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“Old Florida Motel Needs Lots of Work” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Wave Hollywood Beach

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Blue Wave Hollywood Beach
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   333 Cleveland Street, Hollywood, FL 33020   |  
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Ranked #52 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Old Florida Motel Needs Lots of Work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our 3rd trip to Hollywood Beach, but our first at Blue Wave. Booked a 10 day stay on the internet because the location is perfect. Upon arrival noted a "for sale" sign on the property and thought this can't be good. The people running this place also run 4 other motels in the immediate area. Room looked clean until you tried to open the blinds. They were filthy with dust and did not work. The stove was rusted and I would not use it. Two noisy air conditioners kept the room cool, however, we could not sleep with all the noise, so we had to shut one off at night. No phone in the room. If you needed the office, it was in another motel around the corner from the Blue Wave. The amount of towels were "hit or miss". One set of kitchen towels were full of long black hair. Bed sheets were paper thin. I rated this average because the office staff tried to be accommodating, I feel that for the cost of the room, plus $10 a night for parking, this was not someplace I would return. Next year I will be looking earlier to book a place at Hollywood Beach.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The front office uses a cash register that does not record cash transaction. So if you pay in cash and the night clerk does not record it properly, your Visa is again charged (the next day) and you are not aware of it until you return home. The cash receipts will not show this entry and in our case, the clerk left immediately for New York. The hotel does not accept any liability for their bonded employees, nor business practises(complaint with BBB), that leaves their customer vulnerable to theft or fraud. Without a paper trail or video the police cannot investigate either. For double the quoted price, the Hollywood Beach Hotels- Blue Wave, etc. are not worth it. Floors, window coverings, etc. are not cleaned properly. Must scrounge for clean linen. Need major renovation as everything is dated and well worn. The continental breakfast was not healthy. Mostly sugary pastries

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lazio, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed here for nearly 2 weeks my stay was awesome.. We barbecued on the grill on the property. Simple breakfast. Paying for parking here is way cheaper than the metered parking.. The pool was always clean.. The staff is exceptional John, Natasha & the young lady at night are awesome, friendly and always willing to help.. Housekeeping girls are friendly & helpful but Teisha was my go to girl and she was great, always going above and beyond.. The hotels are very close to the beach & board walk.. Kudos to you guys me and my entire family will be back hopefully for New Year's Eve.. You guys made my stay great..

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lazio, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Had a not to nice experience early in the stay but when John the manager showed up he made it all better.. Thank you John for being an awesome person keep it up and I will be back.. The room was nice, clean and spacious.. Housekeeping was great. Change my stuff when I ask and were always pleasant. Hotel is Very quiet. Internet worked great here. My kids love this section with the pool that was always clean.. Just a few steps from the beach and resturants. Thanks again John and your housekeeping staff for changing around my vacation from being miserable to great..

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

It's spacious and well cleaned the pools are always clean and the scenery is well maintained. I recommend it to stay here . The prices are reasonable overall this place is worth it . The hotels are close proximity to the ocean and the stores are nearby . This hotel has a small convenient store located inside with its ATM . Worth a shot to try it

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Wave Hollywood Beach

Address: 333 Cleveland Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Wave Hollywood Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. In addition to an outdoor pool and multilingual staff, Blue Wave Hollywood Beach features tour/ticket assistance. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply) and a computer station is located on site. Additional amenities include barbecue grills, a picnic area, and translation services. Parking is available. ... more   less 
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