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Ocean Inn
Ranked #31 of 72 Hotels in Hollywood
Reviewed 2 March 2012

What a great place. Didn't know such places existed but we do now. From beginning to end Phillip was such a sweetie. He made our stay the best ever- always a smile to greet you ,assisted with restaurant selections(Opa Taverna was a blast), introduced us to other guests,and brought us warm choc.chip cookies. What more could you ask for. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Phillip !!

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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Simply South Florida's best small inn!
Charming staff, cute, neat clean rooms. Lovely court yard. Ocean is is 2 seconds away. Tons of restaurants and activities nearby. Fantastic location. I'll be back!

Room Tip: Room 15 double queen, very nice
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I just love this place. It's low-key, but the staff is INCREDIBLE to make sure you have a fabulous stay.... especially Philip who goes out of his way to assist you in any way possible.... whether it be to help you find a great restaurant, assist you on their free wi-fi or just make sure you have the proper room to meet your needs!

I always meet the most interesting people at the Ocean Inn. It is a very diverse, international and friendly sort! Everyone seems to catch up in the morning and evening to share their day's experience, whether it be a great nature tour or a great restaurant. It always feels like "home" when I go there.

Biking is great down there. I am lucky that I take my own bikes because renting them is expensive ($10 an hour). If you are going for a few days, it pays to go to WalMart and buy a couple of cruiser bikes (under $100 a piece) and peddle your way along the Broadwalk to Dania Beach; to a restaurant in the evening; or just for a day of "low impact" exercise.... maybe you can donate them to Philip and Scott for use by future guests or upon your return!

I love the King size bedrooms for a short stay, but think I will take one of the efficiency rooms for a longer stay.

LOVE THE OCEAN INN!!

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Charming and quaint, the Ocean Inn is a bit of old Florida that will make you feel you're right at home. Just steps from the beach (and 10 minutes from FLL), the Inn has a lovely courtyard wtih plenty of seating (including a hammock), soft music and a grill that can be used by guests. Boogie boards and beach chairs and towels can be borrowed as well.

This is a place to relax.

Rooms are small but well kept. Ours had a microwave, coffeemaker and a small fridge. Cabinets are stocked with the basics (plates, flatware, glasses, mugs). The front desk will provide just about anything else you need (more wine glasses, hair dryer,etc.). They also maintain a stock of items that other guests have donated because they can't be carried on the plane (sunscreen, lotions, etc). There are guidebooks and novels too.

Hot muffins, really good coffee, teas and cereals are available on the outside patio for breakfast. Freshly baked cookies appear in the afternoon.

Guests tend to congregate on the patio and share local recommendations. Your innkeepers are helpful as well and full of local advice. A shared PC in the lobby is available to round out your other information needs.

The beach in Hollywood is pristine and uncrowded with few tall buildings. A long boardwalk leads past shore shops and small eateries.

The Ocean Inn is less than 10 minutes from the Anne Kolb Nature Center (kayak rentals), jai alai, grocery stores and numerous inland restaurants.

Room Tip: There are only 15 rooms. Each is different.
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My family just returned from Hollywood Florida where we stayed at the Ocean Inn for 6 nights. We were looking for a clean, well located place for 2 of us to sleep and shower while the rest of the family stayed with some nearby relatives, but we got so much more! The Ocean Inn is small and cozy, like a little paradise in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. They have a courtyard there that is beautifully done. There are great places throughout to sit and read and have your coffee, and my kids really enjoyed chilling in the hammock. We even used the barbeque one night and had a nice relaxing meal without spending alot of money or having to deal with the holiday weekend crowds. The room we stayed in our first few nights was clean and comfortable and had a king size bed, refrigerator, full bathroom, TV with many cable channels available and a microwave . We were upgraded for our last few nights into a room with a full bath and kitchen, with full size refrigerator, microwave and stocked with dishes, pots and pans and silverware, as well as a trundle bed where 4 of us slept comfortably. The beach and broadwalk is just around the corner and about 15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Airport. But the best part was by far the service we received, in particular from Philip at the front desk. He was always very attentive to all of our needs and to offer suggestions for nearby activities They offered a small breakfast each morning, books, towels, beach chairs. We loved it and look forward to staying at the Ocean Inn again next year!

Room Tip: Rooms oin the east side towards the ocean are quieter
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

My husband and I just returned from Hollywood Florida where we stayed at the Ocean Inn for three nights. We are from Kentucky and love to bet horses....so we went mainly to see Gulfstream Park and check out the Broadwalk in Hollywood. Ocean Inn is very small and older....but is one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. It's like a little paradise in the middle of all the high rises and traffic. They have a courtyard there....again..very small...but just beautifully done. There are all these cool little places to sit and have your coffee and just do nothing. You can see your room from just about anywhere in the courtyard because it is all so compact. The room we stayed in had a king size bed, frig, and microwave. Very small room...but super clean and comfy. The beach is just around the corner. I'd say about 200 steps to the beach and broadwalk. It was just beautiful. Everything was in walking distance so we didn't rent a car. It is about 15 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The service was wonderful. They greeted us with a cold beer and big smiles. They offered a small breakfast each morning, books, towels, beach chairs, and drinks and snacks at any given time. It was like staying at a friend's house. We loved it. I have stayed in many many places and this was the most quaint and friendly one of all. If you want glitz and glamour....beach views, four star...don't stay here. If you just want small, quaint, quiet, clean, and super friendly......book today. You will love it.

Room Tip: Any room looked good to me....but ground floor rooms are most convenient.
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was my second time to stay at The Ocean Inn . . . and it was just as great the second time around. The Ocean Inn is just a block from the boardwalk and beach. They also have chairs, towels, and umbrellas which you can barrow to use at the beach. Our room was great. The courtyard is fantastic . . . a great place to eat breakfast, relax in the hammock or just sit and chat. Philip is most knowledgeable and sent us to a super, fantastic family owned Italian restaurant. Make sure to ask him about it. Can't wait to go there again next year.

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Additional Information about Ocean Inn

Address: 3405 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-3805
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#11 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range: £79 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BE OUR GUEST! The Ocean Inn offers a unique boutique lodging experience. Relax, renew and unwind with us in our private tropical courtyard just steps to the sand, surf and Hollywood Broadwalk. We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas and cultures and we do our very best to serve each guest according to their individual needs and lifestyles. Make your reservation today because we want to get you in bed. ... more   less 
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