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Best Western Hotel Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach

4.5/5  - basé sur 1127 notations.
2225 S Atlantic Avenue, 32118-5007, Daytona Beach, United States - See map
Best Western Aku Tiki Inn - BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn is ideally located in the center of Daytona Beach. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

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 on-site full service restaurant. This Daytona Beach hotel's additional amenities include a large heated outdoor swimming pool, 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 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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Hotel advantages

  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
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Couples Couples
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Family Family
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Friends getaway Friends getaway
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SUMMARY NOTES
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"Great location"

4
07/11/2018

Stayed here as part of a road-trip around Florida. Hotel in a great position, located right on the beach, and all rooms have sea views. Excellent pool, with a path down to enjoy the beach and sea.Great experience also driving the car on the beach too. We had breakfast which has a wide range of tasty options. My grandson of 7 loved making us pancakes for us all. We also saw a rocket take off from the Kennedy Space Centre, which topped the stay off nicely.

"I wouldn't stay anywhere else!"

5
01/11/2018

Modern with adorable grounds here. Classic in its original design, it reminded us of being in sunny Polynesia and relaxing in a traditional bungalow. When checking in, there was a slight mix up with our reservation and Troy was a PRO in resolving the situation to our satisfaction. Within minutes we were happy campers! My family and I, enjoyed our stay. The pool, basketball court, shuffleboard, bar, restaurant and ocean front beach access were definitely highlights for us. Not to mention the Hotel is in front of the beach and the pool deck is amazing. There is certainly plenty to do in Daytona Beach. Best Western Aku Tiki was the perfect choice for our family getaway. With great location, customer service and kindness to this level, I will surely visit again and recommend to anyone. Thanks folks!

"Great"

5
01/11/2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Best Western.Excellent location.8 miles from airport.Across from Win Dixie.Friendly staff.Very clean rooms.pool was sparkly clean.Right on the beach.Minutes away from the broadwalk by car.

"If you like noise stay here!"

1
28/10/2018

Walls paper thin and contractors work even on Sunday. Complained at front desk and they say nothing can be done. Could not even be moved to other side of hotel.Great customer service Best Western. Best Western should refund 50 percent off rooms. Will contact the our company to remove from hotel list. Bring ear plugs.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write about our hotel. I am terribly sorry to hear of the noise disturbance you encountered. Please know we truly care about our guests comfort. I can assure we are not undergoing construction in our property and the slight noise you heard and picture taken, came from a property adjacent to us. The white wall shown on the picture marks the property line and there's ample parking space in between the buildings as the picture shows. Though we would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, we would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and we hope you would give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is. Thank you again for providing your opinion during your seven day stay.

"Lovely hotel"

4
27/10/2018

We had pre-booked this hotel through Booking.com but arrived a little later than expected. However, we were welcomed very warmly and checked in quickly. The room was very clean and spacious with a small balcony overlooking the car park and beach. The outside area is outstanding with a beautiful pool, tables and chairs and an area overlooking the beach. Breakfast was tasty with a good choice of hot and cold food and drinks. It was nice to have the choice of sitting inside or outside to eat.

"For a getaway"

4
20/10/2018

Good location on ocean front with a good service. Big clean room with fridge. Ocean view and swimming pool by the beach. steps from downtown. Stay there twice a year for many years....Sure you will enjoy to stay there .

"Fantastic hotel!"

5
19/10/2018

Friendly, helpful staff - beyond all expectations. Loved the location of the hotel and the hotel grounds and amenities. Bed and pillows were extrememly comfortable, room was very clean and spacious and loved the oceanfront view from the balcony! Will definitely stay there next time in the area and highly recommend - great hotel for families, too, and you can't beat the free breakfast that's included. You will not find a better value or experience, even if you spend more!

"Very nice "

4
15/10/2018

The room was clean and roomy. Property nicely landscaped and had plenty of seating beach side and poolside. Complimentary cocktails were a nice touch. The breakfast was delicious. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Location was not close enough for walking to other restaurants and activities.

"Why stay anywhere else in the area!"

4
15/10/2018

Lovely facilities, Caring Staff & availability of De-humidifier, upon request for those of us with allergies, etc. was a real plus. No interest is staying elsewhere when my travel plans take me to the Daytona Beach area!

"Quick getaway "

5
14/10/2018

Decided last minute to go away for the night. There was one room left;however didn't realize I was booking through a third party so didn't get my member points added for the night it wasn't too bad. They were able to accommodate us with a king bed with ocean view. Keep in mind there is ocean view and ocean front. Ocean view was still very nice. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Happy hour was great as was the dinner and breakfast was fantastic. The staff is as accommodating as possible. The pool area is beautiful and ideal for kids and adults alike.

"Wonderful"

5
14/10/2018

Everything about the experience at the Aku Tiki was perfect, from the friendly front desk staff, the great comfortable room with ocean view to the Housekeeping service. We felt pampered from the moment we checked in. I have always like Best Westerns. Some are old others newer, but overall the experience is usually great. And their rewards program is the best from other chains in my opinion. We cannot wait to go back.

"Perfect place!"

5
31/07/2018

Breakfast items had a variety to suit the 14 of us. Beds super comfy. Property is well maintained. Staff is friendly. Price a big value considering the extras. Large swimming pool, Tiki Bar added to the atmosphere of fun.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, room, pool, and tiki bar. We are very pleased to hear that our staff is friendly. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you!

"My home away from home."

5
30/07/2018

I have been staying at the Aku Tiki for more than 20 years. We typically stay for 5 days during June or July. The staff is phenomenal. Everyone is courteous and professional. My family loves the different options and places you can enjoy the sun from the pool, the grassy oceanfront area with tables and umbrellas, or down at the beach. The free breakfast and happy hours are much appreciated! I would recommend to get to breakfast early, as it gets quite busy. Each year, I love the Aku Tiki more and more!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, its many amenities, and especially our staff. Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation days with us. We hope you share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Awesome"

5
30/07/2018

This is the Hotel I have found in Daytona with the best staff and a Tiki Bar knows how's how to make drinks . Your room over looks the beach or the pool depending on how you book your room . The breakfast was great . You have shops , and grocery stores and other restaurants within walking distance . I JUST LOVE HAPPY HOUR THE BEST WESTERN AKU TIKI LOUNGE HAS TO OFFER FOR THEIR GUESTS !!!! I will definitely be booking my next Vacation with the Best Western AKU Tiki Inn . P.S. The Pool is very Clear an Clean and the Rooms are Very Clean an the AC does work Super !! Housekeeping does clean your room daily !!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Janna for your review. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was a happy one. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, tiki bar, breakfast, views, location, and especially our staff.. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Roach Motel!"

2
27/07/2018

Room 506 was infested with roaches. We have stayed in this room many times prior and never saw a bug. Something bad happened since last year and it ruined our stay. We checked out 3 days early due to the staff's inability to fix the problem. We were told twice there were no other available rooms. They sent a staffer up to the room after our first request to have the room sprayed. We went down the street to ACO three times to buy bug spray and despite spraying the room daily, they kept on coming. It was so bad, we slept with all the lights on our last night. The staff could not have been any nicer or more apologetic, but when I have bugs crawling across my back at night it's time to say bye bye. I asked Chelsea to refund 2 days as a goodwill gesture, she stated she'd have the manager call me. I did not get a call, but did receive a standard "Sorry our hotel did not meet your expectations" email from someone by the name of Steve Farley. As a platinum member who spent $2,000 I expected better.

BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. -Best Western Hotels & Resorts

"Good bad and ugly"

4
27/07/2018

Chef Al-EDIT4/5 4 days ago on Google Oh will share good bad and ugly. There are lots of good. From Wyatt at front desk. Great room spacious clean. The housekeeping staff is awesome. Rose and Kat go way above and beyond and it is all about the guests and there comfort. Maintenance awesome crew Randy and Chris on a late almost 11 came and fixed a.c. and were at room inside 5 mins of call to front desk. The bar. Tina Renee and Kara Rock stars. All about the customers. Ty for a great weekend. And lastly Tiffany one of the chefs she worked the omelets at the FREE breakfast buffet she is awesome caring and fast. Management u have some real super stars on your crew Now on to the bad. Internet is the worse. And range is not big. And VERY slow Elevators are slow If u could fix those 2 issues u would be a six plus. I can not give half stars. U deserve a 4.5 great facility great views great staff We will be back

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your review, we have shared with our staff. They all work exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that each member of our staff was helpful. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with our elevator and internet. We have shared your concerns with our IT department for the internet as well as our maintenance team for the elevator. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future, thank you for choosing the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn!

"GREAT ROOM WITH FRONT VIEW AND KITCHEN"

5
26/07/2018

This room was fully equipped with a kitchen and frontal view of the beach. Full hot breakfast everyday. Happy hour for a full hour from 4:30 to 5:30 at the hotel restaurant. They have a large pool which is checked everyday. Thank you for a GREAT STAY!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you John for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your room. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Just an average hotel"

2
23/07/2018

Don't go by the picture of the hotel as I think they used the pretty filter. The rooms are small the bathroom is a joke. The breakfast was great. The beach was fantastic. The staff are very friendly and helpful

BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback of your recent stay, and we are sorry to hear that it did not exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. -Best Western Hotels & Resort

"Vacation 2018"

5
20/07/2018

from the staff, to the appearance, to the price, the tiki bar which we really enjoyed, breakfast in the morning was incredible with the selections. this is OUR only Best western in Daytona Beach, Fl, there are others, but this one is perfect for our leisure time and R & R, Repeat Guest Again and Again. Sharon & Bill, Georgia

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sharon for your review. We are happy to hear that we are your only Best Western, thank you! We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, price, tiki bar, breakfast, and especially our staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Amazing place"

5
13/07/2018

This is a wonderful place to stay. Very family friendly. The staff is excellent, even dealing with all the rude GUESTS. Please be nice to the staff!! The food and drinks are great. Very clean facility. Pools are awesome!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Misty for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our amenities and especially on our staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

"Amazed"

4
12/07/2018

Staff are friendly and helpful. Our room had a great view, clean and very roomy, included refrigerator, stove, sink and counter. Amenities include restaurant, pool, tiki bar, fitness room, athletic options.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Jessica for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the view, your room, and the many amenities that we offer. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it. We hope you will share your experience on social media as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Awesome. Go back every year"

5
09/07/2018

Went to this hotel 20+ years ago when I was younger with my Aunt and Uncle. They still after all these years stay for 2 weeks a year. I started going back every year 4 years ago. Employees are amazing, room is always clean, well stocked with towels and soaps, breakfast is amazing with lots of options and then on top of all the other great things....they have a happy hour where you get free alcoholic beverages. Cant beat that right?!?!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Brittney for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate your loyalty. Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel and many amenities. We appreciate the compliments on our breakfast, happy hour, and especially our amazing employees. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"R&R at Aku Tiki"

5
07/07/2018

Me and my sister needed a short vacation to recharge our batteries from the hustle and bustle of life. So we did and all I have to say is that this is a beautiful place that lives up to the pictures that they have posted up. We were fortunate to have the fifth floor, which is designated for smokers and we are non-smokers, but the view of the ocean was amazing before the storm that weekend and the morning sunrise. I really enjoyed the friendliness of everyone from front desk to the housekeepers who are amazing and even the other guests were awesomes especially this one guest who came from the happy hour that they have encouraging us to go there. It was a very welcoming experience and one I will be returning to in the future.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your short vacation with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, view, and friendliness of our staff. We hope you will share your experience on social media as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"A new favorite spot!"

5
03/07/2018

I can't say enough about the Aku Tiki. This was our first trip to Daytona in about 10 years of vacationing on the Gulf side. We were in town for 5 days for a gaming convention that my son was interested in. Our room was an oceanfront double queen, and it was appointed very nicely. We flew in from Atlanta (to Orlando) and drove to Daytona, getting there far too early. The manager allowed us to check in early and provided us with a cot for an extra guest we hadn't originally planned for. The free breakfast is quite impressive, and the cocktail hour was a nice bonus. The grounds are immaculate (I watched constant cleaning and quality control from our balcony - the staff is great). We will definitely return to Daytona, and we'll always stay at the Aku Tiki.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your glowing 5 star review! We appreciate your comments and are glad to hear we met your expectations. Our staff works diligently around our resort to keep in clean and maintained. Feel free to share your feedback with family and friends, we love referrals! We hope to see you again in the near future, thank you for choosing our resort.

"Our new favorite in Daytona Beach"

5
02/07/2018

We hadn't been in Daytona Beach for about 8 years so on this trip we decided to stay 4 nights. We were so glad we did. We had room 303 which was a king ocean front. The room was well maintained and we had to laugh as the bathroom was small and we compared it to the bathroom on a cruise ship. Wi Fi was very good. The pool is huge. Water temp was great. THere was always a place to sit as this hotel provided plenty of lounge chairs. There were tables with umbrellas too. There is a tiki bar by the pools for drinks and food. Food was very good. There is also a restaurant onsite and we had dinner 1 night which was good. The breakfast has to be the best we have ever had. It was held in the restaurant. Plenty of hot food. Eggs. corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and waffles. I loved their doughnuts. The staff at this hotel were so friendly. I believe the hotel was pretty well filled but there was never any issues with finding a table for breakfast. There is also a happy hour with free drinks. Again never got full. Our only minor complaint was our room could of used a dusting and the TV was smeared and never was clean. Sometimes we did not get enough of towels. But overall we loved the place and hope to go back . They deserve a rating of 5.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we met your expectations. Glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast, it's always a hit with our guests and our happy hour is an all time favorite too. We have shared your feedback with our housekeeping to improve. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Daytona Beach!

"Better Than Expected"

4
01/07/2018

Booking a hotel at a beach is always very difficult. You read reviews and hope for the best. Best Western Aku Tiki certainly met all of our expectations. Guests enjoy a FREE breakfast each morning and I am not talking about just cereal, bagels and fruit. There is a whole buffet of breads, muffins, cinnamon rolls, eggs (Sundays include a made to order omelet bar), and each day it changes between sausage/bacon, homefries, hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, grits and oatmeal. Also, always available are self-serve pancakes and waffles. There was never a need to eat out for breakfast. We had also eaten lunch and dinner once at the hotel. Food was also very good with a wide menu selection. Pool: This was great. Very big, never battling for a seat, plenty of tables/umbrellas where guests can bring coolers. Guests can also bring their own rafts/noodles for relaxation and there was a 2nd little pool for kids. Tiki Bar: Jeannie the bartender was amazing. We dont drink alcohol and she never hesitated to make us a frozen blend. She was on her game and very talkative to keep us entertained. Smoking is allowed outside of the pool deck. Room: Cleaned very good each day and if we needed extra towels, there was no hesitation. We had a kitchenette room, which I may say was the only semi disappointment. Full fridge, nice small electric stove, but not much counter space or a table for sitting and eating at. They offer late checkouts, but only until noon, which we took advantage of. Parking: Never had to fight for a space. One was always available. Beach: Very accessible from the hotel. It sits right in the back with a few short steps. There seems to be a little TLC that could be done with the interior walls/doors, but nothing that would discourage me from staying here again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Kristen for your review. We are pleased to hear that our hotel met all of your expectations. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, restaurant, pool, parking, location, and room. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Beware!!!"

1
28/06/2018

This place is a dump!!! Check dates on pictures! We checked in then checked out! Place was dirty had a smell and no was not because of the proximity to beach! The smell was like a public restroom smell! Last straw was sitting on bed watching bugs crawl down the wall!!! Best western I expected better from you!!! I am not sure how they have rated this place what its rating is but one star is toooo much!!!

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello Debbie. The experience you describe does not meet our high standards and we apologize. Can you please contact our hotel manager or assistant manager directly so we can get more info about your stay? We want to make sure we fully understand and remedy the issues you encountered. Steve is our hotel manager and Karen is our assistant manager, both can be reached at the hotel. The number to call is 1-800-258-8454. Again, we apologize for disappointing you during your visit.

"Great place to stay helpful and freindy staff. None better on Daytona beach."

5
24/06/2018

Another great stay. Best staff on the beach. And as A bonus Benson the Tiki bar bartender is back. Was there 15 days great food and service in trader's restaurant. Clean large nice pool. And great views of the beach.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Art for your five star review. We are happy to hear that you had another great stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, food, service, pool, and views. We are glad to hear that you are happy that Benson is back. We hope you will share your experience on social media as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you!

"Great location and staff"

5
20/06/2018

Very nice motel, everything was wonderful. Staff was helpful and provided information on local activities. Parking was a little tight but acceptable. View of the beach, ocean, and pool was remarkable.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, location, views, pool, and especially our staff. We hope you will share your experience on social media as we love to have referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Spring Break Getaway"

4
19/06/2018

We really enjoyed staying here. The rooms could use some updating but it was great for the price. We also loved the on site restaurant. The free breakfast buffet each morning was amazing. We really liked the pool and all the extra activities they offered.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, restaurant, breakfast buffet, pool, and activities. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Not a good experience"

3
15/06/2018

We usually really enjoy our stays at Best Western hotels but this hotel was a disappointment. Not sure why the reviews are so high. We booked directly through the hotel and it was expensive, with a small AARP discount, for such a dingy place. The hallway rug to get to the room was old-looking and dirty, and there were sand puddles throughout. I realize this place is on the beach, but come on. One day there were kids' items strewn all over the floor when we walked down there. We took the stairs to get to our room because the elevator (only one) was always packed, only to be greeted by a large cockroach on the stairs. The room was big but the bed skirt on the bed was a wrinkly mess, the fabric under the curtains was full of stains, the (very old) toilet flushed loudly (we could hear our neighbor's also) yet you had to flush twice, the sink area was small. There was no good place to hang towels since the towel hanger on the door was not there, just two gaping holes (I assume someone stole it) so we hung the towels on the shower curtain holder. We paid for an ocean view room but weren't able to enjoy it. There was constant noise on the beach from the huge trucks parading by with their bad music blaring at all hours. We found out too late it was Truck Weekend during the exact time that we stayed. No one at Best Western mentioned it when I made the reservation, or that the beach would be full of trucks. If I had known I wouldn't have booked the room there. I was not happy that we paid for an oceanfront hotel room and had to get into our car and drive north to Ormond Beach to get away from the boom boom of the monster trucks, just to get to a quieter beach. But the beach was at least nice there. On the way back to the BW we were stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. This was supposed to be a romantic getaway for our anniversary, but it turned out to be anything but.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay and that we did not meet your expectations. We have a very current pest prevention program in place, I can assure you. We are sorry if the truck weekend was noisy. Our hotel has no affiliation with this event. We have shared your room concerns with our management and housekeeping for further improvement. We do hope you will give us another try on a future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Great food nice hotel"

4
11/06/2018

Friends from out of town were staying there on Memorial Day, we met them for poolside drinks then dinner. The hotel was very clean and the pool area was great. We stayed their free cocktail hour then set down for dinner. I had the ribs and they were great. Be careful - I paid by credit card, the waitress took my card and went to process the bill. No big deal right. Well, several days later I got a call from my CC company stating potential fraud. Turns out over 1000.00 in fraudulent charges to online retailers. They were all reversed of course but I was inconvenienced, had to update all of the auto pays. I called the general manager and he was very apologetic. I explained that the card had not been given to someone to run a charge in months. He then asked if I had purchased gas I said you but felt uncomfortable. I understood why he asked that but a better question would have been when was the last time you purchased gas. In my case, it was two weeks before. The point is this scam does happen. The hotels should have better security for this issue

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Thank you for letting our general manager know of the situation, we are looking further into it. We appreciate your comments as we are always trying to improve.

"Loved this hotel!!"

5
08/06/2018

Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful!! The free breakfast was delicious everyday with great choices. So much better than your traditional “continental” breakfast of cold cereal!!! Pool was nice and open late! The free happy hour was tremendous!!! We will be back!!

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hi Michael thank you for your 5 star review. We are so glad to hear we exceeded your expectations! Our guests always appreciate our free breakfast buffet and happy hour. Our staff works exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome. Thank you for choosing our resort and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Daytona Beach!

"Pleasantly Surprised Thanks"

5
05/06/2018

This hotel was clean and fresh. The Staff and Employees exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The view from my Oceanfront room was spectacular the room very clean. I found all the amenities offered to be very good including the rest. Thank-You Robin for listening to my concerns and addressing them Your the BEST !!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, location, views, and amenities. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We will be sure to let Robin know your compliment. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Aku Tiki- Best Western - May 2018"

4
31/05/2018

This hotel has Competent, Friendly staff and Good amenities. Almost every room has a good view of the beach/ocean. The complimentary breakfast had quite a variety that included scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, sausages, danish, bagels, fruit juice drinks, coffee, tea, and more.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your 4 star review. We are glad to hear we met your expectations and you enjoyed what our breakfast could offer. We appreciate you leaving your feedback and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Daytona Beach!

"Loved it"

5
28/05/2018

We stayed at the Best Western around the 1st of May. It was wonderful. The staff was so helpful. It almost felt like we were on a cruise. It was conveniently located we could go to the pool or on the beach. The breakfast was one of the best we have while traveling. We decided to stay an extra day and they had to move us but they made sure we were on the same floor with the same view. Like I said my husband and I were so relaxed we loved it. We would highly recommend it to anyone going to Daytona.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Debra thank you for leaving your 5 star rating. We are so glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We have made improvements to our breakfast over the years so I'm happy to hear you liked it. Thank you for staying with us an extra day, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest enjoying our resort. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Daytona Beach!

"A Slice of Paradise in DBS"

5
19/05/2018

We visited our favorite DBS hotel again in May 2018. We love the new floor tile around the hotel, the new carpet, curtains, chairs and bedding in room 103 and the carpet, tile and seating in Trader's restaurant. They've added even more chaise lounges and tables with umbrellas overlooking the ocean since last season. We love the tiki accents in the halls, lobby, restaurant and of course the huge tiki head out front. They add to the exotic island theme that's reinforced by the beautiful lush plants on the grounds. The staff are the best. Friendly, helpful, smiling all the time, always willing to help. Plenty of free parking on both sides of the hotel which is conveniently located between International and Dunlawton. There are power open doors to the left of the lobby and at the ramp out to the pool by room 101 for wheelchair access if needed. There is a ramp down to the pool on the south side of the pool for wheelchair access to the pool area. The bubbles blowing in the ocean breeze over the pool area when the Tiki bar is open are a festive touch. We usually stay around ten days and are always sad when our stay is over. The included breakfast and happy hour are wonderful perks and makes a stay there an even better deal. DW loved the new pillows, I needed a flatter one and our housekeeper was happy to get me one from storage, in a hygienic bag. There is Trader's restaurant with full bar on site, a 7-11 across the street, an iHop about a half block away, a post office, grocery and liquor store about a block away. The only negative for us is the amount of cigar/cigarette smoke in the air when you are enjoying the beautiful ocean/beach views on your patio or one of the outdoor tables. We hope to return year after year as long as we can travel. The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn is our home away from home in the DB area... our slice of paradise on earth.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We are pleased you have chosen to spend your vacation time with us again. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, re-modeling, parking, breakfast, and happy hour. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly and helpful staff. Our staff works very hard to make our guests feel welcome so we love to hear that they are doing a great job! We hope you will share your experience with your family and friends as we would love to host them too. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks for taking the time to rate us.

"The place to stay in Daytona Beach Shores"

5
18/05/2018

Decided to travel to Daytona Beach after 10 yrs away ( cruising the high seas) was very happy to find this location after reading reviews . AKU TIKI INN is the place to stay . Large heated pool , great views , a restaurant with great food and a even better staff. Managers HAPPY HOUR - 430-530 free drinks from listed menu .large spacious rooms . plan on returning before years end

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, pool, views, restaurant, happy hour, and rooms. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"BEST- BEST WESTERN EVER"

5
14/05/2018

Better than a cruise ship, outstanding breakfast and dinner.We could not have asked for a better place to stay.Every thing about this place was first class. We have stay at many BW hotels all across the country, this one beats everyone by miles

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Francis for your review, we appreciate you taking time to write it. We are very pleased to hear that our hotel is the best BW that you have ever stayed in! Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, and dinner. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"vacation"

5
14/05/2018

staff was excellent, cleaning lady very very friendly. Loved this place. Met people at bar during happy hour (free drinks). The only thing missing in the area were not enough restaurants, otherwise I would recommend

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you loved our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and staff. We are pleased to hear that you met new friends during our happy hour. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Fantastic place"

5
13/05/2018

We stayed here for a full week. The price was great and included a great breakfast every morning. They have so many different selections of breakfast to choose from for all ages. The staff was great and very helpful. Had a problem with the tub and within minutes of reporting it, they fixed it. Enjoyed the conversations with both the staff and guests. Had a kitchenette in my room and it was nice and roomy. The balcony view was beautiful too. Also they have a happy hour for the guests. They believe in a family atmosphere and keep rowdy guests away. I can't wait to visit them again. Next time staying longer.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Tyson for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, and especially our staff. We hope you will share your experience with your family and friends as we would love to host them too. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Nice but..."

3
12/05/2018

Decent location on beach, but remember cars can drive so it is not ideal with small kids. They had a shower and hose to wash sand off which was great. 2 decent pools, 1 for little kids with lots of chairs. I really appreciated that they had pool toys for kids provided by hotel, very cool. The free breakfast was easy and had enough variety. The biggest issue was the people smoking everywhere. On balcony, pool side, beach, everywhere. Sorry i just cant enjoy the beautiful breeze when it smells of cigarettes. We complained when we first got here about our neighbor smoking and they had them ztop, but were back at it again in no time. When i later looked up at hotel, many people smoking on balcony so Indont think management really cares. We had a fine time but wont be back.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our amenities including the pool toys. We apologize for any inconveniences with regard to guests who were smoking. We have shared your comments with our management team for further discussion.

"Best Hotel On Daytona A1A strip!!!"

5
11/05/2018

This hotel was absolutely amazing!!! The breakfast had a wide variety of options. The gym was super nice. We had a balcony with a view of the ocean. They give you free drinks at the bar between 4:30-5:30. The staff was super nice. The rooms are located on the inside of the building. Greatest hotel in Daytona. I refuse to stay anywhere else if I go back to Daytona. The rooms are very spacious and theres alot of entertainment around the hotel.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are very happy to hear that our hotel was amazing. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, gym, breakfast, views, and rooms. We are pleased to hear that our staff was super nice. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them also. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Great place, great vib"

5
10/05/2018

Great place, happy hour, tiki bar, huge pool, great onsite restaurant. Cookies in lobby! Room slept great. Right on the beach with tons of seating by pool and beach. Very friendly staff and great vibe.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Jacqueline for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, happy hour, tiki bar, pool, and restaurant. We are very pleased to hear that our staff is very friendly and that our hotel has a great vibe. We hope you share your experience with your family and friends as we would love to host them too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"One of best hotels on Daytona Beach!"

5
08/05/2018

I've stayed in a lot of hotels in Daytona Beach area (from there). This was first time I stayed at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn and was pleasantly surprised! It has to be one of best hotels on Daytona Beach! Great food, service, comfy bed, rooms with views, heated outdoor pool. Hotel is very clean. If you are looking for all these great amenities and great food, look no further! I would recommend this hotel the others.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Cathy for your review. We are very happy to hear that you consider our hotel one of the best hotels in Daytona Beach. We also appreciate your recommendation. Thank you for all of the compliments on our hotel, amenities, food, and cleanliness. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Spring Getaway"

5
05/05/2018

Excellent staff, good location, hotel is very good all around, hope to return in the fall. excellent vacation hotel. We come as a group up to 110 people, all our needs are met. Like to visit two times a year.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our location and especially on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"On the beach but dated "

3
08/04/2018

We found this hotel a few months before spring break after searching around and booked it on the best western website. It had good reviews and everything was booking up for our dates so we went ahead and reserved it. The staff at the desk were very friendly and even offered a pack n play or crib for my daughter if we needed it. There was only 1 elevator, so we ended up taking the stairs most of the time to the 3rd floor. The rooms were very dated, the carpet looks like it is the original carpet and could definitely use an update. Our room came with a kitchenette where not all of the burners on the stove worked, but they did stock our room with pots, cups, bowls, plates, silverware and a frying pan. The room was spacious and the balcony was nice. Our room had a huge dehumidifier that filled up twice a day. The maid service was pretty slow and didn't really do much cleaning. The big plus for this hotel was the pool and being able to walk right out to the beach. There is a kid pool but no hot tub. Free breakfast was included and was nice. Didn't realize that cars were allowed to drive up and down the beach which we are not used to and were not too fond of. Overall the hotel was ok, but I don't think I would go out of my way to stay here again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Kari, thank you for leaving your review. We apologize if there were issues with your room. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay of any issues so we can fix them immediately. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping staff for improvement. Our hotel is very popular for the reasons you stated... our in-ground swimming pool, our beachfront access, and our complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet.. our guests love these amenities! We encourage you to give us another try on your next beach vacation, we hope to see you again soon.

"Great staff"

3
07/04/2018

We reserved our hotel directly from best western. We carefully read reviews from every hotel on the beach and things were booking quickly for spring break. So after reading there reviews we decided this one was goo for the price per night. We arrived a little earlier than check in. We got there around 1:00pm. Check in isn't until 3pm but they allowed me to check in as soon as I arrived. Staff was very friendly and I was thankful for a quick and easy check in. We got to our room on the only elevator in the whole hotel. The room was clean, but you can tell the hotel is dated. No complaints from us as far as the hotel goes. The whole city on the beach is very dated in my opinion. The beach was great. Easy access to the beach and pool. Fresh pool towels provided daily near the lobby exit to the pool. No hot tub unless you get a room with one. Free hot breakfast daily. That is a huge plus for us as we have 5 people in our family and eating out becomes quite costly. Breakfast time was a bit crowded but it was understandable due to it being spring break. If I were to visit Daytona again, I might look for another place to stay but if it came down to spending double what I paid here, I'd stay here again. ive stayed at several places so it's hard to compare this to another hotel that would be in a better city. There is a kid pool. Our neighbors were rowdy and we couldn't hear them at all unless we were in the hallway.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We are happy to hear that overall you had a good experience. Our staff works exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome. Our guests always appreciate our daily hot breakfast buffet. We have recently added "make your own" pancakes thanks to guest feedback. We do hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Daytona Beach.

"Great location and nicely maintained"

5
02/04/2018

We visited here in March with our high school daughter and her friend and had a very pleasant stay. I was not very familiar with the area or the hotels, so I selected this one based on the reviews and the pictures of the pool area. The Daytona Beach Shores area where this is located, seems to be a little nicer than the Daytona Beach section. It is an older hotel like most in the area, but it is evident that they do a lot of maintenance and cleaning as we saw many workers throughout the day attending to cleaning and maintenance. The room itself was nice with new mattresses that were very comfortable. The bathrooms are somewhat dated but clean. The pool area was very good size with plenty of chairs and a large pool. In addition, there were plenty of other chairs on the grass overlooking the beach. The free breakfast and free happy hour were a very nice feature. I would definitely consider staying here on my next visit to Daytona.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rooms, pool, breakfast, and happy hour. We also appreciate the compliments on our cleanliness and well maintained hotel. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"EXCELLENT SERVICE, FREE DRINKS, GREAT BREAKFAST"

5
01/04/2018

We had an excellent experience at this hotel. As a family of 4, we arrived just in time for the free drinks happy hour, the vibe at the pool and grounds are fun, the breakfast was delicious. Our kids LOVED the pancake machine and waffles. The view from the room was breathtaking. I highly recommend this resort as a great value for the money, great location, beautiful view, accommodating staff, safe area, and fun atmosphere. Our kids made full use of the shuffleboard, ping pong, and pool. I used the fitness center for a circuit with the weight machines and treadmill. The free drinks put me in a great mood and the kids loved the soda punch served during happy hour, as well. There's a 7-eleven across the street for anything you may need, as well!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our happy hour, breakfast, location, fitness center, and views. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Location and service are first rate"

4
26/03/2018

We had 3 rooms on the first floor for Bike Week in March. The staff was very accommodating - from reserved motorcycle parking to saving a cookie for our sweet toothed buddy. The complementary breakfast is very good - and the selections are resupplied quickly when they run out. The pool is well maintained - not heated but still very comfortable for laps in early March. Happy hour every day is a great deal - and the food in the bar is truly a step above average bar food. The fish tacos were particularly good - well prepared with generous portions. The only downside is the facility is showing its age. We had the bathroom sink back up on the last day and they could not get it unclogged. They gave us another room to use for the last night. A nice touch but still inconvenient. The beach access is perfect - a set of stairs and you are on the sand. The cars drive by so you can feel the spectacle of Daytona Beach. The group likes this hotel so much we are reserving it for Bike Week again next year.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you and your group enjoyed your stay so much that you are reserving a stay for next year. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, and food. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly and accommodating staff. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them also. We look forward to seeing you at Bike Week next year. Thank you!

"Spring Vacation"

4
26/03/2018

Hotel is older but remodeled nicely. Comfy beds. Small bathroom. great view and staff was super nice bar and pool were great , good breakfast over all we would stay there again. Easy access to the rooms rather than a super large hotel..

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, pool, and breakfast. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Just what I needed"

4
12/03/2018

Great location. Friendly staff. Rooms are fairly basic and a little dated, but it was clean(very important). Best hotel breakfast with the most options I've seen in a long time. Only there for one night. Didn't get a chance to use the pool.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, and breakfast. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Needs TLC"

3
08/03/2018

This hotel is over 2 miles from the main pier where all the restaurants and shops are at. Some of the reviews I read caused me to think it was within walking distance, but it's pretty far away. There is a grocery store just across the road so that was nice. We were in room 309 and the bathroom could use a deep cleaning, there was some mold below faucet in tub. And along the floor by the tub. Our balcony faced the parking lot, yes, there was an ocean view, but not what I expected from room description. Lots of high school and college age spring breakers staying in the hotel and partying. The hotel may want to change their min age limit back to 21 to rent a room. Very noisy and even saw a guy peeing off a balcony down to parking lot. Don't think we would stay here again. Free breakfast was nice, the happy hour is crazy. They allow people to drink as much as they can in an hour. I would do this differently, I would give each guest 2 free drink tickets each. Saw some of the college aged ones chugging drinks and getting back in line for more. Some that I saw drank 4 or 5 drinks in that 1 hour.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We apologize if there was noise with any guests. We do monitor activity in and around the grounds of the hotel 24 hours a day and we always encourage guests to inform us if there are issues during their stay. We have shared your feedback about our happy hour with our management team for future consideration. Our staff does monitor our happy hour to nesure there is organization. We do hope you will consider our hotel on a future trip to Daytona Beach.

"Beautiful"

5
05/03/2018

I love this motel the breakfast is great. Nice views well kept. Will defiantly stay there again. Very clean rooms I love the balcony. Nice touch I love that all the balconies are on a angle for good views.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you love our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, views, and breakfast. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We would love to host them also. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Winter getaway "

5
03/03/2018

Place was nice had great view from the room on 4th floor, restaurant outside hotel had the best boneless chicken wings, market and shops all in walking distance, outside tiki bar, and things for the kids...basketball ping pong and others, good size pool plus a smaller one for the younger kids, hotel staff was very friendly would definitely visit again

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our views, location, tiki bar, and pools. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family, we would love to host them also. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks for taking the time to rate us.

"Nice Stay"

4
01/03/2018

Stayed here race weekend and it was really a nice place. A little dated but aside from that it was very clean and the staff could not have been any nicer. The restaurant there is good to catch a quick meal and the free breakfast was adequate. Stayed here 35 yrs ago and found out the same owners own it so they are doing something right!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our restaurant and breakfast. We are very pleased to hear that the staff was nice and friendly. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Always The Place to Stay for The Daytona 500"

5
23/02/2018

My dad has been visiting DAB for the Daytona 500 for 27 years now and I have been going for 6 years. We always stay at the Aku Tiki and absolutely LOVE it! The staff is amazing, so attentive and friendly. We always get a pool/ocean view room on the 4th or 5th floor. It's right on the beach, so you can see everything.You have to experience a Daytona sunrise, it will take your breath away! The breakfast is wonderful, I love the addition of the omelette bar on the weekends. The Happy Hour is a nice touch, we usually hit that every year, but this year we weren't able to make it back by 4:30. We didn't mind though. Even though we're only there once per year, we feel like locals coming "home". :) Thank you Aku Tiki for another amazing Daytona trip. We're looking forward to seeing everyone again for the race next year. Keep up the great work!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate your loyalty! Thank you for all of the compliments on our hotel, views, breakfast, and happy hour. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family, we would love to host them also. We look forward to welcoming you "home" next year. Thanks for taking the time to rate us.

"Superb, except for one thing! You will have to read further......"

5
15/02/2018

Reasonably priced. Very clean, but very dated. Not a big deal for me at all that it is dated. The staff here, and I am talking about EVERY SINGLE PERSON is very friendly and they absolutely go out of their way to make sure you are pleased to be here. Best breakfast ever. Not a Marriott breakfast, but rather a full service breakfast in an actual restaurant, not a lobby. Pancakes. French Toast. Omelettes on weekends made to order. Fruit. Yogurt. Junk food (muffins/rolls) Oatmeal. Grits. Two meat choices. Eggs. Just superb. Never run out of food either. The one hour happy hour from 430 to 530 daily is nice, but stick to beer. I understand the drinks are free, so you can't expect quality. The wine can only be described as vinegar, and the liquor is the cheapest low quality stuff available. Again, you can't complain as the drinks are free so stick to beer and you won't go wrong. Wait staff again is simply top notch. Not their fault they have to serve low quality booze. Great location on beach, large private grassy area to lounge on, as well as a huge pool and pool area. The ONE THING I take issue with is the use of plastic dishes and utensils at breakfast, as these are trashed and not recycled. I guess recycling is not a thing in Florida. It just makes me sick that all this plastic is used and thrown into the trash and then piled up in a landfill. Would it be so difficult to use metal utensils and real plates, and hire a dishwasher? It would save the cost of constantly buying plastic, which would basically level out the cost of a dishwasher. This hotel does host alot of "blues" (old people) who I noticed don't leave a tip on the table at breakfast. C'mon, people. If you stay here leave a few bucks on the table for the folks who work their tails off for you! Great stay, and I look forward to visiting again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and you felt our staff did an excellent job, they all work hard to make guests feel welcome. We apologize if our happy hour drinks did not meet your expectations, guests really enjoy this amenity. Your comments about using plastic dishes and utensils we are looking into, we have shared your comments with upper management for further discussion. Thank you for your in depth review. We appreciate you taking your time in writing your comments. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Daytona Beach!

"Great value."

4
12/02/2018

Very friendly staff. Spacious room had king size bed with ocean view. Clean. A little dated. Parts of the hotel are undergoing renovations. Great inclusive breakfast offerings which changed daily, including omelets made to order on weekends. 4:30-5:30 free happy hour, but I didn't use it so I can't address the selections available. Pool. Pavillion with tables for casual dining. Lounge chairs. Direct beach access. Great location.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our views, breakfast, location, and pool. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly staff. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Noisy Lift"

4
11/02/2018

Nice hotel on the beach. Good breakfast hot items. Added touch of complementary drink in bar. The only problem are rooms next to the lift, we had one of these rooms and the lift is very noisy can hear it all night.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, and happy hear. We apologize for the noisy lift. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"I Love this Place!"

5
10/02/2018

If you are looking for a quiet hotel right on Daytona Beach this is it! You can get pool view, ocean view with efficiency rooms. They have free Happy Hour along with free breakfast. There is a restaurant on sight but there is also a grocery store down the street a block. The people working there are great and so helpful! Our tour group really enjoyed being taken care of by Rose! Only suggestion stay away from race week and bike week they will be full!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you loved our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rooms, happy hour, breakfast, and location. We are very pleased to hear that Rose took great care of you. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We would love to host them also. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Very clean and comfortable"

5
01/02/2018

Read reviews of many hotels in the area and this one stood out. Rates were very reasonable. Room was clean, roomy and beds were very comfortable. Front desk was pleasant and got us checked in and out quickly. Would definitely stay here again next time in the area.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, cleanliness, and rates. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Friendly and basic. Not good for gluten-free breakfast."

3
30/01/2018

The hotel is located close to the beach. It the neighbourhood there are manly hotels. The staff at the frontdesk is very friendly. The rooms are celan and comfy, however it can be noisy if your naighbours are talking loud then it will feels like if they are in your room. Maybe the walls are too thin? There is also a pool and a restaurant. Breakfast is included in the room rate, but if you are on gluten-free diet then only on the weekends you will find something for breakfast (there is an omlette station). During normal days they only serve variety of regular breads and muesli which all contain gluten. There is an information on the buffet that you can ask the staff for spcial bread if you have gluten or lactose allergy, so i did.. but they said that they don't have anything for me. I was very disappointed.. and hungry!

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We apologize that we could not accommodate your dietary needs, we have taken your review to our management team for consideration of including gluten free options. Our staff works exceptionally hard to make our guests feel welcome. We hope you will give us another try in the future on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"Awesome place to stay"

5
25/01/2018

My wife and I usually stay at a different hotel for our anniversary but this year we decided to stay some place else, we had been past the Aku Tiki Inn many times and we should try the Aku Tiki Inn. Best choice we made the staff, bar, resturant, pool, our room ocean front were awesome we will definitely be back next year and many years to come.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Happy Anniversary! We are pleased to hear that our hotel exceeded your expectations. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, bar, restaurant, room, and view. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again next year and for many years to come. Thank you!

"Very friendly staff"

4
09/01/2018

Great location on the beach with ample parking although it would benefit from more lighting. Check in was easy and we were upgraded to a very nice ocean view room which was very spacious. We had a nice dinner in the bar/restaurant then went back to the room to relax before starting our long drive north the next morning. Breakfast was nice with a good selection. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Pool looked very nice too and lots of seats to look out to the ocean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our location, food, and breakfast. We also appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Basic, clean, nice staff"

4
07/01/2018

This is a very basic hotel but is always very clean. Happy hour is a nice plus. Staff is friendly. We have stayed here twice. Unsure about the pool as we are in Daytona in January. We go for the 24 hours of Daytona. It is very convenient and right on the beach.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, w appreciate your loyalty. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, happy hour, and especially on our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Road Trip"

3
06/01/2018

This is a Very good hotel. Certainly not new, but rooms are updated, clean and it IS on the beach! Staff is So very nice. They have a Happy Hour every night & the free breakfast is better than most Best Westerns! Looking forward to visiting here again. Definitely recommend staying here!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, location, happy hour, and breakfast. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Great front desk staff"

4
06/01/2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere! Upon check in we were greeted with hello's and smiles. We were placed on the 2nd floor, amazing ocean view and new interior. Went to the bar /restaurant and enjoyed the company! Huge coy in the bridge to the bar... amazing! Pool was clean, a lot of kids having a great time, even with the 50 degree weather. I would stay again! Love best westerns new look. They have made great changes! And yes full hot breakfast that was yummy...

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that our front desk staff was friendly. We appreciate the comments on our views, restaurant, pool, and breakfast. Please share your experience with your friends and family, we would love to host them also. Thanks for taking the time to rate us. We look forward to your next stay with us.

"black mold"

3
03/01/2018

Black Mold in bathroom. Dehumidifier plugged up in room. reported this to front desk. When maid came she sprayed tilex and laid a rag behind commode. Bathroom smelled really bad. I have stayed there past three years but do not plan to go back there next year.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. I apologize for the issue you had with your room. I am very happy to hear that you reported your findings to our staff during your stay so we could fix the problem. Unfortunately it sounds as if we fell short of repairing your room. I have shared your comments with our housekeeping team to improve. We hope you will give us another try on a future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Worthy"

5
02/01/2018

This hotel is the best choice. I love almost everything here, the location, the restaurant inside, the sea view room and the beach with steps distance. The staff in a white shirt was very nice and friendly.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, location, and restaurant. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Amazing Stay! Will definitely return!!"

5
29/12/2017

This was our first stay in Daytona and we loved our stay here! Every single person in staff was amazing and helpful from the moment we checked in. My family enjoyed everything from the breakfast buffet, the happy hour, the salt water temperature controlled pool, comfy beds, the location!!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you and your family loved your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our location, buffet, happy hour, pool, and comfy beds. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Wonderful stay"

5
20/12/2017

The staff was very friendly. The restaurant food and staff was wonderful. We loved the breakfast there too. We stayed in December so we had a peaceful and quiet time at the beach on our way to Disney. We would stay there again

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, restaurant, and especially our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"The hotel was great but saw and over heard something very disturbing"

2
15/12/2017

Me and my wife enjoyed our hotel stay but we was having lunch in the traders restaurant being served by Donna who was wonderful. I observe the manager being very rude to an employee. They was on the other side of the restaurant but was loud enough for my wife to hear. We could tell she was upset by something especially from the way she was talking but the manager just laughed in her face and walked away from her while talking. So when we finished up we left to walk the beach and we saw the young lady again in tears. My wife spoke to her and she told us about what happened. Then for her to be fired because she was racially discriminated against is just unconstitutional. Everyone has a right to be comfortable at work and not judged. I hope all is well to that young lady cause she was an excellent server compared to the older one red head. But it's just sad to see and hear of discrimination these days bad look for the hotel.

"Best hotel in Daytona Beach! Very family friendly!"

5
11/12/2017

The staff at the Aku Tiki are awesome! I travel for work and stay at hundreds of hotels. The staff at the Aku Tiki are some of the absolute best. We were there on vacation for 10 days and had a great experience. Every single person we interacted with at the hotel was helpful and seemed to be truly happy to be there. The hotel is also awesome. They have an extensive free breakfast, free happy hour at the bar and a great restaurant. The heated pool and kids pool are great if you have kids or want to swim some laps. The beach/ocean is also awesome. The rooms are clean and modern. Parking is free and convenient (many hotels in Daytona charge $$$ for parking and/or make you park across the highway). The Aku Tiki is a landmark hotel in Daytona Beach. If you are staying in Daytona Beach this is the place to stay! Great staff, great facility and a great location.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, restaurant, and pool. We especially appreciate the glowing review you gave our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family, we would love to host them. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to rate us.

"Daytona Vacations"

5
05/12/2017

The Best Western Aku Tiki is a very friendly place to stay while in Daytona. Not only is the staff, help and admin personnel wonderful, but it is a great deal with one of the best free breakfasts you can get. The free 1 hour happy hour just adds to the quality of the stay. And, the pool is on the side so you have sun longer than most hotels in the area.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and amenities. We are especially pleased to hear that our staff is helpful and friendly. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Amazing customer service and amazing views from our room"

5
30/11/2017

We absolutely loved our stay! The staff, Chelsea in particular went above and beyond to make sure my husband and our 6 month old had the best experience. We will go here every time we travel. Thank you

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you loved your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff and will be sure to share your kind remarks with Chelsea. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Nice clean property excellent staff"

5
25/11/2017

We stayed for biketoberfest and arrived 1 day early. The front staff worked to get us into our oceanfront room so we would not have to move. All of the staff at this hotel from bartenders to maintenance, waiters/waitresses and maids were kind and helpful. This is an older hotel but well maintained with continued renovations. We would stay again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and especially our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Shame on Trader Joes Restaurant"

4
16/11/2017

I would love to give 5 Stars, but the affiliation with Traders Joes, is inexcusable. Get your own breakfast buffet and treat paying customers the way they deserve. I will never step foot in there again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are not affiliated with Trader Joe's. Our restaurant is independent. Please reach out to us directly at 1-800-258-8454 and ask to speak with Frank, our general manager, so we can further understand and address your concerns. Thank you.

"Nice place to spend R & R"

4
10/11/2017

This is a great place to Rest & Relax!!! The moment you walked in, we were greeted with warm smiles and a pleasant hospitality. Check-in was quick and professional. We were advised of the hotel's amenities, times for Breakfast and Happy hour and finally escorted up to our room by the Maintenance Man named Mike. Complimentary Buffet Breakfast gave a variety of items to chose from. Happy Hour was an added bonus while relaxing by the pool. Our only complaint were the sugar ants that seems to invade our room. Brought this to the Front Desk's attention. They apologized repeatedly and took us that during the rainy season, these annoying "critters" seems to come out in abundance. After they gave me an organic solution to spray around the room, the matter was resolved. Also our son got cut around the pool, due to guests not obey the "Pool Rules". The outdoor bartender and Mike acted quickly. I thanked them and commended on their how quickly they rendered first aid to him. This hotel was a great stay for the price we paid..

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, and pool. We are happy to hear that our staff welcomed you with warm smiles and hospitality. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Excellent service!"

5
02/11/2017

The hotel staff is kind and friendly. We stay twice a year and they happily accommodate our truck and motorcycle trailer in their parking lot. Our room is always clean and comfortable. Dinner and appetizers at the restaurant are delicious. We enjoy the pool and beach access.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiiki! We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rooms, pool, beach access, and restaurant. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"A good deal for the money"

5
29/10/2017

This place was great, free buffet breakfast each morning with lots of selections to choose from, happy hour also featuring free drink and the beach is right out the back door. Staff friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend this place, nice clean room and each room have a balcony that overlooks the ocean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, hot buffet breakfast, happy hour, and location. Thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Great Hotel and Staff"

5
19/10/2017

Would recommend this hotel very highly. The staff understands the word "hospitality," and was there to meet any of our needs. The place was clean, the breakfast was amazing, especially the omelet bar, and happy hour at 5:30 PM every day was a nice touch. Went there for a family wedding- the rest of the party stayed down the street and we were at Best Western Aku Tiki. Glad we did.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your recommendation and all of the compliments on our hotel. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Good"

4
19/10/2017

Beds not that comfortable, ceiling tiles in room needed to be replaced, water backed up in tub while taking a shower, blinds on window south side did not work. Overall experience good. Could use options for real eggs for breakfast.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there are issues with their room so we can make corrections immediately. We do offer an omelette station with real eggs. We receive many positive guest compliments on this. I hope you will give us another try on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"Never again"

2
17/10/2017

My mother, 11month old and myself stayed here Sun into Monday. We like to just enjoy the beach and since we live in Florida I wanted my baby to enjoy the beach before the colder weather starts. So I'll start out with the pros. Excellent customer service from the start to end. Immaculent pool, pristine! Beautiful grounds, nice entry way to the beach. My partial ocean view enjoyed! They have a hot buffet style breakfast from 8-10(lots of options). I have never experienced so much disgust in one room where should i start? The floors were horrible , they need to vacuum! Blonde hair in my blowdryer, the drawers were broken, dust everywhere, the curtains were molded, outside on the balcony it was filthy. The tub was clogged, I didn't even bother bathing my baby. I would not recommend this hotel for the price they charge and I got it at a discounted rate. :-(

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your comments. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for your experience. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate team members at our hotel to ensure that this was an isolated issue that is corrected moving forward. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in greater detail. Can you call our General Manager (Steve Farley) or our Assistant General Manager (Karen Lindley) at the hotel: 1-800-258-8454? Our housekeeping works exceptionally hard to ensure guests feel welcome and rooms are immaculate. I always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there are issues with their room. We do appreciate your kind words about our customer service and we hope you will give us another opportunity to make your stay truly wonderful!

"Older and Excellent"

4
16/10/2017

Except for the presence of only one elevator, my visit at Aku Tiki Best Western was totally pleasant. The staff was friendly, approachable, and highly professional. I also must say that you have more than ample spaces for dining/relaxing outdoors or for swimming and sunbathing.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our dining and outdoor area. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"A wonderful weekend in a great hotel"

5
14/10/2017

First, the staff here were all extremely polite, friendly, efficient, and attentive. The location is great with wonderful beach access. The breakfast buffet was out of this world! Great selection of items as well as the rest of the food services at the restaurant there. The fact that you get breakfast included is wonderful, as its not just bagels and donuts and coffee. Plus........ free happy hour in the afternoon! Awesome! I have nothing negative to say at all and we will be back next year. No, I am not being paid or anything to write this review. I believe in great customer service and affordable pricing. Thank you everyone at Aku Tiki hotel!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, our beach access, hot buffet breakfast, and happy hour. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We would love to have them come and stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"Our Favorite hotel!"

5
12/10/2017

We had a great time again this year! All of the remodeling looks so nice! We appreciated the full size refrigerator in our room and all of new decor. Lisa at the front desk helped us out when we needed to stay another day due to car trouble. She made room for us on one of their busiest weekends! Thanks again for being our favorite hotel in Daytona! P.S. we loved the new omelette station and waffle maker!

"Great hotel"

4
08/10/2017

Nice hotel right on the beach. Decor is a little dated, but clean. Seems like rules are not enforced. Surprised there was no staff around pool, kids and adults jumping in. Smoking on balconies when it is a non smoking hotel. Staff and guests smoking by the door in the parking lot. Booked a king ocean front room months in advance, and the day before check in there was none available. They upgraded to deluxe- nice room, but I wanted a king, not 2 beds. Bathroom was also very tiny for 'deluxe'. Overall, really nice and clean hotel on the beach for a great price.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review We apologize if there was an issue with the type of room you initially booked and what you actually received. We are glad you told us of the issue during your stay so we could make a change. We always encourage guests to let us know of any discrepancies in their reservation at the beginning of their stay so we can make corrections. We hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Daytona Beach.

"Good value on the beach"

4
03/10/2017

We visited several weeks after Hurricane Irma and there was still some damage and clean-up going on in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas. We stayed 2 nights for a quick weekend trip. Room was clean and spacious. Beds and pillows good - towels OK. Room had a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, coffee, stove and pots and pans. All rooms have some kind of ocean view. It is an older property but maintained well. I am not a fan of all the theme stuff with the tiki decorations but Daytona has several of these kind of properties. The area is not the greatest - a lot of closed down shops and empty buildings and not many restaurants on the beachside. Breakfast was better than expected - eggs, bacon, sausage, waffle station, biscuits/gravy, danish, omelet station, fruit, yogurt and cereal. Pool and nice lawn area to lay out or picnic. Nightly rate was much cheaper than other beachfront hotels in area. Would stay again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, breakfast, and pool. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Great Vacation"

4
01/10/2017

This hotel is VERY clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful especially the front desk and housekeeping. This place has the friendliest housekeeping staff I have ever encountered. The front desk was very proactive and worked hard to make our stay a great one. Pool is awesome and lots of room outside to lounge around. Restaurant was disappointing in that the quality of the food lacked for the price asked and the attitude of the restaurant staff varied depending on the person. This is the only dept the hotel needs to improve. Breakfast buffet was good but they need to accommodate people with allergy limitations more carefully and cheerfully. Overall a positive experience.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We apologize if you experienced unfriendly staff at our on-site restaurant. We have shared your feedback with our staff for improvement. Our menu offers a variety of options, we try to cater to all guests, however, we do encourage guests to let us know if they have food allergies and we can prepare something else. Our staff works very hard to make for an enjoyable dining experience, we hope you will give us another try on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"Wonderful weekend in Daytona!"

5
01/10/2017

Front desk personnel were very friendly and efficient. Room was large and nicely decorated and furnished. Nice balcony with view of beach. Queen beds were super comfortable. Place was pretty full, yet not noisy at all in room. Free drink during happy hour was nice surprise, but had to stand in line for it. Free breakfast was amazing, including waffles and an omelet station! Pretty pool area, but no hot tub.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, views, and especially on our staff. Sounds like you were able to partake of our free happy hour and hot buffet breakfast during your stay. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Awesome experience"

5
26/09/2017

My family & I visit every year. A sign of a good hotel is seeing the same people working there year after year. The Aku Tiki, make it a priority to make us feel welcome. The hotel is clean & well maintained. Management takes care of their people who in turn take excellent care of us. Highly recommend it & will be back next year!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, and staff. We are happy to hear that you felt welcome and choose to stay with us year after year. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Comfortable and fun"

4
12/09/2017

Great location next to Daytona's famous and fabulous beach. While not the most modern hotel, the Aku Tiki offers all you need for a fun stay in Daytona. The staff are very helpful and the room we stayed in was clean and well-appointed. There is a lovely pool and a tiki-bar for drinks in the evening however the 'happy-hour' did lead to a slightly rowdy group taking over the area one evening which we could have done without. Overall though a really nice hotel and we'd certainly consider staying there in future.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our pool, tiki bar, and location. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Great getaway!!!"

5
03/09/2017

The room was very nice, clean kitchenette room. The staff was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and well stocked with a nice variety. We would definitely stay there again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our room, breakfast, and especially our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"August 2017"

5
03/09/2017

Stayed 5 days in suite on 2nd floor ocean front after a week vacation with the whole family. Very clean and the morning breakfast was an added touch. Convenient to have a tiki bar for lunch refreshments. Very relaxing. I plan on returning.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our cleanliness, breakfast, and tiki bar. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Well run, well designed"

5
31/08/2017

Nice size room. Kitchenette fully equipped (dishes, pans, cutlery) - we didn't use however. Clean pool, nice beach access and views of ocean. Excellent free breakfast variety. Staff friendly and helpful. Good location, quiet, not in crazy part of Daytona Beach but close enough. Only one elevator so we took stairs usually (2nd floor). Resort-like without resort fees. Nearby supermarket.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rooms, pool, beach access, breakfast, and especially on our staff. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Daytona Beach. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Rest and Relaxation"

5
30/08/2017

This hotel has an oversized outdoor pool, an exercise room, and equipment for some outdoor activities. They offer a complimentary Manager's cocktail party nightly and a hot breakfast buffet daily. Trader's restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and the food is delicious. I can vouch for the burgers,ahi tuna tacos and Aku Tiki Pizza.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, pool, exercise room, cocktail party, and hot breakfast buffet. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at Traders. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Best Getaway!!!"

5
29/08/2017

We just wanted to get away with our family. Time away from all the daily responsibilities and just relax and have fun together. This was the perfect place. We've been coming to this Best Western for years and it is and has been remarkable. This has been our "go to" for relaxing. The location is great and the people at the front desk are very helpful with directions to a specific place or to suggest something you may be interested in.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back and thanks for your loyalty to our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, location, and especially our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Nice"

5
27/08/2017

Nice, clean close to town do need parking space or security personnel to direct traffic, we enjoy traveling in groups as family, so next time I will book BW in our next trip the breakfast was good, it was not just cereal and milk.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our resort and our breakfast. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Nice clean hotel, close to many activities."

4
24/08/2017

Great location, 3 miles from board walk and water park. Clean rooms and large pool with lots of seating and lounge chairs. Right on the ocean, although they had limited ocean front rooms. Most rooms have view of pool or parking lot with a partial ocean view. Was told by the hotel in order to get an ocean front room you must book directly through hotel. Restaurant on the property was pretty good only ate lunch there once. Thought it was a little pricey. Had the haddock sandwich, which were just frozen fillets. Breakfast on the other hand was exceptional. It is a free breakfast with your stay. It was better than most restaurants I have been to for breakfast. Offer a Buffett style, with just about anything you could want for a breakfast meal. There is a 7-11 accross the street which we found convenient. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family. It is priced competitively with other hotels on the beach, and I checked numerous ones looking for a better deal. Paid 120 for each night, which I usually hate having to pay that much for a room. Guess it was the time of year. The elevator on site was in good working condition

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, hot buffet breakfast, and location. Thank you for your recommendation, we appreciate it. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Excellent staff!!!"

5
24/08/2017

I was at the hotel last week with my two brothers. We came in from different parts of the country. We had the sad task of having to put my mother in memory care facility. The staff, which included Robin, Ward and Lisa at the front desk went above and beyond to help us. Whether it was directions, or helping us to extend our stay, or just listening to us talk about what we were going through. They were the most compassionate group of professional people we have ever encountered. The other staff as well, whether it was in the restaurant, or housekeeping, every single person we met greeted us with a smile. I loved the hotel, room super clean, great ocean view. The rooms include a full breakfast buffet, and cocktail hour every night from 5:30-6:30. We ate in the restaurant several nights, and the food was really good! With many future trips to Florida, this will be the only hotel we will stay at. Thank you, BW Aku Tiki

"Very Good Value"

5
21/08/2017

The hotel is right on the beach with a large pool. The rooms were very comfortable and the employees were helpful and friendly. Our group starts off our evening festivities with the hotel's 5:30 Happy Hour which is completely complimentary. The pool area is large with plenty of chaise lounges and table and chairs. The hotel supplies the pool towels that are large and just inside the door.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, happy hour , pool area, and especially on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Fantastic stay in Daytona Beach"

5
21/08/2017

We had a king room , oceanfront on the first floor. I highly recommend it. the back sliding door goes out to a grassy sunbathing , reading, watching the beach spot. The room was clean. the WiFi reliable. the breakfast was excellent. The pool area was most enjoyable. I would definitely come back.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, Wi-Fi, breakfast, and pool area. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"August 2017"

5
18/08/2017

this is the 1st time I have stayed at a BW. And I was very pleased. the front staff was great, everything was clean the food was good. Happy hour was shocking had no idea they offered it. ABSOLUTELY A GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our cleanliness, food, happy hour, and especially on our staff. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Good place to relax with family"

4
17/08/2017

The hotel needs a lot of upgrades but is so close to the beach and the attention to the guest is perfect for relaxation. The food was incredible and the weekend breakfast was insanely amazing. The restaurant attendants were also so great.

"Yay! I'm a Fan!"

4
15/08/2017

I rely heavily on reviews and read quite a few before deciding on this one and it turned out to be the best for our buck. Our first time here there were issues with cleanliness and ants, however; management was sure to make things right on our second visit. We had a very nice room on the ground floor, and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The sliding glass doors opened right up to the patio fronting the pool deck which was so nice with two little ones in tow. The breakfast bar included with the stay is better than any complimentary breakfast I've ever experienced (Hot/Cold cereals, Biscuits, muffins, pastries, pancakes, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, fresh fruit, Belgian waffle station, omelet station, coffee, and apple/cranberry/orange juices). Their on-site restaurant “Traders” is very good, and we highly recommend the Mahi Tacos, and the Club sandwich. IHOP across the street is the best one I've ever been too, and there is also a 7-11 and winn dixie all within the block. The pool was always comfortable no matter what time a day. Beach access is easy, and it is a two way drivable section of the beach (a little scary if you have small children that like to run around). The sunrise was unforgettable. Many Mahalos to Karen and the staff at Best Western Aku Tiki for such a wonderful stay. My review from our first stay on 08-05-2017: Very dirty room, and a lot of ants. We checked in at apx 6pm on August 5th, 2017 for a one night stay. After putting our things in our room (#323) we walked around and explored the hotel. There is one elevator which can get pretty busy for the entire hotel (especially in the morning when people are going to breakfast/ checking out/ and housekeeping is trying to clean).There is one Ice Machine, a soda machine, a snack machine, and an atm on the first floor by the elevator. After exploring, we went to the grocery store across the street to pick up some food, came back to our room and set it all down on the counter above the microwave and fridge, and proceeded to get comfortable. A few minutes later, I noticed ants crawling on the A/C, and upon further inspection every surface in our room (to include our food!). When getting down at the right angle you could see that ever service was filthy, had crumbs of food, and ants. I took photos and video to show management, as surely they couldn't be aware of such poor housekeeping... I called the front desk at 9pm and spoke to Stephen who apologized and offered to send someone up to spray for bugs. I declined, as I am sensitive to chemicals/smells, nor did we want to be bothered at 9pm with such things. He then apologized saying there weren't any other rooms available, but I could speak with them assistant manager "Karen" regarding the matter at 9am. We went to check out at 9am, and were told Karen wouldn't be in until 10am, so we proceeded to show the front desk clerks (and a house keeping person) our video, and photos. They apologized but said that because we booked our room through Expedia, no refund could be given. I explained I didn't use expedia, but was told all third party reservations show up as such in their computer, and they have no access to the funds that pay for these rooms. They then said that they would have Karen in management call me when she came in. I will update my review after I do hear back from management…

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that management was able to make your return visit with us a good one. We appreciate the compliments on our breakfast, the rooms, Traders, the pool, our location and our easy beach access. We are especially pleased to hear that Karen and the rest of the staff helped you have a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Quick Weekend Getaway"

4
14/08/2017

This was our first time in 12 years staying at any hotel in Daytona Beach, we had been out of state. The Aku Tiki was nice, and we chose it because of the distance away from the main Daytona area, and noise. The lounge was nice, good food and service, drinks were great, loved the tiki bar next to the pool, although it did close because of inclement weather, thunder and lightning! Our room was clean, great view of the ocean and pool, hotel was clean, somewhat out dated, but not bad. Overall we would definitely return and stay here again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, food, tiki bar, and ocean views. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Summer Vacation"

5
14/08/2017

Great place to bring the family or significant other. Clean rooms, great view, Laundry facility, Gym, free Continental breakfast, happy hour drinks, Tiki Bar in the pool area, walk to the beach. kiddie pool and the staff is very friendly. First time here and will return again next year with the rest of the family.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our room, view, gym, breakfast, happy hour, tiki bar, pool, and especially our staff. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you and your family next year. Thanks!

"Worth it"

5
13/08/2017

This hotel is in an excellent location on beach and close to stores and restaurants. Wonderful staff. Amazing service. The free breakfast and free happy hour make this place the best for price. Pool area and grounds are excellent

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to rate us. We are happy to hear that our staff is wonderful and provided amazing service. We appreciate the compliments on our location, pool, breakfast, and happy hour. Please share your experience with your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Tiki Bar and Staff make it a great experience."

4
10/08/2017

This my third year at the hotel for my vacation. One feels very special at the place. Neil the bartender is a very nice man who really makes a nice drink and enjoys small talk. Down side not all the house keepers do a good job but the majority do. The only problem that I have had for three years that nothing is done to stop the room or deck smokers.

"Terrible Experience & lots of bugs"

1
09/08/2017

We arrived at the hotel for check in around midnight and when we got up to our room the bathroom floor was covered in water. Then we started to get ready for bed only to find bugs crawling on the sheets.The hotel staff offered us another room so when I went to check the other room out with the maintenance man and there were roaches on the floor and wall. We booked the room through Groupon for the weekend but had such a terrible experience we left after the first night. The management staff said they couldn't do anything since we paid through Groupon even though I still think some form of refund should have been given. I would not recommend this place at all. Will not be going back ever again.

"Pleasant surprise "

4
09/08/2017

Quite by accident we stayed here when our reservations at another place were all messed up. Rooms were good and the staff was attentive and pleasant. Breakfast was good and the proximity to a great beach was a plus.

"Great place"

4
08/08/2017

Overall a great place to stay. We have been going here for the last 5 years but will probably try new beach next year. The food at Traders was great. I would recommend this place for a family. The new bartender on Weekend was rude and unfriendly. The guy they had over the last 5 yrs was great and very friendly to kids.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review, we appreciate your continued business. I apologize if you felt our bartender was not friendly, that is certainly not the norm. I have shared your comments with our bartenders, we work very closely with all of our staff to ensure that all guests are treated with a warm welcome. I do hope you will consider coming back to stay with us on your next visit.

"Very dirty room, and a lot of ants."

2
07/08/2017

We checked in at apx 6pm on August 5th, 2017 for a one night stay. After putting our things in our room (#323) we walked around and explored the hotel. There is one elevator which can get pretty busy for the entire hotel (especially in the morning when people are going to breakfast/ checking out/ and housekeeping is trying to clean).There is one Ice Machine, a soda machine, a snack machine, and an atm on the first floor by the elevator. After exploring, we went to the grocery store across the street to pick up some food, came back to our room and set it all down on the counter above the microwave and fridge, and proceeded to get comfortable. A few minutes later, I noticed ants crawling on the A/C, and upon further inspection every surface in our room (to include our food!). When getting down at the right angle you could see that ever service was filthy, had crumbs of food, and ants. I took photos and video to show management, as surely they couldn't be aware of such poor housekeeping... I called the front desk at 9pm and spoke to Stephen who apologized and offered to send someone up to spray for bugs. I declined, as I am sensitive to chemicals/smells, nor did we want to be bothered at 9pm with such things. He then apologized saying there weren't any other rooms available, but I could speak with them assistant manager "Karen" regarding the matter at 9am. We went to check out at 9am, and were told Karen wouldn't be in until 10am, so we proceeded to show the front desk clerks (and a house keeping person) our video, and photos. They apologized but said that because we booked our room through Expedia, no refund could be given. I explained I didn't use expedia, but was told all third party reservations show up as such in their computer, and they have no access to the funds that pay for these rooms. They then said that they would have Karen in management call me when she came in. As the day progressed, I hadnt heard from Karen, so I finally called her at apx 4pm. She seemed oblivious at first, but then apologized and offered a discount on our next stay. Really??? I told her we wouldn't be visiting again, as it really was not a pleasant stay, and she offered to mail us a gift certificate for one night stay, and apologized again. Karen also said she would email a copy of this gift certificate, which has yet to show up. I will update my review if/when it does. On a nicer note, the beds are comfortable.

"Incredible "

5
03/08/2017

Highly recommended my girl and I live in Florida but come to Daytona once a month for the beautiful beach. We've stayed at several hotels but, best western aku tiki tops the best! We're here now scheduled to check out tomorrow but I think we're Gona pay and stay an extra night it's that nice! The entire hotel is immaculate rooms incredibly clean the staff is wonderful hot breakfast is amazing and the Tiki Bar is fun with good music and the nicest bartenders also, happy hour in the restaurant at traders free drinks for an hour. What more can I say? I'll be back next month. Wonderful place I so recommend!

"Daytona"

5
03/08/2017

All staff had great personalities but Ward at the front desk and Shelley in the restaurant went above and beyond!!! The room had a pool view and beach views! Modern and comfortable. Free parking, private pool, free adult drinks every evening for an hour and an amazing breakfast buffet for free!!! Also an all you can eat seafood and prime rib special nightly. The breakfast had an omelet station, hot dishes, waffle and pancake stations, juice and coffee along with traditional continental items! 3 kids ranging 6-14 yo and 2 adults. We like the pool is private and the tiki bar as well as beach access. A great time was had by all.

"Great family friendly hotel"

4
31/07/2017

Always a great stay at the BW Aku Tiki. The friendly staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Great beach location, close to restaurants and attractions. This was our 4th stay and we'll be back again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our location. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Budget Friendly"

4
30/07/2017

Just keep an open mind. This is an older hotel. It is kept clean but some areas are quite dated & smell funny. However for under $200 a night you get quite a lot! The staff is very personable. We had an ocean view /pool view /end room balcony efficiency. It had an actual stove & large fridge which was nice. There was a toaster & single cup coffee maker as well as silverware, plates, cooking pans, dish towels, & dish soap provided. There were 2 queen beds that slept quite good & had better pillows than some of the higher end places we've stayed. There was also a desk & a separate table for meals. Being on second floor & near the road the view of ocean was just ok. The pool was large & had a tiki bar making strong drinks. Breakfast was included as is a complimentary cocktail reception in the evening. The attached restaurant is reasonable in price & will deliver to the room for a fee. There is also local delivery option from another spot. Parking is a bit tight but did have some larger spaces. We had a large vehicle so this was much appreciated. Beach access was easy & there were towels provided for the pool.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rooms, amenities, and especially our staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Perfect stay"

5
30/07/2017

Stayed at the hotel for a week and had a great stay. Our room was a king ocean view room. The bed and pillows were amazing and every night we got the best sleep. Having a large breakfast bar in the mornings was definitely a plus. Also having a mini bar by the pool is convenient. Beach access is so close and easy to get to, made trips to the ocean hassle free. The room always stayed nice and cold which is nice for hot summer days. Only thing I would change would be that they have more than one elevator. Our room was at the back of the hotel and there was usually a wait to get on. But we also had the stairs access close to our room which wasn't so bad. Will definitely be back again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. We appreciate the compliments about our beds, air conditioning, beach access, and large breakfast. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for staying with us.

"Great beach trip"

5
23/07/2017

It is a fun place to stay with excellent service. Food is priced a little high on some entrees. Rooms are good sized and clean. Awesome view. Plenty of things to keep everybody busy. Enjoyed happy hour. Breakfast was delicious.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your rating. We are happy to hear that you had fun during your trip and were provided with excellent service. We appreciate the compliments on our rooms, cleanliness, views, and amenities. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Clean little place "

4
17/07/2017

This hotel was clean and the employees were very friendly. We all enjoyed our short stay. We just came in for the night to go to a concert. Not a lot on property, but we didn't need that since we weren't going to be there much.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on both our hotel and our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

"Not bad at all"

4
17/07/2017

The amenities and quality of service weighed heavily in my rating of this hotel. My daughter and I stayed for 2 nights to enjoy a few days at the beach. The proximity to the beach is very convenient. Our room was oceanfront, first floor. It took some getting used to...The hallways were hot and humid. The interior of the room could use some upgrades. The location of our room was right next to the door giving other guests access to the pool and beach. It was noisy at times but the majority of our time wasn't spent in the room. The air conditioner was a bit loud. But the room was very clean. We used the microwave and fridge (both were very clean). The staff was super friendly and helpful. The pool was very large and went up to almost 9ft on the deep end. The breakfast buffet was exceptional! Hot items like bacon, eggs, french toast, pancakes, sausage, potatoes were served. Omelettes were cooked to your specifications. There was a nice selection of pastries, fruit, juice, milk, and waffle makers. And it was all free, with your hotel stay! We also ate at the restaurant for dinner. They offer a seafood buffet on Fridays but we ordered from the menu. The lobster bisque, wings, and buffalo shrimp were delicious! Overall, it wasn't a luxurious stay but a comfortable one. Oh, and they offer complimentary fresh baked cookies every morning at the front desk!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and all of the amenities that we offer including a hot buffet breakfast and free cookies. We appreciate the compliments on our cleanliness and especially on our helpful and friendly staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Ok room, nice view "

3
16/07/2017

We stayed at this hotel after refusing to stay at its sister property 2 doors down, El Caribe ( NIGHTMARE MOTEL). The hotel overall was clean. It was a bit dated and there were some areas of building that appeared to need repair. Due to the late booking we had to move rooms, from 427 to 316. Room 427 had a parking lot/ocean view. The room was perfect with the exception of VERY strong fumes coming through the ventilation system. The staff at this resort is EXCEPTIONAL. Steven, at the front desk worked to assist us with the last minute booking. Room 316 was a few steps down from the original room. It felt there there was new carpet placed over top of a very uneven flooring. There were stains on the sheets of one of the beds. The view of the resort pool/ocean were AMAZING. This resort also offers free parking, free breakfast until 11a, and free happy hour from 5:30p to 6:30p.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you April for leaving us your comments. We apologize if you experienced any fumes through the ventilation system. Our staff enjoys seeing our guests and making them feel welcome. We have shared your comments with Steven. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there are any issues with their room (i.e. bedding, bathroom, air conditioning/heating unit, etc.) our housekeeping is very diligent in cleaning our rooms and replacing bedding. Happy hour and our complimentary parking and continental breakfast are always very popular with our guests. We hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Daytona Beach!

"Nice"

3
15/07/2017

I'll have to say that hotel was rather clean and presentable. I always check the room for cleanliness and bugs it's what I always do. Some said no ac in the halls and I would have to agree except down on the first floor. Ac in the room was great thankfully because it was hot hot hot. I did have an issue when booking online (my fault)and the lady at the front desk tried to help and gave us an upgrade. I booked a room online and it said beach front view and the person at the desk said I don't know why they say that it will give you a view over the parking lot and you can,see the beach. So she moved us to the other side where you can see the pool and the beach. Was nice to have access to the beach from the hotel. Had some strong fumes from the stair well that they were painting but nothing in the room thankfully. They did have rooms facing the ocean but not sure what the description of the rooms where thinking that's what I booked. I don't come to the ocean nit to be able to wake up to it. Over all not bad for the price. The breakfast in the morning was a buffet and pretty good about of food. It's busy so get in early. I might stay again. But most likely would just try another hotel to have a little nicer and newer.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Cameron thank you for leaving us your review. Our staff works very hard to keep our rooms clean and make guests feel welcome. We apologize for any issues you experienced when booking online. Our guests appreciate our breakfast buffet, always a hit. We do hope you will consider our hotel on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"Good and bad"

4
10/07/2017

The upgrade is good but letting go of a friendly out side bar tender that was friendly the new one doesn't care. Benson has been there all the years of our stay kids all upset. The rooms need at least one chair that is comfortable. E

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. All of our staff works exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome and take care of any needs. We have several long time employees who enjoy seeing our guests year after year. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"Clean, outdated interior, overpriced but it does have a very nice pool and restaurant. Easy access to the beach."

3
06/07/2017

Wouldnt recommend this hotel unless they update rooms with newer furnishings, cabinetry for the kitchen needs to be updated. Silverware under the sink was very inconvenient. Bedspread and window treatments also need updated. Humidifier was loud and again needs to be updated with a more efficient and quite unit. Lobby and outside property very nice and appealing.

"Great Place To Stay!"

5
06/07/2017

We were looking for a place to stay for a night or two before our Disney World Vaction, and we found our new go too spot. The staff was awesome,the room we had was nice and clean with very comfortable beds. The swimming pool was great and not crowded at all. Trader Joe's had the best food for breakfast and dinner. The FREE happy hour was a nice surprise also. And we can't forget an absolutely awesome pool side tiki bar with great service and views of the pool and beach! We stayed Thursday threw Sunday and we can't wait too book a full week for the next vacation! See you next summer!

"Absolute delight"

5
03/07/2017

We booked an 5th floor ocean front room for an overnight stay in Daytona. It ended up being a mini vacation in itself. The pool, beach access and outdoor seating are fantastic. The room was clean and comfortable. We ate at the restaurant in the hotel for both dinner and breakfast. Both were wonderful. The complementary breakfast was the best we have every had anywhere. There is also a completmentary drink for happy hour in the afternoons. We easily could have stayed here for a week.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our amenities, room, and restaurant. Please share your experience with your friends and family to let them know about our hotel. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Daytona International Speedway "

5
02/07/2017

Absolutely fantastic place to stay! Clean rooms, great access to the beach and the track. The staff is friendly and welcoming and fantastic! The Tiki Bar is awesome food is great drinks are good just wish they had later hours. Second year staying here while I work at the track and don't want to stay any place else!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We love to have returning guests. Thank you for all of the compliments on our hotel, amenities, and especially our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Our new number 1 destination for Daytona."

4
02/07/2017

Extra enjoyable stay. The property was very well kept even though there were a couple of places which showed its age. The pool was crystal clear EVERY day, thanks to the maintenance team who were like early morning ants caring for each detail. Maintenance and room services appeared to get frequent quality inspections. Staff, top to bottom were friendly and provided great service. Towels for the pool, grill and bar service. We enjoyed the grass lawn and picnic area immediately above the beach when we were through playing in the ocean. It was close enough we could kept an eye on the kids. Oh, can't forget the full buffet / self serve breakfast which ran to 10AM each morning. The choices should suit anyone. A real time and money saver. A comparable breakfast would cost a family of 4, $35-$50 . . .

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to be your new number 1 destination in Daytona Beach, thank you! We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, pool, and breakfast. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We hope you share your experience with your friends and let them know about our hotel. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Great place!"

5
29/06/2017

Came for a short getaway with some friends. Rooms are clean, spacious, and bright. Beds are comfortable . Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant on site that is fabulous, and there is a pool side bar. I will most definitely be back!

"Alls well in happy land"

5
29/06/2017

Great place to stay, Great rooms, Great staff .Hotel looks good with new upgrades The hotel is close to any where you want to go in central Florida. Ocean at front door shopping very close amusements close. Trolley service at front door. Fishing of all kinds within short distance beach, river,pier,bottom.off shore.

"Great Place"

4
28/06/2017

Will return and have recommended to friends. The staff makes this place great. They are so wonderful . The food is good. Location is great . Rooms are dated. A/C units need to be replaced and the towels are too rough. But those are things I can live with. Will be back!

"Great hotel great staff clean rooms "

5
27/06/2017

Aku Tiki Inn was amazing! We had the best time! Tiki bar Dan, was so nice and friendly and makes great drinks! The rest of the staff was very friendly as well! The rooms are big and clean! Great ocean views too. You also get a free hot breakfast everyday and a free cocktail hour at the inside bar. Thanks for an amazing time! We will be back!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff and will be sure to share your comments with Dan. We are pleased that you liked your room the ocean view, the free breakfast, and our complimentary cocktail hour. Please let you friends and family know about our resort. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"Wonderful"

5
26/06/2017

Great location. Friendly staff. Wonderful breakfast and the restaurant was good too. Large clean pool we had a great stay. Friends joined us and said they would return to this location. We plan to return as well

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, the pool, and breakfast. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. Please let all of your friends and family know about our hotel. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"I want to go back "

5
22/06/2017

This is a great place to stay and is reasonably priced. Our family of 3 stayed here for 5 nights with an ocean front room. The staff was very nice and the rooms were cleaned in a timely fashion. The breakfast as stated by many others was awesome. During our stay they had pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, cereal, made to order omelets, fried potatoes, and I'm probably forgetting more. They also have a free cocktail happy hour from 5:30-6:30 in their restaurant, Traders. The food at the restaurant is also good and reasonably priced. (I enjoyed their Mahi Tacos). They even had Shirley Temples or soft drinks for the kids too. The atmosphere at this hotel sets it apart from other hotels in the area. During our stay people were playing guitar and having a good time and the energy and positivity was contagious. The pool is great and they have a kid's pool as well. The bartenders at the tiki bar would occasionally blow bubbles over the kiddy pool and the little ones loved it. Overall, this hotel was great and I can't wait to come back.

"Great place!!"

5
21/06/2017

We enjoyed our stay!! Had no issues with hotel or staff!! Everyone went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed!! Not crowded so we didn't have to fight for a spot on the beach!!Highly recommend this hotel and we will be back!!

"Buyer Beware!"

1
14/06/2017

Booked an ocean view room. Got there and room was on 1st floor. Could not see the ocean unless you went on patio and stood in the corner and looked over a wall. And then you could see s tiny sliver of water. Went to the front desk. The person on duty told me that we had booked through Expedia and if we had called the hotel direct they could have told us what our view would be. That really made no sense to me since Expedia only sells what hotel considers Oceanview to be. She said that we were welcome to get another hotel. It was a busy week there and I needed to make sure I could get another hotel before leaving. I was informed that I had until 6 PM. A few minutes later I was told that I needed to leave ASAP so that they could give the room to someone else. I had driven down the street to drop my daughter off somewhere and told the person I would be back in a little bit and was on the phone with Expedia getting another hotel. She proceeded to scream at me and was unbelievably rude and said that I needed to be there now and hung up on me. She would not even allow me to speak. I fortunately found another room. Never again!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We apologize for failing to meet your expectations regarding the view from your room. We do try on our web site and the sites of all our valued online partners to describe exactly what view the guest will have specific to each room type they might reserve. When misunderstandings occur we do our best to resolve the issue at the hotel and do try to make our guests happy. Unfortunately during sold out dates we may not have any options available in our hotel to resolve the situation. We apologize for any misunderstanding about the view of the room reserved. We also apologize for any rude behavior on the part of our staff. That is never something we want to hear and we will remind staff of how important it is to treat all guests with courtesy and professionalism.

"Great place in Daytona Beach!"

5
10/06/2017

Loved this hotel. Best breakfast! Everything on their bar: waffles, pancakes made to orde omellets, oatmeal, cereal & pastors, etc. friendly helpful staff. Clean facility. Mini kitchen in room stocked with dishes.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sandra for leaving us your review. Our guests always rave about our omellet bar so we are glad to hear you liked it too. Our staff works very hard to make our guests feel welcome, we have shared your comments with them. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future!

"Fun place to stay with Family and Friends!"

5
09/06/2017

Stayed here with friends. The pool area is great, the restaurant is awesome and the "free" 5:00 happy hour is a lot of fun! The price for this place is amazing considering the FREE happy hour and the FREE breakfast. I will be back!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. We are so glad to hear you liked our free happy hour and breakfast! Our guests love these amenities. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

"Quality for good price"

5
08/06/2017

The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean. Breakfast was included and decent. It is more than what we paid for.. and right on the beach with a nice outdoor pool and tiki bar. Would definitely go again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our staff! Thanks for the nice words about our rooms, breakfast, pool and tiki bar. We also appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"Fantastic staycation!"

5
08/06/2017

Great pool, delicious breakfast with omelette bar, fresh baked cookies early in the morning, tons of activities including bean bag toss, ping pong, shuffleboard, pool toys, and awesome tiki bar. The rooms were clean with a beautiful ocean view.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic staycation with us. We appreciate the compliments on our pool, breakfast, cookies, activities, tiki bar, rooms, and views. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

"'Head' of the class"

5
05/06/2017

We had booked through Groupon on this hotel, it was far better than we could have hoped. They staff was great and the beach view just outside our room was nearly magic to our children. Families, this is a must stay place. Great breakfast, friendly staff.. lots of extras

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, and especially our staff. Please recommend us to your friends and family. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

"Best Western Aki Tiki Inn.The place to be on Daytona Beach"

5
03/06/2017

The staff at this Hotel are the best in the world.They are all great Treat you like family.The view from the Hotel is perfect.Great Food,Inside bar is great.Clean NO bugs.Very nice beds.Could not ask for more.The only downside is their Tiki Bar.The ladies that work out there did great.But on the weekends Dan is out there.Not A fan of his bad drinks.Hits on the ladies to much.Busy telling us how great he is.The bar was much better when Benson was there.Other wise the place is the best.Been going there for 18 years Love it,

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star review. Welcome back! We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, the view, the food, and the bar. We are happy to hear that the staff treated you like family. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great hotel, great employees, great food and excellent ocean views and access!"

5
29/05/2017

We love the Aku Tiki! The hotel is clean and beautifully decorated. The staff are all friendly and helpful! The pool is huge and clean. We have been staying here for many years. It's our home away from home! It's very family friendly. The breakfast buffet has something for everyone. They have an omelette bar on the weekends that is excellent. It has great ocean views and easy access.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the many amenities that we offer such as the buffet breakfast and pool. We are especially grateful for the compliments on our staff. Please let your friends know about our hotel. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

"Great location, great stay."

5
24/05/2017

The room was good sized and very clean. Breakfast is included every morning, and is large. The choices change every morning, but make your own waffles and pancakes are always available. There was a free Happy Hour everyday, and the bar staff was very friendly. The pool is large, and had plenty of seating available. There is access to the beach, which makes it easy to enjoy the ocean. Traders restaurant has good food, and is reasonably priced. The staff in the hotel is very friendly and strives to make your stay a great one.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and the many amenities that we offer such as hot daily breakfast and free happy hour. We especially thank you for the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Great vacation"

5
23/05/2017

The hotel has great amenities and the staff was excellent. The swimming pool was large and they even had a small child pool. The patio are was very nice and comfortable. I would strongly recommend this particular hotel to family and friends.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our amenities and our staff. We also appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Best hotel in Daytona"

5
23/05/2017

We have stayed at this hotel for about the last 6 years. We normally travel to this hotel at least 2 times a year and sometimes 3. The hotel serves an excellent breakfast. Please keep it up along with the manager's special in the afternoon. These two items along with excellent staff and clean, comfortable rooms is why we keep coming back! Hats off to Dan at the Tiki bar and Neal at the inside bar. Both were very gracious hosts and took good care of us They are professional and accommodated any request we had. They make it a fun place to visit.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for all of the compliments on our amenities and our staff. We are happy to hear that both Dan and Neal were gracious hosts and took good care of you. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"A Nice Place"

5
22/05/2017

Been here a couple of times on business trips. Pretty nice place with a neat theme. Free drinks 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The Continental Breakfast has really improved over the past year with the new restaurant manger. Most, if not all, rooms have nice ocean view - right on the beach with an IHOP and WinnDixie across the street. Very clean and convenient place.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our cocktail hour and breakfast. We appreciate the compliments on our amenities and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Unclean room"

2
20/05/2017

Room we stayed in made my son sick the AC veng was so dirty and room dusty and funky. They need to do a better job at cleaning the rooms properly so that people dont get sick. Spend sone more time on the cleanliness of where guests sleep please tgank you.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We encourage guests to always let us know during their stay if their room is not up to their standards. Our housekeeping is extremely conscientious to ensure rooms are always clean. We will review your comments with our staff to improve for future guests. We hope you will consider our resort on a future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Great Vacation"

4
16/05/2017

We had been on a cruise to Panama Canal and came back to Daytona Beach and spent three days having a great time. The hotel was convenient to every thing and also right on the beach We went on a Dinner Cruise that was outstanding. it was on the Intercoastal, but I cannot remember the $19.95 for a great Prime Rib, or Turkey & Dressing.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you stayed with us after your cruise. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and location. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Excited to see Aku Tiki"

3
16/05/2017

Overall, not bad, but managers PLEASE do some Quality Control - after a room is cleaned check the sheets (Would you sleep on stained sheets?), check the bathroom(Do you want to dry your face in someone else's pubic hair left on the towels?), check the vents (Can you breath mold and dust? I cant I have asthma!) These conditions are VERY common at beach hotels, but still yucky.

"Paradise in Daytona Beach Shores"

5
16/05/2017

Once again we spent our DBS vacation at our favorite hotel in the area, the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn The staff is very friendly and helpful, even recommending a great Primecare facility to us. The new room lamps, with outlets are a great update for those of us with gadgets needing charged. The new curtains and wall pictures are very bright and cheery. The new lounges are very comfy for sunning. Sea wall railings were being replaced while we were there and served as a back drop for wedding pictures for a lovely couple. The same style railing is being used to replace the old concrete block railings on the upper rooms. A very nice update that now allows viewing the ocean while comfortably seated outside your room. The basketball goal is back up. Sadly the drought and maybe storms from last winter have really taken a toll on the lush grounds. Grass is really distressed and plants are a little worse for wear. Hopefully the large gates at the north and south end of the grounds will be repaired and locked soon to enhance security. A ramp to the beach and key card lock to keep just anyone from entering from the beach would be a nice improvement. As always, we were saddened to leave for home.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback and welcome back to your favorite hotel! We appreciate the compliments on our renovations and hotel. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Thank you."

4
15/05/2017

Beach front hotel. Easy to find & access location. Very safe location. Great confort& large rooms. Great for family stay. Very clean premises. Great attention and service from hotel personnel. Safe car parc. Higly recommend it.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in your comfortable and large room. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel personnel. We also appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Great site. Marvelous staff."

5
13/05/2017

Wonderful hotel with many amenities including fitness room, free breakfast, and free happy hour. The tiki bar is a plus and the staff are wonderful!! We have been going to the same place for 15 years and expect to do so for another 15 years!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, amenities, and staff. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"WONDERFUL - AGAIN!"

5
10/05/2017

We had a 4 day stay at the Aku Tiki for my husband's 70th Birthday. (Very young 70).Everything was great from the Booking with Chelsea to the Buffet Breakfast to Happy Hour Bar and Restaurant with Neal. All staff are friendly and helpful. The location right on the beach and the large pool always make our stay here enjoyable. We will be back again and again and again. Thanks to all for making our stay GREAT!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Happy 70th birthday to your hubby! We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, amenities, and especially our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again and again and again. Thanks!

"nice place"

3
08/05/2017

we have been coming here for about 30 years with a 3 year break for graduations. always great staff and clean rooms. a little disappointed with the grounds. all grass is dead, plants need to be watered. never seen it like this before. there are doing a lot of work around the hotel. maybe the grass will be next.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn. Currently, Florida is in a drought situation. Watering is limited to specific days and times. We are expecting rain this weekend so that should help. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

"Excellent getaway hotel with a "resort" type feel"

5
03/05/2017

Absolute great experience at Aku Tiki Inn for a week of spring break. Check in was harmless and front desk guy was super friendly as was all the staff during our stay. Hotel is older but has been obviously (and somewhat in process) of updates. Our room was clean and very comfortable with a kitchenette. It was ocean "front" with sliding door access to a private balcony facing direct East making for excellent sunrises and ocean views. Beds were comfortable and AC worked great. About the only thing to mention would be size of thebathroom is little small but not a deal breaker by any means. FULL ON breakfast served every morning from 7am to 10 am with eggs, meats, fresh fruits, dry cereal, home made waffles, yogurts, juices and coffe. Mixed up breakfast offereings every other day or so with hash, scrambled eggs etc. Also free bar rail drinks in lounge every afternoon from 4pm to 5pm. And tiki lounge pool side very comfy while you and kids enjoy pool. Oh....did I mention the pool. BIG heated pool and very clean. They also have a huge, shallow kiddie pool for toddlers. Pool is surrounded with enough lounge chairs as well as tables with umbrellas. Direct access right out onto beach also and not too busy although it is located within one of the "drive" beach areas. Over all I gave Aku Tiki 5 stars, if I could have given it 6 stars I would have!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your spring break with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel and amenities such as breakfast, cocktail hour, and our pool. We thank you for wanting to rate us 6 stars! We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great Place to Stay"

5
02/05/2017

Been here several times. Breakfast and Happy hour built into the price. Great Salt Water Pool and the Ocean and Sand are right in front of you. Restaurant on site so you never have to leave! Everything is right there.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We are happy that you chose to spend your vacation at our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our breakfast, happy hour, and pool. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks!

"Love this place"

5
01/05/2017

We stayed here 1 time and plan on coming back. Everything was perfect. We loved the free breakfast and It's right on the beach! Very well priced too. We were at a hotel down the street but ended up leaving there after the first night and came here. So glad we did.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that everything was perfect at our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our free breakfast, location, and price. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Jeep Beach-Awesome stay!"

5
01/05/2017

We had a great time aku tiki! This will be our daytona stop! We've stayed at so many hotels over there and this was the best and best for your money! Daniel at the tiki bar was great! Great location and no problems whatsoever. We stayed oceanfront on 3rd floor. Great room , great staff, great visit. One down side, only one very slow elevator in hotel...and on opposite side l of hotel. We took the stairs 90% of the time, but we're a younger couple. If you cannot do that, don't stay oceanfront

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great time! We appreciate the compliments on Daniel at our tiki bar, location, staff, and hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks!

"Laid back with all the amenities"

5
24/04/2017

If you're looking for a hotel with clean rooms, a nice pool area, delicious dining on-site, and right on the beach for an affordable price, then this hotel has everything you need. It's not much to look at, at first, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of service and amenities provided, which was all I needed to have a nice relaxing time with my daughter.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your daughter had a relaxing visit with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel rooms, pool, dining, location, price, and especially service. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Last minute booking, great choice"

4
21/04/2017

Our group had booked a different hotel online which turned out to be NOTHING like its website promised. We frantically searched online for a new hotel and got the last three oceanview rooms at the Best Western. We made a great choice - full breakfast and room were great, staff was very helpful and professional. Would stay here again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you made a great choice by staying with us. We appreciate the compliments on our breakfast, accommodations, and especially our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Nice staff and good amenities!"

5
12/04/2017

This is not a fancy place but then again, I am not a dance person. I really enjoyed our stay. Water pressure is lacking. Loved the free drink for happy hour! The pool was awesome and access to the beach is easy. One evening we went to get a bite to eat for dinner. After visiting many of the local restaurants just to find out there would be a 2 hour wait, we ended up back at the hotel restaurant. It was delicious!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our happy hour, pool, and beach access. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at Traders. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Wonderful "

5
11/04/2017

Kind staff . Very helpful reception . Very nice guy in reception Steven appreciate nice vacation. Delicious hot breakfast. Enjoy the free drinks in the afternoon. Nice quiet location . Very friendly staff . Your family will like for sure . Highly recommend. Thanks

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hot buffet breakfast, happy hour, and our location. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"best on the beach"

5
02/04/2017

We have stayed here a few times and are always pleased with the service, the room and especially the breakfast. Although we had no children with us, it is a perfect hotel for children of all ages. Everyone at the hotel were friendly and fun to get to know. We had a beachfront room which was great for people watching. Good restaurants nearby. but the breakfast is so complete, you do not need to have lunch.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, service, and breakfast. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Family spring break vacation"

5
02/04/2017

Will be back this year.. we had an amazing spring break at this hotel. Second time coming here and I think we will definitely come back soon. Flexible and friendly staff. The front desk was very accommodating.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We are happy to hear that you had an amazing spring break with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent Place to Stay - Our 'Go To' Daytona Motel"

5
29/03/2017

We always have a great time and the children/grandchildren enjoy the pools. They serve an excellent continental/buffet breakfast and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have just completed renovations, which followed with price increases, but we will still stay with them. Our family has been staying, exclusively at Aku Tiki, since our first visit in 2009.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We are happy to hear that you had a great time and were able to enjoy the pools and breakfast. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Great hotel and staff"

5
28/11/2016

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.

"Incredible Rooms, Wonderful Staff!!!!"

5
28/11/2016

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!!

"Has potential"

3
22/11/2016

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.

"Under Construction!"

3
09/11/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We are undergoing renovations at this time, however, we do hope you will give us another try during a future visit.

"Major construction should have been told this when booking!"

3
05/11/2016

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.

"really nice place"

5
02/11/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your recommendation of our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel and staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Super Friendly People"

5
01/11/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you choose to stay with us twice a year. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

"cocktails on the balcony overlooking the ocean"

5
01/11/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool. Thanks for the compliments about Lisa. We appreciate hearing nice things about our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Wonderful front desk !"

5
31/10/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that Robyn took good care of you. We appreciate hearing all of the nice things about her. Thanks for coming back to Aku Tiki, we appreciate your loyalty. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Vacation 2016"

4
31/10/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an easy process making your reservation. We appreciate the compliments on our staff as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Awesome Getaway "

5
26/10/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our rooms, restaurant, and amenities. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"very expensive for what's it worth"

3
24/10/2016

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.

"overnight get away"

5
04/10/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you loved our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, prices, staff, and food. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"Mini 1 night vacation..."

5
03/10/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your mini vacation with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Wonderful"

5
03/10/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that Aku Tiki is one of the nicest places you have ever stayed. We appreciate the compliments on on hotel, staff, and amenities. We hope you are able to stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Best Motel"

5
02/10/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel layout as well as our restaurant, free breakfast, internet, and location. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Great place for a vacation"

4
01/10/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, location, hotel, and amenities. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Thanks!

"Fun and Sun by the ocean"

5
29/09/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and your million dollar view. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. Thank you and come visit us again soon.

"Great Stay"

4
29/09/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your sister enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Thanks again!

"Beach weekend getaway"

5
24/09/2016

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!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you, your girlfriend, and son had a fantastic time. sounds like you were able to enjoy the hot breakfast, pool, restaurant, and beach. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

""Daytona Beach, Fla. Trip""

3
23/09/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Rebecca thank you for your feedback. We have made some improvements to our hotel earlier this year and continue with renovations throughout. We resurfaced our pool the first quarter of this year, and many other renovations are in the works at this time. We expect renovations to the rest of the hotel to be completed by year end. We are glad to hear you appreciated the happy hour, breakfast and easy beach access. I apologize if the air conditioner was loud and you felt it didn't cool your room to your liking. I have shared your review with our maintenance crew and housekeeping to look at the air conditioning. We do have a regular pest prevention program in place. We encourage guests with these type of issues to let us know during their stay as soon as possible so we can resolve it. Thank you for your kind words about Terry at check-in. Our staff works very hard to make our guests feel welcome. We hope you will give our resort another try on your next trip to Daytona Beach. Thank you again for your review, we appreciate knowing our guests' experiences both positive and negative.

"My happy place"

5
22/09/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back! Thank you for choosing to stay with us year after year, we appreciate your business. Thank you also for the compliments on our hotel and staff. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks!

"Bestwestern Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach, Florida"

5
21/09/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Our trip to Daytona Beach, Fla."

5
16/09/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you loved our free hot buffet breakfast. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Best Beach Weekend"

5
14/09/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed you chose our hotel for your annual "girls' beach weekend". We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, staff, and amenities. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Favorite hotel"

5
12/09/2016

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!! :)

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We are pleased that you have chosen to spend your vacation time with us, thanks! We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Florida Vacation"

5
09/09/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great location for relaxing holiday"

5
02/09/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We also appreciate the compliments on our staff and hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Very Nice Vacation"

4
29/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Hotel has everything you need"

5
29/08/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn! We appreciate all of the compliments on our location, amenities, restaurant, and staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"great hotel ex location very friendly and helpful staff"

5
28/08/2016

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..

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel and staff, we appreciate it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again.

"Good oceanfront hotel. "

5
27/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our amenities. Our happy hour, complimentary breakfast, and beach access are extremely popular with our guests. We have shared your comments on how we can improve with our maintenance team regarding the dryer situation as well as our staff. We continually train all of our staff on how to offer exceptional customer service with a friendly smile. Thank you for letting us know your experience with our staff, we are addressing your feedback. We hope to see you again for a future visit.

"Son's birthday weekend"

5
24/08/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy birthday to your son! Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool, happy hour, and breakfast. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"A little too crowded, but updated and clean!"

4
22/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and the hot breakfast. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Remarkable enjoyment!"

5
20/08/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pool, the views, and happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Fantastic Staff"

5
17/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. They work very hard to make guests feel welcome so we always love hearing that they succeeded. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool, tiki area, and breakfast as well. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent stay "

5
15/08/2016

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 !

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you chose to stay with us. Sounds like you enjoyed your room, the free breakfast, and happy hour. We appreciate the compliments on the friendliness of our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"It was a ok"

3
15/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are going through renovations and expect completion in 2017. We are happy to hear that you liked the food at our on-site restaurant. We have recently made changes to our menu and have had a favorable response from guests. Thanks!

"Best hotel on the beach"

5
15/08/2016

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!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and room at our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. Thanks for staying with us when you are in town. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Family and friendly "

5
14/08/2016

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 .

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the free wifi, breakfast, and happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"The True Daytona Beach Vacation Experience"

5
09/08/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and welcome back to Aku Tiki! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us along with the amenities that we offer. We appreciate the compliments on our staff also. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Jill Roller"

5
08/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in Daytona and at our hotel. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, the daily breakfast, and the cocktail hour. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and the view from it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"It is what it is, enjoy it!"

3
08/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had fun and enjoyed the pool. Thanks for the compliment on our staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the pool bar and drinks. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"When in Daytona Stay at Tiki"

4
07/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back to Aku Tiki! We are happy that you choose to spend your vacation time with us. Thanks for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it. Sounds like you were able to enjoy quite a few of our amenities. We appreciate you taking time to rate us and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great hotel"

5
07/08/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Terry is amazing!"

5
04/08/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that Terry has provided you with excellent customer service. We look forward to having you stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to rate us and share your experience with reservations.

"Loved It!!!"

5
01/08/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff and are pleased to hear that your daughter enjoyed the face painting. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"It was an OK place"

3
31/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Craig thank you for leaving us your review. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We are undergoing renovations throughout the hotel this year. Earlier in 2016 we resurfaced our pool and we are gradually renovating the interior of our hotel this year and into 2017. We continually work to improve our FREE breakfast. We appreciate your feedback, if you have specific breakfast items you would like to see us add we will take your suggestions into consideration. Our happy hour is always a favorite with our guests, glad to hear you liked it. We do hope you will give us another try on your future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Always a pleasure staying at the Aku Tiki"

5
30/07/2016

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 !!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Nikki thank you for leaving us your review. We appreciate your 5 star rating. Our housekeeping staff works extremely hard to keep our rooms cleans and stocked with fresh linens. We have recently added new menu items at Traders that have been very popular with our guests. Thank you for choosing our hotel, we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

"Fun time w family "

4
30/07/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. We are glad to hear you have come back to stay with us. Our guests love our pool area and proximity to the beach. Our apologies if you had to wait for the elevator. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Daytona Beach.

"spring break 2016"

4
28/07/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. Yes, we are a family friendly resort, families appreciate our location for the ease of getting to and from the beach. We hope you enjoyed your stay in the Daytona Beach area. Thank you for your feedback.

"A Well Run Property"

5
28/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Rick thank you for leaving us your review. Our staff really tries to go above and beyond to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. I have shared your comments with our housekeeping and maintenance teams. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you will stay with us again on your next visit.

"Honeymoon Again!"

5
26/07/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your nice review. Our staff works hard to make our guests feel welcome. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our free breakfast buffet and complimentary happy hour, this is always a favorite with our guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Daytona Beach! Thank you again for your feedback.

"Best Motel"

5
24/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Ronald thank you for your review. We are glad you have made so many memories at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn. We have made some renovations to date. Our most popular has been the renovation of our pool. More renovations are happening in the coming months. Thank you for choosing us for 29th years, we appreciate your business.

"Awesome stay "

5
23/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your great feedback! We appreciate your comments and so glad to hear your stay was great. Our staff tries very hard to accommodate our guests. We will pass your comments on to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Daytona Beach! Thank you again!

"Not one of my better experiences at this hotel"

5
23/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review Michael. We have taken your feedback to housekeeping. I apologize for any lack of service you may have received with regard to changing the sheets and stocking the room. We do have a new menu at Traders, our guests response has been very favorable for the new menu items. The power outage is rare, I apologize for your inconvenience. We do hope you will consider staying with us again. Thank you for your feedback.

"ENJOYABLE STAY"

5
18/07/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our housekeeper, Karen. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"AWESOME STAY AGAIN!!!!"

1
18/07/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your rating, I think you may be able to edit your review to change from 1 star to 5. We apologize for the church group if they were loud. We do try and keep noise levels down, when it is a younger group visiting we encourage the chaperones to help us in keeping the noise levels down. We appreciate your comments.

"Another Wonderful visit"

5
16/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always delighted to have return guests. We are glad to hear that you like the renovations and new menu items. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Vacation 2016"

4
15/07/2016

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.....

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our continental breakfast and have a dip in the pool. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Incredible stay"

5
10/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. Sounds like you had a great time at the pool, tiki bar, and happy hour. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Checking Out the Beach"

5
09/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy breakfast and dinner in our restaurant. We appreciate the compliments on our staff and hotel. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Aku tiki Inn at Best Western was amazing!!"

5
05/07/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to utilize the pool, enjoy the cocktail hour, and have a good breakfast. We also appreciate the compliments on our staff. They work hard and we love to hear good things. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Super vacation"

5
05/07/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, hotel, and location. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Bad service and lies."

1
04/07/2016

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.

"Complimentary happy hour!"

4
29/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
So glad to hear you appreciated our complimentary happy hour! Our guests always enjoy having a drink and relaxing by our pool or on the beach. Thank you for your feedback on our staff, I will pass your comments along. Our maintenance team works diligently to keep our property maintained. We look forward to seeing you for another stay!

"Vacation 2016"

5
29/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Kenneth thank you for leaving your review. I am happy to hear you felt our staff was friendly. We have done several upgrades at the Best Western Aku Tiki including our pool. Many guests like yourself have enjoyed our lawn chairs on the grass to look out at the ocean and relax. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

"Relaxing weekend get away"

4
27/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your detailed review. I have shared your feedback with our leadership team. It's great to hear you enjoyed your room and your balcony was useful for hanging wet suits. I can recommend when you book with us again to discuss your preference for rooms that can accommodate smokers so we can better assist you. Some of our rooms offer more space then others which also includes the bathroom, it just depends on the room type you book. We are waiting on parts for the handicap pool chair lift, the yellow caution tape is in place so nobody tries to use it while we are waiting on parts. Our parking is free of charge which is not very common for hotels in Daytona Beach. Space is very tight in general along the beach front so we do offer free parking however it is a first come, first serve basis. I am sorry to hear our parking did not meet your expectations. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Daytona Beach!

"My favorite place to stay in Daytona Beach"

5
27/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Jo Ann thank you for leaving us your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Yes we have recently gone through some hotel upgrades, I am glad to hear we met your expectations for accommodations in Daytona Beach. I am sorry to hear though that you were not happy with our complimentary breakfast or with your meal at Traders, our on-site restaurant. We always appreciate input from our guests on new menu items and amenities at our breakfast to make it better. We will look into a microwave and bacon and waffles. I will share your feedback about Traders with our manager. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn.

"2 night stay June 23 & 24"

5
27/06/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your comments, I am glad to hear you consider our hotel as your new favorite place to stay! Our guests love room 309, the ocean view from that room is really awesome! Happy to hear you were able to take advantage of our special. Our staff works very hard to make guests feel at home, I will share your comments with our team. Thank you for choosing the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

"Best Little Hotel in Daytona Beach"

5
26/06/2016

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!!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the newly redecorated hotel. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary hot breakfast and cocktail hour. Thank you for the compliments on our staff and Benson. We will be sure to let him know. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Best place on the beach"

5
24/06/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate you choosing to stay with us again. We are happy to hear that you liked our upgrades and the remodeled pool. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Smith Fam Vacay "

5
20/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our cocktail hour and complimentary breakfast. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great staff, but just needs a makeover"

3
16/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you liked our nightly reception, breakfast, and high speed Wi-Fi. We also appreciate the compliments on our staff. Thanks!

"Always a pleasure"

5
15/06/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to welcome you back to Aku Tiki! Thanks for the compliments on our staff, location, and amenities. We are pleased to hear that you enjoy our property and we look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Relaxing stay"

5
07/06/2016

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 !!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Yuck"

3
07/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear our accommodations did not meet your expectations. We have spoken with our cleaning staff about your concerns. As for our breakfast we do offer a variety of options to please the many tastes of our guests. We apologize if your family did not find our breakfast options to be acceptable.

"Always enjoy our stay!"

5
06/06/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for coming back to stay with us, we appreciate your loyalty! Thank you for all of the compliments on our facility. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Absolutely Perfect"

5
02/06/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was absolutely perfect. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent Beach Front Hotel"

5
02/06/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you enjoyed the pool, beach, and complimentary breakfast. WE look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Great place to stay on the beach, love the breakfast, happy hour and the staff !!!!!"

4
01/06/2016

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 !!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back! Thanks for the compliments on our breakfast, happy hour, and pool. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Annual Aku Tiki Vacay!"

5
31/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Thanks for returning to our hotel, we appreciate your loyalty. We are happy that you like the renovations and upgrades to the hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Loved it here!"

5
30/05/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you love our hotel and will never stay anywhere else. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, restaurant, and pool. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"great value,felt welcome!!"

4
28/05/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it! Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool, tiki bar,and breakfast. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Cool place to stay"

5
26/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us. Sounds like you were able to swim in the pool along with partaking of our free hot breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Wish we had longer"

5
25/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to fit in quite a bit . We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Love this place!"

5
24/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff and will relay your good words to them. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Stay after Graduation at Ocean Center"

4
24/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"New Updates Make A Great Hotel Even Better!"

5
22/05/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments and welcome back! Thank you for coming back to stay with us again. We are pleased to hear that you like our renovations. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"You will feel welcome"

5
22/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the many amenities we offer such as free cocktail hour and free daily breakfast. We appreciate your compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next "staycation" with us. Thanks again!

"Looking for a great place on the beach? This is it!"

5
22/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that everything met your needs. Thank you for the compliments on our staff as well. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"great older place"

5
17/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great Ocean Front Hotel"

5
17/05/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to Aku Tiki! Thanks for the compliments on our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and the decor. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Best hotel hands down!!!!"

5
17/05/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you loved the view and your room. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Amazing Services and Stay."

4
17/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and the facilities. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Clean, large rooms"

4
14/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like you and your friends had a great time. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great Stay"

5
14/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed your room and our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Fun"

5
11/05/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. We are happy to hear that you love Aku Tiki Inn and continue to stay with us. We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Weekend getaway"

5
10/05/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back to Aku Tiki Inn. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us again. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed happy hour and your meals at Traders, our on-site restaurant. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Love this place!"

5
06/05/2016

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! ??????

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary breakfast. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great location with awsome views"

5
06/05/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and happy to have you return. Thanks for the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"My husband and I spent the weekend at the Aku Tiki."

4
01/05/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your compliments about Terri. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"In front of the beach "

3
30/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great Location and Freindly Staff"

5
28/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to utilize the free Wi-Fi and enjoy our hot breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great trip"

5
26/04/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments and look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"overall"

4
26/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back and thanks for visiting us again. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast buffet as well as our daily happy hour. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Ocean Front Stay in Daytona Beach"

5
25/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the beach, the pool, and happy hour along with have a meal at Traders, our restaurant. We appreciate the compliments on our resort and look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great stay"

5
20/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you enjoyed the complimentary hot breakfast buffet that we offer every day. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again1

"Rather tired, don't eat there and it's OK"

3
20/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beach and complimentary happy hour. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Oceanfront"

5
15/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our property and staff. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Good place on the beach with a old Florida feel to it. Well worth the stay."

4
14/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, thank you. Sounds like you were able to enjoy our complimentary breakfast buffet as well as happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Amazing Resort!!!"

5
13/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you and your family had a phenomenal time at our hotel. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool, ocean, breakfast, and happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Pleasant stay"

4
09/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Love this place..."

5
08/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back! Thanks for choosing to return to our hotel for your spring break. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again1

"Gem of a hotel"

5
08/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed soaking up the rays by the pool at our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our staff and hotel, we appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again!

"Great Ocean Views"

5
05/04/2016

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).

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Awesome"

5
04/04/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all of the compliments on our staff and hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent"

5
04/04/2016

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also thank you for your compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Do NOT stay here! "

1
03/04/2016

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!

"Beware of online booking! "

3
02/04/2016

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.

"RUDE BARTENDERS"

4
30/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review we are sorry to hear you felt our bartenders were rude. We have spoken with them to address your concerns. We apologize for this experience.

"Nice and clean"

4
30/03/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Well worth the Money"

5
29/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beach, the pool, happy hour, hot buffet breakfast, and tiki bar. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again!

"Don't overlook this place"

5
27/03/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of the hot buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, and enjoy time at the pool. We also appreciate the compliments on our staff, thank you. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Loved it! "

5
26/03/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. They work very hard so we always appreciate hearing good things about them. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent"

5
19/03/2016

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 !

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to your next stay with us.

"Honeymoon destination "

5
19/03/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Congratulations on your marriage! We appreciate all of the compliments about our hotel for the pool, tiki bar, breakfast, and staff. We are pleased that you chose our hotel for your honeymoon and wish you many happy years together. Thanks again!

"Bike week Visit"

4
16/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our breakfast and happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Aku Tiki Inn"

4
13/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed both our complimentary hot breakfast and happy hour. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. They work very hard so we are always happy to hear good things about them. We look forward to your next stay. Thanks again!

"Wonderful"

5
11/03/2016

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. :)

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast , happy hour, and the tiki bar. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Beautiful view from room of beach and pool"

4
08/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that our staff was friendly and provided exceptional service. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast. We look forward to having you visit with us again. Thanks!

"Awesome customer service"

5
07/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it! We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Friendly Staff and Great Location"

5
05/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and staff. Sounds like you and your friend enjoyed your time with us. We are pleased to hear that you liked the pool, the hot breakfast buffet, the happy hour, and our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"A retired couple"

4
05/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Thank you for returning to our hotel. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit. Thanks again!

"Will Visit Again!!!"

5
04/03/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel and staff. Sounds like you were able to enjoy our complimentary breakfast along with our daily happy hour. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

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

5
03/03/2016

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..

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
First of all, thank you so much for being a repeat customer. We appreciate your loyalty! Thanks for the nice feedback on our hotel. We are happy to hear that you look forward to your visit's with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Love this place"

5
01/03/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. Thank you for being a loyal customer. We are happy that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet, happy hour, and pool. We appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Such a cool place, love the property and the heated pool"

5
18/02/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us along with a meal in our restaurant, Traders. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool during your stay. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"VACATION"

5
10/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Thanks for coming back and staying with us again. We always love to have repeat guests. Sounds like you enjoyed the breakfast and social hour during your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit wit us. Hope to see you soon. Thanks again!

"A fun Shore excursion"

4
08/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your compliments on Kris. We love to hear good things about our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Good value and clean"

4
07/02/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your compliments on our staff. They work very hard to take good care of our guests. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"I would stay here again."

5
07/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. We also love to hear positive comments about their service. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Best Western Stay"

5
05/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the breakfast buffet, pool area, and beach. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Always happy here."

4
03/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your loyalty and thank you for staying with us again. We also are happy to hear the compliments on our staff. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great location with friendly staff "

4
02/02/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Empty Beach Stay, Decent Older Hotel"

4
02/02/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Daytona Beach. Sounds like you were able to enjoy both our complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Thanks again!

"Good stay with upgraded room and gift bag"

4
31/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our hot breakfast. We are pleased to hear that you liked your gift bag. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Older hotel nice place"

5
29/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to explore the area. We look forward to having you visit with us again. Thanks!

"Decieving"

1
28/01/2016

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

Bob H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Dear Donna, Please give us a call at the hotel to discuss your recent stay, 386-252-9631. We are having trouble determining who assisted you and our guest room doors open in not out. We are wondering if you have completed a review for the wrong hotel. We are located in Daytona Beach Shores which is a couple of miles south of Daytona Beach. Our hotel is always kept up and inspected routinely by staff and management. On the conditions, you have indicated, I would have come to desk and asked to be moved or refunded. Please give us a call to clarify this review. Sincerely, General Manager

"Spacious room with a beautiful sea view"

3
27/01/2016

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...

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and happy hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great Hotel Affordable Prices "

5
23/01/2016

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!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Sneaky Tiki"

5
18/01/2016

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star review. We hope to be "your place"! Thank you for the compliments on our staff, rooms, and customer service. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"We hit the jackpot"

5
13/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy both our complimentary full breakfast as well as cocktail hour. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Nice spot"

4
09/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to get outside in between the raindrops. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!

"Best customer service, great views"

5
05/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love to hear compliments on our staff, location, and rooms. We appreciate your comments. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the complimentary breakfast as well as the social hour that we provide as well as enjoy a meal at our restaurant, Trader's. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"New Years Eve in Daytona Beach"

5
05/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Happy New Year! Thank you for spending New Year's Eve with us. We are happy to hear the compliments on our staff. They work very hard and it is nice to hear good things about them. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great place to stay"

5
05/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the beach, outside lounge area, and complimentary breakfast. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Nice Place"

3
04/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beach during your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!

"Economical"

3
02/01/2016

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. We apologize that our pool was out of service during your stay. We are making upgrades to our hotel, the pool is the first of the upgrades. We hope you enjoyed the Daytona Beach area during your stay. Thanks!

"Not worth the hundred dollars"

3
30/12/2015

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.

"Great Motel right on the beach"

5
20/12/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel an welcome you back. Thanks for the compliments on our staff. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great Stay"

5
17/12/2015

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.

"Great location"

5
10/12/2015

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary happy hour as well as our hot breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Great views of the sunrise over the ocean"

5
09/12/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star rating. We are happy to hear that you both enjoyed your stay with us. Glad that you loved the afternoon happy hour. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Smashing!!!!"

5
08/12/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. We know Gina will love to hear the good things that you said. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Wonderful Beach Side Hotel"

5
18/11/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks!

"Great family time!!"

5
16/11/2015

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy the pool and the beach during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Great Place"

5
16/11/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Daytona Beach. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks!

"My new Favorite Place to stay"

5
13/11/2015

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary happy hour also. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Happy Hour an added plus"

4
11/11/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you had the opportunity to partake of our complimentary hot breakfast, happy hour, and the pool. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Best Place to Staycation!!!!!!"

5
09/11/2015

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!!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of the complimentary happy hour and breakfast. Thanks for the compliments about the staff, always great to hear. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Excellent"

5
09/11/2015

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your stay. Thanks for all of the compliments on our staff and amenities. See you soon!

"Outstanding!!!!"

5
01/11/2015

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

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your father. Thank you for the compliments about Chelsea. She is a valued member of our Aku Tiki family. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Pleasure trip to the beach"

5
01/11/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments! Hope you had a happy anniversary! Sounds like you enjoyed the beach, the complimentary breakfast, and dinner at our restaurant, Traders. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Super nice hotel! We WILL be back!"

5
29/10/2015

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the compliments and your feedback! We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time while visiting Daytona Beach. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Quiet Little Place on the Beach"

5
28/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to utilize the amenities that we offer including complimentary breakfast and the pool. We look forward to your next stay with us.

"First time at this hotel"

4
26/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Vacation Spot"

5
25/10/2015

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.

"Third time at this property"

4
23/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing to stay at Aku Tiki during your family business trips. We appreciate the compliments and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Biketoberfest"

4
20/10/2015

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.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and glad you liked our bike wash station. We hope to see you again!

"pleasure"

5
17/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time away from home. Glad you were able to partake of our complimentary breakfast buffet. We look forward to your next visit with us.

"Another great stay!"

5
15/10/2015

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!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy that you choose to vacation with us 3 times a year. We appreciate your loyalty and are happy to provide friendly service. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Good Affordable Plesant"

5
15/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your business and recommendation, thank you! We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Great Place to Stay"

5
14/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have chosen our hotel for return visits, thank you! Thanks for the compliments, we appreciate them! We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again!

"Racial Profiling"

1
13/10/2015

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

Bob H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Dear Allan, I apologize that you felt like you were being singled out. I did research the issue some more since you and I talked. There were about eight people in front of you at the time, and they were all guests that had already been served once before. The lady directly in front of you was not even getting a drink. She asked the bartender for some more Coke in her drink. The others in front of her were all members of a big golf group that had been here for several days and have been coming to our hotel for years. I think we should have explained this to you at the time. As I explained, we try to ask all guests for a room key the first time we serve you. If there is a new bartender on duty, they will also ask you if they do not know you. We have it posted on the signage at the bar during Social Hour to show your room, and it is on the information that we hand out at check in. By law we must also ask for your ID if there is some doubt about your age, and we only due this for the first drink. I did have several guest and employees comment that when the Bartender tried to explain some of this, you became quite vocal which they felt was a bit out of hand. We do take offense to what you accused us of and want to assure you that we welcome all guests and appreciate your business. Please do not think this way of our staff and hotel. Sincerely, Bob Hietala General Manager

"Complimentary stay will result in an annual return"

4
10/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Congratulations on winning the silent auction. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments about our staff. We are glad that you plan on making your complimentary stay into an annual stay cation. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again!

"Updated "

3
04/10/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the free breakfast we provide. We hope you enjoyed your time in Daytona Beach. Thanks again!

"felt safe and secured"

5
30/09/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again!

"Stay here"

5
28/09/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to partake of our complimentary breakfast as well as happy hour. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks again!

"Good Potential"

3
27/09/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family and friends enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again!

"Nice beach front hotel"

4
26/09/2015

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.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the beach, pool, and bar area. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again!