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“Third visit and still happy with stay at Manta Ray Inn” 4 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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6 Nights, 7th is Free
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Third visit and still happy with stay at Manta Ray Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

Ocean view, attentive owner, comfortable room at a good rate all added up to a successful return trip to Hollywood beach. Discovered some new restaurants in Hallandale and at the new Gulf Stream Park complex but the walks along the Broadwalk always are a highlight. The play at the Nova Southeastern University theater topped off the weekend.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

The location of the Manta Ray Inn is ideal. We loved that you were directly on the beach and once you check in, you park your car and don’t have to leave paradise. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We will be back and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Hollywood, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

My family and I stayed at The Manta Ray Inn for the weekend. We live not too far from this hotel, so we are familiar to this area. We wanted to have a weekend getaway and it was wonderful. We had clean rooms, friendly staff and fellow vacationers, and at a great price. I would recommend this place for a local getaway or out of town vacation spot. Vacationing here is a true Florida vacation.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

This hotel is in a great location. Just steps from your room to the beach and just a short walk to the Broadwalk. Rooms are kept very clean. If you like to get away from the cookie cutter hotel this is the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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south florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

This summer instead of going to a cottage in Northern Ontario we decided to drive down to Florida instead. The water and weather are guaranteed to be warm... Grabbed the whole family. The suite fit all 5 of us very comfortably. So clean. The owners are absolutely the friendliest, most personable couple.. We were right on the beach. What a beautiful way to wake up every morning. Walk directly to the sand. Have our breakfast outside. So casual. So relaxed. So beautiful. It really was like being in our own cottage, except we didn't have to make the beds!! Next summer, we are coming back. This time we are staying longer. Why not?

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

There is no doubt that staying on the beach in Hollywood can be a fantastic experience and this place is certainly on the beach in Hollywood. We booked here based on the fact that it was rated so highly and came in at number 2 on tripadvisor. I am pretty surprised it ranks so highly. In short, if you enjoy communal living or if you are planning a trip with others so you can book a few rooms next to each other then, sure, go for it. Otherwise, you will have to rely on luck as to who your neighbors are and hope that they will respect your space.

We like at least some privacy and some quiet on our vacation and the set up of this place made it impossible. We were unlucky enough to have a noisy group next door who would not quiet down and who insisted on propping their door open most of the day and night (not 3 feet from our door) which made it even worse. We couldn't leave ours open because it was just too unpleasantly loud. Their tv was on so loud that even when their door was closed, we could hear it through the walls. We also heard most of their loud conversations through the wall. Management didn't believe us that noise was a problem, telling us that the walls were too thick for that.

We paid a premium to get the ocean front view and really looked forward to seeing the ocean from our living room window but it was ruined for us due to the couple who decided they liked the view from there too and parked themselves at chairs right in front of our window, not even inches away, to read all afternoon. So, instead of a peaceful, beautiful ocean view, we were treated to the sight of the back of their heads. They were so on top of us that It was like they were sitting in our living room and we had to close our blinds.

To be fair, there are good points about the Manta Ray. It is directly on the sand. It has a great parking spot for guests. The one bedroom apt was big enough and clean enough. There is a great flat screen tv in the living room.

Other not so great points...Although it's usable, the kitchen isn't so great. There is no air conditioning in the living area and despite what some say, no, it doesn't get cool enough in there. Wi fi did not work. It's accurate to say the Manta Ray is an oasis in that it is nestled in an area that is dominated by high rise buildings so immediate surroundings are not so great. Although I wouldn't advise staying in the heart of the broadwalk, this place is actually too far removed from it to get there easily on foot in the evenings to experience it. The broadwalk is very colorful and we enjoy it.

Apparently, most people love this place, but we didn't. Neighbors were just too much in our face and ears.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

I am almost reluctant to write this review because I do not want too many people to find this gem on the beach. The rates are reasonable, the rooms sparkling clean, and the owners caring and accomodating. Each room has a kitchenette and the parking is free, both big money savers for a longer trip. I have stayed four times and every aspect has been consistent top notch. The location is perfect, within walking distance of the Broadwalk but not on it, near the Diplomat hotel. The beaches are cleaned every night and there is a lifeguard stand next to the hotel. This is a family place, not a party place. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
#4 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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