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Hotel Sheldon
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All reviewshollywood beachlobby doorocean viewbeach chairsperfect location rightoceanfront propertyaffordable hotelthe hotel staffamazing locationany requestsolder hotelwalk in closetice waterwithin walking distancemargaritaville resortbeds were comfortablewould definitely stay here again
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

We got there early Sunday (9am or so). They gave us our free parking pass even before we checked in, which was great since check in isn't until 3. The desk staff was very friendly.

We had a beach view room that was huge and clean. The bed was pretty hard, and had some weird plastic cover on the mattress (under the sheets of course) that was kinda annoying. But luckily I like my mattress a little firmer, didn't really bother me.. If you require a soft bed, you'll probably be disappointed.

The place is certainly under construction, and on the weekend it doesn't cause a problem, unless you're the kind of person that complains about the outside of a hotel looking like it's under construction.

On Monday morning we were woke up by construction noise at like 7:30, which was annoying after being up until 1am. Tuesday the construction didn't start until about 9:30am, which was fine for us since we generally get up at 9 or earlier.

The elevator is down right now, but seriously the hotel is 3 stories. TV was small..

Okay, here's the other great parts. It's a very reasonably priced hotel, literally on the beach. From your room, it takes two minutes to have your feet in the water. There are plenty of restaurants and bars both ways you walk, and a small convenience store a 1/2 block away. We had alot of fun. (Hint; Capones on N. Ocean, right behind the hotel, was amazing at 2am!)

If you're look for 5 star, this is not it. That's the hilton down the road and is gonna cost you $200-$400 per night. But if you're looking for an affordable hotel on the beach, that's clean, this is your place.

But if you're staying on the week nights, call and check on the construction, and bring your ear plugs.

Room Tip: Partial oceanview, king was great.
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank quota10
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

So here's a realistic experience of my recent 4 night stay at the Hotel Sheldon. I say realistic because after reading some reviews from people who nitpic just for the sake of it, you realize how unhelpful of a review it can be. Yes this hotel is undergoing construction and not finished yet, they say that on their website so nothing to hide there.

What's good: Clean room, clean beds (this is a big one as I'm a health inspector back home and trained to look for bed bugs and found no traces here). Quiet room as new windows are installed. New A/C unit that worked great. Very friendly staff that have beach chairs/towels/umbrellas free to use for the day. Location is amazing. Cable tv with lots of channels for movies etc.

What's normal for an older hotel: Hot water takes a while in the shower, loose faucette, some paint peeling in the washroom, older key style locks... etc but honestly this doesn't affect the quality of the stay.

Ammenaties that would be nice: The wifi didn't work in the room but there's lots in the area so found another one. Room phone. That's it.

This place will look amazing once fully done and the rooms have mostly been done already. Expect to hear some work outside during business hours as the exterior is being re-finished. Don't be turned off by everything you read on this site (for this and other places for that matter). If people expect a five star hotel when they are booking a two star and then complain about every little thing, just be glad you're not the one who has to be on the trip with all their negativity.

Hope this review helped, Cheers!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Midnightcity
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

The hotel was under renovation so the prices here are lower than any other oceanfront hotel in the area. The room was nice, but the elevator didn't work and I was on the third floor. The front desk girl Chelsea was helpful she carried our luggage, let us use the phone in the lobby (there are no phones in the rooms!), spent an hour helping us connect to the internet (WIFI DOESN'T WORK IN ROOMS! you have to sit in the common area on the 2nd floor to get wifi) and printed out maps and directions for all the places we needed to go. She was almost worth the fact that the housekeeper never touched our rooms, we had to ask for towels and coffee and make our own beds empty our own trash. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who just wants a place to sleep and spend the whole day out and about. If you're expecting a lot of accomodations from the hotel, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank mrmoz27
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

The location is superb and the service from all staff was fantastic! Yes, they are under construction, but never did it get noisy or interrupt our vacation. Yes, it is an older, smaller hotel, so we didnt' expect a 5 star facility, we really can't stomach paying 5 star prices just for a bed, so we wanted value and good location. It was moderately clean with comfortable beds and the location on the Hollywood boardwalk can't be beat! The attentiveness and willingness of the staff to accomodate any requests we had is what makes up for any construction inconvenience or lack of top notch quality facility!! And it's staffed 24/7! A lot of smaller places to stay on hollywood beach are not. We look forward to coming back a few more times, with our 3 kids sometime, and maybe with a few other couples for a beach getaway some other time!!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank jewelermagan
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

We arrived at about 3:00 pm on Monday , Feb. 21. Even the street are under major construction!! You must park up the street. The picture you see here is a lie! I will post my pics as soon as my sister sends them to me! Boarded up windows and holes Blue Plastic covering windows. Exposed wires and buckets of tools all over the hall ways! no elevator . When I called to ask about the room they did not say anything about renovations taking place not even on this site!!! Yikes! They charged me for a night because I refused to stay at all! Due to the condition of the place! Gross! When I send my cc company the pic on here and the ones we took that day we will def win!!!! We were staying near the water as we came to visit our mom in the Hospital and hoped the beach would bring a little sun to our trip! If you never want to sleep and be close to the beach it is right there. Way too congested! If your looking for something quite ,uhhhh no!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank sherrybees
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