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The Desoto Inn

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06/06/2017 07/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Three months after making a reservation through Trip Advisor, Steven cancelled our reservation at the Desoto Inn only 1 week before our trip, giving the reason that he "sold the property" two weeks ago. Completely unprofessional. I would not recommend staying at one of Steve's properties because I do not trust him. Steve has his excuses and justifications, but he...

Thank Jessica V
Belle River, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Desoto Inn for 3 days and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The accommodations were extremely clean, comfortable and decorated in an fun and interesting way. The bathroom offered plenty of toiletries and towels and there were separate beach towels a plenty. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The best I have seen since renting studio or...

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

Comfort and clean is what were all about Madeleine, thank you so much for including that in your review. I promise you that we will work even harder to earn a "five" the next time you visit. Hurry back! Steve

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful if you are looking for relaxation, peace, and quiet. It is close enough to the hustle and bustle of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk (a few minutes by the bikes that are provided by the Inn for free) and across the street from North Beach, but far enough away to feel like a completely different area. The...

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

Thank you for taking time to share your experience at the Desoto. What makes me happiest about your nice review is the comments you made about "clean". I am thrilled that you noticed, and, since you were in the biz, the fact that you recognized our efforts is really humbling. We all thank you for your great review. Come back...

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has awesome reviews so I was expecting something great- it did not disappoint! First- we arrived much earlier than check in time and the staff let us check in early which was much appreciated. We got a little tour of the place- there are books and games you can use as well as bikes and beach chairs/umbrellas. The...

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

Wow Emily, your review is great, we are so happy that all of the small things added up to a great experience for you. From our fully-equipped kitchens to our beautiful gardens, you had an opportunity to enjoy everything. We hope you don't wait too log to return. Thank you, Steve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect get-away spot. Close enough to all that Hollywood has to offer and far enough away to be tranquil. The pictures do not do it justice. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Outdoor areas include cabanas with tables for meals, chaise lounges, bird cages, a grill for guest use. It is incredibly beautiful at night with many...

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

Whenever we find a review as detailed as yours, we are careful to make sure we carefully read it for things that need improvement. Your review is perfect, but I can assure you that we will never stop working to make sure every visit you make to the Desoto is even better. Our thanks to you for the wonderful review....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Desoto with a friend over Easter vacation. We loved this place! It's steps away from a gorgeous, nearly empty little beach. The owners are very nice and provide a lot of things for free that other places charge for: beach chairs and umbrellas, bikes, even coffee. The rooms come with a full kitchen, and there is...

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

Thank you CRItaly, I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and recognize that we had a lot to compete with when a guest comes from such a beautiful country. We do everything to make your stay outstanding, and it's wonderful to read that you enjoyed yourself. And by the way, you are right, our wi-fi is back to "perfect". Steve

Oakland, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is an artsy updated efficiency apartment place. Great beds, decor & hospitality. It is in a quiet parksy part of the Hollywood/ Lauderdale area, and a half block from the beach. I chose it for it's proximity to a bike path, which is terrific - about a mile & 1/2 of parklike riding, followed by another 2 miles of...

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

Thanks coptest, very happy you enjoyed your stay, and best of all that you enjoyed the free bikes. Like you pointed out, they're great, well-maintained beach-worn cruisers, and they make all of the bike-friendly paths and byways fun to enjoy. Come back soon, we'll be waiting for you with a few newer bikes. Steve

Loveland, Ohio
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I booked the Desoto after leaving a conference in Florida for a few night stay in a 1 bedroom studio apt. The room and furnishings were spotless, and in a beach side small boutique hotel, this was wonderful to have waiting. Steve is the GM and a spectacular host. As I admitted upon departure, he is the only innkeeper I...

1Thank JJB4150
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

One of the greatest joys that I have is meeting new guests, and welcoming returning guests. This review is an example of why it is my greatest joy. When someone takes the time to interact with fellow travelers, it expands the holiday experience, it lets our guest know that everyone staying at our inn is special, it confirms our belief...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We loved our stay here. The set-up is like a motel from days gone by, but with a great courtyard outside the rooms, full of tropical plants and covered tables - great places to sit in the shade and enjoy breakfast or an afternoon beverage. The rooms themselves are spotless. Very clean, very neat. It had a full kitchen and...

1Thank Michael H
beachnbum, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Reviews do not get better than this, and we are so grateful that you took the time to review our small inn. You described it just as we'd like future guests to know us. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in observing the small things that we hope all of our guests enjoy. We're glad you plan to come back, we'll...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nearly 5 years ago and approximately 330 reviews ago, I wrote my first review......of the Desoto Inn. Currently (2017), I am in my 8th year here, which sounds like a long stretch to keep returning to a vacation place. However, there are some folks who have been coming here, annually, for 15+ years. The title of my 2012 review was...

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

It's reviews like this that keep us motivated to do our very best for our guests. It's easy to see how guests can become friends and family after years of return visits. We are so thankful when we read a review like this one that "urbanguy" has taken time to write. Consistency is one of our golden rules, and amazingly,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 St, Hollywood, FL 33019-4501 (Formerly The Desoto Oceanview Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Price Range: $165 - $318 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
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“Go for the bigger unit.”
212madeleineb, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“If WiFi is needed, some rooms had spotty coverage”
JJB4150, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all equally good. We stayed in F.”
hgd68, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just talk to Steve and tell him what you want... if he can accommodate he will!”
Planner1250, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure....seems all rooms are nice...depends on the size you're looking for.”
567annap, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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