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Looking for a family beach resort? We share 5 reasons why Hard Rock Daytona Beach in Florida is an epic family beach resort.
Less than an hour from Disney World and Universal Orlando, sits the World’s Most Famous Beach. What is the World’s Most Famous Beach? Why Daytona Beach!
This area is quickly becoming a popular beach getaway for families. One of the newest hotels to pop up in Daytona Beach ocean front is the popular Hard Rock Hotel brand. In The Jones Family, we love Hard Rock Hotels. The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach quickly became one of our favorites.
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5 Reasons Why we Love Hard Rock Daytona Beach
Why do we love this hotel? We will share our 5 favorite reasons we love the Hard Rock Daytona Beach. Let’s get ready to rock!
Focus on Kids and Adults
The Hard Rock Daytona Beach has tons of activities for kids, but they still focus on mom and dad. I love that! One of the best areas focusing on kids and adults is the pool area. Since this hotel is at the beach, a lot of guest spend time at the pool and the beach.
The Hard Rock has an amazing kid pool shaped like a guitar. They even have a splash park. This area is separate from the other pool and is gated off. This is especially important for those little ones. We love the guitar shape and splash area. They also have a beach entry, so easier for kids of all ages.
This is so much fun for the kiddos. The Hard Rock did not forget about the adults. They have plenty of seating with umbrellas for shade, pool side bars, and even cabanas for rent. They do a fantastic job combining the fun for the kids and the relaxation for the adults.
Guitar Delivery with Picks
Both of our kids love music and play instruments. When you arrive to Hard Rock Daytona Beach, you can request a guitar at the concierge to be sent to your room. This is a special program called Picks. You can do this right at the front desk. The best news…it is FREE! You just have to put a credit card down to reserve them. You can then enjoy the guitar with amp during your vacation.
Hunter loves playing guitar, so we spent a lot of time in the room just playing music. She even sat on the balcony for several hours, enjoying the view and just playing away.
If you love old school records, you can take advantage of a similar program called Wax. You can request a turntable, along with 10 hand selected records to be delivered to your room. You can enjoy records, right in your room.
Hard Rock Roxity Youth Club
The Hard Rock Daytona Beach has an epic kids club! They have tons of video games, guitars, karaoke, foosball, fluffy couches, tons of crafts, and so much more.
Both my tween and teen was so excited about hanging out in the kids club. Having an amazing kids club is fun for the kids, but then it gives mom an opportunity to relax in the spa or an actual date night for mom and dad.
Beach Theme Memorabilia
I love Hard Rock memorabilia. Since we love music, this is always an exciting part of visiting any Hard Rock cafe or hotel. As you check in to Hard Rock Hotel, you will see a wall on the left of the front desk. There are signatures from musicians that made their appearance at this hotel since it opened.
There are a lot of beach memorabilia in the lobby. We love walking around the resort exploring the memorabilia. On this visit, I found out that Hard Rock likes to focus the memorabilia on the resort. In this case, a lot of the memorabilia was beach themed, Nascar themed, motorcycle themed (because of Daytona Bike Week), or Daytona Beach themed.
I grew up in Orlando and Daytona Beach was a popular spot on the weekends and Spring Break. We were regularly surfing and sun bathing in Daytona Beach. I loved walking through the hotel learning about all of the rock memorabilia themed to this location.
Live Music Every Weekend
I love live music! The Hard Rock Daytona Beach in Florida was a fantastic escape for us! The kids played in the Kids Club and I could have a drink and enjoy the live music by the fire pits. The Hard Rock has live music all of the time at Sessions Restaurant, Wave Terrace, or at the stage beachfront.
They have live concerts every few months with some big names. Then every weekend they have live music by some amazing local talent.
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Come along with The Jones Family as we spend a weekend at Hard Rock Daytona Beach.
Honorable Mentions at Hard Rock Daytona Beach
There is even more to love at Hard Rock Daytona Beach. We wanted to share some honorable mentions.
Outdoor Swimming Pools
I mentioned a bit about the pools, perfect for kids and adults. The oceanfront pools are Hard Rock Daytona Beach are amazing. There is a main outdoor pool with cabanas and lounge chairs on the pool deck. The other pool is separated by hot tubs and pool bar. This second pool is a kids pool in the shape of a guitar. It is epic! You can sit in the lounge chairs on the beach with a beautiful ocean view.
The rooms at Hard Rock Hotel are one of my personal favorites. The rooms are comfortable with 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed. You can book a city view or an ocean view. I love booking the ocean views, especially over the weekend. Each weekend, Hard Rock has live music outdoors. I always book an ocean view on a higher floor. I sit outside on the balcony and enjoy the live music from my balcony. This always makes me feel like a VIP.
The guest rooms also feature air conditioning (when the balcony or patio door is closed), flat-screen TV, hair dryers, smoke detectors, and internet access.
In the morning, I make a cup of coffee with the in room coffee maker and order room service. I then enjoy the sunrise on the balcony. It is a great way to start a morning.
If you want more square feet in your room, you can upgrade to a bedroom suite like Celebrity Suite or Rock Star Suite. You will truly feel like a rock star with a huge balcony that overlooks the pool. You can even sit in the swings overlooking the ocean.
Rock Spa & Salon
While the kids are playing, I love relaxing at the spa and salon. My favorite treatment is the Picture Perfect manicure. This is the best manicure ever! The Rock Spa & Salon is a hidden gem at the Hard Rock Daytona Beach. If you feel like a workout, they also have a great fitness center.
This Daytona Beach hotel is one of the best beach hotels for families in Florida. This is also a great spot for girlfriend getaways, couples escapes, and bridal party weekends.
You are also close enough that you can walk on the beach to the boardwalk, hit the waves and learn how to surf, or just enjoy the resort amenities.
This is one of our favorite beach destinations for our family.