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“Best real vacation - a place that feels like home!” 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 64 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best real vacation - a place that feels like home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Manta Ray Inn for our last 4 winter vacations. The first year was one week, the second was two, third was three and this year was 3 and we're already booked for next year. Donna and Dwayne and their staff provide an excellent service, clean and comfortable accommodation and you will be thrilled with the location - can't imagine a better place for family gatherings, meeting friends for a barbeque, enjoy a water taxi ride to Fort Lauderdale or simply sitting on the balcony drinking in the ocean views, boats, bikinis and sunbathers. If you want to truly relax, feel the sun on bare skin, enjoy a cool one in the shade and fall asleep listening to the surf, it's all here!

Room Tip: ask for an ocean view room with outside balcony
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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
The Manta Ray Inn family definitely appreciate all of your comments and we all look forward to your return again in 2016!! Wow, I cannot believe that we will have to wait 11 months to see you again! In any case, we really enjoyed having you both and definitely are looking forward to your return!! Your room awaits and we will make every effort to "exceed" your expectations in 2016!!
Lots of fun on the beach and the surf is great so what more could anyone ask for!! See you soon!
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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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd. year at Manta Ray. It was like going to a big "family" reunion It was so much fun seeing all the people we met in the last 2 yrs & the new one's we met this year
There are no words to say how great the owners, Donna & Dwayne, Thomas the manager, Michelle, Gerry, Robin & Stacy, the staff are. A BIG thank you for the cocktail hours Dinners Pizza & My most favorite Thomas' Hot Dog Day
Looking forward to 2016 to come back to our other "House"

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 1 week ago
The Fun Time was for all of us to host you both again this year!! You are definitely a wonderful part of the Manta Ray Inn Family and our complete team miss you already!! They definitely wish you were back here now but will wait for January to roll around so that they can enjoy your company! What Thomas and the staff do is not really work but a great deal of enjoyment when they see a smile on the faces of so many return customers!! Cannot wait to have cocktails by the ocean with you!! Be safe and Healthy and we will see you in 2016!!
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Fairview, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stay was our 5th at Manta Ray Inn. Each year we stay longer--first 2 weeks and now up to 2 months. Why? Gracious owners, accommodating staff, clean apartment, close to water with beautiful sunrises, two blocks from the Broadwalk.
Will we come back? Yes--our 2016 stay is already booked.

Room Tip: 2nd floor has best views of beach and ocean
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Wow, the place does not seem the same with out you both!! People like yourselves are the reason that we all enjoy our work at the Manta Ray Inn. You make it enjoyable and we do not think of it as work but just enjoying the company of old friends. You make it all worthwhile!! Thank you from the Manta Ray Inn Family!!! We miss you and cannot wait for your return in 2016!!
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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second year at the Manta Ray Inn and we were able to stay for 2 weeks! It was a perfect vacation for us. We relaxed and enjoyed being right on the beach. It just doesn't get better than that! The Boucher family are wonderful hosts and the folks staying at the Inn become your friends. We are looking forward to going back again next year!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
We cannot wait for your return in 2016. The staff thoroughly enjoyed having you with us as did we. All of our guests at the Manta Ray Inn are like family and for that we thank you!!! I will share your comments with everyone so that they know you obviously appreciate what they do. We will work on something special for our guests next year, not sure what yet but we are always doing something. Keep in touch and see you in 2016!!!! or before!
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to the Manta Ray Inn. We are an 85 and 80 year old couple, and we are not experienced travelers, so we hope for an easy, enjoyable experience each year. The location on the beach is fantastic, our room was spotless (something that is very important to us) and very well equipped, the facilities are immaculately maintained, and the service provided by the management is impeccable (Tom, thank you for everything you did for us!). Our son found the Manta Ray for us through TripAdvisor 3 years ago, but it took a year for him to convince us to switch locations. That year was our loss!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, March 14, 2015
It was so much fun having you and your wife back at the Manta Ray Inn again and we do hope that health and happiness will follow you this year so that we may all be together again next year. Please keep in touch! Thomas, really enjoyed you and was thankful that he was able to help you find accommodations when your flight was delayed. That is what family does for family. In any case, sand and surf are calling your name!! See you in 2016 or maybe before!!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Manta Ray is situated right on the Hollywood beach and the view is gorgeous. You can literally step out of your room, take a few steps, and be on the beach. Rooms are scrupulously cleaned and the people who work there are just the best. They are friendly and very helpful. We were in the area visiting friends and our daughter and her baby joined us. The staff couldn't have been more accomodating. This is the perfect family place, but very relaxing, laid back and lovely. We enjoyed it very much.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, March 9, 2015
We were thrilled that we "exceeded" your expectations at the Manta Ray Inn!!! Our Inn is very family oriented and staff definitely go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and yet completely relaxed on your getaway vacation. It was great to meet your family and the baby was absolutely adorable!! Please consider yourself part of the Manta Ray Inn family and we do hope you will consider us for a future stay.
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Every year we find ourselves in hollywood fl, this year we had the pleasure of staying at the manta ray inn! What a wonderful place! From the moment we checked in to the time we left (way too soon btw) was perfect! The staff was great! The hotel guests were very welcoming to the newcomers! The perfect location to everything! The hotel was very clean and comfy, and a full kitchen! From the family to the staff everyone had a smile and a kind word and very helpful ! We will absolutely be back to this jewel!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, February 27, 2015
It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us at the Manta Ray Inn and yes your stay was much too short!! Both the staff and our guests really enjoyed your company and we do hope that you will keep in touch with us and that you will return to see us some time in the future.
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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 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#3 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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Also Known As:
Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
Manta Ray Motel

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