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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I usually write my reviews right after returning from my travels. But this time was different because I had such mixed feelings. My husband and I stayed at the DeSoto for a week in December in Unit E. The overall experience was very good. Loved the location - away from the honky tonk of the Broadwalk, but close enough to... More 

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

We hope that the "worst of times" portion of your stay has been resolved by recent actions we have been able to take. Through a great deal of our due diligence and persistence, the owners of the Magic Motel behind us have sold the building. All of the terrible tenants that were a disturbance to the entire neighborhood have been... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

You can tell that the owners really love this place. Just steps away from the beach, a beautiful garden (we had breakfast and lunch on the tables outside everyday), free bicycles and beach chairs, a safe and peaceful neighborhood, clean and comfortable rooms with plenty of towels, kitchen utensils so you can cook your own grub, an ice cream truck... More 

1 Thank Vik_1216
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am happy that everything was perfect, and hope you will come back often. That ice cream truck is really the best. It reminds me of the ice cream truck that used to come through my neighborhood when I was a kid in St. Louis. Have a great 2014. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

It's been 2 weeks since I left my friends at The Desoto Inn :( The staff here know how to make you feel right at home, they truly care about your stay with them! The location is just steps away from a uncrowded section on Hollywood beach ( hard to find) and walking distance to a couple of fun restaurants.... More 

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

We never get tired of hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay at one of our inns. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for being our friends. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for five nights at the Desoto Inn. I can best desribe it is just a comfortable place to unwind. We had a studio style apartment/room. It was fully stocked with everything you need. There was a full size fridge, stove and microwave, even a blender for margaritas. If you are looking for a chrome and glass tower go to... More 

Thank John_Paul02904
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

One of my favorite things to do is to read the TripAdvisor reviews from our guests. Every review is unique, and every review provides an opportunity to say thank you again for the wonderful guests that stay with us. Without your input, advice and kindness, we simply wouldn't be what we are - a comfortable, clean and quiet respite from... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

a bit of paradise. don't tell too many people. I don't want it to change. exceptional service. very clean. excellent kitchen. terrific bed. easy access and parking. care as it was meant to be. laid back; unpretencious; enervating.

Thank sadouxbee
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I love it when guests get it, and you hit the nail on the head - laid back, unpretentious and enervating; you've provided the perfect words on how we'd like to describe the inn. No amount of hype can say what you've said with three simple adjectives. Thank you, thank you, thank you.... More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Went for a short getaway with the kids and found a great break from the chain hotels. The kids had a fun time exploring the unique grounds and enjoyed eating in the garden area. It was so convenient to be steps from the beautiful beach with chairs, umbrellas and bikes free for guests to use. The suite was very clean... More 

1 Thank Maria P
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Maria, we loved having you here, and we're so happy the kids enjoyed it too. It proves that it doesn't have to be a theme park to make it special. We're looking forward to your return. Have a great 2014! More 

Miami, Florida
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110 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

A small, exceptionally clean (Green) warm and friendly inn. Lush tropical environment a half block from the Atlantic Ocean. Near shopping and parks. Great place to ride bikes. Perks: wifi, bicycles, bar-b-que grills, full kitchens great staff.

2 Thank Kim M
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much Kim, we are so happy you come often, and we will continue to work hard to earn your presence here. Our guests are so special, even when we have a full house, there is harmony and peace in the air. Thank you for making that possible,and a very good 2014 to you and yours. More 

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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I came across The Desoto as a groupon. The reviews on tripadvisor were fantastic, so we agreed to give it a try. We all had a terrific time! We had 4 girls and we booked 2 studio suites, which were perfect! Each suite contained a FULL kitchen WITH EVERYTHING! Plates, cups, wine glasses, cork screw, knife set, plates, bowls, I... More 

2 Thank Flopthis25
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a chance to share in the joy of your "girls retreat", we felt the energy and fun every time we saw you. I am so happy you enjoyed the inn, and all of the little extras it offers to make your stay a special experience. Watch for a "Girls Retreat" special on our website this... More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We had an amazing time at The Desoto. From the moment you walk in it feels as if you had just stepped into tranquility heaven. From the beautiful gardens to the friendly staff, The Desoto makes for a fantastic vacation destination if you are looking for some serious R&R time. The resort offers bicycles and beach equipment for guests at... More 

Thank dai02
extraclean, Manager at The Desoto Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Daiana and Alex, your review is everything we try to be, and we'll make sure to keep growing on a tradition as a place you can call home when you're away from yours. Just working here with this wonderful staff we have is a treat. Thank you so much for your kindness, and hurry back! More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Just loved my stay at The Desoto--the beautiful gardens, the gorgeous beach, and the friendly atmosphere. Quiet and serene, yet walking distance to a couple of fun casual seafood restaurants and pubs with music. Bicycles are provided. The beach was pristine, uncrowded, and had a lifeguard during the day. I hope I can come back next year! --Pam, Okinawa, Japan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $181 - $360 (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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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
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