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Ocean Inn
3405 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #8 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
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“Great with the not-so-great....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

First of all...let me preface by stating that I truly use trip advisor to book hotel/motel rooms. I value an honest review. Therefore, I feel I must leave the most truthful review. Philip, the Inn's courtyard, the homespun amenities and the close proximity to the beach are what make this place wonderful. Philip was extremely friendly and accommodating.....providing beach chairs, towels and lots of good suggestions. The beach and Broadwalk were awesome (although this was a little farther north from the action). The middle courtyard was peaceful and beautiful, even despite the traffic. So many great things! But the room....well, VERY small. We (two parents and two kids) stayed in a queen efficiency and it was extremely tight. The bathroom had a leaking sink faucet and a shower head that sprayed all over the entire bathroom (soaking clothes brought in and the toilet paper). The beds/pillows were terrible. I truthfully think our room should have been a single room for no more then two people. We were also in the back of the inn and there was a light outside our room that was on the whole first night which made it seem like daylight in our room...that and the alarm went off at midnight, which scared the heck out of us. So bottom-line...would we stay here again...not sure. We liked so many things, but not sure if this was worth the money. Philip and so many things make this place special....wanted to love it entirely, but it needs updating.

Room Tip: If you stay in room 15....no more than two people.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Veronika A, General Manager at Ocean Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Sadie433,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Ocean Inn. I regret you encountered challenges during your stay.
My family and I are the new owners of the Ocean Inn. We recently bought the hotel in "as is" conditions and we are currently in the process of having all the rooms updated to our standards.
As a result of your review we are currently updating the room you stayed in and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back and let you experience the renovated room.

Best regards,
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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a very well located property in Hollywood Fl. It is very very reasonable.BUT don't expect comfy bedding or lux bathrooms.The accomodations are dated but they were clean .The wall AC units were loud.So much so that on night number 2 of my 4 night stay I shut it off and preferred sleeping without the noise.The continental breakfast wasn't worth the bother,grab a cup of coffee and head out .For the price and location it's a good value.If you want to spend more you could get more.It is 100 yards from the beach,again great location and great price so something has to give.

Room Tip: Room 23 was on the 2nd level less noisy than the ground floor of this 2 story bldg
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Veronika A, General Manager at Ocean Inn, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Mentldentl,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at the Ocean Inn. Glad to hear that you found the Ocean Inn a well located property. We are currently updating all the rooms, including the bedding and bathrooms.
We do provide a light continental breakfast for our guest, which include cereals, fresh fruits, fresh baked muffins, coffee, tea and milk as well as provide cooking equipment in most rooms.
Please let me apologize for any inconvenience you had with the air conditioner. During your stay with us we were unaware of the loud air conditioner so we now have our engineering team looking at it.
Again, Thank you for your comment which help us identify areas of improvements.

Kind Regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

After searching for months to find the right hotel for us and our pets, we came across this fantastic place. After calling and emailing Philip numerous times, we decided to take a chance and stay at the Inn. We couldn't have made a better decision. Philip, Joe and the rest of the staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. The rooms were immaculately kept and really cute, the courtyard and surrounding grounds were well groomed and we really enjoyed just sitting outside our room and enjoying the Florida weather with the dogs. Every morning we were treated to a continental breakfast with the best homemade muffins, fresh fruit and coffee. Yes, there is no pool, but who needs one when the ocean is just about a block away. We can't wait for our next trip to Hollywood (Fort Lauderdale area) to stay at this little gem! Thank you Philip, Joe and the rest of the staff for making our vacation so enjoyable! Can't wait to see you again!

Room Tip: We stayed in both rooms 13 and 14 and both were wonderful. I don't think you could choose a bad...
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  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went to Hollywood for a get-a-way. I have fallen in LOVE with Phillip and this WONDERFUL little treasure. Met the new owner and she is very nice. Nice little breakfast and the best little chocolate chip muffins! The gardens are so peaceful.
Thank you Phillip and Ocean Inn.
I will return for the hidden little treasure!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This inn is so beautiful and relaxing. It had the most beautiful garden I have ever seen! They also have a good grill you can use, right in front of comfy chairs with shades. The workers were beyond great! They gave us cookies and beers, and even two big beach towels to use. They also have some other beach necessity in their office like sun block. The room was very clean. It had hard floor and it was decorated with beach theme, which was very cute. Their complimentary breakfast is till 11am, which is great, and they have dark roast coffee (at least it tasted like one!) which they brew every morning and every time it runs out. I would definitely stay there again when I go to Hollywood, and in fact, I had such a great time that I went back in two days with my husband!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very comortable and quiet and steps from the beach! The free breakfast is small, but nice. I would recommend this hotel especially for the price. Don't expect fancy, but expect comfortable. The staff is great also!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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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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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 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#9 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#13 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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