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4 Reasons Why You Should Stay at an Independent Hotel

When you plan a trip to Florida, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is where to stay. There are plenty of oceanfront Daytona Beach hotels from which to choose. The choice rests mainly on location and amenities. You'll also need to decide whether to stay at a chain hotel or an independent property. 

Many people choose to stay at locally owned hotels because they believe these properties make travel more rewarding and personalized. The next time you start surfing the internet looking for a room, consider these reasons why you should skip the name-brand hotel and stay at an independent hotel instead. 

1. Capture the essence of travel - One reason people stick with a name brand like Burger King and Marriott is that they can be assured of consistency. No matter where you go, you can count on the same reliable experience every time. But when it comes to travel, change is the name of the game. It's about leaving your daily routine behind and experiencing something new. When you stay at an independent hotel, you're leaving the standardized and ordinary behind in search of something diferent and unique.

2. Differentiate towns and cities  - Spend any time traveling across the U.S. and you'll see the same chain restaurants, gas stations and motels in too many places. If we don't want everywhere to look the same, we need to support independent businesses, including hotels. 

3. Keep money in the local community - When you stay at one of the independently owned oceanfront Daytona Beach hotels, you're helping to support the local community. That's because locally-owned hotels carry a higher percentage of local goods than chain hotels do. 

4. Maintain local character - Independent hotels are more likely to use existing buildings, like Victorian homes, or design sppropriately scaled architecture than chain hotels. 

There are some locations in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world where it makes sense to stay at the familiar surroundings of a chain hotel. And some independent hotels aren't worth spending your hard-earned dollars on either. That's why it pays to ask friends for advice, and visit travel review sites for help making a decision.  When you're ready to make a reservation at one of the area Daytona Beach hotels, oceanfront rooms at affordable prices can be found at the Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn. Visit our website for more information, or call 800-634-0098 to book a room.