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“Gator Ski Club loves Rainbow on the Ocean and will miss the manager!” 5 of 5 stars
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1231 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062   |  
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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“Gator Ski Club loves Rainbow on the Ocean and will miss the manager!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This little hotel may not be a 5 star but it has been our shining star along with the manager, Adonis for several years. Our snow ski and activities club has made this our "Weekend Getaway" destination for fun in the sun, swimming in the pool & ocean, beach party, cooking & eating extravaganzas and all around great weekend. We were just beginning to plan our annual summer weekend at the Rainbow and was informed of the passing of their wonderful manager- Adonis. All of us that went there every year are very saddened by the news and want to express our condolences to his wife Chris and the rest of the staff. He enjoyed our group, always had little surprise Gator pool toy gifts when we arrived, he was friendly and personable to us and very accommodating to our club. He will be missed! But, still give this gem a try and hope you'll be as pleased as we are!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This hotel is an ideal place for a family vacation, or for several families traveling together. We have stayed here every year for nearly 15 years. The location is wonderful, right on the beach, with a heated pool in the center of the courtyard. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, the staff is very helpful, and we always feel safe. If you want crowded glitz - stay somewhere else, but if you want relaxed, private and comfortable, this is the place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casselberry, Florida
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

When we rented the two bedroom apartment, my first impression was this place has a mildew and old smell. The manager did give us febreze but the carpet, cabinets were so old. The beach was nice. The pool had a lot of sand in it. The paint outside was old and and depressing.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

This hotel is in a great location on the ocean and near some trendy restaurants, The heated pool was nice and the staff is very friendly but the rooms need some serious updating, my family had two different rooms they were in clean condition but that was it. The bathtubs would take a long time to drain and some of the doors would not open and close properly, the carpets were old, the beds were so hard and umcomfortable and the windows in the bedrooms did not have proper blinds to cover so alot of light would come in making it very hard to sleep in. The outside doors and windows were in poor shape. We were told it just changed management and they plan to renovate slowly.
So unless this gets totally removated do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wixom, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

We have stayed here before that's why we went back. We know what to expect from the Hotel and the staff. Great location, pool is in great shape, right on the ocean which provides more beach than possible to walk in one session. Close to great restarurants, shopping . Rooms are clean and well appointed. Would suggest to both the young and not so young!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Masko, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

As an opposite to other reviews, we didn't have very enjoyable stay at Rainbow on the Ocean. We thought we carefully selected this "4 star resort" to extend our stay with 6 days in Florida after 5-days Bahaman cruise. Decision was done based on the reviews on the web from year 2009, and expected luxurious stay also there. We have traveled tens of times in different locations in the US, both business and leisure, but this time our expectations didn't meet reality.

First we thought that we arrived to wrong place - it looked like a bit shabby motel rather than a 4 star resort. Especially when you compared it to other ones in the neighbourhood. Anyway, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We realized afterwards that we had a Hotel/Efficiency room (not sure if we booked it or not). It was as promised simple and clean, but tidy. The mini kitchen was built into the closet. A/C was a bit noisy. You could here everything that your neighbours discussed or watched on the TV, as the walls were very thin. Due to humid conditions both front and back doors were extremely difficult to lock and unlock, and almost got broken. There was ongoing renovation at the time - very much welcomed! Be aware that there is no possibility to have breakfast or eat (as there is no restaurant). The best part of the hotel was the location on the beach!

We definitely recommend to book either apartment or suite to have most enjoyable stay.

We spent lots of time elsewhere: visited Boca Raton and Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall many times. We also drove to Naples (other side of the coast of Florida) one day.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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norcross, ga
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

We had a great stay. Room service was always helpful. Front desk staff were very welcoming. Great pool area and private beach. Cabanas were not in the best condition-- nor were they on the beach, but on a sand covered deck. Only minutes from Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale. Rooms were always Cold-- A/C worked great! Wonderful water pressure in both bathrooms. I would recommend to Family and Friends.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rainbow on the Ocean

Address: 1231 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062
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Location: United States > Florida > Hillsboro Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Hillsboro Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring private beach access, this Florida paradise is surrounded by a beautiful tropical environment and offers a variety of accommodations, complete with many of the comforts of home. Rainbow on the Ocean is surrounded by an endless variety of recreational activities and popular sites. Deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and luxury shopping are moments away. Guests can also experience gourmet restaurants, casinos and golf courses. Guests at the Rainbow on the Ocean will also appreciate in-room fully-equipped kitchens or microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel also offers a relaxing courtyard, complete with a heated swimming pool. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rainbow On The Ocean Hotel Pompano Beach

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