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El Caribe Resort & Conference Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's pretty run down inside the room. Looks very used and worn. The bed was great the tv was great. The view was great. The bathroom feels gross and old dated. Walls and food seem worn carpet seems worn. Just has a dirty feel. Staff was ok though no issues. Please up keep and fix things make it clean modern style.

My only complaint was that the rooms were really noisy. It was only a problem when there were people staying next door. Other than that, the room was clean (did see 1 cockroach) and comfortable. It is a huge hotel so I am certain it is difficult to keep them super clean. We spent most of our time on the beach and at the pools, so I was happy with our stay. The front desk staff was very friendly.

The carpet was very dirty might me allergy. The view was soo beautiful. The breakfast need to be more variety

Hotel was nothing like the website views. Definitely should not be rated a 3.5 more like a 1. Drugs being openly used on the premises. Beach access didn't have a code so a lot of street people on hotel premises using the beach access. We did not stay, and lost our room charge for the hotel. Was not worth the risk. Do not stay here.

Too much noises , the bathroom was not clean and so outdated, bathroom needs lots of work .

Nice enough place w kitchenettes right on the beach

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

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.

Guest reviews for El Caribe Resort & Conference Center

Everyone (12) Business (17) Couples (87) Family (74) Other (21) Friends (11)
3
Everyone

It's pretty run down inside the room. Looks very used and worn. The bed was great the tv was great. The view was great. The bathroom feels gross and old dated. Walls and food seem worn carpet seems worn. Just has a dirty feel. Staff was ok though no issues. Please up keep and fix things make it clean modern style.

By on Apr 16, 2018

3
Families

My only complaint was that the rooms were really noisy. It was only a problem when there were people staying next door. Other than that, the room was clean (did see 1 cockroach) and comfortable. It is a huge hotel so I am certain it is difficult to keep them super clean. We spent most of our time on the beach and at the pools, so I was happy with our stay. The front desk staff was very friendly.

By on Apr 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 11, 2018

Dear Amy, We very much appreciated the chance to welcome you to our property and thank you for sharing your thorough review. It delights us greatly reading how you found our team friendly and our pool relaxing. We expect you enjoyed your time there and on the local beach! Please accept our apologies for the cleanliness issue you encountered in your room. We do prioritize this matter and hope to welcome you back for an even better, and quieter, stay down the road.

4
Everyone

The carpet was very dirty might me allergy. The view was soo beautiful. The breakfast need to be more variety

By , from orlando on Mar 26, 2018

1

terrible/unsafe

Everyone

Hotel was nothing like the website views. Definitely should not be rated a 3.5 more like a 1. Drugs being openly used on the premises. Beach access didn't have a code so a lot of street people on hotel premises using the beach access. We did not stay, and lost our room charge for the hotel. Was not worth the risk. Do not stay here.

By , from florida on Mar 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2018

Dear Pam, Our team regrets that you did not feel comfortable staying with us. Guest safety and security are our top priorities, and we have a zero-tolerance policy toward illicit drug use. We are disappointed that we did not have the chance to address any of your concerns while you were on the property, as well as having the opportunity to show you what a terrific guest experience we can provide. We were excited for the chance to serve you and hope to do so in the future.

3
Everyone

Too much noises , the bathroom was not clean and so outdated, bathroom needs lots of work .

By on Feb 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2018

Guest feedback such as yours provides us with an immeasurable amount of insight that we use to improve upon guest satisfaction and that is what we intend to do with your review. We regret to hear our bathroom decor wasn't to your preference and will speak with housekeeping about the level of cleanliness you observed. We hope any noise you experienced didn't keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Be our guest again so we can prove a better stay can be provided.

3
Everyone

Nice enough place w kitchenettes right on the beach

By on Nov 1, 2017

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