This is the first time I have ever written a review for a stay, but I was so IMPRESSED by the accommodations I felt compelled to share.
Originally, I had other accommodations for my trip. Colleagues were booked at the Caroline and the Charter House and insisted they could get me in!!! So, I changed and boy am I glad I did!! The Charter House had EVERYTHING I needed and was so close to the Beach.
From the moment I walked through the door, I felt like I was in an island getaway (something you would see in a movie)!! Although, a one bedroom rental, it had plenty of space!! It was akin a one bedroom apartment; and I even thought this would be a great place to live!! The room had all the necessities including t.v., phone, internet service, sofa/futon, dresser and mirror, chest of drawers, 2 night stands, very comfortable bed with Island palm trees bedding. Even though I was there on business, I felt like I was on vacation!! Should someone have children, the futon provided a place to sleep as well as still having plenty of room for an air mattress.
The kitchen was great- fully furnished with pots/pan, cups, dishes, utensils, fridge, microwave and a little dinette set. I was also very happy to learn of the washer/dryer on site.
One of the best parts of the Charter House also was the outside courtyard!! Plenty of places for all of the guests to sit out, enjoy a magazine and a drink, and watch passersby walking to the beach. Hungry? No problem, you are literally a few steps away from the Boardwalk where you can find any cuisine imaginable.
I hope this review will help anyone not sure of staying somewhere that's not "a huge commercial high-rise" as I was one of those "skeptical" of staying somewhere without a huge corporate brand name!!
Stop by and ask for Tammie-- SHE IS AWESOME and very helpful!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charter House is a 19 unit, two story hotel located within steps of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. The hotel has been completely refurnished and offers free wireless internet, flat screen cable televisions, BBQ areas, and beautiful landscaping. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Charter House-Ocean Beach Hotel Hollywood