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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I stayed 3 nights here while visiting family for Thanksgiving. We chose it for its proximity between the beach and family in the area. We had no idea what to expect and feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon such a special place. We couldn't be more pleased with the studio suite accommodations. The owners literally have... More 

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beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your thoughtful and detailed review of the Desoto. We are grateful when our guests see the little details that make a big difference in your stay with us. And, thank you for the tasty apple torte, it was delicious! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. And we are so happy that... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This, our second stay at the Desoto, was even better than our first (three years ago). Only steps away from a gorgeous beach, we made good use of the free beach chairs, towels and umbrellas this time. We were in a well appointed room, with all amenities. Lots of nice eating spots nearby. We liked the Teppenyaki buffet. We also... More 

Thank Vik_1216
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Each time we read a return guests reviews we are overwhelmingly humbled. Knowing that they enjoyed themselves enough to come back makes every detail attended to well worth it, but reading a review that they are willing to share with other readers on TripAdvisor reminds us how very important it is to appreciate the love and joy of each guest... More 

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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant surprise awaited us when we arrived at the DeSoto. We stayed in A spacious suite with a comfortable kitchenette. The room was spotless and well cared for. The surrounding gardens are lush with a botanical garden feel. Outside nooks for dining, relaxing or quiet conversation are available for each unit. Close proximity to the beach makes this place... More 

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beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

We love to surprise our guests with the little extras that await them. It thrills us when a guest recognizes the cleanliness of the accommodations, so thank you for seeing the little things that make all the difference in a good place to call a "home away from home". Thank you, Steve More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at The Desoto for almost four months. The owner and his partner were always there to help if needed, The beach is a couple hundred feet away with the most wonderful boardwalk (broadwalk) to bike and run for miles without cars to really worry about it. I didn't feel like we... More 

Thank Jarrett P
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we love our location too, we'll try harder to make your stay a five star stay the next time. Steve More 

Walnut Creek, Ca
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97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a two week trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely, low-key boutique charm and complimentary amenities--beach, chairs, towels and bikes. We enjoyed popping down the 1/2 block to the beach for a dip or sunrise view. We initially arrived right after 5 PM so we were greeted by... More 

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beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Dear AvidTraveler48, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that there was not more information available to you with your late arrival, we are addressing that in our guest welcome/information booklet which is in each apartment. The information should have been there, it may have been removed by a previous guest, we're sorry... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peace and quiet, clean, just a walk to the beautiful emerald and blue water to swim in or get some sun. More action just a few minutes away if you like the bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Also, just minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport! I would definitely return. Great for an off the beaten path business stay, family vacations,... More 

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beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you found the "treasure" with a stay at the Desoto. Thanks for reminding us of how lucky we are to be close to everything, yet feel like were miles away from civilization. Your review is special because it touches on all of those little things guests are looking for when they plan a getaway. Thank you... More 

Washington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a tranquil place to stay, yards from the beach. The hosts, Josias & Steve were so lovely and very helpful. There are bikes, fishing rods & beach chairs available and it's a lovely ride along to the boardwalk. The apartment was extremely clean and well equipped. The gardens are so pleasant for a chill out, and very well kept,... More 

Thank Janblan3
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Wow! When a guest pays such close attention to all the little extras offered at our inn, we are happy that we're here to make their holiday memorable. Today is "respond to reviews day" for me, since we've had a very busy autumn season, so I am truly grateful to you, and all of our guests who have chosen to... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I booked the Desoto Inn for a weekend beach escape and it worked out great. Steve (proprietor) showed us around when we got there. Beautiful courtyard with lush plants, gazebos, even tropical birds. Room was clean and well appointed. They are very eco-friendly, which was nice to see. The property is literally about 50 steps from a... More 

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beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Gosh, your review is so nice. Thanks to a dedicated housekeeping staff, a great handy person, I have the privilege to reply to such a kind and thoughtful review. Thank you for noticing the little things that make the inn special, and thanks for being environmentally conscious. It's why we have gone solar, and why we go the extra step... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Me and my husband run from our home as hurricane Hermine hit North Florida and we found a cozy place operated by family members. Everything inside apartment was clean, spotless, in nice shape and esthetically arranged, kitchen was fully equipped. Outside apartments there is a nice garden with garden sofas, natural gazibos, grill, coffee maker, books, etc. Bicycles for free.... More 

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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

While we hope the hurricanes are gone for the season, we would still love to be your "port in the storm", storm or no storm. Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are grateful to you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you noticed the "clean and spotless" accommodations we offer, and thrilled that you... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I spent three nights in an efficiency. The setting was very relaxing, financially affordable and very close to the beach. The grounds are well manicured with a variety of plants and areas where you can sit and relax alone or with a small group for private conversation. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable for two adults, suites are... More 

1 Thank Anna P
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review Anna, I am very happy that you were happy with your stay at the inn. I've never really thought about the "stones throw" from the beach, I've always said "just footsteps to the beach", but now, after an experiment with a stone from the parking area, I've discovered that you are quite... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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, efficiencies and one bedroom apartments. Free parking, bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Tropical gardens with gazebos and bbq. Many amenities. Warm and friendly staff. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Desoto Inn

Address: 315 Desoto Street, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly The Desoto Oceanview Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Price Range: $170 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Desoto Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
The Desoto Oceanview Hotel Hollywood
The Desoto Inn Hollywood, Florida
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
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“They are all equally good. We stayed in F.”
 of 5 bubbles hgd68, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just talk to Steve and tell him what you want... if he can accommodate he will!”
 of 5 bubbles Planner1250, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure....seems all rooms are nice...depends on the size you're looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles 567annap, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the apartment boarding the street and enjoyed the the lovely seabreeze. At night”
 of 5 bubbles 265fritsz, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“End unit was spacious and light.”
 of 5 bubbles cat0lina, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
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