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 went to the shores resort and spa recently and must say the first thing i noticed was has friendly the staff was. We needed to get an early check in get our dog in the room and set up for an event. I called the day before and spoke to Arlene in reservations. She understood my circumstances and went the extra mile to connect with Owen the person in group reservations and Scott Finisak the front desk manager to request a 1:00 check in. When we arrived Michael at the front desk gave us a genuine welcome and Scott came up shortly after and confirmed that he heard about our request yesterday. Our dog is a resque pet and is quite the handful. Johnny our valet was a dog lover helped us to our room. Michael and Scott both met us at the front desk with dog treat to help entertain our four legged friend.
Beside all this wonderful treatment I must mention that the outdoor area and beach were really beautiful.
To top the short visit off we went to the Buffet the next morning ($20 per person) which was very good. One thing i would recommend is having Chef Lou cook you an
omelet to order. The omelet was very tasty and he is very entertaining.
Our family travels quite a bit and we run into all kinds of situations and people
The Shores Resort and Spa was Top of the Line
I stayed at three shores for a resent business trip that my husband got to tag along on. While I was busy working he got to enjoy the hoteland the beach. All of the staff at the shores were very friendly and helpful. I was HIGHLY impressed with the cleaning staff. We did not require services but they checked twice each day and asked if we needed additional comfort items. If your going to Daytona Beach, check them out.
My stay at hotel was for 3 nights during an event at the resort. Check in was late night and fast/easy. Room was good size 2 doubles. Complementary water. Mini fridge for storage available. AC in room adjustable to what you like. Parking at hotel not included in our reservations. They have a parking lot across the street, connect via a sky-bridge. They will supply code for late night access. They have shop not visited, Room service not used and restaurant onsite not used as well. But does look good. Pool with view of ocean. Oh and a fire pit to roast marshmallows/ S mores. Which they give you one free bag per room upon check it. That is they will give you a card to redeem them when you want during your stay. Ocean access of course just past the pool. Staff nice and polite. And attentive. Rob, Iron w-board, hangers, safe. Separate area just outside bathroom for ladies and their makeup.
In short a nice place to stay. The town in that area just was like a ghost town.
This was the funnest trip ever. We felt welcome from the second we arrived. Check In was easy and we loved the lobby. It was a quick walk to the pool deck and steps to the beach from there. We had a top floor room with a view of the sea and river. While we were in our room we saw a beautiful full rainbow across the sea. I was able to get a picture from the balcony before it disappeared less than a minute later. It was a special moment and our spirits were lifted. We laughed with joy when we received our complimentary s’mores kit with very long sticks. We giggled as we roasted our marshmallows over the fire pit.
We loved every moment!
What a great trip we had at Daytona. The staff here is really on top of service. The room was clean and spacious. The pool deck has a great view and the pool bartender was awesome. She brought drinks over to us. Highly reccomend.