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Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

my husband and I loved the resort. on the beach, onsite restaurant, excellent location to all the restaurants and sites you want. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful telling us the great places to go eat.

Perfect location . Comfortable . stayed in a 2 BR with living room and kitchen. Each bedroom had a balcony. It is located Right on the beach. This area of the beach is not crowded . Restaurants within walking distance. Less than 15 min drive to Daytona.

Our eight days here were great but not without a couple issues. It seems to have been a hotel turned condo. The room is advertised to have a full kitchen. It doesn't. All you have to cook on is a hot plate and a microwave. There are all the pots and pans needed to cook with but no way to use them. When I tried to use the hot plate and the micro at the same time it tripped the fuse. Had to call the office. The maintenance man said you can only use one appliance at a time because of old wiring. We had to eat out more than we had planned. One day they decided to paint the fence around the pool area in he middle of the day. They were also pressure washing the parking area. Making parking a challenge. Poor planning during the busy season. Now the good stuff. The bed is very comfortable. We had a great view from the fourth floor. The staff was very helpful and friendly. You have to do the Dine-n-Cruise on the river. The food is AMAZING for the price! The Oyster Pub lived up to it's #3 ranking of places to eat in the area. We had luch at Riptides it was good. Do Not order from Giovanni's Pizza place. Awful experience!! The light house at Ponce Inlet was a great way to spend a few hours. If you have never been to the dog track I would try it. All things considered we had a good stay.

The hotel staff was helpful and made check in easy. The room was very spacious and very clean. The property was. Very well kept, they also have a vey good hot breakfast,the. Beach is right there, and you have view from many rooms.

We just spent 7 nights and loved our stay. Great view and loved the remodeled room. It had top notch appliances and all you needed for a quick lunch and breakfast. All the staff was super friendly. An extra plus was the free Starbucks coffee in lobby.

Had stayed somewhere else for a week and wasn't ready to go home. Booked a couple extra nights here. I had to book thru my timeshare(not casa) and had a hiccup. When I arrived at Casa to stay the manager smoothed it all out & took care of us. She was great as was the stay. Rooms were great ,resort was clean friendly and fun. Had a blow up movie projector at the pool Saturday night. A very busy but fun resort. Can't wait to go back

My sisters friend shared her timeshare with us. We had a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath room. The room was awesome. The lobby had a really nice coffee maker that we used instead of making coffee in our room. The pool are was super nice! Hot tub was also quite large. Life size chess board and a couple other games in the pool area. Access to the beach was easy! There was also a lounge in the lobby, but we did not have a chance to use it. Overall, very nice, clean... Would recommend highly.

We stayed at this resort last year and was not impressed. However I gave it a 2nd chance after finding out the resort was renovated and I'm glad I did. We had a 2bed/2bath limited ocean view condo. The kitchen had everything we needed with one exception. I wish it had an oven. The bed was comfortable and everthing was decorated perfectly. The staff was great and we are looking forward to coming back.

We spent two nights and had a great time. Room was very clean and recently remodeled with all new appliances, furniture, bedding. Pool area is fairly small but not too crowded. They have a bin with shared beach toys such as buckets, shovels etc which was nice since we flew there. Corn hole, shuffle board, chess etc for fun. Nice grill. Parking was limited wit some maintenance but we parked across the street. Free coffee and hot chocolate in lobby. Staff was friendly and helpful. Right beside the life guard station so felt safer with kids.

Checked out yesterday morning after a 5 night stay at Casa Del Mar. This is the 6th year in a row that my hubby and I have stayed at Casa. This year in addition to my hubby and myself, we took our grandchildren (ages 10 and 7). My bro-in-law, sis-in-law and their granddaughter were also staying in a separate room. Check in was simple. We arrived around 3:30 and were able to check in and go directly to our room. We were in room 109...studio oceanview. The refurbishments in the room are nice...nothing fancy, but nice. The carpet is gone and new, dark colored laminate flooring is now present. New closet doors, sofa and dresser also in the room. The kitchen layout is the same except the dishwasher is now located at the end of the cabinets instead of under the sink. The apartment size range has been replaced with a 2 burner cook top and a microwave/convection oven above the cook top. The sink is much smaller and no longer as a garbage disposal. Full size frig/freezer with ice maker. All appliances are now stainless still. The bathroom is still small, but adequate for a couple or a family with young children. There is no longer a bathtub. The tub has been replaced with a shower which is the length/width of the previous tub. The room is an adequate size for a couple with smaller children but with older children or 2 couples, I would pick a bigger unit. Everything in the unit was clean and odor free. We did find the unit to be very dark. There are 2 recessed lights above the kitchen counter and the small light on the microwave which lights the range top area. It was almost impossible to read the buttons on the microwave without using the flashlight on my phone. There is no lighting over the table. There are 2 small table lamps on either side of the bed. There is no lighting near the sofa. Lighting the the bathroom was good with a well lit mirror. Not sure who designed the lighting layout, but I hope some changes are made for the rooms that have not been refurbished yet. The laundry room changes are also a complete failure. This property does not have washers/dryers in the units, but has laundry in a central location on the Lobby floor. The laundry room previously consisted of six washers and 6 dryers, but has been cut in 1/2. There are 3 washers and 3 dryers now. There are no tables to fold your laundry on. While I was taking laundry from the washer, 3 ladies with laundry walked in with full baskets of dirty laundry. Only one person was able to take my empty washer. The lighting in the laundry room also needs to be adjusted as it's on a sensor that turned on when I entered the room, but turned off before I could get the laundry out of the washer. Maybe some additional laundry facilities could be added to another floor during the continued refurbishments. Parking is at a premium right now as there is work going on in the back parking lot and in the parking garage. My husband took the last parking spot in the garage one evening as all the outdoor parking spots out front were full and the fire lane out front was parked full. My husband commented on this to the front desk and was told he could park across the street in the empty gas station lot. This response bumped his b/p up a bit as we've been owners for 12 years and have paid a lot to have a parking spot. Also, my husband has been a commercial construction superintendent for 20+ years and is aware that it's completely against the fire codes for people to leave cars parked in a fire lane where, in the event of a fire, the fire department has no access to the fire hydrants or room for their vehicles. The resort should work on one area of the parking lot at a time...first the parking garage and then the back parking lot or vice versa. Over all, I would definitely return to Casa Del Mar because the location on the beach is wonderful and it's away from the craziness in Daytona Beach.

621 S Atlantic Ave Ormond Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Within a short walk of Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection is within a mile (2 km) of First United Methodist Church. This 108-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free self parking, and a spa tub. It's on the beach and also close to St. James Episcopal Church and Ormond Memorial Art Museum.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


Rooms

Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection's 108 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players. Coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Bluegreen Vacations Casa del Mar, Ascend Resort Collection, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

65% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 254 reviews