Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach/Oceanfront
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach/Oceanfront
OMG, what a horrible nightmare my stay at Ocean Sands was. This newly aquired resort is managed by a Janus corporation????? What management??? It is non-existant. I tried to contact the GM in reference to the poor service that we received, but it was to no avail. He didn't have the courtesy of a measly return phone call. Not even at a hostal do you get this type of treatment. We stayed at the hotel last year, and it was wonderful. The staff was very accommodating and very helpful. It had a family atmosphere. And more importantly you always were able to see the GM if not you definetely heard him which was very reassuring as a guest that if a problem arised you would have help. Boy, what a difference a year and a change of management make. The hotel is in a beautiful location but is sooooo poorly managed. It is no longer the Spa Atlantis it used to be. Hopefuly the current owners would do something about it and restore it to its past splendor.
I spent 4 days at the spa with Marilu Henner's THM group. I think the entire group had a positive experience. The room was lovely with a gorgeous view. I enjoyed my morning and evening tea on the balcony. The bathroom was spacious and included a shower and tub. The bathtub was deep with arm rests which made an evening soak especially pleasureable. There were plenty of clean towels and maid service never failed to replenish generously. The chef prepared the food especially for our group according to our dietary requirements and it was delicious. The exercise instructors were generally of high quality and friendly. I especially appreciated Victoria, a woman in her seventies who taught us yoga on the beach. She was vibrant and clearly committed to making our classes a special experience. I also enjoyed the water aerobics offering and the jacuzzi afterwards! The hotel had experienced some problems due to flooding the week before, but they valiantly pulled everything together so that we could have a relaxing stay.
Great Service at Ocean Sands!
I visited the Ocean Sands with a group last weekend, and before we arrived we provided the staff with a long wish list of food requirements, exercise classes, and group meeting rooms.
The Ocean Sands staff not only met but exceeded our expectations!
Any minor problems were quickly and cheerfully corrected. The chef went out of his way to meet some very specific dietary requirements, and the food was absolutely delicious and well presented. Spa staff and exercise instructors were skilled and attentive. Beach access was great. I would recommend Ocean Sands without reservation.
I had an excellent experience at the Ocean Sands Resort. The food was excellent. The chef Felix and the fitness director Oris were always available and paid special attention to our group. They were organized and could answer any question or need we had.
The rooms were large, spacious and clean. I think all of rooms have an ocean view. They had a good variety of exercise classes. The pool and whirlpool were always open and plenty of towels were available.
There is a lack of a convenience store in the area.
Fabulous Personal Service
The staff was outstanding. They really went out of their way to please us as a group and as individuals. Oris was in charge and always willing to be of assistance. Felix the chef was very friendly and accomodating. The food was fabulous! The water aerobics instructor was top notch. The rooms are huge, very clean, and contain everything you could need (washer, dryer, safe, ect). The spa was very clean, lots of towels, and the beach was great. We went during spring break and I was concerned about breaker's partying ruining our trip but we weren't disturbed at all. It was a very peaceful, enjoyable stay at the spa.
I just returned from the resort.Was there Mar16-19th.
I and my husband stayed at this hell hole!! we will never return again, no service,rooms dirty,restaurant is like a roach coach!!! they even have better food.
It was the trip to hell
I don't know where to start! Don't go! No pool towels or in the room for that matter. The safe never worked and staff was no help on how to use the safe. The lounge had very limited hours. The dining room was depressing, the only part I did enjoy was the Spa and Salon. It was very well run. The rest of the place was simply a bad, bad, bad experience. I notice that they treated the staff poorly. I witness a manager counsling a staff member at the front desk right in front of serval guests.
I asked to speak to the General Manager and I never got a call back, I left 4 messages. The only manager that would see me was the Spa Manager, he was very pleasant and went out of his way to help me.
I will never return! Well maybe to the spa, the massage therapist was GREAT!
It is unfortunate that a beachfront location and a state of the art physical plant is so poorly managed. We couldn't get our rooms cleaned three days running although we were out of our rooms most of the day. The restaurant is unimaginative, and you have to budget a long time for the single waiter moving in slo mo. When we arrived we had to be moved twice before we had a room with the AC working (you would think that in S. Fla, they would have figured out how to keep the AC maintained!) The parking is valet, which becomes a pain in the neck if you wish to use your car several times a day. The bar is deadsville (go next store to the Tiki Bar at Lighthouse Cove where tourists and 40 somethings add life to your drinking experience). There are two pools, not exactly sparkling clean, and a relatively small hot tub. It's not a bad deal for the money, but with a little bit of competent management it could be such a nicer place to stay.
The hotel has recently been acquired, apparently, by new owners who do not have their act together. There is major construction going on, which they do not tell you when you are booking rooms, so be prepared for noise and workers and equipment moving through the building. Every staff member we met were all new and don't really seem to know what is going on.