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Hollywood or Lauderdale by the Seas - hotels? Restaurants? Beaches?

Hollywood or Lauderdale by the Seas - hotels? Restaurants? Beaches?

Feb 20th, 2006, 08:23 AM
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Hollywood or Lauderdale by the Seas - hotels? Restaurants? Beaches?

I'm looking for a great family "beach therapy" location for the first weekend of May. It'll be my mom, my husband, my 3 kids, and myself. I'm leaning towards Hollywood or Lauderdale by the Sea because I'm looking for warm water. I'd appreciate restaurant and hotel recommendations. Here is what I'm considering:

Lauderdale by the Seas - Blue Seas Courtyard.

Atlantic Sands
Manta Ray Inn
Sea Downs
The Desoto Oceanview Inn
The Caribbean Resort Apartments.

I like sweet, little hotels - but I also like clean.

Which beach is better for kids - my youngest is 9.

Thank you.

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Feb 20th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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In Hollywood my favorite is the Greenbriar Beach Resort. It is a very clean little mom and pop with kitchens and includes breakfast.

From what I can remember, the Manta Ray and the Sea Downs are also very nice little places.

I love Hollywood and the Broadwalk.

In LBTS my favorite is the Captain's Quarters.
Feb 20th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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I'm familiar with LBTS but not Hollywood. Family that came down for my wedding a couple of years ago stayed at White Cap, and everyone was happy with it. Most of them have small children, and there was 3 generations.

White Cap is on the beach and has a pool. It's clean but not fancy. It's a small hotel. The rooms had a kitchen (the ones with kids found this really helpful), a living area with couches that turned to beds, a bedroom and a bathroom. The staff was very friendly, and they had just redone the rooms.

Hope this helps.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 05:19 AM
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I looked in at most every small hotel in LBTS (we have a house there and often have to put up extra guests) The Tides Inn is still my favorite. The "Penthouse" is a huge suite with a big balcony overlooking the sand. The other rooms are clean and simple. Small pool. It just is neat and tidy. We love LBTS, walk everywhere, beautiful beach.
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Feb 21st, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Some extended family of mine has been visiting Lauderdale by the Sea for about 20 years, and they always prefer to stay at the Sea Cliff. It's a small motel with a pool and view of the ocean.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:06 AM
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The Greenbriar Beach Club is currently closed due to damage from Hurricane Wilma.
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