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Our one- and two-bedroom suites are fully equipped to be your home away from home! We provide full daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, gas grills, heated pool, complimentary movies, on-site laundry facilities, beach toys for your children. Forgot your sunscreen, beach umbrella or sand pail? Don't worry -- we are here to help you out! Rest and enjoy that cocktail as the sun sets and the children play in the sand. We have everything else covered. Hit the beach, hit the pool ... Leave the rest to us. Need to print your boarding pass? No problem! Let the office know and you can do it when the manager is there daily! Want to do something different? Ask us and we will help with creative and fun activities for all of you no matter what your preference! We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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eva c wrote a review Jul 2022
Coral Gables, Florida18 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
There are many choices to make when you are looking for nice place to stay, but so many times they do not live to the expectations you were hoping for.
This is place will not dissapointed you, not only is just want you were looking for, but the owners are there, is family owned and Thomas, the son, is a gentleman and always ready to help you.
We were a senior couple and he treated us with such care and a beautiful smile!
It is like being at home, but with many extras!
We loved that it was away from the noise that you find latetly at the beaches in south Florida.
Do not hesitate to book this quaint boutique Manta Ray Inn, you are going to be so happy you did!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Room #106 we loved
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Response from Manta Ray Inn, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2022
Thomas and the team are very pleased that they "exceeded your expectations". It is their thrill to have guests that appreciate the little things but also notice the big things. On your next stay with us the Manta Ray Inn team will definitely work to again"exceed your expectations". Thomas' goal is to always let our guests know how much they mean to us and give them the place to quietly reflect and recharge themselves on their get away! See you again soon!
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Tracy M wrote a review Jan 2021
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Another beautiful stay. I can’t say enough about the atmosphere Donna and her family maintain. This is always the most relaxing getaway! Highly recommended! They make you feel like family! The rooms and grounds are always impeccable but they were especially cleaned and sanitized during this pandemic!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donna Boucher, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Jan 17, 2021
We had such a wonderful time with you when you were here! I realize it was a stressful time for some to travel but it is so easy to self-distance and still enjoy yourself at the Manta Ray Inn while enjoying the ocean, the patio, the pool and the grilling out! Your Home Away From Home and it will always be here waiting for you for your next visit! Sun is shining and the cold snap has moved on through!! Be safe and see you both soon!
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Jack W wrote a review Feb 2020
Marco Island, Florida39 contributions39 helpful votes
What a great place to stay. Such amazing ocean/beach views. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apt for two weeks. Incredible. We were welcomed by Donna and she showed us all around and welcomed us. Parking is right beside the Manta Ray. So that is very convenient!!! The guests were so friendly too. Almost like staying in a neighborhood. Everything was great. Georget (our maid) made sure our apt was made up every day. She is exceptional! Our go to for dining was Jack's Diner. Wow, its great and what an omlette/breakfast they have - 24/7. I dont know how many eggs they use, but it's a bunch. We also loved Jaxson's Ice Cream parlor where one scoop of ice cream is certainly not enough. It's a fun place for sure. We also liked Flanigans Restaurant. Driving to Hard Rock Stadium, Hard Rock Casino, Marlins Baseball Park, and FLL were all around 20-30 minutes each depending on the time of day or night. Not bad. We also learned there's public parking at the Margaritaville Hotel so you can drive right down to the middle of the Board Walk and listen to the music at the bandshell or check out the various places etc - and the price for parking was just $3 per hour. What a deal. Beat walking. As I was leaving, one of the ladies (guest) (Pat, I believe) came up to me and said we are going to miss you Jack and gave me a hug. That has never happened to me anywhere Ive ever stayed. Very touching. I loved staying at the Manta Ray Inn and think just about anyone else would too.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: All the apartments have million dollar views
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Response from Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Jack, thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Manta Ray Inn with other guests. As you soon found out we are just not another hotel, we are a family with our guests and our team work hard to make sure that each guest gets the individual attention that they are looking for but also that they do not intrude on your vacation or privacy. As a family owned and operated property we have watched our guests come and become friends and part of our family and that was our goal 28 years ago and it definitely has been fun and we strive to "exceed" expectations of every guest whether they are new or they are a repeat customer, which many are. Thank you for joining our family at the Manta Ray Inn and you know know about the best kept secret in Hollywood and we cannot wait for you and the rest of your family and friends return to stay with us! It is always a please to see smiling faces at the Manta Ray Inn on the ocean just relaxing and taking in the wonders of the ocean!
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Traveler wrote a review Jan 2021
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The Manta Ray is the perfect little hotel if you want to relax, hang out on a beautiful, quiet beach and never have to go out to eat. We spent five days there and loved the clean, comfortable and roomy accommodations. Everything we needed, down to a teakettle and vegetable peeler was provided in the suite’s kitchen. We chose not to have a housekeeper come in during our stay but clean towels appeared in front of our door every couple of days and whatever else we wanted could be requested at the office. The owners are on site and keep the place in top shape. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donna Boucher, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Jan 17, 2021
We so appreciate those new comers to the Manta Ray Inn when they actually see that we do our very best to provide you with a safe and healthy and happy environment! During this pandemic it has been not that much more more as our staff have always taken pride in cleanliness and sanitizing everything so that our guests can feel right at home! Social distancing is easy and we do hope that you will consider us for a future stay on the beach even though I know that boating is your life! Be safe and hope to see you again soon!
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Peggy S wrote a review Mar 2022
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We have been coming to the Manta Ray Inn for a number of years now. Even during the pandemic last year. We finally had a week-long reunion in the sunshine with our recently engaged son, his fiance and my daughter from Boston. The owners of this clean, well-kept and perfectly located resort have become like family as well, as have the other guests who vacation during the same time period. I made a mistake with my travel dates this winter and the owners bent over backwards to accommodate us. The cozy apartments are a stone's throw from the ocean and you have everything you need from a blender and corkscrew to BBQ grills outside. Beach lounges and towels are provided, an amenity that costs upwards of $50 a day at the hotels on the strip. A short walk puts you right into the action on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, but the Manta Ray is a welcome, peaceful and quiet place to relax versus the hustle and bustle of the properties on the Broadwalk. We have already left our deposit to return with our family next February. Thank you Donna, Dwayne and Thomas for another fabulous week on the beach!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms have a view and most are 1 BR, they have two 2 BR apartments.
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Response from Donna Boucher, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Mar 7, 2022
Peggy, as always it was so much fun to have your family stay with us again this year. You are definitely part of the Manta Ray Inn family and you make it so easy for all of us to work and play directly on the ocean. Long time guests such as yourselves returning year after year is so great because we get to watch the family grow and change and we are looking forward to next year with more additions to your family!! Be safe and healthy in 2022 and we will see you in 2023!!
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Archie10067 wrote a review Jan 2020
Commerce Township, Michigan33 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed at the Manta Ray for 6 nights in the fall. The location on the beach is wonderful with plenty of beach chairs and outdoor tables and even a barbecue. However, it is not near any restaurants or groceries. Had I known this, I would have been better prepared for my stay. You would have to walk about a mile for the boardwalk or have a car to go to a restaurant. If your handicapped like myself, the walking is out and the driving is off-putting because of the high parking rates by the restaurants. After arriving late, I was pretty much out of luck for any sort of food option. Which brings me to another concern. As mentioned previously, I arrived about 8pm and couldn't find the hotel, it is sort of hidden behind trees and the sign is not lit. To compound my arrival in the darkness, I first had to find my room and then get a key from under the mat as the office closed at 4pm, which I think is rather early. I was alone and not happy about having to search for my room in the dark, in a new to me area. It was all very disconcerting. With all the negatives out of the way, the room was very comfortable and extremely clean, and once I was settled and got to the grocery store I was all set for the week. Once I finally met the staff they were very nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Best to arrive early in the day to get settled. Bring groceries if you can.
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Response from Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Jan 23, 2020
I am sorry that your arrival was off putting for you and I will bring these concerns to the staff to see how we can make changes so this is not a problem in the future. Our trees have already been trimmed to elevate the situation of not being able to see the sign for the Inn and also for the parking lot. We do provide instructions on how to locate the Manta Ray Inn when we send out the confirmation letter and most are now have gps. We are very open out not being on the boardwalk and that is what draws our guess to the Manta Ray Inn. In your welcome back which was put in your room by staff there was a dining guide, a free shuttle brochure and you could have called the shuttle upon arrival and had them take you to any restaurant on the beach or downtown or they would have dropped you t the supermarket and you could have gotten your groceries and then called them for pick up. Most of the restaurants in the dining guide do delivery. We also supply water upon your arrival and a snack bar in your greeting bag and information about the property. We also are available by phone 24/7 and that was conveyed to you and there is a lift phone on the property for after hours and you have ability to call us from your room it there is a question. The office is open until 4:30 and we are often there until 5 or 5:30 but as a small property of 11 units we cannot feasibly afford a 24 hour staff so instead we supply a night time security guard. Lighting on the property is very good at this time of the year and so I am not sure why you had trouble finding your unit when you were advised up front that there would not be anyone on site and you were told the apartment number and how on that night you cold access your keys. A phone call to the office would have eliminated man of your misgivings and if we did clearly convey this information to you or you did not understand it we definitely apologize. Lighting on the sign would be a very valuable asset to us but it is not allowed by the city to light up that sign. However, there is a light at the front door of the office that is lit at night and it also has the hours of operation and the phone number for after hours. All of that said I do understand, you came at a time when the Manta Ray Inn was very slow and there were only a few guests in the building during your stay and it is not a party place with a lot of action and so I am sure that the boardwalk area was more attractive to you. You are correct that parking on the boardwalk is a night mare and it is unfortunate that that you did not use the free shuttle to get around. If any of these concerns had been brought to the staff attention the first morning when you officially checked in they would have saved you some stress during your vacation. That is still no excuse for your experience and as a team we will strive better to make it clear to our guests that we are ocean front and we do not have a 24 hour office. It is stated on the website and in the confirmation but perhaps we should speak to each guest prior to arrival so that they know exactly what they are getting. Many guests use Uber eats these days and Publix or Walmart grocery delivery. We will try to improve on our system. Our sincerest apologies and we cannot go back and change it but we thank you for your comments so we may better our service.
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Philip M wrote a review Jan 2020
Thornhill, Canada317 contributions128 helpful votes
Have been travelling down to Hollywood Florida at least once a year for the last six years. Of all the hotels we tried, I like this one the best. The location is right on the beach. You open your room door and you are there. There were no crazy extra charges like at the nearby resort hotels. The pool, shared with another small hotel, was very nice, clean, and well maintained. Though we were there over Christmas holidays it was not too busy. Also liked being close to our car and not having to deal with valet/parking garage hassles. Our room was perfect for a family of four with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and family room. Lots of closet space. Georgette the house keeper made us feel like family and anytime we needed him, Thomas, the manager was in our suite in a couple of seconds. Excellent service.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Thank you for choosing the Manta Ray Inn for your Christmas vacation! The Manta Ray Inn team definitely want to make each guest feel like family and hope make each stay with us memorable. We do hope that you will be back with us again very soon. The Manta Ray Inn team definitely will go out of their way to help you with any issues that you may have so that you can enjoy a stress free vacation. You deserve it and our little hidden gem is just the place to do that!! Keep in touch and hope to see ou again soon.
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Indiana wrote a review Jan 2022
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We loved our experience. It was clean and beautifully maintained. The kitchen has every dish and utensil you need to cook. It's within walking distance to the broadwalk, but not right on it so there aren't a thousand tourists partying outside your door. The broadwalk reminded me of Kings Island. Totally fun, but who wants Kings Island 24/7? We didn't rent a car. Hollywood has a ride service that only costs 1 dollar. We took those everywhere. The Manta Ray Inn was the cutest, cleanest place we saw all week. The attached picture is taken from inside the living room looking out the big mirrored glass door.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donna Boucher, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Feb 15, 2022
It was great to have you stay with us at the Manta Ray Inn and we thabnk you for stating in your review exactly what the Manta Ray Inn and Hollywood are all about. We pride ourself on marketing the Manta Ray Inn as it truly is, directly on the beach and one big family of guests. We are glad to have you join our family and cannot wait for you next visit. It was a lot of fun!
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karenwelch2016 wrote a review Mar 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first vacation in a year & we were a little nervous. Donna, Dwayne, Thomas & Georgette did an excellent job of making sure we were comfortable. We stayed in a one bedroom unit, it was immaculately clean & was furnished with absolutely everything we needed. The beach was right outside our door & there were plenty of beach chairs for all who were staying there. The inn is family owned/operated & they were all there everyday working non stop. There are grills, picnic tables so you can prepare your own meals if you don't want to go out, the kitchenette was equipped with everything we needed. There is a pool but the beach was so lovely & uncrowded we did not ever make it there. This is not a "fancy" place but is very homey & comfortable.
It is a very short walk to the boardwalk but far enough away that we were out of the crowds.
The sunrises were beautiful every morning!
We will return!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Manta Ray Inn, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Mar 28, 2021
The Manta Ray Inn Team really appreciate how you noticed all the little details. Our team work very hard to make sure that each guest experience is unique. I know this was your first visit with us and we are so happy that we exceeded your expectations and that you felt secure and safe, away from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk and yet close enough to walk there to enjoy the many restaurants. Your family is now part of our Manta Ray Family and we cannot wait for you to come and visit with us again! Getaways are very important especially now so hopefully you will be back soon!!!! Please keep in touch!
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J.Alonso wrote a review Aug 2020
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I had planned to stay for two weeks and ended staying for a month!!!
Manta Ray has great rooms, because I extended my vacation we had to move to a different room and both of them were great. The kitchens have all you need, the beds are very comfortable, very nice couches...
I worked from my room on weeks 3 and 4 and the hotel offers free Internet which helped me to decide extending the vacation.
I am definitely looking forward to return!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donna Boucher, Owner at Manta Ray Inn
Responded Aug 11, 2020
We miss you already!!! The Manta Ray Inn family are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt safe and secure in our little piece of heaven at the "Best Kept Secret" on Hollywood Beach. Your family were awesome and even when you had to work you still found time to enjoy that cocktail after work and dinners on the sand watching your entire extended family and friends have such a great time. That is what the Manta Ray Inn is all about. Keeping you hidden from the world for a little while, which turned into an entire month which really Brough the whole team great pleasure. Please stay in touch and don't forget when you need that weekend getaway we are waiting for you all to return to us for fun and relaxation!!! Peace and quiet is not the same without your families laughter!
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Blos asked a question Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
How much do you charge during the season for a bedroom suite for a month?
Answer from Mark Riley
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Good luck finding a month here this far into the season!! Definitely will enjoy yourself here
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llf1 asked a question Feb 2017
twin cities4 contributions1 helpful vote
Are there hairdryers in the bathroom?
Answer from Donna B
Hollywood, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, we have hair dryers in the bathroom, free parking, heated pool, daily maid service and free wifi and free parking for one car! Please visit our website for full information. Donna Where You Are Our Number One Priority!!
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Bossbebe asked a question Jan 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana2 contributions1 helpful vote
Anything available 6-13 March, 2017 on 2nd floor, oceanfront?
Answer from Donna B
Hollywood, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
Unfortunately we do not have those dates but we do have a one bedroom ocean front on the second floor arriving on March 14 for one week if that would be of interest to you. Free parking, heated pool, daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels and two gas grills are included in the price.
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A rental car might be a bit much i would say. However you will need some sort of transportation to get to any coffee shops or grocery stores etc. You might consider a cab ride or uber or lyft or any of those types of services. probably more cost effective than renting a vehicle.
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Andrea G wrote a tip Nov 2023
Fort Myers Beach, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
"Late October visit - no crowds."
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Dori T wrote a tip May 2023
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"Book early. This gem is always a popular destination and fills up quickly. "
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Sej617 wrote a tip Apr 2023
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"Maybe a sign that lets people know that the pool can be used next door. "
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Nina G wrote a tip Dec 2022
Grasonville, Maryland28 contributions5 helpful votes
"Oceanfront Room 206...worth the upgrade!"
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eva c wrote a tip Jul 2022
Coral Gables, Florida18 contributions12 helpful votes
"Room #106 we loved"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manta Ray Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Manta Ray Inn?
Nearby attractions include Hollywood Beach Broadwalk (0.6 miles), Congregation Ahavat Shalom (0.4 miles), and Harry Barry Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manta Ray Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Manta Ray Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manta Ray Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Manta Ray Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manta Ray Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diplomat Prime, Playa, and Point Royal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manta Ray Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Manta Ray Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Curci House (2.6 miles).
Does Manta Ray Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.