This property has a fabulous location - technically just a block from the beach but it's really closer than that as the street between the hotel & the Broadwalk is little more than an alley.
It's an older property and our unit had been retrofitted with two a/c units; one in the bedroom and one in the living area as well as ceiling fans in those rooms. The a/c worked so well during the day that we were often a bit cool as we sat & talked or watched TV but at night the units couldn't seem to cool down the room enough, no matter how low we set the thermostats. As we were visiting in late spring I'd think that during warmer months it would be very uncomfortable during the night if you like a cool (< 72F) room as we do. If someone is sleeping on the pull-out sofa, be aware that the outside lights are quite powerful and the living area is well-lit all night long.
There was a flat-screen TV and free wi-fi - though a boost to the wi-fi would be welcome. The best reception was in the bedroom where it wasn't terribly fast and it was very difficult to get reliable service in the living area - especially when there were three people trying to use the signal.
There was a very small but perfectly adequate kitchenette. Just don't try to have two people in there at once! :) Full-sized refrigerator and stove/oven, plenty of silverware & bowls/plates/glasses for the three of us.
The living area was very nicely sized. We had a couple of visitors and there was plenty of room for the five of us to sit and talk without sitting on top of each other.
The bathroom was small with a shower (no tub), sink & toilet. An extra shelf had been added for storage in addition to the medicine cabinet and the cabinet under the sink. Extra hooks below the shelf were a nice touch as there was only one towel rack. Soap and a hair dryer were provided but no other toiletries.
We did not have maid service over our long weekend but were able to turn our towels in at the office and clean ones were happily provided. Beach chairs and a beach umbrella was provided in the room though we were able to get an additional chair and beach towels at the office, free of charge.
Our room's location was just across the street from the businesses that face the Broadwalk (meaning we faced their rear entrances) and found that Monday mornings kick off with trash removal. While it's certainly not the hotel's "fault" a room on the other side of the complex might be quieter even if it's a few steps farther from the beach.
The rooms here are very reasonably-priced but certainly not luxurious. You're paying for proximity to the beach with a few niceties thrown in. I'd rate this property 3.5 stars.
- 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