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Ocean Inn
3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #8 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Home away from home!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This property is what Hollywood Florida is all about! Old world flavor, personal service, friendly staff, and clean as a whistle! After just a few hours there you will feel like family. This could be my new home away from home!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • 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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19 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Don't expect the sterile atmosphere of your typical chain hotel! This small inn, with its "hidden" patio, will win your heart. We were warmly greeted by Philip, the manager, who had lots of useful information. This inn tries to please 110%. What do you need? Of course they have it-beach chairs, sunscreen, towels, a computer to run off your boarding pass, wi-fi, and almost anything else you might have forgotten or need. The beach is practically next door and, although it's a longer hike, you can walk to the water taxi. Fresh, warm muffins along with cereal, fruit and coffee/tea eaten on the outdoor deck and the charming company of Philip and the other guests was a great way to start the day. I would certainly recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed June 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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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We booked this hotel based on the excellent reviews here on Trip Advisor.

When we arrived at 10:30pm we found that the room, while clean, had a musty/dank odour and the noise both from the street and the others guests in the morning was an problem for sleeping.

The room was not fully equipped as advertised and was missing the hotplate with just a hole in then counter where it should have been. The bed was terrible and totally worn out which made for a terrible night's sleep.

We went to the front desk to tell the manager we did not wish to stay the 4 nights we had intended for the above reasons and the owner insisted on charging another night as a penalty.

This would not have been the case if this was a 'branded' hotel but they had my credit card number and we were at their mercy despite me making it clear the place was not up to the standard that was being advertised.

All in all for the $110 per night being charged for this place we could have done much much better and quite likely would have paid less.

If you book it at all I'd suggest you do so for only 1 night and see how it goes otherwise you will be penalized heavily for any changes you wish to make even if it is the hotels problem that make this necessary.

It's not right to treat your guests this way particularly when a hotel acknowledges that there are deficiencies.

If a guest is not comfortable and state the reasons clearly then they should be respected for what they are saying and treated accordingly, this should not be viewed by the hotel as an opportunity to take a bite out of the guests wallet as a 'penalty'.
That approach is BS!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I went to the Ocean Inn because of stress, I wanted to get away without leaving Miami … Between school, job and my family, Sometime I just want to run away for a few hours or even a few days … Ocean Inn, in the perfect place for that.

From the time I entered the gate to proceed to this cozy little office of the Ocean Inn, everyone and everything in that place seems to gently welcome you home…. The unexpected “secret garden” was a call to relax and rewind with my inner self.

Each room carries a special color and smell just like an invitation to live and create my own story between the walls and the secret garden of this very special place.
But much more than just a decor Ocean Inn heart and soul lay within is great staff.
The manager name Philip will work is way not only to conquer your business but also steal your heart with is outstanding customer service..

Thank you for making us part of your vision and dream Philip…Two Thumbs up.!!!
I definitely recommend this place.
Jess.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Alexandria, Va
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Returning to the US after a 27 day trip we wanted a place in Hollywood Beach to help us relax away the LONG day of travel from Amsterdam. Ocean Inn was the perfect place! Joe greeted us with chocolate chip cookies and treated us like we were old friends! Answered any questions we had, showed us to our room, and instantly dissappeared; I suspect he realized how tired we were and didn't want to delay our relaxation! This location is great, just two very short blocks from the beautiful beach, with a lovely paved and lighted walkway leading to lots of shops and restaurants. The Inn offers a great enclosed courtyard full of greenery and several nooks for relaxation. There is an area with wicker cushioned sofas, one with a double hammock, a couple of areas with table and chairs and a barbeque grill to use! The outdoor continental breakfast area is great, with homemade muffins, cereals, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Just help yourself! We chose to enjoy the great weather and sit in the courtyard reading most of the morning. In the afternoon we spent time on the lovely beach and were almost alone there, as it was a weekday, a quiet beach day. The water temperature was warm and the ocean very still, which I like! Though I understand that changes with the weather, as most beach areas do. In the evening we enjoyed a walk to the bandshell via the paved "broadwalk" and enjoyed a free concert. Ocean Inn is conveniently located in a quiet area of Hollywood Beach with easy access to the beach, restaurants and shops and an easy drive to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Golfstream Raceway and Casino, Hard Rock Casino, and many other places to enjoy! Though we spent only two nights there, we found it to be just a lovely, friendly, great place. Both Phillip and Joe would do anything for you and you feel like you are their houseguests!

  • Stayed June 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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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

After a long drive from Tallahassee, FL, we truly found an oasis. Super-friendly owners that give you the feeling they would do ANYthing for you, only 3 min walk from one of the most beautiful, non-crowded (at least in May) beaches in FL and 45 min drive from both Miami and Everglades makes the "Ocean Inn" a perfect base camp for exploring South Florida. Everything was so charming and soothing ... it made even harder for us to leave for cold, grey Germany. I really do hope I can come back one day.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fruitland Park, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My family and I had so much fun staying at the Ocean Inn. It started when my daughter found the plate of cookies the manager left for us. It was a welcome treat after a long drive and a late check in, which the manager Philip helped us with. The room was very comfortable and the beds are wonderful, but the real attraction to staying at the Ocean Inn, other than being a block off the beach, is the tropical paradise courtyard in which everyone in the evening comes out to, sits around and talks, grills their dinners, hangs out in the hammack. We truly felt like we were staying with friends. Breakfast of homemade muffins, cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, coffee, ect., was waiting for us each morning. The manager, Philip, is friendly, funny, helpful and really made the Ocean Inn a great place to stay. We are already planning a return trip!!

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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