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“Right On The Beach”
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Riptide Hotel
Ranked #12 of 71 Hotels in Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Petrozavodsk, Russia
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Right On The Beach”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We've been staying in Riptide in April 2014 for 13 nights. We occupied oceanfront room Nr.8 on the upper floor of South building with queen bed and sofa and stuunning veiw from the window. The beach was just few steps in front across the Hollywood Boardwalk. Live music and noise from Tiki Bar didn't annoyed us too much because we went to sleep late. The atmosphere in the bar was really lively and all staff was friendly and helpfull. For lunch and dinner I recommend the Mariott restaraunt which is very close to Roptide, only 3 min to walk. Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk itself is a good place to get sun, walking, jogging and biking. The nearest big places for shopping are Aventura Mall of Suuny Isles and Galleria of Ft. Lauderdale.
In total, I can say that Riptide Hotel is simple but pretty good place to get fun in Florida. We enjoyed our staying there very much.

Room Tip: Oceanfront room Nr.8 in South Building
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great location. Everything else was acceptable except the hotel bar staff. I found the majority of the staff to be snobby at best. After 7 days at the hotel with 3 groups of friends we all came to the same conclusion. The cleaning lady and the front desk clerk we friendly, pricing was great, beds were a little hard, rooms were clean, and the hotel is in a great location.

Room Tip: Visit ricks just a short stroll down the beach for the biggest shrimp cocktail I've ever seen.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

For an expensive and busy area, this hotel was a good value. Accommodations were good, not spectacular, though the staff was very friendly and helpful. The A/C in the room was exceptionally loud but kept the room nice and cool. The little kitchen area, with fridge, stove, microwave and coffeemaker - even dishes and utensils - was very appreciated. Nice vibe and service at the outdoor tiki bar, decent prices on drinks. Though they advertised live music every night - one of the reasons I booked the hotel - both nights we were there (Friday & Saturday) it was canceled due to rain earlier in the day…though the weather was totally clear after 6PM both nights. Hmmm.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Sandwich is delicious tuna sandwich and their salads. did not have anything from the menu not delish. We are regulars and Tarah is a great bartender always flashed a big smile. Great prices and great views over ice cold drinks served with a smile. Live music all day everyday

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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De Soto, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place has bare essentials but the location and view cannot be beat.

Breakfast (not free) is available at around $10. If you prefer to sip on coffee while watching the beautiful sunrise, I suggest you bring your own. The room had a pot but no coffee! Since the office didn't open until 8:00 or a little after, the coffee wasn't ready until 8:30 am. People were standing in line waiting.

I suggest the office open earlier or invest in a Bunn!

The Tiki hour happy our was great. Another time, bartender service was lacking.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Massapequa Park, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Riptide is a classic beachfront hotel, complete with Tiki Bar and daily musical entertainment for your beach vacation pleasure.

Don't expect fancy, its not.. expect clean, it is.
Don't expect stuffy (go a little further north up the Broadwalk for that,) expect friendly, it is..
On the other hand, don't expect top shelf liquor, there is none.. expect beer and wine and tasty frozen drinks, they got that handled..

They have breakfast, lunch and snacks at the bar, good selection, freshly cooked and table service on the patio as well. Try the guacamole, its freshly made and delicious.

For those that are so inclined, there are a few bicycles and chairs you can use for a morning ride or to sit on the beach. They are free, and as such, may or may not serve your purpose.. YMMV.

There is what is billed on the website, a "Gift Shop".. umm, no.. its a glass cabinet with a few items for sale. Grab a tank top for the ladies, guys- sorry, NO tanks for you!.. only T shirts.. ?? Mgmt: Seriously?.. what is that all about?

Oh yeah, it mentions scuba diving on the website.. However, not at the Riptide; you are on your own.
Mgmt: Maybe you can hook up with the dive shop over in Dania and actually be able to offer a deal to guests?
Another note to Mgmt: Please fix the in-room safes...

On any given day, you will find a great mix of locals, regulars and hotel patrons enjoying a break from the sun, enjoying a snack, or meeting up after work at the Tiki, its a fun crowd. Or if you like, sit at a table on the Broadwalk just feet from the sand and watch the surf, the people or the clouds...

Room Tip: Parking can be tight at times, as a rule, it's 1 car per room, ask about overflow parking right...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Front desk was awsome and a even better view. Nice and clean... Plus they have a bar on site with restaurant with tables right on the beach! This is a must come if you are coming to Hollywood Florida!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: Riptide Hotel
Address: 2300 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019-3518
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Hollywood
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#13 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#14 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Riptide Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riptide Hotel Tiki Bar & Restaurant is an oceanfront hotel located on the broadwalk in beautiful Hollywood Beach. We offer Live Music daily from 1pm-9pm at our Tiki Bar. It is the perfect place to relax, have a cold drink and a meal, listen to our talented Musicians and soak up the sun and gorgeous views of the best beach on the East Coast. Our rooms are simply furnished with kitchens containing all the glass & cookware essentials, flat screen TV's with cable and DVD players, WiFi, and more. We have many complimentary amenities available to our guests such as bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and more. Daily parking fee of $10. ... more   less 
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