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“Needs a lot of TLC”
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Rooftop Resort
Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in March 2013. We were aware of the negative reviews but as there seems little other choice of this kind of resort in Florida we decided to give it a try and stayed for 2 nights. First impression was that had been some recent painting completed and on looking at our efficiency suite it seems well furnished. However on closer inspection we found mould in the bathroom, no plug in the wash-basin which didn't really matter as the water took ages to drain ! Sticky and worn flooring. No room safe which, considering the creepy clientele mentioned by another reviewer, would have been very much appreciated. The kitchen part of our room had an oven, microwave and fridge. But no cooking utensils and no cutlery,plates or mugs.
Asked staff for some cutlery and all that could be found was some plastic knives and forks.
We went to the club on both evenings, mainly single guys with few couples around. Hardly anybody had bothered to get in clubbing gear,.Most guys, and a few of the women were in baseballs caps, scruffy jeans etc. Nearly everybody smoked.
There were a couple of positive points about Rooftop, the staff were all friendly and our room was made up and towels changed on our full day there.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank belchamp
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We just got back from a most wonderful weekend at the Rooftop Resort here in Hollywood, Florida. I have seen several reviews in the past that have not been that complementary and yes, this building is old, but as I walked around and looked many of the rooms have been updated, and upgraded. Our room had a brand new mattress and A/C . Angela and Brittney were awesome in getting us whatever we needed. there is a nice continental breakfast in the morning. and Cindy out by the pool always has a pretty smile. The parties, were nice, most all were very respectful. We met old friends and made new ones. Out by the pool they have brought in several new chairs so we all had a place to sun tan. We'll be back soon ! Lyn & Jan

Room Tip: I like a higher floor
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank lynBocaRaton
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I was told when we booked "If you are looking for the Ritz this place is not for you. All rooms have been freshly painted and all have new furniture."

We really weren't looking for the Ritz but we were not looking for a room by the hour either.

The Rooftop is located in such a great spot and the building has so much potential. How unfortunate that the owners believe that a coat of paint and some furniture will make a difference. We WILL NOT be returning.

Our experience:

1st room - ceiling leaking above the toilet from what we could only imagine. Changed rooms to a "much nicer room".

2nd room - Nasty, sticky floors, carpet ripped up, and ceiling falling. To top it off the shower/tub didn't drain. All lounge furniture located outside of the rooms was stained and the floor was sticky there too.

I brought the issues up to the clerk at the front desk the next morning. She said "Well the building is really old."

Wow! That was it! We checked out and never looked back.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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9  Thank Two4vacation
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We only came for the evening. The clientle was a little low rent, but friendly enough. The music was good. Had fun dancing. Bar service was good. The place looks like it could use some updating, and cleaning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank 324hourtour
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on 2/8/13. On the morning of 2/9/13 a leak from upstairs was pouring water in the bathroom. We tried contacting management about the leak and left a message on their voicemail. We could not exit the bathroom without getting the water on us. (Presumably an overflowing toilet). We left and later found they had charge us a $75 damage fee for sheets soiled with blood. This was not possible. If there were any damages it would have been due to the leaking ceiling. There is evidence of patch work to the ceiling from previous water leakage.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Roy K
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The people we have met are respectful and very decent people biggest issue with it is this is not a 20 year old nightclub lot of people in their forties in up play music people can dance to keep the party going remix is not the answer the new bartender Jill is a breath of fresh air she keeps the party going during the slow times of the week on the other hand the other bartenders were very nice but Roller eyes when asked to get you a drink like you're putting them out of there way even with tips seems as though they'd rather be somewhere else many improvements to the building that is very nice not saying not to come but just be ready it just need some more tweaking

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank jubelpatti
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Spent a number of days here recently and found it overall a satisfactory experience. Despite the negative claims of some previous reviews, we did not see one cockroach and there were only a few single men lurking around that kept to themselves. The property is old, but there have been renovations that bring it to an average status by today's standards - rooms about the same quality as Hedo. The rooftop pool is a great feature, and the location is within 1 block of a great beach and 5 miles of the clothing optional Haulover Beach. The service is ok and the breakfast is no more than advertised. There was a variety of clientle in race, age, and eco-status. The Friday & Saturday night parties were sub-par by lifestyle standards with low attendance and poor food options. Although the DJ was great with the tunes, there was little in the form of emcee or hosting provided to facilitate the mingling desired at these parties. With other options available in the area that offer a much better ambiance and more excitement, these parties do not serve as an attraction to booking a stay here. I admire the owner and management for attempting to develop a lifestlyles "resort", but without investing in a "Hedo-like" recipe of entertainment, meal, and alcohol, I'm afraid they will be unable to compete well enough to succeed long-term.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank slw95756
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Additional Information about Rooftop Resort

Address: 1215 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019-3310
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Hollywood
Price Range: $195 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rooftop Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adult only clothing optional Hotel featuring a heated rooftop pool, free wifi, premium tv channels, weekend nightclub, recent renovation of several rooms and common areas 1 block from Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk.15 Minute drive from Ft Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades. ... more   less 
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