We stayed in Hollywood last week (August 17, 2014) and we did enjoy it. We are returning quests.
We liked everything, the room, the beach and of course Boardwalk.
The room was clean, inviting and comfortable. It is very large room, the one of the biggest room in the hotel, with great bay-type windows in the bedroom. The hotel is unique and full of history. The staff was nice to us, they know Kristina (the owner) and they were always ready to help. The beach , of course, was excellent and it is literally few steps away form the hotel. We loved to walk on the boardwalk in the evening. The hotel has now a wonderful cafe in the lobby.
We enjoyed the pool and walks in the city. There are buses near by going everywhere, and you don't really need a car. if you want to visit Fort Lauderdale, take a water taxi. The waterways are few steps away from the hotel and the little port is located about 10 min away (walking distance). To make a story short, we liked everything the first time we were here, we enjoyed it this time and I am sure we will like it our next time. Highly recommended.