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“Hostel--Great Location--Only Steps to the Beach and Boardwalk” 4 of 5 stars
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Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   334 Arizona Street, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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“Hostel--Great Location--Only Steps to the Beach and Boardwalk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The location of the hostel is a perfect choice for beach lovers. The staff is very helpful and friendly. It has great public areas with outside patios and inside lobby with flatscreen TV and a kitchen for storing and preparing food. Free bicycles, beach chairs, boards, etc., are availabe free of charge. It is one of my favorite hostels. There are a few negatives though! The dorm area is fairly small and sleeps 12 with only 1 bathroom. For the most part it works ok. Staff goes home at 11 pm so access to the TV and kitchen is not available. My biggest problem is lack of parking. Quite a few parking spaces are available ($10) for the stay but generally more parking passes are given out than there are spaces! Just because you pay $10 does not guarantee a space! If you are late getting back you probably won't have a space. Other than the parking I love the place and will return again.

Room Tip: In addition to the hostel, regular hotel rooms are available at competetive prices.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Shiner58,

Thank you for the positive review. We are pleased to hear you consider us one of your favorite hotels. Yes parking is limited and not guaranteed but we are trying to find ways to expand our parking system. Hope to see you back soon.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
Vibe Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Alright well here's the deal. We stayed at this place about a week ago, right before spring break, thinking here's another one of those hotels on the beach. Well this was just much much more than that. I've got to say for just randomly stopping in for the night, we had a better time here than most resorts I've been to. We were in town for UMF ( Ultra Music Festival ) for those of you who don't know, and we got stuck without a hotel due to an overbooking issue. So we hopelessly looked around to see if we could find anything and we found this place. At first we weren't expecting much but man was I wrong. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly and helpful, and to top it all off they have their own taco restaurant. ( AMAZING FISH TACOS BTW ) I couldn't believe it. Place was siiiiick !!!! There was beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, even surf boards ( just nothing to surf lol ! ). All of that stuff was up for grabs while we stayed there and boy did we abuse it lol. I think the staff even got a laugh at how dumb we looked everytime we found out something new. We must of ate tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3 days straight. They also give you these free drink cards as long as you eat there. This sounds more like a story than an actual review. Don't let anyone turn you away, this place is a must. Very very relaxing, clean, chill, and the people staying here just seem to be all around nicer than everywhere else. If you're looking for a vacation spot this place is it, bring your friends, family, even bring your dog !!!!!

Room Tip: Any room is good, but we were here to party so anything would of been okay.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Jason W,

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in Hollywood during Ultra Music Festival. Also we are glad to see all of our "FREEBIES" were to your liking. If you decide to join us next year for Ultra please visit our website to see all of our sister properties which are located minutes from the action.


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Steven Morales
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Hollywood, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Great management, excellent prices, perfect location! The 2 peas in a pod rooms are approx, 14x16 and have small but adequate bathrooms with showers only. Each room is equipped with a microwave & mini fridge, some also have a small dining spot for 2 ensuite. Love this place! The taco shack is around the corner....everything there is very tasty. Try the Korean short ribs...mouth-watering!

Room Tip: A3 is a lovely room for 2.
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Kharis,

Thank You for your great response. We are very pleased that you continue staying with us. We hope you continue staying with us when your in town.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
Vibe Manger
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salem ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I just got back from this hotel and I can't wait to go back. This was my third stay since Nov,

and the location is outstanding. The housekeeping staff does a white glove job and the

manager Pamela Garcia checks each room before she allows it to be available, The colors are

bright and the A/C is outstanding. Try the Taco Shack in front of the hotel. Fun place and

great food. ron leary (reinaldo) salem ma

Room Tip: two peas in a pod
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
SalenMaRinaldo,

It is great to hear its your 3rd stay with us. We are pleased to know you continue returning. Pamela is a great asset to our company and we are grateful for having her on our team. We hope to see you again very soon. Please let us know when you will be back.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
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Greeneville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We loved the accomodations, as our room had a kitchenette, good sized bathroom, private bedroom, and a living room with bunk beds in one corner, making it a perfect spot for several friends to rest and relax...
The freebies were numerous! We loved the free bike rental, free internet, free beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, etc.
We rode the trolley downtown for $1 and loved the atmosphere at night.
A perfect place to stay on a budget. We only wished they had a pool, but the beach was literally steps away!
Also, the broadwalk is a fun place to walk, skate or ride a bike!

Room Tip: E4 was a great room, with a large flat sceen TV and picnic tables out front.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Angelbod,

It is great to hear you enjoyed all of our "Freebies". The boardwalk is an amazing place to be all year around with our 80 degree weather. If you return to South Florida and would like a pool please visit our website for our sister properties with pools. We hope to see you soon.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
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Greenfield, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

My wife and I are 59 and 60 respectively. Just the two of us stayed in the 2 peas and pod room for five days. The room is not large but it was clean and nicely decorated. We felt safe at this location and really appreciated its closeness to the beach. The staff was very nice and responsive and Elaine in the office is a Jennifer Lopez look alike. The Taco Shack was really good. We are going back next year and will definitely stay there. Great location. Great price.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
jdavis952,

We are pleased to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay. We take pride in being so close the the beach and the amazing food at our Taco Beach Shack. We hope to see you very soon.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
Vibe Manager
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Millbury, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We spent a week at Disney then drove to FLL to catch our flight home the next morning. We were just looking to stay one night and wanted something a little on the cheaper side. We didn't have high expectations so that helped when we got there. We are a family of 6 so we reserved a family suite that had 2 sets of bunkbeds. One of the bottom bunks was right up against the air conditioner so one of the kids could not sleep there. Luckily there was a couch (kind of a bench,soft) that my son slept on. The inside looked clean for being an older unit. The bathroom was horribly small w/ no counter space at all. The beds had one flat pillow per person. You got one sheet and a very thin blanket. We too were the unit right next to the band. It made for a very long night. All you could hear was the loud viberations through the wall. It took a while but the kids all finally fell asleep. As with previous reviews I don't understand why they would put families right outside the "action"

The best thing about the place was all the "freebies" they had! We were able to use beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs for no cost! They also had sand toys for the kids which we didn't know about so we bought new ones b/f we got there. (We did leave them there for the next kids though!) They have a small library of books which I didn't take advantage of but what a good idea! I did like the chairs and tables outside our units also. We didn't use them but I can see how someone would!

Great walking distance to the ocean & awesome little boardwalk that we really enjoyed!

Not 100% sure we would return but I will not rule it out completely.

Room Tip: Stay away from the taco bar! Bands at night and very, very loud. Walls are very thin!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Steve_Sbg_Vibe_Mgr, Manager at Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Kelnron05,

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Hollywood Beach. We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. We hope that you will stay with us again so that you may have the true Hollywood experience. We hope to see you soon.

Thank you,

Steven Morales
Vibe Manager
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Additional Information about Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel

Address: 334 Arizona Street, Hollywood, FL 33019
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel and Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hollywood Beach Suites, Hostel + Hotel is a new concept hotel ready to accommodate those looking for a chic beach hotel or fun hostel experience. Chose our hostel option to vacation with your best friends or meet new ones. We have an amazing location… on the beach and boardwalk in the heart of Hollywood Beach, Florida just across the street from the Intercoastal Waterway and minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport and the seaport. With private and shared accommodations, we offer hotel quality services for all types of travelers in a fun, friendly and safe atmosphere. Reminiscent of a Key West style cottage and a “no worries” attitude, our hip hotel features more than 200 beds with shared female, male, mixed-sex and private hotel rooms. You won’t be at a loss for things to do with our never ending list of free amenities and activities, such as biking and surfing. We are in the perfect spot for world travelers, single travelers and groups especially bachelorette and bachelor parties seeking the ultimate sun-filled vacation with activities including beach barbecues, fishing, surfing, kayaking and beach volleyball just steps from your door. ... more   less 
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