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Makai Beach Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!!!

Jacuzzi wasn't working. The couch in our room was bulky and the cushions kept sliding off. Bulky furniture, no place to put our luggage. Paint was peeling on the outside of the building and flapping in the wind. The continental breakfast was very poor. The staff was very helpful and welcoming.

Hotel location was perfect right off the beach beautiful Oceanview but the Hotel could use some major renovations and updates staff also could use some training in customer service also room service did not come to the room to change the towels or the sheets and we had to personally walk down to the front desk and give them are dirty towels in order to get clean ones

Very close to everything. Pet friendly. Nice staff

Great location, friendly staff but there were some cleanliness issues that should be addressed on a daily basis. For example, terrible eye sore of huge paint peeling spots in and all over the building, dusty, rust stains on every air unit, moldy spots behind the toilet and in the tile, chipped paint and sheet rock spots everywhere, and the worst thing was the pool. It was green and extremely foggy. You could actually see little unknown particles all in the water. Was pretty disturbing.

The Hotel was great.The breakfast was great.The location was perfect!! I will definitely be going back to the same hotel! !!

Booked an Oceanview & King Bed. Was told No Kings, & room on end-side of bldg., my view was outside & around bldg.Was told basically Take it or leave it...Room was filthy bug/roach feces every where, floor slimy, old, & reeked of a strong chemical smell (bug spray?) Sad, 'cause it was our 29th wedding anniversary ....

Last minute great location pretty clean room was cleaned daily breakfast was not much but cereal muffin bread and waffles

Staff was great. Only problem is facilities maintenance. I differently come back and recommend to family and friends.

We've stayed at the Makai on 3 different occasions. Each time the staff has been friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable, the view is spectacular, and the location is perfect. We get more than what we pay for at this hotel.

Room options

Two Double Beds, Ocean Front (Oceanfront Double Beds)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Two Double Beds, Ocean Front with Kitchenette

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Makai Beach Lodge

Everyone (9) Couples (16) Business (2) Family (17) Friends (8) Other (3)
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.

3

makai

Everyone

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

By , from D on Apr 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay with our property. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope you choose to stay with us again when in the area.

4

beach stay

Everyone

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

By , from Florida on Mar 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay with our property. We appreciate your postive feedback and hope you choose to stay with us again in the future. We are glad your enjoyed your stay while you were here.

2
Everyone

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

By on Feb 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay at our property. We appreciate your feedback and will address these comments with the hotel staff.

5
Everyone

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

By on Jan 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2017

Thank you for your recent stay at our property. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

3

aged hotel, poor facilities, great staff

Everyone

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.

By , from Homosassa, FL on Nov 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2016

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us.

4

nice older hotel but needs some updating.

Everyone

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.

By on Oct 19, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 29, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Makai!

1

horrible

Everyone

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

By on Jun 27, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2016

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us.

1

great view. hotel in desperate need of repairs.

Everyone

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.

By on Apr 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2016

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay. We appreciate the feedback.

1

veiw is great , parking and room not so good

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on Dec 29, 2015