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“Great location, but that is about it” 2 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 65 Hotels in Hollywood
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“Great location, but that is about it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

If you are 18 to 25 and looking to be right on the boardwalk, expect little comforts from a hotel , and are just into partying... then this is the place for you... All others beware. I will say that the woman working during the day at the front desk is great, but the evening and morning people were very young and seemed inexperienced. The location and price are great (right on the boardwalk), but the rooms are small, they are renovating the place right now, the water pressure in the shower was nonexistent, the sink was clogged, don't drink the water out of the tap, the noise from the restaurants below kept me up well into the night, the walls are paper thin, the doors don't have deadbolts or chain locks, the elevator does not work, the wi fi does not work in the room, the rooms don't have balconies, they dont have breakfast.... Have I said enough? On the up side, you are walking distance to some great bars and restaurants, 15 minutes to Ft Lauderdale Airport, and it is pretty cheap.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Stayed on 1/8 before cruise and on 1/15/11 post cruise. Sheldon is in the middle of being rehabbed so the elevator did not work, but the desk person, Nichole, lugged one of our suitcases up the short staircase to our 2nd floor room for us. Thank you Nichole! All completed rooms seem to be on the second floor at this time. The hotel should be very nice as an older art deco hotel once rehab is completed. The rooms that we had were done and were fairly nice. No fans in the bathroom however (it's and older hotel) so the newer paint on the ceiling was already peeling. The heating/cooling units were new and worked well. The new owners of the Sheldon seem to be making an effort to make it a good hotel, but keep in mind that they are in the middle of the rehab so things are not yet as they will be post rehab. With that said, it was a good value (they even upgraded our room to a "partial ocean view" for the second night) given the superb location on the beach and boardwalk. The beds were comfortable and the rooms adequate in size. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

Although it is being redone, it was worth the stay. I am looking forward to the elevator working. great place on the beach, our room was one with the balcony, that was great! close to everything. It was very clean, staff were wonderful and actually met the owner.

  • Stayed April 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

we went one night at this hotel in compagny of my husband, my parents and my step-parents and we have different appreciation of this hotel. me and my parents found this hotel very well located and the room is confortable and the bed are perfect but my step-mother have unapreciated his room and found is bathroom unclean specially her bath and is air conditionner... The room was ok for me but i admit that the hotel in general and the outside facade is very old and need a serious renovation to fix it. It suppose to have an elevator so i reserve 3 rooms on the third floors but but the elevator seem to be broken since long time ago... so we had to take the stairs to transport our luggage and it's was hard to do it because the stairs between the second and the third floor are on a opposite side so you have to walk almost all the second floor before to take the other stairs to finally arrive at your room on the third floor with your luggages.The hotel was just in face of the ocean so we have a room with a ocean view but outside it was very two windy days at Hollywood. it's a nice city to visit but next time i will stay only at Fort Lauderdale where my favorite motel is twice cheaper price and only 3 minutes by walk of the ocean and much cleaner ( birch patio motel). I think that the picture of the website of the sheldon hotel show you a renovated hotel but in real it a old one who need many renovations to be a good place to stay. But inside the room it's correct for my appreciation but a little bit expensive for what we really get. they are suppose to offer free wi-fi but i don't know if it's because it was really windy outside but their internet connection worked very bad....

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Hotel room was clean, we got one with an ocean view. Hotel doesn't have that many amenities, missing a phone, hard towels, but all in all good value.

They also let you borrow beach towels, chairs and umbrellas which is great since this hotel is right in front of the beach. It does get a little loud sometimes but by midnight it calms down.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

We stayed at the Hotel Sheldon for four nights in February. Even though we experienced a few problems, they were resoved quickly. The hotel is undergoing a major renovation and they are trying to accomodate guests at the sametime. The location of the property on the beach is fantastic. There are several places to eat all around the hotel. The Hollywood outdoor theatre is just a few steps away. The room was a nice size and very clean. The closet was huge for a hotel. We fit all four suitcases and our hanging clothes in it very easily. The first morning we found that the coffeemaker leaked and there was no hot water. We notified the front desk and by the time we returned from sightseeing in the evening our room had been cleaned and the issues had been resolved. On our third night there it stared raining. Despite having a new roof, the room leaked around the old windows. Water was all over the foor. The manager arrived in less then 10 minutes and we were moved to another room that had just been finished. On our last day after being gone for the full day we came back to a room that had not been cleaned, no new towels, and the curtain rod had fallen. It appears that no one notified housekeeping that we had changed rooms. The rod was fixed and new towels were given to us. Even though we experienced this problems, the manager resolved everything as quickly as he could. I think the hotel has great potential once all of the repairs are completed. For now it is in a great location and at a great price if you just want the basics.

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  • Stayed February 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

I was very EXCITED when I found out the Sheldon had been reopen. I LOVED what they have done with the place..Bed was very comfortable( no plastic wrap on mine). The new owners were very nice and even remebered that we were there on our anniversary. They are still remodeling and I cant wait to go back next time and see the wonderful changes. I would recommend the Sheldon to anyone that wants a nice quiet getaway....

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#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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