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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 23 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 27 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 14 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

Walnut Creek, Ca
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a two week trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely, low-key boutique charm and complimentary amenities--beach, chairs, towels and bikes. We enjoyed popping down the 1/2 block to the beach for a dip or sunrise view. We initially arrived right after 5 PM so we were greeted by...

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

Dear AvidTraveler48, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that there was not more information available to you with your late arrival, we are addressing that in our guest welcome/information booklet which is in each apartment. The information should have been there, it may have been removed by a previous guest, we're sorry...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Peace and quiet, clean, just a walk to the beautiful emerald and blue water to swim in or get some sun. More action just a few minutes away if you like the bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Also, just minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport! I would definitely return. Great for an off the beaten path business stay, family vacations,...

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

We are so happy you found the "treasure" with a stay at the Desoto. Thanks for reminding us of how lucky we are to be close to everything, yet feel like were miles away from civilization. Your review is special because it touches on all of those little things guests are looking for when they plan a getaway. Thank you...

Washington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Such a tranquil place to stay, yards from the beach. The hosts, Josias & Steve were so lovely and very helpful. There are bikes, fishing rods & beach chairs available and it's a lovely ride along to the boardwalk. The apartment was extremely clean and well equipped. The gardens are so pleasant for a chill out, and very well kept,...

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

Wow! When a guest pays such close attention to all the little extras offered at our inn, we are happy that we're here to make their holiday memorable. Today is "respond to reviews day" for me, since we've had a very busy autumn season, so I am truly grateful to you, and all of our guests who have chosen to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • 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: €117 - €293 (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
The Desoto Inn Hollywood, Florida
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
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“They are all equally good. We stayed in F.”
 of 5 bubbles hgd68, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just talk to Steve and tell him what you want... if he can accommodate he will!”
 of 5 bubbles Planner1250, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure....seems all rooms are nice...depends on the size you're looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles 567annap, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the apartment boarding the street and enjoyed the the lovely seabreeze. At night”
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“End unit was spacious and light.”
 of 5 bubbles cat0lina, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
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