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The Desoto in Hollywood, FL

The Desoto in Hollywood, FL

Specialties

Green travel, eco-tourism, healthy living, beach getaways, honeymoons, and green gardening. We have two small, award-winning inns, footsteps to the sand, on beautiful North Beach in Hollywood, Florida.
Surrounded by parks, the award-winning Oceanview and Ocean Spray Inns are laid back, easy going accommodations just steps to the sand.
Both inns are of the "mom and pop" era (circa 1952-1953), with an emphasis on cleanliness and personal attention.
We practice environmental stewardship with responsible housekeeping, maintenance and gardening techniques. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
"Secret ocean gem, quietly hidden away from crowds and traffic" ~TripAdvisor Review.

History

Established in 1950.

Built in the early 1950s, both the Oceanview Inn and the Ocean Spray Inn have been thoughtfully and caringly restored to capture the charm and comfort of old-Florida. Architectural details have been carefully preserved and gracious amenities have been added to provide desired comforts for your stay with us.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 315 Desoto St, Hollywood, FL, 33019
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Comments (4):

1. Kelley P.
Excellent service and facilities.  This was a very restful, beautiful space, and just as clean as earth-friendly as they're famous for.  We arrived around 7pm and were greeted by Steve who asked us if we would be attending yoga on the beach with them the next morning!  Just wonderful.  Our schedule didn't allow us to enjoy the raw food breakfast (8-10am, M-F) prepared by their chef, but we did have a delightful organic Sunday breakfast under the peaceful tiki hut in the garden outside our apartment.  We found other couples and families staying at the Desoto wile we were there, but never noticed any bother or noise.  The atmosphere of the inn is just so calm and peaceful.  Signs saying "Welcome" in many languages, "Please Recycle," and "No smoking" created a friendly, healthy environment where we felt much at ease.  

The unit itself (Studio apt. E) was large and full of everything we might need for cooking on our own. We enjoyed the Terra Green amenities in the bathroom, and appreciated that there were even beach towels available for our use.  The bed and bathroom linens were soft and perfectly clean, and the floor was so clean that we didn't have any reservations about walking around barefoot.  That says something!  Steve and Josias were very accommodating, and made our stay very enjoyable.  The Keurig coffee bar, next to a little bookcase for sharing books, included rice and hemp milk in the mini-fridge to cream your coffee with, and had a sign charging 60 cents for a cup of coffee on the honor system, which I thought was just fabulous.  For any Keurig user, you know that 60 cents is right at cost per cup.  Everything about this place seemed caring and honest.  

This area of Hollywood is as quiet and tucked-away as it can be, even while being near to some non-beach activities (nature preserves and parks, shopping, movie theatres, etc) if you wanted them.  The hotel is literally 2 minutes walk to the gorgeous ocean, and if you're into fishing, party-boat-style fishing trips leave less than half a mile away at Sea Legs III.  Since we visited during sea turtle nesting season, we were thrilled to be able to walk the public beach and see marked nesting sites.  We ran into some turtle protection volunteers who told us that Las Olas (accessible by Fort Lauderdale Public Beach parking lot, about 10 minutes north of the Desoto) had lots of nesting turtles, and it was there that we got to meet one of nature's great mysteries, the mother sea turtle.  (Bring a red flashlight, since bright lights are not allowed on the beach during turtle season May - November.  Prime turtle viewing time is between 10pm and 3am. Parking at Ft. Lauderdale Beach was about $2 for an hour.)

It rained a lot during our vacation, but with a positive attitude and a serene oasis at the Desoto, we enjoyed every moment of it.  Thank you to Steve, Josias and Wendy for the wonderful hospitality.  What a pleasure to get to spend a few days in your little paradise.  We'll see you next time!

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Julia R.
We stayed at this peaceful "heaven" over Labor Day weekend. We had a one bedroom on the second floor. Very clean, colorful but tasteful decorated and very homy. Loved that the Hotel is "green" and signs with "recicling", "no smoking" and the most wonderful vegan/gluten free breakfast under the tiki hut in the lushes garden added to the charm.
Steve made us more than welcome and explained the self-clean room policy. You do not have to wear anything but your bathing suit during your stay here. Walk 2 houses down to the beach and "bake" or hop on your bike (free of charge offered by The Desoto) and paddle down to the boardwalk for some live music and a beer.
We will be back for another long getaway weekend. Oh, did I mentioned the 8am Yoga class on the Beach? And, yes, it's free.
Thanks to the staff at The Desoto our Labor Day weekend was "HEAVEN" !

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Kendra Y.
Sooooooo cute! The ambiance is lovely and the accommodations are exceptional. I love that they supply everything so that really the only thing you need to bring is yourself,  some clothes and a few select toiletries.

I love the courtyard kitty that hangs out. It's very shy so it's not bothersome at all.

The shed out to the side of the rooms has chairs, umbrellas and I believe a few toys even. That was super convenient for us because we didn't think to pack a bunch of beach accessories other than the necessities. We used their chairs & an umbrella for some shade. The beach wasn't too crowded either.

Great experience and will definitely come back!

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Sandie D.
After much research, my husband planned our stay at the Desoto sight unseen. We flew into Flordia on Saturday, picked up the rental and made our way to Hollywood. We had an early flight and planned on just stopping by to confirm the reservation. Upon arrival, we were mesmerized by the beauty of the Desoto. Josias greeted us as if we were old friends and showed us around the Inn explaining all the amenities (books, bikes, umbrellas, coffee, basically anything you could ask for at the beach). He welcomed us to unpack and begin our vacation even though we were hours ahead of our check in time. We asked for culinary choices and he offered a few which also were amazing.

Our room at the Desoto was clean and inviting. The room had a lovely beach theme. The unit had a kitchenette with all the necessary items to prepare a meal or share a bottle of wine. Once inside the room one felt at home, which lead to many peaceful nights sleep for my husband and I.

The patio was beautifully landscaped and brought back many wonderful memories of my husband's childhood. We enjoyed our morning coffee in peace among the breathtaking setting of the patio.

The beach is only a short walk from the Desoto Inn. There were sea turtle nests, sparkling blue waters and white sands. We were blessed to catch the sunrise on our first morning. Because of the location of the Desoto Inn, the beach is not commercialized and the fellow beach goers seem to be all of the same mind set of maintaining that atmosphere.

The location is perfect. One can walk to the pier and have a margarita, drive a minimal distance to enjoy a local watering hole or enjoy the scenic drive down ocean blvd. to enjoy many of the local ethnic culinary choices or shops.

Steve, Josias and Wendy made our stay memorable and I envision this to be the first of many stays at the Desoto Inn.

05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0