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The Desoto Inn
Ranked #13 of 72 Hotels in Hollywood
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We spent the last week of our 3 week Winter Getaway at the Desoto Oceanview Inn. Our room (E), had all the amenities one could need. The Inn is far enough away from the noise and crowds on the Broadwalk, but close enough to ride bikes to.
Very clean, which is top priority for us when picking a spot. Complimentary bicycles, books to read, BBQ grill, beach chairs and towels and so much more. Beautiful well tended gardens with plenty of seating, tables to eat etc.
Close to the beach and Broadwalk for jogging, biking, and walking. Several good restaurants nearby too.
Our unit had new furnishings and bedding. The cookware, dishes, blender, are top notch as well.
Steve, the manager of the Desoto is so nice and was right there if we had any questions or needed something.
We enjoyed the private and quiet beach just steps away from our room.
We didn't want to leave and are planning our next visit already!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015

Thank you so much for your nice review, we love it when you notice our commitment to "green", it's our small way of making sure that when you do have to leave, we've helped you lessen your holiday footprint. We're glad you are planning a return trip, we'll be waiting for your arrival.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

If you are looking for a quiete place with your own kitchen you are absolutely right here. Here are the most important information: the hotel is located in a neighbourhood with mostly low buildings, still no mass tourismus. Entering the apartment you find a well equipped space, no carpet. You hardly will miss anything in the kitchen, all is there including a nice knife block and a blender. In 2 minutes you are already at the beach. Bycicles are a courtesy offer of the hotel, everybody can use them, as well as equipement for the beach as chairs & sand toys. you will find tables and chairs in the garden, very nice place for taking breakfast. If you need a daily cleaning service of the room: that is not included. During our stay we had no room service and did the houshold ourselves, including to get rid of the rubbish, wish we separated (bins are just in front of the hotel). We loved our stay and will definitly try to come back. One last word: the owner are very friendly ande gentle!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review of the Desoto, and thank you for sharing it. It is so nice to to read your lovely comments. I am glad you like being close to the beach, it is one of my favorite things about living at the inn. I am also happy that you found your apartment comfortable. Please remember to ask about housekeeping help the next time you are with us, or even when you call for a reservation, we can offer you additional help. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

I usually write my reviews right after returning from my travels. But this time was different because I had such mixed feelings. My husband and I stayed at the DeSoto for a week in December in Unit E. The overall experience was very good. Loved the location - away from the honky tonk of the Broadwalk, but close enough to bike to. Loved having bikes and used them every day to explore the area. Our unit was the perfect size and configuration with a king bed and small kitchen, and beautiful terrazzo floors. Everything was very clean and functional. The big problem was no fault of the DeSoto. it came from a noisy neighbor directly behind our unit only a few feet from our windows. He played his guitar and sang (badly) ALL DAY. Once in the middle of the night, we were awakened by last smashing and crashing sounds. Then a lot of yelling, and finally the police. The next day we spoke to Steve, the manager, about it. He was very apologetic, and said he would speak to the owner about it. Later he reported that it was over, and it should now all be fine. Well, within a day the singing, guitar playing and loud music was back. It didn't ruin our vacation, but it did tarnish what could have been a top ten. So disappointing, as we would definitely go back otherwise.

Room Tip: Avoid Unit E - noisy neighbor directly behind.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

We hope that the "worst of times" portion of your stay has been resolved by recent actions we have been able to take. Through a great deal of our due diligence and persistence, the owners of the Magic Motel behind us have sold the building. All of the terrible tenants that were a disturbance to the entire neighborhood have been evicted and are gone! Besides our thankful guests, the entire neighborhood is grateful that I have taken over management of the building. The new owners have re-named it Beach Breeze, and it will be closed through the summer and fall to renovate. Thank you for your review, I hope that you will come back, peace and quiet has returned!

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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

You can tell that the owners really love this place. Just steps away from the beach, a beautiful garden (we had breakfast and lunch on the tables outside everyday), free bicycles and beach chairs, a safe and peaceful neighborhood, clean and comfortable rooms with plenty of towels, kitchen utensils so you can cook your own grub, an ice cream truck that comes by with tasty treats...and really quiet - a great getaway. We will definitely return...

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am happy that everything was perfect, and hope you will come back often. That ice cream truck is really the best. It reminds me of the ice cream truck that used to come through my neighborhood when I was a kid in St. Louis. Have a great 2014.

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

It's been 2 weeks since I left my friends at The Desoto Inn :( The staff here know how to make you feel right at home, they truly care about your stay with them! The location is just steps away from a uncrowded section on Hollywood beach ( hard to find) and walking distance to a couple of fun restaurants. If you want, the Inn Keeper (Steve) offers bikes and in just a short ride you can head down the boardwalk to all the action! When you return to your quiet hideaway you can relax under a palm tree or a grass roofed dining room, BBQ or just take a nap in your comfy, nicely appointed room. The rooms are spotless clean, and have everything you need! You do not need to bring anything! My husband was relocated to Fort Lauderdale and we were looking for a place to stay for several months while we found your new home. Steve, Wendy and Bob quickly became our friends and made us feel right at home. We felt safe, and frankly didn't want to leave, This is the only place on Hollywood beach I would recommend to my friends and loved ones! Thank you all for a smooth transition. Hugs to you all. Julie & Scott Allen

Room Tip: Every room is nice, some are bigger but all are clean and have all you need.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

We never get tired of hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay at one of our inns. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for being our friends.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for five nights at the Desoto Inn. I can best desribe it is just a comfortable place to unwind. We had a studio style apartment/room. It was fully stocked with everything you need. There was a full size fridge, stove and microwave, even a blender for margaritas. If you are looking for a chrome and glass tower go to $outh Beach or Fort Lauderdale. If you want to enjoy the ocean 75 steps away and don't mind making the bed take a look at the Desoto. There were beach chairs and bikes, not new but certainly usable. My wife and I rode up to the Hollywood Broadwalk on bikes. Just a nice comfortable place to unwind and enjoy.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

One of my favorite things to do is to read the TripAdvisor reviews from our guests. Every review is unique, and every review provides an opportunity to say thank you again for the wonderful guests that stay with us. Without your input, advice and kindness, we simply wouldn't be what we are - a comfortable, clean and quiet respite from the busy world around us. Thank you for your kind review, I am so happy you like the bikes, they are true beach bikes, a little rust, a little funky, but all in good pedaling condition. We pledge to keep things the way they are, and improve on all that needs improving.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

a bit of paradise. don't tell too many people. I don't want it to change. exceptional service. very clean. excellent kitchen. terrific bed. easy access and parking. care as it was meant to be. laid back; unpretencious; enervating.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Thank you so much for your review, I love it when guests get it, and you hit the nail on the head - laid back, unpretentious and enervating; you've provided the perfect words on how we'd like to describe the inn. No amount of hype can say what you've said with three simple adjectives. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We'll try to keep it "the best kept secret" on Hollywood beach.

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Additional Information about The Desoto Inn

Address: 315 Desoto St, Hollywood, FL 33019-4501 (Formerly The Desoto Oceanview Inn)
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range: £84 - £222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Desoto Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely seaside inn, nestled between beautiful parks, the intracoastal and the azure Atlantic. Footsteps to a very private beach. Minutes from attractions. Extremely clean, award winning studios and efficiencies. Free parking, bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Tropical gardens with gazebos and bbq. Many amenities. Warm and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Desoto Oceanview Hotel Hollywood
The Desoto Inn Hollywood, Florida

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