Blue Water Hospitality Joins Daytona Beach Revitalization with Area’s Newest Beachfront Hotel

The latest addition to a rapidly-evolving Daytona Beach landscape, a newly renovated Comfort Inn and Suites, is coming to the city’s core tourism area this spring. 

The 112-room, oceanfront hotel will breathe new life into a Daytona Beach classic – the Mayan Inn, which opened in 1973 and quickly became a favorite of travelers – and give guests a fun, chic place to stay while exploring America’s favorite beach town.

Blue Water Hospitality, an Ocean City, Maryland-based management company of waterside campgrounds, hotels and amusements on the East Coast, purchased the property in 2019 and immediately began a mission to revamp this Daytona Beach landmark through extensive interior and exterior renovations.

“We’re so honored to open a new page in the history of an iconic Daytona Beach hotel,” said Rafael Correa, CFO of Blue Water Hospitality. “This next chapter will give the property a new, modern look that reflects the area’s vibrant coastal atmosphere, while continuing to provide the great experience that guests have come to know and love through the Comfort Inn and Suites brand.”

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The entire hotel is getting a makeover, inside and out. For starters, a new paint job will bring a touch of coastal Florida to the Daytona skyline, while fully-renovated rooms will make guests feel right at home with creature comforts including premium bedding, flat-screen TVs, and a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker.

And amenities that guests have loved for decades, such as the oceanfront pool and friendly service, aren’t going anywhere, but there will be plenty of exciting new features for guests to enjoy, from a tiki hut to a meeting space ideal for business groups and weddings.

“Our vision is for Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach Oceanfront to be a jewel in the crown of this beautiful city,” said Todd Burbage, CEO of Blue Water Hospitality. “We look forward to welcoming guests who’ve made the Mayan Inn a part of their family vacations for decades back for a revitalized experience, plus giving new Daytona Beach visitors a place where they can relax, recharge and rest after a day of exploring the beach, boardwalk, and countless local attractions.”

In addition to giving a Daytona mainstay new life, Blue Water boosted the Volusia County economy by hiring over 75 local construction workers to carry out the renovations – and will continue to do so by hiring at least 20 full-time employees, and many more part-time employees, when the hotel opens.

True to form, Blue Water is pushing the envelope on hospitality and brand standards to deliver an unforgettable property that will attract new business to this iconic beach city. This ambitious new project will not only bring the Comfort Inn and Suites brand to Daytona for the first time but will also provide a new hotel experience in this thriving market.

Daytona Beach has already welcomed this new venture with open arms.

“We’ve seen such an excellent response from the people in the area,” said Tara Hart-Patterson, director of sales and marketing for Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach Oceanfront. “The businesses, the Daytona Beach Chamber and the Convention & Visitors Bureau have all been incredibly welcoming. We have a stellar team in place, and I’m confident that we will see great success in 2020.”

The team at Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach includes veteran Mayan Inn staff and hospitality industry experts like Hart-Patterson.

The renovation of the Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach Oceanfront is part of a larger revitalization that began in downtown Daytona Beach years ago, and Blue Water hopes to help sustain and add momentum to the area’s economic growth.

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“We’re so excited to be a part of Daytona Beach and we hope to foster an increase in tourism and group business by working closely with community stakeholders like the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and many others,” said Kim Wootteon, director of marketing for Blue Water Hospitality. “We want to support this vibrant community in any way we can, and we look forward to building a bright future for Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach Oceanfront and the city as a whole.”

This newly-renovated, oceanfront hotel is sure to be a hit with groups. Along with its dedicated meeting and wedding space, it offers onsite bus parking, an onsite sales coordinator, and is just a short walk from Ocean Center.

The location of the hotel isn’t just convenient for groups, but also great for visitors to the 23-mile long “World’s Most Famous Beach.” Daytona International Speedway is just 10 minutes away, and the Daytona Beach Band Shell and the boardwalk are within a few steps. Shopping, dining and entertainment are all within easy reach because Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach is in the heart of it all.

There’s plenty to love on property as well. Among the hotel’s list of unbeatable amenities are a free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, in-room kitchens, and an abundance of rooms with balconies perfect for viewing Florida’s famous sunrises. The property is also graced with unique features like an oceanfront pool and sundeck, a poolside bar and direct beach access.

This modern, oceanfront hotel will be a place where families, friends, couples and groups can all enjoy the beauty of Daytona Beach and make memories that will last a lifetime.

“Comfort Inn and Suites Daytona Beach Oceanfront is ushering in a new era for hotels in America’s favorite beach town,” said Burbage. “And we can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes us.”

Comfort Inn & Suites, Daytona Beach Oceanfront is located at 103 South Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida, 32118.

To learn more about the hotel and its amenities, its location, and area activities and events, visit or calling 386-252-2378.