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“Location and Service with a Smile!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“Location and Service with a Smile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Arrived at 10am and despite a 3pm check-in, Sherry greeted my wife and I and took us straight to our room, #5. Early check-ins are wonderful and Sherry was super nice.
The room was as advertised. Clean, comfy and spacious with a million dollar view. Doesn't have the upgrades other high end chains do, but your paying for the location. King size bed was comfy and felt clean. Kitchenette and bathroom are dated but worked fine since we spent all our time on the beach and at tiki bar!
A Marriott is right next door and the bar and restaurant are fabulous. Great coffee bar and even better food, prepared by executive chefs. We actually ate breakfast (fl lobster omelette), lunch(tuna poke and all beef hot dog) and dinner( crab/lobster cakes) there on our last day. The service was excellent. Loved hitting beach with fresh drinks from the bar, i guess its ok to drink on the beach as long as its in a cup.
Ocean Alley's was another favorite, a 10 min walk south, try the calamari or the Seafood Salad(Stuffed Cabbage).
Overall, the Walkabout was a great place to stay. While it has some wear and tear,aka,character, it is clean, comfy and spacious. We loved all the staff who were great the whole time. It's nice to get away from the chains and corporate resorts for a simple relaxing stay at a place with character. And oh ya, Location,Location,Location.
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Room Tip: Room 5 upstairs looking over ocean,marriott and tiki bar
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I were spending a few days in South Florida before our daughter's graduation and our hotel in South Beach did not have availability for the first night so I made arrangements a tteh WalkAbout. Wish we had stayed here instead of South Beach since we really liked our little apartment here and the beach. We arrived late and picked up the keys from the Tiki Bar and quickly made it to the beach before sunset. We walked the beach and stopped at at number of bars to have appetizers and a beer. The next day we did the same and had a great time. Love that there is no street between the hotel and the beach and the beach is clean and is a great place to people watch. Woke up the next morning and went out to get pictures of the sunrise. Overall, great experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Third time we have stayed at the Walkabout in the last three years. Ideally located along the Hollywood boardwalk so the beach is just a few steps away. Rooms are well decorated and have everything you need for an extended getaway. Tiki bar is great. Only slight downside is the bathrooms are dated. Will be back next year.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ft. Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We know we love Hollywood beach..we know we heal with the energy of the Atlantic Ocean there.. we know we love the healthy walks on the Broadwalk. We just discovered the Walkabout Beach Resort.. We were charmed. The room we occupied was very spacious and afforded us everything we needed for a complete R&R vacation. I returned home and immediately advised our grown children to take their children to Walkabout beach Resort for the most enjoyable, relaxing time they have ever had on the Atlantic Ocean. We will come back to this Resort and recommend it to all who will listen. I don't know what the development plans are for Hollywood Beach but I suggest that the city powers that be put money into helping this resort stay- instead of building new and not so charming consruction. All the staff were very helpful and accomodating and we want to visit them again. Charm, cleanliness and ambiance. Perfect!

Room Tip: if you have mobility issues request a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed May 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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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We went as a family for Spring Break for six nights. It is a very tranquil setting. It sits right on the beach, so you must like sand! There are a lot of nice shops and restaurants along the broadwalk. The tiki bar right at the bottom of the steps is a nice touch. It is a bit older, but that only gives it added character. The bathrooms are on the small size. It is a little more expensive than the average hotel room, but definitely worth the extra money. The staff was great. Sherry is a wonderful lady and very accomodating to any needs we had. Thank you for a wonderful vacation! We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Room 8 is perfect (as well as Room 5). 2nd floor with a view of the broadwalk and beach. Only down...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We have greatly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful boutique hotel, located at the less crowded part of Hollywood Beach. We just loved to walk out the door barefeet, kids could safely play on the Beach. Restaurants are on strolling distance. Safe carbparking inside neighboring Mariott hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in room nr 8: second Floor with Ocean View!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We were there for four days and enjoyed every minute. The rooms are a great size and the staff was very helpful. We had a fantastic view of the beach and enjoyed daily walks on the boardwalk. It felt like we had our own little bungalow by the beach. Lots of choices on the boardwalk for eating and a small amphitheater , all located right on the boardwalk. Would definitely recommend the Walkabout Beach Resort to anyone wanting something other than the same old hotel type rooms.

Room Tip: Unit #4 is downstairs and Unit #8 is upstairs- both have the best view of the beach and boardwalk.
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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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Additional Information about WalkAbout Beach Resort

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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