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Ocean Inn
3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #8 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Awesome Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

What an outstanding display of customer service. You will not get the attention nor customer service displayed at large chain , that we recieved from Philip and the staff at the Ocean Inn. What a relaxing well managed and enjoyable group of people.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We were heading from New England to Port Everglades for a December cruise and given the unpredictable nature of New England weather, figured we had better plan to arrive in FL a couple days early just in case. What a treat to find the Ocean Inn, a small place right on North Ocean Drive in Hollywood. We had two rooms (five of us) and both were clean, comfortable and all the space we needed. Just one block off the beach so very convenient (but not actually on the beach which made it more quiet). Breakfast was simple, but plenty and filling, and the fresh baked muffins were wonderful. For us, one of the best prizes was the central courtyard. Quiet, protected from the wind, but with enough sun for the sun worshipers in our family, and a place to just relax, play cards, or in my daughter's case, finish that last term paper before our trip. The managers, Philip and Gary, were friendly, cordial and provided excellent suggestions for short trips and restaurants. If we are back in that area (any place from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami) we will certainly return.

Room Tip: We had two non-adjoining rooms on the ground floor and both were great. Not sure how you would go w...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is the second time I've had the pleasure of staying at the Ocean Inn. The location is fabulous - a short block to the Hollywood Broadwalk and the beach. I appreciated the tastefully decorated and immaculately clean room (thanks Pilar!) and fresh coffee and muffins in the AM . Philip, Glenn and Scott are cheerful, helpful and fun hosts and not above spoiling the guests with late night milk and cookies.

Room Tip: #15 is tucked into the back corner and although it is small with two large beds, it does offer peace...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

This little gem is only a half a block from the beach & broadwalk right across the street from the intercoastal. It has a beautiful little courtyard to hang out in with a glass of wine and relax - beautiful palm trees and a cute fountain. I have to say this was a wonderful suprise for us. The room was clean and pretty with a small fridge and microwave. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay right by the beach. The people who work here are very friendly and helpful. We will definetly come back! Well worth the visit!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westmont, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I have stayed at Ocean Inn twice, this December and last. Last year, I would have given Ocean Inn an excellent rating, but I am sorry to say that I am not giving it the same rating now.

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 days/3 nights this year and we were very excited to be returning after a great trip last year. When we arrived, we were greeted by the very friendly staff who gave us a beer and chocolate cookies! We were really excited and so happy that we had booked our stay at our favorite Florida hotel; unfortunately, that is where the hospitality went downhill. The other staff members were less than welcoming. Not mean or rude, but not exactly friendly. We NEVER received maid service during our entire stay. I think that the maid only works in the morning, and I admit that we are late sleepers, but I think that we should be allowed to stay in bed until 11 if we are on vacation and shouldn't have to sacrifice a clean room because we are enjoying our rest. Because we didn't get maid service, this also meant that we never got clean towels.

The hotel is not overly expensive but you should know what you are getting for your money. The bathroom is small and definitely needs updating. The fridge area is a nice extra, but kind of dingy and dirty. Our sheets were ripped when we got there, which we had to deal with since our room was never cleaned.

One final note about their method of charging for the stay - For some reason, and I noticed this in other reviews as well, the hotel charges your credit card twice (puts a hold on the funds) which means that even though they are not withdrawing your money it is unavailble for you to spend. The person at the front desk assured us that this was something that the bank does, but I have never experienced this at any other hotel and wonder whether it has something to do with the hotel's billing methods. In any case, it is a good thing for travelers to know if, like us, they are on a budget and can't afford to have an extra few hundred dollars sit in limbo for a week.

With all that having been said, the hotel is in a great location, steps away from the beach and boardwalk. I would say this place is ok if you are not that concerned about hotel service and amenities. There was a group of people there who were apparently together and had parties in the courtyard, and they seemed to be enjoying themseleves, but based on the price of the room our experience this year, we will not be returning.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The staff was very friendly, and nice. The room was clean, cool and quite large. The shower head could have been alittle higher for us tall folks. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and peaceful. About a two minute walk to the Boardwalk where you are feet away from the blue ocean and white sand. Up and down the Boardwalk are a bunch of restaurants and shops. Alot of fun. The pizza at Florios was awesome!

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

It was almost perfect for two of us (for a week and for the price and for the location). We stayed in a one-bedroom condo on the ground floor right on the beach. Sensitive sleepers like me need to remember to bring earplugs if they are not early birds and don't want to be waken up by an alarm clock at 6 a.m. and "share" the morning routine of a gentleman who occupies a condo on the floor above. Otherwise it would have been perfect!
Special thanks to Philip - for making us feel welcome and for being very helpful in every possible way.
Olga and Jim.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BE OUR GUEST! The Ocean Inn offers a unique boutique lodging experience. Relax, renew and unwind with us in our private tropical courtyard just steps to the sand, surf and Hollywood Broadwalk. We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas and cultures and we do our very best to serve each guest according to their individual needs and lifestyles. Make your reservation today because we want to get you in bed. ... more   less 
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