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“Wonderful refreshing place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Desoto Oceanview Inn
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   315 Desoto Street, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hollywood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful refreshing place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went for a short getaway with the kids and found a great break from the chain hotels. The kids had a fun time exploring the unique grounds and enjoyed eating in the garden area. It was so convenient to be steps from the beautiful beach with chairs, umbrellas and bikes free for guests to use. The suite was very clean with a well supplied kitchen. Loved the peaceful environment and plan to return in the near future.
Maria

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you so much Maria, we loved having you here, and we're so happy the kids enjoyed it too. It proves that it doesn't have to be a theme park to make it special. We're looking forward to your return. Have a great 2014!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A small, exceptionally clean (Green) warm and friendly inn. Lush tropical environment a half block from the Atlantic Ocean. Near shopping and parks. Great place to ride bikes. Perks: wifi, bicycles, bar-b-que grills, full kitchens great staff.

Room Tip: Great for families or couples. Tiki huts to enjoy with complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas so y...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thanks so much Kim, we are so happy you come often, and we will continue to work hard to earn your presence here. Our guests are so special, even when we have a full house, there is harmony and peace in the air. Thank you for making that possible,and a very good 2014 to you and yours.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I came across The Desoto as a groupon. The reviews on tripadvisor were fantastic, so we agreed to give it a try. We all had a terrific time!

We had 4 girls and we booked 2 studio suites, which were perfect! Each suite contained a FULL kitchen WITH EVERYTHING! Plates, cups, wine glasses, cork screw, knife set, plates, bowls, I could go on and on.....EVEN a Tea kettle on the stove! Microwave, coffee maker, and even a Keurig outside for everyone to use!

I did not feel like I was staying at an "Inn". I felt like I was staying with my family. The room was very nice. Large Queen bed, a couch, dining table, TV, awesome radio/CD system. It was decorated like a beach house. I could've stayed for a whole month!

Outside of our rooms was lots of greenery and plants. It felt very calm and relaxing. There are lizards running around, and the birds are talking to you. There were 2 (if I remember right) gazebos that were gorgeous. There were beautiful lights around them at night.
I did not see any bugs or have any bites! Lizards are doing their job!

The location was perfect! Just off the main highway and just a few hundred feet to the beach! (See pics below). It was about a $20 cab ide from the airport. Next time, I would probably arrange transportation. The cabbies were not that nice at the airport.

The beds slept great! And I am a picky sleeper!
The water pressure in the shower was perfect. The shower head did come off, so you could spray off your body.

There are bikes available if you want to go for a ride. The also have beach chairs, umbrellas, and some floaties for your use.
There is so much to do around the Ft Lauderdale area. I felt that The Desoto was in a great location, with beautiful scenery, and gracious owners.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for giving us a chance to share in the joy of your "girls retreat", we felt the energy and fun every time we saw you. I am so happy you enjoyed the inn, and all of the little extras it offers to make your stay a special experience. Watch for a "Girls Retreat" special on our website this year, we liked the spirit your get together brought us. Thank you again.
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had an amazing time at The Desoto. From the moment you walk in it feels as if you had just stepped into tranquility heaven. From the beautiful gardens to the friendly staff, The Desoto makes for a fantastic vacation destination if you are looking for some serious R&R time. The resort offers bicycles and beach equipment for guests at no extra charge. The beach is only a short walk away from the property and bars in the area. The rooms are super spacious and very quaint, it really did feel like our home away from home. We had an amazing time during our stay at The Desoto and would highly recommend it.

Daiana and Alex

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you Daiana and Alex, your review is everything we try to be, and we'll make sure to keep growing on a tradition as a place you can call home when you're away from yours. Just working here with this wonderful staff we have is a treat. Thank you so much for your kindness, and hurry back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Just loved my stay at The Desoto--the beautiful gardens, the gorgeous beach, and the friendly atmosphere. Quiet and serene, yet walking distance to a couple of fun casual seafood restaurants and pubs with music. Bicycles are provided. The beach was pristine, uncrowded, and had a lifeguard during the day. I hope I can come back next year!
--Pam, Okinawa, Japan

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mattituck, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

we spent three glorious days and nights here reveling in the homey wonderland our hosts have created. it's the un-hotel - more like visiting favorite relatives with lots of space. besides being
spotlessly clean, the little things - the bamboo sheets, the soft, medium and firm pillows, the vintage furnishings, plush towels, the fun and tasteful non-generic dishes and artwork made it special. Steve and Josias have thought of EVERYTHING...and the low-key vibe practically spoonfeeds tranquility into your life. The festive lushly planted courtyard complete with covered tables and birds of many feathers offers yet another space to while away your time. the glorious beach is literally steps away, the neighborhood quiet and bike-friendly (which are part of the package at the hotel) and the vintage boardwalk a leisurely ride away, The beaches are wide and user-friendly - showers, shade, and easy proximity to snacking and icy cold libations of all description round out the experience. It was heavenly. While there is no pool, and the highly acclaimed breakfast service normally part of the package has been temporarily suspended, we didn't miss either. and did i mention there were no children present? would visit again...and again...and again. don't ever change.

Room Tip: we loved the roominess of the studio - the separate eat-in kitchen area and walk through closet gave...
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Green Features: always good to be kind to the planet. Our hosts efforts and green choices make it appealing; their commitment to keeping hollywood beautiful, small and local admirable.
  • Stayed June 2013, 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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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review of the Desoto, we are especially thrilled to read that the small things like bamboo sheets and eclectic decor is so appreciated, it makes our labor of love worth every moment we spend creating a paradise for our guests. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My parents renewed their vows for their 50th anniversary starting here than had the renewal on their area on the beach. Perfectly beautiful and clean place. Staff so friendly and accommodating. My husband and I can't wait to go back for a little us time!! Thanks so much!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Oceanview Inn, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing the Desoto for your vow renewals. We enjoyed every member of your family, and we were honored to share the 50th anniversary wedding vows renewal with all of you. We hope you'll come back again to celebrate future anniversaries
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Address: 315 Desoto Street, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Desoto Oceanview Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely seaside inn, nestled between beautiful parks, the intracoastal and the azure Atlantic. Footsteps to a very private beach. Minutes from attractions. Extremely clean, award winning studios, efficiencies and one bedroom apartments. Free parking, bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Tropical gardens with gazebos and bbq. Many amenities. Warm and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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