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La Playa Resort & Suites in Daytona Beach, FL

La Playa Resort & Suites in Daytona Beach, FL

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Rating: 1.77

Address: 2500 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

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Comments (22):

1. Kris S.
What a dump. Older hotel. Clean and the cleaning staff was friendly. I stayed there for bike week with a bunch of friends so it was ok for that. I would NOT take my family there for vacation.

26/03/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. Elizabeth H.
This place is disgusting! We checked in for a family reunion and after an hour, we demanded our money back and went to the resort next door. We payed $130 for an apparent oceanfront room and when we checked in, we got the non ocean anything, we got the room farthest from the ocean view, by the dumpster, when we got in there it smelled like mold, the ceiling in the bathroom was falling out and mold and water had stained the ceiling. It was quite gross. The front desk people didn't care when we asked for our money back, in fact, there were more than willing to give us back our money. We were charged 10 dollars a day per vehicle to park and we weren't even able to have a parking spot in the lot for the hotel. We ended up parking in a lot next door that didn't even belong to La Playa.

30/05/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Jay B.
Overall decent for $55/night, but could be better. Everything was very clean, including the pool, but the facilities are dated, and none of the spas or wading pool were operational.

Decent tiki bar with cheap drinks, and a friendly barkeep.

Would stay again, but only for the price we paid.

29/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Sharon P.
Yes, it is an older hotel and has outdoor access to the rooms.  But if you look up and down the A1A, all of the hotels have outdoor access to the rooms, it is unavoidable unless you choose a newer hotel built in the 80's or later.  Rooms need TLC, security DOES patrol the hotel.  Carpet was kinda gross at the entryway of the room, but the room itself is clean, no bugs.  Room was not serviced by housekeeping on Saturday or Sunday..... not sure why.  Great beach access.  Not a horrible place to stay.

24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. Justin I.
Under construction was never told this before.  The trip was miserable  I will never return.  The balcony doors where screwed closed so you could not open them.  You had to park at the hotel next door that is out of business.  overpriced crappy drinks at the outdoor tiki bar.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Jb B.
I underestimated how bad this hotel could be. Stayed here during the 500 and wish I had thrown in the extra hundred bucks to stay somewhere else.

27/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Cheryl F.
This hotel totally needs to renovated!  The carpet was gross, the stairwell smelled like urine, and the person who checked us in barely lifted his head to even see who we were!  I will NEVER stay in this place again unless it gets a huge makeover!  The only nice thing was the deck outside overlooking the ocean and the tiki bar.  I'm looking for a website or someway to contact and write the owners an email letting them know of my disappointment but can't seem to find anything.  Bummer!

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Cristina C.
Obnoxiously loud and filled with rude guests and an equally rude, unsmiling staff, this hotel leaves a lot to be desired.

This concrete monstrosity on A1A was built in the 1970s, and it's obvious. All rooms enter from an ugly, exterior concrete corridor, a little unnerving considering hotel break-ins always happen at hotels with exterior walkways. Parking is a confusing nightmare in a stifling hot garage.

Despite the hotel not being that filled, the pool area was always packed. A lot of locals obviously sneak in here. From the looks of it, many of them were using the hotel for bathing purposes. Gems such as "Who Let The Dogs Out?" blast on large speakers, inhibiting relaxation and giving the hotel a Spring Break-feel, which is confusing when you see old women in tube tops trying to break it down after weak pina coladas.

I stayed during Labor Day weekend, and the pool was closed for much of it due to clouds in the sky and some thunder. Even when the other hotels opened their pools, La Playa kept theirs closed. It's like they were going out of their way to be irritating.

The tiki bar has a terrible, train-wrecking DJ that blasts Top 40 until midnight. I'm sure those with oceanfront rooms can hear it very well. The tiki bar churns out very weak drinks for about $7 a pop. This made it very hard to get drunk enough to stop caring that I'd booked a room in Hell.

This "resort" is pretty awful in a cesspool of awful hotels. Avoid it.

05/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
9. Rod H.
The LaPlaya isn't as bad as some of the reviews it is just old and needs some restoration. The Penthouse lounge is the best part of the hotel, but it is only open for the Bonkers Comedy club on Friday and Sat. I wish that was the primary bar, because the tiki bar poolside played loud music a late for my taste. For me it served a purpose I came to the beach a day earlier then I planned and they had openings for the 1 night others placed didn't have. They have a nice pool deck, nice beach and a good location. All in all, some new carpet in the rooms, a little updating, and taking advantage of the penthouse lounge could make a world of difference.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
10. John M.
This might be a tad long, but if you really want an accurate look at this place, I'd suggest reading it all the way through. I booked two nights at this "resort" for my wife and me to have a quick getaway. I booked the room pretty late Thursday evening, looking to stay here Friday and Saturday night. On such short notice, they still had decent availability. I booked and paid for an Ocean View Room but in the requests section I mentioned that I'm an amputee and use a prosthetic in the day but a wheelchair at night. I asked if they could upgrade me to a handicapped accessible room if possible so that at night I could easily fit in and out of the bathroom with my chair. Upon arriving, the front desk lady informed me that there weren't any handicapped rooms available, but they had given me a complimentary upgrade to an Ocean View Efficiency, a $10 a night more expensive room. She also informed me that there was a $5 a night charge for parking and a $2 a night charge for use of the in-room safe. If you don't use the safe, however, you can request a refund for that portion of the bill at checkout. I thought it was crazy to have to pay for parking, but with the free room upgrade I figured it evened out. The room was great, with a big separate kitchen, including a full-size refrigerator, range, all electric appliances, and seating and dinnerware for four. The two beds were decent size, and it just was really nice. The view was really good too, and so far this resort had a five star rating. We noticed that the door to our balcony wasn't closed all the way and just needed to be pushed to be opened, but didn't give it much thought. The fact that the light on our balcony was burned out was a minor inconvenience, and after enjoying the balcony for a few minutes, went back inside and fully shut the door behind us. The next morning is when it all started going downhill. We woke up and my wife attempted to go out onto the balcony but she couldn't get the door to open. We then realized why it had been opened when we arrived. It took a long struggle and a lot of patience to get the door opened, as the handle appeared to be broken with a hole drilled into the door above it. I uploaded a picture of it for you Yelpers to see. Needless to say, we learned to keep the door partially opened like it had been when we first arrived. Still wasn't that big of a deal, though. The next couple of things were what really threw us for a loop. Upon leaving our room to go down to the beach, we realized that our front door appeared to be broken as well. Even after pulling it closed behind us, you just had to push on it and it would open right back up again. In order to actually lock the door behind you, you had to reach inside and jiggle the inside handle for a few seconds, then shut the door. Even still, it didn't seem to be fully shut, and still pushed inward. It felt like a slight kick would be enough to open it up and allow anyone access into our room. I uploaded a picture of this door as well. Already slightly frustrated with this, I asked the front desk what floor the indoor pool was located on. I was then informed that they no longer have one. Apparently, it has been closed for several months. Why they still mention it on their website, I do not know. I then asked when the Tiki Bar and Grill would open, as I had read that they have a wide selection of cheap drinks and good food but had yet to see it open during my stay. I was informed that they close it during the winter. Again, this isn't mentioned on their site. At this point, my rating had dropped to four stars. There wasn't much else wrong for the rest of the day, but then again, we weren't in the resort much for the rest of the day. Finally it was Sunday morning and almost time to check out. I got up about an hour before my wife and began packing up my stuff, and then I noticed a pair of her panties kind of under the bed, sort of wrapped up in the sheets. I grabbed them and tossed them onto the floor by her side of the bed. When she woke up, she informed me that the panties were not hers. Apparently, they had been wrapped up in the bed sheets the entire time we had stayed there. So best case, they got caught up with the blankets in the laundry and at least had been washed, but most likely however, the sheets had not even been washed since the previous occupants, and the panties were simply still there from their stay. My rating now dropped to two stars. We checked out 15 minutes later and that was that. The next time we decide to stay at Daytona Beach, we will be staying at the Emerald Shores where we stayed last year and should have stayed this year.

06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Michelle J.
My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon and we loved our ocean view and the kitchenette was very useful. Staff was very friendly and curtious and the place was pretty well clean. Our air conditioner was set on 60 and still barely kept the room tolerable. The outside and the lobby were beautiful but the room definitely needs updated! I imagine it's an older hotel, so doors, televisions, air conditioning/heating units need updated. The pool was clean with easy access to the beach! There were dishes, utensils, and dish soap to use for our kitchenette, which other places with these amenities don't always include dish soap. Bathroom was clean, only issue was our toliet handle kept having to be pushed back in, but still flushed ok. The tiki bar was nice but open late on the weekend and Monday (Memorial day), closed at 6 on Tuesday and Wednesday and then was closed all day on Thursday. I wondered if because the hotel was not busy, but we were pretty disappointed! Over all our stay was nice and I will say I have seen much worse! We would consider staying there again!

06/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Georgiy P.
I recently stayed here during the July 4th weekend, my family and I were all really excited to stay in Daytona and in our oceanfront balcony room. Once we arrived we noticed that the hotel was very old and in need of desperate renovations and repair. As soon as we entered the room we noticed a German cockroach,  crawling around the walls, once we saw that I told the executive housekeeper Diana who looked like a anorexic rat to switch our rooms or clean the room again. She was very rude and didn't want to listen to me. I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here and hopefully they fire some of their arrogant staff. Their are plenty of nice hotels on beachside. La Playa is a motel rather then a hotel.

27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Lindsey S.
I came to Daytona Beach during a NASCAR race. As I pulled off I-95 and into a sea of obese, mulleted men and women waddling towards a track where cars drive in a circle, I realized I'd made a life error.

La Playa provided no solace.

After paying a ridiculously high rate (again, NASCAR, my bad), the hotel surprised me with a "resort fee." I was told this fee was to pay for parking and wifi. There was no parking, as the lot was completely full of muddy pickup trucks bearing Georgia and South Carolina plates. The clerk shrugged. "Y'all gonna have to figure it out. We gotta race this weekend!" There was no wifi. When I complained about the lack of internet, the desk clerk told me, "I can give you tech support's number and you can try to get straightened out." I was dumbfounded.

"But...you're the account holder. They wouldn't even be allowed to give me any account information. It just doesn't make any sense. Why can't you call them? I need to work!"

Again, she shrugged. "I'm real busy. We gotta race this weekend!" I made the mistake of coming to Central Florida without oral hygiene products, and at midnight, having parked quite far from the hotel, I was desperate to not have to go out to buy toothpaste.

The night clerk shrugged, too. "They haven't given us any new toothpaste since January." I asked for baking soda--these were desperate times. "Nope. Ain't got none. Ain't got no salt either, 'cause that works, too." Charming.

Silver lining: if you want to experience Pyongyang without risking being thrown in the Gulag, Daytona Beach, with its wide, typically carless streets and 70% vacant commercial properties will make you feel like you're there.

07/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
14. Christy E.
If I could give zero stars I would! This place is disgusting! Nasty, noisy, old, and falling apart! Don't book this hotel. First we didn't get the room we paid for so we were put in a smaller room right next to the tiki bar speaker that was ungodly loud and when we called to ask (@10pm) when the music would end we were told it would last until 1am. This was not just relaxing poolside music it was nightclub volumes. We did get free breakfast for the room screw up that tasted decent as long as I didn't think of how nasty the kitchen probably was. I guess another plus was we never saw any bugs!

11/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
15. Kim B.
Construction on balconies. So, no access to them.  Windows filthy because of construction. Tiny, very old TV. Old furniture in room. The table was broken. Beds hard and uncomfortable. Bath Towels very rough and small. Small hard-to-open shampoo/conditioner packets and small slimy soap bars. Front Door did not close all the way. A cleaning lady just pushed it open one day without knocking. Could hear all outside noises. Construction noises started at 8:00am.
The price we paid was over $250/night during NASCAR race. weekend. The day we left the price was $49.00/night, which is more appropriate.

Room size was great.  Nice to have a kitchenette.
The staff was very good at the front desk.  Cleaning staff all very friendly.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
16. Veronika S.
Absolutely horrific. This is the most rude staff I have ever came upon. The front desk was horrible zero help and very unpleasant. I even asked for a manager she did not help either, I very kindly asked her if she could please scan a piece of important document I had to my email because they did not have a business center... Needless to say that "email" never went through ..  The ladies at the front desk must really hate their lives working at this hotel because that take it all out on customers. They made me pay for parking. Even though the "resort"  of 21$ fee was paid.

Water in the hot tub is Luke warm. Not hot.
"Hot tub" also closes at 7pm...
Towels are very tiny.
The shower in our room was a "mist" not a shower.
The hotel needs new owners and needs to be completely re-done.  

I wish I knew the "taradactyl " look -a-like woman's name at the front desk  so I could write a whole separate review on how awful and rude she was.

Never staying here again. And I definitely don't recommend it to anyone.
I'm Writing this as I'm laying in my very hard and tiny full mattress  covered by the thinnest "blanket" made with one very hard pillow.

Oh and our toilet does not flush.

13/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. Allison G.
Booked through Expedia and got two double rooms for $160 which isn't too bad for New Year's Eve and an ocean front view. When I tried calling la playa I was on hold for almost an hour, and gave up. Outdated tv, and kitchen appliances, but I don't mind. I don't travel to be in the hotel constantly!! :) one of the hot tubs does not work, and one of us had to park in the parallel parking across the street because there wasn't enough parking. Oh well. Publix, dollar store, bolling ally and ruby tuesdays across the street which is nice. And I have not seen a single bug inside the room ( I always check for bed bugs) and nothing. It does the job for the price

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Danny M.
Horrible horrible conditions!!!! This place is infested with Roaches!!!! The rooms are dirty! There's construction going on next door to my balcony! And to top it off the balcony door is broke so we can hear the banging from the construction workers at 7am!!! 0 stars!!!! Worst hotel I ever ever ever stayed at!!! Avoid this place like you would avoid a plague!!!!! I  not exaggerating one single bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
19. A Z.
This hotel is disgusting!!! Don't stay here ever...the rooms are infested with roaches. Sooo gross. Very disappointed with this place. The towels were paper thin, the door to our room was broken as well as the sliding balcony door, tube tv, period stains on the chairs, discolored bedsheets, I can go on!!! The pictures online are false advertisement since the place doesn't even like look that. Stay away from this hotel at all costs. Only good thing was the two ladies at the front desk were nice but did nothing when we told them our room was infested. Horrible

26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
20. Stefano G.
This is our 6th year driving down for our kids spring break. All 6 years we have said at LaPlaya and have had nothing but a great time. We have always looked for a place right on the beach at a low price and LaPlaya has it.  If we have had any issues (clogged up tub or refrigerator that stopped working), the staff has been quick to fix the issue.

10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Julie S.
Wasn't what we expected from the pictures online. The  room had 2 small beds, a tiny kitchen area with a ; stove, fridge, and microwave, bathroom, and balcony. It was very out of date the smoke detector was hanging from the wall and the molding was coming off of the walls and ceiling.

The pool was cold most of the time and hot tubs were yellow and smelled like pee.

The only perks to it were the dj and tiki bar (even thou it was only open until 6).

I wouldn't call it a resort but a glorified hotel. Wouldn't return.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
22. Nomin D.
One star off=ELEVATORS ARE A NIGHTMARE! Often times, only one of them will work and it got 10 floors and it's pretty busy. So waiting for the elevator for 5 minutes sometimes was not a surprise.

But despite all the other reviews, I found this place pretty decent. we did not see any roaches, bed bugs or anything.

There was housekeeping every morning and they did a wonderful job as we had an infant and wanted clean place.

Our kitchenette was good enough for occasional lunch/dinner. Only thing to remember is to bring your knife.

Oceanview is fantastic which looks out to the pool, bar, and the jacuzzi as well. Overall property is maintained well and there is always staff and security around. If I ever come back to Daytona beach, I'll rebook laplaya. It's little old but it's good for the price I paid!!!

10/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0