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The only nice thing about this place is its right on the beach. After you make your way through a maze of junk and garbage, the ocean is wonderful. Rooms had roaches and were nasty. Room smelled dirty, ice machine was broken, rusty machine parts right outside our door, was afraid to even turn the covers down on the bed. Used a blanket on top of the covers until roaches started crawling on us. Left at 11:30 pm after checking in at 7:30pm. Drove 100 + miles home.

It was so uncleanliness room. I saw the big roach running around. Terrible smell like smoking smell.

Staff very friendly and helpful.room was a bit to small and could use some updating loved the location and a great price

The cleaning people were friendly. Front desk, is hidden and nasty. Smelled. Front office closes at nine so the noise at night is loud. Don’t take your kids there. No food, no elevator, 3rd floor is nasty looking and also smells.

Everything was lovely and remodeled. The beach was beautiful the chairs were divine the view was spec-tabulous

The location is excellent but all is very old, they started some repairs ...but they are poorly done.

We would definitely stay at the Driftwood again. Only problem was not enough parking but that was minor.

its ok, desk clerk was helpful. its older place, but well cleaned

great weekend staff was super nice will be back great location

My spouse and I were there for about three hours. After one look at the inside of our room, unlockable windows, dirty-iced over refrigerator, and dirty sheet. It was time for me to seek another hotel. If you don't mind those accomodations, go for it!

We got to the place and it looked to be pretty run down we talked tot he ower and he just required the place but while we was there they was cleaning and repairing the place it will take them a while to fix all the damage but they are working on it quicky so give them a year and you want know the place over all stay was good.

I was glad I read reviews the day before our trip. I called and found out the office wouldn't be open when we arrived. Our key was left in the mail box for us since we arrived after midnight, otherwise, we would not have gotten into our room til the next day. [...] The hotel was ok for what we were after. We enjoy staying right on the beach. It did have a full size fridge ( a bit rusty, but worked fine) stove, microwave and a few dishes. No hairdryer. Pool was nice. We don't spend much time in the room, so opted to not get as nice a room and spend more on activities on vacation.

We came to Florida for a wedding and liked the Driftwood enough to stay extra days!

This is connected to a neighboring property, the Makai - thank goodness, because my room at the Driftwood was terrible (fridge in middle of room, unplugged and stinking, roaches and other bugs all around the place). The desk attendant moved me to an OK room at the Makai for the same price, though the rate there would have been more if I had reserved there.

it was nice, worth the price, and on the beach

We had a great time the hospitality of the staff was wonderful the price of the hotel was unbeatable and the room was very clean.The view from our room was simply wonderful.I would advise you to stay there.We can't wait to go there.

The room was clean, but that is about all it had going for it. The yard and building were terribly unkept--dirt and cigarette butts everywhere, etc. The A/C worked well, but kicked on and off very loudly. Rusty fridge, old bathroom fixtures, stains on the tile. Just run down and not worth the money.

We have stayed at the Driftwood many times. It is a beautiful location with the beach and ocean just steps away. It is an older building so you must take the good with the bad, but we always want to come back here. Its like our vacation home! The pool was closed this time and it seems as if there is one issue or another with the pool each time we have stayed. However, they offer the use of the pool next door which is just steps away and actually with that beautiful ocean within steps, the pool isnt that important to us.

[...] the rooms were so extremely dirty that I could not take it another night and left a day early.Blood stains and hair through out the bed, shower filled with hair

S. Atlantic Ave Ormond Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Beach at Daytona Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Driftwood Beach Motel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Beach at Daytona Beach and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. This 34-room motel has an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests of Driftwood Beach Motel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area. Other amenities at this beach motel include a TV in a common area, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Oceanfront

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Oceanfront

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Double with Kitchenette

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Double with Kitchenette and Balcony

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Driftwood Beach Motel

Everyone (4) Couples (15) Business (1) Family (11) Other (2) Friends (1)
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Partner Couples

The only nice thing about this place is its right on the beach. After you make your way through a maze of junk and garbage, the ocean is wonderful. Rooms had roaches and were nasty. Room smelled dirty, ice machine was broken, rusty machine parts right outside our door, was afraid to even turn the covers down on the bed. Used a blanket on top of the covers until roaches started crawling on us. Left at 11:30 pm after checking in at 7:30pm. Drove 100 + miles home.

By on Aug 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m terribly sorry that you had an unpleasant experience with us. We take pride in meeting the needs of a wide variety of guests, and I regret that we couldn’t satisfy you. We have a vigorous pest control program and can assure you that there are no insects in our rooms. Still, I’m sorry for whatever lapses caused your experience to be less than pleasant. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

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Families

It was so uncleanliness room. I saw the big roach running around. Terrible smell like smoking smell.

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay. We are very much concerned about the inconveniences due to the issues mentioned in your review. We shall surely check and take action for improvement. This is a matter of concern and not a regular feature of our hospitality. Customer satisfaction is paramount to us. Request your understanding and continued patronage. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

4
Families Families

Staff very friendly and helpful.room was a bit to small and could use some updating loved the location and a great price

By on Jun 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2019

Dear Guest, It is really nice to note that you liked the stay and services at our hotel during your recent visit. Nice that you liked the hospitality and appreciate the staff. Glad to see your positive overall observations which shall definitely motivate us to serve our guests still better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!!! Sincerely, Hotel Manager.

1
Everyone

By on Mar 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for staying at our hotel during your last visit to our area. We welcome your review and comments. We apologize for the customer service. It is disappointing to see that your stay was not satisfactory at our hotel. It would have been better if you could have specifically mentioned the key areas that bothered you so that we would have focussed to improve that. Anyway, your feedback is important to us and you can contact us at any time to inform your concerns. Guest feedback is important to us for improvement. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

2

not worth it.

Everyone

The cleaning people were friendly. Front desk, is hidden and nasty. Smelled. Front office closes at nine so the noise at night is loud. Don’t take your kids there. No food, no elevator, 3rd floor is nasty looking and also smells.

By on Feb 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2018

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m sorry that several issues combined to make your stay less than desirable. We take real pride in offering the best possible guest experience, and I understand that we let you down. You can be sure we’ll do better for you next time. Nothing means more to us than providing a pleasant guest experience. Sincerely, Hotel Manager.

4

nice hotel close to the beach

Everyone

Everything was lovely and remodeled. The beach was beautiful the chairs were divine the view was spec-tabulous

By on Nov 24, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 29, 2016

Thank you so much for the nice review. This are has outdoor lighting restrictions because six months out of the year is turtle mating season. We will look into improving the interior lighting. We appreciate knowing where we fall short. It enables us to improve. Thanks again!

2

wonderful location ... dying for repair

Everyone

The location is excellent but all is very old, they started some repairs ...but they are poorly done.

By on Mar 1, 2016

3

nice weekend

Couples

We would definitely stay at the Driftwood again. Only problem was not enough parking but that was minor.

By on Jun 25, 2013

3

getaway

Couples

its ok, desk clerk was helpful. its older place, but well cleaned

By on Aug 20, 2012

4

great getaway

GetawayWithFriends

great weekend staff was super nice will be back great location

By on Jul 23, 2012

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