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The Best Hotels in DeLand, Florida and Fun Things to Do

iStock-637713526.jpgPart of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach metropolis, DeLand is Volusia’s county seat. Named after its founder, Henry Addison DeLand, the city lies 34 miles from downtown Orlando. It offers a great change of environment from theme parks with ambiance from its historical buildings, state parks, and museums.

The downtown historic district is filled with 19th century buildings. In fact, the city is home to the state’s oldest university – Stetson University.

Dubbed as “ The Athens of Florida”, walk around the lovely city and spot red brick houses and buildings. Not to be missed is the Stetson Mansion. Other attractions are DeLeon Springs State Park and Museum of Art-DeLand. To top it all, the city has great selection when it comes to dining and entertainment. Complete that with sunny weather and friendly locals, the city is beautiful to explore.

 

There are several nice hotels in DeLand to make your stay comfortable


bigstock-bell-on-hotel-reception-9980273.jpgMost of the Deland hotels are from popular hotel chains like Hampton Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn.

 

Visitors can also check in independent hotels like Artisan Downtown and Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina.

 

Hotels here are all budget-friendly and fall into the moderate price range.  They offer ample amenities, good service, and make your stay comfortable.


Hampton Inn & Suites DeLand

The Hampton Inn & Suites enjoys a strategic location a little over a mile from Museum of Art – DeLand and the downtown area. This no-frills hotel by Hilton offers inexpensive rooms complete with an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.  All of its 94 guestrooms are non-smoking and fitted with coffee/tea maker, ironing facilities, hair dryer, and fridge. For guests who want to splurge a little, choose to stay at some rooms with bathtubs, a rollaway shower, and wet bar.

 

Hampton Inn & Suites offers rooms for mobility and hearing needs, ensuring your stay at the hotel is not just safe and convenient, but fully comfortable. A top business hotel in Deland, this hotel has a conference space, two meeting rooms, 24-hour business center, and computer station. As a new hotel built in 2015, guests enjoy up-to-date and modern facilities.

 

Artisan Downtown

iStock-849264284.jpgArtisan Downtown is the place to stay for discerning guests who want privacy, personalized service, upgraded amenities, and prime location. This upscale boutique property in downtown boasts a Spanish colonial architecture, adding to its flair as a indulgent place to stay in DeLand. Because of its location, shops as well as restaurants are just around it while various attractions are walking distances like Sands Theatre Center, African American Museum of Arts, and Conrad Park at Melching Field.

 

There are only 8 guestrooms here, therefore, early booking is advised. With few number of guestrooms, each one is spoiled with in-room amenities while staff provide the most personalized service ever. This property offers a restaurant, bar/lounge, meeting room, 24-hour services such as concierge and luggage storage.

 

This hotel also has a terrace to enjoy the view. Each guestroom has separate seating and living areas along with refrigerator, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea makers, desk, and iron/ironing board.

 

Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina

For families looking for a place to stay, there is no doubt that Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is the perfect match. Located at St Johns River’s banks, this resort offers free parking, business center, outdoor pool, and restaurant. This property only has 18 guestrooms fitted with a fridge, garden, terrace, and Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer river views, and with its own marina, families can enjoy onsite sports and lifestyle facilities from sailing to fishing.

 

Comfort Inn-Deland

iStock-92285722.jpgClose to the downtown area and the university, Comfort Inn is another property with a great location.

 

Guests can pick between rooms and suites with in-room amenities such as Wi-Fi, microwaves, fridges, and coffee/tea makers. Included in the rate is a complimentary breakfast.

 

 

Utilize the heated outdoor pool, whirlpool/sauna, complimentary breakfast, and meeting space. For traveling families, Comfort Inn offers rollaway beds for extra charges. Connecting rooms are also available.  One of the great things for families is that Fido can come too.  Pay $25/night per pet, maximum 2 per room.

 

With its location at the heart of DeLand, nearby attractions include DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, Jackson Lane Memorial Park, and Museum of Arts. Shops and restaurants are also accessible from the hotel.

 

DeLand, Florida hotels are all budget-friendly with moderate rates. offering good amenities and ample services to make your stay comfortable.

 

While visiting DeLand, try out these top-rated restaurants

 

iStock-499512656.jpgThe Santorini serves up some of the BEST Greek and Mediterranean food in town!  Located at 210 North Woodland Boulevard, try their famous and quite authentic gyros, dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs) or the yummy oven roasted lemon potatoes. And, don't leave without having Baklava for dessert.  If you are a gluten-free foodie, they have GF bread!

 

Leaning toward Spanish, Latin or Mexican flavorings?  Visit De La Vega just down the street at 128 North Woodland Boulevard.  Closed on Mondays, some of their signature dishes include Chipoltle Glazed Salmon, Ajitos de Pescado and Chilango con Carne.  They have great lunch, dinner and tapas menus and prepare food options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.

 

Other top-ranked restaurants in Deland include Emmy's Time Out Tavern (American and German fare), the Urban Brick (Italian, American and pizza) and Byte, a modern bistro.

 

Looking for more lodging options near Deland?  Check out hotels and fun things to do in neighboring Orange City, Deltona and DeBary, FL.   

 

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Topics: Florida