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“Perfect Oceanfront Inn”
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Manta Ray Inn
Ranked #4 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Georgetown, Canada
1 review
“Perfect Oceanfront Inn”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have stayed here previously and it's a perfect oceanfront gem! Clean, comfortable and quiet for solo's, couples and families. There is a pool, security, bbq, beach chairs and more. The boardwalk which offer food, drinks and entertainment is just a few blocks away. Donna, Thomas and Gerry work very hard to make this Inn the very best spot for your vacation! I can't wait to return next year!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
I am so glad that you had yet another great stay at the Manta Ray Inn!! Don't be so long in returning! We certainly look forward to the two of you coming back to our little getaway soon and both the staff and I look forward to serving you in the future!
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Pepper Pike, Ohio
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I frequent Hollywood Beach. Being that "our regular" spot was booked we opted to stay at the Manta Ray. All we can is we fell in love from the moment we walked in our little suite.
Thomas was a sheer delight from the moment we met him. As was Donna when we first called to make a reservation. Typically we stay on the boardwalk, full of activity and amazing people watching. Manta Rays location is different, it is off the boardwalk.
Yet, literally you can be there in minutes if you desire the activity. The beach is to die for at Manta Ray .... quiet, peaceful, serene, amazing. Clear beautiful water, sandy beach. Beach shoes not needed. Manta Ray provides all the extras, beach chairs, umbrellas, floats, the whole shabang. In the past we have paid $30.00 a day to rent chairs and umbrellas, which they take away from you at 5pm. Here, you can stay on the beach all day long. Uncrowded. We also had access to a swimming pool thru Manta Ray. We never thought we would use it...but we did, at 12am after a night on the boardwalk. What a treat. A definite plus. Very clean and well maintained as well.
The hotel itself is charming. Very clean and kept up impeccably. Our unit had a lovely view of the sea. A tad on the smaller side, yet it lacked nothing at all. They provide you with almost everything you need. Kitchen well stocked. Full size refrigerator, stove, microwave. The toiletries lacked a bit....but no big deal. They provide a bar of soap and shampoo from a large dispenser in your shower. No lotion or conditioner.
Beautiful outside area with grills for cooking if you choose. Lovely spots to sit. Parking is included and right next to the property. Another big plus.
We LOVE LOVE LOVE the location. We are bike riders and always rent bikes when in Hollywood. Literally minutes on your bike to the Boardwalk. So in our opinion you get THE best of both worlds at this charming place.
Don't hesitate for a second if you are thinking of staying here. We will be back! You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. We personally like a top floor so no one is above us.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
I am delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us! Thank you for the comments and we will implement better toiletries for your next stay at your suggestion. It is very hard for us to describe our little piece of heaven here but when you experience it you never forget it!! I am so sorry that I was not on site to meet you but look forward to meeting you on your next trip!!
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I recently returned from a repeat visit to Manta Ray Inn. The location is perfect. The rooms are very comfortable and have everything you need. Thomas and Gerry do a great job keeping everything clean and organized. We took our bikes and rode the boardwalk every evening. It was so fun. We really liked the crowd and the food at Jake's Place. We also took a short drive up to John U Lloyd State park and went snorkeling off shore at the Jax. Can not wait to return to the area and Manta Ray Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
It was great to have you return to the Manta Ray Inn for another stay!! It is always great to hear that the staff are fulfilling the needs of our guests and they truly find it to be a labor of love!!

See you soon on your return trip!!
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Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great location, Thomas & Gerry were very helpful. Comfortable rooms, maybe time to get rid of the carpets, but rooms clean. Would most definitely stay here again. Nice quite beach area, good place to swim. Lifeguard tower very close by.Not on the broadwalk, but I preferred it that way. Good security at night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will definitely look forward to your return to the Manta Ray Inn. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook and keep in touch as you are now part of our Manta ray Inn Family!! Your comments are definitely appreciated.
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Lille, France
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We have been coming to Hollywood for over 30 years and have now had 2 excellent stays at the Manta Ray! Excellent team and always ready to help; rooms are clean and very comfortable; perfect for BBQ and having relaxing dinner overlooking the ocean; all in all a fantastic place to spend time and to meet new people. We will definitely be back in 2013 and very big thanks to the wonderful staff at the hotel.

Room Tip: love room 106 next to the ocean
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Having your family stay with us for your second visit was such a treat! The staff were excited to read your review and see that their efforts are not gone unnoticed. They definitely try to exceed your expectations and look forward to seeing you again next year! Good health!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Had a wonderful time! Great place for all of us to get together! Thomas and Gerry did a great job and were very patient! Rooms were great. Loved the ocean and the beach. Will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
So great to have a wonderful family like yours as Manta Ray Inn guests and now Manta Ray family! Cannot wait until your next visit! Let's set the date!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My family (including friends and their own families) have been coming to the Manta Ray now for several years. Most recently staying there in April. Since our first trip here, we have made it a point to come back at least once a year without even looking into anywhere else. The location, the view and the all around comfort off the inn makes it a memorable trip every time. We've stayed in many different places while traveling abroad but never have we returned to the same exact place other than here. Donna, Tom and Jerry go above and beyond making everyone feel at home, it feels like they are part of our family. The Inn is very well mainted and they do an amazing job. The young children that travel with us enjoy it just as much as the adults. The only complaint I've ever had is the fact that you have to leave. Looking forward to our return in September.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Your family are very special to our Manta Ray Inn family! We cannot wait for you to return again in September! The appreciation of guests such as yourself put smiles on the faces of all of us!
See you in a few weeks.
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Property: Manta Ray Inn
Address: 1715 S Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-2431
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#6 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Ray Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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