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“Boutique hotel - Perfect location!”
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Hotel Sheldon
Ranked #24 of 72 Hotels in Hollywood
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our group has stayed here twice now as a pre-cruise night. The lobby is finished, elevator working perfectly, most rooms updated. Manager, Javier, and front desk clerk, Claudia, couldn't be more congenial.
The location is fabulous - as you step out the door, you are right on the broadwalk of Hollywood Beach with numerous restaurants, bars, & shops and the beach! Happy hours and live entertainment in several of the bars in the evening - $2.99 breakfasts in the morning.
Best rooms are oceanview - for the view. You can't go wrong if location is your priority and you don't need a 5-star hotel. No pool or restaurant but you don't need them - you have the ocean, beach, & broadwalk!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This hotel deserves a big fat ZERO! It is in a great location, but is a nasty hotel. It says it's been remodeled. I would hate to see what it was like before the remodel. Nasty, dirty, loud...couldn't wait to check out the next morning.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here for a couple nights while staying in south Florida for the National Championship Game. The best thing about the hotel was the location. Right out the back door you are on the boardwalk with the beautiful turquoise ocean right behind it. That was enough for our visit right there. There were numerous restaurants located within walking distance along the beach and a very nice bakery a short walk off the beach. Parking was adequate although a little difficult to find initially and the one-way streets can be a little confusing at first. The hotel is dated and still under renovations but once complete will be very, very nice. The staff was pleasant and helpful. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

My wife and picked this hotel based only on the online reviews we read. We were traveling to the Miami area for the National Championship football game in Sun Life Stadium which is about 20 minutes away from the hotel.

We were very surprised at the quality of the hotel for the price. The hotel has recently remodeled the guest rooms so everything is up to date and clean. They are in the process of remodeling the lobby but it is not disruptive to the stay. The hotel sits right on the boardwalk and is only a few yards from the ocean. There is also a beach chair rental booth that is right outside of the hotel.

The beach is beautiful and clean at this location. There are also several restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops within a quarter mile radius of the hotel. Only small downside is that the hotel parking lot in a block from the hotel but we parked at the rear of the hotel and unloaded the bags then parked the car. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a location in the Hollywood or Fort Lauderdale areas.

P.S. The pictures on the hotel website does not do justice to the hotel and they don't reflect how close the beach is to the hotel or how nice the boardwalk is outside the hotel.

Room Tip: We had a ocean view on the third floor. The bed was comfortable and we were not able to hear any out...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Like other reviewers have stated, the Sheldon is in the midst of a thorough renovation. The lobby was completely empty aside from the workers refinishing the gorgeous terrazzo floor. Even so, the place has lots of art-deco-like charm, it's clean and comfortable, and its location, right on the boardwalk in Hollywood, was perfect for us. Hollywood retains a lot of its vintage beach getaways, while in nearby Hallandale they have been torn down and replaced by massive structures.

This place will be truly amazing when the renovation is done. We're just concerned the prices will go up... way up.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very nice hotel right on the beach. Undergoing a thorough re-model but will be great when done. Staff was all very nice. You can walk to many restaurants in the neighborhood. If you can nab one of the 2 rooms with a balcony even better. We will be back..

Room Tip: grab the room with a balcony..but there are only 2
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

let me start off by saying that the sheldon is still renovating, so don't expect upscale amenities like pool, gym, concierge service or business center -- by i loved my stay there! my window looked out at the ocean (they gave me a free upgrade!) and it's right on the broadwalk, so food and drink are right outside your door -- what more do you need for a florida vacay? the staff are wonderful people, and it's a quick ten minutes to the restaurant/club stretch of hollywood blvd -- plus FREE PARKING! -- i'd go back to the sheldon in a heartbeat

Room Tip: ask for third floor ocean view
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Sheldon

Address: 1000 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-1299
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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: $154 - $294 (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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Sheldon Hotel Hollywood
Sheldon Ocean Resort

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