"Alert: Under renovation and construction"
This hotel has an excellent location on Hollywood Beach, but it is still undergoing renovations and this gave us a few problems. As a result our room did not have a finished closet or any other place to hang clothes. The phone was not connected and this posed a security and emergency risk and a great inconvenience when we needed to contact the front […] desk. The dead bolt in our door did not work as it was newly installed and was not aligned properly. The hallways have some open ceilings with construction bare bulbs hanging down and some of the tiles in the floor are ripped out. In addition to the workers and renovations in the hotel, there is also the problem with all the noise and dust from the construction of a new 20 floor hotel next door to the Sheldon Hotel. They start their tractors and machines up early and work all day. So don't plan on sleeping in late. This mega hotel is not scheduled for completion until the Fall of 2015. The Sheldon hotel website states that their renovation and construction was supposed to be completed by April 2012, but as of Nov 2013 they are still working on it and you will be faced with a host of problems if you decide to stay at this location. For all of these reasons I would suggest that you book another hotel until they have actually completed all of their renovations. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"relaying mid week escape from work"
They have done a lot of work on the rooms, still working on some. The construction did not diminish my stay. They had beach towel, beach chairs and accessories. Right on the boardwalk, next to restaurants and bars. Breakfast on the boardwalk, great happy hours , all within 2 blocks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old noisy outdated"
I had a beautiful view of the ocean but the room was so depressing and I had to stay in the room because of the weatherGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this was our second stay at the sheldon, it's still under construction/renovation but the location is great and the staff are very pleasent and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect!!! Right on the Beach!!!"
Yes, the hotel is being renovated... But who cares! Not us! We loved the hotel! Cheap breakfast next door! Anazing views! Trolley rides for a buck! Staff nice! Life was good on the beach! Even gave us sunscreen! Will be back next time!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Liveable but not worth the price"
Although hotel was beachfront, few rooms actually are. No balconies. Hotel must have been going through repairs at least I hope it is not normally like that. Missing ceiling tiles, slanted floors, chipped walls, etc. Service folks at front desk very nice. Considering condition of hotel and its proximity to the beach (on it) a fair price would have been […] $70 per night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel right on boardwalk and beach"
We chose a smaller room and we upgraded to a remodeled room with an ocean view. Was worth the small extra price. Hotel staff was extremely friendly. We will stay there again!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
A very nice surprise given the mostly negative reviews. It is indeed under going renovations. We stayed on the third floor corner room and it was amazing! If you are looking for a place to lay your head and wake up to the sound of the waves book now.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"awesome hotel on the beach"
the staff excellent, the room was clean and had a great view. the beds were comfortable and we never heard another guest. it was very close to everything. We had a great time and would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
we stay there every year for the past 3 years! location in great staff is wonderful! would nor consider staying anywhere else! one room had a hot water issue the staff gave us a extra room for our family to split up and use at no extra charge even after the water issue was fixed they let us keep the extra room! they have lot's of beach toys for the […] kids and the new remodeled rooms are modern and nice! with new rooms, location, view, price, and STAFF hard to beat the Sheldon!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pay more and stay elsewhere"
This hotel was dingy and dark. They are in the middle of renovations, but the extent of the renovations made the hotel very uncomfortable to stay in. No air in the 3rd floor hallways, and poor room numbering outside the rooms. The room was spacious except for the bathroom. The cleaning people were knocking on our door every morning before 9am wanting […] to clean. I do give this hotel a great review ONLY for their oceanfront rooms; the view is breathtaking. I would suggest paying more money and staying at a nicer hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Try it when removations are done- not now!"
I have stayed at the hotel multiple times since 1997. Our first visit in January 1997 was incredible and we decided to return again and again. It has been a little worse for wear each time over the years but this last trip when I called before booking I was told rooms had been remodeled. Imagine my surprise when we check in and find the hotel is in […] the middle of remodeling- with most of the rooms out of service. We were given a "City view/intercoastal view" room that overlooked the demolition of a large parking garage. The room itself was unappealing with a wire of some sort strung across the door frame and wall, peeling paint, lampshades with splits/tears, and worse- a filthy floor (took a shower and walked barefoot and had to clean my feet before getting in the bed). Both people staying in the room had problems with being congested each morning due to the air quality- most likely from the renovation work. The Bathroom had been updated and the floor in room was a nice plank tile. The front desk staff was uncaring at best. This is a Historical building and you have to take that into consideration when you stay here and you expect some quirkiness- but until they do some major work and address housekeeping issues they will not see us back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very nice atmosphere clean and comfortable rooms. Also right by the boardwalk in walking distance to the ocean live bands play on Friday night near by on a stage My son and me enjoyed our mini vacation at the Sheldon,Hollywood Beach, I would recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT location !!"
The location is amazing. Right on the boardwalk, and close to restaurants. It's not a fancy hotel. We had just a little room that provided a bed and a bathroom, so we could rest and shower in between outdoor adventures. For the price that we paid, it was good. The room was small, but it was clean. We didn't really need anything more. The king bed was […] comfortable. There is a very small TV in the room, no plasma, which was alright because we didn't go to the beach to watch TV anyways. They provide towels (I believe we got like 2 per room), beach chairs (they are low chairs, so might not be good for older people), as well as an umbrella (it's kind of small, but it works). They provide one free parking space, which is great so you don't have to struggle with parking or pay for expensive $20/day valet (like other hotels make you pay). The hotel even provides ice, so you don't even have to buy that. One thing I will say, the bathroom was kind of small and might be uncomfortable to bathe babies. Bottom line, if you are planning to spend the whole time outdoors instead of chilling inside the hotel, this is a really good place to rent. It's small but clean. The hotel itself doesn't have many features, but they try to accommodate you to make your beach vacation a stress-free one (with all the beach perks they lend you). We will definitely consider this hotel again next time we plan a trip to Hollywood Beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good location, in front of the beach, surrounded by restaurants, they have parking available,, no need to drive!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Its at the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
we got away for a weekend, and this was the best choice. the hotel has gone through some renovations. There were some small items that would need to be fixed, like the bathroom door not closing completely. But overall it was very clean and friendly. Perfect location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple - but w/ view like this that is enough"
The Sheldon Hotel has basic accommodations, but that is all that is needed. This place is excellent if one wants to get away from it all - have a great ocean view and "de-compress." No iron board in room - no problem, as one doesn't want to be bothered with such tasks when on vacation on the beach Rooms are comfortable, clean, and have everything […] needed to promote a relaxing stay. Close to restaurants, bars, and of course the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Comfortable rooms, modest bathrooms and superb location. Ample and convenient free parking.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean rooms friendly employees great location just wish renovations were completed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just what the doctor ordered..."
We wanted a quick weekend getaway. Amazing location on the boardwalk! It's an old building so don't expect a modern Marriott style room. Clean and comfortable. The ladies at the front desk were very pleasant and accommodating. We'll come back to the Sheldon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, horrible service"
Great location on the Broadwalk, and the rooms were clean and pretty big. The woman at the front desk was nice, but there was really no service here. We called down for shampoo, and were told to come downstairs and get it ourselves. The elevator only works after sundown, the doors to the broadwalk close at 7, which means you have to walk around the […] back of the building, and the only option for late check-out is going to cost you $10 an hour. In addition, we planned on checking out on time at 11 and then spending the day at the beach. Parked in "their" parking lot (which not even all of the spots are marked for Sheldon), we asked if we could leave the car there for a few hours. Though there were plenty of empty spaces, we were informed it would cost us another $10 for a day pass to park. The food around the hotel was also horrible, as was the service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is amazing"
Old hotel in need of TLC and upkeep but large, clean rooms with amazing ocean view right on boardwalk at a reasonable price. Definitely a diamond in the rough. They provide beach chairs and umbrella to enjoy the water which is just a few hundred feet in front of the hotel. Many good places to eat along boardwalk and close parking and less then 20 minutes […] from FLL airport. I would stay again and recommend Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you want beach front!!"
Nice rooms, loved the beach front view. Just cross the walkway and you are on the beach. Lots of good food and drinks close, so no need to drive!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sheldon-good as long as ur blind and love stairs"
Here was what was good about this hotel: location, clean towels, clean sheets. The fridge was great too once I found it (hidden inside a dresser?!) Heres the ugly part: YEARS of dust on every picture, mirror, behind tv; there must have been 300 ppl's DNA all of our room & the entire hotel. Amd thr fact the each of our 3 days there- the elevator died. […] So forna person with 2 broken legs from not even 2 yrs ago- the 2nd floor room was a horrible hike. There were literally holes with exposed wires in atleast 4 places I saw, & the plaster walls were falling apart. Oh and they have TAPED the room numbers on the walls, I could have played tricks on ppl all night long if I wanted. Sheldon hotel was a major disappointment. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Me and my husband had a great time in our little vacation. The hotel was very clean, the room was pretty spacious. Beside the fact the elevator didnt work, everything was great. I would def go back there next timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a weekend get away..."
The Sheldon is a great hotel. Loved the view ...front desk service was very pleasant . Free wifi and parking. It was a great experience . Very satisfied :-)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and location is perfect."
It's all about location...location... location for beach access, restaurants, night life, etc. The hotel served our needs for a one night stay as we were passing through with out of state visitors. The staff was very helpful in directing us to some great restaurants nearby. Its great for couples. I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
This was an old hotel which was very clean, but definitely needs some upgrading, but on the upside, the hotel is very conveniently located right on the boardwalk, easy drive to The HardRock Casino and a vey nice golf course within 10 minutes. I would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for the dollar"
Hotel is old but has been keep up clean beds are comfortable staff was friendly and helpful. Location can't be beat everything you need in easy walking distance. A very good value for the moneyGenuine Expedia guest review
The room included a full kitchen with stove top, full-size refrigerator, microwave, plates and silverware. Good-size room. Hotel is close to I-4, Altamonte Mall and Crane's Roost Park. It has an exercise room with weights, treadmills, and elipticals. Also has laundry facilities. Could be used for extended stays.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worse hotel ever"
The hotel is in the process of renovation. It should be closed. We arrived and asked immediately for a room change. The room from hotels.com was more a closet than a room. There was not even space for a chair in the room. A new desk attendant arranged for a room at a change in the cost of the room. This wiped out the savings we got from the site. This […] was better but it did not improve the satff. A grunt was the most we got from the lobby attendants. The lobby had little furniture and was not a place we wanted to have our friends meet us. The only redeeming feature was the location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for a night ot two"
Great location. The place has some updates but they were done in a very tight budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool 40's Vibe Hotel right on the beach!"
We arrived early, and the receptionist provided us with two beach chairs, two towels, and and a beach umbrella, so we could immediately begin enjoying the beach. And it was RIGHT THERE! She also let us store our luggage. The hotel was directly on the beach, next to the Hollywood Beach Walk with its restaurants and shops. The boutique hotel is undergoing […] renovation and has a cool 40's vibe (was built in the 40's). Our room was on the corner with a partial ocean view that was very nice for the reasonable price we paid (the receptionist kindly upgraded our room for us). The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. They could use a flat screen tv, though, instead of the old-style tv. The room had a microwave and fridge which were appreciated. Shower head did not have much power. Good towels. Parking (a short half-block away) was free, which was nice considering it was a busy beach area, and we never had trouble finding a spot, even on a weekend. The room air conditioner was a bit noisy, but we got a good night's sleep anyway. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay again. Love it! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Location was great! I was not expecting such an out dated room. Bathroom was disgusting look like something back in the sixties. View was nice as well as the outside of Hotel. Really needs an overhaul. That's what they said they were doing but it's seems like something that will take some time. Even though it wasn't to our expectations I guess you will […] have to see for yourself. My Husband and I made the best of it and we had a good time. I will say for what they charge you can find something nicer but there location was in a good spot. I will say that if you didn't want to spend the money on a car rental you could get a taxi there for 15 or 20 from airport very fast to get there ten/fifteen minutes tops. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fun, quirky, run-down and real. I liked it."
This hotel is quirky, offbeat, a little rundown and fun if you are not looking for a corporate hotel experience. I liked the antique beds and staff who were helpful and real. Location could not have been better and the area is fun. Only issue really was that there were noisy people at about 4:00 a.m. and tile floors in hallways echoed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location needs improvement"
Great location hard bed hard pillows fancy shower and electrical switches funky very Home Depot. Needs major up keep in overall. For one night great long term they need to improve the look and ambianceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great price"
Wanted a hotel on Hollywood boardwalk Easter week. All hotel chains including miles inland were more than $200 per night. Found the Sheldon for less and grabbed it. We had a refurbished room facing ocean. Sunrise is fabulous. Room had frig, microwave, coffee pot. There is a limit to how much you can improve a 60+ year old hotel. The lobby was sparsely […] furnished, no carpet in the rooms and the lamp and coffee pot needed repairs. However, if they fix it up too much it will not be reasonably priced. Despite the online info that the hotel has been completely refurbished, I was told that only 7 of the 42 rooms has been redone because they are so busy they don't want to close a room to redo it. Overall was very pleased with the room, location and price and would stay again. There are some really dumpy places on Hollywood beach and the Sheldon is far superior. However, if I had more time to plan I would rent a condo for more space, amenities and price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spring Break for adults"
Hotel needs some work physically. Staff was fairly nice. We did try to extend stay one night and booked a room at front desk only to find out the next morning that the hotel was sold out and the lady did not see our extra night. Very frustrating. Was not offered any help or options.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A short stay on the beach."
A wonderful view, right on the boardwalk, lot's of activity on the beach. Several meal options within walking distance. The hotel could use some updating and ambiance. Seemed like they were struggling to improve.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel on the Hollywood Boardwalk"
The location of this hotel right, on the beach easily make up for the lack of comfort amenities. The staff is always helpful. The hotel provides beach chairs and towels. The rooms are cleaned daily.Genuine Expedia guest review
Just across the boardwalk from the beach! Remodeling, but our room was comfortable and clean. If your looking for a sweet little boutique hotel on the beach this is your place. Check for construction discounts. Enjoy Hollywood!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is great! But hotel needs room renovation,especially bathroom.Hotel staff was great and overal experience was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for family."
The staff was great. Great for family and right on boardwalk and beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Family Hotel"
The location was perfect! The staff was very helpful and friendly. We all enjoyed the Hollywood Blvd & beautiful beach right out the door! Entertainment, dining and a beautiful beach to relax and enjoy!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location -Cheap remodel - not worth price"
Remodel is being done on the cheap - poor paint job, instead of encasing wiring into the conduit in walls or at least in track on wall - left dangling. Towels and bathmats should have been discarded months ago- skimpy soap for bath and hands, soap dish on sink - stupid. Did furnish "old" beach towels, umbrella & chair for beach and has free parking. […] Persons at desk - not too pleasant at all - Appear to be funding remodel with use of hotel during remodeling, Hall floors broken tiles, ceiling tiles broken, some old some new tiles. Bed and bedding were very good. NO directory for TV stations asked, do not have. Lobby empty except for desk - few chairs along walls in lobby. If not for the central location would have been a terrible stay. Not a place to stay now and maybe not ever if remodel continues on the cheap. Bill Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location on broadwalk"
It has a long way to go .. our room was noisy from A/C units right outside window . The room floor and bathroom floor were not cleaned . Hair from previous guests was on bathroom floor . Good for one night stay , but DO NOT make this a long term vacation .Looks like Rooms were furnished with garage sale items .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
NOT YOUR TYPICAL HOTEL IF YOU WANT A 5 STAR IT IS NOT BUT A GREAT LITTLE NEAT PLACE RIGHT ON THE BEACH WISH IT HAD BEEN WARMER, WAS ONLY THERE ONE NIGHT WAITING ON A FLIGHT BUT HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE, MORE RENOVATIONS ARE ON THE WAY MAYBE A 5 STAR SOME TIME SOON!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This place wasn't bad if you're looking for a place next to the beach to party in for a night or two. It is right on the boardwalk and close to a number of restaurants and bars. The employees were very helpful and even lent my girlfriend an umbrella to use on a rainy day. The room was clean with tiled floors, but the furniture was old and beat-up. The […] place looks like it has been partied in pretty hard and even had a beer opener attached to the bathroom door trim which had been painted over a number of times. Overall the place was just ok, and I would probably opt for a place with a pool or hot tub in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd go again."
I liked the hotel and it's location. However the hotel needs some improvement, e.g., room could use some shelves sinces there was no bureau in the room. The bathroom had no shelves and no table to put things on. I had to use the toilet with the cover down, and the back of the toilet. The shelf over the sink was not even and didn't hold much. The sink […] in the bathroom filled up with water and drained very slow. The toilet didn't flush unless you held the handle until the toilet flushed completely. However we were comfortable in the room and I would stay their again. Housekeeping was very good and the staff at the desk very polite and friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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