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“Great place for families!”
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Manta Ray Inn
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Booked a week in early April at the Manta Ray for me, my mom, my sister and 2 nephews. It's a great inn that is kept in terrific shape by the family that owns and manages the property. We had an upstairs 2 bdrm that was perfect. We were right on the beach. The patio basically ends with sand and ocean! The inn supplies beach chairs, beach towels and kid's beach toys and sports 2 bbqs available to guests for grilling. One afternoon the staff treated all of us to a hot dog lunch! There is a washer/dryer on site (for use after housekeeping hours and for a small fee). The inn is a short walk from the start of the Broadwalk. This is perfect since the area where the Inn is stays quiet and sane but you can walk to where the action is if you prefer. There is parking for each room and access to a shared pool with the condo bldg. immediately behind the inn. The staff is very professional, friendly and eager to help. I highly recommend the Manta Ray. When traveling again with family, we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the family atmosphere that we have tried so hard to achieve here at the Manta Ray Inn. We know that your vacation time is short and very valuable to you and your family so thank you for staying with us and now becoming a member of the Manta Ray Inn family!! Making your vacation stress free is really the goal of our entire staff and we will definitely be sharing this review with them. They loved having you and the kids were great!!
See you soon.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This was our first visit, we chose this hotel because of the Trip Advisor reviews and they were correct. We found the room very clean and homey. We were right on the beach, literally. Our room on the first floor was the closest one to the beach. The water is really pretty at Hollywood Beach. It is a hike to the dining and bars so I would warn older people or those with physical problems to be aware of this. Overall the place was exactly as advertised, well kept and on the beach. I think that this would be ideal for a family as beach chairs and umbrellas are supplied and the kids could be at the beach all day, just steps from the room.

Room Tip: The ocean view room are best.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

The Manta Ray Inn Staff were thrilled to ready your review and find out that they "exceeded" your expectations. We cannot wait for you to return to the Manta Ray Inn again for another short getaway!!! It is so nice to have new Manta Ray Inn family members! Stay in touch!!

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Sadly, we were only able to stay one night on our way south. However, this was long enough to form an opinion. Nice staff, thoughtful touches, clean and great location on the beach. I only hope that they stay and don't sell out to some giant high rise, as we'd love to come back some day for a longer stay!

Room Tip: Can't speak for the others, but 101 was really nice.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Wow!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your very, very, very short stay with us and hope that the next time you will make the Manta Ray Inn your final destination so that we can really show you some very old fashion hospitality!! Stay in touch and come back as soon as you can!!

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was our first visit to the Manta Ray and hopefully will be the first of many more to come. We were pleasantly surprised to find this homey location further enough away from the broadwalk to be quiet, but close enough to walk there. We had a second floor apartment with an excellent view. Almost every room has a great view as far as I can tell.

The best thing is being right on the beach. Waking up to the sunrise with the first cup of coffee of the day and spending the day at the beach were the best! Having a cocktail at night overlooking the ocean isn't shabby either!

The owners and staff were wonderful! Great hospitality and very welcoming! They tried to make us all feel like we were a part of the Manta Ray family. The guests were great and it was nice to meet and chat with folks, most who have been coming annually for years. The only downside to this is I'm afraid we won't have a room to stay in come next year because the competition is so stiff!

I researched many locations, and this one of the very few who had daily housekeeping, a free parking space, beach towels and chaise lounges, and free wifi. You can eat out or stay at home and cook on the grill or in your own kitchenette. The management organizes a "hot dog lunch" weekly for the guests and an occasional courtyard cookout in the evening, which unfortunately we were going to miss because we had to go home ( to the cold, snow and wind).

I hope we are fortunate enough to visit and stay again next year. I already miss the warm sunshine, sound of the waves, and swaying palm trees! Hope to see you all again next year!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

It was lovely to have you stay with us and get to know another part of the new Manta Ray Inn Family!! Perhaps you will hit it right next time and there will be a barbeque!! Please remind us as you check in so we can see if we can make it happen. Having such wonderful and easygoing guests really makes our job a lot of fun and the staff were thrilled to read your review.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Our fourth stay at Manta Ray Inn and once again everything exceeded out expectations. Beach is perfect, apartment is clean and well-furnished, staff is competent and friendly, Broadwalk is close with all the restaurants and tempting activities. We'll be back again next year. It's our home away from the cold north.

Room Tip: second floor looking out on the beautiful beach is our choice.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Well it was another great year and it is so important to all of us here at the Manta Ray Inn to hear that we "exceeded" your expectations again this year! Always some type of surprise in store for
part of our Manta Ray Inn Family! We miss you already and everyone is counting the months until your return!! Keep in touch and stay warm!

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Manta Ray was recommended by another inn owner who couldn't accomodate our request. What a little gem. Beautiful beachfront units that are immaculate and well maintained. We arrived when they were having a pizza party for two of the families who were leaving and had been there for weeks. Everyone was friendly and helpful and welcoming. Just sorry we were only there for two nights and didn't have more time to spend there. Donna, Dwayne & Thomas really made sure we felt at home. Thank you so much for all your hospitality. We enjoyed...

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

We are so happy that you found the Manta Ray Inn and that we lived up to your expectations! It is always fun to have new guests stay with us and meet our return guests that are now more like family and that is why we say that the Manta Ray Inn family just keeps growing and we hope that you now feel part of that family!!! There is nothing that pleases us more than to put a smile on the face of a weary traveler! Thank you for sharing your very short getaway with us and we hope that you will return for a longer stay next time!!! Keep in touch!!

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great place. Great Location. Great management. Leave your worries behind. This is the place to be. Rooms are very comfortable. Casual. Cleaned every day. Kitchen. Living area. Bedroom. 25 feet from the ocean beach. Just step out your door. We have been here now several years and we plan to go back this year once again. The family that owns and operates Manta Ray Inn are very nice. Easy to be with. Always concerned about their guests. Very friendly and very professional. I could go on and on but won't. Do yourself a favor and make reservations now for 2014.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Wow, it will not be long until you are back again!!! The Manta Ray Inn family misses you and we definitely miss the joy that you bring to our little piece of paradise! Hurry back so we can relax and catch up!!

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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: £153 - £178 (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 Motel
Manta Ray Inn Hollywood, Florida

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