Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by Katrina

Daytona Beach specializes in two kinds of fun—beach play and race cars—thanks to its 23 miles of shoreline and its home base for the Daytona International Speedway. While Daytona has a reputation for college-aged Spring Breakers, you’ll still find plenty of grown-up and family-friendly lodging, too. Here the best hotels in Daytona Beach, off and on the sand.

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach (918 N Atlantic Ave.; 386-947-7300) Daytona Beach

Sleek décor combines with pop-star-themed art at this 200-room branch of the Hard Rock, where amenities include a pool, the Rock Spa, Rock Om yoga classes and loaner Fender guitars and record players. “This outpost provides a great example of the brand while highlighting how each property is unique, classy and fun,” writes The Telegraph. “Being right on the beach gives it an extra cachet of exclusivity.” Indeed, a Google reviewer writes, “the beach is very convenient, with no through traffic allowed in front of the resort.” The user also likes “the large ocean view rooms with a nice balcony for two seats. A 30-minute walk to the pier.”  >> Book this hotel for less

The Daytona, Autograph Collection (1870 Victory Cir.; 386-323-9777) Daytona Beach

Racing fans will love this member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection next door to the Daytona Speedway, which offers boutique hotel ambience as well as fun race cars as decor. “What a nice surprise,” writes a Tripadvisor user. “We are not NASCAR fans, but this hotel has such a cool and fun vibe and the very nice room was larger than expected. We had a balcony overlooking a shopping area.” A Google reviewer writes that it’s a “great location if you do not have to be on the beach. Great pool area, and just a few steps to great restaurants and entertainment.” >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (100 N Atlantic Ave.; 386-254-8200) Daytona Beach

The Telegraph calls this 744-room Hilton with two pools and seven restaurants an “immense resort …in pole position on Daytona Beach, commanding a wide stretch of the famous sands and offering a feature-packed stay within walking distance of many attractions.” Indeed, the hotel neighbors the Daytona Lagoon water park as well as the Ocean Walk Shoppes and the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. A Google reviewer likes that “rooms are spacious. Had a great view of the ocean and beach from our room. If you ever want to watch fireworks, get a pool side view.” >> Book this hotel for less

Hampton Inn Daytona Beach Beachfront (1024 N Atlantic Ave.; 386-944-2570) Daytona Beach

This 92-room Hampton Inn has an unbeatable location for a mass-market chain—right on the beach. It “belies its chain image with a bright, individual style,” writes The Telegraph, which calls it an “well-priced oceanfront hotel… backing on to the 20-plus miles of open sands, but away from the more touristy area near the Pier.” One Tripadvisor user complains that “parking was tight for any car” but another writes that “the hotel was clean and the ocean view was spectacular. The breakfast was terrific.” >> Book this hotel for less

The Shores Resort & Spa (2637 S Atlantic Ave.; 386-767-7350) Daytona Beach Shores

The Telegraph likes that this 212-room “luxury resort is situated right on the Atlantic shoreline, with waves lapping at its sugar-sand beach on one side and the Halifax River on the other.” Rooms have muted tones paired with blues and greens, with balconies or patios overlooking either the Intracoastal waterway or the beach, and the resort amenities include nightly s’mores, beach yoga and surf lessons. A Tripadvisor user calls it a “beautiful resort with all the right amenities and amazing hospitality. Hotel was in impeccable condition. I love the vintage feel of the beautifully decorated lobby and bar.” >> Book this hotel for less