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“Simple - but that's all it needs to be with a location and view like this...” 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 #29 of 63 Hotels in Hollywood
North Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Simple - but that's all it needs to be with a location and view like this...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Hotel Sheldon is a "no frills" hotel right on the Hollywood Boardwalk - You can not beat the ocean view from the hotel.... The hotel does not offer lots of amenities and it doesn't need to....its location is worth more than any of the other frills that other places might have... The rooms are simple - very simple... Why? Because, one doesn't need to be in the room - but on the beach and enjoying all of the restaurants, shops, and friendly, ocean front bars. There is no ironing board or iron in the room (why should there be - I'm here to be on the beach... swim trunks, simple shorts, t-shirts); there is not a closet for clothes in the room (why should there be - I'm here to lounge around in t-shirt, trunks, shorts, sneakers, sandals); the staff are friendly...

Brenda at the front desk was wonderful - responding to questions and providing tips on best dates to come again. This place is older - You can feel the history in its simple surroundings. If you are looking for luxury - the Hotel Sheldon is probably not for you; If you are looking to think about work and the problems or tasks of everyday life (i.e. ironing, cooking) than the Hotel Sheldon is not for you. NOW, if you want a hotel that can take you away from all of that and allow you to "de-compress," relax, and enjoy the moment, the view of the ocean, and the calmness of the palm trees blowing in the ocean breeze - the Hotel Sheldon is your place. I will be back regularly.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Life long Florida resident looking for a beach weekend. Wow- woman who answered the phone ridiculously rude. Asked if there were florida resident rates, like most hotels offer in the summer. She said NO...asked about AAA rates...she said none...asked if there was a possibility for an early check in...she said yes...for $10/hour prior to check in time... What??? Asked if we could request a late check out...she said NO... She could care less about having guests there. Tod her wanted to book 3-4 rooms for a long weekend... which I absolutely know they could use the business in the summer... Imagine if you were a visitor to Hollywood for the first time...hmmm... definitely.. try a hotel with a better trained more hospitable staff... And now I understand the reviews... I will not recommend this hotel to anyone. . Even the Marriott with all of its rules... understands that people to request early check in or late check out... hourly rates...made the Sheldon a "motel 6"... !!! I will tell EVERYONE I know, not to book this hotel. I was at the beach this weekend...stopped in and inquired... the staff was equally as rude... Though it may be different by calling... I 've got news for you... this is NOT the only beach location to stay at in South Florida..for the same rates with breakfast... you can stay somewhere else...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This hotel was my worst nightmare! The rooms are nasty/not clean! Hair in the bed,hair in the bathroom, bugs under the bed, trash left in the rooms! When we asked why all that stuff was left there. Their response was, "you guys did it". How immature of them, this hotel is a wreck! The ceilings look as if you are in prison! The hallways have multiple different surfaces/very dirty! Walls are paper thin! Lastly, the front desk workers are nice and all and believe you...but there is a Latino manager that blames everything on you and refuses to help! So if you book this hotel, be prepared to sleep in the room...no matter what condition it is in! They will charge you if you ask to leave! Also, huge fee if you have more that two people! Beware!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Sheldon for 4 nights. We stayed in one of the Oceanfront rooms with a balcony, I would highly recommend one of these 2 rooms if available. The hotel is basic, clean, at the location on the boardwalk was great. And we found the staff to be friendly and accomadating. We found a few restaurants nearby that where great, the trolley pickup and drop off stop is right next door, there is a stage on the beach next door as well with concerts every night. There is also a Broward County bike rental station next door which we took advantage of a few times during our stay.
The walls are thin. We did have an issue with noise a couple of the nights, the room across the hall form us was hosting a party, there had to have been at least 20 people. We did call the front desk around 11pm and the noise almost immediately stopped.
There elevator didn't work a couple of the evenings we where there. It wasn't a big deal for us but if there was a handicapped person in your party it would be an issue.
We enjoyed our stay, I would recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Oceanfront with balcony. It's worth the little extra!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you stay here, you have to ask for the renovated rooms. They are not the best in the city, but the best if you must stay right on the beach. Comfy, good AC and large shower. All in all , I will return here again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Location of this resort is perfect..directly on the broad walk and steps from tons of restaurants and bars. You do get what you pay for though, and for such little money directly on the beach, you are paying for location but not necessarily the best room. Our room was not facing the ocean, so very inexpensive, but did feel like you were staying in a penitentiary for the night. Dark, small and felt a little dirty. Location was so good you could overlook a lot, but if you are staying in Hollywood for more than a night or two, it might be better to spend a little more for some added comfort and amenities.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Sheldon on March 26-April1, 2013. It is a older hotel, but it was so clean. There is some remodeling going on. Brenda at the front desk (and it is a desk in the front) was fantastic. Nothing fancy, but very clean. Broadwalk is right outside hotel doors and there are so many neat restaurants right there. The beach is right outside the doors also. Beach was very nice, hotel has towels and beach chairs for guest to use. The only draw back is there was no pool. So if you want a clean, non fancy hotel, this is it. I would go back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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 ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sheldon 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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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