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“Checked in and then checked right back out” 1 of 5 stars
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The Forum
3.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   600 SW Third St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060   |  
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Brooksville, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Checked in and then checked right back out”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We have stayed at the forum one other time and had a positive experience. However, this last time was less than positive. We arrived 10 minutes before 3 (check in time), our room was not ready and would be ready within 20 minutes--which was fine. After about 25 minutes we were told our room was ready. We had reserved a king sized bed on line at the hotel's website-NOT a third party site. We got to the room and it had a double bed, so my husband went down to the desk and asked to be changed to a king room, which was what we had reserved. All he got was a run around, after being completely ignored for 15 minutes, no rooms available, well room was available but for more money etc, etc, etc. Long story short, we checked out and will not stay at the Forum again. what good is a reservation when it is not going to be honored?

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Orlando, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Pompano Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Forum 3*
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