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“A Great Escape... We'll Be Back--but not soon enough!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantic Sands Beach Suites

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310 - 318 Hayes Street, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #6 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
Orlando, FL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Great Escape... We'll Be Back--but not soon enough!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We recently spent a weekend on the beach in Hollywood at the Atlantic Sands. The room was great--clean and cool! The bed was comfortable (there is an extra pillow in the closet). I woke up early on Saturday and was able to sit outside the room and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the ocean. It was a perfect experience. The location is truly within 1 minute of the boardwalk and beach. We ate at an Italian restaurant about 1 block north on the Boardwalk for a late dinner—the food came out fast but the service was awful. We had a much better experience for brunch at a restaurant a few minutes’ walk south on the boardwalk that one of the employees, Dori Lynn, suggested. The service and food were awesome. We will definitely be back for another weekend at the Atlantic Sands!

Room Tip: I haven't been around a window AC unit in a long time. It was noisier than I remembered, but I...
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  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at the Atlantic Sands twice in the last two years. Just a few steps from the famous boardwalk. Room is decent at best with a small kitchen to cook. As prior review wrote the mattress is ungodly awful. Worst I've been on except when I was locked up. Owner Dorie, her Mom and staff are friendly people. I went to Florida in March and there were plenty of empty rooms and asked them if they would come down 20.00 and they said no, so I found a much nicer place down the boardwalk at a cheaper price that I have since been to twice. I guess rather than make something they prefer to let you walk away. Hope this review helps someone.

Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

As much as we love Hollywood Beach and the first two visits to Atlantic Sands, our 3rd stay (7 nights) December of 2011 was our last. Absolutely the worst mattress ever; squeaky, hard as a rock. We mentioned that the mattress was not tolerable and we were told to try other beds and select another room. We did. Bed(s) in other units mediocre at best, but found one with no loud squeaks. Other issues included shower curtain rod falling each shower, worn/unkept pillows and linens, broken refrigerator shelves, basic/inefficient wall unit, and paper thin walls. We were very disappointed that quality of the inn has declined. The location is nice, but the inn needs care. We will stay elsewhere for our next stay in Hollywood.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Just stayed one night. Price a bit high, furniture worn, people very friendly. No ocean view.
Stayed May 25,2012.. No pool.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lorain, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a week at the Atlantic Sands, along with my sister and a friend who also rented a unit at the resort. Both units were very clean, roomy, comfortable, and cheery. The Atlantic Sands was just as delightful as the pictures I had viewed on line. The location of the Atlantic Sands is excellent as it is a few steps to the beach, stores, restaurants, and the Hollywood Beach Theater. The owner, Dori Lynn, and her staff were great and made us feel at home. They were all very helpful if we had any questions or needed anything throughout our stay at the resort. The outside barbecue grill was an added bonus as it was in a beautifully landscaped area. The grill and utensils were clean and an extra propane tank was nearby if needed. As we had flown into Fort Lauderdale, Dori Lynn recommended a car rental/transportation service which we used and found it to be reliable and affordable. We enjoyed our stay so well at the Atlantic Sands, we are already booked to come back but next time for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Units 1 through 4 were on a street side but not a problem. Units 5 through 8 are near the grill are...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Just stayed for 5 days at the Atlantic Sands. It is not a chain hotel which we try to avoid. You can't beat the location between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami and right across from the beach and Broadwalk. Took a cab to the hotel and really didn't need a car in Hollywood. We walked to almost all restaurants, bars, and stores for small items. There is a kitchen in the 2 bedroom apartment that was great for coffee, tea, beers and wine in fridge. The living room was spacisous and it almost felt like you were at someone's cottage. The best part for us was the outside deck with table and water views. Either for morning coffee or drinks and apps after a day at the beach. It also was nice to have towels and chairs to bring down to the beach every day. Although we did not see Dori some days, she was helpful.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Enfield, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Just returned from a 3 week stay at the Atlantic Sands. This is a reasonable priced, family owned hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff. It was very clean and just minuets from the boardwalk, beach and theatre. Our family joined us for part of our visit and they enjoyed themselves as well. Thanks to Dori and her staff. Wished we could have stayed longer.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Atlantic Sands Beach Suites

Address: 310 - 318 Hayes Street, Hollywood, FL 33019
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#5 Best Value Hotel in Hollywood
#8 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Atlantic Sands is a small, family-owned and operated vacation rental property located just 100 feet from Hollywood's beach and boardwalk and just a few blocks from an outdoor theater where there are free concerts five nights a week. We feature non-smoking, one-bedroom suites that have everything you will need for a short vacation or an extended stay. We have a beautiful, tropical courtyard area perfect for family gatherings. Easily accessible for both airports and cruise ports. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Atlantic Sands Beach Hotel Hollywood
Atlantic Sands Beach Motel

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