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Riptide Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #14 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
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140 reviews 140 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. It's a laid back, no frills kind of place but it had everything we needed. The room had a fully equipped mini kitchen which was brilliant as you can get tired of eating out when on the road. There was a table and chairs inside and veranda furniture outside where you could sip your drink and enjoy the views of the sea and the goings on on the broad walk. The tiki bar was mellow with music until 9pm and a chilled out crowd. It got quiet after that so it would suit families as well. From the door of the room to the ocean took about thirty seconds, heaven. The price was right too. We didn't eat at the bar but the food looked good. The staff were not overly friendly compared to our experience elsewhere in Florida.

Room Tip: If you want more privacy maybe ask for a room on the upstairs balcony further from the bar.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear NorthWestLulu,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a detailed & honest review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for any future travel plans you take in our area. Have a great day!

Best Regards,
Lauren G
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Florence, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights post-cruise so we could get at least a little beach time before leaving Florida. This is a small mom & pop "old Florida" type hotel, not modern and luxurious, but clean, affordable and you can't beat the location. Our room was spacious enough and had a little kitchenette with full-size fridge- very convenient. My husband & I would happily return and spend a week here - our parents, however, would probably check-in at the nearby Marriott (we were perfectly content here, but for them it was "roughing it").

We had an oceanfront room (#1) - literally, our window was right on the boardwalk, people walking by could watch us sleeping if we didn't close the blinds. The boardwalk and beach were just a few steps away from our room, we loved it! This hotel also has a courtyard with a tiki bar and live music. We didn't hang out there much because it was too cool & windy for the parents. I got the idea that on a typical Fri. or Sat. night, this would be party central, but since it was pretty chilly when we were there, everyone cleared out once the sun went down. So it probably worked out for the best - I don't think the noise would've bothered us much, but our parents definitely would've been griping.

Also have to mention Nick's Bar & Restaurant, which we came across on the Boardwalk. We stopped in one night for drinks and oysters - great margaritas! Then we went back the next day for lunch and dinner. The food and atmosphere were great! We fell in love with Hollywood and will definitely make it back to spend more time!

Room Tip: Rooms in the north building are furthest from the tiki bar area, so quieter. Also, the rooms in the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear JPPMP,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We have plans for a renovation that will update our rooms with more features for our guests. We are also looking into heaters for our guests during the winter time when the winds can make for a chilly night. We hope to see you in the future!

Best Regards,
Lauren G
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I first stayed at the Riptide Hotel in June 2012. We returned for two days on March 14th, 2013 prior to a cruise. Since our stay in June 2012 the Riptide has opened a kitchen which serves the Tiki Bar. We only experienced the Nachos and the chips and salsa, however these were very good and we spoke with many people who had other items to eat and they were all impressed. Just like in the past the room was wonderful because of it's location on the beach. The Tiki Bar continues to draw all kinds of people and we again not only met up with people we met before, but met new people. The location of the hotel, the Tiki Bar and music continue to make this a hit and we look forward to coming back soon.

Room Tip: If you want to be right near the Tiki Bar and look straight towards the Ocean ask for room number #8...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Bob P,

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so glad you decided to return to us again this year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is anything you may need during your next booking. We look forward to your return next year!

Best Regards,
Lauren G
lauren@riptidehotel.com
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Lansing, MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My partner and I spent 4 nights at the Riptide in March; we are return guests after having been in 2012. This year, we wound up in an ocean front unit and LOVED it! Our room had windows on three sides giving us great views of the water and the Broadwalk. The units are nice, simply furnished, and we appreciate the comforts provided by having a kitchenette. We also loved the addition of food to the Tiki Bar: we enjoyed the bruschetta and sandwiches that we had there, as well as the camaraderie at the bar. The staff throughout the facility is great and accommodating. We're already looking forward to a return trip in 2014.

  • Stayed March 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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Jeremy N, General Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Brian,

Thank you so very much for choosing The Riptide Hotel for your stay in Hollywood!

I would also like to thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review about us!

I am looking forward to seeing you again! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next booking inquiry!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Noy
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East Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

In today's modern world, WiFi is a necessity. Many people like my self, take a vacation and are still in touch with work via email.
I checked in on a Wednesday and the internet was out and it was still out on Sunday when I checked out.
It appears that staff has no management support, staff is left alone to resolve issues and do their best to make your stay positive. The staff was great. But didn't have the skill-set to resolve the issues.
I had to walk down to the Marriott hotel to use the internet (which was a pain).
The room and location was tremendous the TIKI bar was perfect, a good mix of locals and guests with music everyday that ended at 9pm

Room Tip: My room, number 26 had no internet signal available but the view of ocean was very ghood
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear ManFromStaven

Thank you so much for your feedback. I do apologize for the issues with internet during your stay we have now taken the correct steps to add a brand new WIFI system that will help troubleshoot and solve our internet connection issues. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly in the future if you would like to stay with us again. And I apologize for any issues you had during your past stay.

Best Regards,
Lauren G
lauren@riptidehotel.com
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is my 2nd visit to the Riptide, 1st time with the new management. The improvements were noticeable from check-in to check-out. We arrived before the 3pm check-in time and was able to get into our room early. We had stopped for some groceries before our arrival, and was pleasantly surprised when Chris helped us carry our luggage and groceries to our 2nd floor room. The room was small and old, but clean. The bathroom was the biggest disappointment. It was very small, with no electrical outlets for a blow dryer. The kitchen set-up was very nice, with a coffee pot, filters, a full size fridge, and microwave. Since we fly in from PA., the use of the bikes (only 2 so get them early) and the beach chairs (need new ones, pretty old and broken) was a nice surprise, and we took advantage of them everyday.
Now for the best part and main reason we stay at the Riptide. The Tiki bar and music! They have GREAT live music from 1 pm - till 9 pm everyday! We enjoyed ordering lunch from their full menu, having Tony cook the best burgers & wings on the grill, right in front of us. Bartender Rocky would serve us our Corona Lights and join us in conversation. Tarah, the other great bartender told us of all the new upgrades coming to the Riptide in the future, including breakfast. Happy Hour was always a fun time, with the locals treating us as friends.
We will definitely be back to see what new improvements are coming to the Riptide, including the breakfast!
Lisa-front desk, Tarah & Rocky-bartenders, Tony-chef and Chris-hotel help.....you guys ROCK!
Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We enjoy the south building, with the music, tiki bar and beach steps away.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear stusmomPA_,

Thank you so much for your feedback. It makes us feel so good when guests that have stayed in the past notice the changes we are making. I do apologize for the condition of the beach chairs and limited supply of the bicycles during your stay. We have corrected that and purchased more chairs and bicycles so they are more available for the guests needs. I do apologize for the problem with the outlet in the bathroom; we do offer in every room a blow-dryer for the guests use and are repairing the wiring in some bathrooms that need updating. Thank you for your patience & understanding while we work to improve the quality of your and other guests stay. We hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,
Lauren G
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Monroe, Georgia, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Riptide is a throwback to the era of small oceanfront motels. It offers a variety of rooms to suit most every size group or family. The rooms are clean and come with basic kitchens and bathrooms at a great price for being directly on the beach. The people watching is great.

Room Tip: Stay in the North building for quieter nights.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren G, Guest Relations Manager at Riptide Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Rick H,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We agree Hollywood Beach brings some of the most eclectic people in South Florida making it one of the best for people watching. We hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,
Lauren G
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Address: 2300 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#13 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riptide Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riptide Hotel Tiki Bar & Restaurant is an oceanfront hotel located in beautiful Hollywood Beach. We offer Live Music daily from 1pm-9pm at our Tiki Bar. We recently opened our Restaurant and serve cold & hot sandwiches, wraps, salads, & appetizers. Our Tiki Bar is the perfect place to relax, have a cold drink and a meal, listen to our talented Musicians and soak up the sun and gorgeous views of the best beach on the East Coast. Our rooms are simply furnished with kitchens containing all the glass & cookware essentials, flat screen TV’s with cable and DVD players, WiFi, and more. We have many complimentary amenities available to our guests such as bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and more. ... more   less 
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