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“As expected - simple quiet place to sleep, with the sand on your doorstep.” 5 of 5 stars
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Manta Ray Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #1 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
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“As expected - simple quiet place to sleep, with the sand on your doorstep.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Perfect quiet spot to walk out onto the beach - so simple to take a dip and just walk right back to the room to shower off. Or just sit under an umbrella in the grassy courtyard, and watch the waves. It's not set up for being chic or trendsetting - no fancy extras. Just the basics, done nicely.

Friendly owners and helpful staff, just as everyone else has said. They were happy to help us out with extra sheets & towels, etc. Though we got a bit of a scolding for trying to take our expensive bicycles inside our room to keep them safe overnight.

The room wasn't quite what I hoped for - a bit stuffy, a bit kitschy, not much light, not enough wall outlets, and a very soft springy bed that gave me neck ache - the one thing that would really improve for me is a much firmer mattress.

Otherwise fine - everything was clean and neat, kitchenette in good shape, plenty spacious for 2 people.

Patio area is clean, well kept and a place you can chat with the other guests and the owners. They take a lot of care over the space. It's south of the broadwalk, so most food and nightlife is about 1mi. on the other hand theres no commotion, just a few joggers coming by.

Good wifi coverage indoors and out (loved getting work done on a beach chair).

Overall: don't expect frills or special extras but would definitely go
back for some quiet, friendly down time.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, November 28, 2012
Thanks so much for your comments!! We have specialized beds that are pillow topped on both sides. One side is firm and the other side is semi-firm. We definitely would have been happy to turn the mattress to the firmer side for you. In our literature in the apartment we do explain this. We will now make sure that all guests realize this upon arrival so that they will get the attention and sleep that they deserve while enjoying our getaway resort in our little piece of paradise!!
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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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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

...to spend a holiday, waking up on a lovely sunny morning and open the door to the beautiful beach and spectacular ocean view. The rooms are great - they have every conceivable thing you would want, they are clean, tidy and well furnished.
Thomas and his staff make you very welcome and you can see, go that extra mile to be helpful.
I would recommend it for family get togethers, couples wanting a quiet time and families with young children - the beach will keep them all amused!
Thanks again

John & Maggie from London

  • 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, November 11, 2012
Having you stay with us at the Manta Ray Inn was wonderful!!! Please come back and stay a little longer next time! Our staff definitely want to continue to "exceed" expectations of our guests!!
Looking forward to keeping in touch with you!!
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Gatineau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a wonderful resort, feels like your home. Great owners and the service is very good. The maintenance person is number one.The sea is amazing. All services around is good. BBQ are cleaned easy to use. If you need information the owners are always there to help. Grocery very close to the resort. 5 minutes walks to the Hollywood broadwalk. Airport is at 10 minutes drive.We recently spent four beautiful days and lovely nights at the Manta Ray Inn and our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer. My wife and daughter enjoyed the sea. everything is so close you get up in the morning and you have your first coffee on the deck in front of the ocean

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  • Stayed August 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, November 2, 2012
So great to here from you and know that you enjoyed the Manta Ray Inn as much as the staff enjoyed having you!! The staff said that it was wonderful to meet you and yours and cannot wait for you all to come back and stay with us again! Stay in touch as part of the Manta Ray Family!!!!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We recently spent four beautiful days and lovely nights at the Manta Ray Inn and our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer. Although my boyfriend has been many times with his family, this was my first trip to the Manta Ray Inn and it was easy to see why it is a favorite family getaway for them! The location is great and the beach was beautiful. Our room was large, comfortable and clean and had everything that we needed. We really felt like part of the Manta Ray Inn family and look forward to returning for a longer stay next time.

  • 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 31, 2012
We had such a great time!! It is always awesome to show sun and fun in the surf!!
To have new friends from Toronto stay with us is exciting and we are so happy that you are now part of the Manta Ray Inn family!! Do not be strangers! Cannot wait for you to come back and see us!!
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Fairview, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We first stayed at Manta Ray Inn a couple years ago. I knew when we drove up and I saw the white beach and the palm trees and the blue Atlantic that I had found my Florida beach home.
We are going back again this winter for the third time. Everything is pleasing--the room, the bed, the view from the balcony, the big cruise ships sailing by. The Bouchers are generous innkeepers and host frequent get-togethers on the patio. Jerry keeps everything clean and tidy. And the short walk to the Broadwalk with its diverse crowd there is a plus.

  • Stayed February 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 31, 2012
We are so excited to have you with us at the Manta Ray Inn!! So many years, and so many changes but what does not change is that you are part of our Manta Ray Inn Family and we are so
happy to be with you again. Life is short, please enjoy the best things in life, which is the surf and the sand. Cannot wait until you are back having cocktails with us and looking at that awesome view of the ocean!!!
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights & it was wonderful. Clean apartment facing the ocean & right on the beach. You can't get better than that. Employees were all so friendly & helpful. 3 nights was not long enough & next time, hoping to stay a week! Thank you so much!!

  • 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 25, 2012
It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us at the Manta Ray Inn!! We cannot wait for you to come back and see us again! There are so many great things to do in the area and we definitely know your next stay will be even better than this one. The Manta Ray Inn family are here to serve!!!
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The location was wonderful, the rooms clean and bright, and the staff was very friendly. The Inn is comfortable enough for you to just sit back and enjoy the views. We will definitely be back and recommend this place highly.

  • 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 31, 2012
You deserved such a great holiday!! Next time you need to stay a little longer so that we can really get to know you better. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!! I know that as a new member of the Manta Ray Inn family you will soon be thinking about a return stay and we are waiting for you!!
See You soon!!
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Additional Information about Manta Ray Inn

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
#6 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Ray Inn 3*
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! We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable. ... more   less 
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