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“Fun in the Sun”
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Riptide Hotel
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Cooper City, Florida
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“Fun in the Sun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

I stayed at the Riptide Hotel on Hollywood Beach in March 2012 with 3 of my College friends. We had an amazing time! The rooms are beautiful, clean, have very comfortable beds, and have a full kitchen. We had a beautiful view of the ocean right from our hotel window. They have a tiki bar with daily and nightly entertainment, that is very good! The staff is incredibly friendly and accomodating! We cant wait to stay there again!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

I've been meaning to write this review, as we have stayed here a half dozen times now on our way down to or back from the Florida Keys. This place reminds me of Key West because it is so laid back!

This is not a four star resort, but more a mom and pop type place. The rooms are older, but very clean. They have a stove and refrigerator. The best parts of this hotel: Right on the boardwalk, great tiki bar, and fantastic people. How many owners/managers do you know that decide to cook dinner for everyone out on the grill? That has happened to us twice while staying here.

Being on the boardwalk is great, as we park the car and walk everywhere. The beach here is also fantastic. The music at the tiki bar has also been nice. No pool -- so I don't know if I would stay a week -- but for a long weekend it is fantastic.

Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Location can NOT be beat. Staff superb. Rooms immaculate and extremely large (though bathroom needs updating, but spotless).
Having lived in Florida for 10 years, and now back living in NY, I wanted to meet some old friends in a convenient location that had everything in walking distance. Everything is right there, bars, restaurants, but most importantly, the beach, which is literally, steps outside your door. We gathered in the evening at the picnic tables on premises, had our own little 'Happy Hour' with snacks and our cooler.
Other guests were friendly and they come back year-after-year, as will I.
My only beef was no screeens on the windows. Would loved to have been able to open the windows at night and hear the ocean and catch the breeze. They also need a liquor license, no booze (only beer and not-so-good wine).
If you can get Room 28, book it.
Great place.

Room Tip: Room 28, unobstructed ocean views, quiet, but would have loved a terrace.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great Tiki Bar, perfect location! Princess the bartender was the best! Rooms could use a little updating, but all in all ....pretty nice place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

The rooms were nice and clean, although could use a little updating. The safe in the room did not work, but they said they were in the process of repairing them. The frozen drinks are expensive and not worth it, but the beer prices were fine. Entertainment at the tiki bar is great and on the weekends they offer free hotdogs. Make sure you see Princess, the bartender, she is great, very friendly and sweet! She definitely made our stay better! The bartender during the day was not so friendly, so we just chose to go elsewhere on the boardwalk. The woman in the office was also very nice. They also have chairs and umbrellas you can borrow to go sit on the beach, which was a nice touch. All in all I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

We have been staying here for the past several years (at least once a year) for special weekends and family beach getaways. Although we are locals, we still love to enjoy a weekend at the beach. We recently had several rooms for family and friends that were in town for my wedding. The staff went out of their way to make it a great weekend for our guests and even provided mimosas and bagels for all our guests one morning. My husband and I stayed down the block at the Marriott and ended up getting treated better at the Riptide. As a matter of fact, the Riptide staff had flowers sent to our room at the Marriott. (note that the Marriott did NOTHING to make our stay pleasurable, including losing our reservation...but thats a different review)
The grounds are neat and clean, the rooms are bright and fresh, and we can't hardly wait for our next family outing.

Kudos to the Riptide for keeping it small and DOING IT RIGHT!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

The room was large, great size windows, clean, close to beach. Bikes were in need of a little repair, but they were free and served the purpose. Beds were comfortable. Cleaning lady was very nice and did a great job.
Knocked one star off for bad drinks at the tiki bar. Although they were expensive, they were awful and I could not even finish drinking my margarhita. Also, the bar girl and the younger girls working the office were not friendly at all. No eye contact, greeting, smile or acknowledgment. I think they are too young or inexperienced to deal with public.
The "mature" woman running the office on one of the days was nice.
We thought the location was top notch for Hollywood. After checking out other competitive hotels on the Broadwalk, we decided that Riptide will be in our list of hotels for Hollywood in the future.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riptide Hotel
Address: 2300 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019-3518
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#8 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#13 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riptide Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riptide Hotel Tiki Bar & Restaurant is an oceanfront hotel located on the broadwalk in beautiful Hollywood Beach. We offer Live Music daily from 1pm-9pm at our Tiki Bar. It is the perfect place to relax, have a cold drink and a meal, listen to our talented Musicians and soak up the sun and gorgeous views of the best beach on the East Coast. Our rooms are simply furnished with kitchens containing all the glass & cookware essentials, flat screen TV's with cable and DVD players, WiFi, and more. We have many complimentary amenities available to our guests such as bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and more. Daily parking fee of $10. ... more   less 
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