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“Relaxation...........ahh” 5 of 5 stars
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Manta Ray Inn
1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Duluth, MN
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“Relaxation...........ahh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

This was our first time at the Manta Ray Inn and we're hoping to go back again! Awesome view from room 206. We had the windows open the entire time listening to the sounds of the ocean. Very clean and comfortable room. Super comfy king size bed. Awesome staff!
Thanks everyone. Has a nice shared pool, parking, beach chairs, gas grill to use too.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

If given the choice between a free stay at a luxury hotel and the Manta Ray, I would choose the Manta Ray,. We have been coming for 10 years and hope to keep returning. On our arrival date three of us came together while the fourth was arriving separately from another departure point. There was a bad storm and the roads became flooded such that it wasn't safe to venture out. But lo and behold Dwayne and Thomas took their huge van, which was able to get through, to the airport where they picked up not only our daughter but two other arriving guests who were stranded.

You won't get that anywhere else!

Of course the beach is perfect and I love being able to eat all our meals there if that's what we want to do.

It's also pretty social among all the guests who tend to come back the same time year after year.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Terrebonne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

We really enjoyed this post cruise little vacation. We stayed 3 days at the Manta Ray Inn, Nov. 1-Nov.4, and we were so warmly welcomed that it had to be mentioned. Thomas the manager & Gerry who takes care of the room and the grounds are wonderful people. No wonder that this place is getting excellent comments. If you like small hotels directly on the beach, this is one of the rare places left. They are not on the Broadwalk (which is a good thing), but it's only a 10 minute walk to get there when you want to do other activities like walking, shopping, restaurants, etc.). Their apartments are spacious with nice furniture and flat screen TV, kitchen well & fully equipped and very very clean. The mattresses could be improved, but, they are getting there. We would go back for sure whether Fort Lauderdale or Miami are our destinations and not only for pre or post cruises. Very safe area also. We would have stayed longer if time had permitted. Do not worry about the pool not being on the premises, you can use one across the little street, closer than any pool in large resorts, a one minute walk. They would offer us the Ritz for the same price and I would refuse. It's true and obvious that we like small and quiet hotels.Thanks again to the Boucher's family and Gerry for their hospitality and for making a journey's end a wounderful one. Say hello to them from Cleveland & Diane.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

My family recently took a trip to Florida. We started off at Disney and ended at a quaint, 16 unit Inn located right on beautiful Hollywood Beach. I cannot say enough about this Inn/Motel. We never wanted/needed for anything. They have a full kitchen plus a BBQ outside. Someone was always there, ready to help us in any way possible with nearby sites for our two children (aged 8 and 10) to where the closest shopping was for me :) Their property was amazingly clean and quiet. If you don't like the beach, there is a pool also. I cannot say enough about Dwayne and Donna (owners) and their son, Thomas. I have to mention Jerry (cleaner) as well, the man that never stops and will do his best to get you anything you need.

This was our first big family trip and I can tell you that our kids had almost as much fun at the Manta Ray Inn as they did in Disney. They absolutely loved the ocean with all its waves.

Thank you to the Boucher family for making our holiday memories perfect! See you next year!

The Greenlees

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

The Manta Ray Inn has become my home away from home -- the place I want to run to when life starts to cave in on me. It's hard for folks to grasp that you are literally living on the beach -- three steps out my door and I'm on the sand. Talk about no fuss! This is how to spend a day on the beach, folks, with a refrigerator at your fingertips, a lounge chair you didn't pay extra for, and plenty of room to yourself.

I checked in before I took friends to the airport and they were blown away by this studio apartment set-up. (And that was before they installed new flat screen tvs during my visit!) They are seriously planning a special trip to Hollywood just to relax here.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

This was our second time at Manta Ray. A 10 minute walk off the Broadwalk but the quiet beach and views are worth it. Gerry keeps the place very clean and the family owners are there all the time. Bathrooms need upgrading but the rest of the unit was well maintained and nicely furnished. New flat screen in living room and WiFi were new this year!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

We've stayed at the Manta Ray many times, often with our extended family in other rooms. We've shared meals, used the BBQ, gone to the Broadwalk, but mostly, loved the beachfront location. It's absolutely fantastic for kids, who can just go out and play. Our grandsons love it, and are envious when we go without them! During our most recent stay last week we would take our morning coffee to the beach, and go for a swim before breakfast. That's how accessible the beach is.The rooms are comfortable, not fancy, but in the process of being renovated. The family who runs the Manta Ray has always been helpful and friendly. We look forward to our next stay there.....soon!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#7 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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