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The Desoto Inn

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Oakland, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

Springfield, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Friends connected us to this little gem! Cozy, beautifully appointed, throwback to a 40s/50s motel. Very clean, quiet and comfortable. Steve, the owner, is very kind and helpful. Nice garden in front and plenty of spots to hangout and read or visit with others. Free wifi, bikes to ride and easy beach access. Many restaurants and shopping nearby. We will...

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extraclean, General Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Vangie, we loved having you with us, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I'm so glad you enjoyed the gardens, we loved seeing you all under the gazebo talking and having a nice friend's reunion. We're looking forward to your return. Steve

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The Desoto is such a unique little place. The rooms a spacious, and comfortable. We have stayed here almost every time we visit the area for work. This little boutique makes you feel like you're in a totally different world. So relaxing. The outside sitting area is really quaint, and relaxing. It is off the beaten path, but close to...

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

Thank you so much Megnd06. Your review is exactly the type of information we love for our guests to share with our TripAdvisor family. We're so happy that you have found your own little oasis here at the Desoto, and we hope that you'll have plenty of reason to stay with us in years to come. Happy New Year, Steve

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My fiancé and I stayed 3 nights here while visiting family for Thanksgiving. We chose it for its proximity between the beach and family in the area. We had no idea what to expect and feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon such a special place. We couldn't be more pleased with the studio suite accommodations. The owners literally have...

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

Thank you so very much for your thoughtful and detailed review of the Desoto. We are grateful when our guests see the little details that make a big difference in your stay with us. And, thank you for the tasty apple torte, it was delicious! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. And we are so happy that...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This, our second stay at the Desoto, was even better than our first (three years ago). Only steps away from a gorgeous beach, we made good use of the free beach chairs, towels and umbrellas this time. We were in a well appointed room, with all amenities. Lots of nice eating spots nearby. We liked the Teppenyaki buffet. We also...

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

Each time we read a return guests reviews we are overwhelmingly humbled. Knowing that they enjoyed themselves enough to come back makes every detail attended to well worth it, but reading a review that they are willing to share with other readers on TripAdvisor reminds us how very important it is to appreciate the love and joy of each guest...

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A pleasant surprise awaited us when we arrived at the DeSoto. We stayed in A spacious suite with a comfortable kitchenette. The room was spotless and well cared for. The surrounding gardens are lush with a botanical garden feel. Outside nooks for dining, relaxing or quiet conversation are available for each unit. Close proximity to the beach makes this place...

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

We love to surprise our guests with the little extras that await them. It thrills us when a guest recognizes the cleanliness of the accommodations, so thank you for seeing the little things that make all the difference in a good place to call a "home away from home". Thank you, Steve

Reviewed 15 November 2016

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at The Desoto for almost four months. The owner and his partner were always there to help if needed, The beach is a couple hundred feet away with the most wonderful boardwalk (broadwalk) to bike and run for miles without cars to really worry about it. I didn't feel like we...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, we love our location too, we'll try harder to make your stay a five star stay the next time. Steve

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 Street, Hollywood, FL 33019 (Formerly The Desoto Oceanview Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Hollywood
Price Range: $172 - $428 (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
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
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“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
“We stayed in the apartment boarding the street and enjoyed the the lovely seabreeze. At night”
265fritsz, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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