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The place is nasty. The place needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The place harbors abestoes and can make you very sick. The tub was very nasty. I would not let my dog stay there. You have to pay to stay there even you suppose to be a guest. If you are Cuban or criminal they will see that your needs are met. It is a very unsafe place to be.

This was the most horrible experience I had in a hotel in my life. First; the smell in the hallway was unbearable . We stayed for four days and nobody went to clean the room, the shower didn’t drain, the bed was broken. The service was terrible, bad attitude. To be fair only one person was courteous, the gentleman that store our luggage. This “ Resort “ should not be in the list of hotels in Orbitz website.

The resort is absolutely filthy and I would suggest that no person stay there. The place functions like a run-down hotel, in need of many renovations and updates, instead of a resort. There are no activities and/or planned events for families, and even the pool area was too dirty and old to consider utilizing, during our stay. The pictures are very misleading. Check-in is a joke, with having to go to two different locations, and paying additional fees and deposits. But for what? The place is gross, dark, and somewhat creepy. Never again!

My bathroom door was closed and seemed locked from the inside. I couldn't open in so I called front desk and maintenance and housekeeping and anyone I could but no one was available to help me. The front desk phone Rang for 20 minutes straight. After speaking to security, they said they'd send someone, but no one came. It was very frustrating as I needed to pee and shower! There was a few woodbugs spotted and the shower pressure was nonexistent and the tub was clogged and wouldn't drain. I usually always stay at hostels and was hoping for something nicer since I was paying more in a hotel, but I was quite disappointed with all the downfalls.

The place smells in the hallways; only one elevator worked and had to wait a long time. Taking the stairs was gross, the stairwell was disgusting and smelled bad. The bathroom did not have a toilet paper holder and overall was gross. We couldn't wait to leave.

If you’d like to stay in a dirty rundown hotel who will give you the worst customer service you’ll ever experience and a place that smells like cigarettes, old musty clothes and bleach. Then this is the place for you. Otherwise, don’t waste your time and money on a hotel such as this. for the same amount of money you can stay elsewhere. This place is just horrible.

dirty rooms, dirty corridors, not good smell every where

I had actually stayed here 3 years ago, that's why I rebooked it for this trip, BIG MISTAKE. Place is totally rundown, 1 of the 3 elevators works, parking is 28.00 per day. It is completely rundown, do not waste your money here, by the time you figure in parking, and less creepy place , it is best to go to Lauderdale for sure

So around 3 am my next door neighbors were about to get into a fist fight. One of them was playing the music very loudly. There was a lot of arguing and we had to call security. I got no sleep. There were bugs in my room. The staff was not as helpful as you would normally expect. The elevators are broken down. I did not enjoy my time there and I want my money back. The walls are too thin and there is no privacy.

You will be annoyed upon arrival with a 2-part Check-In that takes at least a half hour! Step 1 find the first Check In room on the 1st floor! Step 2 after you have completed your first mission prepare to lug your bags up to the 2nd floor to complete the 2nd part of the check-in process. The reviews really came to life upon entering my room when I noticed several species of flies buzzing around the room & the window wide open. I closed the window & went back downstairs to let them know about the room & I was told "well it's not my fault someone left the window opened" There were no other rooms available so over the next 2 days I had over 60 confirmed insect kills in my room. The toilet seat was peeling & bubbling, random hairs throughout the room & bathroom. Floors & walls were clean, bed was clean & comfy, refrigerator was clean. nice flat screen in room! The fitness room was rusty & musty but had adequate machines to get a decent workout. There are Rat Traps as pictured located throughout the Hotel. The Pool is decent but the Hot Tub is cold. When I asked for a Towel that is included in the $10 resort fee. I had to show my room key, give them my name & room #, wait for them to look it up & then sign a time sheet just to get a towel for the pool. Please read the page given at the 1st Check-In area it staes you will be charged $20 per towel if there are any missing from your room. Also Parking is $24 per day not $22 as advertised. I would highly recommend not staying here!

Room key never work, room was not clean during whole day, air conditioner didn’t cool the room enough to be comfortable. Elevators were out of order, phone was not available in the room to call front desk. Pool was not open, but as I guest I was never informed when I called to find out if reservation was still good.

Parking is extra and cost$24.00 per day plus hotel fees

Old. Smells.. No (decent priced)parking. You pay $28 a night to park there. Elevator didn't work. Wasn't a good stay at all.. Shower was disgusting. Tv didn't work. You had to go to two different locations to check in.

It was a bargain price for three nights can not complain.

I had to leave this dingy dirty hotel. It had a musty smell. The property is run by different agencies. I checked in on the 1st floor, had to go to the second floor to get my keys. Very poorly organized. The only good thing is the location.

Many hidden fees, rude staff at front desk, low quality amenities, high parking fees, customer service needs such as AC not functioning promptly, needing towels nd needing ice where not met. This place is a scam!

this place was horrible first i walk in i couldn't find the hotel because its inside of another one called the Hollywood beach resorts parking is outrages and the hotel you go to the first floor to pay than upstairs to a second floor to wait in a long line because there several people checking in since theres more than one hotel there also they restrict the pool access and the hall ways smell like mold and wet carpet and the rooms are small and old not renovated at all and the first room i had the restroom was horrible and the shower had holes on the floor of the tub i took pictures and showed the office staff and she tried to tell me its just chipped paint but it was not so they offered another room which was dirty when we used it and the key pad didnt work you would have to walk to the first floor from the fourth floor all the time to tell them about your keys i tried to cancel my stay the first night even after i paid the hotel directly they said i had to call orbitz and orbitz said that was a lie since i paid they . The hotel basically didnt want to refund me my money so led me on a goose chase with orbitz i hated this place and it ruined my birthday weekend and expectations which were set by the hotel website which os really miss leading

Hotel is in great location. DS rooms are clean and newly updated. Highly recommended!

Hotel is very old, and sketcky. Room was ok. Was very conveniently close to the beach.

My wife and I went to this hotel for a small get away room was a good price so we got it .it was close to beach and right on boardwalk loved the history of hotel . Could use a few repairs which is why I didn't give a perfect rating

N Ocean Drive Hollywood FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hollywood Beach
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center

Located in Hollywood Beach within a short walk of Hollywood Beach, Hollywood Beach Resort by Design Suites is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Hollywood North Beach Park. This 50-room, 3-star aparthotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center.


Dining

At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Each apartment has an ironing board. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Hollywood Beach Resort by Design Suites features a fitness center, a business center, and laundry facilities. Extended parking is offered for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This beach aparthotel also has a vending machine.

Room options

Basic Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette, Lake View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Studio, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Family Apartment, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Lake View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Studio, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Hollywood Beach Resort by Design Suites

Everyone (36) Students (1) Family (1)
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one very nasty place

Everyone

The place is nasty. The place needs to be torn down and rebuilt. The place harbors abestoes and can make you very sick. The tub was very nasty. I would not let my dog stay there. You have to pay to stay there even you suppose to be a guest. If you are Cuban or criminal they will see that your needs are met. It is a very unsafe place to be.

By , from north america on Sep 3, 2018

1

horrible experience

Everyone

This was the most horrible experience I had in a hotel in my life. First; the smell in the hallway was unbearable . We stayed for four days and nobody went to clean the room, the shower didn’t drain, the bed was broken. The service was terrible, bad attitude. To be fair only one person was courteous, the gentleman that store our luggage. This “ Resort “ should not be in the list of hotels in Orbitz website.

By , from Dallas tx on Aug 11, 2018

1

so disgusting...

Everyone

The resort is absolutely filthy and I would suggest that no person stay there. The place functions like a run-down hotel, in need of many renovations and updates, instead of a resort. There are no activities and/or planned events for families, and even the pool area was too dirty and old to consider utilizing, during our stay. The pictures are very misleading. Check-in is a joke, with having to go to two different locations, and paying additional fees and deposits. But for what? The place is gross, dark, and somewhat creepy. Never again!

By on Feb 23, 2018

2

a bit frustrating

Everyone

My bathroom door was closed and seemed locked from the inside. I couldn't open in so I called front desk and maintenance and housekeeping and anyone I could but no one was available to help me. The front desk phone Rang for 20 minutes straight. After speaking to security, they said they'd send someone, but no one came. It was very frustrating as I needed to pee and shower! There was a few woodbugs spotted and the shower pressure was nonexistent and the tub was clogged and wouldn't drain. I usually always stay at hostels and was hoping for something nicer since I was paying more in a hotel, but I was quite disappointed with all the downfalls.

By , from Victoria British Columbia on Feb 13, 2018

1

don't book it!

Everyone

The place smells in the hallways; only one elevator worked and had to wait a long time. Taking the stairs was gross, the stairwell was disgusting and smelled bad. The bathroom did not have a toilet paper holder and overall was gross. We couldn't wait to leave.

By , from Rockford, IL on Jan 28, 2018

1

dirty hotel

Everyone

If you’d like to stay in a dirty rundown hotel who will give you the worst customer service you’ll ever experience and a place that smells like cigarettes, old musty clothes and bleach. Then this is the place for you. Otherwise, don’t waste your time and money on a hotel such as this. for the same amount of money you can stay elsewhere. This place is just horrible.

By , from New York on Jan 19, 2018

1
Students

dirty rooms, dirty corridors, not good smell every where

By on Dec 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2018

We thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to learn that your experience with us was not ideal. We apologize for any inconvenience you encountered and do hope you will allow us another opportunity to host you. Warm Regards,

1

total crap hole dont waste your money

Everyone

I had actually stayed here 3 years ago, that's why I rebooked it for this trip, BIG MISTAKE. Place is totally rundown, 1 of the 3 elevators works, parking is 28.00 per day. It is completely rundown, do not waste your money here, by the time you figure in parking, and less creepy place , it is best to go to Lauderdale for sure

By , from Michigan on Dec 22, 2017

1

i want my money back

Everyone

So around 3 am my next door neighbors were about to get into a fist fight. One of them was playing the music very loudly. There was a lot of arguing and we had to call security. I got no sleep. There were bugs in my room. The staff was not as helpful as you would normally expect. The elevators are broken down. I did not enjoy my time there and I want my money back. The walls are too thin and there is no privacy.

By , from Chicago IL on Dec 18, 2017

2

strangest hotel check-in experience ever!

Everyone
This would be too convenient! This pic says it ALL! Over 60 confirmed insect kills in 2 days! Would you sit on this bubbling-peeling toilet seat?

You will be annoyed upon arrival with a 2-part Check-In that takes at least a half hour! Step 1 find the first Check In room on the 1st floor! Step 2 after you have completed your first mission prepare to lug your bags up to the 2nd floor to complete the 2nd part of the check-in process. The reviews really came to life upon entering my room when I noticed several species of flies buzzing around the room & the window wide open. I closed the window & went back downstairs to let them know about the room & I was told "well it's not my fault someone left the window opened" There were no other rooms available so over the next 2 days I had over 60 confirmed insect kills in my room. The toilet seat was peeling & bubbling, random hairs throughout the room & bathroom. Floors & walls were clean, bed was clean & comfy, refrigerator was clean. nice flat screen in room! The fitness room was rusty & musty but had adequate machines to get a decent workout. There are Rat Traps as pictured located throughout the Hotel. The Pool is decent but the Hot Tub is cold. When I asked for a Towel that is included in the $10 resort fee. I had to show my room key, give them my name & room #, wait for them to look it up & then sign a time sheet just to get a towel for the pool. Please read the page given at the 1st Check-In area it staes you will be charged $20 per towel if there are any missing from your room. Also Parking is $24 per day not $22 as advertised. I would highly recommend not staying here!

By , from PA on Oct 25, 2017

Hollywood Beach Resort by Design Suites

101 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
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