We rented a unit for the months of June and July 2010 for my wife's mother to stay while she watched our newborn every day. Our house isn't big enough, and the price and location next to the beach was too good to pass up for the summer. Since we are local, we had the ability to take our time and walk all over Hollywood beach looking at tons of buildings and units, and were able to visually inspect units before deciding on where we would feel comfortable with the in-laws and a newborn to stay. While the building is older (as are ALL of the buildings in that area), the units are kept immaculately clean by Tammie and her staff. We would not have had our child stay in an unclean unit.
We dropped our son off every morning, and the location was perfect and allowed the in-laws to walk him on the beach before it got too hot, and again late in the day before we picked him up.
As I previously mentioned, the building is old, and during the two-month stay, there was an electrical problem once where late in the evening (at the height of electric usage) there wasn't enough power to run everything off of the circuit. Some of the outlets from some of the units were affected. Tammie came out right away, even though it was after hours, and was able to run an extension cord to power the air through another outlet that ran off of a different circuit, and had the electrician out early the next morning. Problem solved.
To me, there are things that may go wrong during a stay, and it's not so much that they go wrong, as certain things are outside the control of management, but how management deals with them. Tammie was incredible when it came to fixing that one problem right away, and was a pleasure to deal with regarding any other questions that arose during the summer. She was engaged with her guests, and always wanted to make sure that everyone was enjoying themselves.
We are alreeady planning for another lengthy stay next summer, and probably a shorter stay during winter break.
- Also Known As:
- The Caroline-Ocean Beach Hotel Hollywood
- The Caroline-Ocean Beach Hotels Hollywood, Florida