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The Forum
3.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   600 SW Third St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060   |  
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Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“If you're a roach lover you can stay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The one positive the place has is that is very quiet. Other than that in the 3 nights I stayed there I killed 3 small roaches. I reported the incident to the front desk but they claim they never seen roaches there before (of course, what where they going to say). The place is very old and it used to be a hospital. When I walked in the 5th floor I could immediately tell that it was a maternity ward. Certainly not the look and feel of a normal hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Anyone that has a problem with this hotel obviously did not notice the price per night. This place is exactly what we were looking for. Quiet, clean and cheap. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. I've paid far more and gotten far less from many other hotels over the years. The only thing resembling an old hospitals is the hallways which are super wide. Not a bad thing at all in my opinion ;)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is was a former hospital! When we booked this hotel we had no idea about that. When we arrived the outside looked already strange for hotel. The lobby was ok. But as soon when you step out of the elevator you know that something is horribly wrong. The hotel rooms are former patient rooms. The rooms look grey and dark. The shower was in horrible condition and mold - infested. Never again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This place is a converted hospital and it still has that hospital/retirement home smell. Yuck! We were just passing through and catching an early flight the next morning so we booked it last second on Hotels.com. How it rated a 3.7 on there I have no idea. We went out and bought a candle at the near by Walmart to burn in our room all night. The bathroom was functional and hadn't been changed from when it was a hospital. The beds were HORRIBLE! I sat on the edge of one and could feel the springs in the thing. I would have had more comfort from a folded sheet for a pillow then what they had on those beds. I slept in the middle of the other bed because both sides were broken down.
We didn't stay for the free breakfast the following morning because as I mentioned we had to catch an early flight. Not that it could have made much of a difference. I slept better sitting up on my Southwest flight then at this place.
It is not worth more the $40 a night if you're going to stay there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We booked this hotel through Hotels.com. From the description it looked like a chic little boutique hotel. It said it was three stars, which all we needed.
However, upon arrival we learned that the hotel is run by a Christian Missionary group called One Hope. While I admire the work they do for others, they were utterly untruthful in their representation of their hotel.
There was Christian music playing and plaques containing words of scripture throughout: I am Jewish, and therefore this was extremely uncomfortable - I would never have knowingly chosen to stay in a religious hotel.
We decided to just stay since we were only there to sleep, but when we went to the room, the bed was unmade and the room smelled of urine.
Additionally, the hotel is in fact a converted hospital, so it feels very institutional and quite creepy.
So, to sum up, if you're looking for a dumpy Christian youth hostel environment, this is the place. If you're looking for a clean, basic hotel, stay as far away from the Forum as possible.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Reserved 2 rooms Friday Feb 22 to Sat Feb 23. Rooms on the 3rd floor the first night were adequate but not very clean. In particular, the carpets and sofa were dirty and stained. The bathroom was ok in one room, but dirty in the other.

The second night, we had a room on the 5th floor. Upon entering the room, there was a strong musty odor, like mold or mildew. We went to the front desk to ask to switch to another room, but the clerk said the hotel was full. The attitude of the front desk clerk was about as far from "christian" as you can get. Would not recommend this at all.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Ok if nothing else available. It is clean. Beds in our room were poor - one very soft, and the other so soft it was bouncy. They need to be replaced. When we checked in there was no tv remote in room and one of the bedside lights was missing a light bulb. I had to go down to front desk to get remote, and we did not get bulb until next day. Without the bulb the room was quite dim. There is ample hot water in the sink if you run it for a while, but even after running the shower (which was not exactly a strong stream of water) the shower was barely lukewarm. We complained. It was slightly better the next day but not much. And, when we returned in the evening, we found that the person dealing with the water problem had left our door open. Luckily, nothing was taken. On the good side, there is one computer available for guest use so we could print out a boarding pass. There are no amenities other than soap, which was not even in our room when we arrived. We had to go down to front desk to get it. There is a weak hair dryer in the room. Ample towels including hand towel and bathmat. Located right next to I-95 but we did not hear traffic at all. A little tricky to find in the dark. You need to get off at Atlantic Ave going east. Turn right at Dixie Highway. Go two or three lights to SW3rd St. Then do not take the first left (road is very poorly lit) but keep going and you will see a sign for an office park at left side of road. Go in there. That is where the hotel is.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
The Forum Hotel Pompano Beach
The Forum Hotel
Address: 600 SW Third St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Location: United States > Florida > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Specialty lodging in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Forum 3*
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