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“Good, cheap room on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sheldon
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #33 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Washington, DC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Good, cheap room on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It's cheap and it's literally 20 feet from the beach. It's also on the Hollywood broadwalk, and we ate dinner at one of the dozens of restaurants within a short walk, sitting outside facing the beach. This was a great stay for the night before our cruise.

We were looking for a clean room with two beds, a shower, and air conditioning right on the beach, and the hotel delivered. It even had a working TV. We weren't planning to use it, but did.

It's a no-frills place, though, so if you want high-end pillows (ours were foam), a pool, restaurant, room service, and high-end furnishings, look elsewhere. Just be prepared to be pay MUCH more.

We did have a couple of problems related to the ongoing renovations: the AC didn't initially work, but someone came within two minutes and fixed it. Also, the elevator didn't work one time, but did work all the other times. It's only 3 floors, but if it's critical you have the elevator, consider that.

I would definitely stay here again pre-cruise, and I'd bet with a renovated room, I'd easily give it 5 stars for the price.

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room, but note there are only 5 as of March 25, 2013. The front desk lady said...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We spent 4nights at Sheldon hotel in March 2013. My husband love the hollywood boardwalk location. I booked it based on trip advisor reviews. I knew it wasn't a fancy hotel, but we were lucky to get a recently renovated room with ocean view(room 236). The lobby has a small desk and nothing else, but I don't spend any time in the lobby, so that is not important. We had a king size bed which was comfortable. We had a big tv with lots of channels. We had a fridge and microwave. The bathroom was renovated and very nice. It was a bit small but nice shower. The room was clean and the staff was very helpful and accomodating. The view was amazing and you were right on the beach. They even give you beach chairs (which were brand new, not old and rusted like other reviews). The price was very reasonable and included parking. The building is old but they are all old on the boardwalk. It doesn't have a pool but you have the beautiful ocean in front of you.
The only issue is the safe, you must set the code before you shut the safe or else it locks before you set the code, like we found out. They sent a maintenance person very quickly. Overall the hotel was great, but you must get a renovated room. I will definitely come back to this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec city
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We arrived at this hotel not knowing what to expect. We booked King deluxe ocean view. The room had a great view of the park and the ocean the feeling is that it is clean, free parking
fridge, microwave, beach chairs, umbrella, towels all included
bathroom is dated but had no grime`
great location on the beach
i am very pleased at the way this place is managed it was fine for me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We couldn't have chosen a better hotel on Hollywood Beach.
The recently remodeled hotel has great character, with a southwestern style.
The rooms were clean, nicely furnished, and the beds were comfortable.(Luckily, we brought a hair drier.)
The hotel staff was as nice as Pie! Made every effort to make us feel comfortable.
This hotel owns the parking lots behind the building, made parking very convienient.
The beach is right out the door, and the central location on the Broadwalk, can't be beat!
We loved our 2 day stay on Hollywood Beach, and we will be returning to the Sheldon.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Norwalk
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Same price that the Mickey Mouse/honkytonk rest of the hotels near the water front, this is the real deal. Just renovated,clean, room and towels clean every day, all you need and desire unless you are royalty or a lot of new money. For average middle class careful about money, this is it(unless you carry a grudge against middle age Quebecois)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed in the town view w/king bed yeah it is old but it is cool. The bathroom is not what you snobs are used to but your steps from the ocean, price is great, owners and staff are like family. beach chairs and towels supplied free of charge, coffee always brewing and the yougurt shop next door rocks. eaterys half a block away and the stage where we saw some very good concerts for free.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our group has stayed here twice now as a pre-cruise night. The lobby is finished, elevator working perfectly, most rooms updated. Manager, Javier, and front desk clerk, Claudia, couldn't be more congenial.
The location is fabulous - as you step out the door, you are right on the broadwalk of Hollywood Beach with numerous restaurants, bars, & shops and the beach! Happy hours and live entertainment in several of the bars in the evening - $2.99 breakfasts in the morning.
Best rooms are oceanview - for the view. You can't go wrong if location is your priority and you don't need a 5-star hotel. No pool or restaurant but you don't need them - you have the ocean, beach, & broadwalk!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 Hotel Sheldon

Address: 1000 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sheldon 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sheldon has been a fixture on the Hollywood Beach boardwalk for decades. Breathtaking ocean view rooms with private terraces, full bathrooms, and free parking are what Hotel Sheldon offers for any family excursion, pleasure getaway or business trip. Our new management delivers a truly personalized service, while our prime location in the heart of Hollywood Beach allows every guest to enjoy the countless recreational activities, sandy white beaches and the characteristic two mile boardwalk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sheldon Hotel Hollywood
Sheldon Ocean Resort

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