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Best Western Hotel Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach

2225 S Atlantic Avenue, 32118-5007, Daytona Beach, United States - See on a map
Best Western Aku Tiki Inn - BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn-the Ocean is just steps away 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 long-time family favorite, award winning, island style retreat on a breath-taking stretch of Daytona Beach's world-famous shoreline. Experience the warm hospitality of our Daytona Beach, Florida hotel located directly on the white sandy beaches of Atlantic Ocean. 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 flat screen television with HBO®, microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Guests will enjoy dining at Traders Restaurant and Tiki Lounge, the on-site full-service restaurant. Additional amenities including an oversize 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.

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Hotel advantages

  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Complimentary full american breakfast
    Complimentary full american breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Lounges/bars
    Lounges/bars
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
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"Daytona Beach Holiday weekend"

5
Bye_Bye_NY2020, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 08/09/2020

Had a great time at this motel. Very well kept oceanfront property. Nice pool area, bar and beach frontage. Comfortable room. We scope for good places for future family reunions and this is at the top of the list. Oceanfront motels tend to take a beating but this one is well kept. Nice landscaping. Friendly staff. Will return soon!

"Good Location. Fair stay due to Covid-19 Restrictions"

4
Lourdes S, Lakeland, Florida 26/08/2020

This Best Western is located mid Daytona ocean front hotel strip, relatively close to attractions and local restaurants. The parking is small, but adequate at leas during our stay. A minus - only four ocean front rooms per floor. A bit dated and needing some attention to cleaning and maintenance details. Major disappointment was the cancelation of full breakfast due to Covid-19 and instead getting a paper bag with a couple of sub standard items... had to cross the street and spend money at a HOJO. Also affected by Covid was the Tiki bar which was not open. On the plus side - nice size pool and acceptable ocean view from the side balconies.

"Amazing oceanview!"

4
danubiap2018, Doral, Florida 24/08/2020

The hotel is right on the beach, the water is so clear and warm on summer...amazing! Most of the rooms has oceanview. If you're going with your own car, you can take your beach umbrella, cooler and chair with you. I saw most of the people in the hotel with their own. Our room was not that clean. The exit of the AC in our bathroom was really dirty. Great staff. The Tiki Bar has delicious food for a fair price and big portion. Our experience was great!

"Pleasant stay"

5
User 23/08/2020

We visit the best Western sky tiki. We got there earlier and they allow us to park and besides that they gave us wristbands to enjoy the pool area. As soon as the 2 rooms were ready, we check in easy and fast. The kitchen was nice, the rooms clean and cold. In general, the amenities, the pool, the beach and the rooms were very good. The price was affordable and we got a wonderful stay. I recommend this hotel.

"Aku Tiki Review"

4
samueldeanj, Lagrange 19/08/2020

For the money it was a good place to stay, do not let the 4 star rating fool you, no one and I mean no one gets a 5 star. We were in a Ocean Front room on the 4th floor and I was really happy with how quiet the room was, the view was wonderful and all the staff were very cordial. The pool hours suck, we like to swim early right after good daylight, but, the pool did not open till 8AM, we swam early anyway as we were the only ones out and are 68 years old and know how to behave ourselves.

"Beautiful views"

4
User 10/08/2020

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary. The hotel was clean and the staff did a good job with keeping up on CDC guidelines. We paid extra to get an ocean front room and it was worth the extra money. The beds were like sleeping on a rock. The breakfast was a real disappointment. I understand that you cannot have people in restaurant but a fruit cup and a bottle of water is not breakfast. They definitely could have done better. The bartender's need to learn how to make drinks, John Taffer would have a fit, they over pour and the drinks were not good. It was a good stay with some minor things.

"wonderful staff and clean facility and rooms!"

5
Sykesclan2019, Gate City, Virginia 04/08/2020

we had a wonderful experience here! The staff was wonderful any time we talked to them from check in, to getting extra supplies to checkout! The facility itself was very clean and our room also. The pool was very nice and clean as well as the pool area! I loved the short walk to the beach and the shower and sprayer to wash off all the sand before coming back in. Great location! Close to stores and shops and even the pier!

"Vacation Trip"

5
X4461INpaulf, Mcdonough 03/08/2020

We come to Daytona every summer and stay at this hotel. We love the easy access to the beach and the pool is always very clean. The hotel has plenty of outside space with the sundeck around the pool and the grassy area by the beach. The Tiki Bar is great as well the food is really good.

"Not so clean"

3
FloridaEly, Tampa, Florida 01/08/2020

This is my second time staying here. It's older hotel. Great location. Good food at their restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner . They use to serve excellent hot breakfast but since COVID their breakfast bags aren't that great. We got a PB & Jelly sandwich, bruised apple , granola bar , fruit cup and small bottle of water. Basically a toddlers lunch. The rooms aren't clean. Found hair in several places in the bathroom, top of Fridge very dirty and something green on the wall, nasty. Told management and they said , Oh you should of told us and we would of sent someone to clean your room. This is after checking in after 9pm. Room had no towels. Towels you have to get them yourself housekeeping is busy. Overall staff is nice. I like the place, they were mask . Not all guest do. They just need to CLEAN the rooms . Pool is clean. Restaurant is clean. Awful pillows . Need to replace. Humidifier in the room fills with water so you have to dump it twice a day or the room and carpet feel damp. AC very loud. Wash cloth picture is from Wiping the top of the Fridge down.

"Nice Staff"

2
User 28/07/2020

Well, I was excited about this hotel because of the location and it has a solid history. I would say the hotel brand is middle market. The staff was great. Very friendly and kind. Unfortunately, the hotel is showing lots of age. The metal furnishings have rusted. A renovation is needed as soon as possible. Visible wear and spotty cleaning is an issue. The freezer was frosted over. Please see the picture. Furniture knob was missing from a nightstand. Look at the vent in the shower. Who can bathe and feel clean after looking at that filthy vent? I will say the climate control was pretty good. The room came with with a dehumidifier to improve moisture in the room. Also, I was willing to pay a bit more for onsite breakfast. However, the bag breakfast suggested was loaded with carbs and sugar. As for value, my rate was not the best buy I thought I would receive.

Wendy Taylor, Guest Services / Front Office at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your review. We do apologize if we did not meet your expectations. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping. Due to COVID-19 we have had to make adjustments to our breakfast and offer a "grab and go" option for guests. We are closely following the sanitation guidelines as recommended by the Center For Disease Control (CDC). We hope you will consider staying with us again on a future visit to the area so that we can have the opportunity to give you a 5-star experience.

"Was a bad experience"

2
violetc868, Russellville, Arkansas 23/07/2020

fire alarms goin off for no reason. Cob webs on walls. Blood on hair dryer. Not enough towels. Sheets only on bed and when asked for a blanket told there they had none. The room descriptions where not clear as to the view we would have for our room chosen. And so much more I just can't list it all.

Wendy Taylor, Agency / Consultant at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Violet we are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations as we strive to give each guest a 5 star experience. We did recently have our alarm company working on an issue with our fire alarm system and that has since been resolved. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping as what you experienced is certainly not the norm at our resort. We always encourage travelers to book directly with us so we can answer any questions with regard to room descriptions. Currently we are following strict guidelines as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) with regard to cleaning and sanitation. We are asking guests to let our front desk know if they are in need of anything during their stay. As recommended by the CDC we are limiting the interaction between our housekeeping and guests to slow the spread of the virus. We do hope you will give us another try on a future visit to the area. We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your 5-star review.

"We LOVE the Aku Tiki"

5
MichelleW123116, Ocala, Florida 21/07/2020

The staff is always helpful and welcoming. The pool and surrounding grounds are well kept. We lucked out and got a beautiful oceanfront room this visit and the view was breathtaking. Right on the beach and close to the Boardwalk activities. Really missed the breakfast buffet and happy hour cocktails in the restaurant but I understand the COVID-19 restrictions.

Wendy Taylor, Agency / Consultant at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to see that we met your expectations. Our goal is to give each guest a 5 star experience, glad you had a great experience with us.

"Disaster . honeymoon ruined . hotel is a wreck !! Housekeeping is a joke. I was trapped in elevator for an hour. Horribl"

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User 19/07/2020

Total disaster fee reservation was completely wrong the room was disgusting the elevator broke I was trapped inside for an hour fire alarm went off randomly two nights in a row at 3 a.m. waking up everybody it also went off randomly throughout the day the power went off repeatedly the internet was horrible the internet was a joke non-existent housekeeping would lie right to your face and tell you that they were going to bring you trash bags or towels or toilet paper and not bring you anything if it wasn't for the nice lady named Lisa in the front desk we would have never received any of the things that we needed we were there for a days on our honeymoon and it was a total disaster I had to carry my dog down three flights of stairs on four different occasions I'm disabled and my dog is elderly and unable to navigate the stairwell the ice machine was broken it was a horrible experience the hotel was a wreck total disaster

Wendy Taylor, Agency / Consultant at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Rooms are cleaned and sanitized after every guest checks out. The CDC has recommended minimal contact between persons to slow the spread of this virus so our staff is cleaning rooms in between guests. We are doing our best to keep our resort safe and sanitized for the safety of all our guests as well as our staff. We also completely understand the inconvenience with our fire alarm system. The alarm company has since fixed the issue with our fire alarm system so everything is working as it should now. We sincerely apologize as these issues are not the norm at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn. We hope that you'll give us another chance on a future visit to the area. We strive to give everyone a 5 star experience and regret the experience you had during your honeymoon.

"The Beach Was the Best Part"

2
3FromFlorida, Cape Coral, Florida 15/07/2020

Looking for a chance to have some vacation time during the Covid virus, we elected to visit Daytona Beach and stay at the Aku Tiki Inn. The access to the beach was perfect. The hotel sits right on the beach and every room has a view. The hotel however, is showing a lot of age. It needs refurbishment, not just a new coat of paint. The shower grout was moldy, the doors have bubbled paint and rusty spots. I didn't think the room looked especially clean. Thank goodness I brought disinfectant wipes along to wipe down surfaces! The room had a comfortable bed but our sleep was interrupted for about an hour at midnight as the fire alarm kept going off. Yes, the beach was the best part, but I'd find another place to stay.

Wendy Taylor, Agency / Consultant at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Rooms are cleaned and sanitized after every guest checks out. The CDC has recommended minimal contact between persons to slow the spread of this virus so our staff is cleaning rooms in between guests. We are doing our best to keep our resort safe and sanitized for the safety of all our guests as well as our staff. We also understand the inconvenience with our fire alarm system. We currently have the alarm company working on the issue. As of now they believe it is due to a faulty smoke alarm getting moisture in our new elevator. We sincerely apologize as these issues are not the norm at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn. We hope that you'll give us another chance on a future visit to the area. We strive to give everyone a 5 star experience.

"Awesome Vacations at Aku Tiki Inn!!!"

5
User 15/07/2020

Since we got there I really did fall in love with this Inn. Everything just exceeded my expectations. The cleaness, six feet apart, the view, the pool, everything was just perfect. I felt completly safe staying there, the staff really care about our health and it shows. The grab and go breakfast meals may not have had a lot of food but had enough for satisfaction and i feel as if it was the best choice to make for the breakfast, instead of cutting it out completly. The room was huge and had lots of space. The kitchen may not have been the biggest in the world and maybe they could add another counter or two, but it got the job done and really well. Along with the kitchen there is a breakfast table of good size with four chairs. The kitchen and dining portion of our room had a wonderful and big window view of tye ocean. While we ate we could just look at the view in peace. The best were extremely comfortable and looked new and cleaned. There was more than enough storage for our stuff for 8 days. My favorite part of the room was the ocean view balcony. There was a sliding window doors and once you got outside tyere were 2 chairs and a little table. Our balcony was very big because, we had gotten the ocean view. All in all I could not have asked for a better room. I 100% recommend this hotel.

Wendy Taylor, Agency / Consultant at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so happy to see that we met your expectations. Our goal is to give each guest a 5 star experience, glad you had a great experience with us. The oceanview balcony is a favorite of our guests, and happy that you were able to take advantage of it.

"Way over priced"

2
User 29/06/2020

We have been coming to this hotel for years, but it gets worse and worse every time we come. We love the southern pool, it gets sun all day. They were dangerously under staffed for these times. I stayed three nights and only saw the outside restrooms cleaned once, the poolside tables were never cleaned. pool towel ran out everyday. The lobbies AC was down and it took three days to get temporary AC in, in a time when it is critical to have proper air circulation. The smell of marijuana was everywhere. This hotel is not exactly family friendly. Bottom line we will not be back ever.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to see your 2 star review as we strive to give each customer a 5 star experience. While it may be difficult to see all of the changes and protocols that have been put in place, we have made strives to follow the CDC guidelines and adhere to all government mandates regarding cleaning, social distancing, and occupancy.

"Daytona Beach Trip"

5
User 22/06/2020

The Aku Tiki Best Western on A1A Daytona Beach was a great place for the whole family. There was something for everyone to do. Shops were close enough and your feet away from the ocean. The outside Tiki lounge was fun and the pool is amazing.

Wendy02_11, 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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, amenities, location, tiki bar, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Average Stay"

3
amym964, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 21/06/2020

I want so badly to rate this place higher because the rooms are spacious and super clean, the pool is huge, there is a wonderful space outdoors including a really nice courtyard.... all wonderful parts of this place. It could be a wonderful place for families. The problem is that too many people take advantage of this place because of its affordability and stay to party. 5 out of the 6 nights we stayed our room filled with the smell of pot every night. I smelled it in the courtyard and I smelled it on my balcony. When we took it to the front desk nothing was done. I saw so many children there and its a real shame that this was allowed. There is no way possible that someone that is staff couldn't smell it at some point. It was in the hallway, outside and in the room next door. What I would like to see is a little more security as well.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We have shared your feedback with our general manager. Our staff works very hard to keep our guests safe. We do not allow drug use on our property and take it very seriously if we get complaints of other guests not following our rules. We are happy to hear you appreciated our cleanliness and our large pool...always a guest favorite. We do hope you will give us another try on a future visit. Thanks again for your feedback.

"Quick getaway"

4
IPJSIllinois, Downers Grove, IL 19/06/2020

We decided we needed a quick getaway to the beach. We have for the last several years stayed at the Aku Tiki Inn. This time we choose to stay in a king ocean front room as we were not sure if there would be rain and if it did rain we were just happy to sit out on the balcony. We arrived around 11:15 am just in case we were able to get in early. Unfortunately we were not able to get to our room until around 1:30 as our room wasn't cleaned yet. There was a plastic partition separating guest from staff. Gal checking us in had a mask but was not wearing it but was wearing plastic gloves. Normally the staff as any Best Western I stay at always acknowledges my status and confirms I will receive points and my welcome back gift. But I think the gal, who was very nice was a bit frazzled due to always some one at the front desk and the phone was ringing alot. We changed our clothes in the restroom and went to hang out by the pool. There are towels available by the door to use for the pool and beach. Once again the pool temp was perfect and if you have never been there it is huge so social distancing is possible. Plus most people went to the beach and the pool was never crowded. And some chairs were removed to allow distance from others. As of right now the pool and tiki bar are only open wednesday thru sunday according to a paper we received upon check in. Known for their wonderful hot breakfast, it is not available due to the virus. Instead they are offering grab and go bags. Coffee and juice is also available. Since the hotel has a restaurant, I feel they could still offer a hot breakfast, just have a limited menu and have the food brought out to you. There is room in their restaurant to keep people social distanced. If their restaurant is now open for dinner with a limited menu, they could maybe do the same for breakfast. I feel the hotel now needs to work on renovating their rooms. Furniture is beat up, marks on walls, the bathroom should have the tile removed and just put in a fiberglass shower/tub to avoid mold which there was some black stuff on the tile grout.. And because we are not sure how thoroughly the room was cleaned, we brought our own wipes. Mirror was smudged, furniture was dusty and the chairs and table on the balcony were dirty so we also wiped them down too. We didn't have enough of towels and went to talk to housekeeping that was down the hall. She let me help my self to towels. Also to keep everyone safe. housekeeping is limited, They will not go in your room. Just put your garbage and dirty towels by your door. My husband saw clean towels in a plastic bag by the room door. We still love this Best Western hotel. We realize that rooms may take a beating, but it's time for a refresh. Be forewarned that the bathroom is small (which for some is an issue) l but water pressure is good. As we now live in Florida, visits at Daytona will be more frequent and as of now this hotel is our 1st choice. .

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your detailed review. We appreciate your time in leaving your feedback. We can assure you our housekeeping is closely following sanitation procedures as recommended by the Center for Disease Control. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping staff. Our pool is open full time, our Tiki Bar and on-site restaurant are open with limited hours and menu each week. We appreciate your patience as we work into our new norm since the virus outbreak and we hope to see you stay with us again in the near future.

"Not a vacation"

2
vpmcfarland, Orlando, Florida 26/05/2020

Our arrival was great. Lisa accommodated my family and she was wonderful. Walked in my king room on the 4th floor which had a fantastic view but i immediately noticed my mirrors and sliding glass door had finger smudges all over it. Immediately, i was concerned about sanitization and went to winn dixie trying to find sanitizer wipes which i couldnt find at publix either. Came back and called lisa, she asked the maid to come up and fix it, they never came. So naturally, i felt i was staying somewhere unclean. Stayed 4 nights, every morning we woke to screaming cussing maids. I tried to comfort one because i know guests were giving them a hard time but her unprofessional attitude and continued complaining made me feel like i was in a chaotic enviornment. Due to covid they couldn't come inside the rooms to make them up so we had to put our towels etc. outside the room and then go down to get what we needed. Yet my friends at the delta, didnt have this problem rooms were being cleaned and had a more vacation like experience. Rooms smelled horrible, were dated, breakfast sucked and everything was an inconvienence from getting toilet paper to going to the pool. Going from their well known breakfast to a brown paper bag full of a 25 cent danish, water and a fruit and nut bar i was not impressed. They could have compromised by having them serve something. They wanted you to wear a blue wrist band at the pool and they ran around harrassing us over it. paid $200 for my room back in October. I expected a somewhat relaxing and enjoyable experience. It was anything but. This was more like a 2 star hotel. Worth no more than $100 and a stressful experience. I'm really upset about this non-vacation like experience. Aku tiki has gone down we've been loyal for 5 years. Their time has come and gone i suppose. Will not be back.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your detailed review. We do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. Our housekeeping is working very hard to keep rooms sanitized as we are closely following guidelines as set by the Center for Disease Control. We appreciate everybody's patience as we all adapt to the new norm. We do apologize for not having the opportunity to offer our traditional daily hot breakfast buffet. Our restaurant is closed at this time due to COVID-19. We are offering the "grab and go" breakfast option for all registered guests. We greatly appreciate your continued business over the years and have shared your feedback with our general manager. As you consider visiting Daytona Beach in the future we do hope you will give us another try. Thank you.

"Beachfront Great Daytona Beach Hotel"

5
User 19/05/2020

Visited with friends. All beaches are open now at Daytona beach. Best western Aku Tiki Hotel is right on the beach property. You can step to beach. Very clean hotel. They are opening Pool and Tiki bar this week. Staff was Super friendly. Very nice clean rooms. Lot of oceanfront area and lot of chairs to relax. Very nice stay. 7 eleven, Winn Dixie, other shops are just across from 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 enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, cleanliness, 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!

"Best Beach Hotel during Coronavirus stay"

5
jimK1617, Orlando, Florida 16/05/2020

Stayed during coronavirus. Beaches are open. Lot of people's on weekend. Staff was great. Very clean hotel. Huge beach front area.very large clean pool. Breakfast was good. Very relaxing atmosphere.you are right on the beach. Winn Dixie across the street. Great visit.

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 hotel, staff, and cleanliness. 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!

"Living at the Aku Tiki Best Time"

5
Valirjana888, New York City, New York 06/05/2020

Due to covid I escaped the depressing city and came to Aku Tiki. Thank you to all the staff because honestly even through this time they remained positive and friendly. I loved our stay and because of this look forward to coming again and recommending to others.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that our staff is positive and friendly. We are happy to have been able to help you escape the city for a beach vacation. We appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Great stay!!!"

5
User 23/04/2020

I enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Aku Tiki. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are clean. The landscaping and the ocean view is wonderful. Great location and excellent service. The hotel offers Grab & Go bags which was great as well as coffee and juice in the morning.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Ziab for your review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Thanks for the compliments on our staff, cleanliness, location, and service. 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!

"Spring break 2020"

5
User 23/03/2020

Great hotel! Much nicer than expected for a spring break hotel. Breakfast & happy hour included daily. Right on the beach, nice pool and outdoor bar (but happy hour is at the inside restaurant bar). Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others. (We did stay during beginning of COVID-19 outbreak so it was much quieter than anticipated.)

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 hotel, breakfast, happy hour, pool, and outdoor bar. We are very pleased to hear that you would recommend our hotel to others. Thank you! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Daytona Beach"

5
Daniel W, Wauwatosa, United States 09/03/2020

A very nice hotel on the beach. A great amenity is the two free drinks at happy hour that they give to each guest. Breakfast is also very plentiful. Locate in area with easy acess to minature golf and other restaurants, grocery store.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Daniel for your feedback. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, amenities, and location. 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 visit with us. Thanks!

"Best hotel in Florida"

5
User 09/03/2020

Cleanest hotel we have ever stayed at in Florida. Friendliest, most accommodating staff. Beautiful hotel with ocean views. Great pool! Hot breakfast was not your ordinary buffet. Always was hot and fresh. Tiki bar was a great addition to the area.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Laurel for your comments. We are very pleased to hear that we are the cleanest hotel you have ever stayed in Florida. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, hotel, view, pool, breakfast, and tiki bar. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Beachfront Bargain"

5
Holly L, Keene, New Hampshire 08/03/2020

This hotel is a great place to stay. It is right on the ocean and has a huge pool as well. All rooms have a view of the ocean too. Breakfast is included everyday and my husband really enjoyed the free happy hours. Rooms and hotel were very clean and every staff member we encountered were extremely friendly. Prices were very reasonable. It has a restaurant, inside bar and and outside Tiki bar too. Food in restaurant was excellent and we meet so many nice people at the hotel. We would definitely stay here again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Holly for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, location, pool, views, breakfast, and happy hour. We especially appreciate the compliments on 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!

"Excellent Beachfront Property"

5
Alberto B, Gainesville, Florida 05/03/2020

Very friendly and helpful staff. Of course being beachfront is always most enjoyable. The Aku Tiki was clean throughout and comfortable. Excellent pool area and expansive grass area, with chairs, along entire seawall.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Alberto for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, location, cleanliness, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Average place "

3
19aylah, New Richmond, Wisconsin 02/03/2020

The hotel was nice and quiet, but our bathroom was dirty. The shower curtain was awful and smelled. The side of the bathtub had hair and chunks of something on it. The vent was also extremely dirty. The front desk also gave us drink tickets, but did not tell us that they had to be used during a certain time frame. We missed the time frame and weren't able to use them.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We do apologize that we fell shore in earning your 5 star review. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping as what you may have experienced is certainly not the nor for our resort. We also apologize for any miscommunication with regard to our daily happy hour. We have just recently started offering this again so we will get with our staff to ensure the communication with guests is clear. Thank you for your feedback and we do hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to the area.

"Good hotel"

4
User 25/02/2020

I just stayed for 4 nights - good hotel. Rooms are clean, hotel in general is very clean. Staff are friendly. Great pool, right on the beach. Public transport right outside the door (and easy to use if you buy a bus pass). We asked for a local map and they said they had none, but they did and there is info in the rooms. Beds are comfy and clean, bathrooms are clean. Don't get too hopped up over the happy hour free drinks - they are watered down unless you order beer. But still a fun event daily at 5pm. I'd stay there again for sure.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sue for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, rooms, pool, and 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!

"Great location and nice but new management And very “scetchy” staff"

3
tyler d, Charleston, South Carolina 13/02/2020

We came down for a weekend away to attend a concert. The location is great and the accommodations are nice but that's where it stops. On Saturday night after arriving back at the hotel around 10, my elderly husband got out of the car after parking directly in front of the lobby in the handicap spot. He had a white bank envelope in his lap and while getting out of the car he dropped it. The white bank envelope had $1,200 written on it. There was a little over $800 remaining. After about 10mins of frantically searching for the envelope I went up to the night manager Harvey and reported it missing . While I was explaining to him, there was a suspicious employee who kept interrupting our conversation and Harvey put his hand up and told him to stay out of it he would handle it. The next morning a manager by the name of Shamira claimed that that same employee told her two different stories. First he claimed he found it in front of the brochures (which has no cameras of course) but he changed his story that he found it in front of the vending machine. In the end, it was found with $100 remaining. After leaving very disappointed, I spoke to Shamira again and she claimed that she and her computer guy looked over the cameras and could not see anything and that all she could say was sorry. I understand that ultimately this is our mistake but the shady manner in which it was all handled is both disappointing and upsetting. It is our word against theirs and there is not proof, however it's blatantly obvious that something sneaky went on between the random employee and the night manager. I did not expect them to fork over $800 out of the business funds but question what happened with the dishonest employee. Both of the areas he claims he found it were areas we didn't even go to and it's convenient that he chose areas with no or limited cameras. A comp to the stay would have been very easy to do and would have gone a long way. A place with clearly dishonest people is not appealing and quite honestly not somewhere I'd feel safe staying again. I didn't want to give a 1 star review as I have found out there is new management and the owner may not be aware.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We are happy to hear that you liked our location and property. We do apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We have investigated your concerns further and reviewed our camera footage and did not notice anything suspicious. Unfortunately, there is no further action we can take on our part as our video footage shows nothing out of the ordinary. We do hope you enjoyed your time in Daytona Beach and hope you will consider us on your next visit.

"Brief stay on our way to South Florida"

5
Susan K, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 05/02/2020

We've been staying at the Aku Tiki for fifteen years. We stay two weeks in June, go back for about ten days in the fall and then again in January and March. We love this hotel, however there have been some changes a management group made that were not popular, especially with those repeat guest. Since our stay in January, Happy Hour is back and they are opening the restaurant for lunch everyday which is great. This hotel is clean, safe and the staff is always welcoming and helpful! Great location! Hopefully we're back on track to the Aku Tiki we love!! We'll be back for about ten days in March!!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Susan K for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki, we appreciate your patronage. We are happy to hear that you our excited about our happy hour being back along with Traders now being open for lunch. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, location, and staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again in March. Thank you!

"Nice view, everything else is meh."

3
Haley H, Portland, Oregon 04/02/2020

We got an ocean view balcony room with 2 queen beds. The staff here are awesome. We stayed on a Friday/Saturday night. Here are the pros: *great view of the ocean *staff staff staff - best part of the stay! *clean room (filthy balcony) *comfortable beds *free parking, free internet, free breakfast Cons: *breakfast was not good - the food itself was ok but the bread/pastries were old each morning and stale, so many things were out and they took a long time to refill. I asked about 3 people for bread and it took about 10 minutes for one piece of bread. *Internet is terrible. If you need wifi - do not stay here. My husband needed it for work while we were there it was possibly the worst hotel wifi we've ever had and he couldn't even use it *balcony was nice and the view was awesome but there were tons of bugs, trash was also left of our balcony and the amount of cigarette smoking coming from other balconies was pretty bad (and that usually doesn't bother me at all) *the hotel 'kitchenette' was old and outdated and you have to clean your own dishes or they charge you, which I wouldn't mind but that means that other hotel guests cleaned the dishes before me so I didn't want to use them (nor did I want to re-wash them before using them to wash them again)

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Haley, we are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to give each guest a 5 star experience. Our staff works very hard to make all of our guests feel comfortable and to ensure that rooms are clean and stocked with towels. This is not the norm for trash to be left in any guest room or on any balcony. We have shared your feedback with our housekeeping team as well as with our restaurant manager for improvement. As for our Wi-Fi, we have contacted our provider for further investigation. We do apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced and hope that you will give us another try on a future visit.

"Great view"

5
User 01/02/2020

We had a room on the parking lot side but you still see & hear the ocean. Personal are friendly & helpful. Helped with our luggage ETC. . . not part of their job but was really nice of them. The free breakfast is fantastic. Everybody seems to enjoy being there & helping you. Not a job as much as like your family.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Janelle_1937 for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, staff, and breakfast. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Nice restaurant; good food."

5
User 25/01/2020

Nice restaurant right inside the hotel; good dinners and great breakfast buffet. The staff are very hard-working. Pool is nice, and there's outdoor dining, just no lunches. But Publix has awesome sandwiches to go, so a balcony or pool-side picnic is in order. And an IHOP is walking distance.

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 both our breakfast buffet and dinner at our on-site restaurant, Traders. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon. Thanks!

"stay at Aku Tiki Inn"

4
debbiem564, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 23/01/2020

staff was friendly. room was clean. service in restaurant was slow and disorganize but the server was very friendly and helpful. No mention of rewards benefits. would definitely stay here again but would not make use of restaurant

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Debbie for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and staff. We apologize that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Best place to stay in Daytona Beach!"

5
J5310FIjohnk, New York, United States 13/01/2020

We go the Aku Tiki every year because the staff is super friendly, the location is superb and the building is exceptionally clean. We've stayed in may hotels and this is one of the best. The rooms are clean and up to date, the breakfast is excellent, the pool his heated, the bar/restaurant is nice and the beach is right out your door. This is the place to stay!

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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, and many amenities. 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. Thank you!

"We found the best hotel in DAytona"

5
vera c, Astatula, Florida 07/01/2020

my husband and I go to Daytona a lot - we stay in crappy, over-priced hotels, but we found the Best Western which will be our 'go to hotel in Daytona' - the hotel had everything. We booked for 1 nite, New Year's eve and decided to stay another nite. Best part, we discovered UBER- the hotel is close to Main Street and the Pier

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Vera for your review. We are very pleased to hear that our hotel is your "go to hotel" in Daytona Beach. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Nice Best Western Hotel with great swimmingpool!"

3
RuudK123, Venlo, The Netherlands 06/01/2020

We stayed here for the second time (family with 1 child). Although the hotel is a little dated, the rooms are clean, spacious and the hotel has a great heated swimmingpool. Hotel has free parking and is situated directly on the shore. Staff is friendly. Restaurant offers complimentary breakfast and staff is friendly.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back! Thank you for the compliments on our rooms, parking, location, and swimming pool. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

"If you stayed here before you'll be disappointed"

3
DontAsk4AScreenName, Oviedo, Florida 02/01/2020

First of all, one thing that hasn't changed is the staff. Overall they were outstanding as always. However, the hotel has changed ownership and some things are not the same as they were. First of all, the famous Happy Hour is gone. This alone would be enough for me to find somewhere else. But additionally, what used to be a good breakfast is now nothing more than Hampton Inn quality swill. Nothing is prepared fresh. Fruit is in cans. It was a big disappointment. The pool is great. Because this is an older hotel, it is larger than most and is 8 feet deep at one end. The Tiki Bar (which is only open during 'warm weather') is nice, but if you're over 5' 5", be sure to duck when you go to sit down. This used to be a great place to stay, something beyond a typical Best Western. But now that's all it is - a typical Best Western. The main thing it has going for it is that it is on the beach. Main Street is 2.5 miles away, so walking there is not much of an option. Won't be going back.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Our complimentary breakfast is something our guests typically rave about, we apologize that we missed the mark during your stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed our pool and our proximity to the beach. Daytona Beach offers a variety of ride share services that do frequent our resort so guests can patron our area restaurants and attractions. We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your 5 star rating, we hope you will give us another try on a future visit to the area.

"New Yrs Celebration Daytona Beach"

5
Devon S, Fayetteville, North Carolina 01/01/2020

3 of us (sister, husband, & I) decided to meet in Daytona Beach for their huge New Yrs celebration on Main St. they have (yes it is huge). I saw a few reviews that had me scared to book this hotel but looking it up on Facebook put me at ease some what. Anyway, I got to the hotel and the room looked exactly like the pics and the partial ocean views were beautiful. I checked room from top to bottom and it was clean, in great condition, and the staff is wonderful! I most definitely would repeatedly book this hotel again and recommend to everyone. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello Devon, thank you for your 5 star review. We are certainly glad you booked with us and had a terrific experience. We appreciate your comments and happy to hear we met your expectations. Please feel free to share your experience with others, we always appreciate referrals. Happy New Year!

"A few changes"

3
User 31/12/2019

Couldn't reserve the room I wanted told we don't do that anymore because the guests fight over the room I was given a room away from my grandchildren down the hall and not the best veiw of the ocean I and my family have stayed here many times things are gonna change

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We certainly apologize that we could not reserve the room you had wanted. We try and work with guests as best we can to suite them with the type of room they wish to stay in to make it fair for all of our guests. We do try and book guests that are staying in multiple rooms near each other to the best of our ability. Depending on the time of year you are staying we do get booked up so this can make it difficult for our reservationists to book rooms next to each other, but they do their best. We do hope you will give us another try as we appreciate your continued business.

"Nice — Not deluxe but good enough"

4
eggbert_tg, DeKalb, IL 30/12/2019

Great location with superb access to beach. Sufficient parking. Rooms are pretty good — a bit dated, could use some renovation. Friendly staff. I would — and will stay here again. The pool side rooms (on the south side) are 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 your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our location, parking, and staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Nice get away"

4
suzanneray2, Gainesville, Florida 29/12/2019

Hotel on the beach. Hotel seemed a little out dated but still nice. Only dislike I had was people smoking on their balcony. I wanted to enjoy the view I paid for however this hindered it. Rooms are non smoking so they find a way around it.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay of any inconveniences they may be experiencing so we can correct immediately. We hope you will give us another try on a future visit. Thank you for choosing our resort.

"On the beavh"

5
Sassafras06, Lady Lake, Florida 14/12/2019

Clean, modern hotel on the beach. All rooms have balconies with a partial ocean view. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. All the equipment in the fitness room was functional and easy to use. Free happy hour cocktails were a pleasant surprise. Breakfast in the attached restaurant was outstanding.

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 hotel, amenities, and views. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Truly relaxing and enjoyable"

5
Charles G, Oak Hill, Florida 06/12/2019

Really had a nice relaxing and enjoyable stay again at this hotel. They go up and beyond for us way more than we have experienced at other hotels. The breakfast is hot and very adequate. We will be back sooner than later.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Charles for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay with us. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"SO DISAPPOINTED THANKSGIVING DINNER"

1
Mrsb517, Southgate, Michigan 04/12/2019

Frequent your hotel for yeard, bring Company for Great Food. Advised my guest service is never good on a holiday never have additional help but FOOD IS ALWAYS TERRIFIC. True to form, not enough help, and besides bad service Thanksgiving dinner being terrible, fat on turkey, dry stuffing not enough gravy to get it all down. No one knew what was going on, so embarrassed brought my guest here.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We appreciate your continued business and sincerely apologize that we missed the mark on your recent visit as we strive to give all guests a five star experience. We have shared your comments with our management to troubleshoot areas we can improve upon. Our entire staff looks forward to the holiday season and welcoming guests, we do hope you will give us another try on a future visit to the Daytona Beach area.

"Returning visitor"

4
PickyFloridaTraveler, Seminole, Florida 01/12/2019

Still my choice on Daytona Beach, but overall, the hotel is not as good as in the past. The restaurant is understaffed and the service is good, but extremely slow. The food is also of less quality than in the past.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back, we appreciate your business. We apologize that our service was slow, that is not the norm. We look forward to having you visit with us again soon. Thanks!

"Daytona Beach stay"

5
kerrfamilypatricia, Brampton, Canada 27/11/2019

Had an amazing vacation at Aku Tibi ! Excellent pool , food , friendly staff . Would return in a heartbeat The Hotel is updated since our last visit , featuring more modern decor . We appreciated ample handicap parking and the drink tickets to spend as we desired .

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our entire staff works hard to make guests feel welcome. We are glad to hear you like our updates, we are excited to soon have a second elevator on our property for guest convenience. Please feel free to share your experience with others, we always appreciate referrals. Thank you again for leaving your comments we hope to see you again on your next visit to the area.

"New owners/ TERRIBLE customer service/ Policies"

1
jessil750, Fairmont, West Virginia 27/11/2019

After a long day of traveling, we had the worse attempt at checking into a room that we had already booked and paid for. The woman behind the counter was frantic. She was yelling about being swamped- despite the fact that there was only one other guest in the hour we spent there attempting to check in. The manager finally came back from lunch and we started the process over again. We were told that the new owners have some crazy new policies and that we would not be refunded and we also couldn't check in for the night. We called corporate and got a free oceanfront room at a nicer BW about 5 miles away. Dealing with those people was impossible. I wouldn't recommend. They also have construction happening to put in another elevator so it is very noisy and dusty.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your review. We are sorry to see the one star rating. In looking further into your check in process it appears you were using points for your stay which is wonderful! To ensure the accuracy of your reservation we needed to talk with the person whose name was actually on the reservation and because that person was not checking in that is why we needed to speak with them. We do apologize that your room was not ready for check in at the time you arrived. We are sorry that you cancelled your reservation with us however, we did waive the penalty for your inconvenience. We do hope you will consider us on a future trip.

"Great beach getaway"

5
phillipf502, Ocala, Florida 26/11/2019

We have stayed at this property several times. we used to frequent other hotels in the areas which we liked also, but this is now our favorite. The rooms are large and most all have a nice view of the ocean and or pool. The front desk staff is nice Lisa was new to us this last visit very informative and helpful. The breakfast buffet is to die for much better than most Best Western. Jessica was very personable, service with a smile in Traders resturant also April. They also have happy hour in the evenings which is so nice. The grounds are large with bbq grill, basketball, shuffle board, air hockey the pool is olympic size and has a kiddie pool. Rosetta was a life saver with staying after her housekeeping shift with jumper cables for our dead battery. All around great stay.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Phillip for your comments. Welcome back! We are happy to hear that our hotel is your favorite. Thank you for the compliments on all of our staff. We also appreciate the compliments on our hotel and its amenities. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Not the same experience as others."

3
PRC0809, Essex, Ontario 22/11/2019

We stayed here for one night mid November, family of 4. None of the online pictures look like the room or even the outside facade. We picked this location based on previous reviews, not sure why our experience was so different. The pool did look nice but we didn't have a chance to use it. Beach access was easy. Our room was on the fourth floor beside the elevator, elevator noise was minimal. Room looked like they just kept painting it over and over, furniture, mirror, counter top grout was all chipped and worn. Room smelled like a wet dog in one corner, smelled damp in general. A dehumidifier had been set up in one corner. Bed was comfortable, water pressure in shower was horrible and would occasionally slow to a drip. We did not have a chance to go to breakfast, we were travelling and breakfast didn't start until 7am.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We have made enhancements to our resort, we recently completed a remodel of our front lobby and are now in the process of adding a 2nd elevator for guest convenience. Our pool, easy beach access and daily hot breakfast buffet is always favorites with our guests. We are sorry to hear you were not able to relax by our pool or enjoy our breakfast. We do hope you will consider our resort on a future visit to the area.

"This is the place where the pictures are real!"

5
bakerscakesandmore, Omemee, Canada 20/11/2019

This is the second time that I have stayed at the Aku Tiki! The pictures are real! Get up in the morning and see the ocean! Or if you want to sit by the beautiful blue pool there is that too! And you can swim in this one! It really is warm and has a deep end! Want to go and walk the sand then go do it! The staff here are awesome! I think they like their jobs, because that's how they make you feel!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Welcome back, we appreciate you spending your vacation time with us. Thank you for your compliments on our hotel, pool, and especially our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"To the races and walk the beach !"

5
dancerWisconsin, wisconsin 20/11/2019

We have stayed here a number of times and haves always loved the view and employees. The buffet breakfast is unbelievable and always fresh and hot . I love walking the beach and their pool is always warm and inviting. My husband loves going to the races , so we are both satisfied ! Lisa at the front desk is the best "check-in lady", very nice to us , which is what we needed after driving 10 hours ! Thank you everyone for a beautiful stay .

"Very nice property for your vacation"

5
User 17/11/2019

We had a short trip to Daytona beach. And had a reward night in Best Western chain of hotels. It was November, so we picked the one, which has a heated pool. Well, that day it was not heated. But anyway we felt the warmth from our hosts - everyone there was very friendly, smiling, helpful, attentive - we felt like we were welcomed there. The hotel looks nice, maybe some remodeling is needed – and we saw some projects running. It is great . The room was very nice (maybe pillows were lampy) , it had separated area with kitchenette ( with stove and full refrigerator ) and dining table and Window with an ocean view. The room also has an ocean view and the balcony. We had the door open to listen the ocean ( and thoughts – how to use that energy of the ocean . Funny) . We loved the room, the view. We checked the amenities – nice big restaurant with free very good hot breakfast included , we even got tickets for free drink (wine or beer or cocktail – your choice) . The pool area is very cozy there . The pool is big, has big section with deeper water. (One of us was even swimming there!) . There was also the children's pool, so kids may feel comfortable there. What is important – there were tables around the pool with umbrellas and a deck under the roof along the beach . I can imagine how nice it might be in season time for people, for families. The recreation area looks very-very nice, cozy, kind of homy . I also want to add, that the building has very nice shape and location, I meant - it was staying under the angel to the beach line, so every room had a piece of view of the ocean . It was smart and very nice.

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 hotel, staff, rooms, restaurant, pool area, and location. 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!

"My happy place"

5
barrynpaulat, Mount Dora, Florida 13/11/2019

I have stayed at Aku Tiki many times over the years and it is always my go to place. I experienced a negative stay over Memorial Day weekend and wrote a review describing my concerns. The management reached out to me and my husband and I returned to Aku Tiki and were so happy to see that the quality and service that we had always enjoyed had returned. They are going through some construction and I attribute some of that to the "bad weekend" along with the fact that they were packed over Memorial Day. The construction is almost completely finished and the improvements were wonderful. The grassy area by the beach as well as the Tiki bar and covered tables where you can order food makes for a fantastic beach experience. The hotel sits in one of the best locations on the beach and with a beachfront room, it is unparalleled. A restaurant on the premises makes for easy dining and it has a fabulous hot breakfast served with the cost of the lodging. What I like most about the hotel is that it is small in comparison to the mega-hotels and it has the older Florida vibe to it although the rooms are updated and very nice. Some come with kitchenettes which makes it nice if you choose to eat in. It has a nice pool and a large children's pool too although a hot tub would be really nice! The tiki bar was not open when we visited this time but it has been on prior visits and its a really fun place to hang out while looking at that beautiful view! I will be back with my family and friends. It's my go to place in Daytona and I don't live that far away!

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 hotel, location, breakfast, pool, and vibe. 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!

"Very nice and not to large hotel"

5
M2339CHromans, Aarburg, Switzerland 13/11/2019

We stayed 3 nights in a room with ocean view. It was amazing and worthful to wake up early and to see the beautiful painted-like sunrise in the morning! The rooms are large and the customer service is perfect. Nice heaten pool! All in all a real good spot to stay at the world famoust beach at Daytona!

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. We are happy to hear that you loved the views, your room, the pool, and our customer service. 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. Thank you!

"Disappointed - but great location."

2
smcooper14, Paradise, Canada 29/10/2019

Based on the pictures and reviews online, I guess I was expecting way more. Looked like a beautiful spot online, but it's actually very dated. Room itself was clean, but again very dated. Some of the furniture looked very old and dirty. There was always an odor in the corridors. We had breakfast each morning (included in our stay), and noticed some dishes/cutlery weren't cleaned properly. We did our laundry one night, and instantly one washer stopped working. The second one worked, but was leaking water all over the floor. We contacted the front desk, and a guy came out and put an "out of order" sign on the one not working, but didn't even bother to clean up the water all over the floor, and I did point it out to him. Apparently, the laundry services are provided by a third party, but at least clean up the water. Another night, on our way to our room, there was a guy passed out on the floor in the corridor hugging a case of beer. There were no beach chairs, that you could actually take to the beach. The hotel was undergoing some renovations at the time, so maybe this was partial contribution. Also, during our stay, it was Biketoberfest, so lots of bikes everywhere. It was very loud. We didn't know about this until we arrived. It didn't really bother us, but for anyone who don't like noise, it wouldn't have been enjoyable. On the bright side, it's an excellent location, basically on the beach. The beach is beautiful! We had a beach view room, which was very nice. We enjoyed the balcony in the mornings and evenings. The pool and back area were very nice. And even though there were no chairs to take to the beach, we did enjoy just lying out in the back, next to the beach! Each day during happy hour, there were complimentary drinks at the bar, which was very nice. Front desk/restaurant/bar/housekeeping staff all seemed very nice.

"staycation paradise romantic getaway."

5
15debbyl, Daytona Beach, Florida 24/10/2019

This hotel has everything you need in one place .We love that we didn't have to leave to eat .The rooms are tropical and inviting. We had great pool and ocean view .Breakfast was great .The restauraunt and Tiki bar rock! The pool is big and the grounds beautiful .Great staff too .

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you 15debbyl for your review. We are pleased to hear that our hotel has everything you need. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, rooms, pool, views, breakfast, restaurant, and tiki bar. 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 visit with us. Thanks!

"Return to this Convenient Hotel"

4
SuttonHamish, Birmingham 24/10/2019

We have been here before, and after reviewing alternatives we decided to return. It is easy to reach from Sanford airport, and a good beach location. There was construction work in progress, but they gave us a nice room with a sea view, well away from the work, so no problem. Staff are helpful and friendly. The resturant is nothing exotic, but we had a pleasant meal in the evening, and breakfast was good. The room was clean and in good condition. Wifi worked well.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sutton-Hamish for your feedback. We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel, thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, room, breakfast, 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!

"Relaxing"

5
Ada A, DELTONA, United States 24/10/2019

Very clean safe hotel. Breakfast is good and the restaurant serves a good meal as well. Lisa is great she will go above and beyond to meet your needs. I love staying here and I have a great view of the ocean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Ada for your comments. We are happy to hear that you love staying at our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, and 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 visit with us. Thanks!

"Quick overnight"

4
btretired, Bear Valley Springs, California 23/10/2019

Needed a room night prior to leaving on cruise. Researched on-line and Aku Tiki had good reviews. Booked on line with considerable savings. Arrived to get an ocean front room. Nicely appointed and friendly and efficient staff. Breakfast the next mroning was hot food not the normal continental.

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, rooms, breakfast, and staff. We hope you enjoyed your cruise. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Restored our faith in Daytona Hotels!"

5
P E, Cape Coral, Florida 22/10/2019

We were there for Biketoberfest, and bikers do not always get friendly treatment. BW really took care of us! Loved the Bike Parking area the hotel roped off too. After 5 years of trying different hotels in Daytona, and being terribly disappointed, BW Aku Tiki has restored our faith! Thank you! We come over to Daytona about 4 times a year, and BW Aku Tiki is where we will be staying.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you P E for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us during Biketoberfest. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Room"

4
70vettegirl, Charlotte, North Carolina 16/10/2019

We had an ocean view room with a balcony which was great but we didn't get to enjoy it too much because it rained almost the whole time we were there. The hotel could use some updating but overall it was pretty clean and the staff were pretty friendly. We ate a late dinner at the restaurant on the hotel property and actually quite enjoyed it. The breakfast was included which was very good.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you 70vettegirl for your feedback. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, staff, rooms, and food. Thank you for taking the time to rate us, we appreciate it. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Great fall trip"

5
Susan K, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 16/10/2019

We've stayed at the Aku Tiki for years and we're never disappointed. It's a great location, everyone there is always warm, welcoming and accommodating! The hotel makes updates and improvements on a regular basis! We love it there!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Susan for your comments. Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us, we appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, and staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"Short getaway"

5
konacay, Beverly Hills, Florida 16/10/2019

What a wonderful 3 night stay. Hotel has everything you could want. They offer a free buffet breakfast every am which was incredible & a free happy hour. Our room was very clean & comfortable. Highly recommend poolside/oceanview with a balcony. The staff were friendly & helpful. This is now our go to get away in Daytona. Oh I forgot to mention they have a tiki bar at the pool with music.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you konacay for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our hotel is now your top choice for a Daytona Beach visit. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, rooms, and especially 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 having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Weekend get away"

4
Gwen A, Haines City, Florida, United States 14/10/2019

We love all the improvements being made. We were a bit disappointed at the lack of service in the restaurant at dinner. Hope they get this fixed ! We have stayed here for years. The physical improvements look great !!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Gwen for your review. We are excited to hear that you love all the improvements being made to our hotel. We apologize for the lack of service at our restaurant, as you know, that is not the norm. Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Worm in oatmeal"

2
Jessica1753, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 14/10/2019

The check in process was smooth and the staff are very friendly, however, the rooms smell really moldy. The bathroom has a vent that was really dusty and unfortunately today's breakfast made me sick. I looked down and there was a small white worm in my oatmeal. I'm 10 weeks pregnant and extremely nauseous. Hopefully nothing goes wrong.

"Thrive Conference"

5
Sarah R, Lakeland, Florida 06/10/2019

Great hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Renovations are almost complete and will greatly enhance the hotel lobby. Clean rooms, each room has a view of the ocean and a nice balcony/patio to sit. Will definitely stay here again when in the Daytona Beach area.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sarah for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, staff, and views. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will stay with us again in the future. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Fun Daytona trip"

5
kelan2001, Deerfield Beach, Florida 04/10/2019

Have stayed at this hotel three times. The folks are always friendly. The rooms are comfy . The food there is always good . The location is nice and relaxing with a nice view. The pool is always clean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Kelan2001 for your comments. Welcome back, we appreciate your loyalty! Thank you for the compliments on our food, location, views, and pool. 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. Thank you!

"It's like a resort for cheaper price"

5
Ann M, Warren County, Ohio 03/10/2019

The staff was very friendly they go out of their way to satisfy you during your stay free breakfast free happy hour rooms are huge they were remolding at my stay but still was clean and quiet will working

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Ann for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, breakfast, and happy hour. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Klingon Feast weekend"

5
Jjanen, Lake Wales, Florida 01/10/2019

We are a group of Trekkies who came here for a fun fan weekend of activities. The hotel is clean, well maintained, lots of amenities for fitness people, great breakfast each morning. The staff was friendly and adaptable to our needs. Look forward to coming back.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Jjanen for your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your group had a fun weekend. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, amenities, 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. Thank you!

"Just a little getaway "

4
levan48, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida 23/09/2019

This is a Great place to stay. Friendly staff and very helpful. great service, great food. Right on the beach happy hour is good with free drinks from 4:30 to 5:30. Lots of stuff close by to shop at. Close to the speedway. Easy to find. Clean rooms.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you levan48 for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, staff, food, location, happy hour, and cleanliness. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Beverly Hills Good Time Gang"

5
User 23/09/2019

Our social group have been coming to this hotel for 17 years. We come every April or May & Sept. We get a good rate & are treated very good. All staff are eager to help & very friendly, even at the Tiki Bar. We have between 50 & 60 rooms every time we're there.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Curiosity639165 for your comments. Welcome back! We love to have returning guests, thank you! We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, rates, and staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Beautiful place friendly staff"

4
Ashmore P, Silver Spring, Maryland 03/09/2019

Stayed at the inn for six nights. Had a room with ocean view. I could feel the ocean breeze somedays and the view is just spectacular. The rooms are comfy , clean and huge. Housekeeping did it's best and I enjoyed my stay. You can wake up in the morning and watch the sunrise.....,simply beautiful.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Ashmore P for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, staff, views, and rooms. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you!

"Great Hotel"

4
User 03/09/2019

The staff is wonderful! Rooms clean... nice pool and right on the beach. Love having free breakfast and Happy hour.. We have been there three times and would recommend it. Will be going back again soon.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sue for your review. We are happy to hear that our staff is wonderful. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, pool, cleanliness, location, breakfast, and happy hour. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks!

"Amazing service and value"

5
andruscherij, Elmira, New York 02/09/2019

The staff was so friendly and made our trip an enjoyable one. The facility is clean, comfortable, and worth every penny we paid. A return trip and staying at The Aku Tiki Inn Best Western is inevitable. Our rooms and views were exactly as pictured on their Web site.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review. We appreciate your kind words. Our entire staff works diligently to keep our resort clean and rooms fresh each day. We strive to give each guest a 5 star experience, we are happy to hear we met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again in the near future!!

"Cockroach Hotel"

1
frangie200, Brockton, Massachusetts 28/08/2019

We found a large cockroach running around in our room which was situated on the 4th floor. Upon reporting it to the front desk, we were quickly moved to a different room on the 3rd floor. However, my daughter discovered little light yellow bugs all over her pillows which we thought were just tiny ants at the time. Upon further inspection of the video taken, my husband and I believe they might have been baby bedbugs . Needless to say, I was ready to check out and find another hotel but it was already passed midnight and we were only staying 1 night. I will never stay at that hotel again!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We do have a very pro-active pest prevention program in place at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn. We take bed bugs very seriously. We have checked our records and do not have any reports of bed bugs in any rooms as we must follow a certain protocol if bed bugs are found. Due to the tropical climate in Florida cockroaches are one of the pests that can be of nuisance. Our pest control company does spray regularly for this type of bug as well as many of the other pests that can cause infestations. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and hope that you will consider staying with us again on a future visit to the area. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced.

"Very welcoming hotel!"

5
MichelleW3249, Ocala, Florida 28/08/2019

Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool area was great with plenty of seating area (tables & chairs as well as lounge chairs)! Tiki bar was only open on only the weekend, but the bar in the restaurant met our needs. The complimentary breakfast was fresh, hot and delicious with a variety of options. The complimentary Happy Hour was very inviting. The view from the property was just breathtaking. Best value for your dollar in Daytona Beach!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Michelle for your review. We are happy to hear that our front staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, pool, restaurant, breakfast, happy hour, and views. 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!

"family vacation"

4
Teresa G, Okeana 27/08/2019

The hotel was in the middle of some up grading, But it was very clean and the staff was extremeley friendly. The breakfast was the best that i have ever had at a hotel. The grounds had several things to keep you busy. It was a wonderful experience

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Teresa for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, breakfast, and grounds. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. 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. Thanks!

"Vacation"

5
108penny, Delavan, Illinois 26/08/2019

Nice hotel directly on beach. Good price for area. Nice employees. Good food. Nice outside tiki bar. Nice patio area and plenty of seating around pool. Nice clean large pool. Free breakfast and free Happy hour drinks is a plus.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your five star rating.. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, price, food, pool, tiki bar, breakfast, and happy hour. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"such a nice place"

4
realafri, Munich, Germany 26/08/2019

Great beach, nice and huge pool and friendly service - what else do I need. Free complimentary drinks during the happy hour - a brilliant idea. The rooms are not brand new, but quite well. I wish I will come back soon.

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 our hotel is a nice place. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, pool, happy hour, and especially our service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Under construction but still pleasant"

4
Patricia S, Clifton, United States 21/08/2019

When we first got there I wasn't really impressed, they are under construction and the entrance is part of that. I imagine it will be beautiful when it is done. We had a little blip when checking in and I wasn't happy about it but Barbara took care of it for us. She even remembered to ask about my husband's being able to print his boarding pass. Our room was very comfortable and clean. My biggest complaint was the size of the bathroom, it was so small you could barely fit in it. The pool was really beautiful and so was he beach/pool view from our room. I don't know if it was the time of year or what but the beach was not too crowded. I enjoyed finding shells on the beach. We had breakfast and dinner at the adjoining restaurant. The breakfast was ok, usual stuff with a few surprising additions like tator tots. Dinner was pretty good and the waitresses were wonderful. They also had happy hour between the hours of 4"30-5"30 which was really fun. After breakfast they had cookies for the guests to enjoy. That was a very nice touch, we loved the cookies. They have a de-humidifier in the room and it really helps keep the moisture and odors down but the down side is that you have o empty it often. Not really a big deal but not all will like doing this. We were put in a room near the elevator and I immediately thought that it would be noisy but I was pleasantly surprised I did not hear any noise from the elevator. There were a few negatives but more positives.I'm not sure what they are doing in the area where the constructions is ongoing but I'm thinking that it might be the new lobby which i think would be great. I don't know if I will be back again only because I don't know that we will b going to Daytona Beach in the near future but if we were to go I'd love to see the results of the renovations.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Patricia for your review. We are in the midst of construction but know that the outcome will be worth it. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, room, view, happy hour, cookies, and pool. We hope that you will visit Daytona Beach again and stay with us. We look forward to impressing you with our finished project. Thanks!

"Awesome Stay!"

4
reneeafranklin, Berkley, Michigan 21/08/2019

This hotel was awesome! Very good price for off season. Staff was wonderful. The only exception was the construction out front but thats temporary and it has to be done. It was very quiet dispute families being there. Breakfast was wonderful! Overall, I will be back!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Renee for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, value, breakfast,and staff. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you!

"Great Place to be"

5
User 20/08/2019

Always try to stay here whenever myself or my family and i come down. The people here make you feel welcome. Everything you need is here, the food is great, the pool is large and they are close to other attractions. They also have the best bartender at the tiki bar in the afternoons. Only thing i didn't like was i didn't book soon enough. They had no room for us the most part of my trip, but I was able to stay one night.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. Welcome back! We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoy staying in our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, staff, food, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with your friends as we would love to host them too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Nice visit, but would be better without all the construction equipment"

3
missdoodlebug1, Florida 19/08/2019

I have stayed here previously and had a nice time. This time it was just a bit off with the fans all over the place and other equipment connected to the ventilation system. The rooms and especially the bathrooms could use a little revamping, but it is clean. Aside from the these little things, the pool area, tiki bar and restaurant as well as the grounds surrounding the pool area are all nice and enjoyable.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We apologize about the construction equipment. We know that our renovations will be amazing. We hope that you will return again soon to see our hotel when the renovations are completed. Thank you for the compliments on our pool, tiki bar, restaurant, and grounds. We hope you will stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Customer Service Problems"

3
haharvey1966, Bonney Lake, Washington 19/08/2019

We stay at this location 1 -2 times a year. Typically we love the staff and the environment. This trip however, the restaurant staff this time around were unhappy and not very friendy. It felt as though we were inconveniecing eveyone. We ended up skipping the free breakfast most mornings and ate lunch and dinner elsewhere.

"Best western ski tiki inn"

4
User 14/08/2019

My wife and have stayed here twice...one time was room 405 oceanview and the latest time was room 501 ocean front....the price for the value is probably our favorite thing but they also have a free full breakfast every morning and the pool is 2 to 3 times normal size pools....the layout of the place is nice....at one end of the pool is a restaurant and at the other end is a tiki bar and the beach....we loved the oceanfront room with balcony...it was an awesome view every time we stepped out on the balcony...we will definitely be going back...I like to stay on the highest floor because of the views but if you take kids or grandkids the bottom floor facing the pool with sliding glass doors is probably the way to go...

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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel and amenities. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"The Hood Returns"

3
Garrett T, Williston Park, New York 13/08/2019

Great view of the ocean in room. Room is dated, and could be much cleaner. Moldy bathroom, and rollaway bed came complete with food crumbs when delivered. The breakfast is fantastic, and the Traders restaurant has steaks on par with the best steakhouses, seriously, with a great waitstaff. Front desk were friendly. Nice pool with bar, and the happy hour from 4:30 to 5:30 with free drinks was available to all. The pool area very festive with music and good size pool. The disappointing thing was the hotel is under construction and looks like Iraq from out front. The clientele leaves much to be desired, as I was behind a grown man with his pants below his buttocks, with his underwear showing. I intentionally avoid people like these in my daily life, so I was very angered to have to tolerate babarians like this on my vacation. It made me feel like I was trapped in a prison. The hotel should state in their policy that people should dress like adults, not ghetto superstar thugs from Newark NJ. In any event, I will not return because the bad element has invaded this once nice part of Daytona Beach Shores.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Garrett, thank you for leaving your comments. We are sorry to hear that your room did not meet your expectations. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there are any issues so that we can correct them immediately. Thank you for letting us know your feedback about our breakfast and pool area, both of these amenities are a favorite among our guests. Our main entrance is under construction at this time. We are certain our guests will appreciate our renovations once complete. We do hope you will give us another try as we strive to give all guests a 5 star experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to impress you.

"Trip to Daytona"

4
PSIfactor75, Kitchener, Canada 12/08/2019

This was our first time to Daytona. The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn is on the beach. Upon arriving the front entrance is under construction but this did not affect the room or anything being used. The oceanfront room was great. We had a small kitchen with full size fridge and small oven and microwave. The room is slightly dated but clean. Beds were comfortable. It was great having the complimentary breakfest and a happy hour from 4:30 to 5:30 nightly for some drinks that were free. There is a huge pool. They have a Tiki bar outside by the pool and ocean. They had some games to play outside like ping pong and others which was nice. The ocean was just down a couple of stairs. Loved the service we received from the start to the finish. This includes all the restaurant staff and housekeeping as well as the front desk. They had a humidifier in the room which ran in conjunction with the air conditioning. This was a first. This would be the only pain as had to empty it numerous times a day. Not sure if this is something they have always had or the AC is not keeping up. Would return 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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, rooms, breakfast, happy hour, pool,and tiki bar. 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 visit with us. Thanks!

"Loved hotel and location"

5
Stacey B, DeSoto, Mo 07/08/2019

We loved staying at this hotel Nice breakfast and free happy hour every day they are under construction but will be nice when finished found a Groupon for it right on the beach with a nice pool rooms were very big ours had a kitchen

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Stacey for your review. We are so happy to hear that you loved staying at our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our breakfast and happy hour. We appreciate the compliments on our location, rooms, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thanks

"Pleasant and relaxing"

3
Goose222, Ocala 01/08/2019

Aku Tiki is a relaxing hotel in Daytona beach shores florida. The room was very comfortable, I slept very well. Nice ocean view, close to restaurants and entertainment. They offer a free happy hour daily. They also have a free full breakfast buffet daily which was good, but stay away from the gravy sausage and biscuits. The biscuits were vey dry and tasteless and the sausage paddies were white looking and had no taste. They offer a large pool with many activities available.

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 were able to par take in our happy hour and complimentary breakfast buffet. We have shared your comments with our restaurant manager concerning the biscuits and gravy. Our pool, happy hour and breakfast are very popular with our guests. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we hope you will consider staying with us again.

"Mini getaway"

4
MTKLB22, Spring Hill, Florida 31/07/2019

Relaxation Nice buffet breakfast Happy hour included Outside Tiki bar Shuffleboard, basketball, pool ,corn hole,pool and kiddie pool Exercise room too Grassy area up top with tabled umbrellas. Beach front near lifeguard stand. Close to pier.

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 had a great time and were able to relax. Our entire staff works hard to make guests feel welcome. Our complimentary happy hour and breakfast buffet is extremely popular with our guests, glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We hope you will consider staying with us again on your next visit to the area.

"Great place with great guest services"

5
joefocht53, Tamarac, Florida 31/07/2019

To say that the staff from housekeeping to the front of the house provide great guest services would be an understatement. They go above and beyond to meet the guest needs. If we had any issues they resolved in a quick and efficient time. This is a sign of providing the type of guest service that should be expected. I left an item behind and called a week later after looking for it at home. When I called they said they had it and would send it to my house. Thank you, Barber, for the excellent service you provided. From one person to another in the same industry, I would stay there again. Great location to many attraction and local dining fares.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear we met your expectations. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if there are any issues so that we can address them immediately. Our entire staff works extremely hard to keep our resort clean and make guests feel welcome. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you visit us again on your next trip to Daytona Beach!

"Best stay in a long time"

4
User 29/07/2019

I was extremely satisfied with my stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Barbara and Lisa at the front desk. Truly professional. 100% worth it!!! The hotel was very clean, inside and out. The pool set up was absolutely wonderful.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Michael for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel and 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!

"Great place with great amenities"

4
nrea2019, Vero Beach, Florida 29/07/2019

This hotel is beautiful. I sent an employee there for business and the location is gorgeous. Rooms are clean and comfy. Staff is friendly and efficient. Right on the beach and the class location was very close!

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 hotel, location, and especially 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 having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Unexpected resort"

5
User 26/07/2019

Property is right on the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful beach with outdoor shower. Guests were on the beach morning and night walking, running, riding bikes. Stayed ln ocean front, king bed with balcony with awesome view. Great outdoor Tiki bar with ocean breeze. Totally unexpected feeling of staying at a resort.

"Anniversary trip"

5
User 26/07/2019

Awesome time, The staff was awesome. Great overall time. The free happy hour drinks was very enjoyable and great service. The Breakfast buffet was very good. The front desk staff was very nice and very knowledgeable.

"Oceanfront Hotel- good value"

4
angiecook22, Orlando, Florida 25/07/2019

Nice hotel, right on the beach. Easy access to the ocean. Not close to the pier though. Nice pool area with tiki bar. Excellent breakfast buffet. Room was nice, but bathroom was outdated and very small. Did not have a good view of the ocean from our room, even though we had booked a room with a "partial view". Overall nice stay- would stay again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Angie for your review. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, pool, tiki bar, and breakfast. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Nice view"

3
User 24/07/2019

This Best Western has a great view of the ocean and accessibility. However, they do need to clean the pool area desperately. We saw dirty trays on top of a garbage can for 3 days straight before anyone removed them. The surrounding pool area was never hosed down that we could tell, so it was dirty every day. Doesn't seem they have a lost and found, because there was always stray shirts lying about. The tables and umbrellas need to be replaced - yesterday-. Just some upkeep would make a huge difference. And check before you book. They are doing renovations, so there is dust all about and noise. Housekeeping needs to be a little more careful....saw the same dirt on the floor for 3 days.... They do have a great buffet breakfast that is included, you can't beat that. The staff is friendly and helpful. I think the manager needs to take a look at reviews that arent' 4 or more stars to see what they need to change.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our staff for further improvement. We do apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. Our remodeling is underway and we are certain our guests will be impressed once it is complete. We do hope you will give us another try on a future visit to the area as our goal is to give each guest a 5 star experience. We apologize that we fell short on your recent stay with us.

""Best Place to Stay in Daytona Book Now""

5
X4461INpaulf, Mcdonough 23/07/2019

We have stayed at many other hotels in Daytona but none like this.The hotel is run like a resort and every detail is taken care of. We were treated like family all the staff was amazing and very attentive to our needs. The dining room is awesome they prepared an amazing breakfast every morning that you will not find at other hotels. The pool and the lounging area is always clean and welcoming. The management is doing the right stuff to keep visitors coming back year after year. We can't wait for the renovations to be done it will be great. We will see you next year. 4G From Locust Grove, Georgia

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, pool, and especially 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!

"Perfect Getaway"

5
jg24chevymc, Warner Robins, Georgia 17/07/2019

Our family has stayed here two years in a row. Love this place. Everything is always clean. Sparkling pool and games are great for the whole family. Breakfast and Happy Hour really make the day. Location could not be better. We will definitely return next summer. Also making plans to stay here for the Daytona 500.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments and welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, pool, amenities, and location. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!

"Great place for our family"

5
Busymom9, Saint Louis, Missouri 16/07/2019

We had a spur of the moment trip to Daytona Beach and this Best Western had an ocean view room available for our first night and it was AMAZING!! We decided to stay a second night because it was so great and had a wonderful pool/partial ocean view room that was huge! We are already planning our return trip!

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 hotel, views, and rooms. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Would go back"

3
resort6082062019, North Port, Florida 15/07/2019

Hotel is doing renovations. The people at the front desk were friendly and helpful. The lounge/restaurant was nice, staff very helpful. The room was clean, nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable, but everything was very damp. The AC worked hard, it was loud and could not eliminate the dampness.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are undergoing renovations at this time and are excited for guests to see our new look! Our entire staff works diligently to keep our resort clean and fresh. With being an ocean front resort we are subject to high humidity as is all resorts in the area. We always encourage guests to let us know during their stay if their room is not meeting their expectations so that we can make adjustments. We do apologize if you felt there was humidity in your room. We would like the opportunity to earn your 5 star review and hope you will give us another try on a future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Pathetic"

1
jw8830, Bangkok, Thailand 14/07/2019

This place is older than dirt.. Staff I met were very unfriendly..seems like they hated their jobs. There are many better places close by such as Perry's ( I do not work there ) Another good place is the Hawaiann Inn

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for leaving your comments. We do apologize if we did not meet your expectations. We strive to give each guest a 5 star experience and we are disappointed we fell short. Our resort is undergoing renovations at this time. We anticipate guests will appreciate our new look once complete. We hope you will give us another try on your next visit to the area so that we have the opportunity to earn your 5 star review.

"Wonderful Stay"

5
User 03/07/2019

The staff at the Best Western Aku Tiki was phenomenal. They also provided fresh baked cookies and had a fun happy hour daily. They even provided non alcoholic specialty drinks to children during the happy hour. It was a fun stay and can not wait to come 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 our staff is phenomenal. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, cookies, and happy hour. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Chelsea was amazing!"

5
Curious28755447064, Leesburg, Florida 03/07/2019

She is a true asset to this property & I was almost confused, thinking I had landed at WDW bc of her attention to customer service. My family has found our weekend home. I have been coming to Daytona my entire life but have never had a loyalty to a hotel, until now.

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 Chelsea. We will be sure to pass them onto her supervisor. We are happy to hear that you and your family have found your new weekend home. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Great beach and access"

3
User 01/07/2019

Be prepared...the parking lot is a hang out and meeting place..it seems for young kids in reved up sports cars...not even staying at the hotel !!..was annoying..especially in the evening...people just parking up to go to the beach...

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We do monitor our parking lot to ensure people are not loitering and it is safe. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced and hope you will give us another try on a future visit to Daytona Beach.

"Love family vacation"

4
Culture03552505615, Augusta, Georgia 29/06/2019

Excellent all around with great value, all rooms have a view of the beach. Location is excellent with easy access to the beach and restaurants in walking distance. Pool with bar and games with grill if you want it. Laundry on the premises also.

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 hotel, value, rooms, location, and pool. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Not worth the money"

2
User 29/06/2019

Ive stayed at other Best Western's before and have always felt it was great value for the money. This hotel was dirty and dingy. The best part of the hotel is its location right on the beach. Do not recommend.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping staff for improvement. Our entire staff works diligently to make each guest feel welcome and to keep our resort clean. We hope you will give us another try on a future visit. Thanks!

"Great place"

5
User 28/06/2019

We have gone here for 4 straight summers. It is convenient to the beach plus a really big pool and kiddy pool, free breakfast so a big selection for the kids and adults. There is a tiki bar with a pool table and ping pong. If you like to lounge in a lawn chair on grass, you even have that. Just a great place.

"Awesome hotel, highly recommend"

5
Paradise53154353233, Marietta, Georgia 23/06/2019

Our stay was fantastic. Great room it was very clean and nice, super friendly staff, awesome bartenders at bar by pool. Wonderful property, I am highly satisfied with my birthday trip!! So much fun!!!!

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 your stay was fantastic. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, room , staff, and pool. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday trip. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Things are changing...and not in a good way!"

2
User 23/06/2019

I have been a loyal customer of Aku Tiki for quite some time. Typically I make a reservation directly from the desk but when I called to inquire, there was limited availability so I booked through Priceline, which had the room type I had hoped to get. We arrived on Sunday with our visiting granddaughter from Tucson at approximately 11:00 a.m. I went to the desk and knew that we couldn't be checked in but thought at least we could let them know we are available when our room was ready. I had booked an Ocean View room. We had no problem waiting at the beach and had a great day. I checked again at 2:00. By now I thought they could at least take my number and let us know when the room was ready. I was told that they didn't have that capability. I checked again at 3:00 and this time they took our number. We received a call and checked in but now the elevator wasn't working. By the time we got into our room on the 5th floor, it was 4:50. We were sandy, sunburned and had to get cleaned up and now we had missed happy hour, which is one of the nice benefits of the hotel. As some kind of consolation, they extended our check out time to 12:30 but we were unable to take advantage of this due to previous plans. When we went to eat, the dining room was not busy but it took forever to get our drinks. We were told that the bartended had a migraine and everyone was trying to cover. The food was not nearly as good as we had experienced before and I attributed it to a very busy weekend and limited staff. Tables near the pool were still dirty and towels were strewn everywhere on the pool lounge chair with no one cleaning them up. We were never notified by Priceline that there was construction and given our experience and paying $170 after taxes for the room, we were very disappointed. We had a group of 3 couple stay last fall and we loved the hotel and had an excellent time. I have taken my children and grandchildren there and have never had an experience like this. To be honest, it is hard to “unsee” this weekend. I wonder if the hotel is under new management because everything seemed so different.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving the details of your stay. We do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced. We are under construction and remodeling parts of our resort. Our happy hour is typically very popular with our guests and our staff works very hard to accommodate everybody, if there were delays in drinks or snacks we sincerely apologize. Your comments are very helpful in letting us know areas we need to improve upon as we strive to give each guest a 5 star experience. We have shared your feedback with our management team. We appreciate your continued business and hope you will consider staying with us in the future. We are certain our guests will appreciate our renovations once completed. Thank you again.

"Nice place"

5
User 22/06/2019

I choose the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn on Daytona Beach because it met all of our requirements as a family..... (on the beach, balcony, pool, tiki bar & restaurant on property, free breakfast, etc.... ). We got a room overlooking the pool deck but still had an incredible view of the ocean. The pool was nice size & heated, & theres also a shallower kiddie pool. The outdoor tiki bar sits between the pool & ocean, & there's also a bar inside the restaurant on premises, Traders. We also enjoyed the hotels FREE HAPPY HOUR between 4:30-5:30pm (at the bar inside Traders, not the outside Tiki Bar). I think I had 5 Amaretto Sours & my husband had 3 or 4 BudLight drafts. LOL. (And even tho the drinks are free, dont forget to tip the bartender... I was appalled at the number of people who didnt tip!). We had dinner at the restaurant there at the motel that night. It was pretty good. The free breakfast is also served in the restaurant too & it was great! Plenty of hot options like scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, hashbrowns, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, waffles, etc.... All those amenities definitely helped to ease the sting of the price of the room.... ($160 per night) but we will definitely be back to stay as soon as possible!

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 hotel and its amenities. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Repeat customer "

5
Lisa B, Uvalda, Georgia 22/06/2019

Have stayed here previously and wanted to bring husband here for the 1st time. I was at first disappointed they did not inform us they were in the middle of construction, but it didn't interfere with our stay. We were pool side which I prefer. It was nice. Like I said I have stayed before front staff has ways been friendly but did notice one employee this trip looked aggravated this time. Pool was nice, tiki bar serves great drink only down side was it closed early one night, during the summer it should stay open till at least 9 or 10 people are o. Vacation and want to enjoy themselves. Breakfast was good other than bacon didn't seemed cooked long enough. Happy hour was good was introduced to a new drink. Ate in restaurants or takeout a cpl times. Sidewinder fries are good and hubby loved and I mean loved their shrimp tacos (fried shrimp) he could eat them every night (his words). Will return.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Lisa for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, staff, pool, tiki bar, happy hour, and food. We will share your suggestion about later hours for the tiki bar with management. We look forward to having you return again soon. Thank you!

"Poor Customer Service"

3
danienicole22, Maryville, Tennessee 21/06/2019

We had originally booked an oceanfront room, we received a call the day before our trip began stating that they had overbooked and we no longer had an ocean front room. But, hey, at least they called right? They did credit some money back to our account, but the entire purpose of driving 10 hours to the beach is to stay ocean front. The next morning we went to the free breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel and at 10:03 when there were people still in line to get food one of the workers told us we needed to leave that breakfast was over. I understand that it may have ended at 10, even though we were told 10:30, so in my eyes that was strike 2. Today was our last day before check out, we went to breakfast and the same woman at 8:15 was clearing dishes that we were still working on. I think that customer service in the restaurant is definitely lacking. The pool is nice, the tiki bar is nice...and the evening shift desk worker is super pleasant but I'd recommend skipping the restaurant, especially if the short haired brown older lady is working, as being pleasant apparently is not a quality she possesses. The quality of the room was nice too.

"Summer vacation 2019"

4
tnsooner85, Nashville, Tennessee 20/06/2019

We come to Daytona often, but this was our first stay at this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and spacious. The front desk and housekeeping staff were very friendly. The free breakfast buffet is good with more choices than most hotels. The pool is large with lots of seating. They have easy access to the beach. The big plus was the Tiki bar between the pool and the beach. Deanna is an outstanding bartender. She was very tentative and friendly. There was a great selection of cool cocktails.

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 our hotel pleased you. Thank you for the compliments on our rooms, staff, breakfast, pool, beach access, and tiki bar. We are very happy to hear that Deanna is friendly and an outstanding bartender. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Another good stay"

4
holders2, TN 11/06/2019

We have stayed at the Aku Tiki for 8 years. This is still a great property but have had issues over the last 3 years with the quality of the breakfast since a management change. Also, making reservations directly with the hotel has become more of a challenge to make requests for certain rooms as we could in the past. However, overall a great place to stay. The staff is amazing and friendly.

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 apologize for any difficulties you may have had making a reservation directly with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff, we appreciate it. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Very poor management. Take your own toilet paper . Employees are very nice but seem to be yelled at daily by the su "

1
User 05/06/2019

Very poor management. The staff is overworked. There is dust and mold everywhere. Take your own toilet paper because they seem to not have enough money or time to get it to you. Oh and the noise from the construction is unbearable

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your feedback, we sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We are undergoing renovations at this time and certainly hope you will give us another try on a future visit. We are sure you will appreciate our new look once its complete. We strive to give each guest a 5 star experience and we are sorry we fell short of our goal.

"Awesome"

5
User 04/06/2019

I have stayed at many hotels, condos etc. Never have I stayed at a place with impeccable hospital as this one. Every employee I came in contact with was so friendly and hospitable. The room was nice, the pool and amenities were perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better mother's day. My hats off to this friendly place. Thank you.

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, pool, and amenities. We are very pleased to hear that our staff is friendly and hospitable. 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!

"Loved this place! "

5
User 03/06/2019

We had a really fantastic time here. The staff is amazing, to start. Everyone is so kind and accommodating. We arrived pretty early, around noon, and they were able to check us in right then, no problem. The rooms are typical beach side hotel rooms, and very very clean. The kitchenette came in super handy, and comes equipped with kitchenware/utensils. The one thing I really liked about this place was you don't have to leave the property if you don't want to, and we didn't. Between the kitchen/bringing some basic groceries, the restaurant (Trader's), the free breakfast and the tiki bar you can just check in and relax. We traveled with our two year old son and the staff was all SO sweet to him, and I really appreciated that. We were able to dine poolside via the tiki bar, which was so nice and convenient (and the food is delicious). The bartender even brought the food over to us, which was unexpected and so nice since I was trying to wrangle an insane toddler. The pool is a good size, and my kiddo had fun in the little baby pool too. The beach is easy access, and the poolside rooms have a lovely view. We'll definitely be 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 very pleased to hear that you and your family had a fantastic time during your stay. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, Trader's, breakfast, pool,views,location,and tiki bar. 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 having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Memorial Day weekend"

3
Quest00854485373, Orange City, Florida 28/05/2019

We booked 2 days before our stay. Hotel was just ok. It is under renovations at this time. Room was not ready until 4pm. The elevator was not working when we finally got our room. I do not believe our room was worth the price we paid! They have a nice bar and decent drinks but there was a bartender that was sick and letting everyone know how sick she was while working. Very slow serve. Otherwise the hotel was clean and rooms were clean. Nice balconies. The view of the beach is blocked by a bar on the pool deck. Somewhat disappointed and will not stay again.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We apologize that we did not give you a 5 star experience. You are correct, our resort is under renovations at this time. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have experienced. We do hope you will give us another try once our renovations are completed, we are certain you will be impressed. Thank you for your time.

"Clean, updated and has everything."

5
User 21/05/2019

We arrived early and the room was available. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were updated recently. They had a temporary front desk location and construction was going on but there was no disruption. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. There was a large pool and deck area with tables and lounge chairs. Also a grassy area to sit along the beach. There was a nice outdoor tiki bar and a restaurant with a bar as well. The room was clean and large. And although some of the furnishings were older they were well kept and in good condition. Bed was very comfortable. We had a side balcony that was near the beach end of the hotel and it was very nice! We only stayed one night, but wished we could stay longer. If I had a small complaint, it would be the bathroom was a little small, but not too bad. We ordered food from the restaurant for lunch while we were on the beach and I walked up and got it. It was a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich that was awesome. Great, clean, friendly hotel for the price.

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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, rooms, cleanliness, pool area, and food. 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!

"Outstanding couples experience at this hotel/resort."

5
stevediorio1960, Baltimore, Maryland 21/05/2019

On a short business trip from Baltimore to Jacksonville my girlfriend and I decided to spend a few days cruising A1A..We had looked at hotels in St Augustine,..but,...decided to go as far as Daytona Beach and take a chance at the Aku Tiki. Best decision of the whole trip. The hotel doesn't look like that much from the outside,..but,..once you get inside the place is awesome. Pauline at the front desk was great checking us in and fixing a few reservation issues(our fault,..not the hotels).Also,..the pool,views of the ocean,access to the ocean,great complimentary breakfast,and complimentary happy hour all added to our enjoyment. FULL DISCLOSURE,...we stayed sunday and monday mid May.The price in season must be substantially more than what we paid. For us the value we received for what paid was worth every penny.Thank You Aku Tiki.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Steve for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, staff, pool, views, beach access, breakfast, and happy hour. We are happy that you decided to take a chance on our hotel. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"great beach getaway"

5
phillipf502, Ocala, Florida 20/05/2019

Aku Tiki , is more like a resort than your average hotel. The rooms are large, clean and most have ocean and or pool views. The grounds are very lush and tropical with plenty of open areas to lounge by the ocean and or the Olympic size swimming pool, kiddie pool near by, gas grill, ping pong, bean bag toss. The happy hour was a nice touch and the breakfast buffet was the best I have seen to be all included. The staff were very friendly from check in ( William, Amy) pool guy Gary, Ed security/maint. Debra (Traders restaurant) and meeting the new manager briefly. The only little draw back remodeling front lobby to install new elevator which will help the hotel, presented no problem with our stay. We plan to return.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Phillip for your review. We are very happy to hear that you loved our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, grounds, pool area, happy hour, and breakfast. 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 having you stay with us again in the near future. Thank you!

"The ICONIC Aku Tiki is our go to hotel in DBS"

5
Hoosier2, Bedford, Indiana 19/05/2019

We visited our favorite DBS hotel again in May 2019. We arrived the day they moved the front desk to the area adjacent to the restaurant entrance to work on replacing the lobby/hallway a/c and heating system. There wasn't any interruption or reduction in services or convenience for the nine days we were there. The shuffleboard area is now south of the Tiki bar and wasn't finished when we were there this trip. There are additional tables with umbrellas by the Tiki bar where the shuffleboard was. East of the Tiki bar, next to the beach wall, is a new decorative block wall and area with charcoal grill for guests to use. It has a wide walkway of paving blocks to allow wheelchair access. Often the delicious aroma of food being grilled now wafts over the grassy area where the chaise lounges are. 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, we hope they never remove them. The staff is the best, Chelsea, Ward, Rose and the rest. Friendly, helpful, smiling all the time, always saying hello and willing to help. Plenty of free parking on both sides of the hotel which is conveniently located on A1A 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. Sadly, the Tiki bar wasn't open several days/evenings that it could have been. We stayed nine days this visit and were sad when our stay was over. The included breakfast and happy hour are wonderful perks and makes a stay there an even better deal. DW loved the pillows, I needed a flatter one and a housekeeper was happy to get me one to use. 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. I believe the people in the adjoining room this year (102) were smoking in their room one night, I smelled smoke in the general area of the door between the rooms. Perhaps the connecting door should have a better seal? 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. ***The love-bugs were abundant a few days we were there. Nothing at all anyone can do about them other than clean the dead ones up. For some reason, our patio didn't get swept while we were there and there were several dead love bugs. Not a big deal, but other patios were cleaned while we were there. It's hard to keep the sliding door glass clean, partially because of the hotel's proximity to the ocean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Welcome back to your favorite hotel! Thank you for your loyalty to our hotel, we appreciate you spending your vacation time with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, tiki accents, parking, and especially 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 having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Good Changes!"

4
Karen G, Ocklawaha, Florida, United States 17/05/2019

This was to be our "ok we'll try it one more time" stay. Thankfully some positive changes were made. Our room was clean enough, and our housekeeper was very nice. Carrie in the restaurant was delightful. The front desk staff was terrific. This property still has a nice vintage feel, and we stay for a few days and never leave the property! Great pool and beach access, and nice grass area with tables, chairs and umbrellas. Cant beat the view! The few things I didnt like were the lack of a rubber tub mat, and no full length mirror in the room, and the interior of the windows needed cleaning. The music played out by the pool was too loud for us, and the hot breakfast items were lukewarm, but the breakfast is very nice, with lots of items to choose from. The beds are very comfy, and the shower was nice and hot, with plenty of water pressure. We were really happy with our stay. We stayed in a 1st floor oceanfront kitchenette, which was roomy and perfectly situated to the pool and beach. We will absolutely return!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Karen for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, cleanliness, views, and staff. Thank you for your suggestions on adding a full length mirror to the room. We hope you will stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Very unpleasant!!"

2
Benita F, Roanoke, United States 14/05/2019

The room was adequate however there were lovebugs on the balcony. We paid extra for the room and the desk personnel were unable to remedy our issue. The hotel had broken luggage carts and was not very clean.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Benita we are sorry to see your 2 star review as our entire staff works diligently to give each guest a 5 star experience. Unfortunately we are in Lovebug season here in Daytona Beach and that type of bug is a nuisance, we agree with you. There is nothing we can do about this type of bug as they come and go depending on which way the wind is blowing. They don't harm people but rather just an annoyance. We do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay and hope you will consider giving us another try on a future date.

"Mixed feelings about this one"

2
kitdoor, Orlando, Florida 13/05/2019

Note: this hotel is under construction. They will tell you about it, even (after you book their expensive room, of course). The front door is barricaded, there are supplies piled up next to the front, and the A/C in the main hallway is broken (as of May 2019). We arrived at 5:30pm on a Friday. We asked for a good view, and got the room on the 5th floor with windows mostly on the pool. Our door (room 524) was directly across from the elevator, which obviously resulted in some noise at unfortunite times. There is only one elevator in this hotel, but it is fast. The ATM next to the elevator has an $8 fee. The vending machines next to the ATM take only $1 bills or quarters. The access to the beach is nice, although there are no signs pointing it out. We took advantage of the “free breakfast” on Saturday. It was just as unremarkable as all hotel breakfasts are. The bacon was greasy, the little round sausage patties weren't browned at all (I think they were steamed?), the eggs were watery, and the hot sauce was hidden in the corner of the counter, far away from other condiments. The lady taking our “free breakfast” tickets was nice enough, but when I dared approach the other one to ask directions for ice water, I got a mean face and an eyeroll. Really? We had breakfast at the IHOP across the street Sunday, and got real eggs and bacon, and zero attitude. Our room had a full sized fridge that looked clean. There were some meager cookery and silverware supplies in a cabinet under the sink. The silverware tray was just sitting on the bottom on the cabinet, almost on the floor). Lots of lamps, electrical sockets available for chargers, clean bathroom, but stained mildewy railings in the tub, and stains on the ceilings. All rooms have balconies. I had to clean the two chairs on our balcony, and the tiny plastic ‘table' between them was broken. Parking is free, and while the main lot is often competely full, there is a second lot on the other side of the hotel. Both while driving to and from the hotel, and while walking on the beach, we couldn't help but note how much nicer the hotels next door are. Overall, we had a good time by doing our best to ignore all of this hotel's many shortcomings, but we will look for a nicer option in the future.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. You are correct, we are under construction. We are certain once the renovations are complete all of our guests will be impressed. If you have suggestions on how we can improve our complimentary continental breakfast we would appreciate your input. We have made changes to our breakfast over the years based on guest feedback. Once our renovations are completed we do hope you will give us another try on a future date. We strive to give all guests a 5 star experience and would appreciate the opportunity to do so during your stay. Thank you.

"Great visit"

5
ITF329, Florida 07/05/2019

Hotel was very accommodating. Beach location was great... pool very large and the tiki bar was a bonus! Evening free happy hour was unexpected along with food in the restaurant was very good for the price.

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, location, pool, happy hour, and food. 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!

"Good location, nice pool but I wasn't happy with my room. Also they're not flexible with late check out requests"

3
renatony, Forest Hills, New York 30/04/2019

I was at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn for 3 nights between 4/26 and 4/29 and had a great time. Hotel location is good, beach front with a nice pool but note that if you decide to go out at night it's a 5 to 10 minute drive to get to the area where there are nice bars with live bands. Near the hotel there are supermarkets, convenience stores but nothing associated with nightlife. There's a restaurant near the pool where they serve daily breakfast and a happy hour from 4:30-5:30pm when there's complimentary beer, wine and well drinks. That's something every hotel should do! Room was clean, friendly staff but they weren't flexible when I asked for a 2pm late checkout even though it was on a Monday afternoon and the hotel was empty. They didn't even offer me the option to pay an additional fee for the late checkout. I understand the hotel doesn't need to honor our late check out requests but a lot of them do especially during weekdays. I'm taking off another star because I booked an ocean view room but they gave us a first floor apartment so we had zero privacy when using our balcony (since it was an open space facing the parking lot). The front desk lady should have asked us before giving us that room but she didn't. So keep that in mind. I would suggest booking a room facing the pool (since the beach front rooms tend to be more expensive)

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Renato thank you for leaving your review. We are happy to hear you had a great time and you enjoyed our amenities. We do apologize that we could not accommodate a late checkout during your time with us. We appreciate you choosing the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn and we always recommend guests book direct with our hotel so that we can accurately describe our room options available. We do offer a variety of room types and our reservation staff will gladly review the options at the time of making a reservation. Thank you for leaving your comments, we do hope you will consider us again when traveling to Daytona Beach.

"florida"

4
Patty B, Quincy, Illinois 30/04/2019

hotel was conveniently located to where we was going. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was always fresh and hot. Only concern was our remote came up missing after we had our room cleaned but they brought up a new one as soon as I reported it.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Patty for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our location, staff, and breakfast. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals.. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"DISGUSTING HOTEL AND WORST MANAGEMENT IN DAYTONA"

1
oxh007, Ottawa, Canada 23/04/2019

I come to Daytona every month and I have never experienced such a bad hotel. Room was not cleaned bathrooms were stained beds were stained bugs were in the tub. I went down to management and they did not care since I booked through a third party. He told me to "leave if I don't like it". hallways smelled of cigarettes and weed. I have stayed in much cheaper hotels which were cleaner and actually cared about their rooms regardless of how it was booked. STAY AWAY if you want to enjoy your vacation.

BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Best Western International, Inc. (“BWI”) takes the safety and comfort of guests very seriously and expects its member hotels to do so as well and to also provide a clean and well-maintained property.  BWI has reviewed your comments regarding your stay at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn.  Please understand that Best Western member hotels, including the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, are independently owned and operated and are solely responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hotels.  Notwithstanding that BWI does not exercise day-to-day control over the operations of the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, we will ensure that your comments are provided to a member of the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn management team.

"Disgusting hotel bugs and hotel management"

1
Milana G, Ottawa, Canada 23/04/2019

I visit Daytona every month and have never experienced something so disgusting. The room had bugs and the toilet had not been cleaned. When management was advised we were told there was nothing that could be done and our only option was to cancel and find another place to stay.... absolutely ridiculous customer service. Definitely won't be back.

BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. -Best Western Hotels & Resorts

"Great hotel!!"

5
spoonrice, Altmar, New York 22/04/2019

We stayed six nights and upon arriving Lisa at front desk upgraded our room free of charge. Room was clean view was amazing .Free drinks everyday during happy hour a great bonus . The free breakfast was the best we've ever had with more choices than we've ever had. Hotel is old, so decor is outdated, but amazing staff and views made up for it. A great experience at checkout where we had to leave at 3am to catch a flight and front desk clerk gave us breakfast bags to go, which we were unaware you could do, but appreciated it . Highly recommend this hotel, you won't be disappointed.

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 our hotel is great! Thank you for the recommendation. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, the views, happy hour, and breakfast. We especially appreciate the compliments on our staff. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"my stay at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn"

4
User 21/04/2019

Overall a pleasant 1 night stay. Room was clean, bed comfortable, shower worked great (except it had those awful shower curtains with the magnets on the bottom....useless) Front Desk staff was terrific. A couple of problems with the room but were rectified promptly. Everyone was friendly. Really good value.

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 pleasant stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, room , and front desk 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!

"Convenient"

4
Freedom59941995175, Syracuse, New York 20/04/2019

This hotel is conveniently located right on the beach. You can go out the back door and the beach is just 50 feet away. The nightly happy hour in the lounge is a nice perk. There are games in the outdoor lounge area that provide entertainment for young and old. The pool is quite large and clean with plenty of lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas for those that want a break from the sun.

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, location, happy hour, and pool area. 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!

"50 romance"

5
User 14/04/2019

I first started going to Aku Tiki i 1969. I spent many summer vacations there on the beach. A fun spot when your 21 back then.My wife and I spent our honemoon there in 74 and have revisited it many times over the years. It still feels like home. We went back last spring and plan to do a couple days later this spring. Don't let everyone knoe. as I want to be able to get a room.

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 our hotel is like home to you and your wife. We look forward to having you stay with us again this spring. Thank you for taking the time to rate us and for all of the compliments on our hotel. Thanks!

"Another Great Stay at Best Western Aku Tiki"

5
User 13/04/2019

We stayed with family. New Landscaping looks very good. New LED TVs in tiki bar and Restaurant were very nice. Balcony railing looks much better now after renovation.New Tiki Bar with Quartz looking great. Food and Drinks are excellent. Staff is always great

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 landscaping, TV's, and renovations. We appreciate the compliments on our food and drinks as well. We are pleased to hear that our staff is great. We hope you share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"We hope to make memories here for years to come!"

5
clc79ner, Ocala, Florida 12/04/2019

We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Check in was quick and we were pleasantly surprised with a free room upgrade. The staff are super friendly! The room was clean, beds were comfortable and the pillows were perfect. The free breakfast buffet had different options each morning and good coffee! Let me add, this is a full, hot breakfast buffet. We loved the large, heated pool. The atmosphere at the BW Aku Tiki Inn is laid back, relaxing and definitely gives off island vibes! The views are priceless! -Sarazin Family

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed every moment of your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, rooms, breakfast, pool, atmosphere, and views. We especially appreciate the compliments on our friendly 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 having you return and make more memories. Thank you!

"Spring break 2019"

3
Passenger42183301816, Spartanburg, South Carolina 08/04/2019

My family and I stayed at the hotel for spring break 2019. The beds were hard. The pillows looked like a half of pillow stuffed in a pillow case. The room was nice size. The patio curtains were stained with mildew. On the 3rd day we did not receive towels or wash clothes until that evening. We had to have breakfast cards to eat breakfast each morning. There could of been better selection at breakfast. The pool area was wonderful. And the access to the beach was worth the stay.

"Anniversary trip"

4
User 08/04/2019

After an initial mix up over our room, (I reserved a room with an ocean view, and was given a room with a pool view ) our vacation was excellent. I always enjoy the breakfasts at Best Western, the weather was perfect, and it was a very good and relaxing vacation.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. Happy Anniversary! We apologize about the mix up over your room. We are happy to hear that your vacation was excellent and that you had a relaxing stay. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel and breakfast. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Aku Tiki Inn Stay"

5
User 07/04/2019

My husband and I stayed at ATI for 2 nights. Wonderful stay. I especially loved the grassy area that overlooked the beach! so relaxing! We will return and bring friends and family members. Free hot breakfast was also 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 and your husband had a wonderful stay with us. The grassy area overlooking the beach is a relaxing spot! We appreciate the compliments on our hot breakfast. We look forward to having you stay with us again along with your friends and family. Thanks!

"Perfect!"

5
Linda P, Whittier, North Carolina 28/03/2019

I can't give enough accolades to the staff at the Aku Tiki hotel. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing❤️I visited for the first time a little over 5 years ago. It is the only hotel that we will stay at! The property is well cared for, the staff, again, I cannot say enough about. It is our home away from home⭐️I chose to have our wedding there almost 2 years ago. My Norman Rockwell moment, fell apart at the last minute . They set everything up perfectly on the beach and a thunderstorm blew in a day early( zero rain in months). The whole staff pulled together and made my dream come true in a matter of hrs. Chelsea, Terrie, Lisa, and the new gentleman Billy thank you for making every stay wonderful ❤️ We highly recommend that you try the hotel, well worth it!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Linda for your feedback. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you so much for all of the lovely compliments on our hotel, staff, and atmosphere. We hope you share your experience with others as we love referrals. Thank you for your recommendation, that is the highest praise that any guest can give us. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Unexpected excellent service on the beach"

4
Steve W, Atlanta, United States 28/03/2019

Great location for this affordable, comfortable, and very accommodating hotel. Excellent staff. many perks, including free breakfast and happy hour. Comfortable exterior, and set right on the beach. Will definitely be returning!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Steve for your comments. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, location, free perks, and especially 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 return visit. Thanks!

"Beautiful Hotel grounds, wonderful staff, excellent breakfast, large rooms."

4
Michelle B, Marquette, Michigan 27/03/2019

The hotel grounds were beautiful! Pool is wonderful, lots of things to do on site. We had room on level 5, pool/ocean side spacious, beautiful view. Breakfast was very nice had different items each day, nice selection.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Michelle for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel grounds, pool, views, and breakfast. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks!

"Favorite place in Daytona"

5
User 26/03/2019

I've been going to the Aku Tiki for over 45 years and it's always wonderful. The staff is outstanding, accommodations are great and location is excellent. We can't wait to visit again this year. Never disappointing.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your five star review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki! We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, and especially 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 visit with us. Thank you!

"Nice Hotel in Daytona Beach"

4
Sylvie201315, Rockland, Canada 25/03/2019

We stayed at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn for 3 nights in February. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The kitchenette was a bit outdated but practical. Nice heated pool. Manager's Happy Hour (free drinks between 4:30 and 5:30) was very appreciated. Great view of the pool and beach from our balcony.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sylvie for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our views, heated pool, and happy hour. We hope you will return to stay with us again soon. Thanks for taking the time to rate us.

"Horrible Experience"

1
User 22/03/2019

It was the worst hotel experience we've ever had. Uncaring staff at the front desk is NOT what this hotel chain needs. The room sounded like it was going to take off in flight or someone was stomping around on the roof nightly.

"THE Best in Daytona"

5
Inspire43594875105, Charleston, West Virginia 21/03/2019

The location was great as well as the staff. Most of the employees have been there several years and that tells me something about this hotel. They all take great pride in giving the best service. Very safe place to stay. If you don't want to go out for dinner, the hotel restaurant is not bad and the bar is great also. This hotel is always my first choice when in Daytona

"refreshing"

4
User 19/03/2019

the service was excellent the rooms were modern and clean, the food was fresh and the portion size was good. the veiw was excellent, The team when out of it,s way to ensure my stay was pleasant. They went out of there way to provide me with direction and suggestion on place too see

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 you enjoyed your stay. Our guests always appreciate our complimentary breakfast buffet each day. We hope you will share your experience with others, we love referrals! Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

"Not worth the money"

2
User 19/03/2019

Hard bed and small view of the ocean. No hot tub on the property. This would be better at a much cheaper price. The breakfast was good not great. Do not get a room by the elevator, the sound of it going up and down comes through the wall.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Dan we are sorry to see your 2 star review. We do apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We have shared your comments with our maintenance department about our elevator. We do hope you enjoyed the area during your time in Daytona Beach.

"Everything We Wanted and More!"

5
jmpfamily, Michigan 19/03/2019

The hotel was clean and comfortable with a very caring staff. They have a great location right on beautiful Daytona Beach. We had an ocean view room. It is a room on the side of the hotel where you still get a nice view for less money than a front view. The breakfast buffet was nice and well attended with several workers keeping the food stocked and fresh. It did the trick for us. The nice surprise was the happy hour from 4:30-5:30 every day with beer, wine, and mixed drinks available for free. We were there during a cold snap and were so pleased we stayed at this hotel. The pool had full sun all day and blocked the wind. We were very comfortable and able to be at the pool all day. We walked down the beach and noticed several high rise hotels that blocked the sun from the pools. I would not want a pool that didn't get sun all day. We were there in March. Finally, the outlet in our bathroom didn't work. I notified the front desk who promptly sent up the maintence staff to investigate. He then asked us a good time to replace it, and it was fixed when we returned to the room. Great service! I recommend this hotel for your stay.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting our front desk know about the outlet in your bathroom, our maintenance team works quickly to fix any issues guests may have. Our happy hour, complimentary breakfast buffet and pool area are very popular with our guests, we are happy to hear you enjoyed those amenities. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments.

"Hotel cares about its guests"

5
ISAAC B, Osprey, Florida, USA 15/03/2019

Great Visit to Daytona Bike Week. Hotel cares about its guests, especially the motorcycle riders during Bike week. Provided safe motorcycling parking, water, soap and towels to wash the bikes. We especially liked the free cocktail hour. Very nice touch.

"Home away from home"

5
dfische3, Canastota, New York 06/03/2019

We have stayed at this hotel for several weeks every year for the past 19 years and it only gets better each year. The hotel is right on the beach and, rooms are clean and bright and the hotel staff is the friendliest of any hotel we have stayed at. They have an excellent breakfast and rotate the menu selections frequently enough to satisfy patrons who are long term quests. We always look forward to returning and seeing old friends.

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 very happy to hear that you choose to spend your vacation time with us, thank you. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, location, breakfast, and cleanliness. We are pleased to hear that our staff is friendly. We hope you will share your experiences of staying with us with your friends and family as we would love to host them too. We look forward to having your stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Great weekend at the Aku Tiki Inn"

5
mikemichmor, Orlando, Florida 05/03/2019

We have previously stayed at this location and just spent the last weekend there. We had an ocean front room, which is spacious, nicely decorated, and our first time on the ground floor which was very convenient. The complimentary hot breakfast buffet has a big variety and is very good, and they also have a free happy hour every day from 4:30 to 5:30 (they only have one bartender so the line is pretty long, really need to have 2 bartenders during happy hour!). We ate dinner in the dining room and it was delicious. Check in was fast and easy and we did express check out. The pool area is very nice and there is a tiki bar with areas for basketball, corn hole, ping pong, etc. and a grassy area overlooking the beach with tables and umbrellas. I highly recommend this location.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Mike for your review. Welcome back to the Aku Tiki Inn. Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us again. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, happy hour, and pool area. Thank you for the recommendation on our location and hotel, that is truly the highest compliment that a guest can pay us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"I paid for an "ocean view" and we mostly saw the parking lot with a glimpse of the ocean. The tiki bar was excellent. Gr"

5
User 03/03/2019

Great food and drinks. Simple to navigate. Great Staff. Clean. Comfortable beds. Perfect location. Lyft/Uber accessibility Private. Nice pool. Breakfast buffet was awful. They ran out of food. And nothing tasted fresh!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello and thank you for your comments. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Our staff works extremely hard to make our guests feel welcome. Our happy hour is a always a favorite with guests, as is our pool area we are glad to hear you appreciated both of them. Our breakfast buffet is typically well stocked, running out of food is not our norm. We have shared your comments with our restaurant manager. We do hope you will give us another try on a future visit.

"Stay at Tiki Inn"

4
User 03/03/2019

Overall very good. But just had an initial issue with the humidity and mildew smell inside the room. The issue was fixed when there was 2 dehumidifier placed in the room. The staff was very acomadating.

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 our staff is accommodating and were able to resolve your issue. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thanks!

"Getaway"

5
Paradise07551853454, Glennville, Georgia 28/02/2019

I have stay at the Aku Tiki every time I come to Daytona, I love the location, I have never had any problems with the staff the only issue I have is the Fitness room is way to small and does not have any modern equipment, or free weights, so if you are into fitness like I am don't go you will be wasting your 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 stay with us every time you visit Daytona Beach. We apologize that our fitness room has not met your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to rate us. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"Weekend Getaway"

5
User 25/02/2019

Just returned from a weekend getaway. We were very impressed by the staff . They were all extremely helpful and polite. The rooms were clean,and comfortable. Food in restaurant was great. Location wise, it was close to anything you might need. I would return.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Marilyn for your five star review. We are pleased to hear that you were very impressed by our staff. We appreciate the compliments on our staff, hotel, rooms, location, and food. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"A great place to stay but needs renovation "

4
622jakej, Fleming Island, Florida 23/02/2019

We went to the Aku tiki inn for the second time in a row due to the Daytona 500 we decided to stay there for 4 days. The experience of the hotel was good but It needs major renovations. The last time this place is renovated?: 2000 (except the door entrance locks). The vending machines, hallways and the rooms are outdated and needs some replacement or repaints.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your comments. We appreciate your continued business. We have done renovations over the years with regard to bedding, carpeting and window treatments, we do apologize if we did not meet your expectations this trip. Our entire staff works very hard to give guests a 5 star experience, we do hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Daytona Beach.

"Perfect Weekend"

5
User 19/02/2019

Arrived on Thursday for an extended weekend stay, Check-In customer service was just the best, nice room, beautiful ocean view, wonderful clean property. Enjoyed our morning coffee in the lounge chairs oceanfront watching the Sunrise! A Perfect Way to Start A Day!

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. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, room, view, 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!

"Location Location Location + Superior Service"

5
A1702GEnancyd, Appleton, Wisconsin 12/02/2019

From the minute we stepped into the lobby, this visit was memorable and made me want to return again soon!! The extensive breakfast and complimentary cocktail hour are not to be missed. The beachfront location with plenty of loungers and chairs both on the lawn and around the pool is perfect! Can't wait to return to the Aku Tiki!

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 your visit was memorable and that you want to return again soon. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, breakfast, cocktail hour, location, and pool. 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. Thank you!

"Great as always"

5
guihern, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania 08/02/2019

We stay each winter for several weeks. This year was a little different as the hotel recently changed ownership. But don't let this stop you. The only difference we noticed was they has done away with the weekend ommlet bar however breakfast is still amazing. The staff from new GM Jeff, Front desk, Lisa, and housekeeping, Pierre are still wonderful. All of the staff is super friendly and helpful. This hotel is on the beach and has a great heated pool. Everyone going to Daytona should try it.

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 and thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us. Thank you for the compliments on our breakfast, location, pool, and hotel. We 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 having you stay with us again soon. Thank you!

"Very good hotel on the beach"

4
530stanw, Plymouth, Minnesota 03/02/2019

We spent three nights here in February. Had an ocean view and a very good room. We wanted one with a love seat but they were already booked. However, we were comfortable. The included breakfast was not any different from most hotels in this class. Not sure if we would stay here again, mostly as we like variety. Best part was the "World Famous" beach! Overall, very good.

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do apologize that we were sold out of rooms with a love seat. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our breakfast menu, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Our daily complimentary hot breakfast has many options that we have added over the years based off of guests feedback so any suggestions you have on how we can improve would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. We do hope you will consider staying with us again.

"Nice Clean Hotel and Awesome Staff!!"

4
kaylaballand, Westfield, Massachusetts 25/01/2019

This was our first time to Daytona beach and we were not disappointed! Our room was perfect, Oceanview right in front of the beach! The staff was very friendly and the free breakfast buffet was delicious. The happy hour was okay, I think to add to the whole “tiki” theme they should have specialty drinks to order on the happy hour menu! Some tropical drinks would be extra tasty. We would definitely come back again

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Kayla for your review. We are happy to hear that your room was perfect. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, the views, breakfast, and especially our staff. Thank you for your suggestion on specialty drinks. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"A gem!"

5
Maria K, Boden, Sweden 23/01/2019

So lucky we decided to stay there. Got a poolview/patio room and it was so nice to sit by the tables just outside for lunch or just playing games with our son. The pool area was clean and the view of the beach is just something extra. The room was clean, and the cleaning staff was very nice, and so was the girls at the front desk. A really good breakfast is included and the happy hour at the bar is one of a kind. Must say it again, that all of the staff, from the cleaners to the receptionists and the girls at the bar/restaurant made our stay very pleasant. We will be back!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Maria for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the compliments on our hotel, the views, pool, breakfast, and happy hour. We are very pleased to hear that all of our staff are friendly and very pleasant. 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!

"Never again"

1
OnAir62428232676, Tampa, Florida 21/01/2019

Never again the room had mold in it and I had my 2 year old with me the bed had blood on it and they said it was just a spot I paid for oceanfront and got ocean view the room had a nasty smell and the hot water only stayed hot for about 3 mins I reported everything and no one seems to care never fixed my problem

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your time in leaving your comments. We are sorry to see your one star review. We reviewed our records and to our knowledge it looks like we were only made aware of the discrepancy with your room type. We were able to correct the error in your room type booked and upgraded your room at no additional charge. We pride ourselves in offering the best in customer service. Our entire staff works very hard to make guests feel welcome and ensure our resort is maintained. We are a smoke free resort, there is no smoking in the rooms, on the balconies and on our grounds. We do apologize if we did not meet your expectations and hope that you will give us another try on a future visit to the area.

"Amazing Room Views & Excellent Service"

5
172jeanneb, Orlando, Florida 15/01/2019

The view from the rooms is gorgeous! We had a handicapped room and it was great. Clean, just a great spot to hang out at. They have a pool & bar area and a restaurant attached that has the best food at the best prices on the beach!!! The service at the entire location was impeccable!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, the views, the pool, Traders, and especially our service. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and family so that we can host them too. We look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you!

"Short wonderful visit!"

5
dablover, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 15/01/2019

We've been going to the Aku Tiki for years. Just stopped by for three nights on our way further south. As always, everyone was wonderful! Lots of updates on the Tiki Bar area with new pavers, countertops and painting. Everything looks great. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Daytona. Great location, clean, comfortable and safe!

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 love having return guests, thank you for choosing to spend your vacation time with us. We appreciate all of the compliments on our hotel, updates, location, and cleanliness. We hope you will share your experience with others as we love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks!

"Gorgeous Property, Great Price"

4
Pat S, Central Florida, Florida 13/01/2019

We stayed at Aku Tiki last August and we were hooked! We live about an hour away so this is a fantastic weekend get-away. We've stayed three times now and this is our go to place. The hotel grounds are absolutely beautiful. The huge pool is heated. Rooms are clean and spacious. The staff, from front desk to lounge to the room attendants, are all friendly and smiling. Prices are really reasonable. The hotel offers a complimentary full breakfast every morning and a free Happy Hour every afternoon. Really a nice plus. The food In Trader's Restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. And there are great waterfront restaurants close by in both directions!

Wendy T, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Pat for your review. Welcome back to the Best Western Aku Tiki! We appreciate you spending your weekends with us. Thank you for the compliments on our hotel, location, pool, rooms,breakfast, happy hour, and price. We are very pleased to hear that our staff our friendly. 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!

"2 night weekend stay"

5
User 07/01/2019

Hotel has been upgraded in last several years. Beautiful layout and lots of options for sunning. Activities such as shuffle board, basket ball, ping pong. Nice tiki-bar but was told it is being re-modeled as well. Restaurant is excellent. Pool area very inviting. Rooms are nice.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your 5 star review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our amenities. Our guests always love our pool and easy access to the beach. Thank you again for choosing the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, we hope to see you on your next visit to the area.

"Great food, staff, and location on the beach!"

5
Maps53019010718, Oxford, Michigan 06/01/2019

The staff was very friendly during our 6 night stay. The breakfast was included and there were a ton of options available. The staff worked hard to keep everything stocked each morning. The cleaning staff always said hello when they saw me. I had an ocean view and could watch the sun rise each morning. The pool was nice and warm as well! The only downfall was that my bed was way too firm for me.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your 5 star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our stay and our staff made you feel welcome. Our sun rise is absolutely breath taking, glad that you could experience it. We have made improvements to our breakfast over the years based on guest feedback, we are glad you liked the options available. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again on your next visit to the area!

"Best bang for buck"

5
firemanJ3, Elkins, West Virginia 06/01/2019

We stopped here on our way back from disney so the kids could experience a florida beach, and we wasnt disappointed! We had a room with an excellent view of the ocean, perfect beach front access, and it was super quiet. We would like to make a return trip to experience more of daytona, and we will definitely be staying here again!

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello! Thank you for leaving your 5 star review, we are happy to hear you were impressed! We strive for a 5 star experience with every single guest. Travelers always love our beach front access, makes it much easier when traveling with kids. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Daytona Beach!

"Nice Way to Experience Best of Daytona Beach"

4
Cassandra F, Alexandria, Virginia 05/01/2019

After reading numerous reviews, and checking out lots of the competition, I settled on Best Western and crossed my fingers since this was a very last minute booking over New Year's holiday. When I arrived, and found out the elevator was not working, I figured that that I had made the wrong choice. Although I was offered a chance to cancel with no fee, and go elsewhere, I figured I'd give it one night, and search again in the morning knowing my options were limited from my previous search. Needless to say, I ended up staying the whole trip, and the customer service I received throughout my stay made all the difference. The facility is older, and in the three star range, but the staff, especially Chelsea, are so friendly and really make the experience so much better. The room was a nice size, but the bathroom was tiny. Didn't spend much time in the room because the weather was wonderful, and the beach side location and landscaping is fabulous. The hotel is in a quiet area, but not far from the Main Street/Boardwalk area. Rented a bicycle from nearby Boogie Down rentals, and explored the area from the beautiful Ponce Inlet lighthouse to Ormond Beach, and everything in between. The breakfast buffet is filling with a good array of options, and enjoyed a delicious meal in the onsite restaurant. Had an absolutely wonderful stay, and truly enjoyed my first trip ever to Daytona Beach.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello Cassandra, Thank you for leaving your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. We do apologize for any inconveniences you had with our elevator being down during your stay, this is not the norm. We have had maintenance in to repair it. Thank you for giving us a chance to give you a great experience, we hope you will stay with us again and continue to share your feedback on our hotel with others. Happy New Year!

"great hotel in Daytona Beach!"

5
User 05/01/2019

First of all, I just read the terrible review from the last person. I also stayed there for New Year's and yes, the elevator was not working. Do NOT believe this guest in that the place looks like a crack den (?) Clearly they have the Aku Tiki confused with another establishment. I work in the hotel/hospitality industry and it is idiots like this who leave terrible, unwarranted reviews! This is a really nice hotel. The grounds are well-kept. Very nice pool area and also the grassy area before the beach. Look at the photos of the property, they speak for themselves. I live about an hour away, and my boyfriend and I come to Daytona to get out of town. I found the Aku Tiki on a booking site and decided to book a Friday night stay about a month ago. We have been back three times! The restaurant is very nice and great food! You also get a great happy hour and breakfast included. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with ocean views. Just a great hotel in a quiet stretch of A1A. There is a 7 Eleven across the street and a Winn Dixie just north of that within walking distance. The staff is wonderful! I must mention Lisa and Chelsea at the front desk!! Chelsea checked us in on New Year's Eve and had someone assist us with our luggage because of the elevator situation. We chose and stuck to the 4th floor,...she did offer us another room on a lower floor. Darlene in the restaurant, Trader's, is so very nice! She remembered us as repeat guests! This is a well-rounded hotel for amenities and cleanliness. I highly recommend the Aku Tiki!!!

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We greatly appreciate your validation of how nice our hotel really is. We have had maintenance in to fix our elevator, we do apologize to all of our guests for any inconveniences. We will share your comments with Lisa and Chelsea, they work exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome. Thank you for leaving your comments, and we appreciate your continued business. Happy 2019!

"THE WORST EVER"

1
User 01/01/2019

After arriving to location I admit I was iffy pulling up to location this place is ridicules after the sick counter attendant check us in highly disgusted she books a room for the 3rd floor elevator was out of service and hotel was hot and muggy floor was damp others were complaining I'm with a 80 year old and with limited walking ability so stairs are out of the question she stated that that it will be fixed Wednesday I'm frustrated upset and just canceled the complete stay there had to book a last minute stay which turn a disaster into the best thing that had happened to me in months. this place looks as if its a crack den or meth house I wouldn't advise anyone to stay here I watched a 84 year old woman with a cane who had just learned to walk again who was on 5th floor walk down the stairs I was highly pissed to the max.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We are sorry to see your one star review. Your experience is not typically the norm for our guests. We have discussed your experience with our front desk staff. We do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced.

"Not Disappointed"

5
Karena1stof4, Orange Park, Florida 30/12/2018

Traveled here to spend one night on the way elsewhere. I wanted a hotel on the beach that was not too expensive but was still nice. From check in, staff was so welcoming and good spirited. The room was large enough for four people or more and each room was either an oceanfront or ocean view (with balconies). We were in an ocean view which was pretty nice. There is a microwave and mini fridge in the room. The bed was very comfortable in my opinion. The hotel has a restaurant/bar that actually has very good food and service. There is also a happy hour from 4:30-5:30 where you can get a free drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). There is breakfast served each morning which has a decent variety and which was also included. Although this was my first stay at the BW Aku Tiki Inn, it left a good first impression and this is quite possibly the hotel I book next time I stay in Daytona Beach.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear we met your expectations and you plan on visiting us again. Our entire staff works very hard to make our guests feel welcome. We do appreciate your feedback and hope you will share your experience with others as we do love referrals. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

"Unacceptable"

1
User 29/12/2018

When we arrived, staff at the front desk was friendly. Building looks nothing like posted pictures and is old and unkempt. Kids described it as “greasy”. Hallway has low ceilings and smelled of vomit. Within seconds of being in the room, I moved the humidifier and three cockroaches scurried from under. We had staff come in, explaining that we were leaving and had travelled 20 hours and had no lodging. They had their roach spray and sprayed the room with my daughter there. The lady said she'd tell the front desk that she didn't see any roaches. I explained that they were definitely there and this wasn't a ploy to get a deal as we were leaving without planned accommodation. Again, front desk staff was apologetic and lovely but the conditions were subpar.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience. We appreciate your comments and through review. It's disheartening to learn you did not stay with us and the room was not up to our high standard. Allow me to reassure you; we have a reputable Pest Control company that fumigates on a weekly basis the rooms and common areas. We reassure you yours was a singular unfortunate experience. On a positive note we are pleased to announce our hotel will undergo a total renovation during 2019. This renovation includes a new elevator, furnishing and facade. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guests experience and welcome any suggestions. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon once the Hotel have been renovated.

"clean, good beach frontage"

3
debfullmoon, florida 28/12/2018

our two night stay was fine except the bathroom toilet was about 8 " from the floor ! Almost fell several times trying to sit. This was not a handicap room and no reason except it was designed for "little people". Breakfast buffet included was not kept hot and items not refilled very often. Disconnected breakfast.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
We do apologize for any inconveniences you experienced with your room. We encourage guests to let us know during their stay of any issues so that we can fix them immediately. We have shared your comments with our restaurant staff. What you experienced is certainly not the norm. Our daily hot breakfast buffet is typically well stocked and hot items are hot and cold items are kept cold. We do hope you will give us another try.

"Stayed 6 nights and enjoyed the facility."

4
loesshawk2015, Sioux City, Iowa 25/12/2018

Originally I had reserved a room for 3 nights and thought I would try another place but was satisfied enough that I stayed an additional 3 nights. Nice view of the ocean facing north east, certainly some rooms have better views with the ones facing directly east having the best ocean views. Great breakfast in the morning and the amenities offered are a nice range. The pool was sparkling and the grounds well kept. There are many choices to stay in the area but his one is a very good choice at a fair rate.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving your review. Our entire staff works hard to make guests feel welcome and maintain our resort. Our ocean front hotel makes us a popular place to stay as our guests appreciate being footsteps from the beach and not having to cross a busy road to access the beach. We are glad to hear you liked our breakfast and the many choices available. Thank you again for your comments.

"GR8 Value for the Money ! . . ."

5
Glen L, Maynooth, Canada 24/12/2018

GR8 place to stay! - Right on the Beach! - Very excellent Breakfast Buffet - Bonus!... Excellent Restaurant for Dinner as well. GR8 Value for the money. Absolutely no complaints!... We are in Florida for a month, will probably stay there again before we leave.

"Fantastic find"

5
Lita H, Twyford, United Kingdom 18/12/2018

The receptionist and Rose were so welcoming we just had to stay here. The room was very clean and large, with a fabulously large comfortable bed. The shower was really powerful. Lovely balcony. Free happy hour 4.30 - 5.30 and the bar tender looked after us. Free hot breakfast with everything you can think of. I had corn beef hash, patties and English muffin. But there was something for everyone. The outdoor pool was very inviting as it is heated. Free parking. Fantastic value for money. I would definitely stay here again

"Great Location"

4
mac4747, Albany, Ny 14/12/2018

Best Western Aku Tiki is an excellent hotel in an excellent location. It is located right on the beach in Daytona Beach, with many restaurants and stores and other services located nearby, many within easy walking distance.

"Fantastic Always. Homecoming for us."

5
Linda P, Whittier, North Carolina 12/12/2018

It is always such a pleasure to stay at the Aku TIki. Getting to see Chelsea and Terrie with big smiles on their faces and said "Welcome Home" is a great feeling. We don't have the time in busy schedules to visit as much as we would like, so the extra warm greeting was very special. The whole staff is fantastic and the room wonderful! I am still talking about how awesome my wedding was, it's a great story that many get to enjoy.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Hello Linda! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Chelsea, Terrie and our entire staff work hard to make our guests feel welcome. We are so glad to hear your wedding was a wonderful event and you enjoyed your room. Feel free to share your feedback with others, we love referrals! Thank you again and we will see you on your next visit to Daytona Beach!

"We had a great time and will definitely be back"

5
User 10/12/2018

Great hotel property was clean and well-maintained I love the vintage old Daytona feel with the tiki theme decor. beautiful views of the ocean right on the beach. excellent breakfast buffet, balconies with every room which I always look for. extra large pool and a bar and restaurant on site. I saw one of the best sunrise's I've seen.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to rate us we appreciate your feedback. We are so glad to hear you appreciated our amenities and yes our sunrise is spectacular, we totally agree! Enjoy your holiday season and we look forward to seeing you next time!

"Always a GREAT Time!"

5
User 04/12/2018

We come twice a year and always get the room we want, the personal service we like and always make new friends too! The pool is one of the biggest in Daytona Beach. We always have a good time and it is hard to come back home.

Wendy02_11, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5 star review, we are happy to hear you are a repeat guest. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your most recent stay, our guests love our pool area, always a popular amenity. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you again for staying with us!

"Really nice hotel!"

5
Gloria1711, Montreal, Canada 28/11/2018

We had a nice clean oceanfront room with fully equipped kitchenette. We had a safe in the room which was very convenient. The hotel is very nice and reasonably priced. The staff was great especially in the breakfast area which had a great buffet breakfast with many choices. The pool is sparkling clean and everything was just perfect. I would definitely stay here again.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It is great to hear you found our hotel was nicely appointed and our staff was helpful. Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

"Great Location and Beautiful Landscaping"

5
User 20/11/2018

We love staying at the Aku Tiki...even have a favorite hotel room overlooking the pool and ocean that includes a kitchenette. The hotel is very nice and reasonably priced. Front desk staff is great! Everyone is always smiling.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

"Pictures are deceiving"

1
User 20/11/2018

I checked in late so I missed the free cocktail hour, so it's cool that they do that. We were given vouchers for breakfast which was also cool and the breakfast was decent. As soon as I got off the elevator to go to my room, I knew I made a mistake. Gross. Dark hallway that hasn't been painted in a good 20 years or more. Wiring running the length of the hallway on the wall. Color scheme horrible. This nightmare continued into the room. Everything had a musty, sticky feel. The toilet looked like it came from a public bathroom. There was rust on the outside of the tub. In the morning I went to the beach for sunrise and passed through the pool/bar area. Much better feel to this area. Direct beach access. But the inside!!!! Never again. Paint, carpet and lighting would go a long way at this hotel.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your constructive feedback of our hotel. We appreciate your comments and through review. It's disheartening to learn the room was not properly appointed to your satisfaction and according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. As you mentioned the wiring running the length of the hallway wall, it's due to upgrades in progress to our free WiFi. The hotel will undergo a renovation that includes a new facade, a new elevator, the installation of contemporary carpets and new furniture. The wiring you saw it's just the beginning of this modernization. No worries the Moai will remain vigilant in front of the hotel. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guests experience and welcome any suggestions. Reviews like yours are extremely helpful in our ambition to continuously improve and I hope you'll return to see how we grow.

"Relaxing Weekend"

5
User 19/11/2018

This hotel is very clean, the grounds are very well kept and the pool was sparkling. The room was great and the view of the ocean was perfect. The entire staff was very friendly and the restaurant food was wonderful. I was greeted as soon as I walked through the door and offered assistance with my luggage. Troy as well as the other front desk women were very helpful and courteous. I will definitely stay here again.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Dear Will Anthony: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. I hope your next stay and just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with.

"Hidden Gem"

5
Escape12739081082, Keystone Heights, Florida 13/11/2018

This was a last minute stay and I was a little nervous because from the outside the hotel from driving by previously was dark and looked very uninviting... However I was VERY surprised when a I walked they the doors at how nice it was decorated and how homey it felt... The pool and the ocean view were all beautiful and the breakfast was delicious.

HRTTD, Manager at Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, responded to this review
Dear Guest, Thank your very much for your precious comments. We would like to thank you for taking the time to give us feedback regards to your recent stay at our Hidden Gem the Aku Tiki Inn soon to be renovated.

"Relaxing Weekend"

5
Camper24467969736, Casselberry, Florida 13/11/2018

This hotel is very clean and the grounds are well kept. The room was great and the view of the ocean was perfect. The entire staff was very friendly and the restaurant food was wonderful. It would have been nice to have the bar open a few hours later than 9:00 p.m., but otherwise the drinks were great. I will definitely stay here again.

"Great location"

4
UKMidlandsDickie_Boy, Coventry, United Kingdom 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
User 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
joann c, New York City, New York 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
Thomas C, The Cincinnati Region 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
Julie H, St Ives, United Kingdom 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
User 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
pas2and3, Bartow, Florida 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
vandy205, Evansville, Indiana 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
User 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
User 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
H T, Williamsburg, Virginia 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
Ruthan, Rockvale 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
User 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
Janna G, Louisville, Kentucky 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
User 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
chefwhogoes, New Orleans, Louisiana 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
John R, Lake Mary, Florida 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
User 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
Sharon D, Bloomingdale 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
User 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
Jessica G, Keystone Heights, Florida 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
brittneybrat86, South Glens Falls, New York 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
Krusnik N, Ocala, Florida 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
withaflourish, atlanta, ga 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
IPJSIllinois, Downers Grove, IL 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
User 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
Debbie T, Newburgh, Indiana 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
Art G, Hamilton, Ohio 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
85ace0207, Florida Keys, Florida 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
User 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
needmorevacationdayz, Bradenton, Florida 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
User 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
User 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
Be N, DeLand, Florida 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
Dorothy M, Leesburg, United States 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
Debra P, Bowling Green 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
Hoosier2, Bedford, Indiana 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
Kennyanvanessa, Morris Plains, New Jersey 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
User 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
User 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
User 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
RobHo007, Kissimmee, Florida 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
User 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
User 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
Cathy M, Rockledge, United States 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
User 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
User 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
kjdiddles06, Vine Grove, Kentucky 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
vette_travlr, Virginia 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
brandy130, Pensacola 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
lovestoroam78, Grayslake, Illinois 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
User 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
User 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
LeighW, Yakima, WA 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
User 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
hockeymomrules, Candia, New Hampshire 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
dbwalton5, Williamsburg, Virginia 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
NiktasticJ, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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
Traveler F, South Portland 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
John S, Fort Myers, Florida 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
emlynw2018, Kent, United Kingdom 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
Jan Y, Woodland, Michigan 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
User 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
Monica A, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 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
cliffmartinjr53, Arnold, Maryland 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
WeeLuv2Travel2, Pennsylvania 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
TravelerLizzy75, Lakeland, FL 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
danatanner01, Plano, Texas 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
drm120515, North Charleston, South Carolina 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
peggys161, Jamestown, Tennessee 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
Mingpei L, Lexington, Massachusetts 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
Jazmin J, Buford, Georgia 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
gailh869, United States 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
User 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
J5310FIjohnk, New York, United States 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
User 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
Charrita N, Los Angeles, California 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
User 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
780elizabetho, Wappingers Falls, New York 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
Shelley R, Florida 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
Molly G, Home, PA 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
Linda W, Floral City, Florida, United States 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
B1554NZandrews, Palm Harbor, United States 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
F6067SHrobertj, Hernando, United States 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
Wis3RN, Archer, Florida 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
Roger R, Dallas, Texas 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
tracyhill412, Pompano Beach, Florida 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
velda a, Atlanta, Georgia 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
User 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
Vandy66, Mobile, Alabama 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
User 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
Michael K, St. Petersburg, Florida 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
krnsmom, Cincinnati, Ohio 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
mejoy125, Maldon, United Kingdom 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
Deekadventure, Summerfield, Florida 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
User 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
L P, Howell, New Jersey 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
flyt1, DeLand, Florida 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
Lyn R, Swannanoa, North Carolina 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
521beautys, Jonesboro, Georgia 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
Tracy C, Fort Myers 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
jeaniewolf, Center Moriches, New York 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
Linda B, Fort Pierce 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
divina1957, Deltona, Florida 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
User 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
User 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
User 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
Lorne K, Seattle, Washington 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
User 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
troyt651, Rosemount, Minnesota 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
David M, Millsboro, United States 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
User 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
User 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
tonyhD4257RO, wylie, United States 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
User 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
User 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
Michael M, Cobleskill, New York 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
U4831WZmichellem, Clearwater, United States 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
User 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
joverturf, Ringgold, Georgia 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
T4747ZKkathyt, Hixson, Tennessee 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
Foxygurl23, Orlando, Florida 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
GaSweet, Lithonia, Georgia 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
User 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
User 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
alicemG1956RT, Louisville, Kentucky 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
274dennag, Greenfield, Indiana 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
Fire4657, Gold Hill, North Carolina 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
Julie N, Marysville, Ohio, United States 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
April D, Nags Head, North Carolina 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
PCee_12, Tennessee 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
Lori N, Jacksonville, Florida 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
Louise V, N Dinwiddie, United States 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
FloridaEly, Tampa, Florida 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
User 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
Doni J, Tampa 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
User 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
Kristi G, Salemburg, North Carolina 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
User 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
Sandra B, Cleveland, Tennessee 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
NativeFloridian64, Central Florida, Florida 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
Chris J, Newark, New York 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
815phillm, Ormond Beach, Florida 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
Redcurls875, Florence, Mississippi 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
Art G, Hamilton, Ohio 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
Connie L, Jackson, Tennessee 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
Chief1944, Dover, Delaware 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
sybila2017, Mount Dora, United States 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
Sharon C, Winston Salem, North Carolina 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
chrisdC5579GR, Hilliard, Fl, United States 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
615hughc, Covington, Georgia 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
vance950, Longview, Texas 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
rfuchs0917, Jacksonville, FL 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
Hoosier2, Bedford, Indiana 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
jeanfrancoisb883, Paris, France 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
janetkE2563IJ, Mayfield, United States 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
30Christmas2013, Jacksonville, Florida 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
User 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
lando_man68, LAND O LAKES, WI 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
triciawingert, Washington DC, District of Columbia 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
Jamie C, Kentucky 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
Tammikins20, Summerfield, Florida 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
marcwW5459QR, Winter Park, United States 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
Amanda G, Bangor, Maine 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
Tabatha F, Cincinnati, Ohio 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
User 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
Noreen B, collingwood, Canada 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
Heriberto S, Whiting 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
W866NTrichardb, Beverly Hills, United States 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
AliceRandy, Fort Saskatchewan, Canada 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
User 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
hhhjen, hilton head 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
ljdailey, Elk River, Minnesota 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
QBT, Indiana 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
ballance1, Hernando Beach, Florida 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
mtitus2016, Baltimore, Maryland 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
Noreen B, collingwood, Canada 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
dancerWisconsin, wisconsin 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
Lyman R, Terrytown 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
User 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
Bart S, Chantilly, United States 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
Barbara S, Punta Gorda, United States 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
Rachel H, Daytona Beach, Florida 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
Barb F, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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
User 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
mugshall, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 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
Louise V, N Dinwiddie, United States 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
jeanne54, new york 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
John H, Melbourne, Florida 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
Rebecca F, Macon, Georgia 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
krnsmom, Cincinnati, Ohio 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
Anthony L, West Wendover, United States 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
Sharon C, Winston Salem, North Carolina 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
User 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
User 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
Steve T, Indianapolis, Indiana 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
canuckie_8, Tampa, Florida 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
User 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
Denice F, Kissimmee, United States 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
David H, georgia, United States 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
Julia Z, Chicago, Illinois 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
dougapher, Longwood, Florida 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
User 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
Michael F, Auburn, United States 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
Racingforbeer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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
TOM K, Jacksonville, Florida 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
Marva L, Port St. Lucie, United States 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
54mary1961, Largo, Florida 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
User 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
311tracyf, Cumming, Georgia 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
Jill R, Atlantic Beach 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
AntonioNeto, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 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
David M, Millsboro, United States 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
WendyK0828, Rochester, New York 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
jnyu, Georgia 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
Alicia A, Pineville, West Virginia 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
Craig E, Ocala, Florida, United States 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
User 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
2790Shannon, Tampa, Florida 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
Mario P, Mexico City, Mexico 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
Rick V, Lisle, United States 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
User 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
Ronald B, Greer, United States 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
User 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
User 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
Robert H, VA. BEACH. VA., United States 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
Marla N, Bethlehem, Georgia, United States 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
User 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
User 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
vinman566, Lutz, Florida 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
User 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
User 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
Louise V, N Dinwiddie, United States 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
User 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
User 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
Kenneth C, Kingsport, TN, United States 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
bhendrick43, Zephyrhills, Florida 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
Jo Ann S, Cumming, United States 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
RollTideKirk, Jacksonville, Florida 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
Sandy S, Heath Springs, South Carolina 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
dablover, ky 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
User 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
Chad T, Tallahassee, Florida 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
Travelsalot100, Macon, Georgia 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
Sharon D, Bloomingdale 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
User 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
Cathy N, Lakeland, United States 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
User 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
User 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
Gail B, Leesburg, Florida 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
Fran J, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 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
User 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
bill c, Rochester, New York 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
cubeman2010, california 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
5fromNZ, Auckland, New Zealand 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
jujube28, brunswick, ga 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
User 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
Hoosier2, Bedford, Indiana 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
John O, DeLand, Florida 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
Daniel B, Monroe, United States 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
Toby_N_Pam, Madison, Georgia 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
Robin D, Easley, South Carolina 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
Corry D, Chestertown, Maryland, United States 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
alok19862003, india 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
porkchp, Winter Park, Florida 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
User 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
JohnH24, Jacksonville, Florida 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
Gwen A, Haines City, Florida, United States 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
mabryky, Central Florida 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
jjcruzin, Zanesville, Ohio 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
caterry1031, Belleview, Florida 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
Stefano M, Genoa, Italy 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
poolboy772, Fremont, Indiana 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
Jessica O, Cross City, Florida 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
Patty B, Quincy 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
EcoStyle, Palm Harbor, Florida 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
James H, Jacksonville, Florida 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
171959, Dijon, France 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
HOWARD W, LONDON 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
Greg P, Florida 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
kdoszak, Appleton, WI 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
User 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
User 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
712wendy, Senoia 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
Larry B, fremont indiana, United States 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
Shari W, Smyrna, TN, United States 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
Aimee B, Clermont, United States 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
jenpio42, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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
M S, Orlando, Florida 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
Vincent S, Orlando, United States 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
Shwuli S, Madison, WI, United States 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
Jolynn K H, Orange Park 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
DebbieBloomfield, Bloomfield, IN 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
User 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
juliewiegert, Appleton, Wisconsin 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
User 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
VideoCreator, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 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
Triptrapreader, Ormond Beach, FL 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
Janet A, Troy, United States 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
Gritt K, Grafton, Canada 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
User 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
Jannekebfl, Florida 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
Michael S, Elyria, United States 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
R H, Toronto, Canada 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
lan55, Pittsburgh 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
eborden76, Caroga Lake, New York 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
mabryky, Central Florida 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
User 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
Linda A, Maynard, Massachusetts 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
Beth R, Greenfield, Massachusetts 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
Suzanne S, Concord, New Hampshire 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
Barbara S, Punta Gorda, United States 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
Owen F, Elkhart, United States 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
jennifer f, Turbeville, South Carolina 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
Elby C, Seattle, Washington 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
User 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
User 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
donnamarie168, Barrie, Canada 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
MiaFin, Vantaa, Finland 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
tpd172, Brandon, Florida 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
Danny L, Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States 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
mklSt_louis_Mo, st;louis, mo 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
User 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
travelert707, Ohio 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
Lyman R, Terrytown 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
Kathy F, Payson 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
Walter V, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 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
Laura S, Charlotte, United States 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
User 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
guihern, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania 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
Dennis G, Saltsburg, United States 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
Marjorie B, Stuart, Florida 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
frampt1, Victoria, Canada 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
Yvonne S, Port Saint Lucie 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
Michael C, Seattle, United States 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
User 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
Richard P, Atlanta, Georgia 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
User 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
83Band, mapleton 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
Flagal5, Ormond Beach, Florida 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
David M, Pennsauken, United States 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
Linda P, Whittier, North Carolina 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
Louis D, Lakeland, United States 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
Linda D, Ballwin 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
Scott P, Reno, Nevada 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
YVETTE C, Tampa, Florida 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
Ronald B, Greer, United States 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
IMHONMB, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 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
CaptAdam, Florida Keys 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
Alfred M, Inverness, United States 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
dablover, ky 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
Louise V, N Dinwiddie, United States 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"