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“Best of the Broadwalk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Downs and the Bougainvillea

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2900 N. Surf Rd., Hollywood, FL 33019-3704   |  
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Ranked #4 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Connecticut
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14 hotel reviews
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“Best of the Broadwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I pray the landlords maintain their fine standard of keeping unmanageable children, noisy boorish guests, and other general riff-raff away from this place because everything else about it: service, cleanliness, parking, location, is perfect.

Please, if you think the world revolves around yourself and you have the right to be idiots, don't come here, you'll ruin it for the rest of us.

  • Stayed July 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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9 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My husband and I frequent Hollywood beach about 4-7 times a year. We have stayed at several different properties at various times....including the #1 rated property. Truth be told we feel this is, without question, THE best of the bunch. We are referring to "Sea Downs" which is directly on the Broadwalk, and beach front. (Bougainvellea has same owners yet not beach front....different property all together) The rooms all have ocean views. Very clean (Sue, house keeper terrific). Beds very comfy, a/c worked great. Kitchen very nicely equipped, GREAT coffee maker. Room quiet at night, no noise from activity on the Broadwalk. Location can't be beat. Close enough to the main drag and hub of activity should you desire ....or far enough away to be at the quieter part of the beach. You can walk in a short time to get to any part of Broadwalk or ride a bike. The outdoor patio area is lovely. Great tables and loungers to relax. Enough room for all of the quests. In addition,each room has an outdoor table and two chairs should you crave a bit more privacy. Sea Downs provides beach chairs and umbrellas for the guests. The owner was kind enough to bring us an umbrella as when we arrived they were all in use. A very kind gesture. Nothing is provided, other than small bars of soap, as far as toiletries go.......which is smart. So bring your own stuff. Also nothing provided as far as coffee, paper towels and so forth in your kitchen (other places do provide these things). No big deal as these things are easy to obtain two seconds away, at a reasonable cost should you desire them. They do however provide dish towels for washing of glasses, cups etc. The pool is a plus.....right behind the property... clean, nice temperature, loungers. The owners are on site, which is a plus. They are great. We loved the fact that they were in the vicinity yet they were not vying for everyone's attention, as we have found in the past (at another property)....which was a major turn off for us.
We certainly look forward to future visits at this property. It is obvious from the moment you arrive at the property the owners truly care about the guests and the property.

Room Tip: We like the upstairs rooms!
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  • Stayed June 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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Ohio City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed in March at the Sea Downs and found the location to be perfect. The entire premises are kept very clean and the proximity to all that the Broadwalk has to offer cannot be beat. The bed (two twins pushed together) was very comfortable and the closet space was great. We had a separate living room/kitchenette, which gave us room to unwind without having to sit on a bed. We prepared meals a few times a week and the grill was right outside of our room.

I would have given this 5 stars except for a few issues. I do realize that this is not a new resort but the cooking utensils left much to be desired. No potato peeler, one medium skillet, no cooking sheets or pans that could be placed in the oven to bake even a simple pan of brownies, dinner rolls or a small casserole . . just an example of the lack of proper kitchen equipment that would have been useful. However, the frig was large.

Also, the furniture is very dated and the futon and chair were very uncomfortable to sit on. While you do not come to Hollywood to sit in your rooms, it could have been more comfortable when we had downtime.

Of course, nothing beats the patio for having a cup of coffee in the morning or doing people watching during happy hour. The view of the sunrises in the morning is just spectacular and more than made up for a lack of amenities in the apartment.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to have a view of the ocean and proximity to the patio and broadwalk in right at yo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The best beach hotel in our experience, anywhere!!! Clean rooms, Claudia and Debbie very helpful and informative. This was our 3rd stay and are already making plans for next year. Close enough to restaurants to walk to, far enough away that the noise isn't a problem. The Broadwalk is always amazing, and therapeutic at the same time. Within reach of the tourist destinations, while being on a nice, reasonably quiet, beach. Safe neighborhood, too may good things to describe. If you're headed to South Florida and want a family oriented hotel, THIS IS IT!!!

Room Tip: Room 2 is an efficiency ocean view, room 5 is an efficiency with a better layout than 2. Be aware, t...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Heilbronn, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Right at the beach just across the hollywood beach broadwalk, this little gem has different rooms to offer, all equipped with a full kitchen.
I am only talking about SEA DOWNS, not the Bougainvillea, which is about 200 feet behind Sea Downs, not at the broadwalk.
Both houses are run by a German couple who are very helpful.
Everything is clean and cozy. Beach chairs and beach towels are provided. Nice patio area to sit and have a drink.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Beesley's Point
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place is the BEST , very clean, staff is wonderful , rooms are Great , and the view of the beach is priceless , great location .....I give it a rating of A +++++, Hollywood has changed over the years for the BEST, and I realy enjoy that part of Fla. , no rat race , just down to earth people enjoying themselfs , they have a great little pool , very clean , parking was perfect , could not get any closer . See you next year :)

Room Tip: There is not a Bad Room in the hole place.
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  • Stayed April 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My husband and I had booked a room at another motel in Ft. Lauderdale, which had very good reviews on tripadvisor. When we got there, it was awful. The room spelled of some horrible chemical, the place was very shabby, with cracked bathroom and floor tiles, old rusted lamps, etc. We desperately needed to get away from this place and luckily found the Bougainvillea.

Our accommodation at the Bougainvillea had a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a large living room with a pull-out sofa (as well as a folding bed in the bedroom closet), a nice size eating area and a fully stocked modern kitchen. Not only was it very clean, but everything looked new. There was central air-conditioning, as well as ceiling fans. Very modern and a 30 second walk from the beach. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Downs and the Bougainvillea

Address: 2900 N. Surf Rd., Hollywood, FL 33019-3704
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Hollywood
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#11 Family Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sea Downs (And The Bougainvillea) Hotel Hollywood

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