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Manta Ray Inn
1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #1 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
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“I'll always come back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Manta Ray Inn is a second home for us. We can travel the world, but we have to save room in our vacation schedule to spend time on this beach, hanging out in the wonderfully laid back style the Bouchers have created. The apartments are so clean you could eat off the floor, and yet there's nothing stuffy or fussy about the atmosphere. You are welcome to be yourself here.

Room Tip: The pool side apartment has great wi-fi reception.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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, October 20, 2012
It is always so much fun to have you back with us! Sorry I missed the Jaxson Ice cream event but maybe next time!! Your smile definitely likes up all of the Manta Ray and we are all so happy that you came back to see us. Cannot wait for the next time!! Glad your drive home was safe! The staff miss you already!
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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at the Manta Ray Inn for the second time last April. This time for 10 days.
The location is unbelievably good.....a few minutes walk from the Broad Walk where we got our morning exercise, and right on the beach. We were with some of our kids this time and so we used the outdoor tables and BBQ for some meals so that we could all eat together.
Parking is included as is a morning newspaper and a free bag of coffee for the coffee maker.
Our rooms were cosy, bright and kept very clean.
We would not hesitate to return as the Manta Ray has everything we need for a Florida holiday.

Room Tip: Lower floor unless you are able to do the stairs.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
The Manta Ray Family is really thinking of all our wonderful guests as season is coming upon us. So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as usual and we are definitely looking forward to see you again soon!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stay twice a year at this friendly inn. Great vie. The cleanest we ever stayed in. Very well run. Very friendly. Donna,Dwayne and Thomas make you feel right at home. The view is awesome. Te beach the water and location is perfect.

Helen

Room Tip: all rooms have waterfront views
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Well, it is really time for you to head south! The snow is coming your way and your apartment is ready for you! Cannot wait to have you both back with us at the Manta Ray Inn for yet, another wonderful visit with Manta Ray Inn Family!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

My Family and I have stayed at the Manta Ray Inn for the last few years and will look forward to another year in 2013 ! The oceanfront location, personal friendly service, and family atmosphere make staying at this beachfront Inn a vacation we all look forward to. I would not hesitate to recommend the Manta Ray Inn to anybody visiting South Florida


Peter and Laura A
Denver CO

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Your family make is so easy for us to succeed at our business. Cannot wait until you return! Winter is coming and I know that you will definitely be closing your eyes and remembering the sand between your toes! Good health and see you all soon!
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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have stayed here previously and it's a perfect oceanfront gem! Clean, comfortable and quiet for solo's, couples and families. There is a pool, security, bbq, beach chairs and more. The boardwalk which offer food, drinks and entertainment is just a few blocks away. Donna, Thomas and Gerry work very hard to make this Inn the very best spot for your vacation! I can't wait to return next year!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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, September 30, 2012
I am so glad that you had yet another great stay at the Manta Ray Inn!! Don't be so long in returning! We certainly look forward to the two of you coming back to our little getaway soon and both the staff and I look forward to serving you in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

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.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. We personally like a top floor so no one is above us.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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, September 19, 2012
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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I recently returned from a repeat visit to Manta Ray Inn. The location is perfect. The rooms are very comfortable and have everything you need. Thomas and Gerry do a great job keeping everything clean and organized. We took our bikes and rode the boardwalk every evening. It was so fun. We really liked the crowd and the food at Jake's Place. We also took a short drive up to John U Lloyd State park and went snorkeling off shore at the Jax. Can not wait to return to the area and Manta Ray Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
It was great to have you return to the Manta Ray Inn for another stay!! It is always great to hear that the staff are fulfilling the needs of our guests and they truly find it to be a labor of love!!

See you soon on your return trip!!
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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 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family 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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