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“Hollywood Beach Mini-Vacation” 4 of 5 stars
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Caribbean Resort by the Ocean
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   313 Hayes Street at Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly Caribbean Resort Apartments)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Hollywood Beach Mini-Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

i stayed here 05/10/2013--- 05/12/13.. first impression was very nice front desk manager,helpful and makes you feel welcome and makes sure your accomadations are acceptable.i believe here name is anabella.short,spanish accent and pretty.....the room #128 was very clean and comfortable.shower and bathroom looked new and the kitchen area looked excellant,especially if you plan on cooking.i was on vacation so whats the point of cooking?the caribbean was one street off the boardwalk and directly across a great restaurant where having breakfast was simple and delicious.food was modestly priced and worth it....they have a tikki bar at the caribbean but at $2.50 for a mug of beer,i found cheaper alternatives along the boardwalk.a great bar and restaurant is called la tub for the best burgers. a family their stayed up until past 2am on sunday morning drinking and talking loud but i sent them a message and they realized how late it was and turned in,thank god....yes i would stay there again

Room Tip: bring suntan lotion and ipod because the beach there is great
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheCaribbeanResort, Management at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your sincere review. We are sorry you had a problem with some noisy guests. We do ask our guests to be quiet after 10 pm in order to respect the quietude of all. We will remind our guests and be more vigilant about it.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Niagara Falls, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The resort was recently remodeled and was very clean and welcoming. Some small touches missing such as hooks to hang towels, robes, bathing suits etc. Showers could use some type of shelving to put shampoo, soap, etc. on. However, if you did need anything or thought of something you needed they were very quick to respond and give you what you needed. Great distance to beach and park for small kids. I've been going to Hollywood Beach for many years and this was my favorite spot so far!!!

Room Tip: We had the room with one bedroom and a bed and pull out in the living room. The room was awesome, ho...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are sorry your room did not have any hooks and shelves for your stay and we appreciate your comments. We are now finishing adding the final touches in all the rooms to provide adequate storage and organization.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We were looking for a place to stay near or on the beach and stumbled across this property. We weren't familiar with this area of Florida so I called ahead to get some information about distance to beach and activities to do around the resort. It was some of the best resort/hotel service that I have ever had BEFORE I even reserved a room: Friendly, helpful, and welcoming. We decided to reserve a room and asked what room was suggested for view and space. Again, extremely helpful service. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a bottle of champaign and a card expressing well wishes for our Anniversary! (Very unexpected and very thoughtful)

Though we were hoping to find a place right on the beach, I'm glad that we stayed here. Staying right on the board walk would have been loud at night (and in the morning- there was a fitness expo on the board walk that started blasting music at 8am!). This was the perfect property to get only 20 yards off the beaten path and yet so easy to get to the beach.

The rooms were nice, small but nice. Nice updates and a great little apartment kitchen (had pots/pans/plates/glasses/silverware/microwave/toaster/stove & small oven) Perfect for two people.

The outdoor seating areas on the property are beautiful and well placed. Plenty of shade for relaxation. And on the day before we left, we found out that the front desk has games that you can check out and play!

Overall, this is a great site close to the beach and yet a little bit off the main boardwalk so you are not hearing noise all night. Nicely done rooms, great customer service, great places to eat all around, and a trolley (costs $1 per rider/one way) that stops a block a way to get you to a grocery store or other places to eat in downtown Hollywood.

We loved this place and are already planning on returning with the kids!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your great comments! We are happy you chose the Caribbean Resort to celebrate your Anniversary and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We needed a day away from the routines so we ended up in Hollywood with no reservations and no where to stay. When we drove up to this hotel we thought we where gonna get turned away but instead they greeted us like we had been there a thousand and two times before and it was GREAT!!! The rooms nice and clean welcoming the staff so friendly and helpful ... Def gonna be going back and soon. Near the beach nice all this different restaurants.

  • Stayed April 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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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear we made you feel welcomed and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Davie, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We needed a quick getaway to the beach. Full kitchen with microwave, all up to date amenities.
Bathroom all new, very nice tile, and shower.
Rooms are small however who cares when you're about 15 yards from the beach.
My wife thought the bed was too firm. There are a lot activities nearby, bikes, paddle ball courts, kids mini water park, a band shell with music at night.

Room Tip: Each room is unique and quite nice. My wife thought the bed was too firm.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honest comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Along with the complete renovation of the hotel, all furnishings have been changed and are brand new, including the mattresses. We did choose our new mattresses to please the greater majority and we are sorry to hear that the firmness did not suit your preference.
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essex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Very good location,happy friendly service.nice clean(newly decorated) apartment good size with fridge / freezer micro wave and coffee machine ,washing and drying facility's available also BBQ to use on site.But you shouldn't have to cook good restaurants just round the corner do try the Mexican we loved it.Only problem for us was there was No hot water even at 7.30 am but that would not stop us coming back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we wanted to let you know that the hot water issue has been resolved.
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

All new facility, excellent management, the room have all what you need and more can be found outside (tiki bar, tables and natural gas grills)
Sport activities, boardwalk with a lot of stores and restaurants, just yards from the hotel.
Definitely will be back soon.

Room Tip: Make reservation ahead of the time, the place was packed.
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  • Stayed January 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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TheCaribbeanResort, Assistant Operations Manager at Caribbean Resort by the Ocean, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We thank you for your review and great comments. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about Caribbean Resort by the Ocean

Also Known As:
Caribbean Resort Apartments Hotel Hollywood
Caribbean Resort Apartments Hotel
Caribbean Hotel Hollywood
Address: 313 Hayes Street at Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly Caribbean Resort Apartments)
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Caribbean Resort by the Ocean 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caribbean Resort by the Ocean offers Newly Renovated Studios and One Bedroom Suites with all the modern comforts featuring luxurious kitchens adorned with custom wooden cabinetry and granite counter-tops, tiled bathrooms and showers, wall-mounted flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi Internet.Located in Historic Hollywood Beach Florida, the Caribbean Resort is just steps away from seven miles of white sandy beach and the famous Broadwalk offering 2.5 miles of paved walking, jogging and biking path lined with restaurants, nightlife and all kinds of shopping.Hollywood Beach, Florida is known as a sportsman's paradise, offering all types of water sports imaginable. Go fishing, boating or even kite-surfing nearby. How about a round of golf? Or maybe try your luck at Gulfstream Racetrack and Casino, Dania Jai-Alai or The Hard Rock Casino. World renowned South Beach is just a twenty minute drive south and and beautiful Fort-Lauderdale is only a few miles to the north. All this excitement within minutes of the Caribbean Resort!The only thing missing is you! ... more   less 
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