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El Caribe Resort & Conference Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Upon arrival, we saw some renovations in progress, i.e. paint was missing from walls. Additionally, bathroom sink was small, there was a hole in the bathroom door of our room, room doors had loud shut to them. Elevators were older, slow at times, and tended to drop land on first floor. HOWEVER, the interior was exactly as pictured and we definitely appreciated the roominess of the space. Private balcony w/ocean views was a plus! Kitchenette very convenient. Breakfast was great and the guy refilling the stations was very expedient at his job. Queen Beds and pillows were super comfy and smelled very clean. Staff were pleasant and helpful in every way, including cleaning up broken glass in the hallway at 12am without hesitation! It was cleaned yp before we got back to our room from alerting them im the lobby! Location to grocery store and post office across the street, being on the beach, and dining options all around made this an excellent hotel for us and great value for the money. Thanks!!!!

The room was horrible. It had a hole in the bathroom wall. The cabinets were peeling.

This is not what we expected. First of all what you see in the pictures is not what you get. In the pictures, the rooms look nice and updated and the outside appearance of the hotel looks renovated. But when you get there in person, the actual hotel's appearance is falling apart- the roof is deteriorating, there's mold on the outside walls, and holes along the walls facing the beach. Inside the room, it looks very outdated- extremely small bathroom, paper thin walls (you can hear the other guests taking a poop or when they are stirring their coffee), infested with roaches, you can tell the sheets haven't been changed because there were some mysterious recent stains/ something stuck to them and there were hairs that I'm assuming were from the previous guests still there, some of the furniture was worn out with holes/paint chipping. Also the room you pay for may not be what you receive, we paid for an OCEAN FRONT room and what we received was a pool view with a partial view of the ocean ~ note we had the option to select a pool side view but decided to pay extra for the ocean view which was not what was got. And the stairwell and elevator STANK of urine. I don't know if they cleaned them and people kept peeing there or what but the smell was unbearable. And the "high speed wifi" was absolutely terrible. The internet connection was extremely slow and at many times the connection was lost and we had no wifi.

Nice hotel, close the beach, close the food store. I like it.

Nice staff, spacious room, great view, no real complaints

Stained bed linen and didn't get the bed sized booked

It was an ok Hotel, very noisy vacationers, it's definitely not worth more than a 100 a night stay, Elevator was hot and shaky, I was surprised when I requested rate for an extra night's stay their response was 155.00 , Heck I got a better deal with the Hilton for that extra night. An experienced clerk would have done anything to keep a guest who was already there fro three nights, I guess it was too much work for that clerk. If they want to charge Hilton rates then they should upgrade a little.

O.K. Place is on the beach and is a great value. Liked it.

MONDAY NITE CHECKING IN I WAS BLOWN OFF BY A RUDE UNFRIENDLY YOUNG COLORED GIRL WHO COULDN'T EVEN SMILE AT ME , SHE BARELY EVEN SPOKE , ALL SHE WANTED WAS MY CREDIT CARD SAYING IT'S 4 ANYTHING DAMAGED OR STOLEN BLAMING ME B 4 IT EVEN HAPPENED !! TUESDAY NITE I WENT 2 BED 8:30 NEEDING A GOOD NITES SLEEP 2 CATCH MY PLANE AT 7:15 AM AND I HAD 2 B AT THE AIRPORT BY 5 AM . PEOPLE WHO CHECKED IN THE ROOM NEXT 2 ME AWOKE ME AT 11PM SLAMMING THEIR DOOR OVER AND OVER , SCREAMING AND HOLLARING , MAKING GENERAL NOISE WHENEVER THEY COULD 2 THE POINT I FINALLY PACKED UP EVERYTHING , SHOWERED , DRESSED AND LEFT THE HOTEL BY 1:45 AM 4 THE AIRPORT ! I'LL NOT B STAYING HERE ANY MORE !!

I told the front desk my phone and light was broke on the first day, they never fixed either. Other than that, it was perfect. It was similar quality to Best Western. Right on the ocean! Awesome view from your bed! Winn Dixie right across the street helped. It's a big green building, easy to spot from the beach. I would stay there again for the money....it was only around $50 a night I think. Free cold breakfast was ok once or twice a week. It's decent.

Great place with great staff! Very friendly and accommodating. Look forward to staying here every year!

This is an older hotel (like most of them), but we had no complaints! The continental breakfast was great and Pam was a gracious hostess every morning! The housekeeping staff did an awesome job. Loved having 3 pools and being right on the ocean! Can't wait to come back again next year with more family members!

Great location, good service , pleasant, liked the late check out:)

Perfect oceanfront location and was upgraded to ocean view room with balcony- all about it he pool and beach - bonus with grocery store across street

There is no denying this is an older property, but despite that we had a great stay. The room and common areas were very clean. The staff was great and the view of the Atlantic was spectacular. I will definitely be returning to this hotel.

my first and last stay here There is only so much you can do with paint . This was the section eight version of hotels

We had a great time! The front desk, maintenance, and housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful! Very affordable!

I WAS VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH THE MAID AS MY ROOM WAS NOT VACUUMED WHEN I RETURNED FROM MY DR'S THE NEXT AFTERNOON . I ATE AT MY ROOMS TABLE LEAVING A MESS OF CHICKEN CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR WHICH WAS STILL THERE WHEN I GOT BACK , ALSO THE EMPTY SHAMPOO BOTTLE WAS STILL IN THE TUB ALONG WITH THE EMPTY LOTION BOTTLE LEFT ON THE BATHROOM SINK WITH ITS TOP OFF 2 SHOW THE MAID I NEEDED NEW REFILS , I PRAY THIS SAME MAID IS NOT THERE WHEN I RETURN ON MY NEXT TRIP . MR. < MAJOR > IN MAINTENENCE REALLY WENT THE EXTRA MILE 4 ME ON EVERYTHING , HE'S THE FORCE BEHIND THIS LOVELY OLD HOTEL WHO GETS IT ALL DONE AND HAS WORKED THERE 4 13 YEARS !! U ROCK MR < MAJOR > AND THANX !!!!!!!!

Great price... Requested what I wanted and got it.

Too old to just cover with paint !!! Rust showing through paint along with Wallboard curling because of dampness...

2125 S Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach Shores FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 2 outdoor pools

El Caribe Resort & Conference Center places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier and Daytona Lagoon Waterpark. This 110-room hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. On the beach, it's also near Ocean Walk Village and Daytona Beach Golf Club.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All 110 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, safes, and phones.


Property features

Guests staying at El Caribe Resort & Conference Center enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include 5 meeting rooms, conference space, and a computer station.

Room options

Two Queen Beds (Oceanfront Guestroom)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Two Queen Beds (Oceanfront Efficiency)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchen, Partial Ocean View

Full 2 | Sleeps 8

Guest reviews for El Caribe Resort & Conference Center

Everyone (7) Couples (87) Business (17) Family (73) Other (21) Friends (11)
5

don't judge a book by it's cover

Everyone

Upon arrival, we saw some renovations in progress, i.e. paint was missing from walls. Additionally, bathroom sink was small, there was a hole in the bathroom door of our room, room doors had loud shut to them. Elevators were older, slow at times, and tended to drop land on first floor. HOWEVER, the interior was exactly as pictured and we definitely appreciated the roominess of the space. Private balcony w/ocean views was a plus! Kitchenette very convenient. Breakfast was great and the guy refilling the stations was very expedient at his job. Queen Beds and pillows were super comfy and smelled very clean. Staff were pleasant and helpful in every way, including cleaning up broken glass in the hallway at 12am without hesitation! It was cleaned yp before we got back to our room from alerting them im the lobby! Location to grocery store and post office across the street, being on the beach, and dining options all around made this an excellent hotel for us and great value for the money. Thanks!!!!

By , from FL on Oct 3, 2017

2

old hotel

Everyone

The room was horrible. It had a hole in the bathroom wall. The cabinets were peeling.

By , from lake worth on Aug 23, 2017

1

not recommended, save your money

Everyone

This is not what we expected. First of all what you see in the pictures is not what you get. In the pictures, the rooms look nice and updated and the outside appearance of the hotel looks renovated. But when you get there in person, the actual hotel's appearance is falling apart- the roof is deteriorating, there's mold on the outside walls, and holes along the walls facing the beach. Inside the room, it looks very outdated- extremely small bathroom, paper thin walls (you can hear the other guests taking a poop or when they are stirring their coffee), infested with roaches, you can tell the sheets haven't been changed because there were some mysterious recent stains/ something stuck to them and there were hairs that I'm assuming were from the previous guests still there, some of the furniture was worn out with holes/paint chipping. Also the room you pay for may not be what you receive, we paid for an OCEAN FRONT room and what we received was a pool view with a partial view of the ocean ~ note we had the option to select a pool side view but decided to pay extra for the ocean view which was not what was got. And the stairwell and elevator STANK of urine. I don't know if they cleaned them and people kept peeing there or what but the smell was unbearable. And the "high speed wifi" was absolutely terrible. The internet connection was extremely slow and at many times the connection was lost and we had no wifi.

By , from tampa fl on Jul 28, 2017

5

nice hotel, close the beach, close the food store.

Everyone

Nice hotel, close the beach, close the food store. I like it.

By , from Minnesota on Jul 11, 2017

4

nice hotel for the cost, a little outdated

Everyone

Nice staff, spacious room, great view, no real complaints

By , from cleveland, ohio on Aug 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

3

el caribe

Everyone

Stained bed linen and didn't get the bed sized booked

By on Aug 7, 2016

3

el caribe review

Everyone

It was an ok Hotel, very noisy vacationers, it's definitely not worth more than a 100 a night stay, Elevator was hot and shaky, I was surprised when I requested rate for an extra night's stay their response was 155.00 , Heck I got a better deal with the Hilton for that extra night. An experienced clerk would have done anything to keep a guest who was already there fro three nights, I guess it was too much work for that clerk. If they want to charge Hilton rates then they should upgrade a little.

By , from Plant city, Fl on Aug 1, 2016

3

good value

Singles

O.K. Place is on the beach and is a great value. Liked it.

By on Dec 9, 2015

1

complete nightmare

BusinessTravelers

MONDAY NITE CHECKING IN I WAS BLOWN OFF BY A RUDE UNFRIENDLY YOUNG COLORED GIRL WHO COULDN'T EVEN SMILE AT ME , SHE BARELY EVEN SPOKE , ALL SHE WANTED WAS MY CREDIT CARD SAYING IT'S 4 ANYTHING DAMAGED OR STOLEN BLAMING ME B 4 IT EVEN HAPPENED !! TUESDAY NITE I WENT 2 BED 8:30 NEEDING A GOOD NITES SLEEP 2 CATCH MY PLANE AT 7:15 AM AND I HAD 2 B AT THE AIRPORT BY 5 AM . PEOPLE WHO CHECKED IN THE ROOM NEXT 2 ME AWOKE ME AT 11PM SLAMMING THEIR DOOR OVER AND OVER , SCREAMING AND HOLLARING , MAKING GENERAL NOISE WHENEVER THEY COULD 2 THE POINT I FINALLY PACKED UP EVERYTHING , SHOWERED , DRESSED AND LEFT THE HOTEL BY 1:45 AM 4 THE AIRPORT ! I'LL NOT B STAYING HERE ANY MORE !!

By on Dec 4, 2015

3

not too bad....

Singles

I told the front desk my phone and light was broke on the first day, they never fixed either. Other than that, it was perfect. It was similar quality to Best Western. Right on the ocean! Awesome view from your bed! Winn Dixie right across the street helped. It's a big green building, easy to spot from the beach. I would stay there again for the money....it was only around $50 a night I think. Free cold breakfast was ok once or twice a week. It's decent.

By on Nov 29, 2015