The Manta Ray Inn is the ideal choice for a family-friendly beach-front getaway in Southern Florida. Its location is ideal - pictures don’t do it justice! The beach is right there, no elevators and hallways to maneuver or roads to cross. A lifeguard station is steps away. We chose a one bedroom unit for our family of 4, including 2 adults and 2 children ages 6 & 9 and it was perfect. The unit was very clean and functional with a comfy living area and fully-stocked galley kitchen including coffee, sugar, non-dairy creamer, salt, pepper & all the pots, pans, dishes, silverware & appliances you need. A small dining area includes a table & 2 chairs. The bedroom had 2 comfortable full size beds, a vanity area, bureau and small closet. The bathroom had a nice shower, huge decorative mirror, pedestal sink and a long shelf for easy storage. A perfect home away from home! Extras included free WiFi, A/C, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD/VHS players, daily newspaper & on-site laundry for a small fee. The location itself cannot be beat. In addition to the pristine beach, this Inn provides bonus outdoor amenities - 2 grills, beach toys, beach chairs, beach towels, parking, garden furniture, apartment patio furniture and more. The Inn shares a heated pool with a neighboring condo complex and is easily accessible across a small walking path on the back side of the Inn. With all the driving we do in our daily lives, we originally opted not to rent a car. We took a cab from the airport which was about 20 minutes away and it cost $30 with tip. Other than groceries, everything we needed and wanted was readily available. The Broadwalk is an easy 10 minute walk north, chock full of casual restaurants, shops, bike rentals and activities. We loved that we were close to the action of the Broadwalk but far enough away that it wasn’t part of our daily experience. A cab or rental car is required to get to a true grocery store although there are several convenience-type stores nearby. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and was rainy and downright stormy for 4 of our 5 days. This proved to be the ultimate test of this Inn since the beach was not a viable option for us. The staff at the Manta Ray Inn did not disappoint! Owners Donna and son Thomas were available and eager to offer suggestions for fun indoor activities. They had an extensive library of movies and books as well as cards, dominoes and other family games to make the best of the unfortunate weather. On the second full day of hard rain we decided to rent a car and venture offsite. Donna arranged for a car rental company to pick us up and bring us to their lot to rent a car. The Inn has one housekeeper and he is a workhorse! Gerry never stops working, moving from room to room each day to make sure that everything is clean and tidy and guests have everything they need. He was onsite and readily available every day. If we needed anything at all Gerry was there to help. Gerry even left seashells in our room which was a fun extra treat for all of us but especially the kids. The Manta Ray’s service can’t be beat. The family-run element of this Inn gives it that extra-special charm we were seeking and it did not disappoint. We highly recommend the Manta Ray Inn if you are looking for a true beach retreat in a family-friendly environment. Assuming the weather is better for you, once you have your groceries you’ll have no need to leave this beach-front Inn. We will definitely return and highly recommend the Manta Ray Inn. This Inn gets a full 5+ Star Rating from this New Hampshire family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our one- and two-bedroom suites are fully equipped to be your home away from home! We provide full daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, gas grills, heated pool, complimentary movies, on-site laundry facilities, beach toys for your children. Forgot your sunscreen, beach umbrella or sand pail? Don't worry -- we are here to help you out! Rest and enjoy that cocktail as the sun sets and the children play in the sand. We have everything else covered. Hit the beach, hit the pool ... Leave the rest to us. Need to print your boarding pass? No problem! Let the office know and you can do it when the manager is there daily! Want to do something different? Ask us and we will help with creative and fun activities for all of you no matter what your preference! We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manta Ray Hotel Hollywood
- Manta Ray Motel