The check-in staff was professional but friendly and the process at the front desk and concierge desk went very smoothly as compared to other timeshare resorts (specifically, Berkeley Resorts Massanutten resort) I have visited through RCI. There was no mad rush of families trying to check in at 4pm. In fact, several days earlier, I had called ahead to request an early check-in time (I wanted to check-in, shower, and change before a family event nearby at 5pm) and the Palm Aire staff was happy to accomodate the request, even suggesting I could use the locker room facilities at the on-site spa to get ready if my room was not prepared.
I was assigned a suite on the 4th floor of the Sabal Palm building, which I understand is due for refurbishment soon. The suite was very clean, although it was obvious the furniture and decor was due to be refreshed. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the resort. To comment on areas that other guests have complained about -- the common areas of the buildings and the grounds (including the pool) are very well maintained; the staffpeople we encountered were friendly; the suite and hallways were quiet; and the wireless internet connection dropped a few times but not more frequently than at home or Starbucks. There are definitely not enough activities to keep myself occupied to spend a week solely at the resort, but that wasn't my intention for this trip (as I was in FLL primarily to visit friends and family). Unless you plan to sit by the pool, play golf at the Palm Aire course, and walk to McDonalds/Wal*Mart for meals all week, you will definitely need a rental car. Fort Lauderdale is very spread out -- there is no mass transit and finding a taxi/car service is a challenge, even for locals. The Palm Aire community felt secure although the surrounding area is substantially more commercial than the beachfront resorts (there's a McDonalds and Wal*Mart within walking distance). The sirens another guest reported were just as likely ambulances responding to the large retirement community or returning to the hospital nearby.
I would definitely return to the Palm Aire, although I would also like to visit the Wyndham beachfront resorts.
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Palm-Aire Hotel Pompano Beach
- Wyndham Pompano Beach
- Palm Aire Resort
- Pompano Beach Wyndham