The Best Place to Stay on the Broadwalk
Posted Nov 13, 2015 on Hotels
The Walkabout Beach Resort is under new ownership and is getting a complete face lift, including new windows, Italian tile, and a brand new paint job. The Walkabout used to stand out as the art moderne-style pink hotel on the north end of the Broadwalk, but now it's a very lovely pistachio and white. Veronica and her dedicated staff will do almost anything in their power to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. They even bought us some lawn chairs for the beach which is about ten steps away from the hotel. There is a funky little Tiki Bar on the central patio with local musicians playing beach tunes while the lovely Cherise serves $2 drafts each day for Happy Hour (4-7). There is just a wonderful vibe at the Walkabout that makes you feel like you are staying with family down in the Caribbean. And because of its location at the north end of the Broadwalk, there are no crowds, even when many other parts of the beach are crawling with tourists. They do not serve food at the Walkabout, but the Marriott is right next door. My wife and I stayed in one of the two upstairs suites, complete with living room offering a 180 degree overlook of the the Broadwalk and beach. The suite includes a kitchen with refrigerator, coffee make, and microwave. We have been coming to Hollywood Beach for years and have stayed in most of the hotels along the beach, and I can tell you there is no finer place to stay than the spectacular Walkabout.