My husband and I frequent Hollywood Beach. Being that "our regular" spot was booked we opted to stay at the Manta Ray. All we can is we fell in love from the moment we walked in our little suite.
Thomas was a sheer delight from the moment we met him. As was Donna when we first called to make a reservation. Typically we stay on the boardwalk, full of activity and amazing people watching. Manta Rays location is different, it is off the boardwalk.
Yet, literally you can be there in minutes if you desire the activity. The beach is to die for at Manta Ray .... quiet, peaceful, serene, amazing. Clear beautiful water, sandy beach. Beach shoes not needed. Manta Ray provides all the extras, beach chairs, umbrellas, floats, the whole shabang. In the past we have paid $30.00 a day to rent chairs and umbrellas, which they take away from you at 5pm. Here, you can stay on the beach all day long. Uncrowded. We also had access to a swimming pool thru Manta Ray. We never thought we would use it...but we did, at 12am after a night on the boardwalk. What a treat. A definite plus. Very clean and well maintained as well.
The hotel itself is charming. Very clean and kept up impeccably. Our unit had a lovely view of the sea. A tad on the smaller side, yet it lacked nothing at all. They provide you with almost everything you need. Kitchen well stocked. Full size refrigerator, stove, microwave. The toiletries lacked a bit....but no big deal. They provide a bar of soap and shampoo from a large dispenser in your shower. No lotion or conditioner.
Beautiful outside area with grills for cooking if you choose. Lovely spots to sit. Parking is included and right next to the property. Another big plus.
We LOVE LOVE LOVE the location. We are bike riders and always rent bikes when in Hollywood. Literally minutes on your bike to the Boardwalk. So in our opinion you get THE best of both worlds at this charming place.
Don't hesitate for a second if you are thinking of staying here. We will be back! You will not be disappointed.
All the rooms are great. We personally like a top floor so no one is above us.
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I am delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us! Thank you for the comments and we will implement better toiletries for your next stay at your suggestion. It is very hard for us to describe our little piece of heaven here but when you experience it you never forget it!! I am so sorry that I was not on site to meet you but look forward to meeting you on your next trip!!
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