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Manta Ray Inn in Hollywood, FL

Manta Ray Inn in Hollywood, FL

Specialties

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 is!

We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable!!

History

Established in 1992.

My husband and I bought the Manta Ray Inn August 1 1992 and hurricane Andrew was our first initiation to the United States. Moving from Ontario with our two very small children it was a definite experience to be in a different country all allow with a new business and no friends or support and have a category 5 hurricane.  Well after being out of business for four months before we made our first mortgage payment we found out that we are a very strong family and although our children were small they helped and grew to love the Inn that we feel is home to so many families!! We pride ourselves on being the best kept secret in Hollywood.  On the ocean with beautiful one and two bedroom apartments that we take care of as if they are where we live because in fact we do love the Manta Ray Inn and all of the wonderful guests that are now part of the Manta Ray Family.  We have grown over the past 20 years and our son is now the manager of our wonderful little Inn. Oceanfront and Quiet!!

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.00

Address: 1715 S Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL, 33019
  • Mon: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Comments (6):

1. howard s.
We stopped in Manta Ray Inn not having prior reservations.  This 12 unit inn immediately appealed to me.  It is well laid out, right on the beach, very clean and comfortable.  We have a 2 bedroom suite.  It has a nice kitchenette and a great view of the ocean.  

While it is not a big mega resort with tons of facilities, what it does have is fantastic access to a very nice beach and perhaps the nicest, most attentive service I have ever seen.

My family's adjectives include, comfortable, cozy, friendly service, right on the beach, they don't skimp on anything.  Manta Ray Inn has a comforting, old fashioned, family warmth.

We will definitely look forward to a return visit.

12/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Amaryllis S.
This place is a gem. It sits right on the beach. The owners are thoughtful and kind and genuinely interested in making guests feel at home. The setting is intimate and cozy, with picnic tables with benches and a BBQ in the garden -- overlooking the beach. The suites are large and have a fun South Florida vibe. Also, this hotel is amazingly child friendly! The owners went out of their way to set us up with not only a high chair and a crib, but also an improvised bathtub, because our son was afraid of the shower. One housekeeper even did our dishes several times because she saw I had my hands full with my toddler. Also, there's a big chest full of sand toys, beach balls, etc. on the beach -- my son was in heaven. All of us felt welcome at the Manta Ray Inn. I recommend reading the reviews on trip advisor -- the Manta Ray is ranked #1 in hotels in Hollywood, FL, and for a reason. It really is as amazing as the reviews say, no catch.

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Ingrid M.
I am thoroughly disappointed in my very short experience there this past weekend. Easter Sunday to be exact.   What happened in this short time?  Nothing less than the most uncomfortable experience I've ever encountered for no reason what so ever.

The weather was beautiful, the beach was just right and I felt inspired to take the drive from (West Kendall) Miami, FL. to Hallandale beach to take in the views, relax during an extremely stressful period in my life and wanted to entertain an idea to look into what the weekly rate would be to stay at the Manta Ray Inn.  Yes I could've just called but I wanted to really get the feel for the place before committing to anything.

So I hopped in the car, made my way to Hallandale and picked up some lunch too. When I arrived and walked around the Inn's grounds, I figured before I go in the office with all this food to instead eat it at the one of the 3-4 EMPTY tables they had ocean side.

I was there for no more than 10 minutes and this woman (which I soon came to find was the owner) comes charging right towards me, dead eye contact and looked at me as if I was on the property with an "up to no good" kind of look. I immediately felt extremely uncomfortable.

She asked if I was currently a guest at the Inn and I told her that I wasn't but was interested.  That for years my family went to the one next door and that I was interested in looking in the weekly rate (since I was thinking of going a week that my family does not go to their timeshare). She responded very quickly with the rate and then KICKS ME OUT!  My favorite part of what she stated was: Since we are family based we do our best to reserve this area for the families and guests of the Inn.

I looked around as she said that and quickly was reminded that I was the only person sitting there. THE ONLY ONE! AND I'M A POTENTIAL GUEST!! So my response was: No problem I understand.  My inside voice was actually stating this (and thank goodness for Yelp to be able to give me the voice to do this):  

You are acting more like corporate America than a family based business.  It's Easter Sunday (whether you celebrate it or not), no one is around and I'm a potential guest to your Inn. You don't know the factors that brought me here and even consider this place. This is how you treat potential guests?  I'll take my business elsewhere.  Probably just stick to the amazing place just next door to you too. UNBELIEVABLE!

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Dc A.
Beautiful location right by the beach, perfect place to chill for a few days. Have stayed here a few times, and look forward to come back again.

14/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Paul P.
The Convention hotel down the street was full. So I was given the task of finding reasonable accomodations for my wife and I. I found the Manta Ray Inn. I reviewed the website and the one review on Yelp. It looked like it could work.

I contacted the Manta Ray via email to make reservations. They replied promptly and requested I pay for one night in advance. I gave them my credit card number and faxed them a signed authorization.

We arrived at the Manta Ray at about 5:00 p.m. Parking was conveniently right next to the building. We were greeted and shown to our very spacious apartment. It had a livingroom/kitchen area with a refridgerator, sink, oven, stovetop, coffee maker and microwave. The bedroom had two full size beds with homey comforters. The Air Conditioning unit was in the bedroom and the room was nice and cold. A clean bathroom with a hairdryer and a fresh new bar of Irish Spring soap completed our apartment. It did take a few minutes for the hot water to come on in the shower but eventually it did, and we were comfortable.

We watched Monday night football on the 41inch flat panel TV and then went to sleep. The Manta Ray was very quiet.

The next day, my wife went to the convention and I was able to walk the Boardwalk, walk on the beach, sit outside my room and enjoy the ocean view or (don't tell anyone) get on the Manta Ray's free wifi internet and check my office emails.

At half the price of the resort hotel this place was truly a bargain and we really enjoyed our stay. The only thing that kept this from being a five star review was the beds were very soft. If they had been firmer, I would not hesitate to give this a five star rating. That said, if we come back next year, we are going to be staying at the Manta Ray again.

Thank you for a great visit.

14/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Mimi L.
Stayed here for two nights and loved it! I've always dreamed of staying in a property literally on the beach... And this was it!

The apartment we stayed in was fully equipped. Large TV in the living room with cable, also a TV in the bedroom. The apartment was really cosy and homely we really didn't want to leave. Oh and the beds were SUPER comfortable.

They are also very generous with the amount of necessities they give you for free - e.g bathing towels & flannels, beach towels, complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and many more. There is a safe in a cupboard in each apartment. You can also use the grills/BBQ equipment, beach chairs and beach/water toys. They give you many instructions & useful information in a folder. Everything in the apartment worked well and was very easy to use we had no problems.

The proximity to the beach is so close, part of the building is on top of the sand.

To top it off their customer service is amazing! From beginning to end every single member of staff we encountered was very happy, friendly and helpful. The owner (the son) was very nice, helpful and accommodating from beginning to end. Great service means everything!

I would definitely stay again and recommend.

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0