My sister and I are lucky to survive one night at this horror hotel. Not only was everything horrible in the room, but in the middle of the night, after already deciding to leave in the morning, I awoke and smelled gas. There was a gas range in the room. We turned the fan and A.C. back on after a break because it was freezing and we couldn’t get the thermostat to work. That seemed to ventilate the room. But who wants to stay in a death trap. Didn’t get any sleep and got out as soon as the sun came up, feeling too unsafe to navigate the hotel in the middle of the night. But that’s another story! I definitely want a refund from air bnb. An apology would be nice too. It is truly shameful that this pit is even open to the unsuspecting public.
The horrors are truly astounding
Jan 13, 2023
I recently revisited this atrocity with my friends as part of my yearly trip to the Hollywood area. Like my review from years past states, this place is a nightmare.
I had a buddy who lived here for 2 semesters of school. He played football and all his teammates were bunked up in the “resort”. Now for a bunch of young adults partying all the time..it was pretty great! But, I imagine for the renters and vacationers it was anything but.
The aroma of the property is best described as marijuana mixed with years and years of neglect and urination.
The types of people one may encounter during their I’ll-advised stay at this chalet include disgruntled employees, swindled vacationers, drug dealers, drunk young people, and cracked out elderly folks.
The carpets are stained. The walls are cracked. The metals are rusted. The elevators never work. The stairs are a slippery narrow nightmare. The security doesn’t give a damn who comes in or out and when. 70% of the building is an unused concourse of winding hallways and escalators that do not escalate. It’s really all quite astounding how truly terrible this place is.
And yet, it has so much charm and character. It’s clearly a century’s old building that went though many different forms. From a hospital, to a morgue, to an upscale hotel, to a crackden that shamelessly advertises “RESORT” right on the front in bold letters.
Thank you Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, for the countless memories, laughs, scares, and even the $20 I found near grump Gary’s that one time.
Do not pay money to be here.