Pros

  • Located on the beach and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
  • Two restaurants, a cafe, and a beach-side bar on-site
  • Suites and studios have full kitchens or kitchenettes, some have sofa beds and separate dining areas
  • Large, outdoor heated pool, children's pool, and a hot tub
  • Family-friendly
  • On-site convenience store
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Airport and cruise port shuttle service (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Bike rentals on-site
  • Guest laundry room
  • Pet-friendly (for a fee)
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Cons

  • Fees for self- and valet parking
  • Daily resort fee for use of pool, beach, and fitness center
  • Wi-Fi service is shaky and isn't free in the rooms
  • Rooms could use an update and some rooms smell musty
  • Guests have reported a lack of cleanliness and pest control problems in some of the rooms
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Bottom Line

Historic Hollywood Beach Resort is a 150-room budget beachfront property located on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. The hotel has two on-site restaurants, a cafe, a large heated outdoor pool, direct beach access, and is near shops and area attractions. Room rates are comparatively low, but there's a daily resort fee to use the beach, pool, and fitness center. Some rooms have been renovated but others look straight out of the 70s, and past guests have complained about cleanliness and maintenance issues. This is a good fit for vacationers looking to save a buck without spending much time in their room, but watch out for a pesky resort fee.

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Hollywood Beach Resort

Scene

Value hotel located on oceanfront Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Historic Hollywood Beach Resort is located in the heart of the seven-mile Hollywood Beach. This resort is an eight-floor property built in 1925 in the Mediterranean Revival style popularized by the Breakers in Palm Beach and the Biltmore in Coral Gables. The resort was renovated in the 1940s in the Art Deco style popular in Miami beach, and in 2012 was given a Spanish flair, with a burnt sienna lower level, red clay tile trim, and arched windows. The registration desk is located on the first floor in the hotel's Oceanwalk Mall, which is filled with souvenir shops, an on-site convenience store, a restaurant, and cafe. The white floor tiles contrast with the gaudy gold tiles on the ceiling.

The pool area includes a large free-form pool, a small kids' pool, a hot tub, and a large stone-tiled pool deck that holds several white and turquoise metal beach chairs from the 80s. The hotel's Ocean Pub 101 sits near the beach, offering outdoor seating and a large bar in the center of the room with the same color scheme found in the lobby. The bar overlooks the ocean, making it a great place to grab a beachy cocktail or a snack.

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Location

Located on the beach and within walking distance of several shops and restaurants

The Historic Hollywood Beach Resort is located on the oceanfront Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Restaurants, including Princess on the Beach, Taco Beach Shack, and Mamacita's Bar & Grill, are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Three casinos -- Gulfstream Race Track, Seminole Hard Rock Casino, and Mardi Gras Casino -- are about 10 miles away. Shopping fanatics can flex their spending muscles at the hotel's on-site shops, or at nearby Aventura Mall (six miles away) or at Saw Grass Mills Mall (20 miles away). Other attractions within 15 to 30 minutes of the hotel include the Anne Kolb Nature Center, the Jungle Queen sightseeing cruise, the Village at Gulfstream Park, and Las Olas Boulevard. Both valet and self-parking cost extra (with no in-and-out privileges) at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort. 

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Rooms

Minimally decorated -- the rooms are plain, simple, and dated

With white walls, beige tiles, and sparse furniture, the units here are basic and plain. They can appear cold and uninviting, with their lack of color and uncomfortable-looking furniture. Rooms include city/ocean view Studio units, city/ocean view One-bedroom units, and city view Standard rooms with double beds. The one- and two-bedroom Suites have full kitchens with full-size refrigerators, and the studios and smaller suites have kitchenettes with mini-fridges and stovetop burners. Some rooms have flat-screen TVs, others still have tube TVs. The tiled bathrooms have shower-tub combos. Past guests have reported everything from broken air-conditioners to pest problems to a musty smell. Expect to pay extra for spotty Wi-Fi. 

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Features

Three on-site restaurants as well as pool and beach access

There are two outdoor pools on the property -- one for adults and one for kids -- as well as two on-site restaurants and Cappucino Café for espresso and pastries. Jimmy Max Hideway serves sandwiches and pizza, and the menu at Ocean Pub 101 includes burgers and wraps, fresh, local fish and specialty cocktails. There are no real freebies to speak of, as the hotel charges for parking and has a daily resort fee for use of the beach, bikes, spotty Wi-Fi in the public spaces, the pools, and the 24-hour on-site gym. Shuttles can be arranged to the airport or cruise port, for a fee. Coin-operated laundry machines are a nice feature for longer term stays. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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