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Riptide Hotel
Ranked #5 of 69 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Minnestoa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What's not to like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

We were here for a quick escape from the cold weather. Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms, bikes, books and videos available anytime and overall relaxed atmosphere made this a perfect weekend. Easy parking, short walking distances to shops/eating and the beach right out your hotel door were nice extras!

  • Stayed January 2009
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank coolazure
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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

While my husband and I are typically 5 star hotel types, we decided to be true "beachcombers" this holiday and stay directly on the broadwalk and beach.
Our choice of the Riptide was truly fortunate!
Our room was clean, charming, efficient, and fun.
Scott,(proud owner) was welcoming,helpful, and accomodating and his choice of staff is a true reflection of his caring.
The very beautiful Veronica, (Queen of the Tikki Hut) served as main barkeep and consierge and could advise and direct you as she did us to just about anything you could ask for and all with a wonderful smile.
Raffi (Head Housekeeper Extrordinaire) makes you feel like she's your Mom as she fluffs your pillows, tidies your room and delivers armloads of freshly folded towel right out of the dryer.
Tommy (Sweetheart Caretaker) greeted us with a smile every morning and ensured that beach chairs, umbrellas, bicycles and snorkel gear were ready for us at a moments notice.
The musicians that Scott hired (like wonferful Johnny) were supremely talented and added such a wonderful ambience while we sipped our frosty beers at the Tikki Bar by the beach.
All of these wonderful people combined with some of the friendliest local people (Bob and Mike - we love you!) and fellow vacationers we met made for a truly unforgettabe and wonderful 10 day holiday! Would we come back? YOU BETCHA!!!!
Thanks for all guys!
Joanne & Doug
Ottawa, Canada

  • Liked — The wonderful staff, the location andthe ambience
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ilovethesungirl
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

We just finished up a 5 day stay at the Riptide, and we couldn't have been happier. The Riptide is right on the beach. Bikes, beach towels, beach chairs, etc. are all available for the guests to use at no extra cost. Also, the guy who runs the place is a nice guy and always willing to help. This is not a luxury hotel, but it has everything that a family needs. I highly recommend the Riptide Hotel and Hollywood, Florida. This place is terrific for families.

  • Liked — Right on the beach
  • Disliked — Low water pressure (they were fixing the problem)
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank DougL
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Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

The Riptide Hotel is a small, lovely hotel with quaint rooms that offer a feeling of a bed and breakfast right on the beach. Exceptional hardwood or tile line the floors and the rooms provide everything needed for a great vacation.

The owner and employees were very nice and the adaptability of a small hotel far exceeds that of the many large hotels that line Hollywood Breach. The location couldn't be more perfect, literally right on the beach with shops and restaurants only a stroll down the boardwalk. At night the courtyard comes alive with the tiki bar and live music almost every night.

We stayed for five nights at a great price and plan to return in January. If you're looking for a getaway for just a place to stay, choose the Riptide, you won't be disappointed.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — I would have liked to stay longer
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank rah32
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Trois-Rivières, Quebec
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2008

December 15 and 16, 2008

We were originally booked at another hotel (terrible) which was just steps from the Riptide Oceanfront Hotel. During a walk along the boardwalk we saw this hotel with a vacancy sign. The housekeeper was cleaning one of the rooms so I went up to her and asked if I could see the room. She was nice enough to show me that one and 2 other ones that were slightly different. WOW they were nice, roomy and CLEAN. So we cancelled at the hotel we were at and booked with Riptide Oceanfront Hotel. Not only did we get a beautiful room with full service kitchinette, but also included in the price (79$US) was access to free wireless internet, bicylcles, beach chairs, beach towels, free VHS movie library, books, and some snorkelling equipment. On the Monday night that we were there, they had live entertainment at the Tiki Bar (in their little courtyard).

I don't know what their price is during prime time, but it is WELL worth it. You are only 20 odd steps from the beach.

The owner and the 3 employees are SUPER nice and friendly. I did not have my hairdryer with me so I went to the office and they lent me one.

We will definitely return to this hotel.

  • Liked — I liked everything
  • Disliked — absolutely nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank lftremblay
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riverton nj
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

my husband and i just spent 9 wonderful days at the Riptide Hotel in Hollywood fla. It was the BEST time we ever had, the people were so friendly, our room was at beach level which was great,looking out every morning and seeing the ocean and the beach and the spectacular sunsets.Oh and the tiki bar it was like cheers where everyone knows your name,and the bar tenant ,what a beautiful girl her name is veronica so sweet. We would recommend this hotel in a heart beat, and lets not forget the owner Scott what a nice guy i think he would go ot of his way to make you happy, a very nice person.We were so lucky to have been able to stay there. we hope to do it again Thanks riptide hotel for making our stay a memorable one. anthony and candy micsko

Stayed November 2008
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Thank kandy119
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Chicago
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

What a great family experience!!! Scott and Veronica were outstanding hosts to myself, Wife, and 3 small children!!! There were toys for the kids, beach chairs, and bikes available. The Tiki Bar was always filled with locals who were all extremely friendly. 3 days was not long enough --- we will be back!!!

  • Liked — Extremely friendly staff and proximity to the beach
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank stormin63
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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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#8 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#15 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. ... more   less 
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