We loved everything about this inn on the beach! The property is very well-maintained and clean. During our 2-week tour of Florida, we began our stay at the Manta Ray Inn for 4 nights and returned for 1 night at the end of our stay to catch our flight the next day.
LOCATION: We loved the location! The inn is directly located on a beautiful stretch of beach and offers free and assigned parking whereby night security is available. It is located a few minutes walking distance south of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk… just close enough to walk to, yet far enough to enjoy peace and tranquility. Major grocery stores are a few blocks south from the inn on Hallandale Blvd. (Super Wal Mart, Publix and Winn Dixie). A swimming pool is available at your perusal across the street.
ROOMS: During the first part of our stay we had Room 206, which in my opinion is the best room as it has the best ocean views! The living room is comfortable with a couch, loveseat, chair, coffee table, etc. The flat screen TV has many cable channels. If interested in watching Quebecois TV channels, TVA and Radio-Canada from Montreal are available. The dining room and kitchen pretty much have everything you would need to prepare a nice meal in your room (full-sized fridge, gas range, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, place mats, teapot, dish soap and towels, etc.); and 2 Weber barbecues are available for all guests to use! In my opinion, the bathroom in Room 206 lacked some shelf space. However, when we returned to the inn at the end of our vacation, we had Room 202 which had a beautifully renovated bathroom with plenty of shelves. We were informed that all of the rooms’ bathrooms were in the process of receiving this same reno. The bedroom with its bedding and pillows was comfortable, well-appointed and contained sufficient storage space. The bedroom also has a flat screen TV and a clock radio. There is a closet in the hallway that contains a digital safe, ironing board and iron.
BEACH: The inn is located along a very beautiful stretch. The beach area was very clean and quiet during our stay. Lifeguard services are available from the City of Hollywood Beach and there is a lifeguard post situated quite near the inn. One early morning while watching the sunrise, we caught a glimpse of a dolphin from our balcony!
SERVICES: Beach chairs, beach towels, parasol are available from the inn and at no charge. After 4 PM, guests can use the onsite washer/dryer and pay for the usage using an honor system. At the reception desk, there is a basket of condiments for the guests to share/borrow, i.e.: balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, spices, etc. There are also books and movies available to borrow. This inn is family operated and the staff is very nice, welcoming and they aim to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay.
Although our stay was short, we had a lovely experience at the Manta Ray Inn. We would love to return one day and we would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting southeast Florida.
- Also Known As:
- Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
- Manta Ray Hotel
- Manta Ray Motel
- 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