Beachcomber Resort and Villas
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After Richard golfed, Pauline did laundry and Kirk washed the car we headed to Fort Lauderdale using A1A. It clearly is Spring Break as there are lots of young people on the beach and it was a beautiful day for it. The lifeguard stations were flying green flags indicating it was OK. As usual there were large ocean-going boats anchored off the inlet into Lauderdale although the port was largely empty of commercial traffic and cruise ships.
... attack which was strangely watchable but as Bond – I don’t think so, bring me Pierce on a plate anytime!
Anyway, we arrived at Miami, slightly late as the was unable to kickstart the engines of our 747 at Heathrow and lost his slot time for departure. We were then held for approximately 30 minutes on the jetway whilst an Iberian flight which landed after us was ushered through Immigration before us. Damned Miami Hispanics, just ...
Today we went to The Cloisters of the Spanish Monastery and St. Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church in North Miami Beach with Rick & Linda. The original was built in Spain in the 1100's and were occupied by the Cistercian monks for nearly 700 years. The Cloisters were seized, sold and converted into a granary and stable due to a ...
... which have been described as the belief that some person is going to make us happy.
My take on this is probably going to rattle the minds of the likes of H. Norman Wright who wrote the relationship book, "Quiet Times for Couples" dedicated to helping couples achieve a deeper more resilient marriage which includes specific suggestions for accommodating differences and handling conflicts.
Back to the Soul Mate discussion which ...
... treacherously long journey around the Cape of Queensland from Perth without any ports of call to speak of.
We had drinks and dinner, as I told them of my new obligations that would occur in several days out of Lizard Island. They offered me a ride back to Lizard Island that I believed was a ploy by the Garrick, to get me to wire his fish, for the two days it would take us to get there.
Myself and Angus slept on the two open air bunks on either side of the console ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beachcomber Resort and Villas Pompano Beach
What happened to the beachcomber
We have been staying at the beachcomber for twelve years and could not believe the negative change in customer service, cleanliness and disrepair we observed. The pool was cracked with rusty ladders and missing tiles that cut my kids' foot. There was construction on the upper floors and the first floor common hallway was filthy. the elevators as well. There was a cigarette butt in the middle of the hallwayfor three consecutive days. the paint in the room was peeling.
construction workers used the guest elevator and partied near the pool outside our room after work. the worst aspect was the surly, almost nasty attitude of the woman in reservations who seemed to be the one in charge of the hotel. when you are on vacation you dont need that kind of aggrivation.
Loved the Beachcomber disliked treatment 11/03
Upon our arrival we were told that we could not stay at the hotel, we had made our reservations months ago. We had several rooms booked as a reunion was planned. We were not notified prior to our arrival and were very upset to be put into a hotel which did not meet our standards.
This caused people to cancel and also be put into another hotel, some got their rooms at the Beachcomber. A vacation we all looked foward to turned into a stressful event. We have stayed at the Beachcomber before and we were very happy with the accomodations and staff. We were extremely dissappointed with the treatment we received from the management. We stay at Best Western hotels frequently because they are usually so efficiently run. Sadly I can no longer say that.
Not at all like the website
I booked the reservation on-line a couple months ago, and 2 days later someone in Miami used my credit card number to order a laptop computer.
I am positive it was someone at the hotel who did this since I live in Illinois, and this was the only time I used this credit card in a month. But I decided to keep the reservation b/c of the positive reviews on this website, and we were going the week of the Fort Lauderdale boat show and hotels were booking up quickly. I mentioned this incident to the manager when we arrived. She apologized and blamed the web host, but that was it. I tried to get the 3rd night free promotion, but she wouldn't honor it b/c I booked the hotel when it was between promotions. But they did give me a free upgrade to a junior suite from an efficiency.
The chief reason we wanted this hotel is b/c it seemed like it was very kid-friendly with all the nice pictures on the website. There is no playground equipment like they show on the web photos. It is just a dirty sand pit. They said they took the playground down a couple of months ago and were planning on replacing it.
I got an email the day the day we were to arrive saying they were having some construction. I think they could have given us more notice, but I guess too many people would cancel their reservation. The hall carpets were filthy from the construction, and the contractors used the same elevators as the guests so we always had to wait forever for one.
And it was quite loud in the morning from the drilling and hammering.
The hotel is about a 30 minute drive from any of the attractions. Not a big deal if you just want to lounge on the beach (it is really nice), but we got very tired of that b/c we were traveling with a 20 month old.
The restaurant was hit or miss. We had the $14.95 lobster dinner special one night and it was awesome. Even the accompanying grilled squash and roasted potatoes were yummy, and can't beat the price.
But...I had the quiche lorraine for breakfast and it was completely un-eatable. The egg filling was a disgusting brown. I don't know how they could have screwed that up so badly.
Anyway, the room was nice, beach was nice, but I wouldn't stay there again b/c of the credit card issue and the distance from the attractions.
Will not ever stay here again!
I arrived at the hotel late and had difficulty finding it. I checked into my room and noticed that they did not give me the 2 double beds I requested. When I went to the front desk to complain, I overheard other customers complaining about their broken air conditioner. I asked the front desk clerk if the air in all of the rooms was broken and she then informed me that they had not had air in the hotel for 3 hours. (keep in mind this is Pompano beach in October ~ 80 degrees) It shocked me that she checked me into the room and did not mention this. I immediately checked out and got a room at the Holiday Inn on Pompano Beach Blvd.
Other things to mention about this hotel...the carpets and walls were dirty and stained, "claim" under construction but halls were smokey, desk clerk seem to care more about checking in guest than in the guest comfort.
I will not ever stay here again!
We just came home from a 5 night stay at the Beachcomber (7/18-7/23, 2003) Thanks to this website I am convinced our online reservations gave us priority lodging as we were told when checking in our "booking agent" qualified us for executive rooms. ..at only $76/night! Wow! We had an incredible room on the 7th floor accessed with a special elevator key which was immaculate with an awesome ocean view. The grounds were nothing short of lush and tropical and both swimming pools were well maintained. The location was close to many conveniences such as fishing and shopping and wonderful dining. We plan to return.
Nice quaint hotel
I stayed at the Beachcomber for two days and truly enjoyed my time. I chose to stay in the hotel portion: no ocean view, regular hotel room. The room was clean and I felt comfortable in the room. I am picky - I have been known to carefully inspect hotel sheets, not walk barefoot on hotel carpets and more. The hotel staff is very friendly. The pool is great with a conveniently located bar. Beachcomber residents have direct access to the beach and can rent cabanas, cushions etc. The hotel is a good sized quaint hotel with a good atmosphere. I am already planning my next trip there.
this is a wonderful hotel with a great view of the ocean and beautiful surrounding of the property. 2 pools ,tiki bar, putting green and gardens to walk through. the staff at this hotel are wonderful people they make sure your stay is very comfortable and if you need any extras they always seem to get what you want [extra towels late checkout extra keys] etc the food was great and on weekends they have a cookout for lunch with burgers hot dogs and chicken breast. For those who forget your beachtowels no problem they supply you with towels each day out at the pool. By the way each room comes with coffeemaker refrig and microwave. the beachfront efficiency was big enough for 4 people 2 beds 1 bath [the bathroom is in the hallway of the room which was nice so you had a little extra room to move around. all in all this is a great hotel and one i would highly recommend using again and again
Come and relax
Situated on 300 ft of pristine beach, this beautiful and laid back Ft. Lauderdale (Airport 10 mins) resort is a quiet beauty tucked away on Ocean Drive just far enough away from it all. Nightly piano bar, poolside BBQ lunch, friendly atmosphere and great ocean views keep my family coming back year after year. Tropical garden and well maintained grounds. Expect to relax here. Some rooms have kitchenettes and the pools have great views too.
We stayed here approximately 4 years ago and loved it. We booked the 2 bedroom villa. Only problem we had was the air conditioning. Didn't cool off the whole villa. The service was excellent. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We are going back in May. Hopefully, nothing has changed.Will review on my return.
The Beachcomber is an older property that has been well maintained. The rooms are modern and clean. The gardens, beach, and pool areas are beautiful and like the buildings are very well maintained. Service staff are polite and accommodating.
The restaurant is excellent. We have used this property twice and will use it again without hesitation. With so many properties today being cookie cutter plain, this place