Hotel was Great - Surrounding Area Not So Great A review of Marriott Hollywood Beach
The new Hollywood Beach Marriott is really nice. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. The restaurant, Latitudes, had great food although the service was a bit slow. The Tiki Bar had a great atmosphere and very friendly bartenders - a fun hang out for after dinner. The pool area was nice and there were waiters to bring you drinks and menu items at your chairs.
The one big disappointment was the surrounding area. My husband and I did not rent a car thinking that we could walk to a lot of nice restaurants, bars, etc. on the broadwalk. Grant it, we were able to walk to restaurants but it was not the nicest area and there were not many nice restaurants to pick from. Unfortunately the Marriott is surrounded by a lot of motels and apartments that are not very well kept up. Hopefully for the Marriott's sake these places will also make the renovations that the Marriott has made and then this would be one great vacation spot.
I would recommend Giorgio's on the Intercoastal Waterway as a nice place for dinner.