The Shores Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The beachfront views are nice, but non-ocean-view rooms overlook the Intracoastal Waterway and offer spectacular sunsets
- The neighborhood (it’s located in quiet Daytona Beach Shores, south of Daytona’s gaudy strip)
- The Key lime margarita pedicure at the resort’s spa
What To Know
- A $15 (plus tax) per night resort fee will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- The beach in front of the property is not private, and during the day cars drive on it
- Daytona is closer to Georgia than to Miami and is more Southern than South Beach
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Rising from the edge of Daytona Beach Shores, a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, the Shores Resort & Spa is simply refreshing. The property offers pristine, uncrowded beaches best experienced from the sundeck in a private cabana. Just be sure to leave the smartphone in your bag — this resort is designed for escaping the real world and is more Lido than Florida. Dolce far niente in Daytona? The Shores specializes in it.
Bed & Bath
Within moments of checking into a big, sunny oceanfront suite at the Shores, the worries of the real world evaporate into the sea breezes. The plush canopy bed, deep Jacuzzi tub and cheery nautical hues of sea grass and periwinkle suggested a warm and modern beach house, instantly inspiring relaxation, and the views of the rolling ocean are, frankly, disabling.
Unwinding is an art form that this resort does quite well. Sure, there are off-property excursions to see manatees and gators from a paddlewheel riverboat or climb charming 19th-century lighthouses. There’s also an on-site spa where you can Key-lime-pedi your toes or citrus-soak aching muscles. And a restaurant on the property, Azure, with everything from mahi mahi wraps and baskets of peel-and-eat shrimp to Atlantic seafood etouffée and stone-roasted grouper with smoked corn butter. But there are also loads of opportunities to do nada.
In the Area
Become a beachcomber for a morning and hunt for washed-up sand dollars before the beach opens to cars. Climb a 19th-century lighthouse, the country’s second tallest, in nearby Ponce Inlet, for spectacular views of the surrounding area. Rent beach cruisers at Daytona Fun Rentals and ride eight miles of hard sand to the southern end of the barrier island, where sharks and surfers congregate at the jetty. Order a pitcher of beer, steamed oysters and fried flounder sandwiches at sunset at Lighthouse Landing Restaurant. The cornmeal-battered lighthouse fries are not to be missed. Kayak up close and personal with manatees and porpoises on the Halifax River.
How to Get There
We recently spent 4 nights at the Shores Resort. The rooms are huge. Ours had both a covered balcony overlooking the ocean and an outside terrace that was probably 400 sq, ft, The staff at the hotel is wonderful. We usually ate at the bar, but did have breakfast and a diner in the dining room. In general the food was much better than we had anticipated. Great resort for families or couples.
Loved it. Huge rooms. Nice view and location. Nice chill. Great chief!! Room service is the same prices as dining in. Great hospitality! Safe and easy parking. I would watch out for the police. They are very strict. I watched a lady get searched and detained for 2 1/2 hours out my window.
From the super friendly staff to the most gorgeous view of ocean this place is just spectacular! Located right on Daytona beach offering terrific views even from the pool. The food is good, the fire pits are so fun, and we even received a bag of s'more fixings upon arrival. We never met such hospitality in all of our travels. Every single employee we encountered was gracious, pleasant and helpful. I can't wait to go back someday!