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“unsafe place” 2 of 5 stars
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Hollywood Gateway Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2900 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL 33020   |  
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Ranked #43 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“unsafe place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Though the staff was very friendly, the place was full of shady peeps looking like dealers or addicts. Poor people who scare the hell out of you. Just trying to keep cool everytime I passed them. Locked the door immediately when I entered the room and left the lights on when I had to leave the room. This motel is just off the interstate with no descent place to eat. Had to drive for about 15 min. with heavy traffic untill I find some food. Will stay somewhere else when I'm in the neighboorhood again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The staff was great especially when the key card would not work. Could use some updated bedside lamps and brighter bulbs for reading. If you do not have a problem walking up and down the stairs it is ok. More variety or better reception for the basic cable is needed. This is my second time here.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Place is run down, if they have renovated? it still has a long way to go. Ceiling leaks in main stairs and hallways, pool was under construction, not near anything! $30 cab ride to anywhere decent. Bar is across the parking lot and very noisy. Only restaurant near by was an i hop, target was the closest shopping center. Not in a 'good' location. No airport transportation available as stated. Tv was fuzy. Pillows are flat. Internet is VERY slow! Staff was not friendly. There was writing and engraving into the table and night stands. No plug for the sink or tub (not that I would take a bath in it anyways.) Overall, a terrible hotel. The pictures and reviews are missleading. If youre driving through and need a cheap quick place to sleep, then I would say this is all its good for. For those that left good ratings, I think they were at a different hotel? Seriously, would not recommend this place at all!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Excellent attention. Good breakfast and clean rooms and bathrooms. Absolutely comfortable. Price and quality. Hotel absolutely recommended. Quiet neighborhood and good location.
Good place to be for business or rest. The stay was perfect. Absolutely comfortable. Price and quality.

Very good predispocsicion of Paz & Jen to help in any way necessary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Right as we arrived, we noticed how trashy the place was. People were sitting in the halls using the internet. There were ROACHES in our bathroom! We checked out within the first hour of arrival and found somewhere else to stay!

Room Tip: Roaches--Don't stay!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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nationwide
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

GOOD MORNING SIR ,

I REALLY LOVE THE PRICE OF YOUR ROOMS AND HOW SPACIOUS THEY ARE .....
tHE POOL IS NICE AND Plenty of parking ....My only concern is the maintance guy who dumped two buckets of urine from the Balcony above us ....First the man apologized for doing it , Then he poured a second bucket which had splashed on my Girlfriends legs .....She was so upset she started to cry and shaking but was soon able to calm her down ..... She complained to the front desk in Which Our stay was Partially refunded . Which should have been fully refunded in my opinion as a professional in the hotel and restaurant business of almost 20 years . I understand this is not a Trump Tower or a Relais & Chateaux castle but still no matter what star or diamond your hotel is ,....Professionalism should be Always at it highest . I am writing you today to let you know about the renovations that have been going on that we have ignored UNTIL this morning around 9 am when it was someone right above our door hammering shaking the whole wall we banged on the wall and nothing stopped so People from other rooms were all in the hallway asking the house keepers will they stop and they said no they are renovating .....REALLY ???? No ???? its 9 am and checkout is at 11 am . I do understand the job must be done , but not by waking the people who possibly are paying for their checks . Maybe its not important to you folks at this establishment , But to me waking up a guest has always been a bad thing .
Finally , you have huge huge roaches here that are able to climb under the giant gap under the door . I have taken some pictures of them and the gap under the door and will forward them in a text or in an email if you would like . I really like your place here just a few things should be a little more convenient for the guest , please .


Thanks for lending your Ear ,

Room Tip: sorry no tip ...ur on your own here ....
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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North Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I have traveled and had no hot water, but great ambience. I've traveled rough and enjoyed every minute. This hotel had hot water, no ambience, and plenty of hookers. Oh, and people smoking crack in the parking lot. Lots of that, too. Construction? How about 7am sharp, in the room next door? Solid banging on the walls for over and hour. A donut box in the pool area that laid there for 3 days without being cleaned up, a pool with no working filtration system, gravel and dirt and nails and old boards everywhere, so wear your shoes. It's cheap for a reason. It is nowhere near the beach - you're just off the 95. 30 minute drive to the beach with the time it takes to find and pay for parking. The pictures shown here are not to be believed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hollywood Gateway Inn

Address: 2900 Polk Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollywood Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hollywood Gateway Inn is the prefect place to relax and rest up.The Newly Renovated Hollywood Gateway Inn is located in a wonderful location right off I-95 and within minutes of Fort Lauderdale international Airport, Port Everglades, Hollywood Beach, Downtown Hollywood.The property recently underwent full renovation and is a now a beautiful modern boutique property in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. ... more   less 
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