Daytona Beach, Florida, has been a renowned spring break destination for decades. The city heavily promotes spring break, and local clubs and restaurants host parties and special events throughout the spring break season. Daytona Beach is easily walkable, but hotels on the beach or close to the boardwalk are mostly filled with young spring breakers. You can find hotels in every price range right in the heart of the action.
The Daytona Inn Beach Resort is on the beach less than one-half mile from the boardwalk. The hotel offers numerous discounts and special events for spring breakers, from a free pizza challenge to pool parties with progressive drink specials. Hotel amenities include free wireless Internet access, kitchenettes and cable TV. The Super 8 Daytona Oceanfront offers oceanfront rooms just blocks from the boardwalk. Hotel amenities include free continental breakfast and a swimming pool. All rooms have small refrigerators and some offer balconies. Both hotels are pet friendly.
The Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village is connected to the Ocean Walk Village entertainment plaza in the heart of the spring break festivities. The Daytona Bandshell is directly behind the hotel. Hotel amenities include seven restaurants, a spa, swimming pool and fitness center. Guest rooms feature wireless Internet and premium bedding. The Wyndham Ocean Walk Hotel is on the beach next door to Ocean Walk Village. Hotel amenities include wireless Internet access and a game room. All units have kitchens and laundry facilities.
The oceanfront Plaza Resort and Spa is a historic hotel with modern elegance. The current building dates to 1911, although a hotel has stood on the same spot since 1888. Hotel amenities include private beach access, an oceanfront pool, and three restaurants and lounges. Guest rooms feature 42-inch plasma TVs, private balconies, high-speed Internet access and refrigerators.
Although spring break is a time to relax, Daytona is not the free-for-all that is sometimes portrayed in the media. Most hotels charge an up-front damage deposit for all spring break reservations (typically $100 in 2010). You must be at least 18 to book a room in Daytona Beach, and some hotels require you to be 21. The drinking age is 21 and is heavily enforced by local police. Check with your hotel shortly before your trip for last-minute spring break information.