Daytona Seaside motels booked up for Memorial Working day weekend

DAYTONA Beach, Fla. — At the Sunshine Viking Lodge, owner Gary Brown can’t hide his smile.


What You Need To Know

  • Daytona Seashore hotel operators say they are marketed out for the Memorial Day holiday break
  • Two hotels explained they have been able to elevate charges because of to the surge in desire
  • A person proprietor says he thinks this could be one of his very best Memorial Days in 50 years

“That is so distinctive than it was at this time past year. … It truly is just so interesting for me,” Brown stated.

Right after a difficult yr and fifty percent, he thinks this Memorial Day is poised to be the best one he is observed in 50 decades. 

“Reservations have been coming in left and ideal, and we will be offered out for the (Memorial Working day) weekend for every single night this weekend, so it’s excellent,” Brown mentioned. “We have inched our charges up so we will have an greater typical day by day charge and really should have a pretty very good revenue weekend.”

AAA predicts that Memorial Working day weekend vacation will increase extra than 60% around 2020 levels. Brown explained he is observing that now and has even had to change folks absent.  

“We are scrambling to uncover rooms for any individual that phone calls. We attempt and refer individuals to other motels, and most of them are stating, ‘Sorry, we are marketed out much too,’” Brown said.

1 of individuals inns is The Shores Vacation resort and Spa.


“We are packed,” standard manager Robert Burnetti stated. “We are chaotic appropriate as a result of, and it really is seriously been wanting like it truly is likely to be one of the busiest Memorial Times we have had in rather awhile.” 

Burnetti mentioned while The Shores 1st struggled with this surge in need, it can be identified approaches to adapt in time for the getaway. 

“Everybody has heard of the supply chain problems, most people has listened to of the supply chain labor shortage concerns, but we’ve acquired how to deal with that now. You know, we’re tuned up and completely ready to go,” he said.

Like the Sunshine Viking, Burnetti says The Shores has also been capable to increase fees thanks to the demand from customers. 

“We’re all heading by a therapeutic course of action right now, and I consider our business is these kinds of an important component of that healing approach,” he explained. “People want to get out and travel. They want a location to go. So the fact that we have that demand from customers, I think is excellent for everybody.” 

As for Brown, he hopes this wave of tourism is a single his staff can experience out for the rest of the summer season. 

“Hopefully we will capture up from all the income that we lost previous 12 months, perhaps if we are lucky, and that would be a welcome relief,” he explained.

Both Brown and Burnetti consider this will be a wonderful summer season. Burnetti mentioned The Shores is presently booked up every single weekend through June. Whilst this leisure journey is wonderful for the hotel’s bottom line, Burnetti explained he is really keeping his breath for the return of group travel, which, on an average yr, can make up 40% of its small business.