We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Classic vintage L-shaped 2 floor motel”
Review of Manta Ray Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Manta Ray Inn
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just back from this outstanding by-gone type of vacation rental. Excellent personal attention and service from owner-manager Thomas, Free parking , fast enough free wifi , property extends directly to beach which is awesome , great views north & south. Close enough but far enough from the honky-tonkness of Hollywood's broadwalk. Rooms are clean, well appointed , and have a closed bedroom . Tom is extremely helpful for information on tours , things to see & do.

Would definitely recommend and will go back.

room 201 & 203

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank platformexx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Thomas and the staff really enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated your very kind review. We cannot wait for you to return to the Manta Ray Inn and are excited that you are now part of the Manta Ray family!!! Thomas enjoys putting smiles on faces and the rest of the staff follow his lead!
Please stay in touch with us and we look forward to you returning so that we can "exceed" your expectations!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (347)
There are newer reviews for Manta Ray Inn
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

116 - 122 of 347 reviews

Reviewed May 20, 2014

Manta Ray Inn was just what we were looking for. We spent 5 nights there and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. We had a corner room on the 2nd floor with a beautiful oceanview. The room was super clean and Thomas and the rest of the staff were constantly doing whatever they needed to do to make the guests feel welcome. He even went out of his way to find us a beach umbrella when we couldn't locate one in our room. The beach is absolutely beautiful. Clean blue-green water, sandy bottom, nice waves....perfect. It is a bit of a hike to the broadwalk and we found that a taxi was a better option to eat at some of the great places on the intracoastal waterway. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and hope to return again in the future.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Donna D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Girls Getaways are always fun!!! We are so glad that you picked the Manta Ray Inn and were not at all disappointed with the surf, the sand and the great service that you were provided!! Tell all your friends about the best kept secret on the south end of Hollywood Beach where they can relax and really enjoy their short getaways! Definitely looking forward to you coming back and sharing your stay with us again!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Booked a week in early April at the Manta Ray for me, my mom, my sister and 2 nephews. It's a great inn that is kept in terrific shape by the family that owns and manages the property. We had an upstairs 2 bdrm that was perfect. We were right on the beach. The patio basically ends with sand and ocean! The inn supplies beach chairs, beach towels and kid's beach toys and sports 2 bbqs available to guests for grilling. One afternoon the staff treated all of us to a hot dog lunch! There is a washer/dryer on site (for use after housekeeping hours and for a small fee). The inn is a short walk from the start of the Broadwalk. This is perfect since the area where the Inn is stays quiet and sane but you can walk to where the action is if you prefer. There is parking for each room and access to a shared pool with the condo bldg. immediately behind the inn. The staff is very professional, friendly and eager to help. I highly recommend the Manta Ray. When traveling again with family, we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank SarahConnor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the family atmosphere that we have tried so hard to achieve here at the Manta Ray Inn. We know that your vacation time is short and very valuable to you and your family so thank you for staying with us and now becoming a member of the Manta Ray Inn family!! Making your vacation stress free is really the goal of our entire staff and we will definitely be sharing this review with them. They loved having you and the kids were great!!
See you soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was our first visit, we chose this hotel because of the Trip Advisor reviews and they were correct. We found the room very clean and homey. We were right on the beach, literally. Our room on the first floor was the closest one to the beach. The water is really pretty at Hollywood Beach. It is a hike to the dining and bars so I would warn older people or those with physical problems to be aware of this. Overall the place was exactly as advertised, well kept and on the beach. I think that this would be ideal for a family as beach chairs and umbrellas are supplied and the kids could be at the beach all day, just steps from the room.

Room Tip: The ocean view room are best.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Rick B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

The Manta Ray Inn Staff were thrilled to ready your review and find out that they "exceeded" your expectations. We cannot wait for you to return to the Manta Ray Inn again for another short getaway!!! It is so nice to have new Manta Ray Inn family members! Stay in touch!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Sadly, we were only able to stay one night on our way south. However, this was long enough to form an opinion. Nice staff, thoughtful touches, clean and great location on the beach. I only hope that they stay and don't sell out to some giant high rise, as we'd love to come back some day for a longer stay!

Room Tip: Can't speak for the others, but 101 was really nice.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank monkeypants08205
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Wow!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your very, very, very short stay with us and hope that the next time you will make the Manta Ray Inn your final destination so that we can really show you some very old fashion hospitality!! Stay in touch and come back as soon as you can!!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was our first visit to the Manta Ray and hopefully will be the first of many more to come. We were pleasantly surprised to find this homey location further enough away from the broadwalk to be quiet, but close enough to walk there. We had a second floor apartment with an excellent view. Almost every room has a great view as far as I can tell.

The best thing is being right on the beach. Waking up to the sunrise with the first cup of coffee of the day and spending the day at the beach were the best! Having a cocktail at night overlooking the ocean isn't shabby either!

The owners and staff were wonderful! Great hospitality and very welcoming! They tried to make us all feel like we were a part of the Manta Ray family. The guests were great and it was nice to meet and chat with folks, most who have been coming annually for years. The only downside to this is I'm afraid we won't have a room to stay in come next year because the competition is so stiff!

I researched many locations, and this one of the very few who had daily housekeeping, a free parking space, beach towels and chaise lounges, and free wifi. You can eat out or stay at home and cook on the grill or in your own kitchenette. The management organizes a "hot dog lunch" weekly for the guests and an occasional courtyard cookout in the evening, which unfortunately we were going to miss because we had to go home ( to the cold, snow and wind).

I hope we are fortunate enough to visit and stay again next year. I already miss the warm sunshine, sound of the waves, and swaying palm trees! Hope to see you all again next year!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank beach0621
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

It was lovely to have you stay with us and get to know another part of the new Manta Ray Inn Family!! Perhaps you will hit it right next time and there will be a barbeque!! Please remind us as you check in so we can see if we can make it happen. Having such wonderful and easygoing guests really makes our job a lot of fun and the staff were thrilled to read your review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our fourth stay at Manta Ray Inn and once again everything exceeded out expectations. Beach is perfect, apartment is clean and well-furnished, staff is competent and friendly, Broadwalk is close with all the restaurants and tempting activities. We'll be back again next year. It's our home away from the cold north.

Room Tip: second floor looking out on the beautiful beach is our choice.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Wayne L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Well it was another great year and it is so important to all of us here at the Manta Ray Inn to hear that we "exceeded" your expectations again this year! Always some type of surprise in store for
part of our Manta Ray Inn Family! We miss you already and everyone is counting the months until your return!! Keep in touch and stay warm!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hollywood hotels
1.2 mi away
Margaritaville Beach Resort
1.0 mi away
Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
1.5 mi away
Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 mi away
Hollywood Beach Marriott
Hollywood Beach Marriott
#6 of 71 in Hollywood
1,565 reviews
0.4 mi away
Marine Villas
Marine Villas
#14 of 71 in Hollywood
235 reviews
1.4 mi away
Caribbean Resort by the Ocean
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Manta Ray Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Manta Ray Inn

Address: 1715 S Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-2431
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#6 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range: $208 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your Manta Ray Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
Manta Ray Motel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing