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“Manta Ray is friendly, quiet and relaxing!” 5 of 5 stars
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Manta Ray Inn
1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Toledo, Ohio
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“Manta Ray is friendly, quiet and relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

I have stayed at Manta Ray for one month periods of time and have come back many times since I first came in 2006.

The staff (Donna, Dwayne, Thomas and Jerry), the room, and other guests are all great and make for a positive experience.

The place is quiet and laid back and so I can work from the room and use the free internet. I have sent and received overnight packages, letters and faxes using the main office for assistance.

I am an avid walker and the Broadwalk is along the best stretch of beach in Florida. Shopping and restaurants are convenient as well.

I love Hollywood Beach and Manta Ray and have and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

What's not to love? The Manta Ray has a pool and is also just steps from the beach! It is quiet,comfortable, and very relaxing. There is a barbecue for guest use, and you can dine at one of the tables provided outside. A wonderful spot to unwind and relax.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boone, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

We have been going to the Manta Ray Inn for about a dozen years which tells you we like it a lot. The owner/operators are on site most of the time and their warmth and charm have led us to become good friends. The property is always clean and they update the facilities every year. It is a charming 11 unit hotel just a few steps from the beach. The courtyard is a perfect place to get together at five o'clock for one's favorite drink and snacks. Periodic cook outs by the owners are a real treat and allows the guests to get acquainted. Dwain's grilled chicken and salmon are delicious! We look forward to our 2 months there every year!

  • Stayed January 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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Duluth, MN
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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
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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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Kingston, ON
1 review
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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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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 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family 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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