Driftwood On The Ocean Hotel

, Hollywood, United States
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Driftwood On The Ocean Hotel

, Hollywood

Rooms: 50

2101 S Surf Rd - Hollywood - Florida - 33019 - United States Hotel Website | | 954-923-9528
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1/10
Couldn't Pay Me to Return
Submitted by: janet in 12/05/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I have never been treated so poorl in my life. Apon arrival i was treated and questioned rudly about my stay. The staff had attitude and were completly belittling of my friends and i. They actually had the nerve to kick us out of the hotel, im 20 years old and simply needed a place to go after a party. I wouldnt recommended it to anyone and you couldn't pay me to return to the hotel.
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1/10
Horrific Experience. A Total Nightmare
Submitted by: Rebeca in 31/05/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
My husband and I stayed at the Driftwood for the 4th of July weekend in 2005. We had room number 27, a second floor ocean view studio with kitchenette. Upon our early arrival, we were given our room key immediately and were able to unload. The room was in horrible condition, visibly dirty, rusty and unsanitary. Since I knew there would be a kitchenette, I came prepared with some Clorox wipes and paper towels. We were so disgusted with the state of the room, I decided to clean it up. I literally wiped black and green grime off the toilet bowl seat, door knobs and counters. Our pillow cases were stained and filthy. When I called and asked that they be replaced, the girl at the front desk responded "I'll see if we can". Eventually they were replaced with new ones by a maid with an attitude. She demanded to see the dirty cases and actually had the nerve to examine them and then ask me if I had gotten them from the closet. The air conditioner would shut off whenever it felt like it, causing us to have to get on our knees to turn it back on at the electrical outlet. To top things off, there is no ice machine on the premises.
The condition of the room aside, this hotel is located in a questionable area. If you are looking for a hotel in a nice area where you can walk around A1A in the evenings and explore fun boutiques and seaside shops, this place is not for you. The location was very seedy and surprisingly run down.
But now here comes the worst part of all: the noise. All we wanted was a quiet, peaceful getaway. What we got was a total nightmare that forced us to check out a few days early. Granted, it was the 4th of July weekend, but the walls were paper thin, and that, coupled with the class of guests this hotel caters to, proved to be an obnoxious combination. Guests were popping fire crackers during all hours of the night. And not just regular, old fashioned fire crackers. They were popping the ones that give off a hellish scream for about five seconds before the pop comes. This was going on at 12, 1, 2 and 3 in the morning. Not only that, but guests on higher floors would scream down to guests on the ground level and grass area...all night long. My husband and I figured that they would eventually tire out, so we tried to be patient and wait it out. The only channel we got in our room was the History channel, so we watched, and watched...and watched, and waited. We could not catch a wink of sleep. During the second night we realized that, like clockwork, the noise would stop sometime after 3:00AM. We checked out first thing the very next morning.
As I read other reviews, I see most are negative. Take my word for it when I tell you that the positive ones have to be from management or simply people whose expectations are lower than most. Save yourself the hassle and opt for something else. It will be well worth it in the end.

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  • driftwood on the ocean hollywood
  • driftwood ocean hotel
  • Address: 2101 S Surf Rd - Hollywood - Florida - 33019 - United States
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