Marriott - A New Era A review of Marriott Hollywood Beach
First of all, ignore any review prior to June 2005 as this is now a brand new hotel - completely rebuilt and completely wonderful. Located right on the Broadwalk, the hotel is fabulous!
The rooms have down comforters, nice sheets, marble countertops, large bathrooms, a flat screen tv, sliding glass doors to a small balcony, coffee makers with Starbucks coffee, etc. The outside dining/bar area overlooks the ocean. The food is actually very good for a hotel restaurant and the staff is very attentive. Granted, the staff/guest ratio was very high during my visit as they were training employees, but I don't think that the Marriott would spend this much money to build such a fabulous hotel only to let customer service drop off after training.
If you are looking for a 4 -5 star hotel option, your choices are the Marriott or the Westin, which is located on the south side of the strip. While I have heard the Westin is very nice, I like that the Marriott is located directly on the Broadwalk. If you like to have restaurant/bar options within walking distance of your hotel, then this is the better choice.