Catering to an enthusiastic and loyal following of French Canadians, Richard’s Motel, Hotel and other related accommodations are usually booked well in advance. Wishing to stay a week we were only able to find an efficiency unit in the motel for four days and in a room in the hotel for three. Touted as being very clean, the rooms are well maintained but sparse (no phone in the hotel). The efficiency had a small kitchen but the gas to the oven was disconnected so our plans for a roast chicken had to be abandoned. Although we paid the daily rate (no weekly discount since we had to move!) there was no cleaning, fresh towels or visit from a housekeeper for the four days at the motel. The hotel provided towels daily but no cleaning.
The motel room suffered from an influx of small biting flies; the hotel room from a constantly moving army of tine ants and both from intermittent internet reception. The bathroom in the hotel was the size of a large cupboard and the water pressure so low that it was difficult to coax more than an incontinent dribble from the mis-positioned taps!
Located on busy Highway 1 (Federal Highway) in Hollywood, the area is a bit gritty and off-putting. We discovered far better accommodations (full suite) in the Fort Lauderdale/Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area with beach access which, with the weekly discount, was only slightly more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Richard's Motel is a beautiful and typical southern style motel offering continuously remodeled one and two bedroom apartments,small and large efficiencies, and hotel rooms with relaxing and convenient accommodations for all travelers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Richard`s Hotel Hollywood