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Manta Ray Inn
Ranked #4 of 72 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2011

It's such a lovely place to stay! It's right on the beach and it has such a homey feel to it! You almost feel like you're staying with family! The service is incredible! The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. It's also part of the Florida's Superior Small Lodging Association. You need to check this out. You'll find a list of hotels known for superior quality, excellent service and very clean rooms! I've stayed in a few SSL hotels and I always have the same wonderful experience. It's consistent which is important to me. I know what I'm getting when I book my hotel! Thank you Manta Ray for making my experience so delightful!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

I was lured in by the #2 TripAdvisor rating, and it did not disappoint. The location is awesome -- right on the beach! The staff could not have been more accommodating and even went out of their way to welcome me and make me feel right at home after a long journey and my late arrival. The housekeeper brought me seashells from the beach every day, which was great as I was in town on business and did not have much time to explore on my own. I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank JJ J
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

So glad that you were lured in and not at all disappointed. Definitely enjoyed meeting you and it is always a pleasure to make a new customer a friend. Although you were working the entire time our staff made every effort to anticipate your needs and look after you. We cannot wait to have you return when you can really enjoy the ocean!

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Reviewed 21 November 2011

We have been staying in the Manta Ray Inn for the past fifteen years. Sometimes twice a year..!! It is so relaxing and welcoming. Thomas, Gerry and the Boucher family are very welcoming. The apartments are ideal and every year when we return there is always something new to upgrade the property. We usually travel at christmastime and Thomas kindly puts a christmas tree to welcome us back. The beach is beautiful and as testament to the Inn the same families return year after year, so it is lovely to check in and see how everyone's year went. The location cannot be beaten. It is right on beautiful hollywood beach. There is also the use of the swimming pool. Car parking is provided. Use of the BBQ is really handy for a night in. It is a short walk to the broadwalk. Close by shopping in Aventura Mall and of course Sawgrass mills is a must. Nice restaurants nearby. You will not be dissapointed. We are really looking forward to returning for year 16....

Room Tip: All rooms except one have sea view, however you can still sit outside this apartment and have a sea...
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

It is always so rewarding to see your friends from around the world return year after year. It is a friendship that we hold dear to our hearts. The Manta Ray Inn family (Thomas, Gerry, Henry and Dwayne and I) love to make your holiday a memorable one. We cannot wait for your arrival in another month! As you stated, you will see some great improvements and we have to thank you for making some of the suggestions that we have put into place. It would not be Christmas without seeing your smiling faces!! Can't wait!

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

My husband and I visited Manta Ray Inn for the weekend and we really did not want to leave. The place is impeccable, staff is friendly and accommodating and you couldn’t get closer to the beach unless you’re in it. Manta Ray provides the privacy of a hideaway and is also close enough to various attractions and entertainment. We plan on making Manta Ray our little spot where we go to relax and get away from the world, especially since the units have well equipped kitchens where we can prepare our own meals. We definitely can’t wait to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2011

Happy to have a new family join our Manta Ray Inn family!!! Next time you come we will try to show you what the ocean looks like with out the rain drops!! At any rate, we are so happy that you joined us and that you got to getaway from the rat race of life!! Sometimes recharging your batteries is just what the doctor orders! See you soon.

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We have been there 3 times, at 2 weeks at a time, every visit, calming,quiet,just what you need. Open the windows, the ocean is right at your feet, Purring!!!! The owners are fantastic. Always checking to see if we needed anything or just to say hello. We had a two bedroom, 2 flatscreen TV's in each room,2 bathrooms, your own little apartment. The broadwalk has Restaurants, and bars of all denominations. Thats the only place I will always head to each time I go. The Mantay Ray Inn!!!

Janet MacLeod
Orillia, Ontario

Room Tip: For the 2 bedroom, we always stay in 201, its so comfy, only 2 floors. Ocean is straight ahead.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Janet M
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2011

Definitely glad to see you both!! The weather could have cooperated better but then Toronto weather was even worse and so warm and a little rain is better than cold and windy!! Cannot wait until you next visit. Cocktails on the patio await!!!!

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Reviewed 28 October 2011

If you are looking for a charming, casual, friendly, beachfront location for your vacation, it doesn't get any better than this. The Manta Ray Inn has suites with immaculate kitchen facilities and separate bedroom(s), outdoor patio tables and grill, pool access and one of the most beautiful beaches in south Florida. It's family-owned and run and it shows in all the thoughtful, special touches like free loaner books, videos/dvds--even cooking spices, beach towels, toys for the kids, a shower chair if you need one, interesting guests from far and wide, and genuinely helpful staff. Watching the sunrise over the ocean from one of the chaise lounges with a cup of coffee in hand is pure relaxation. And if the ocean, sun and sand is not enough--not to worry. The Inn's location in Hollywood is ideally situated between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, which offer attractions galore--plenty of good restaurants and great shopping, people-watching and strolls on the broadwalk, beautiful parks, fishing, biking, golf, casinos and casino boats, race tracks, a short trip to the Everglades, Butterfly World, and lots more. And then come back to the Manta Ray for cocktails on the beach. Pure heaven!!

Room Tip: The Inn is beach front; the suites all directly face the ocean except one; choice of one or two bed...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2011

Aw Shucks!!!! It is always so much fun to have you come back time after time and still see that you marvel at the beauty that awaits all of our guests. Special guests certainly make a special retreat at the Manta Ray Inn and we had such a great time while you were here!!

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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I have been going to the manta ray inn for 18 yrs and each yr i love it more and more. If you want a restful vacation with a beautiful view and lovely staff this is the place. The owners Donna and Dwayne go out of their way to make you feel at home. Thomas the manager is sweet and always ready to be helpful. The apartment are clean with a fully equipped kitchen and there is a grill for the guests use. I think this is heaven on earth. Sandie

Room Tip: All the rooms are great but I like the ones facing the ocean directly but all rooms have a view of t...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Mantaray07, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2011

18 years and counting! Just think the next time you arrive you will be met with fabulous new living rooms!! You are going to love the upgrades and we cannot wait to see you next month!!
I know it is only four weeks but it sure seems longer than that until we get together again!!

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Additional Information about Manta Ray Inn

Address: 1715 S Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-2431
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#6 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range: £157 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Ray Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our one- and two-bedroom suites are fully equipped to be your home away from home! We provide full daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, gas grills, heated pool, complimentary movies, on-site laundry facilities, beach toys for your children. Forgot your sunscreen, beach umbrella or sand pail? Don't worry -- we are here to help you out! Rest and enjoy that cocktail as the sun sets and the children play in the sand. We have everything else covered. Hit the beach, hit the pool ... Leave the rest to us. Need to print your boarding pass? No problem! Let the office know and you can do it when the manager is there daily! Want to do something different? Ask us and we will help with creative and fun activities for all of you no matter what your preference! We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable. ... more   less 
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Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
Manta Ray Motel
Manta Ray Inn Hollywood, Florida

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