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“Oasis of calm” 5 of 5 stars
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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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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Oasis of calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Looking forward to staying again soon. Extremely accommodating owners and staff. All the comforts of home and directly on the beach. Close to everything, yet neatly nestled on a quiet area of oceanfront.

Room Tip: Superb one bedroom on the second floor was perfect for us. Outside grounds are kept manicured and in...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
We are so happy at the Manta Ray Inn that you were able to take the time to enjoy the sand and the surf even though dealing with things you really did not want to deal with!! Now relax and close your eyes and you will be right back on that beach watching the surf!! Cannot wait to have you both back at the Manta Ray Inn and as part of our extended family we will count the months until your return!!
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grapeview, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We have stayed at a couple of other places close to the Manta Ray over the years. We like the small hotel feel and seeing folks we meet along the way. To make a long story short the Manta Ray exceeded our expectations by miles compared to three other places within walking distance.
First impression- the rooms are spotless, the staff more than helpful. Our only regret is that we didn't start staying there years ago.

  • Stayed November 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, December 7, 2012
Thanks so much from our entire staff!! You are now part of the Manta Ray Inn family and we cannot wait to have you back with us!! As the holidays grow near please know that as family we are a phone call or email away!! Stay in touch and do not forget that our door is always open to you. It was such a pleasure for our staff to make your stay "exceed" your expectations but believe it or not you will be back before you know it!! Family is everything!!
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Charleston, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Growing up in Florida during the 1950s and 60s, I stayed with my family in many beach front "motels". The Manta Ray Inn combines this tradition of small, friendly inns with modern needs. Great location and staff.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
We are so happy to have your family as part of our Manta Ray Inn family!! Such a pleasure to enjoy your company when at the Manta Ray Inn!! Cannot wait to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

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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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Room Tip: I will go back again
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#1 On the Beach 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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Also Known As:
Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
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