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“Best Place on the Broadwalk” 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 #7 of 64 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Place on the Broadwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

Any time I'm back in Hollywood, I'll definitely stay at the Walk About!
It's right on the Broadwalk, room was very spacious and clean with excellent views of the ocean. Really convenient with personable service.
The room was decorated with old photos of the area, which was a nice touch.
If you're looking for something unique and NOT a chain, Walk About is the place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 February 25, 2009

I've never written a review before, but wanted to make an effort because I really enjoyed this hotel.

We came in for one night only as we were going to a conference in the Keys.

We didn't have an ocean view room, but suite #3. (It didn't matter, as we got there late, and walked the broadwalk just before sundown.) The suite was decorated really well. It had white slip-covered comfortable furniture, nice mirrors, lamps, fun art, etc. I like the vintage bathroom. I also loved that they painted the ceiling sky blue!

I would request a second floor ocean view room when we visit again. We had breakfast next door at the hotel and enjoyed the ocean.

The exterior needs painting, but it may be in the works. We didn't go to the Tiki bar, but people seemed to have fun. The staff told us if they were too noisy to let them know.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

This place is a gem and certainly worthy of the excellent rating.

For the 4th of July, a group of friends and we decided to spend the weekend at the Florida "shore." We all rented rooms at the
Walk-About not knowing what to expect. Boy, were we suprised!
The manager, our official host, could win the award for
Mr. Congeniality. So accomodating and kind, he made all of us feel like we were at the Four Seasons.

Recently purchased, this hotel is a jewel that's beginning to shine! Many renovations are in the works to restore this hotel to its original "60's" design, but we loved it just the way it is, as well. Right on the boardwalk, the views are spectacular and the accomodations and affordability can't be beat! Each of our friends independantly reached the same conclusion....we can't wait for next year. We'll certainly be right on back to the Walk- About

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2008

In March of 2008, my husband and I visited Hollywood, Florida for two weeks. We stayed at The Walk About Motel and we liked it's charm of Deco style period.

We had a very nice kitchen, fully supplied with all new dishes and utensils. We found everything about the motel lovely.

Our air conditioned rooms were very clean, lovely linens and towels. Nice hardwood floors with lovely comfortable furniture. Our room had a beautiful Orchid plant, which gave us a feeling that we were really welcome.

The view of the Atlantic Ocean was a sight to behold! The boardwalk were steps away from every room. The patio was very nice and filled with flowers, shrubs and palm trees. My husband really enjoyed the darling Tiki Bar. That was fun!

We found the staff very efficient and friendly.

We have been informed that the motel has been renamed Carolina Hotel. We recommend this hotel to everyone. We plan on returning some time next year as we really enjoyed our visit.

C, & J. Leonard

Stayed March 2008
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New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

Been to FL many times....never had a better experience!! Hospitality was great. The Tiki Bar was a great place to relax and have a beverage. Rooms were clean. Sat down with the owners at the bar ...super nice folks. Right on the water. View was SPECTACULAR! I've already made reservations to return in the fall.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

The Walk About was everything I was looking for in a vacation. Once we parked the car, we never had to drive anywhere else the entire time we stayed. Located right on the newly remodeled Hoolywood Boardwalk, everything you could possibly want is within walking distance. Plus, the Tiki Bar provided plenty of entertainment everynight!! The staff couldn't have been any friendlier and were able to answer all of our questions about where were the good places to eat. And the rooms were spotless!! Can't wait to go back sometime soon.

  • Liked — Evrything is in walking distance, the staff was awesome
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2008

Beautiful old motel...being renavated....hardwood floors ,kitchen, big bedroom....windows overlooking boardwalk & ocean. Sat & sun night entertainment. You can see all the excitement from your room or go to the tiki bar and join in. Very ,very nice.

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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 Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 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*
Number of rooms: 8
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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