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
This place was okay. For the price not up to par. There are good features as well, good food, good drinks, clean exterior and beachfront access. Our room however was clearly not vacuumed, several different unidentifiable pills scattered in room which was a danger to our small family members. Bugs, screws and a few other things. Pillow was mascara littered so clearly not clean. When I called to complain they did refund the resort fee of $21 which was not good enough, offered to clean the room or allow us to change rooms. We chose to have the room cleaned, like it should have been. Upon meeting other guests we were told parallel stories. Seems housekeeping is a problem regularly here. Otherwise staff was mostly friendly. Location was superb.
Nice big room, the food was very good. Louie the omelet chef was great.
The fire pits and S'mores are a nice touch and bring the guests together in the evening.
Nice, friendly guests and staff.
It does not seem like the resort fee is necessary with the rate we paid and the parking fee is a bit high.
not the cleanest place pool is smallish hot tub is big. Everything is extra Resort fee for What a pool? parking extra to park across the street? so every day is an addition $50 The bar is way over priced drinks start at 11 and they add gratuity to everything. I ordered the lobster nachos for lunch they are not even heated they use a salad dressing type sauce for the nachoes . No melted cheese no shredded cheese. My bed had a lump/ divet in it had to sleep sideways . The room is good cold ac comes with a mini fridge and two bottles of water a day for the resort fee so I guess they are ten dollars each!!! The beach was nice right on the ocean its a short drive from the daytona strip but it was peace full. Definitely not 4 stars its 3 stars at best. The sky bridge walkway across the stree to your car is filthy dirty moldy and has puddles of standing water I played frogger running across a1a it was that nasty!