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“Already planning our next visit” 5 of 5 stars
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Manta Ray Inn
1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Peoria, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Already planning our next visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Just returned from my 2nd (but certainly not the last) visit to the Manta Ray Inn. The rooms are comfortable and have all the basics and with a grocery store only a few miles away you are set! Believe me, you won't find anyplace closer to the beach and waves unless you have brought your tent! We are already planning our next visit and are hoping to bring the kids and grandkids . Kitchen / Free parking / Comfortable lounge chairs for the beach / Beach towels / Daily housekeeping / Pool / Night time security/ Perfect location...it's got it all.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
We are so glad that you had a wonderful time and that our Manta Ray Inn family took good care of you! You definitely picked a great time to get away and recharge!! We miss you already. I hope that your next stay will be even longer!!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ballston Spa, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

Just stayed at the Manta Ray 5/18-25. This was my third stay and as before, had a wonderful time. The Boucher family is very attentive and Gerry, the housekeeper, will do anything to make your stay comfortable. The Manta Ray is clean and comfortable and you basically walk out your door on to the sand. It is very relaxing and the other patrons are always friendly (most of them are returning customers also). I would highly recommend the Manta Ray to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
We are so fortunate that all of our returning customers are as much fun as you are and definitely enjoy the quietness of being right on the sand with that cocktail in your hand! Sorry you have to wait so long to come back and see us but we will keep you updated with ongoing upgrades to our little piece of heaven!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

PERFECTION. that pretty much sums up the manta ray inn. family owned and operated, quaint, clean and comfortable inn with suites directly on the beach.with absolutely all the comforts of home i.e., big screen tv, cable, dvd player free wi-fi, tv in bedroom with cable, grill use, washer and dryer use, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys for the kids and beach towels. i could go on. it was spotless thanks to Gerry who kept the place neat and clean, all day long. the Boucher family (owners) made us feel really welcome and ensured that we had everything we need. you can take a trolly to the broadwalk or it's about a 10-12 min scenic walk. this inn is perfect for couples as well as families with young children. my sister picked the manta ray on a whim through trip advisor reviews, and we were nervous; however the inn exceeded our expectations. my family and i are definitely going to return regularly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

I have attended the ARVO eye research meeting in Fort Lauderdale every year for almost 17 years, so I have tried out many hotels in the area. The Manta Ray Inn is my number one rated hotel for value, convenience, beach access, and friendliness. Since I discovered this place about ten years ago, I never stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
We always enjoy our ARVO guests and hope that we take care of everything for you so that all you have to do is relax and enjoy when you are not working. You have so little time but certainly the sunset is definitely worth it and we cannot wait for your return next May!! See you then and in the meantime we will stay in touch.
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Lincoln. NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

We have stayed at Manta Ray Inn 5 or 6 times in the past 7 years. We are planning to return again Jan. 2012. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. The Boucher family welcomes you with open arms and will do whatever they can to accommadate your stay. Gerry cleans each apt. each day with the care that you would give your own home. The beach is right outside your apt. door. The sunrise is breath-taking - the sound of the waves on the shore is so peaceful. We are in absolute bliss when we are at Manta Ray Inn!

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  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
You are going to love the address new tables and chairs on the patio and another grill to accommodate all those wanting to take advantage of grilling and watching the sunset. Your room has been painted and everything is waiting for you to return in January!!
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

If you are looking for upscale, high-rise beach accommodations, this is not the place you want. However, if you want a family-owned, friendly, CLEAN hotel located right on Hollywood beach, the Manta Ray is the BEST!!! The Boucher family will bend over backwards to make sure your stay is perfect. Gerry is the most conscientious, attentive housekeeper I have ever encountered. The hotel has recently won a "White Glove" award in their hotel class, and you'll quickly see why when you check in. Beach places, in general, are very hard to keep clean, but no issues here! Our early May visit to the Manta Ray was our second (fourth to Hollywood Beach) and we look forward to coming back again soon.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, May 20, 2011
The Manta Ray Inn team are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us again this year. You are right the weather was perfect and so how could you go wrong with that perfect sunset every night!
We are glad that we met your expectations and look forward to your next visit with us. It is always great to see our extended family and we surely want to take the stress out of vacation travel and so leave the small stuff to us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

I stayed at the Manta Ray inn in early May as I was attending an annual conference in the vicinity. This is the 2nd year I have stayed here.
It is a gem of a place- the beaches are clean and golden sand stretches for miles. The inn provides a parking spot per apartment. The apartments are very clean and spacious- I am a poor sleeper abroad but I always get a good night's sleep here (but perhaps that is because of the sea). There is a huge TV in the living room and free wifi- but to be honest, when I wasn't at the conference I was mostly outside enjoying the beach and the sea. And my book! Supermarkets are a short drive away, and a lovely 20 minute beach walk north will take you to some bars and restaurants.
I love this place.
Donna, Thomas and the team are very sweet and very helpful. Nothing is a problem for them! I suspect that is why I'll come again- your hospitality is both the icing AND the cherry on top of the cake, guys, thank you!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, May 20, 2011
We love to be thought of as the icing and now the cherry on the cake! Gerry is fabulous and between him and Thomas they anticipate your needs for sure and the sun and sand at your feet is definitely the cake so thank you for staying with us again and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Always to pleasure to have you with us!
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Address: 1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#3 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our one- and two-bedroom suites are fully equipped to be your home away from home! We provide full daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, gas grills,heated pool, complimentary movies, on-site laundry facilities, beach toys for your children. Forgot your sunscreen, beach umbrella or sand pail? Don't worry -- we are here to help you out! Rest and enjoy that cocktail as the sun sets and the children play in the sand. We have everything else covered. Hit the beach, hit the pool ... leave the rest to us. Need to print your boarding pass? No problem let the office know and you can do it when the manager is there daily! Want to do something different? Ask us and we will help with creative and fun activities for all of you no matter what your preference is!We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable!! ... more   less 
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