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“Please Believe this Place is bad” 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
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Please Believe this Place is bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Took a chance after reading some reviews online, we booked this hotel for four nights. We checked out the very next morning! Went to the Days Inn which was much much nicer much cleaner and three dollars less a night. There is nothing at all to say nice about this hotel other that the staff was friendly. It smelled,was dirty and unless you want to buy crack I would recommend you stay somewhere else. Sorry Gateway Inn.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Steven J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Gateway Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for your stay and giving us an opportunity to accommodate you. We take our cleanliness seriously and we have addressed all items with housekeeping. We take pride in our friendliness and guest satisfaction and we are focused in updating the property.
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  • 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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groot ammers
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Pictures don't reflect the hotel properly, it's cracked & moldy with Stincky carpet, squeaky spring bed, room had 2 other exits that didn't seem secure and its Next to a I-95 in a bad neighborhood. I arrived at midnight and parking was full wet and mudy

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Steven J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Gateway Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for your stay and we appreciate your feedback. We are very sorry that we did not exceed you expectations. We are aware of the opportunities in our property and we are focused on handling the, head on. Our team is working towards bringing the property back up and hope we can earn your business in the near future.
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Midland, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We booked through hotels website. Pictures seemed good - we just needed one night before our cruise.. but our room was NOTHING like the pictures. The room was literally falling apart - I was disgusted to touch the light switch or outlet (to charge phone). We immediately got a refund and left. NOTHING like the pictures. Holes in walls and ceiling, fan vent falling off, dirty. Also it's a very sketchy area. People were standing and watching a car on fire. Police all around the city (but didn't care about the fire). If you plan to go to the fort lauderdale area - stay OUT of Hollywood, FL. Leason learned for us!

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Steven J, Guest Relations Manager at Hollywood Gateway Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate you coming to our property. I do apologize for the opportunities faced during your stay. We are committed to upgrading and updating our hotel. Although we can not control what happens in the city that surrounds us we take pride in out cleanliness and friendliness inside out hotel. We hope to earn your business again.
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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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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
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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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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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