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Makai Beach Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We chose this property because it was be best deal for an oceanfront room, hot tub, and pool. I wish I'd gotten the name of the employee at the front desk who checked us in, because he was very friendly and accommodating. We had a few interactions with him over our stay, and he was very helpful. The room was spacious, had a balcony, and full kitchen. The AC was nice and cold, the bed was comfortable, and there were lots and lots of comfy pillows. Now on to the negatives. This place could have been a 10/10 for me, but there were a couple of things that knocked it down a few points. While the bed linens seemed clean, the rest of the room was somewhat dirty. The floors had clearly not been swept, as there was dirt/dust all around. There were candies, pieces of trash (large enough that I saw them from across the room,) and toys from the previous renters in random places. There were crumbs on the counter around the toaster, and a dead roach on the wall in the bathroom. The overall building was old and musty (which isn't really a big deal to me, but may be to others.) I did check the bed for bedbugs (I always do when I get to a hotel room,) and the mattresses were clean and bug free. I might stay there again, but if the room was thoroughly cleaned, It would be a definite go-to in Daytona.

Very dirty and unsanitary!! Nice view of the beach pretty much that's it!!

Filthy. Rusted covering the fridge. People hanging outside the room smoking weed.

This was the most filthy,disgusting hotel I have ever seen! The door looked like it had been pried open with a crow bar and it would not close properly which made it very unsafe.

If your used to staying in a motel..I guess this would be okay for you. I dont even think it was worth the money we spent for the one night. I got there and immediately wanted to go home. There were pieces of random hair strains everywhere. They had this green weird feeling foamy blanket on the bed which felt gross..We were only given one towel. I didn’t bother to ask for anymore. It just wasn’t very nice.

when I got there the lady saw I used a cane she asked me if I wanted a 1st floor room we looked at the room and did not like it she said we could up grade to a ocean front room for 20.00 a night I did and it was very nice they have an elevator so being on the 3rd floor was no problemthe room was very nice

. this travel was very important for me because is my first time visiting Deltona and for my family members. im telling you guys this so you understand the reason about my complainy. i regret extremely coming to this hotel this was the worse experience in my life . whatever you see in pictures is totally not the same as the pictures they have on the websites (fake photo shoot ) i rent 2 rooms.rooms are super in bad condition not for been rented.this rooms needs to be demolished thats how bad they are old beds , Rouches , mold bath tub , dirty stove & oven , dirty fridge , the tiles from the bathroom are disgusting it looks like they never had scrub them.i did my check in super late around 12:20 am on the 11/11/2017 my family and i was too tyerd that i decide not to do leave the hotel or gave a complain but i sure i would leave at that time if i would by my self.next day we wake up i did not want it to go to eat brake fast eather reason why it there was Rouches at my room probable everything was gonna be full of them. and for let everything in peace i did not complain ether i leave it like that and we left and came back later around 3pm.i said may be they clean a little bit more the room lets see and asoon i open the door OMG.they did not brume my room they did not put a new toilet paper and whatever i thought they was gonna clean like the stove.they did not clean it at all.i decide to go to the lobby to speak with manager and the same way rooms are dirty same thing the

. this travel was very important for me because is my first time visiting Deltona and for my family members. im telling you guys this so you understand the reason about my complainy. i regret extremely coming to this hotel this was the worse experience in my life . whatever you see in pictures is totally not the same as the pictures they have on the websites (fake photo shoot ) i rent 2 rooms.rooms are super in bad condition not for been rented.this rooms needs to be demolished thats how bad they are old beds , Rouches , mold bath tub , dirty stove & oven , dirty fridge , the tiles from the bathroom are disgusting it looks like they never had scrub them.i did my check in super late around 12:20 am on the 11/11/2017 my family and i was too tyerd that i decide not to do leave the hotel or gave a complain but i sure i would leave at that time if i would by my self.next day we wake up i did not want it to go to eat brake fast eather reason why it there was Rouches at my room probable everything was gonna be full of them. and for let everything in peace i did not complain ether i leave it like that and we left and came back later around 3pm.i said may be they clean a little bit more the room lets see and asoon i open the door OMG.they did not brume my room they did not put a new toilet paper and whatever i thought they was gonna clean like the stove.they did not clean it at all.i decide to go to the lobby to speak with manager and the same way rooms are dirty same thing the

Had house cleaning to steal a pair of shoes while we we out , after we talk to hotel staff it was apparent they could care less and wasn't going to do anything , the hotel had a lot of homeless locals staying there , loud partying all the time , not a place for a family the sales as stated buffet breakfast but they only had a coffee juice and toast not a bufffet breakfast not even close

Walked into room 311 with balcony. Was shocked by the condition. The chair had a bunch of holes in it. A strong URINE smell came from the chair. Everything in the room was old & beyond replacement. Talked to the manager and was told room 311 & 411 both needed a major overhaul. He was not surprised by my complaints. I was given another room which was OK. But again, everything was dated. I paid top dollar & expected a whole lot better. The only plus was the balcony & view. The room was clean. Would NOT come back.

Great views & nice pool. Could be cleaner & in better repair.

Nothing fancy but nice staff, clean room. Loved being right on the beach!

Place is old. Room had a musty smell. Pictures online were deceiving.

This hotel is great,clean, and a great view of the ocean

First, when Orbitz says has a view, don't assume it is ocean view. The staff said we had booked a non-ocean view room but was willing to upgrade at a fee till the manager ok'd it without an additional charge. The bed headboard lights were non-functional from a frayed wire and the air conditioner unit stopped working in the morning with an E1 display. The beds and towels were great. If it were not for the pleasantness of the staff, the hotel would have scored a 1 star. I hope they work on upgrading the hotel.

They have let the place go, it's a decent place to stay and room was clean but the place like many others in the Daytona area are getting run down.

I would not recommend this hotel for families vacation at all.

The room was clean. Nice view of ocean. Building in horrible condition. Visibly decaying, with holes in exterior. Elevator just plain scary. Towels were old and stained. Room was not sealed at all. Wind howled through doors all night. Parking cramped. Continental breakfast not good.

veiw is great , parking and room not so good, needs to be upgraded

We chose the king beach view room. These rooms are located at the south end of the property and are only 2 story buildings. We chose second floor which had an amazing view!!! We have stayed here twice in the past, we stayed in the bigger building with a city view, this room just ok. The second time was in the 2 story ocean view room which was great. Wifi was kind of spotty. 10am checkout kinda sucks. They gave until 11am which was good, they will let you checkout even later but there are additional charges. The pool and beach area were amazing!!! We will be returning soon!!!

707 South Atlantic Ave Ormond Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Makai Beach Lodge is within a mile (2 km) of First United Methodist Church. This 110-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near Birthplace of Speed Park and St. James Episcopal Church.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 110 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Laptop-compatible safes, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Makai Beach Lodge, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Guest reviews for Makai Beach Lodge

Everyone (18) Couples (16) Business (2) Family (17) Friends (8) Other (3)
4
Everyone

We chose this property because it was be best deal for an oceanfront room, hot tub, and pool. I wish I'd gotten the name of the employee at the front desk who checked us in, because he was very friendly and accommodating. We had a few interactions with him over our stay, and he was very helpful. The room was spacious, had a balcony, and full kitchen. The AC was nice and cold, the bed was comfortable, and there were lots and lots of comfy pillows. Now on to the negatives. This place could have been a 10/10 for me, but there were a couple of things that knocked it down a few points. While the bed linens seemed clean, the rest of the room was somewhat dirty. The floors had clearly not been swept, as there was dirt/dust all around. There were candies, pieces of trash (large enough that I saw them from across the room,) and toys from the previous renters in random places. There were crumbs on the counter around the toaster, and a dead roach on the wall in the bathroom. The overall building was old and musty (which isn't really a big deal to me, but may be to others.) I did check the bed for bedbugs (I always do when I get to a hotel room,) and the mattresses were clean and bug free. I might stay there again, but if the room was thoroughly cleaned, It would be a definite go-to in Daytona.

By , from Orlando, FL on Apr 18, 2018

2
Everyone

Very dirty and unsanitary!! Nice view of the beach pretty much that's it!!

By on Apr 16, 2018

1
Everyone

Filthy. Rusted covering the fridge. People hanging outside the room smoking weed.

By on Apr 16, 2018

1
Everyone

This was the most filthy,disgusting hotel I have ever seen! The door looked like it had been pried open with a crow bar and it would not close properly which made it very unsafe.

By on Apr 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 14, 2018

Thank you for your comments. I will personally look into the issues you have raised.

1

gross

Everyone

If your used to staying in a motel..I guess this would be okay for you. I dont even think it was worth the money we spent for the one night. I got there and immediately wanted to go home. There were pieces of random hair strains everywhere. They had this green weird feeling foamy blanket on the bed which felt gross..We were only given one towel. I didn’t bother to ask for anymore. It just wasn’t very nice.

By , from orlando on Feb 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 16, 2018

We're sorry your stay was not up to par. We will address the issues you mentioned in your post with the hotel. Thank you for your feedback.

5
Everyone

when I got there the lady saw I used a cane she asked me if I wanted a 1st floor room we looked at the room and did not like it she said we could up grade to a ocean front room for 20.00 a night I did and it was very nice they have an elevator so being on the 3rd floor was no problemthe room was very nice

By , from poconos pa on Jan 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent stay with our property. We are glad that our staff was able to accommodate you and look ahead for what our guest might need. We are glad to hear that you were happy with your room and hope you choose to stay with us again when in the area.

1

horrible

Everyone

. this travel was very important for me because is my first time visiting Deltona and for my family members. im telling you guys this so you understand the reason about my complainy. i regret extremely coming to this hotel this was the worse experience in my life . whatever you see in pictures is totally not the same as the pictures they have on the websites (fake photo shoot ) i rent 2 rooms.rooms are super in bad condition not for been rented.this rooms needs to be demolished thats how bad they are old beds , Rouches , mold bath tub , dirty stove & oven , dirty fridge , the tiles from the bathroom are disgusting it looks like they never had scrub them.i did my check in super late around 12:20 am on the 11/11/2017 my family and i was too tyerd that i decide not to do leave the hotel or gave a complain but i sure i would leave at that time if i would by my self.next day we wake up i did not want it to go to eat brake fast eather reason why it there was Rouches at my room probable everything was gonna be full of them. and for let everything in peace i did not complain ether i leave it like that and we left and came back later around 3pm.i said may be they clean a little bit more the room lets see and asoon i open the door OMG.they did not brume my room they did not put a new toilet paper and whatever i thought they was gonna clean like the stove.they did not clean it at all.i decide to go to the lobby to speak with manager and the same way rooms are dirty same thing the

By , from parrish fl on Nov 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2017

We are sorry your stay was not what you expected. From what we have read it is also not what we would want our guest to experience either. We are sorry for the condition of the rooms. Regardless of where you stay in the future: if you are not happy with a room you can always check out the next day by checkout time and receive a refund for the remainder of the stay that was unused. If you wait until the middle of the day (after housekeeping has already left) to log a complaint not much can be done regardless of the property of choice.

1

horrible

Everyone

. this travel was very important for me because is my first time visiting Deltona and for my family members. im telling you guys this so you understand the reason about my complainy. i regret extremely coming to this hotel this was the worse experience in my life . whatever you see in pictures is totally not the same as the pictures they have on the websites (fake photo shoot ) i rent 2 rooms.rooms are super in bad condition not for been rented.this rooms needs to be demolished thats how bad they are old beds , Rouches , mold bath tub , dirty stove & oven , dirty fridge , the tiles from the bathroom are disgusting it looks like they never had scrub them.i did my check in super late around 12:20 am on the 11/11/2017 my family and i was too tyerd that i decide not to do leave the hotel or gave a complain but i sure i would leave at that time if i would by my self.next day we wake up i did not want it to go to eat brake fast eather reason why it there was Rouches at my room probable everything was gonna be full of them. and for let everything in peace i did not complain ether i leave it like that and we left and came back later around 3pm.i said may be they clean a little bit more the room lets see and asoon i open the door OMG.they did not brume my room they did not put a new toilet paper and whatever i thought they was gonna clean like the stove.they did not clean it at all.i decide to go to the lobby to speak with manager and the same way rooms are dirty same thing the

By , from parrish fl on Nov 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2017

thank you for your recent stay. We hope you choose to stay with us again for a better experience.

1

thives

Everyone

Had house cleaning to steal a pair of shoes while we we out , after we talk to hotel staff it was apparent they could care less and wasn't going to do anything , the hotel had a lot of homeless locals staying there , loud partying all the time , not a place for a family the sales as stated buffet breakfast but they only had a coffee juice and toast not a bufffet breakfast not even close

By , from memphis tn on Sep 25, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay with our property. We are sorry the other hotel guest were not appealing to your liking. Since hurricane Irma lots of different groups of guest are misplaced and needing a safe place to stay which we are happy to offer. If any guest was bothering you did you report them to the front desk during your stay?? The continental breakfast offers are wide variety of foods from 7am to 10am daily. We have everything from you basic continental breakfast to also having fresh waffles and biscuits and gravy on the menu. Was it possible you came after breakfast hours were over? We would appreciate a phone call to discuss your issues that you encountered with your stay and management is available from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday when you are ready.

2

very disappointing

Everyone

Walked into room 311 with balcony. Was shocked by the condition. The chair had a bunch of holes in it. A strong URINE smell came from the chair. Everything in the room was old & beyond replacement. Talked to the manager and was told room 311 & 411 both needed a major overhaul. He was not surprised by my complaints. I was given another room which was OK. But again, everything was dated. I paid top dollar & expected a whole lot better. The only plus was the balcony & view. The room was clean. Would NOT come back.

By , from Upstate S.C. on Aug 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay with our property. We appreciate the positive and the not so positive feedback from your stay. Please check us out again when in the area to see the changes we have made.