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WalkAbout Beach Resort
Ranked #13 of 66 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
Level Contributor
84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2011

We travelled all around South Florida between 9th December and we flew home to the UK on the 11th January. We stayed in an assortment of hotels ranging from the Trump Tower in Sunny Isles (Excellent) Casa Marina Resort in Key West West and also some cheaper hotels Hampton Inn in Islamorada Doubletree in Naples and by the far the Walkabout Resort in Hollywood Beach was the worst value by far - how it can ever call itself a resort is beyond me. Its just a hotel next to the beach with a very busy and loud Tike Bar which was right outside our room. I did not report my findings on this hotel immediately as I gave them the benefit of the doubt about the payment as we had booked via bookings.com before we got there after reading reports on Trip Advisor we had been staying at the Marriott at Delray Beach previously how we which we had stayed there now as for virtually the same money we stayed at the Hovel for 3 nights - I made it perfectly clear that we were not happy. No one even tried to clean or make the bed or change the towels the day after we got there as presumably it was a Sunday!! I am sorry when you pay top dollar I think you should get the service. It was dirty and felt like it needed a good scrub everywhere - even the tiled floor was greasy . The only thing in its favour is its location to the beach which is so close to the beach which was great as we just sat and relaxed on the beach all day - although the weekends are alot busier than in the week. I saw a picture of Hollywood Beach and the prom in a brochure and it looked lovely I am glad I went there just to get it out of my head - but the hotel next door to the walkabout is a Marriott and I would definitely stay there if I wanted to go again which I dont.
Just as an instance I mentioned there was no hairdryer - they told me there was one in the office - fat lot of good that is to me when I am trying to get ready and the only member of staff on duty is working on the very busy Tiki Bar outside - there is no reception nothing - an office - as we arrived early evening - as been on boat triup in Delray Beach - greeted with are you the folks from England. My partner was gutted and if we could have got our money back we would have moved on. But no it cost us £462.26 for 3 nights - compared to 3 nights at the Marriott in Delray which was £622.83 there was just no comparison.

So take heed before you book the walkabout resort in Hollywood go next door to the Marriott !!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

My husband and I spent two nights in a first floor one bedroom suite. The view was fantastic and tiki bar a nice touch. The rooms are well decorated in a Florida shabby chic kind of way and everything was quite clean. This is not the kind of place to stay if you are looking for an up-to-the-minute bathroom/kitchenette with marble and all the bells and whistles etc. But the location is wonderful and the management very friendly and accomodating.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

Location was great, Marriott right next door for getting cabs or whatever. Close 2 casinos, short cab rides. We rented a car and went to Miami to shop and visited Coral Castle which is a must see for anyone going. Its in Homestead Florida. Loved the tiki bar out front, locals and other visitors so nice to talk to. It sits right on the boardwalk with lots of restaurants and shops up and down. Manager was awesome and extremely accomodating. It was like staying in a 1940's or 50's style hotel. Colors so pretty. One minor downside was the plumbing in the bathroom but think that is going to be upgraded. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would definitely go again.!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trish1049
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2010

Room # 4 is like an apartment. The Tiki Bar was lots of fun. There were locals that hungout there with great advice on where to eat, and things to do. The hotel is steps away from the beach. The water is so clear and beautiful it will make your stomach hurt. No need for a car, there is a Trolley within walking distance that can take you downtown. There are also several shops, great food, drinks, and bike rentals up and down the Broadwalk. If it is a windy day rent the cabanas just outside the hotel, they are well worth it.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

i came across the Walkabout by accitdent searching for beachfront hotels in Hollywood. After reading the Trip Advisor reviews i called the hotel and talked with the owner and booked a room. We were excited but a little apprehensive not having been before. This hotel exceeded all our expectations! The view, room and location were fantastic. We loved it and could not have asked for a better place to stay. It has the charm of a small resort but the ambience and view and accessibility that a large beach hotel can never match. We loved it and would love to come back again!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vicnjac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

I just returned from a weekend getaway in Hollywood Beach & can't say enough about the Walkabout! Everything was cute and clean & everyone was friendly and helpful. This resort and its staff helped make our trip delightful and memorable- will definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mtk169
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KarenandScott
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74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

Based on reviews from Tripadvisor my husband and I reserved a room at the Walkabout Beach Resort. It was a wonderful hotel. The room was charming, with a wonderful ambiance and was clearly lovingly restored to perfection. It was large, clean, and reminded us of growing up on the beaches of Florida. I cannot compliment this hotel enough.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: WalkAbout Beach Resort
Address: 2500 North Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#7 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — WalkAbout Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The WalkAbout Beach Resort is a cozy family-owned and operated hotel located ON THE BROADWALK in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Our boutique, 8-room hotel was built in 1950, and it is one of the last remaining beachfront hotels designed in the Art Deco style.Our guests enjoy a wide array of amenities that include: ocean front rooms, a large tiki bar in our courtyard, seating alongside the Hollywood broadwalk, scenic views of the beach, nearby shops and restaurants, free wifi, free cable, on-site washer/dryer, live music, and fresh linens daily. Our staff is extremely friendly and professional, and we are always nearby to assist with any special requests. Hollywood Beach is one of the premier beach destinations in the world. The city provides twenty-one lifeguard towers and eight first-aid stations. An icon of Art Moderne architecture on Hollywood Beach’s famed Broadwalk, The Walkabout Beach Resort, is a classic 1940’s boutique hotel. Those who have visited claim it has the perfect blend of characteristics: chic, warm and inviting, glamorous, and tastefully modernized.To experience The Walkabout Beach Resort, is to experience Hollywood Beach at its best. In keeping with its classic style, eight oceanfront guest rooms are immaculately styled with the elegance of another era – wooden and terrazzo floors, interiors with rich textures, soft pink monochromatic colors, and decorations with a nod to its illustrious past mark the furnishings. Each room is adorned with vintage black and white photographs cataloguing Hollywood’s social history dating back to the 1920’s. When you stay at The Walkabout, discover its delightful Art Moderne ambiance and see how its past has been preserved to its original beauty. The Walkabout is known for its remarkable beachfront setting and legendary Hollywood Beach, Florida hotel location - on the Broadwalk. Named one of America's best beach Broadwalks by Travel + Leisure, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is more than 2 miles long, sizzling with energy that embodies the diversity Hollywood Beach stands for - bustling sidewalk cafes, unique shops, multi-hued streamline Art Moderne buildings, and unforgettable ocean views. Step out from the Broadwalk and spend the day settled on white sands, by a glistening ocean on one of South Florida’s most beautiful beaches. Still, the most popular pastime on the beach is simply savoring the charming character of this truly unique setting, so reserve a day for relaxing to the sound of soothing waves. ... more   less 
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Walkabout Beach Hotel Hollywood
Walk About Beach Hollywood
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