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Richard’s Motel in Hollywood, FL

Richard’s Motel in Hollywood, FL

Specialties

We offer you very clean rooms, friendly atmosphere, heated pool, washers and dryers, vending machines, and any other items that you might need to make your stay more comfortable. Including free Wi Fi internet.
In addition, there are BBQ facilities available. We offer cable TV, Two French TV Channels, and free long distance to continental U.S. and Canada.
Our lush landscape will complete the ambiance, with banana trees, tropical fruit trees, flowering gardenia bushes and tall swaying palms.
In this tropical paradise, you will find peace and enjoyment.
Centrally located to some of South Florida's famous casinos, beaches, airports and seaports, restaurants, entertainment, and fabulous shopping.
We can make your stay a memorable one.

History

Established in 1990.

Richard opened for business on May 10th 1990. Since then, for your enjoyment and comfort, we have one and two bedroom apartments, studios/efficiencies, small, regular and extra large hotel rooms with accommodations for single to family occupancy.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 2.13

Address: 1219 S Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL, 33020

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    Comments (8):

    1. Steffanie J.
    The staff has attitude and come in to check your room everyday, sometimes leaving notes on how to leave your room.

    There's a terrible flying termite problem!!! They swarm around the lights next to your door, god forbid you open it up.

    It's a hooker hotel, one time while doing laundry one came up to me asking if i smoked crack...........

    Free wifi? No. Regardless which signal you try to connect to it's not going to work.

    05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    2. Paige G.
    the women behind the front desk are rude, dismissive and unpleasant to deal with, especially the blonde with glasses and the one with short curly brown hair (french women).  the maid service is great, especially the black lady with long hair and always helped me deal with these french women's attitudes.  

    i am staying here now and was hung up yesterday (after a long day at the hospital) when i told them someone took the blanket out of my room for a second time.  i was also hung up on, laughed at and dismissed just a few minutes ago because i asked them about this white bird outside of my door in the cage... will not shut up and i am "home from work" due to sickness today.  

    i have a long day tomorrow and i need to get well for my job as a physician tomorrow.   this bird is really annoying and i have been pleasant/patient for too long now.  the people here must not be able to respond appropriately when someone is polite to them. they are  not helpful at all! i have been too nice for the last 5 weeks since coming here to live from ny due to hospital/doctor job shortage/reform, and they must have mistaken my kindness for weakness by the way they deal with guest complaints.  i am really looking forward to leaving in a few days.  never again will i stay here or recommend this roach/flea motel to my worst enemy.  the rooms are rented by the hour by prostitution as three couples checked into a single room at varous times during a single day.  i have already filed complaint last night with the police department (my uncle) about my missing item that they laughed about like it was nothing.  if it didnt mean something to me than i would not care but it was my daughters blanket that passed away from cancer last year... again these two french woman are always ready to fight by how they treat guests, and i have been nice until now... the squeaky wheel gets oiled unfortunately. its as if they do not know how to be respectful to other people until they realize just exactly who they are  dealing with!  five more days and then my house will be ready... thank god!

    11/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Laura H.
    If I could give negative stars, I would.  Worst place to stay, unless you like a camera watching your doorstep and daily room checks.  NO PRIVACY AT ALL.  And if they don't like something, they will kick you out and take your money.  You are not allowed to have visitors either.  Overall, horrible experience.  Staff is horrendous too.

    09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Adolfo H.
    The place is old, staff's incompetent,  rates totally preposterous.  If your stay in South Florida includes crystal meth and hookers, this location is ideal.

    07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Michael M.
    I stayed at this extended stay Motel for two weeks the last time I was in the Hollywood Florida area for work.

    I guess lets start with the good things. Cheap and Clean. Microwave and Fridge in my room. OK guess that was the short list.  

    The bad stuff well here is the list

    1. I think my mom worked here. Twice I came into my room with a list of how I should keep my room. Once telling me to take out the trash. The 1st time that this note was there I was a little annoyed since some of my stuff had just fell on the floor and was in whomever had inspected the room that days way. Oh yes they come in daily to make sure the air conditioning, tv and lights are off. One of those days it told me less than 10 minutes to get everything I would have liked it. Sorry if I was working 12 hours day and didn't have time to pick up everything before I left for work. I mean REALLY?

    2. Park situation is not ideal. I had to park on the street twice. The second time getting my car keyed. Which mean I wish I would have stayed somewhere with a better park situation. Paying more would have been worth it to save that hassle.

    3. The internet is constantly cutting out. Several times I was without internet. This is frustrating as this is one of the things I require before staying some where. Not have constant internet is really irritating.

    4. Not sure this is a great neighborhood for several reasons. See reason 2 for one of many.

    5. When my tv did work the selection was quite awful.

    Needless to say I don't plan on staying here again.

    15/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Frederick B.
    I have been here for 3 weeks while shopping for a condo. They have the best reviews and rates for this area. I have not seen any hookers yet, like some other reviewers claim. My large efficiency really is large. I have a kitchen/dining room, large bedroom with TV and two padded rocking chairs. I have a full size stove and refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker. The cabinets are well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, flatware. The bathroom has a large shower (no tub) with big bars of soap.Two towels, hand towel, wash cloths. The bedroom is well lit, and the WIFI is strong and fast and always on and is reliable. It has not gone down yet. The TV has the main channels and Fox, TBS, History, CNN, FNC, Weather Channel, 3 movie channels, HGTV, BET, Cartoon network, MTV, Nat. Geo., GSN, OWN, SCI, SyFy. The website has the channel numbers. There is a closet with shelves and a digital safe. There is a large clothes closet. There is a wide 2 drawer bureau. The wall A/C can be set to fan only or cold air. Windows everywhere for light and air. THe bed is the most comfortable I have slept in in years. THe cleaning ladies come by asking if you need supplies or clean linens or if you want them to clean. I have borrowed a broom and done it myself. They recycle glass, plastic, newspapers. There is a nice koi pond with a bunch of turtles and fish. Lots of plants and trees. It is on a quiet street, I am in back and never hear Federal Highway. The pool is nice and clean, with lounge chairs. There is a soda/water machine but it only has Pepsi products. All items are $1 each. The office will give you a baggie of ice cubes, enough for 3 drinks or so. They also have free daily papers and free coffee. The office also sells big candy bars for $1. Staff are friendly and helpful. English and French are spoken. I am extending for another week so it must be good. THere is a market across the street where you can get produce and hot Russian food. Down a block is CVS and a supermarket, Cuban restaurant. Bus stops are nearby. You can walk to downtown Hollywood or the Mardi Gras Casino. Yes the cleaning lady checks the room every day, to prevent drug use and trash that draws roaches. That's why the rooms are clean. Washers and dryers are $1.50 each, the office will sell you quarters.

    20/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    7. John D.
    Negative motel experience.Mistake to spend my money here.

    Stayed in room 100,$39.99 nightly+tax suspect it is a prostitution room I found sex product on top of wall furniture,there are prostitues walking federal street,other reviewers comments.

    That room is the size of a prison cell (almost always check the room before paying),staff will wake you up daily to inspect your room (what practical reason?).Internet is low quality,available every other 30 minutes approximatly during peak hours 7 p.m to 11 p.m. Late 40's front desk caucasian women is rude,if I come to the front desk after driving 350 miles with minimal sleep,I am not a profesional waiter,give me paperwork,key I will give money.They are facists here and want things done exactly,precisly,and when they say so how they say so. "Percy" the random large white bird makes large amount of noise yet office stresses minimal noise.

    Only good thing here was the hard-working,personable workers,price was eh considering quality,and additional factors.

    Drive down Federal you will see 15+ other motels.

    21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    8. John N.
    After reading some of the reviews on Richard's Motel, I feel compelled (very) to provide some observations and thoughts relating to my experiences regarding two, one-week stays here, the first from Saturday, October 4th through the 11th, and the second from Saturday, November 8th through the 15th (when I "chose" to return).

    First of all, the "Motel" location is an original, Mediterranean-style, stucco and clay-tile roof structure that is very reminiscent of the villas that rise along Hollywood Boulevard,  throughout Palm Beach, and the Morningside addition of Miami (MiMo). When traveling, in order to get a "feel" for the locale, some people feel drawn to places that capture the essence of place they are visiting (such as Richard's).  In addition, (probably in part) due to their success all these years, Richard has expanded to include adjacent and nearby locations that offer a full spectrum of amenities.  Prior to checking in, they offer, no prefer, to let you preview what's available to make sure it will meet your expectations.

    Second, when I'm not staying at Richard's, I'm staying at various other hotels and resorts throughout  Broward county, on a weekly basis.  I've relocated permanent residence here, and doing this "to get a feel" for all the different towns and neighborhoods, and ultimately decide where it is I want to settle down.  Upon check-in at all of these places, I'm required to sign an agreement stating, that: a.) there is no smoking at any time in the unit, b.) no pets, and, c.) no "unregistered" guests.  It also states emphatically, that the guest agrees to turn off all lights and air conditioning upon leaving (that one is just rooted in common sense).  Some also go so far as to stipulate: "no Recreational Vehicle (RV) or boat parking."  At the end of each of these agreements is a provision (stated in BOLD TYPE): "any violation of these rules may result in forfeiture of the unit."  So, really, all management is doing, is following industry standards that have developed (and evolved) to address (and circumvent) the multitude of  "possible situations" (for this region) that have the potential to develop and clearly lay out policies (and incorporate safeguards) that are designed to ensure the comfort, convenience, safety, and security of all the guests, and to make sure everyone's visit is the best it can be.

    Third, maybe it's just me, but I got along really well with everyone in the office. So did all the other people that were in the office whenever I happened to be there.  So do all the retirees who come down every "season" (when winter arrives in the northeast), year after year, and have come to depend on Richard and his crew to provide them with a warm, welcoming, safe, and secure "home away from home."  You'll see them sitting in the glider under the trees across the street, or feeding the turtles and the fish in the koi pond.

    In conclusion, I hope this review helps to clear the air about any potential misconceptions that may arise when reading reviews that appear to be  "myopic in context" and/or have an "axe to grind" over their particular situation and/or encounter and are authored by someone whose screen name is "Adolofo H."  Or even worse, posted by operators who can't compete or refuse to provide a commensurate (if not unbeatable) level of value, quality, and service and do nothing but confuse naive, unfamiliar (and often weary) travelers needing truthful advice.

    Based on my two visits (and more to come) Richard and his team work very hard at what they do, and the pride and enthusiasm they take in carrying out their responsibilities really shines through.  They realize you have a choice when traveling, and strive to make sure your memories at their establishment(s) are fond ones!

    Thank-you for taking the time to read this review and we'll see you at Richard's!

    25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0