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WalkAbout Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2500 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #5 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Mountain View, Wyoming
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“#1 Best little beach resort (EVER)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Pre-cruise to soak up the sun for three days and we found the "Best" little beach resort ever via the internet! This little resort is ranked #8 in all of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood FL and it is our opinion, it should be rated #1, spotless very clean rooms. We caught a cab from FLL for $35.00 for two couples to the WalkAbout Beach resort, paid $20.00 more for our Rooms # 1 & 4 with a panaoramic view of the boardwalk and beach, was so worth it. Noree checked us in and then helped us 4 with our luggage, so sweet! Jesseen (sp) worked the Tiki Bar while we were there and we wanted to just keep her and take her home with us to Wyoming! She is the sweetest! Loved visiting with the local who stopped in daily at the Tiki Bar. Sheri in housekeeping, was always in the background, but always making sure we had everything we needed...and what a big welcoming smile we received everytime we encountered one another! Kitchenette offered the makings for coffee w/Coffee maker for our morning brew. We rented Cabanas for $26.00 for the day on the beach, even got to witness a wedding right on the beach! was a treat. Walking the boardwalk, stopping in at Tiki Bars, listening to the music by local musicians, shopping at the little shops/boutiques along the way was very relaxing and very safe! Many people walking, running, biking, skating all hours of the day with police present periodically! Ate at Nick's Bar and Grill two nights...very busy, the seafood was excellent! We will be sharing our discovery of this "little bit of paradise" with our families...5 stars no doubt! Leonard and Renee' ...Allen & Ruth

Room Tip: Pay the extra $20.00 for rooms # 1 & 4 ground level, panoramic review of boardwalk and beach! w...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went here and it was my new place to go on Hollywood beach. Will never stay anywhere else. Is so charming and such a perfect local and very clean. Thank you! Great people great decor best spot on the beach

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

First of all, you cannot have a bad room here, as there are only 8 of them and they all face the beach. We had a Queen Studio on main floor, and loved it. We were literally 5 steps from the TiKi bar, which was a riot thanks to our super friendly bartender! We had initally scheduled this trip for May, but I suffered a serious broken leg and had to reschedule. The staff/management were extremely helpful with transferring our dates and deposits, and it was much appreciated
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Pros--Tiki Bar--both for local flavor and friendly conversations, proximity to beach, adorable fresh and inviting rooms,people watching, VIEWS!!! Amazing location, steps from the beach.

Cons--the only con could also be a pro, you are located at a very quiet spot on the broadwalk. it is a good mile walk to the bars/restaurants. Normally, I would love the seclusion and enjoy the beautiful stroll along the beach, but my bones are still knitting. :(

Tips--walk down to local restaurants in the morning for awesome breakfast specials. The farther you walk, the cheaper breakfast gets!! We never spent more than five dollars each, and there were many cheaper options to be had. Check out Jakes for the whitefish tacos, super delish, and the owner (Jake) is a wonderfully friendly guy, this spot also has great live music and terrific pina coladas
We will definitely return, as soon as our schedules permit. And we want to extend a heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Walkabout, y'all exceeded our expectations!!

Room Tip: There is no need to upgrade here. All the rooms are extremely spacious and clean with breathtaking v...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed here on a last minute business trip (in January) when all the major hotels are booked with conventions or snowbirds/Canadians (all great people!). It is absolutely adorable. If you are looking for the Ritz, go to the Ritz. If you are looking for the days-gone-by of Hollywood, FL and all that it was, this is the place for you. Beach is literally RIGHT across the street. Sherry, who takes care of the property, is phenomenal and also quite charming. A nice departure from the typical... and you can get a Latte right next door at the Marriott (and a great drink at Walkabout in the Tiki bar right on property...) Beautiful decor. Does it need a little TLC, probably but, I will be back and the overall experience is what matters to me.

Room Tip: Go for either #1, #4, #5 or #8 - all have EXCELLENT views of the beach!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morrisburg, Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed here at the "pink hotel" for one night prior to our cruise. The location is fantastic - that is definitely something that can not be beat. We had a studio room - very clean, but unfortunately very worn and in need of repairs. We really liked the size and location of the hotel (near the end of the boardwalk), but the room condition somewhat overshadowed the positives.

Room Tip: Be forewarned - if the weather is cool, there is no heat in the rooms!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed first week of December 2012 and could not have been happier when we arrived. We were able to check in nearly 4 hours early and were amazed at how clean the ocean view suite was. Gina, the manager, was very gracious and friendly as well as all other staff. Tiki bar was a plus and all bartenders were extremely friendly. Beach chairs and beach towels were available. Hollywood beach broad walk was beautiful and beach was awesome. Place is a gem and plan on going back again and again!!!
Book it and you will love it too!

Christine M.
Massachusetts

Room Tip: Ocean view suite top floor. Spacious
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My husband and I spent a night at the Walkabout before heading to Miami Beach (a short drive away) the following morning. Delightful, small and charming hotel. We had a studio room--quite large, impeccably clean, and well-equipped. The large main room had a queen-size bed and a small kitchen area with an eat-on bar and stools. Lovely color scheme--sand-colored walls and blue ceiling. Small bathroom but adequate. Good location at the northern end of the Broadwalk, so less busy, and right on the beach/Boardwalk. We had a minor problem with the cable TV service which the management resolved efficiently and cheerfully. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Also Known As:
Walkabout Beach Hotel
Walkabout Beach Hotel Hollywood
Walk About Beach Hollywood
Address: 2500 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#8 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — WalkAbout Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The WalkAbout Beach Resort is a cozy family-owned and operated hotel located ON THE BROADWALK in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Our boutique, 8-room hotel was built in 1950, and it is one of the last remaining beachfront hotels designed in the Art Deco style.Our guests enjoy a wide array of amenities that include: ocean front rooms, a large tiki bar in our courtyard, seating alongside the Hollywood broadwalk, scenic views of the beach, nearby shops and restaurants, free wifi, free cable, on-site washer/dryer, live music, and fresh linens daily. Our staff is extremely friendly and professional, and we are always nearby to assist with any special requests. Hollywood Beach is one of the premier beach destinations in the world. The city provides twenty-one lifeguard towers and eight first-aid stations. An icon of Art Moderne architecture on Hollywood Beach’s famed Broadwalk, The Walkabout Beach Resort, is a classic 1940’s boutique hotel. Those who have visited claim it has the perfect blend of characteristics: chic, warm and inviting, glamorous, and tastefully modernized.To experience The Walkabout Beach Resort, is to experience Hollywood Beach at its best. In keeping with its classic style, eight oceanfront guest rooms are immaculately styled with the elegance of another era – wooden and terrazzo floors, interiors with rich textures, soft pink monochromatic colors, and decorations with a nod to its illustrious past mark the furnishings. Each room is adorned with vintage black and white photographs cataloguing Hollywood’s social history dating back to the 1920’s. When you stay at The Walkabout, discover its delightful Art Moderne ambiance and see how its past has been preserved to its original beauty. The Walkabout is known for its remarkable beachfront setting and legendary Hollywood Beach, Florida hotel location - on the Broadwalk. Named one of America's best beach Broadwalks by Travel + Leisure, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is more than 2 miles long, sizzling with energy that embodies the diversity Hollywood Beach stands for - bustling sidewalk cafes, unique shops, multi-hued streamline Art Moderne buildings, and unforgettable ocean views. Step out from the Broadwalk and spend the day settled on white sands, by a glistening ocean on one of South Florida’s most beautiful beaches. Still, the most popular pastime on the beach is simply savoring the charming character of this truly unique setting, so reserve a day for relaxing to the sound of soothing waves. ... more   less 
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