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“Smack Dab in the Middle of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk”
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Hotel Sheldon
Ranked #26 of 72 Hotels in Hollywood
Reviewed January 18, 2012

The Hotel Sheldon is under renovation. Its location more than makes up for any slight inconveniences. The rooms are spare, but clean. The staff is very nice. Parking is free which is a real plus. The hotel fronts on the beach and broadwalk. There is an endless parade of walkers, joggers, bikers, trikers, and people watchers. We were there during a modeling/commercial shoot, which only added to the atmosphere.

There are plenty of restaurants. We particularly liked Giorgios, 2 blocks away on A1A for a very nice breakfast. They also serve lunch and dinner, and function as a wine bar.

The Sheldon names their rooms for film stars. It was a privilege to stay in the "Ronald Reagan", all politics aside. I would go back anytime.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Spent 5 days over the christmas holiday. The location is perfect!
The hotel is under construction and torn up in common areas but once in the room you dont even know it. The room was very clean. I will definitely stay there again just to see the progress.

Room Tip: Stayed in a two double bed oceanview. View was awesome you feel like your sitting on the beach right...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Hotel Sheldon on Hollywood Beach, Fl has been under renovation for quite some time. Knowing that, we booked 2 days before our cruise as well as 2 days after the cruise. In terms of cleanliness, this hotel could do better with the common areas, but for the age of the Hotel, the rooms were just fine. Our first night was spent in an Ocean front room, a little small for us 4 girls, but it was comfortable. However, after checking at the Front desk to see if we could arrange a bigger room for our last 2 nights, we found that a partial ocean front room could be used for the 2nd of the 4 nights. We moved and it provided us with more room, but a renovated bathroom, which was just fine. It was clean and the staff was very accommodating. This grand old building will take a lot to make it modern. If you need to 'just stay' over and not worry about any amenities, you will do just fine. The crowning glory is the wonderful area of Hollywood Beach, where, within minutes or less, you have shopping, food, and just the plain beauty of the Atlantic Ocean to savor. I would not hesitate staying at The Hotel Sheldon again. This is an old fashioned approach to the modern day service of a hotel, but in and of itself, if you were content with doing things yourself, it is just fine. I suspect, though, that in the near future, when all things are completed, you will have a more friendly serviced Hotel to enjoy. For now, the price is fairly decent, linens extremely clean, and the atmosphere just fine.....Oh, just one minor complaint....the air conditioning system, although very good and cool, is quite noisy.....

Room Tip: Don't expect a lot from this Hotel. If you are critical in any capacity, go somewhere else. If...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

I accompanied my fiance on a business trip. We stayed at the Sheldon because it's right at the beach. Our room was on the second floor all the way to the right. It was late when we arrived. We had been told most of the rooms had been renovated, yet the beds, the furniture and the TV was pretty old. Upon taking our shoes off we noticed the floor being all dirty. My fiance took one of the towels, placed it on the floor and dragged it from the bedroom to the bathroom. It was extremely dirty when he picked it up. We showed it to the staff in the morning. A lady, the only housekeeper, mopped the floor later on. The rooms are not very attractive. The first thing I noticed was the ceiling. It looked like an egg carton to me. They seemed to have pained it recently but missed a few spots. The next thing I wasn't to happy about were the doors. The front door as well as the closet door looked very similar to doors used in electrical closets (green and fireproof). I then decided to use the internet which everyone was suppose to be able to get in their room. Well that didn't work. As soon as I closed the electrical closet door the internet quit working. I had to sit in a small area (a tiny table and two chairs) in order to receive internet. Dust and dirt was everywhere due to construction going on at the time of our stay. Since I spent a good amount of time sitting in the corner in order to be on the internet, I was able to watch the housekeeper do her job. If anyone could have worked any slower, it would have been a snail. She also didn't bother to change the mop water. She filled up the bucket once and kept pushing it from room to room. The staff was young and nice although not very intelligent. Once I asked for shampoo and the girl at the desk offered me a previously used big bottle of suave. We stayed one week and probably will not stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

Lobby under cunstruction no elevator working at the time but room was very nice stayed in room 218 on june 18 ocean front view for the price awesome, also had breakfast and lunch right next door for under $5.00 bucks boardwalk had a free live band playing from 7:30pm to 9:00pm had a couple of drinks at nicks bar ocean was awesome

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

The hotel was under construction when we were there, but it didn't bother us at all. They only worked during regular business hours and we were out on the beach usually at that time.

The hotel was clean.

The view in the Elvis Presley room was AWESOME.

Waking up to that sunrise over the ocean was indescribable.

The staff was great. Very helpful and nice people.

The only down side was we couldn't get wireless internet in our room so I had to go to the lobby. But that wasn't a big deal. They are working on fixing that during the remodeling.

Our vacation was fantastic and big part of that was Hotel Sheldon. It's a great place I highly recomend it. We will be back there next year.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

Stayed here for a couple of days at the end of our trip and when I say stayed, it was literally a crash pad. The room was very uninspiring visually and had this weird ceiling that made you feel like you were sleeping in a polystrene box, but that aside were clean and functional. Bed was comfy, shower hot and a coffee machine in the room. Was about all we needed, there was free parking . Never saw/heard this construction noise others have mentioned. Its only steps to the beach but it lacks that seaside relaxed quality, so I wouldn't pick it as a holiday base.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Sheldon

Address: 1000 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-1299
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range: $175 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sheldon 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sheldon has been a fixture on the Hollywood Beach boardwalk for decades. Breathtaking ocean view rooms with private terraces, full bathrooms, and free parking are what Hotel Sheldon offers for any family excursion, pleasure getaway or business trip. Our new management delivers a truly personalized service, while our prime location in the heart of Hollywood Beach allows every guest to enjoy the countless recreational activities, sandy white beaches and the characteristic two mile boardwalk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sheldon Hotel Hollywood
Sheldon Ocean Resort

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