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Ocean Inn
3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #8 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
2 reviews
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great location steps from the beach, customer service was great, I felt right at home
After a day on the beach came back to the room had a cocktail and sat outside in a very peaceful garden setting. No pool no big deal u r steps from the beach. Free parking is a huge bonus.

You got yourself a very loyal customer
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Cambridge
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This small motel is comfortable enough for the average couple. It's about two blocks away from the beach. The rooms all face onto a central patio area that is comfortable and quiet. They have a gas BBQ available for use (we BBQ-ed some steaks and ate out at the patio table). Our room was comfortable enough and had a small fridge and hotplate as well as a microwave. There are a couple of local stores (Walgreen's and Publix) to pick up a few supplies and groceries. The bed was nice and soft. The AC units are in-wall and very loud but at least it did the job and kept us cool. The housekeeper does a great job at keeping the rooms as clean as possible. We were visited only once by a cockroach that I promptly showed the phone book to. The staff are great and friendly. There is a local restaurant called "La Tub" that is not too far from the motel. It has an interesting history and, arguably, the best hamburgers in the world. A must-visit place if you happen to stay in the area.

We didn't bring our kid on this trip and I'm glad for that. I think kids would go out of their minds with boredom at this mote as there is nothing to do in or around the motel with the exception of walking down to the beach area with parents.

Certainly worth a try if you are looking for a quiet retreat off the beaten path.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We only stayed for one night, but could easily have stayed longer. Great position by a great beach, with faultless service. Free parking and even has beach chairs you can borrow! Rooms are basic, but clean and have everything you need. This is not a five star hotel, but is a nice, small and easy place to stay for a great price.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I arrive late May and so far have been in contact with "Phillip" he has been very attentive in responsing to my emails and questions. I have been on line looking and afraid to pull the trigger for several weeks and finaly booked 5 days here based on price and location. I am just looking for a clean place that is on the beach. I have been to Europe a handful of times and have stayed in new hotels but find I am out and about most the time not in my hotel. Will update once my arrival happens May 23rd. I was in contact with a couple of hotels after reading their BAD reviews "Hollywood Beach Resort" for one... in hopes that they could assure me that it would not happen to me...and they denied the reviews and never got back to me. They should learn from Phillip about customer service. I would not chance "Hollywood Beach Resort."

Room Tip: Tell them you want a clean and quiet room away from any stairwells or lobby's.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunrise, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This little gem is about 2 short blocks from the beach which is why the rates are so reasonable. A tad dated but in the best way. Philip was must helpful and informative. He will help with any special requests you have. We were able to check in early since our room was available. Plenty of free parking. There are beach chairs and umbrellas for guests as well as sunscreen and trashy novels. The best part was homemade muffins along with fruit, cereal and coffee for breakfast!

Thanks, Philip, for making our girls outing so much fun!

Room Tip: Stayed in room 19 which is on the southeast corner, first floor. Noise level was fine.
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  • Stayed May 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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orlando
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324 reviews 324 reviews
68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We picked this "mom & pop" motel based on TA reviews. But I have to say that we were disappointed.
Pros: clean, tropical feel on the patio & good staff
Cons: We thought that this place would be a funky, kitschy-type place. We have stayed in other older resorts {from the '40s actually} and were thrilled. But that is not what we found here. They are not maintaining the motel's assets like they should. It is as if they are just 'painting over'. Example: rather than replacing doors they are just painting over. Ours was a motel room and it was very basic. There was no real charm in our room. The wall air conditioner was very loud.
All in all, just OK.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Veronika A, General Manager at Ocean Inn, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear EmEs,

Thank you for your authentic review of your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to hear about the cleanliness, tropical feel on the patio and good staff.
Please except my sincerest apology for any disappointment you may have experienced. We are just getting out of season, so now we are refreshing all the rooms for the summer time.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience with the air conditioner. Our engineering team is diligently working to rectify the situation.

Despite your disappointment I do hope you will return to stay with us again in the future.

Again, I do apologize and regret that this impacted your experience at our hotel.

Best regards
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

When my husband and I arrived at the Ocean Inn, we were greeted by Joe. There were no parking spaces available. Joe moved his car and gave us his spot. Then he proceeded to show us our room and all amenities this B&b had to offer, from the beach chairs and towels to the corner where the continental breakfast would be served.everything was convenient. The room was very clean and the staff's hospitality was second to none. Any question that we had were immediately addressed by Phil who was usually there when we had any concerns. His service and everyone made our stay wonderful. We look forward to returning again

Room Tip: Our room # was 13. Very clean and quiet
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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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
#12 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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