Visiting Miami area for a week to watch a couple of England football matches at the Sun Life stadium, I wanted somewhere away from the High-rise impersonal service of the hotels on South/North beach.
I chose Manta Ray Inn due to it's location right on the beach and the good reviews it receives on TripAdvisor.
I arrived at around 6pm, 2 hours later than intended due to a flight delay. It's quite easy to find, being right on the beach and the parking is right on the side of the building. As I was late, there was an envelope on the door telling me the number of the car park space that I was to use and directions to go to the back door and lift the phone for further instructions. Went around and the phone connects you to the owners who apologised for not being able to wait around due to a family get together and gave me all the info I'd need to see me through to the next morning.
My room was on the top floor, of the classic 2 storey, L shaped motel. Nice big living room/kitchen area with a big fridge. Separate closet with a safe, then the bathroom with full stand up shower, and a large bedroom (mine had 2 separate beds). Free wi-fi throughout the motel, along with a large flat screen tv in the living room area and a slightly smaller flat screen in the bedroom with plenty of cable channels to choose from.
There is a large green area in front of the rooms, with 2 BBQ's and plenty of space to sit outside and eat. A row of sun loungers, and then a step down onto the lovely beach. Being a few hundred metres from the end of the Hollywood boardwalk this part of th beach is much quieter than the part slightly further North. In the mornings and evenings it felt like I had the beach to myself!
The owners are always around if you have any questions or issues and are very helpful and will go out of their way to sort out anything as quickly as possible.
Highly recommended, very realxing stay without all the nasty 'extra' surprise charges of the high rise horrors further south of Hollywood.
I'll be back!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
- Manta Ray Motel
- Manta Ray Inn Hollywood, Florida