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WalkAbout Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2500 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #7 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
New Bern, North Carolina
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“Walkabout Beach Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was a very clean and friendly place. It is old but that being said, it has old charm, a very old beach feel. You walk right out of your door to the beach. Lovely views. The boardwalk is awesome. Bike lanes and a wide walking path. Lots of shops and restaurants along the way.

Room Tip: There are only 8 apartment/suite type rooms at the Walkabout. There is a Tiki bar in the center cou...
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  • Stayed March 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was here for a business trip with a few co-workers but I would come back and stay for vacation. The hotel was funky and charming. Rooms were huge with a large living room and bedroom and a small kitchen. Views were unbelievable as the hotel is just steps from the beach with nothing obstructing the view. Just walk about 20 feet across the boardwalk and your toes are in the sand! The woman who took care of the rooms (Sherry) was super sweet and chatted with us for a while as we sat on the patio and enjoyed some drinks. She said she cleans the rooms as if they were her own house... and it showed. The rooms were immaculate. The beach was perfect for a morning walk with co-workers or an evening stroll with your sweetie. The only negative I can think of is that the bathroom was very small. But I would stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Granby, Co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed a week in late Febuary 2013 at Walkabout. We had a great time. The rooms were large, clean and well maintained. The kitchen was very handy. The greatest thing about it was how close it was to the beach. We really enjoyed walking out the door, across the broad walk, and sitting down at the beach. The people at Walkabout, front office, housecleaners, bartenders at the tiki bar were wonderful. Friendly and very good at their jobs.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. I don't like giving the best kept secret away - but this place is truly the best on Hollywood Broadwalk. Quiet end of the beach much less touristy than the south end. Tiki bar is fun and has live music on Saturday. Quiet place to relax. Sherry keeps the place immaculate! I will keep returning every year.

Room Tip: The lower floor rooms are convenient to walk to the beach - but sometimes the people on the top floo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed at the WalkAbout Beach Feb 16-18, 2013. Although it was the coldest week imaginable, this little gem made my stay pleasurable. My room was spacious and directly faced the ocean. It was great having a kitchen (as I said it was cold) since I didn't feel like venturing right out in the morning for something to eat. The tiki bar and music was a plus as well. Staying here I enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the locals, which I think adds something a little special to your stay. I would recommend this place. Although I was never able to find anyone in the office the entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Great little hotel on the beach.

Room Tip: You can go next door to the Marriott's restaurant or if you need to rent a car or print your boa...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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North Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was our second visit to the Walkabout, and we couldn't have been happier.
It is a perfect place for a get away.
It is Clean and has everything we need! I love the beach, so the location of this resort is perfect
for me! I can enjoy the view from the windows that surround the front room.
It is small and personable, which I love. There are bigger hotels on the beach, and I wouldn't even consider staying at any of them!
We hope to return next year, and hope to stay longer!!
Dennis and Jean

Room Tip: Room 8, the second floor, facing the ocean is my favorite!
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  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying here in January. We were very happy to be staying at a smaller hotel instead of a high rise. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean and well-appointed and we even had a kitchen. We enjoyed meeting some locals and visitors at the tiki bar, and loved being able to walk right out onto the beach. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about WalkAbout Beach Resort

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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#7 Family 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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Also Known As:
Walkabout Beach Hotel Hollywood
Walk About Beach Hollywood

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