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It's been our pleasure to serve you, our guests, at the BEST WESTERN Aku Tiki Inn! So many of you have been particularly gracious and complimentary in your letters and emails to us, and we'd like to share some of your comments on this page. Thank you so much for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

You saved our vacation!

"I just want to thank you! After our nightmare with the Desert Inn, The staff at the desk went out of their way to find us a room and the very best rate available! It was a Beautiful and Clean hotel with a very accommodating staff! My family had the very best vacation thanks to you! "

Covington, GA - July 9, 2013

Great Place!

"My husband, 2 kids and myself stayed here for 2 nights. It was awesome and relaxing! Between the staff, the restaurant, pool, bar, shuffleboard, and the beach right there! it was the perfect place to vacation! We would come back again! The restaurants food was great too! We had a balcony with a view so the kids slept while my husband and I enjoyed some quiet time looking at the beach. Again thank you to the staff that made our trip amazing!"

Beaumont, TX - June 20, 2013

Family had a great time!

"We came down to Daytona, Fl traveling on our ETour and Travel vacation package, and the Best Western Aku Tiki was one of their options as a stay. Our family enjoyed it very much. It was in a great location, right on the beach and all so very relaxing. The rooms were very comfortable and clean for me and my family. Would most definitly stay here again."

Farmingdale, NY - February 7, 2013

JBHC Loves the "Tiki"

"Members of our JBHC stay at the "Tiki" on a recurring basis and have always been taken care of with clean and roomy accomodations as well as a terrific staff. Over the last several months I've personally stayed 7 times and always enjoyed. We are very, very happy here! Thanks to all that made this arrangement possible."

Jacksonville, FL - January 8, 2013


"Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of your restaurant/bar. Our visit was great!"

The Villages, FL - October 30, 2012

Best On The Beach

"Always in the sun."

Kettering, Ohio - October 26, 2012


"Of all places I have stayed this has been the most restful and relaxing hotel by far! Love the pool(so big), the service is tops, beautiful beach, and love the food at the restaurant. Hope to be back in 2013!"

Hallam, Pa - October 25, 2012

Relax and Enjoy the View

"My family and I have stayed at the Aku Tiki a number of times. We love that we can relax and enjoy the view of the beach from either our room or a lounge chair in the grassy area. You can play basketball, swim in the pool or the ocean, walk on the beach, and enjoy a cocktail at happy hour...all right there at your fingertips or tippy toes. Shopping and restaurants are all conveniently located. I even got a tatoo the last time I was there! My husband's idea. I recommend the Aku Tiki Inn to all my friends and family. The rooms are clean and the staff is very courteous. It's location is great and family friendly!!!"

Hernando, FL - October 25, 2012

Great Meeting Location!

"Our association held a seminar at the Aku Tiki in September. What a fabulous location! The meeting spcae was fully equipped with the technology our speakers needed, the morning fitness break provided was just the fresh pick-me-up we needed to make it through the seminar and the beach afterward was the icing on the cake. Many of our members stayed over att he hotel and we loved the rooms! Many were kitchenettes which were great for families and it was nice to enjoy the sunset from our balconies. Traders Restaurant had good food at affordable family friendly prices and all the staff were friendly and accommodating. I know many of us will return in the future for personal and business getaways! Thanks Aku Tiki (and Janice Griffin) for making our event special."

Florida - October 25, 2012

A Relaxing Vacation

"The workers at Aku Tiki are so accommodating and friendly. I loved the pool, the beach, the buffet breakfast, and the fresh cookies."

South Carolina - October 25, 2012

Won't Stay Anywhere Else

"We've been staying at the Aku Tiki yearly for the last 5 years or so after trying other places in previous years. This has been by far the best overall experience with very friendly staff and we love the affordable oceanfront efficiencies."

Arlington, VA - October 25, 2012

Can't stay long enough

"We have now gotten to stay twice within the last year and we can always never wait to get back! The "View" and the "Crew" are always at thier best. Both inside and outside!"

Franklin, OH - October 25, 2012

Great Middle School Grades = Aku Tiki Inn trip

"Our son loves to stay at the Aku Tiki Inn and for the past two years his motivation has been to get an A in math. This is no easy task for a middle school advanced math class. We are so proud when his report shows an "A" then we know that we all can enjoy a night by the beach and enjoy a great dinner at Traders!"

DeBary, FL - October 25, 2012

Always Pleasant

"My husband and I take several cruises a year and we always "cruise" first to the Aku Tiki to stay before we head out on our ship. We enjoy a mini-vacation there and are treated like royalty. We love the happy hour and dining in the restaurant. Always enjoy both the beach and pool as well. Never disappointed at Aku Tiki!"

Conway, SC - October 25, 2012


"We stayed with you all 2 weeks ago and I must say I was very impressed. the hotel was very clean and all of the staff we talked to was so friendly and very nice, if we needed anything they were all ready to help and they done it with a smile which was very appreciated.The kids loved the pool it was just there size,and our housekeeper Renata was just awesome. Thanks for the great stay and memories we will be staying with you all again soon."

David and Anna
Somerset, KY - October 25, 2012

Bike week's best all time deal

"When I plan my week, I've checked many locations for the best deal. Now after staying here I save time by checing in at this location. My stays have been perfect, food, help, and the entire staff welcomes me each and every time. I'll be back again and again."

Derry, PA - October 25, 2012

Vacation on the beach

"We have been staying at the Aku Tiki for the last six years on vacaction a week at a time. Ground floor, pool side Love it."

Belfast, TN - October 25, 2012



Brandon, FL - September 24, 2012


"My friend and I stay there every year and won't stay anywhere else. The people are friendly, the rooms are exceptionally clean, and we are remembered even though we only go there once a year. Wish I could go more!"

IL - September 23, 2012


"We just got back from Aku Tiki lastnight 8/20/2012.. The hotel is awesome!... breakfast is great.. rooms are CLEAN and large.. the staff is unbelievably, kind, generous, friendly..I heard them say its a vacation everyday I come to work and they make you feel like it... going back in October!! e-mail me if you want peticulars."

Louisville, KY - August 22, 2012

The best place ever

"We have been coming here since 1999. Every time we come to Florida we have to stay here for a couple of days. Planning a trip back now. Always nice an clean. The staff are all wonderful. We came so often from 1999-2005 when we walked in the door they remember us by name. Can't get any better service than that!"

Middletown, IN - August 5, 2012

Best Hotel In Daytona!!!!

"Our family had 3 rooms at the Aku Tiki during our stay 7/14 - 7/21 it was wonderful. I'm very big on clean hotel rooms and the Aku Tiki really steps up to the plate. The maids do a wonderful job! The staff at the front desk are very nice. The bartender at the pool is awesome!! If you are looking to stay at a 5 star hotel book the Aku Tiki!!! You will be very happy! My family has been staying here for years."

Pittsburgh, PA - July 23, 2012

Had a relaxing time.

"My husband and i spent 3 nights here on our honeymoon. i like the hotel, housekeeping staff was very nice, i would definitely come back with my family. thank u for a wonderful time."

Baltimore, MD - July 16, 2012

Love It!! Just booked another 8 days for this year!!

"This Hotel is the Best!! Looking forward to this years vacation!! Plan on bringing more people down with us to enjoy as well!! Lisa at the front desk your the best!! Benson at the Tiki Bar your awesome!! Looking forward to seeing you all!! The Miller Family from PA will see you soon!!"

The Poconos, PA - June 2, 2012

Wonderful hotel!

"My husband and I have really enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Aku Tiki hotel! The hotel is extremely clean, the staff are friendly and curteous, the rooms are large and spacious! The hotel is right on the beach front, offers delicious complimentary breakfasts daily, has a wonderful pool and outside lounge area, and the prices are extremly reasonable. My husband and I will definitely be returning next year in May to stay here again!"

Pittsburgh, PA - May 24, 2012

The One an Only

"Have been there many times and never been diappointed.Will not go to any other hotel in the area.If there are no rooms avaiable when I would like to come,I just wait for anther time.Rooms are extreamly clean and service is excellent! Food too!!!"

Ocala, FL - May 21, 2012

Great time

"I had a great time staying at your resort. Beautiful morning strolls on the beach and afternoons at the poolside bar. Nothing better."

Omaha - April 30, 2012


"My family came down last Sept foe a family reunion. We were made to feel right at home. Everyone was so nice and accomidating we have made plans to do it again this year and hopefully for years to come. Loved it!!!!"

Maryland - April 30, 2012

Great FUN!!!

"When my siblings get together for our annual reunion we've stayed at other hotels but the last time we stayed at the Aku Tiki. We had the best time – between the happy hours, the cleanliness of the rooms and the pool was the BEST!!! Our last happy "hour" lasted most of the day out at the pool bar!!! What better way to end a vacation?!!"

Suwanee, GA - April 30, 2012

Great Hotel!

"My family and I own property in Daytona and we like to stay a few extra nights so we always stay here! It is very clean, free breakfast buffet, clean and warm pool, clean rooms, the staff go above and beyond!! The staff are constantly cleaning and keeping up with the hotel. It is by far the best hotel on the strip. Very relaxing for older couples and fun for families as well. Beach access and very pretty well kept grounds! We look forward to going back again next year!"

CT - April 23, 2012

Best Vacation Ever

"We have never been to Daytona Beach before and was looking for a fun beach vacation. We are so lucky to have found the Aku Tiki! The rooms are huge and very comfortable. The pool area is wonderful. Its great to be so close to the ocean. The restaurant has good food and is so convenient.The Happy Hour is a very nice touch! Everyone who works here are super friendly. We enjoyed our stay so much thyat we are returning again this year. We talked so much about the great time we had, our daughter and son-in-law are joining us too."

Woodland, CA - April 14, 2012

Aloha Spirit

"We'll be returning for a long weekend and there was no question as to where to stay! Staff, accomodations, ambiance are all part of what we experienced on our last 3 visits - sooo looking forward to returning later this month - actually bringing 2 other couples with us!!!"

Pine City, NY - April 14, 2012

No better Beach

"We were fortunate enough to get to Daytona Beach last September aand stay at the Aku-Tiki. What a pleasant surprise, in every area, cleanliness, desk staff, grounds, housekeeping staff, we can't wait to get back! The "special" ad that was just sent us might be just enough to get us back soon also!"

Ohio - April 14, 2012

Great Family friendly hotel

"We have been coming to the Aku Tiki for about 10 years. We love it there!! We now have other family that come with us because of Aku Tiki. Very family friendly hotel. Clean! Great large pool and tanning area. Tiki bar has the best drinks. The staff is AWESOME!! Can't wait to come this summer!!"

Jennifer L
Indiana - April 13, 2012


"Almost perfect. Would stay again.
CONS: SLOoooW internet con,"

Indiana - March 28, 2012

Absolutely wonderful hotel

"Just came back from our vacation. It was our first stay at Aku Tiki. Can't say enough about this hotel. My Mom and I both absolutely loved it. Excellent location, breathtaking view of the beach and the ocean from our room, wholesome people in a staff, always willing to help. We also enjoyed great breakfast and ability to cook our own meals since we stayed in a room with kitchenette (which saved us a lot of money). Our room was very spacious and clean. We also enjoyed spending time by the pool--perfect place to relax. Hope to stay there again, highly recommend to everyone."

Rockwood, Michigan - March 24, 2012

Great Hotel, Great Price and Great Staff.

"Friends of ours recommended this place and we are now booking our third year there. Great pool, easy access to the beach and great for young families. Always have great experience at front desk and hospitality personel always pleasant. Also has laundry facilities which is always a plus. You won't be disappointed."

Syracuse, New York - March 5, 2012

Great hotel, great price.

"My husband and I have only stayed here once but will definitly return in the near future. The hotel is beautiful and the room was very clean and very big! They didn't have an "oceanfront" room available so we stayed in a room facing the parking lot, but you could still see the ocean! We were very pleased with our experience and will be staying here again when visiting the Daytona area."

Sebastian, Florida - February 27, 2012


"We have stayed here 2 times and will never stay anywhere else. The staff is friendly and helpful. The place is VERY clean and the restaurant is delicious. You can stay on the pool side and still have a great view of the ocean. We highly recommend this hotel."

Ames, Iowa - January 25, 2012

"We have stayed there two times and can find nothing wrong with the rooms, the service, the staff (they all say "Good Morning), the cleaniness, food on the breakfast buffet, grounds and the pool. We have decided that we will probably never stay in Ormond Beach again now that we have found this jewel."

Palatka, Florida - January 3, 2012

"$100 a night for a clean and nice hotel on the beach? Almost unheard of. What a great deal. This was our 2nd stay here and once again we had a great time. Everything was clean, rooms are nice, view of the ocean, great pool.This is ideal for families. Will be back for sure."


"I am very fussy about where I would stay, I checked out a lot of places before I decided to stay at the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn. We had a wonderful time the rooms were very clean and roomy. The staff was very friendly and the traders restaurant was very good and we enjoyed the happy hour in the evening."


"We stayed at this hotel for my sister's wedding during the weekend of April 7-11. We book right on the Best Western site and was able to secure a deluxe room for under $100/night. The hotel was on the quiet side of town (which was great because the National Cheerleading competition was in town). The room with a stove and refrigerator. The hotel was extraordinarily clean with a bonus of it being right on the beach. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone."

Cherry Hill, New Jersey

"I stayed at the Tiki for 6 nights with my 3 kids and friends. We loved our stay! The rooms were spacious and immaculate; the restaurant was very good and not too pricey; the pool deck is one of the best I've ever seen-great size pool and easy access to the beach. The rates are affordable and worth it! The staff was awesome and overall we were so comfortable and wanted to stay longer! Thank you to everyone at the hotel for having us. Julie was especially kind and friendly at the desk as was everyone else including Ward, Chelsea, Lisa, Terri."


"A clean, lovely hotel right on the sand in Daytona Beach Shores. A grassy area and upper and lower pool deck with abundant tables, lounges and fresh towels. Pool is always clean and crystal clear, surrounded by lush shrubs. Outdoor ping pong, shuffle board and basketball. Work out room with excellent equipment. Superb restaurant and bar with daily happy hour. Management and staff are always accomodating and friendly. Simply the best!"

Buffalo, New York
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"Our family stayed a couple of days before Easter. This was my wife and I's first time at the Aku Tiki. My daughter's family had been there before and were highly complementary and I was extremely pleased also. All employees were helpful and seemed to have our interests in mind. The pool was great and the view breathtaking. The Inn even held an Egg hunt for the kids on the Saturday before Easter. The restaurant was great with a two pound crab leg special that was delicious. My wife and I will definitely return again!"

Philadelphia, PA

"Had a great time, could not ask for anything more. The staff, rooms and location are tops."


"Great place to stay, when i just need to get away I stay here. It is a wonderful place, very clean. Staff was wonderful."

Penny Edwards
Orange City, FL

"My husband and 2 boys and I have stayed at the Aku Tiki twice before and it gets better each time. Can't wait to go back in July!!"

Julie Andon
Urbana, OH

"We've stayed at the Aku Tiki seven times now and expect to make it many more. Location, rooms, pool are great but it's the staff that makes the difference! The long-serving professional staff speaks volumes about management and their concern for the guest. Their goal is always a great stay and the people at Aku Tiki always exceed expectations!!"

Steve Shullaw
Iowa City, IA

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"I've stayed at the Aku Tiki since I was three years old and always had a great time. Last year I stayed with my girlfriend and we loved it! I'm coming back again this May and looking forward to seeing the new renovations."

Tom Blanchard
Atlanta, GA

"We happened to have a bad experience with a hotel and ended up making our way to the Aku Tiki. Thank God!! This hotel was just comforting. It was very clean (other hotel was not), the view was great and the hotel staff was exceptional! Unfortunately we had a sudden death in the family and could not stay our entire vacation and the staff was so considerate and took care of everything. They refunded us the days we were not going to be able to stay and were very sympathetic with us at such a bad time. We plan on trying our vacation again soon and this is the place we will stay. Overall just a great hotel!!!"

Christopher Martin
Woonsocket, RI

"Great place to stay."

Larry Rogers
Sunrise, FL

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"Favorite place in Florida to vacation, great and friendly staff!!!!"

Jim Dimitroff
Springfield, OH

"In the five times that I visited Daytona Beach, staying at this hotel was the BEST experience I ever had at a hotel. The room was so CLEAN; staff was very helpful and polite; the food was wonderful; the pool excellent and clean; and the view of the ocean and beach awesome! Thanks for a GREAT vacation!"

Betty Bell
Hallam, PA

"My family & I stayed here, and we really enjoyed it. First we time every stayed here. We will visit here again and will refer you to all our friends and family."

Tara Briley
Conover, NC

"My family and I stayed at the Best Western Aku Tiki in July of '05, we could not have been happier with our stay. We will make this our home when staying in Daytona."

Doug Neal
Coeburn, VA

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"My wife and I spent four days at the Aku Tiki in July and cannot say enough about the hotel. Our room was immaculate and overlooked the pool and the ocean, which was enough to make our stay pleasant but the staff, from checkin to checkout were absolutely the best. They obviously know hospitality! Our family definitely will return next summer, hopefully for a longer stay. I did not bring my golf clubs but understand there are some wonderful golf courses in the area so I took some information with me and intend to plan a golf outing in the fall next year for a group of us who usually go to Virginia Beach. The complimentary cocktail hour should help convince them we need a change. Again, thank you to the staff - you do a great job!"

Carl McClelland
Columbus, OH

"This was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. The staff was great, the rooms were amazing, the pool was beautiful. Definitely recommend this hotel!"

Jewell Leinen
Cincinnati, OH

"We have spent our last 4 vacations with you guys and each visit just keeps getting better and better!!"

Lori Hodges
Danville, VA

"The Aku Tiki is the best resort in Daytona Beach! Fantastic pool and view!!!!!!!!!"

Jim Dimitroff
Springfield, OH

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"I am American living in Liverpool. I grew up (in the US) having an annual vacation with my family in Daytona, and always at the best - Best Western Aku Tiki Inn! My parents are there again...and we hope to someday soon! Enjoy!"

David Hobbs
Liverpool, England

"We enjoyed our stay and will return. We had 6 other family members come down to share the fun with us."

Darlene Cawood
Garden City, MI

"I just want to thank Best Western Aku Tiki Inn for its humble and helpful staff for being very courteous, generous, and polite. Whenever I stay here, I'm treated with the utmost respect, and always greeted with a smile. I'm very elated with the General Manager, Managers, staff, service, hospitality, and rooms (they're looking super!!!) I really appreciate everything, I thank you all, and I'll see you next April."

Javan VIltz
Port Arthur, TX

"Aku Tiki has the largest pool for sunning and the beach area is always clean. No better place to stay in Daytona!! Repeat guest for over ten years..."

Bonnie Bond
Sparta, KY

"We loved being there the first time, I know we will love it more this time, thanks to Kim and every one there . The Best Western Aku Tiki Inn is mine now. Thank all of you."

Willie M. Brooks
Greensboro, NC

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