Daytona Beach Four-Star Hotels

by Nannie Kate

Daytona puts on a full roster of events year round that brings a large number of tourists to the area. These visitors must find places to stay while in town, and Daytona has plenty of choices when it comes to hotel rooms. Those who want the best accommodations available look to the four-star hotels that serve this area.

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Hilton Ocean Walk Village

Centrally located within walking distance of the Daytona Boardwalk and Pier, the Hilton Ocean Walk Village provides a multi-lingual staff to accommodate international visitors. Luxury rooms and suites rise above this nondriving portion of the beach. The full-service spa in the resort offers relaxing massages and beauty treatments. The fitness room, pool and volleyball court give you healthy workout options. There are eight dining rooms and lounges in Ocean Walk Village. Doc Bales Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a hearty meal, try the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, and to check out the action with your favorite sports team, visit the Legend Sports Bar. Light meals are also available here.

The Plaza Resort and Spa

Over 100 years old, the historic Plaza Resort and Spa offers extra-large contemporary guestrooms and suites, including two honeymoon suites. For the ultimate in relaxation, visit the European-style Ocean Waters Spa that incorporates the massage and body treatments with serenity in mind, and provides a full-service beauty salon. Have breakfast, lunch and dinner in Magnolia's Restaurant, or try lighter fare in the Veranda Lounge where you find occasional live entertainment. The Oyster Pub sports bar is nearby, offering a casual menu of seafood, hamburgers, steaks and wings. For upscale entertainment and socializing, visit the 509 Lounge, also nearby.

The Shores Resort and Spa

The 212 guestrooms of the Shores Resort and Spa sit directly on the Atlantic Ocean. A fire pit in the sand provides an intimate outdoor conversation area, and gracefully draped cabanas ring the hotel's heated, saltwater swimming pool. The Azure Restaurant serves entrees such as Atlantic seafood etouffee, and shrimp and grits. Dine inside or on the terrace. The Shores' Kid's Night Out gives parents some time to themselves, while the children are treated to supper, a movie and supervised activities. Consider dining at the Top of Daytona Restaurant and Lounge that occupies the 29th floor of the Peck Plaza, just steps away.

Hammock Beach Resort Hotel

Two signature golf courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus and the other by Tom Watson, provide for ample time on the greens for the avid golfer at the Hammock Beach Resort Hotel. Kids love the water park with water slides and a lazy river, as well as the Kids Crew program that offers scheduled activities. The palatial, columned indoor pool sits next to two serenity spas. Enjoy the tennis courts or putting course with the family. Dine in the resort's elegant Delfinos Restaurant if you like Italian gourmet cooking, or relax in the Loggerheads Lounge listening to the soft sounds of the piano in the background. Take in the races at Daytona International Speedway when racing events are scheduled. Multiple golf packages are available.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.