Amazing place - First time writing a review , writing but still here . This place is amazing , beautiful, quiet , peaceful and cozy with everything you need plus free parking ,... read more easy and convenient check in and very close to the beach . So happy to be here with my husband , I decided to stay here ( Room D ) , best decision ever .
The Desoto ♥️. Thank you
September 4, 2022Mark A
A small Inn with a big Heart - If you like to experience a touch of old Florida charm and also the beauty of the beach this is the place for you. a great big thanks to... read more Steve and Josias for having such a wonderful and very comfortable Inn. keep it green Mark and Anne
August 1, 2021Krisper60
Haven for the Heart - We ended our Florida trip here and it was a wonderful choice. If, like us, you value the conscientious values of a place, quiet space, and a generous sense of... read more hospitality, Desoto is a great plan to land. The rooms are relatively large and very comfortable with room to settle in, there is a funky feel with lots of places to sit and read among the beautiful plantings and birds. They have thought of so many comforts and conveniences that many people stay her for extended periods, and I can see why. Free bikes, a library of books people have donated, beach supplies, etc. I love that the manager and owner are eco-conscious and care about the sustainability and wellbeing of their little spot of heaven on earth. We plan to come back. It is super convenient to the airport and to the beach, bike trails, and walking trails. It is also super compatible with how we like to travel. Thanks for all you do and offer, Steve and Laurie.
February 1, 2020
Great experience seconds from the beach - Desoto has done an excellent job converting what appears to be an old 8 unit apartment building into a great, cozy hotel just a min or two away from Dania... read more beach, which we found to be easy going and quiet even during spring break.
The staff was super helpful, very nice and attentive to details, such as free use of beach bikes and chairs, and a helpful guest closet with left behind amenities such as sunscreen.
Highly recommend for a weekend or a week long getaway. Great restaurants, like the Tiki Tiki bar are just a 10 min walk from the Desoto.
March 31, 2022stevegD241ZJ
Nothing better in the area. - The joys of this trip started as the hostess gave us the price that was on the computer when we had looked earlier in the day as opposed to the... read more new higher price which the computer didn't reflect yet.
We arrived very very late and they made sure we could get in the room when we arrived .
The rooms are spacious, nicely appointed kitchens, and comfortable beds. Keurig machine along walkway was a great touch as buying coffee, cream, etc for a few day stay is inconvenient, although they did have a full coffee maker in the room too.
But you won't want to spend too much time in your room. When the very nearby beach wears you out, rinse off in the outside shower, return the borrowed beach chairs, (and toys if you have kids) and relax in the beautiful grounds with tables under covers, the chairs outside your room, the chaise lounges, grill if you'd like even.
The original drawing card was it was removed by at least a mile all of the ugly high rise seafront of Hollywood Beach. There are two high rises just north of the property but it's a 2+ mile stretch of beach starting at the Broadwalk (not a typo). Other than that it's a beach of state parks, a pier, and a quarter mile stretch or so of 1-2 story buildings with humble homes and small inns.
Every part of this stay was amazing.
April 12, 2023621gavins
Exceptional service! - From the first interaction Steve was beyond accommodating. The grounds are cozy and well kept, with comfortable sitting areas, a grill, lots of books, and really all the amenities you... read more need for a casual beachside vacation. Bikes, beach chairs, sunblock... you name it, are available for guests enjoyment. The relaxed vibe and friendly service create a wonderful sense of community amongst the guests. Highly recommend this wonderful gem of a destination. It exceeded our expectations and then some.
February 4, 2020
Charming cottages style oasis at the beach - I know about this place for years but never had the opportunity to stay. What a find for anyone who is looking for quite getaway.
Foot steps from the beach... read more and ocean. The rooms are clean and comfortable and Steve is a great host.
May 23, 2020smitfish
DeSoto is the best retreat on Broward County beaches! - We stayed at the DeSoto for the 4th time in Sept 2023 and it was more than a pleasure. The ocean beckons and there's the added advantage of a... read more lifeguard stand right there at the public beach access. Veronica manages a staff that keeps the place clean and beautiful with the right balance of warm availability and hands off privacy for the guests. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. We love the quiet residential neighborhood, the miles of walking/bike path along the beach and the amenities at DeSoto that have made our vacations there memorable. Dinners on the gas grill and enjoyed at the covered outdoor dining tables simply can't be beat. We considered other accommodations, even drove up and down the beach looking for something comparable for a change and came to the conclusion that we couldn't find anything we liked better--or even as much. Without a doubt, we give it our highest recommendation.
October 4, 2022ktedon
This was easily the best stay at a hotel I’ve ever had. The experience was paradise!! The location is perfect, steps away from the private beach, and I could have... read more just stayed in the garden all day. Not only were the rooms clean, they had everything you need, a whole kitchenette, beach towels. There were also several books to borrow, as well as medications, sunscreen, aloe and other toiletries, available at all times.
I loved how it was eco friendly, and they provided beach chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers, as well as bikes and helmets. I was able to easily ride down to Hollywood Boardwalk, and enjoy a day on the beach with everything I couldn’t bring on the plane with me.
The accommodations alone were outstanding but the staff was the best part of the stay for me. Veronica, the manager, was so welcoming and kind and showed me everything I needed to know. She watched my stuff for me as I headed to the beach, and told me she would call me when my room was ready, and that if I needed anything, I could just give her a call or text. Her and the rest of the staff were so sweet, and if I ever find myself heading down to Hollywood again, I will absolutely be staying here.
April 21, 2022
- Debbie S
I would never have considered this place if it were not for the high praise on TripAdvisor, as I was in town for work and probably would have stayed at... read more a corporate chain. But they were so expensive and didn't seem worth the $$. Well, I lucked out. This inn is, as described by others, tranquil and well-tended. The rooms are spacious and well-outfitted, with firm comfy beds, ceiling fans as well as good AC. Immaculately clean and though the furniture is kind of Old Florida motel-ish, it is in good shape and suits the place. Veronica, the manager, is lovely. Parking is free. The beach is steps away. (Take note, though, that this is a slender patch of beach at the northern tip of Hollywood, probably about a 40 minute walk from, say, the Margaritaville beach hotel etc. )
May 8, 2023darlenew604
Hidden Gem - What amazing relaxing experience. The vibe was just right. The unit was clean and so quaint I just loved it. Great location to the beach and night life. Very clean... read more and friendly and relaxing. Great for a romantic get away or girls weekend. Lovely
August 2, 2021fuzzywuzzybear41
Gerrys review of the Desoto Inn - A great location , clean and pretty surroundings and very comfortable stay - would totally recommend. We stayed 2 nights and it was my son Matthews birthday , we organised... read more a cake to be bought and put in the fridge the day of our arrival and not only was a cake waiting for him , but some chocolates and a card as well and when the cupboard opened a "Happy Birthday " balloon popped out. My son had the best start to the holiday and his birthday. I would certainly stay there and recommend to fellow travellers - Veronica on site manager , could not do enough for us and thank her for making the stay so perfect and so memorable - thank you
June 6, 2022
A long-overdue review! - My son and I actually stayed here over Christmastime in 2017 (TripAdvisor won't let me go back that far).
My son was recovering from surgery and this seemed like... read more a good place for a peaceful, comfortable recovery.
And it was: we had a spacious, comfortable room, pretty surroundings, and friendly, helpful innkeepers. And I met many repeat customers who've been visiting for years.
If a big resort/theme place isn't your style, stay here.
July 27, 2020Heather R
A wonderful place! Josias was so welcoming when we arrived. We felt like we were staying with friends. Our room was super clean, cute and comfortable. The patio area... read more was beautiful! Bikes, beach chairs, sunscreen and other things were available to use during our stay. I cannot say enough on what a great place this is. Highly recommend!!!
July 16, 2021gandergooseme
Very friendly and accommodating. - Stayed for two days- nice communication from start to the end- got a text message on my phone aout my arrival, check in and the rest, nice quiet clean place.... read more Very friendly owner. Will be back for sure. Really enjoyed my stay- worry free and relaxing.
November 6, 2019
Amazing place - First time writing a review , writing but still here . This place is amazing , beautiful, quiet , peaceful and cozy with everything you need plus free parking ,... read more
September 4, 2022Mark A
A small Inn with a big Heart - If you like to experience a touch of old Florida charm and also the beauty of the beach this is the place for you. a great big thanks to... read more
August 1, 2021Krisper60
Haven for the Heart - We ended our Florida trip here and it was a wonderful choice. If, like us, you value the conscientious values of a place, quiet space, and a generous sense of... read more
February 1, 2020