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“Like Key West, but affordable!”
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The Mint
Ranked #3 of 28 Hollywood B&B and Inns
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Satellite Beach, florida USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Like Key West, but affordable!”
Reviewed August 12, 2008

I found this charmer through the Hollywood Beach website, and chose it for the photos and the affordable price! It is an Art-Deco gem circa 1950's. On our first visit, it was love at first sight! The whole tiny area is north of Hollywood Boardwalk, quiet, quirky, like South Beach was before all the fame and celebrities. Our room was spacious/light/airy/ with fluffy pillows and wonderful thick white towels/GREAT A.C./Free parking, too! Across the bridge, was a Publix supermarket which had everything we needed for cooking on their fabulous grill outside by the pool. We also discovered a SUPERB Chinese take-out place next to the Publix-Hunan Wok 11-All the food was fresh and totally unlike most Chinese take-out places. The best part of the Coronet Hotel is Sharon, the manager-She made us feel like we discovered a second home! We have been back on several occasions since first finding it. We are ex-Miamians living up near Cocoa Beach, and we like to come down to attend Ballets, see our dentists, etc, so we are frequent visitors . We love you Sharon! Susie and Allan Knight of Satellite Beach, Florida

  • Liked — The price/free parking/manager/towels/kitchen/area/pool/outdoor grill/art-deco style
  • Disliked — The soap-too small!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 17, 2008

The Coronet Motel was a great find for us. We needed a room for one night prior to flying out from the Ft. Lauderdale airport early the next morning. I wanted something that was close to the airport, clean, comfortable and close to the beach. This motel met all of those expectations!

The room we got was $100 including tax. We had a very clean room with faux wood floors and a queen been with modern white striped duvet cover. The rooms are simply decorated in white with flower photos on the walls. The bed had great pillows- six of them even, and was quite comfortable. There was a microwave, and mini fridge in the room with a little side cabinet that had dishes for our use. There was a changing type room off of the bathroom and the bathroom had a full tub/ shower, basin sink and was still the original tile from when the property was build- probably in the early 50's. It was very clean and the towels were superb-- better than anthing you'd find at a 2-2.5 star hotel! They also provide beach towels.

There is a pool that was unheated. There is also a grill in the patio area. Our air conditioner was just fine-it was 90 degrees on the day we checked in. Sharon who is the manager is very kind and runs the place well.

The beach is 100 meters away and is very quiet in this area. We walked to the pier which is less than one mile north. The beach here was crowded with a very diverse population.

There is a home for sale at the end of the next block over by Sotheby's International, so clearly the area has nice properties. It seems that this area is going to be taken over by high rise condos, so who knows how long properties like the coronet will be around. In the area, there are a few similar type motels, but it is so great that it's not a crowded or roudy area. Our car was very safe parked outside the motel (they provide parking for free).

All in All, this is a great property and while I wouldn't choose this type of lodging for an entire vacation (I prefer 4 star resorts for the luxury of a week long vacation) but I would recommend anyone to stay here for a couple nights or longer if this is the type of property you desire.

  • Liked — The clean room very close to the ocean for a great price
  • Disliked — This is an authentic 1950's motel that is well maintained with updated rooms, not a 4-5 star luxury resort
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2007

My family stayed at the Coronet Motel for three nights between Xmas and New Year's, 2006. We were very pleased with the location and amenities and will definitely consider returning there in the future.

The Coronet is an independent motel with regular rooms, efficiencies, and 1BR apartments. The apartments feature two bathrooms, one off the living room and one off the bedroom. We rented an apartment for my husband, toddler, and me, plus a regular room for my mother-in-law. The rates were very reasonable -- a bargain, I thought! I think we paid $200/night for the apartment and $100/night for the room, but I don't remember.

The apartment was on the second floor and had a fully equipped kitchen, which was very convenient. The furnishings were not spectacular but also not hideous. The whole unit was immaculate when we checked in. The bed could have been a bit more comfortable -- too soft for our taste, but we like a very firm bed. Key amenities = outdoor pool, wireless internet (although it was down for our first day), proximity to beach (one short block). There were two TVs in our unit and a DVD player in my mother-in-law's room. The manager, Sharon, was very friendly and helpful -- she even picked up an item for us when she went to the grocery store!

We liked the location -- the beach was quiet, not overrun at all. We found it infinitely more pleasant than the area by the Broadwalk. But one disadvantage is the lack of restaurants nearby. There's really only one choice (I can't remember the name), which had a nice canal-side deck but the service and food were mediocre and the prices insane. We didn't mind too much because with our toddler it was easier to eat in our apartment most nights. (Plus my MIL babysat one night so my husband and I could go out to dinner in Ft. Lauderdale.)

The walls were a little thin -- we occasionally heard the TV next door, plus one raised-voice interaction. But in general the place was quiet, certainly quiet enough for us.

The pool is small and not heated, but my kid loved it anyway, which is what counts.

I gave the Coronet 4 stars because it was not perfect, but it really deserves 4-1/2!

Stayed December 2006
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Additional Information about The Mint

Property: The Mint
Address: 335 Desoto St, Hollywood, FL 33019-4501 (Formerly Coronet Motel)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mint 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These suites offer spacious accommodations with one bathroom and a small kitchenette, queen-sized bed(s), flat screen(s) TV with High Definition cable, and high speed Wi-Fi. There are also 1 bedroom apartments with 2 baths, a full kitchen and living room that sleeps 4. ... more   less 
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Coronet Hotel Hollywood

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