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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

Just twelve rooms with kitchens facing the Atlantic, great place to kick back and enjoy the hours. The barbecue and picnic tables offer the opportunity to meet your neighbors and exchange good food and strong drinks. We've returned to Inn many times in the last twenty years, and it still remains high on our destination list. You will find many...

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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you were happy with your stay at the Manta Ray Inn. The beach cannot be beat and we are glad that you enjoyed the service provided by our Manta Ray Inn staff. They all go out of their way to make sure that all of your needs are met and we cannot wait to have you...

Kaneohe, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Felt like I was staying in someone's beach house. I rented the one bedroom on the first floor facing the beach courtyard. Clean, comfortable with that old South Florida vibe. Kitschy quaint decorations, ceiling fans, AC in bedroom, fishies on the shower curtain and handsoap container, well stocked galley kitchen. Only stayed one night but this would be great for...

2Thank sandtourist
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you found the Manta Ray Inn everything that you wanted for your one night stay! Our staff do their best to make sure that you feel at home and it would seem that they succeeded and so please come back to see us and let us knock your socks off!!!!! See you soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2013

The Manta Ray Inn is a very nice, clean, well maintained inn directly on the Hollywood, Florida beach. The view from the porch is great. The rooms are small suites with solid wicker furniture in the living room, a large HD Samsung TV with a DVD/VCR player (bring some of your old videos). The kitchen is tiny but fully functional...

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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

It was really great to have your entire group with us at the Manta Ray Inn. You are definitely part of the Manta Ray Inn family now and we do hope that you will continue to come and visit us and also stay in touch. A few photos of your group would be great for us to share on our...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We just came back from Manta Ray Inn, We stayed June 24 thru June 28. We loved it. The room was our own little apartment. It had everything. Full kitchen with all the cooking supplies. Even 2 Weber Grills that we cooked everynight on. We loved the pool and the location was perfect on the beach. It was like a...

1Thank shelly80
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure for you to share your honeymoon with us at the Manta Ray Inn!! You little one was a welcome addition to our Manta Ray Inn family and it was definitely a lot of fun to see the three of you enjoying our beautiful resort!! Looking forward to you all coming back again and seeing us...

Washington DC
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We were absolutely delighted with our stay at Manta Ray Inn. This modest two-story motel located directly on the beach is a place that reminded us of how Miami/Hollywood was in a simpler time; no high-rise living, walking out of your room onto the beach, grilling and eating your dinner with an ocean view. The apartments are completely furnished with...

1Thank Richard F
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

Our Manta Ray Inn family were thrilled with your comments about our little piece of heaven. We appreciate all your kind words but most of all thank you for staying with us and becoming immersed in our little piece of old Florida where you can still walk right out onto the sand from your full apartment and sip a glass...

Lyme, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We spent a long weekend at The Manta Ray-- a family get-together for mom's 90th! There were visitors from 7 months to 90 years, from all over the United States (and world!) We did some things "off-campus", but the most enjoyable times were hanging on the beach, at the pool, lounging on the lawn, having a fantastic pot-luck barbeque-- the...

1Thank eileenzee
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

I cannot tell you how much fun it was to watch your entire family laugh and enjoy every aspect of our Inn!! Everyone was so delightful and it is so great to see a family make the time to get together for a really fun occasion!! It was definitely our pleasure as a family to have your family with us!!...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 June 2013

My husband and I went with our two boys. It was super convenient to the beach and other attractions! We loved that the room was very clean and comfortable. The owners/staff were professional and very helpful and would stay here again in the future!

3Thank southernchica
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

The kids were great and you all seemed to be having a great time!! That makes us feel like we really accomplished something. We definitely love to have new families join our family and we cannot wait for you to come back and see us again!! Stay in touch!

Bellevue, Nebraska
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stayed here because of the reviews on trip advisor. All the positive reviews were accurate. We did not meet the staff right away due to a late flight and check in. Even though the staff works 10am-4pm, they accommodated our late check in. Everyone was friendly and wanted to make sure you had an enjoyable experience. We booked the...

1Thank ShannonF70
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Manta Ray was everything that you wanted it to be!! Check out our new video on our website! Late night arrivals are never a problem for us and even though we are small we do our best to provide you with the best possible experience! You...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2013

There is not much more to be said that has not been said already. This is a gem of a hotel owned and operated by a great family. We arrived and while walking to the office were greeted by name by Donna. "We've been expecting you!" After taking care of business she toured the room with us, pointing out all...

2Thank Langley
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

It was so great to meet you both! You are now part of the Manta Ray Inn family and we cannot wait until you come back and stay with us again. Next time, we will try to be a little be lighter on the rain!!! So glad that we "exceeded" your expectations!! See you soon.

Berwick, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I read the previous reviews before booking into the Manta Ray and basically all the positive reviews are accurate. Professional staff, courteous service, friendly and respectful guests are all here. Complaints? Well the AC issue mentioned by another critic is fair (no central AC means uneven cooling) but I would not have noticed or cared if I hadn't read that...

3Thank ceciliahodder
Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us at the Manta Ray Inn. Our staff were so excited when they read your review! They each try to make every stay with us "exceed" the guest experience. Your comments are very helpful to us in moving forward and making the Manta Ray Inn a place for all to...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Manta Ray Inn

Address: 1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Price Range: $271 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Ray Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
Manta Ray Motel
Manta Ray Inn Hollywood, Florida
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#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#6 Business Hotel in Hollywood
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“All rooms have an ocean view, but you must call in advance because of the loyal clientele.”
 of 5 bubbles pmurphy34, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“second floor has best views of beach”
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“Bring your bikes!!!!”
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“We liked paying the little extra to face the ocean directly, not a side view.”
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