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“Nice hotel very convenient to the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Riptide Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #15 of 67 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Starke, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice hotel very convenient to the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel is definitely older but it is kept up. My window from the 2nd story faced the ocean, what a beautiful view. Very nice place to stay with kids, since you can see everything from the beach. We enjoyed the use of the grills in the courtyard, and the kitchenettes. The only complaint I would have is we had very small sugar ants in the kitchen (we could be sprayed). But everything else was fine. They played music at the tiki bar and I was a little concerned the first day we arrived, but they ended at a reasonable time and customers left the bar area when closed which also was a reasonable time. Would stay again. Parking was tight and hard to come by, I have a bigger vehicle so I parked in the overflow lot about a block away, no big deal.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kim P
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is great. Right on the broad walk and beach this is an older inn that has been upgraded. All the units have kitchen facilities so if you want to avoid eating out you can make all your own meals here. We had are entire wedding party stay here, 16 rooms of the 28 available. All our guests are planning a return trip to this place! The staff is great, the prices are great and the location is one of the best in south Florida! I highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: Room 15 is a one bedroom suite with an ocean view and a walk in closet!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Rhonda S
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Petrozavodsk, Russia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've been staying in Riptide in April 2014 for 13 nights. We occupied oceanfront room Nr.8 on the upper floor of South building with queen bed and sofa and stuunning veiw from the window. The beach was just few steps in front across the Hollywood Boardwalk. Live music and noise from Tiki Bar didn't annoyed us too much because we went to sleep late. The atmosphere in the bar was really lively and all staff was friendly and helpfull. For lunch and dinner I recommend the Mariott restaraunt which is very close to Roptide, only 3 min to walk. Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk itself is a good place to get sun, walking, jogging and biking. The nearest big places for shopping are Aventura Mall of Suuny Isles and Galleria of Ft. Lauderdale.
In total, I can say that Riptide Hotel is simple but pretty good place to get fun in Florida. We enjoyed our staying there very much.

Room Tip: Oceanfront room Nr.8 in South Building
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Mikhail190656
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great location. Everything else was acceptable except the hotel bar staff. I found the majority of the staff to be snobby at best. After 7 days at the hotel with 3 groups of friends we all came to the same conclusion. The cleaning lady and the front desk clerk we friendly, pricing was great, beds were a little hard, rooms were clean, and the hotel is in a great location.

Room Tip: Visit ricks just a short stroll down the beach for the biggest shrimp cocktail I've ever seen.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank crkaune
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

For an expensive and busy area, this hotel was a good value. Accommodations were good, not spectacular, though the staff was very friendly and helpful. The A/C in the room was exceptionally loud but kept the room nice and cool. The little kitchen area, with fridge, stove, microwave and coffeemaker - even dishes and utensils - was very appreciated. Nice vibe and service at the outdoor tiki bar, decent prices on drinks. Though they advertised live music every night - one of the reasons I booked the hotel - both nights we were there (Friday & Saturday) it was canceled due to rain earlier in the day…though the weather was totally clear after 6PM both nights. Hmmm.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Mark D
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Sandwich is delicious tuna sandwich and their salads. did not have anything from the menu not delish. We are regulars and Tarah is a great bartender always flashed a big smile. Great prices and great views over ice cold drinks served with a smile. Live music all day everyday

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank keith n
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De Soto, Missouri
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has bare essentials but the location and view cannot be beat.

Breakfast (not free) is available at around $10. If you prefer to sip on coffee while watching the beautiful sunrise, I suggest you bring your own. The room had a pot but no coffee! Since the office didn't open until 8:00 or a little after, the coffee wasn't ready until 8:30 am. People were standing in line waiting.

I suggest the office open earlier or invest in a Bunn!

The Tiki hour happy our was great. Another time, bartender service was lacking.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank T P
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Additional Information about Riptide Hotel

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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#15 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 on the broadwalk in beautiful Hollywood Beach. We offer Live Music daily from 1pm-9pm at our Tiki Bar. It 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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