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River Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 17 Daytona Beach B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We just returned from the River Lily Inn. We went for our first trip to Bike Week and could not have picked a better place to stay.
We arrived and were greeted on the front porch with a big hug from Art,right behind him was Polly. They treated us as if they knew us, I almost felt like I knew them after reading all the reviews on Trip Advisor. What a special couple they are. They certainly picked the right profession. One can always tell when someone loves what they are doing - Art and Polly most certainly love the demanding life of Inn ownership. They are around when their guests need something or just to provide company-while still providing plenty of privacy, they have found the perfect mix. They even let us know they would be out to run errands, so if we needed them we should call them on their cell phone. Art makes a wonderful, bountiful breakfast- way more than I could eat. Polly serves her guests in a beautiful, sunny room overlooking the grounds with a view of the river. We were treated as if we were very special.

We very much enjoyed meeting the other guests in the morning and talking about their experiences. This weekend we were all bikers, so was a really nice crowd. We spoke to other couples from all over- Savannah, Central Florida, Holland, ect.... - what a lovely group of people. We would have never gotten this much out of staying a generic hotel.

The room was clean, cozy, very bright and tastefully decorated, We stayed in the Gardens View Room. The bed was an amazing pillow top with the softest sheets I have ever slept on! Polly stocks the room with all amenities you need. Plenty of soft, fluffy towels, elegant soaps and lotions, cups, cotton, Q-tips, etc... If you didn't bring it, she remembered and leaves a basket in the hall with items you may have forgotten. In the morning, Polly sets out coffee and tea in the hall, so you can have your morning drink in the privacy of your room. She is sure to find out what you like to drink in the morning, so she can accommodate all her guest's needs. She asked twice to make sure we did not have any food allergies. They provide a refrigerator with complementary soda, water, and Klondike bars on the first floor. This is a wonderful touch, I don't know how many times I go to a hotel and forget to take a couple bottles of water. No worries at this Inn, Art and Polly have thought of everything.

Then entire Inn has a cozy, homey feel. The grounds are very nice with plenty of room, we were able to park our trailer on the property. You would never know you are so close to a huge tourist destination, what an oasis! The Inn is about 5 minutes from all the Bike Week action on Main St. and about 15-20minute ride from Destination Daytona and the other Bike Week activities - situated right between the two, perfect location. Since, we did not want to stay in a noisy hotel with all night parties- we were so thrilled to find this Inn!
We did not use the pool, but in the summer- this would be such a fabulous plus.
We had such a great time, much of which we attribute to Art and Polly, their beautiful home, and the other wonderful guests at the River Lily Inn.

Room Tip: Don't worry about your room, you will love it no matter which one you are in.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

All in all we had a very nice stay at the River Lily. The start was a little rough, as we were welcomed with being asked if we had driven on the grass (which we had not) and a complaint about the new pool guy. I thought we may have made a mistake by choosing this bed and breakfast.

Thankfully, it improved greatly from there. The rooms are very clean and Art and Polly are very helpful with tips on where to eat, shop, etc. We appreciated the bikes that they loaned us, as we enjoyed a wonderful bike ride.

The location of the inn was perfect for us. It is in a very peaceful area on the Halifax River. It is quiet and feels a little secluded, but still with a lovely view. It is a short drive to the beach. We enjoyed some time in the touristy area of the beach, but it was great to come back to the peace of the River Lily.

Breakfast the first morning was a new recipe and it was very undercooked. I did not fault them for trying something new and the fresh fruit was wonderful. The second day, they more than made up for the previous miss with an amazingly delicious and big breakfast. My husband also enjoyed the Klondike bars that they keep stocked in the freezer.

We found our stay to be very relaxing and refreshing and expect that you will too.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank suzanne9209
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

The River Lily B&B far exceeds any hotel experience in my opinion. The owners, Art and Polly are wonderful people. They truly enjoy what they're doing, and it shows. Beautiful manicured grounds, extra clean rooms, and super friendly.

Because I was on business, I stayed in a room with a desk, wireless internet, king size bed, TV and private bath. The corporate rate was also a great perk. I do a fair amount of travel and I must say that staying there made my trip less like work and more like a vacation.

I'll be back.

Room Tip: Several types of rooms and rates for each to choose from. If you've never been there before, you...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

If you do not fancy particularly the big hotels a B&B represents a good option. River Lily is one. The Villa has a beautiful architecture and is very well maintained by the owners Polly and Art. You will not get around a warm-hearted welcome and a hug to say goodbye. A bit strange then to have to sign a form stipulating that in case of damages or stains made to linen and towels guests will be charged. The more so as special blue face towels and make-up remover tissues are provided. All rooms were booked for the evening and the year-end party still being set-up by the owner when we arrived; the ambiance was febrile. We stayed one night in the Hide-a-Way room: huge king size bed but fortunately a build-in closet large enough to store your luggage away. Loved the old-fashioned bathroom in turquoise. All spotless clean. This room benefits from a large and private veranda with wicker furniture overlooking the garden. Breakfast was OK with coffee, tea, jus, scrambled eggs, toast and small pancakes. Plenty of free parking off street. Restaurants, beach and down town at driving distance. A good value for a short stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Sunflower651
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Art and Polly are wonderful hosts. They told us about things to see and places to eat in the area. We loved all their recommendations. For our special anniversary dinner they made the reservations and arranged for a scrumptous dessert after dinner. We stayed 3 nights and each morning the breakfast was different and delicious. We stayed in the Gardenview room. It was bright with lots of windows, clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had a TV in the room which is not always available in a B and B. We will definitely return when we are in the area.

Room Tip: All the rooms except for one handicap room require walking up stairs.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about River Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast

Address: 558 Riverside Dr, Daytona Beach, FL 32117-3739
Region: United States > Florida > Daytona Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Daytona Beach
Price Range: ₹ 9,313 - ₹ 15,304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — River Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Daytona Beach's Premier Bed and Breakfast. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, 5 minutes from the beaches, 15 minutes from Daytona International Speedway. All or the amenities! Luxury at affordable prices. Heart shaped swimming pool, flat screen TV's, cable, DVD players, wireless internet, hot tubs, verandahs overlooking the Halifax River. Full hot breakfast. Live music in the evening with wine and cheese or dessert. Romantic escapes, Weddings/Receptions, Corporate retreats. ... more   less 
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