We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Ocean Inn to your Saves list
Ocean Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We found the Ocean Inn on-line and decided to give it a try at the end of our Florida travels. We had never been to Hollywood Beach and wasn't sure what to expect. What a GREAT FIND! We absolutely love the area and especially the Ocean Inn. If you're into the "high rise" experience, this is not for you. I wanted the "Old Florida" that I knew from years ago, quaint, friendly and fun. Phillip and the entire staff were amazing from the moment we checked in to the moment we departed - friendly and so very accommodating.

The coffee in the morning is very good as well as the continental style goodies included. The property is extremely clean and maintained yet keeping the vintage charm. The courtyard area is welcoming with lots of shady spots to sit with a good book or even take a snooze in the hammock.

The location is great with on-site parking (a must near the beach) and just a short stroll to the beautiful beach and restaurants. If you're traveling with a well-behaved dog - you're dog is welcome too! And, within walking distance from the Ocean Inn there is a beautiful dog beach and a dog park within a couple of miles. No dogs are allowed on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. We liked it so much we're going back in May for a week and this time bringing our best friend - our dog Bob!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

453 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    287
    124
    18
    16
    8
See reviews for
91
212
50
27
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (81)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Emmaus, PA
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stopped by in Hollywood Beach during an extended road trip of Florida. We wanted to avoid large chain hotels on our trip and chose the Ocean Inn based on the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. We felt that the Ocean Inn was a large B and B cleverly disguised as a small retro motel. The place was cozy, comfortable, and clean. The friendly service provided by Phillip both in the reservation process and after we arrived was exceptional. Phillip made us feel welcome and at home, even though we were only staying one night. We stayed in a king room near the office and breakfast area. The room was funky with concrete aggregate floors, red walls, unique furnishings and art work, and a tiny but adequate little bathroom. We felt totally relaxed and comfortable. The breakfast provided was a simple cereal, coffee, tea, and muffin routine but convenient and adequate. The Ocean Inn is a short block walk to the Hollywood Beach boardwalk (really a paver sidewalk) and the beach within easy walking distance to great little shops and restaurants. If you are planning a stop in Hollywood Beach or even a short stay, the Ocean Inn should be a consideration.
Thanks again to Phillip and the Ocean Inn for providing a great stop on our trip.

Room Tip: Ask room proximity to office and breakfast area. The more private rooms are the suites on the seco...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Where to begin... the beautiful courtyard, the friendly and attentive staff, the great location and complimentary continental breakfast. Just a wonderful place to stay. Thanks for getting our vacation off on the right foot.

  • Stayed February 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Loved our second visit here even more than the first time -- a planned week in sunny Florida, leaving snowy RI behind. The hotel is clean, cozy and kind of funky, filled with various outside "cubby" sitting areas. Enjoyed having a Queen Studio with the extra space and conveniences -- definitely a "do again"! Everyone is friendly and caring -- management and guests alike. The owners were so helpful in extending our stay when blizzard Nemo prevented us from flying home on time. It was a joy to rekindle our friendship with Philip, a very helpful and pleasantly funny gentleman in the office. A very short walk to the beautiful beach and lovely 2-1/2 mile boardwalk that's always busy. Cafe Bon Marche is a great new French restaurant a short ways on the boardwalk -- really nice lunch and happy hour! Must try the Sunday brunch at GG's -- unforgettable! Frequently ate at Georgio's Bakery for great breakfast, lunch or dinner. Absolute highlight of our trip was the water taxi from Hollywood to Ft. Lauderdale. Look forward to a future trip and seeing Philip, Joe and Scott again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Ocean Inn is very clean and comfortable! It has a really cool retro feel to it. The staff are very friendly and very helpful with all of our needs. It was very enjoyable to walk the boardwalk and chill in the courtyard.

Room Tip: Check out the rooms on You Tube
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We happened upon Hollywood, FL, wanting to stay near the Ft. Lauderdale airport at the end of our Florida Keys trip. It was exactly what we needed and the best part of our trip. Breakfast and the morning newspaper in the courtyard. Beach chairs and bags of ice for our beverages. They thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
L.A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I just completed a 7 night stay here at The Ocean Inn. I am sad to leave today and hope to come back soon! It's a great place to stay in Hollywood Beach. It's well located -- just a 1 minute walk to the boardwalk/beach. The room was clean, quiet, and well equipped. The entire staff is great -- props to Philip, Scott, and Joey as well as the woman who does housekeeping. There is a free breakfast in the morning with cereal and AWESOME home made muffins.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hollywood hotels
0.8 mi away
Caribbean Resort by the Ocean
3.1 mi away
Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
0.3 mi away
Marriott Hollywood Beach
Marriott Hollywood Beach
#15 of 65 in Hollywood
4.0 of 5 stars 1,138 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
WalkAbout Beach Resort
WalkAbout Beach Resort
#8 of 65 in Hollywood
4.5 of 5 stars 190 reviews
0.4 mi away
Riptide Hotel
Riptide Hotel
#11 of 65 in Hollywood
4.5 of 5 stars 376 reviews
0.5 mi away
Neptune Hollywood Beach Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ocean Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocean Inn

Address: 3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#12 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Inn 2.5*
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline, Agoda and Despegar.com so you can book your Ocean Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Hollywood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ocean Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.