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“Beware of hidden fees. Definitely not a "Resort Hotel"” 1 of 5 stars
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Hollywood Beach Resort Cruise Port Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #57 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Alto, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Beware of hidden fees. Definitely not a "Resort Hotel"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the many negative reviews we read (after booking this room) were true. The place is run down condition over all with very dirty carpeting in halls and a dark dingy feel. They do not make it clear when making reservations about several things. PARKING is in a garage and fee is additional $15 per day. I understand being close to the beach that many other people may want to use this garage, but this should be included for hotel guests. We entered the elevator in parking area to look up and find a really disgusting vent with thick dust and grime that looks as if it hasn't been cleaned in years. We were redirected to a separate hotel check in upon arrival. We get charged an additional "hotel fee" of $10 on check-in that should be included in the rate if it is required to pay. They also charge a hold fee of another $30 to your credit card for the room cards, beach towel cards (only 2 for a family of 4), and the little plastic bag they put them in. The fees are returned when you bring it back to check out. We had requested an extra cot ($15 fee that we did know about and agreed to pay in advance) for our reservation and it was not in our room, so we had to call down to see if they had one for us. Again, directed from the main desk to a separate area (run by separate company) and the gentleman working was polite, but alone, and stated he had to wait for his last customer to check in before he could locate a cot for us. It was already nearly 1 am. So we did get the cot at 1:30, but it arrived with no blanket or pillow. We politely asked for a blanket and never did get one. Our room was okay, looked like the photos on the website, and seemed in much better condition than other areas. I have no specific complaints about the room itself, other than to be aware this is a historic hotel, which means that there will not be enough electrical outlets to use a medical CPAP, and charge your devices at the same time if you have more than 2 people in your room.

My last issue was with the breakfast. When you search a hotel website for reservations for a family of 4 that includes breakfast, and find out upon check in that your continental breakfast includes only two tickets and additional tickets will be approximately another $7 each, it certainly is not an acceptable finding. We decided to wait before buying additional tickets to see if it was worth it. Continental breakfast was cereal, toast, danish, stale plain bagels, and coffee. Nothing that would have broke the bank for the hotel to allow the additional 2 members of our family to have breakfast. Very glad we did not buy extra tickets so we could put that money to a real breakfast somewhere else. So overall, with the extra fees we incurred adding up to nearly $50, I WOULD RECOMMEND SPENDING THAT MONEY AT A NICER HOTEL THAT IS HONEST ABOUT THE COST UP FRONT. I am very thankful we only booked one night here. The next place we stayed at was half the price with no hidden fees. This hotel is hardly a resort.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Hebron, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I do not know where to start!!! This was the absolute worst hotel i have ever stayed in in my life. I would only stay here if it were the last room in all of hollywood.
First things first there are two check inns. The main one in the main lobby of the hotel will help you with NOTHING!!!! They wouldn't even tell me where the breakfast was located. All they would say is, "I do not work for that part of the hotel." Really!!! all i want to know is where the breakfast is located. So after waiting in the check in line for one we found out we were at the wrong one. You would think that if this were a continuing problem they would post a sign or something to help.
The hotel(s) have coin laundry but have no change machines, ANYWHERE!!!!! Neither front desk would help with the finding of quarters. They actually told me i should get in my car and go to the nearest arcade to get quarters. Really!!!! What hotel with good customer service sends their guest elsewhere to get what they need. How about treating us like a valued customer and finding us some flipping quarters.
Next you have to load into the worst smelling elevators which have inspection reports in them that expired two years ago. WOW!!!! Someone call the elevator cops!!!!
The hallways are freezing cold and in need of some new carpet.
The pool closes at 7pm!!! And the hot tub produces no bubbles.
At check in they want you to take a room key holder lanyard. Then they make you sign a waiver saying that you will pay $10 if you fail to return it. REALLY!!!! How pathetic.
You have to pay for parking every day!!!!!!
Breakfast is worse that the one you get at the Motel 6!!!!
The bathroom, where do i start. Toilets that were built for hobbits, shower heads at chest height, old school three handle shower water temperature handles. the air vent in the bathroom was so full of lent that it would come out in patches when you opened and closed the door.
Traveler beware, stay somewhere else. Both I and the person i was traveling with commented that this would be the first and last time we stay here. The kids even mentioned how much it sucked!!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is old and would have been wonderful in the day! It is very basic. The place definitely has character. The hotel is divided into 2 sections. One side is mostly timeshares I think and the other, the cruiseport hotel. The timeshare part was much nicer than the hotel section and had a better view of the ocean. The beach is right across the boardwalk. You walk out the beach exit and there is the pool. Cross the boardwalk and you're at the beach. I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Try to get ocean view. I'm not sure how they determine who gets what. We had a view of the dumps...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this old hotel that was clean and the housekeeper we had was very nice.had a nice smile, and the room it self has old furnishings needs to be up dated. The roomwas clean and the pool was enjoyable. We will definitely be returning. Thanks historic for a very nice stay.

Room Tip: Stay on 5,6, or7
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there before a cruise with two other couples. Oou rooms couldn't have been more different. Our room was nice and well out together with a seperate kitchen, a setee, a high top table wth two chairs a closet organizer the only down side was the safe did't work. Our friends rooms had refrigerator right next to the bed. It is an old hotel but thely have resdone of it. The location is great with many resturants, bars, boutiques and it's right on the beach. It jujst depends on what you want from a hotel and what price you want to pay. It also had a nice heated pool hat looked right on the beach. Not the nicewst hotel but not a place I would be afraid to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location Location Location!Very good hotel. You have all you need to relax, shopping, pool, gym, many restaurants, bike rentals and much more. And all of this for really budget money. We had really wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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ROSEVILLE
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old, tired, worn out, dirty. You can only put so much paint on a pig. Pass this one by and don't embarrass yourself. Stayed one night prior to cruising out of Miami. Viewed the photos on line but was definitely duped by them. You'll also find that the Hotel/Airport shuttle service has a fee if staying for one night.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hollywood Beach Resort Cruise Port Hotel Hollywood
Ramada Hollywood Beach Hotel
Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort
Hollywood Ramada
Address: 101 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hollywood Beach Resort Cruise Port Hotel 2.5*
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