This was a timeshare week that my husband and I bid on and purchased at a charity auction and being Florida residents...we've been in quite a few timeshare units. The SurfSider was perfect for us! We did our research on Lauderdale-by-the-sea and the Pompano area and had a good idea of what we wanted to do. Mostly though, we wanted to relax and not be riddled with plans and itineraries. The staff were helpful, but they didn't bother us. We didn't have interruptions from housekeeping (which we prefer, as we don't like people being in our unit when we aren't there) and the towel exchange mid-week was helpful. Most helpful though, was the washer/dryer in the unit. We just washed our own stuff. We didn't have to pay a cleaning fee (which I've paid many times at other timeshares) and the unit was well stocked. The location couldn't be better! Directly across the street from the reef with private beach access. We brought our bicycles and hardly had to drive anywhere, as we were 1 1/2 miles from the pier (nightlife, restaurants, etc) and 1 1/2 miles from Atlantic blvd (right smack in the middle!). The pool and the hot tub were lovely. The SurfSider, unlike the SurfRider, has an elevator, is 5 stories (not 3) and sits right on the inlet (your balcony overlooks water).
The unit is a little dated and the living room furniture is not terribly comfy, but the bed was very comfortable! Relatively clean (although the A/C units, ductwork, and vents need to be cleaned) and no bugs...living in FL, that's a BIG accomplishment! lol
Will definitely be coming here again.
- Also Known As:
- Surf Rider Resort By Evrentals Hotel Pompano Beach