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Manta Ray Inn
Ranked #3 of 69 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, ON
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“The perfect combination of”
Reviewed 15 June 2010

Our stay at Manta Ray in was a delight. The hosts are wonderful, friendly people who go out of their way to make everybody's stay extra enjoyable. They were flexible and able to meet out slightly out-of-the-ordinary needs. It's a small hotel with a personal feel, right on the ocean, with a nice swimming pool on site. The rooms aren't fancy but they are pleasant and comfortable, fully stocked kitchenette had everything we needed. Our kids (9 & 13) loved playing in the surf, collecting shells, and even digging in the sand. Plenty of nature activities nearby too, with easy outings to John Lloyd State Park and the Anne Kolb Nature Centre.

The Manta Ray is in Hollywood FL, which is a smaller, friendlier town between Ft Lauderdale and Miami. It is located on a stretch of beach that is just ten minutes walk to the Broadwalk (which has shops and restaurants). Perfect compromise of being near the action, but in a much quieter and less crowded section.

Thanks! I hope we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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milwaukee, wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

My wife and I have stayed at Manta Ray Inn during the last weeks of November and start of Decemeber for several years and will return again in Nov. 2010. It is full time enjoyment. Everything is first rate including the owners, the suites, the location right on the ocean, the rates, the room cleaning service, the nice people who stay here. We have never been disappointed. The only disappointment is when the day comes and we have to leave. Anyone looking for "a sure thing" will find it at Manta Ray Inn.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

This was my third year staying at the Manta Ray. My sister, brother-in-law and nephew stay for 2 weeks every March and I meet them for 6 days.

Location: You can't get better. You open your door and you are looking at the beach! Within 20 feet you are ON the beach. The broadwalk is a 7 minute walk and it has been updated. Beautiful for a leisurely walk or run. Restaurants on the beach.....just beautiful.

Hotel: This is not a fancy hotel but it is comfortable. The beds are extremely comfortable....I have the best sleep! Fans in living room and bedroom. Air conditioner in bedroom. Flat screen tv in living room and another tv in the bedroom.The hotel provides beach loungers and chairs, beach towels, use of a bbq, fridge, stove, toaster, dishes, pots, cutlery etc in your room. Also, free Wifi. The swimming pool is behind the motel...it is shared with another motel but it is not a problem at all. It is actually good that the pool is behind the motel because on windy days at the beach it is perfect at the pool because it is protected from the wind. The owners Donna, Dwayne and their son Thomas are very warm and friendly. I love going to a place where people know you....it makes you feel so welcomed. Each year when I have been there they have made a wonderful bbq dinner for all the guests to thank them for their patronage. There are 11 rooms so it is quaint and I see the same people from year to year.....I believe that fact tells you something. Gerry cleans the rooms....he is so conscientious.....a very nice man. He works extremely hard to make sure your room is clean and stocked.
The hotel is close to restaurants and shopping....a car is useful...Aventura Mall, DSW, Target etc... Parking spot included at the motel.
I am already booked for next year and looking forward to a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I have stayed at Manta Ray for one month periods of time and have come back many times since I first came in 2006.

The staff (Donna, Dwayne, Thomas and Jerry), the room, and other guests are all great and make for a positive experience.

The place is quiet and laid back and so I can work from the room and use the free internet. I have sent and received overnight packages, letters and faxes using the main office for assistance.

I am an avid walker and the Broadwalk is along the best stretch of beach in Florida. Shopping and restaurants are convenient as well.

I love Hollywood Beach and Manta Ray and have and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled solo
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toronto
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

What's not to love? The Manta Ray has a pool and is also just steps from the beach! It is quiet,comfortable, and very relaxing. There is a barbecue for guest use, and you can dine at one of the tables provided outside. A wonderful spot to unwind and relax.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Boone, Iowa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2010

We have been going to the Manta Ray Inn for about a dozen years which tells you we like it a lot. The owner/operators are on site most of the time and their warmth and charm have led us to become good friends. The property is always clean and they update the facilities every year. It is a charming 11 unit hotel just a few steps from the beach. The courtyard is a perfect place to get together at five o'clock for one's favorite drink and snacks. Periodic cook outs by the owners are a real treat and allows the guests to get acquainted. Dwain's grilled chicken and salmon are delicious! We look forward to our 2 months there every year!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Duluth, MN
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

This was our first time at the Manta Ray Inn and we're hoping to go back again! Awesome view from room 206. We had the windows open the entire time listening to the sounds of the ocean. Very clean and comfortable room. Super comfy king size bed. Awesome staff!
Thanks everyone. Has a nice shared pool, parking, beach chairs, gas grill to use too.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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
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