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“Home in Hollywood” 5 of 5 stars
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Marine Villas
810 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #2 of 65 Hotels in Hollywood
Hamburg, Germany
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“Home in Hollywood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I am coming to Marine Villas now for about 3 years and enjoy the easy and warm welcome from Diane and her family. Everything is well prepared, clean and in good shape. I am feeling very much home. Nothing is a problem for Diane. Using the washing mashine, booking extra parking lots for friends, the barbecue etc. pp. So a great place to relax and be next to the beach.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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dianeterry, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
It is always a pleasure having you stay with us @ Marine Villas...we are happy that you enjoy Hollywood Beach as much as we do...
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Boise, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here for thee days during the time "Sandy" was passing offshore. The hotel itself is old but fairly well maintained. Some renovation would be good but then some of the old Florida beach motel charm would be lost. The neighborhood is hard to get into with several one way streets and then the hurricane flooded most of the streets during high tide and at times it was nearly impossible to get to AIA. The area is quite run down from when I remember it last and the drainage is very poor. As for the hotel itself...the host Diane is charming and really tries hard to made your stay pleasant. The room was very clean but not no attempt was made to service the room during the stay. I think it's more of a...your on your own efficiency apartment kinda stay. The room was well stocked with kitchen utensils and towels and that was greatly appreciated. Hollywood Beach was a mess during this stay due to the huge surf and tides bringing debris into the boardwalk and streets. All in all a good stay but not great. Perhaps during another time when things were not so chaotic from a storm.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dianeterry, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
First, thank you for your reservation and it was a pleasure meeting both of you...
Unfortunately, Hurricanes are out of our control, and the City did everything they could to clear the Broadwalk for guests, but that coupled with the full moon and high tides were a challenge, for us as residents as well...
We are just grateful with the slight damage done, as opposed to the Northeast...
Hopefully you will be able to come back and enjoy warm, beautiful weather...think of that
this winter...and give Hollywood Beach a second chance!
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

it is literally steps from the clean, well maintained beach/boardwalk. hollywood is much larger than we thought, but it had a small town feel. we found it comfortable to walk, even late at night. less than 15 minutes to the airport, quicker than staying in ft. lauderdale, cannot imagine staying in ft. lauderdale or miami again. the room was clean and comfortable and felt like a home away from home. family run business, the easy going, no nonsense owners are a pleasure to deal with. have been renting suites/villas/efficiencies instead of a hotel room for years now, wish we had realized sooner that it is the way to go. thanks diane

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Diane S, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Hey! it was great having the both of as guests, too...glad you got to experience the best Beach!
hope your weather was not too bad from Sandy...
Weather is amazing the last few days...just blue skies, and breezy...
keep us in mind when Winter comes!
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Greeting from Russia! By reading all of these wonderful reviews, I never doubt that I make a right decision when I have choose that place, even before I arrived. I stayed there two months by the business purposes and I fell in love to those amazing people and this unique place. The atmosphere was fantastic!!! Diane was always attentive and helpful. The room was very clean and pleasant. By traveling all over the world, I have stopped at different places, and I can precisely tell that this one of the best places where I ever been. The building itself placed at the perfect location, just step from the beach. You can feel the ocean breeze every morning. Strongly recommend!!! I can't wait to get back!!! Best regards, Sly

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Diane S, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
We are glad that you selected us as your "home away from home"...
it was great having you as a guest and we would welcome your return any time!
good luck with your new business venture!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

My family was booked into a nearby hotel and it was so dirty, I could not stand to stay there for our vacation. We felt so so lucky to have discovered the Marine Villas and booked it immediately (we were very fortunate to get a refund on the other hotel but I might just have forgone it considering how disgusting the place was). Our little villa at Marine Villas was just so perfect! I can't emphasize enough how clean it was there. We loved the sweet owner Diane and really appreciated how much work her and her son Michael put into keeping the place tidy. This little gem has an amazing location towards the end of the beach where the crowds are not as thick as closer to the main area. Don't let that scare you though, the shopping and food establishments are a lovely walk up the boardwalk. We look forward to returning to our little gem on the beach. Thank you so much Diane and Michael!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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dianeterry, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We were so Happy to be able to make your stay on Hollywood Beach Great!
glad you found us....
come back anytime, we will make it happen again!
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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I wanted a place on the beach that I could do all the things I love but who knew I would find "all" those things at Marine Villas in Hollywood Beach! Not only was I able to relax plenty, but I could get up in the mornings and exercise and jog or bike down the boardwalk and beach. I love cooking and was able to barbecue at the hotel or whip up meals in my room/apt. The place was very clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly and even the other guests were enjoyable to chat with. Marine Villas is a tranquil setting but several short blocks down the boardwalk are the restaurants and nightlife. One of the couples staying there for a month have been coming to Marine Villas for the past 12 years - I can see why! Loved it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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dianeterry, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
We were glad we could provide all that you were looking for....thank you for being a great guest! have a great Summer....and we look forward to your next visit. sounds like you need some r &r
a couple times ...A year!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We came to Marine Villas for a different type of getaway. I had emailed in advance that we needed a place for me to recover from surgery. We were hoping for a peaceful place for me to rest that would also be a good and convenient place for my girlfriend to be able to enjoy the beach some while I slept. I had spent an exhausting amount of time reading reviews on Trip Advisor and other search engines and had narrowed it down to Marine Villas and one other very similarly rated location in Hollywood. In the end I made the final decision based on the personal and very quick response we received from Diane and we are both EXTREMELY happy we did! That personal service was evident in every way from the room request accommodations and the incredibly friendly office. Emily, Diane's daughter in law is amazingly sweet; I made a comment the first day we were there that I was concerned about my girlfriend carrying the luggage down the stairs on our check out day since post surgery I was not allowed to carry anything and NINE days later guess who shows up like clockwork at the door to offer to assist with the bags? You can't get that kind of customer service or personal attention at a large hotel chain. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay on a quieter stretch of the beach, this is the place for you. They have a private lot for parking, provide you beach towels, chairs, umbrellas etc. They are incredibly respectful and professional and steps from the sand. If you are looking for a place to party in the middle of the beach strip, this is not your place. We are definitely hoping to return in the future for a nice, romantic getaway together. Thank you Diane and a special thanks to Emily!

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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dianeterry, Owner at Marine Villas, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Well, it was certainly our pleasure to be able to accomodate you both...we are glad that all went well and you enjoyed your stay with us!, We as a family business, for over 27 years, like to make you feel at home and are happy wihen it is noticed.... looking forward to seeing you both again...
have a great Summer!
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Additional Information about Marine Villas

Address: 810 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#5 Family Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A complete vacation rental with full kitchens, magnificent oceanviews, only steps to the sand and Historic Broadwalk...Hollywood Beach will be your business/ convention accommodation, staycation, your beach get away. Our building is quaint, but updated,a boutique property, with comfort...Parking is Free in our private lot we have a great patio area with barbeque and a spacious yard where you can sunbathe in private. Approximately 80 restaurants located within walking distance of Marine Villas. Coin operated washer and dryer located on property for your use. No need to pack cumbersome beach towels we furnish you with them to use during your stay with us. ... more   less 
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