ocean while having a cocktail. Need to bring water since their was none in the vending machines. The pool was nice and clean. Definitely stay here again. :)

  • 4
    « Beautiful view from room of beach and pool »

    While travelling back to Canada from Florida, we made a spontaneous detour to Daytona Beach. We looked for a Best Western hotel, because we like Best Western, and found the Aku Tiki Inn. The front desk staff were exceptional, made us feel very welcome, and gave us a room overlooking the pool and beach. We ended up staying three nights. Complimentary breakfast was excellent, but the restaurant food was not great.

    5
    « Awesome customer service »

    staff pays attention to detail. customer service above average. Free breakfast had a variety of food to get day started. Great location to get to local venues. Despite being here for Bike Week the hotel was pretty quiet for full capacity. I'd stay here again.

    5
    « Friendly Staff and Great Location »

    Once in a while you find a real gem of a hotel where you might least expect it. This is one of those hotels. My friend and I arrived and were greeted in a most welcoming manner which made us feel happy right from the start. We went to our room and found it in beautiful order. It's a really big room with two good queen sized beds, a small kitchenette, a table, a desk, a dresser and some appropriate chairs. The balcony door was a bit difficult to open but once outside you are greeted by a view of the ocean ( and, in our case, the parking lot!) we soon discovered that the even number rooms have the better ( southside) view and that the lower your number ( eg: 404 vs. 421) the better your view of the beach. We had an odd number room but chalked that up to experience for another time. It was still nice to have a balcony and to be able to feel the weather before heading outdoors. The most amazing thing about this hotel is the HUGE size of the heated outdoor pool!! I don't know if I've ever seen a pool this big and this nice in a Best Western hotel! There were also plenty of chairs around the pool and in other areas on the grass and on the deck. Also next to the large main pool is a decent sized shallow pool for children, a bonus for those traveling with toddlers and young children!! Beyond the pool are two shuffleboard courts and a ping pong table as well as a tiki bar that is open during the summer. Beyond that, there are lounge chairs and some tables and chairs on a grassy area facing the beach. These afford a beautiful view of the beach. Access to the beach is down a few stairs and right to the beach. The handy hose with sprayer allows you to wash sand off easily and quickly when you return. An added benefit of this hotel is the included hot breakfast buffet. The eggs were real eggs, not the powdery kind you get in some places. This is also some kind of breakfast meat, waffles, pancakes, a variety of breads, instant oatmeal, fruit, yogurt as well as coffee and juice. A very nice breakfast buffet. Another benefit is the Happy Hour between 5:30 and 6:30. Upon presenting your room key you can choose from 3 kinds of wine and also some beers which are complimentary during that time. The restaurant is good though not excellent but we appreciated having the option of not hunting for restaurants beyond the hotel. We also brought our own food for snacks and for lunch since we had the nice kitchenette with a small refrigerator, microwave and stove. All in all, I would definitely come here again in the future with family or friends.

    4
    « A retired couple »

    We really love Daytona Beach and this Motel. It is in a great location and is maintained very well. We will return next year. We have stayed at this motel two times and really like everything it has to offer.

    5
    « Will Visit Again!!! »

    I loved this place.Free(HOT,not cold like some hotels) Breakfast everyday,every night around 530-630 free drinks. Loved the hotel room,no problems,we were lucky to get a beach view...make sure to get one of those or else you might be stuck looking at the parking lot. Staff was awesome,very friendly and helpful. Thank god for the restaurant in the hotel..because there is only a ihop across the road,so if you want to dine at night some where else you will need to drive to the pier area or somewhere else. Pool area is clean,has a very laid back environment,has music playing. Beach is right there and very accessible.

    5
    « Love this Hotel ,I call it " My home away from home !!!!! »

    I've been staying that this hotel since about 1996 !!! The staff is great and so friendly...I look forward to visiting once or twice a year.I'm treated like part of the family and that's one of reasons I keep coming back. The view is beautiful,the pool is amazing.You feel safe here and always welcomed with open arms....Can't wait till my next vacation..

    5
    « Love this place »

    This was our 2nd time staying here and we both really enjoyed it. The hotel has a nice atmosphere and is very clean. Breakfast buffet was decent and the free drinks happy hour is a pleasant extra. The heated pool is great and we liked that it is sunny all day. Alot of the hotels pools are in shade all afternoon from the hotel buildings themselves. The man at the reception desk (Ward) was exceptional and our cleaning lady (Bonnie?) was great too. Looking forward to staying there again next year!

    5
    « Such a cool place, love the property and the heated pool »

    We stayed here in a very nice oceanfront room, the sunrise view was amazing! See the attached picture. The food in the restaurant was very good. The heated pool and surroundings are very well maintained. Would definitely stay here again!

    5
    « VACATION »

    We have stayed at this motel 3 different occasions. The rooms are clean and comfortable. They have a good breakfast, and a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30; a nice pool area and an exercise room. Staff is always friendly.

    4
    « A fun Shore excursion »

    My husband promised a ride on the beach with my convertible... So off we went to Dayton Beach for the night. I called ahead to the Best Western Aku Tiki, because to tell the truth I have never had a bad experience with a Best Western.. The Aku Tiki did not disappoint, Kris the reservationists was a hoot, we had a fun conversation, and she booked me an excellent ocean front room. The Inn is clean, the common areas well maintained, my only disappointment was the lack of a coffee station, however I do need to note there is a small coffee maker in the room. The included breakfast is adequate, the attendants are attentive and friendly. The pool area was under repair, but that did not stop us from enjoying the beach front sun bathing area where we could enjoy the lounge chairs to watch the cars go by on the beach, access the beach for a leisurely walk, or have lunch at one of the umbrella tables. We would stay at this Inn again, I totally enjoyed our stay.

  • 4
    « Good value and clean »

    Stayed on a cold weekend to go to art museums. The place was clean, the grounds were very well maintained. The bed was a little hard. Good pillows. Great views of the beach and pool! Staff was very friendly and always spoke to us. The free breakfast was not good. The coffee was not good. The food could be better for sure - stick with toast and yogurt. Got a free room upgrade since the parking lot was under construction and parking was tight- so thank you!

    5
    « I would stay here again. »

    Very clean, quite. The breakfast was fresh and tasted good. The french toast was on the cool side. The help was outstanding! We ran into the lobby for the pouring rain and they offered us towels to dry off. The housekeeper on our floor asked multiple times if we needed anything. I would stay here again.

    5
    « Best Western Stay »

    Very nice and clean place to stay. Very friendly and attentive staff. Should have more handicapped accessible rooms. Breakfast buffet is very good and nice choice of fresh entrees to choose from. Clean pool area, beautiful beach and easy accessability to beach.

    4
    « Always happy here. »

    This is the 4th time I have stayed at the Aku Tiki Inn. As always it was a pleasure. Will stay here again. Great location right on the beach. The staff was terrific. Always very friendly and happy to help.

    4
    « Great location with friendly staff »

    We stayed here for one night before driving to port canaveral for a family cruise. We were late arriving ( around 9:30 ). Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean. Breakfast was average. This location is certainly a place I would recommend. Thanks for a great one night stay!

    4
    « Empty Beach Stay, Decent Older Hotel »

    I was travelling on business and hotels near airport were filled up so I got a room at the BW AkuTiki. The place was quite empty but the staff was friendly and the room was spacious and clean. Breakfast generous, and free drink in evening (no nibbles.) Wifi was decent. The pool area was beautiful (heated) and I wish it had not been raining during my stay. Overall, the scene was winter visitors, earlybird specials in the restaurant, and very quiet. Would probably be much different on spring break! Convenience store and a Winn Dixie right across the street, the restaurants in walking distance were those in hotels. The BW's restaurant, Traders, looked fine with a standard menu but I never ate there during my stay except the free breakfast.

    4
    « Good stay with upgraded room and gift bag »

    We are members of the BW loyalty card scheme but this is the first hotel where we've been given a gift bag on arrival with a bottle of water, map of the area and a candy bar. It was a nice detail! We were also upgraded and found the room to be large and clean, with a sea and pool view. The pool was not open due to repairs but we were told we could use another hotel's pool. Breakfast area is the restaurant of the hotel which is decorated in tiki style and there's plenty of room for everybody. A nice stay, we'll be back.

    5
    « Older hotel nice place »

    Older hotel but nice. Didn't care for the hard sand beach but had a good time. Close to things to do and right on the beach. All in all its a good place to visit. See the ponce lighthouse. Definitely worth a visit.

    1
    « Decieving »

    We arrived at the hotel around 2PM checked in and was told our room was not ready to come back in one hours time . The staff seemed friendly and the lobby was quite nice . We left and came back at three. The lobby was full of people waiting to be checked in, We were finally given out room. Approached the elevator and could not get over the dirt inside . ( this was not beach sand ) finally we reached our floor . We can not get over this, the doors opened to the outside which may have meant one could get hit in the face with a door opening up as you could not see someone coming. We have never come across this before. A gentleman attendant saw us having trouble and he came to our aid on how to open the door . When the door was opened a horrid odor came out so I went to the man again and told him we couldn't open the patio door and there was a horrid smell inside , He grabbed a spray bottle and walked to our room . The door was full of dust and dirt. He took out a black filter from the heating and cooling system and gave it a spray then a few spots on the floor and left. The bathroom tiles were full of mold . The beds never in my life worn sheets with coils pressing in you . You had to sleep in the middle or you would have fallen off for sure , The carpet was absolutely filthy . Their free breakfast was a nightmare no order we were lucky to get a coffee . Many many people agreed they would never come back the worse ever . We were all trapped the hotel was full and the fog was very very bad we had not choice but stay

    3
    « Spacious room with a beautiful sea view »

    The hotel is situated near the beach and has rooms with really nice sea views. We had a room with an excellent sea view. We were disappointed, as the pool was under renovation. We would have appreciated, if it was mentioned in the booking.com site, where we booked this hotel. Room was spacious and clean. Rooms and the hotel itself are old, but still maintained clean, which was good. Breakfast was unfortunately poor (or at least different like in Europe...). Happy hour was a nice surprise. Hotel has a good atmosphere. Would stay there again - after checking that the big pool is in use again...

  • 5
    « Great Hotel Affordable Prices »

    Had a a great night visit at this hotel. Booked one night to attend a conference nearby for the next day. The desk clerk at check in was extremely pleasant and very helpful on explaining food and drink options nearby. Room was was clean, bed was very comfortable. Nearly all rooms overlook partial view of the ocean. Had nice restaurant and bar with reasonable prices. Definitely will return!!

    5
    « Sneaky Tiki »

    My wife and I visit Daytona about 2 or 3 times a year. We stay someplace different every time. We are always looking for "the place". A place we could come and stay every time. A place that could be our home away from home. This place may be it. Customer service from the parking lot to the pool, from the lobby to the lounge was fantastic. Rooms were clean and quite. We are hoping to become Aku Tiki family. We will be back!

    5
    « We hit the jackpot »

    We had a lovely large room with a balcony overlooking the beach, a full breakfast and complimentary drinks from 5.30 to 6.30. Early bird dinners from 3,30 to 5 are $13 with a coupon for less ten percent. That made our delicious prime rib dinner with baked potato and dessert an outstanding value. This was our first visit but we are planning a return visit.

    4
    « Nice spot »

    We stopped here for two days on our way to disney. It rained the whole time. We still enjoyed the oceanfront balcony. We played ping pong, shuffle board, and basketball when the rain slacked off. Everyone who works here is super friendly and helpful. The hot breakfast buffet was very good and we appreciated it. We enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Best customer service, great views »

    The hotel was very clean, and everyone that we met that worked there was extremely friendly and helpful. If you are looking for brand new updated hotel, look somewhere else, but if you are looking for a nice place to stay with beach access, clean rooms, great staff, and perfect location then this is your place. We had a room with an efficiency kitchen and an oceanfront balcony, the kitchen had the necessities like silverware and plates, and the fridge had the separate freezer space. The balcony had 2 chairs and a table which made it perfect to sit outside and look out at the ocean. They had a complimentary breakfast each morning which had a good variety, and each afternoon they had a managers social hour which included free drinks such as well liquors, beer and wine. The pool was closed while we were there as it was in the process of being renovated. We ate at the restaurant inside and the food was excellent. I would definitely stay here again when we return to Daytona Beach.

    5
    « New Years Eve in Daytona Beach »

    What a fantastic visit to Daytona Beach. The staff when out of their way to make the guest feel great. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Daytona Beach. Neal, Renee, and Kara in the Restaurant / Bar really made you feel welcomed.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We will be back for sure. Right on the beach and they were very accommodating!! Affordable, friendly and clean. Food was good and the complementary breakfast was exceptional. Ocean access easy to the beach, nice pool area and outside lounge area.

    3
    « Nice Place »

    The pool was being repaired, but it was probably too cool to swim anyway. The hotel was kind of average. No complaints. The hotel is on the beach so this is the main reason people come here. We took a short walk on the beach and it is nice to not have to cross any streets. The breakfast was ok.

    3
    « Economical »

    Average hotel for a Best Western. There were some spots on bedspread, older hotel/furnishings. Could use an update. Pool was out of service due to remodel. Felt it was overpriced, but due to the Holiday's, that was to be expected.

    3
    « Not worth the hundred dollars »

    This motel is very outdated. Not worth the money spent . Found a cockroach in the room and it wasn't a palmetto bug, it was a cockroach! Breakfast was ok. Best part was walking on the beach out of the room! Attendants were nice and friendly.

  • 5
    « Great Motel right on the beach »

    The location is great right on Atlantic Ave on the beach. This was our third time to stay here and can't wait to go back. The hotel is clean, beds are comfortable and the staff can't do enough to please you. The restaurant has a wonderful breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner is very good. I have celiac and the waiter always made sure everything was gluten free. We were there the second week of December however, the weather was really warm we sat on the lawn facing the beach and just relaxed. We had an oceanfront room however, all rooms have a great view.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    We have stayed there twice before and love the place can't wait to return again. Was disappointed that the pool was closed for repairs however, the hotel compansaited us for that plus they had arrangements with the hotel next door for pool use. The restaurant at the hotel is very good the staff took extra care with me as I have celic and they took extra steps to make sure everything was gluten free that I ordered. Great place right on the beach and convent to everything. Beds and rooms was great.

    5
    « Great location »

    This is one of my favorite hotels to visit in Daytona Beach. The service is outstanding the rooms are fabulous, least mine was I stayed on the ocean front king size bedroom. Large room. Fast elevator. We enjoyed the free cocktails between 530 and 6:30 PM. We also enjoyed the free breakfast which offered a large variety of hot and cold food, fresh fruits, lots of different variety of things. We were excited to see sugar-free syrup for or hotcakes. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommended

    5
    « Great views of the sunrise over the ocean »

    Great balcony, especially from the ocean side of the hotel. Got to watch the pelicans, sunrise, and the view was great. Loved the afternoon "happy hour". Staff were very friendly and helpfull.Will most likely stay there again.

    5
    « Smashing!!!! »

    This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. I must say they never fail to take care of us. My husband is disabled so he as well as several others in our organization had to use their service elevator to get to our hospitality room downstairs. This is an older hotel so they did not have an elevator- however, back to my review. We were there last year for a roast for my husband and the young lady in the restaurant/bar waited on us as well as tended bar for the event. When we showed up this past weekend she was still there and she remember us, her name is Gina and she rocks. It was like old home week. But I digress, the handicap room was perfect. the accessibility in restaurant excellent. There was a snag when the service elevator decided to take on a life of it's own and my husband was stuck downstairs- sadly there are no restrooms down there. The maintenance man could not fix it because it has a blown fuse and the elevator company would not allow them to have extras (another story)- anyway, the elevator company had to be called on Friday night. They were only thirty minutes away but it took a couple of hours for them to get there. The hotel staff helped me to keep my husband calm because he felt trapped because he could not leave the hospitality. After it was fixed on Friday night they had to come back out on Sat because of a blown fuse - after that Gina the young lady from the restaurant made the elevator company bring out extra fuses so the maintenance man would have them - This hotel is right on the beach and they are redoing the pool. If you are staying in Daytona this is the place. We will stay there again.

    5
    « Wonderful Beach Side Hotel »

    The view from the room is awesome. Palm trees, the ocean, and the pool. The staff is amazing, very friendly, and always looking for ways to make your stay enjoyable. My room was always clean and comfortable. The vintage Hawaiian decor will transport you back to the sixties.

    5
    « Great family time!! »

    Stayed for two weeks with the family and it was such a great time. The pool is huge and kept very clean, hotel is right on the beach my kids really loved this place and so did i. Will definitely consider staying here in the future. Keep up the good work!

    5
    « Great Place »

    I was in Daytona for the HSR "Classic 24 Hours of Daytona" vintage sports car race and couldn't find a room closer to the race track. I settled for this hotel and was quite surprised. The reviews were good, but you never know for sure what your experience will be. The room was nice: flat screen TV, premium channels, fridge, micro wave, free WiFi, etc. If I had to pick nits, the only thing I could come up with was a shortage of convenient electrical outlets. I had numerous devices that needed to be recharged every night and I had to put them all over the place. (phone, iPad, 2 different camera batteries) I was by myself, but if my girlfriend had been there with her phone and iPad, it would have been a problem. I didn't have any problems that required interaction with the staff, so I can't say how well they would have responded, and that's a Good Thing. Overall, I'd give this place a top rating.

    5
    « My new Favorite Place to stay »

    My husband surprised me with this stay, while on a vacation to Fl. It was beyond awesome. Walk out the slides to a pool to the right and the ocean to the left. Absolutely beautiful . They also do a complementary happy hour. Everyone is so nice. I cant wait to go back. loved it

    4
    « Happy Hour an added plus »

    Very friendly staff, clean and neat property, very nice buffet breakfast rooms all have ocean view some are ocean front-the property has a very family friendly pool area with outside tiki bar (in season). And an added attraction is the free happy hour with all the other guest. We'll book it again when we're in Dayton.

  • 5
    « Best Place to Staycation!!!!!! »

    My best friend and I decided to Staycation and chose this Best Western and it was the best decision we made!!! We paid a very small extra fee to stay on the first floor poolside which was ANOTHER great idea!!! They have a great restaurant which has a Managers Happy Hour every evening and a wonderful complimentary breakfast every morning!!! The staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating!!! They have plenty of chairs around the pool and other areas!!! The rooms were a great size and the beds were very comfortable!!! Will most definitely stay there again!!!

    5
    « Excellent »

    This hotel is always a great stay!!!! The location is great. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The restrauant and free breakfast buffet is always well kept and very good. This hotel is right on the beach and the pool is fantastic.I cant think of a better place to stay while in Daytona Beach.I have been coming here for the past 5 years and will keep coming back !!! I haver never had a problem when staying at this hotel and it keeps getting better and better every time I stay here

    5
    « Outstanding!!!! »

    This trip was a spur of the moment due to the fact that my father had passed away and it was Halloween night all hotels in Orlando were booked so my mom and I opted to travel to Daytona Beach for the night. I called the hotel and Chelsea made my reservation. I am in the hotel business myself and she was such a immense pleasure. She was very friendly, courteous, and if I could use 1000 other positive compliments I would. I had the pleasure of her checking us in and I mentioned how wonderful she is. She deserves every accolade imaginable. I travel a lot and know when you have a gem and is the real thing. I would also like to say that the whole front desk staff is awesome. I am going to stay there again in a couple day when I start my descent home

    5
    « Pleasure trip to the beach »

    Get away to the beach for our anniversary. We wanted to enjoy the ocean view and surf from our hotel room with a balcony. The Best Western Aku Tiki in Daytona Beach offered what we were looking for. Nice view of the beach and ocean. The complimentary breakfast was varied some each day, very good item choices. We were also satisfied with the dinner menu, french dip sandwich was excellent.

    5
    « Super nice hotel! We WILL be back! »

    We had no reservations but was driving by on our vacation and liked what we saw. So glad we decided to stay there! Got a room on the 5th floor ocean front right on the beach. Had a huge room with king size comfortable bed. Fridge and coffee maker. Big clean bathroom. We had the best view and big balcony! The room was very clean!! Staff was very helpful and friendly. Had a great free breakfast every morning with a lot to choose from! We planned on staying only 3 nights and liked the place so much, we stayed 6 nights!! Price for the room and view were reasonable. Can't wait to go back in 2016!

    5
    « Quiet Little Place on the Beach »

    We only had a few days to explore Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas. As such we needed a place that would serve as a base for exploring and also offer amenities in the evening. The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn fit all of our requirements. First, it has a complimentary breakfast, perfect for getting ready for a busy day. Second, it's restaurant is open until 9:00 PM, perfect for getting a meal after a busy day of exploring. Third, it has full bar, perfect for unwinding after your meal. Other pluses included an oversized pool, a kiddie pool, and a long row of lounge chairs overlooking the ocean. There are also tables and chairs that overlook the ocean. I noticed a laundry, which is nice for longer stays. There is beach access as well. While it is not a new structure, it looks as though it has been recently remodeled. Besides the restaurant/lounge area, there is a second lobby with chairs and couches for relaxing in. The rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and a safe. We visited some of bigger resort hotels along the beach. They were noisy and over-crowded. the Aku Tiki Inn offered a quiet place to relax after a busy day of exploring and site seeing.

    4
    « First time at this hotel »

    My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. We had a great view of the ocean. The hotel and the room was very clean. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The quality of the food in the restaurant not the greatest.

    5
    « Vacation Spot »

    Great place to stay. We have been coming to this hotel for the past 28 years and plan to continue.We always enjoy the stay for it is family oriented and we always tell our friends and so far they like it too.

    4
    « Third time at this property »

    It's a great find. The staff is always helpful. Neal in the lounge knows us by name now. What a lovely gentleman. We have to visit this area for family business several times a year. Groupon offers deals from time to time. With our flexible schedule we always jump at the chance to stay at Aku Tiki. It's not "fancy" but it's clean and convenient. The beds, pillows and linens are great. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a nice surprise for the price paid in Daytona Beach Shores.

    4
    « Biketoberfest »

    Very nice staff, local about 2.2 mi. from main street, not really a big deal as most of the best biker events are now located north, south, west, of the true beach and Main st. area. For those that are picky note there is no covered bike parking, for me not an problem, but for some I know it is, there is a wash station to clean your bike off and towals are provided....All that said, I think this would be a great place for families, and couples looking for a beach holiday.

  • 5
    « pleasure »

    Great place to spend time away from home. The breakfast was excellent with good choices to choose from. The meal was hot with cold cereal. Choice of fruit drinks, hot coffee or tea available. Eggs were served every day along with pancakes or French toast. Again a great place to get away and relax.

    5
    « Another great stay! »

    We stay at the Aku Tiki about three times a year. In June there are around 30 of us...family and friends. The staff are wonderful...friendly and so helpful from the front desk to the tiki bar to house cleaning! The location is perfect, the grounds are well kept and we feel very safe there! We never consider staying anywhere else!

    5
    « Good Affordable Plesant »

    A very good hotel,GREAT STAFF,good rates a good place to just kick back and enjoy. I've stayed here several times in the past and I've yet to be disappointed in service or quality, I'd recommend this hotel to any of my friends in fact we have done so.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    Employees go out of their way to accomodate you on your stay. Restaurant is great. We have stayed their off and on for 15 years. The place can't be beat. The pool lay out is also great, shuffleboard, basketball court, and still have a place to lay in the sun away from all the other activities going on.

    1
    « Racial Profiling »

    Standing in line during happy hour along with 9 - 12 other guests ahead of me, when it was my turn to order I was the only one asked for an ID and room key from Kira the bartender. I was appalled, embarrassed and felt humiliated being the only person asked to present these items per my request for a glass of wine. Not to mention being the only African American in the room. She stated that she's not racial but had to follow hotel policy. I asked her how come she didn't ask any of the other guest ahead of me? Her reply was she knew all of them. BALONEY! "Textbook racial profiling" thats how I felt and how it was received. I went through Priceline and bid a price and this hotel won. First impression are long lasting and this is one to go down in my books. I immediately called for help and and assistance, to this day all I've received was defense for her following all hotel policy. It never occurred to anyone the embarrassment to fork out your ID and room key when coming in from the pool area. They along with Kira assumed that I walked in off the streets for "happy hour" just to get a glass of wine. I ask for Priceline to pull this hotel off their list or list it "for whites only" No one should have to be looked down upon or humiliated because of the color of their skin. Bob the manager supports his staff in stating she followed the rules. I am upset at the outcome of this result, you have $390 of my money for my being black, please return in good faith I will not return on your premises. I speak for those who simply brush this incident off and never hold people accountable for their actions. Not Welcomed Customer

    4
    « Complimentary stay will result in an annual return »

    This hotel donated a room to a fundraiser that I attended for a foundation and I won it in a silent auction. I live in Daytona but, my family spent a "stay cation" at the Best Western and after an incredibly relaxing stay we have decided to make it an annual event. The pool was lovely, the staff was amazing, and even the guests were friendly!! More importantly, I appreciate that this Hotel supports their community by donating a room to foundations and fundraisers.

    3
    « Updated »

    This was just doable. The room needs to be updated. The dust in this room was crazy. I'm allergic to dust so the reaction was instant. The bed spread needs to be washed. Those are the bad points now for the good. Cheap, convenient, free breakfast restaurant was good and kid friendly. Not a five star lodge but the staff were very friendly.

    5
    « felt safe and secured »

    a problem with other guests occurred and the problem was handle quickly. I WILL stay here again in the future. I feel safe knowing that my safety and concerns were taken seriously by the staff. Thank you to the staff.

    5
    « Stay here »

    Love this place, so nice to see the upkeep being done. Not a 5 star hotel, but very comfortable, large rooms, nice balcony, large pool, plenty of chairs on the grounds that include a tiki bar that plays great music. Breakfast is included and happy hour. Fresh warm cookies at reception desk if your timing is on point. Wonderful place.

    3
    « Good Potential »

    We stayed as a group of family/friends at this hotel. It was good enough but could be so much better. They have a few friendly staff that help make you feel welcome. However, they have A LOT of staff that don't seem to want to be there. Their customer service needs MUCH improvement. I would consider staying here again if they staff improved.

  • 4
    « Nice beach front hotel »

    I stayed here with friends over the 4th of July weekend and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms with balcony and beach view were very nice and comfortable. The private pool and bar area was excellent and also provided great views of the beach. I would definitely stay here again.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The Junction of 92/A1A. Travel two miles south on South Atlantic Avenue to the entrance of the BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn.